from Rs49500

Overland Lower Mustang

Trip Rating

Review

Days/ Duration

07 nights 08 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

12 To 16 people

Season

Mar to Dec

Location

Nepal

Meeting Point

Pokhara

Skill Level

Physically & Mentally Fit

Accommodation

Hotels / Guesthouse

Weather

Moderate weather

Starting From Heart

Rs49500

Overview

Mustang is one of the most remote area on earth, hidden by the mighty Himalayas and the formidable Tibetan plateau it was unexplored by the outside world for a long time and only opened for tourism in the form of trekking in 1985.  till very recently a long trek through the high mountains was the only way to reach till here. Now new roads are being build and the area is gradually opening up with development of infrastructure.

Travel with us on a 4×4 adventure to experience the land beyond the Himalayas and discover its untouched century old socio- cultural practices, historically rich archeological sites and magnificent landscapes throughout the rain shadow region in the Overland tour to the pristine land of Mustang the
FORBIDDEN KINGDON

The Tour starts in Pokhara and covers –  Pokhara – Kalopani – Muktinath – Kagbeni – Tatopani – Pokhara

Highlight

•450 Kms drive from Pokhara to Pokhara
•Drive through the beautiful landscape of Nepal to Lower Mustang.
•Experience mini Tibet in Nepal.
•Visit the picturesque areas including magnificent barren landscapes ancient
caves, century old monasteries and many other archaeological sites.
•Experience the Himalaya views from its backyard.
•Visit the Hot water spring in Tatopani
•Visit Muktinath important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist.
•Journey through the Kaligandaki George, the world deepest.
•Take a tour in the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Altitude of place of stay

  • Pokhara – 882 Meters
  • Kalopani – 3600 Meters
  • Muktinath – 3800 Meters
  • Jomsom – 2743 Meters
  • Tatopani – 1500 Meters

Itinerary


Day 1 | Reach Pokhara
Arrival in Pokhara, day free for local leisure. In the evening catch up with the Team for trip briefings and question and answer session.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 | Pokhara to Kalopani (2480 m) (127 Km) 5Hrs.
After an early breakfast, leave Pokhara and drive towards Beni (70 KM) on the Baglung Highway. This section of the drive provides fantastic mountain vistas, picturesque terraced farmlands and an opportunity to walk on one of Nepal’s famous suspension bridges. At Mal Dhunga, leave the main highway by taking the right trail and follow a dusty graveled path all the way to Beni, it is located on the confluence of Kali Ghandaki and Myagdi rivers at an altitude of 799 M. From here, the road is unpaved and dusty with potholes in several places. Unpaved, gravelled rough road poses a real challenge for drives and makes it more difficult with the occasional river crossings. Ascend gradually through the Kali Gandiki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. There is a continuous change in the topography with every twist and turn until at Tatopani and on to the villages to Dana, Ghasa, Tukuche and Kalopani
Overnight at Kalopani

Day 3 | Kalopani to Muktinath (3,750 m) (51 Km) 3Hrs
After an early breakfast, set out on the trail by following the Kali Gandaki River. Enroute, there are fantastic views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tukuche (6920m), and Nilgiri (7061m). As we pass between the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Mountain range, a dramatic change in vegetation is witnessed from green forests, to dry arid desert. It takes gradual acclimatizing with the Surrounding. Continue the ride towards Jomsom through the dusty gravelled “off” road passing smaller settlements and apple orchards. This day’s journey is a tough one but the scenic views of the rugged landscape, beautiful cascading waterfalls, orange and apple orchards, scattered roadside villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries. From here continue ride passing through the village on the desert plateau brings us to Muktinath “Place of Salvation”. Upon arrival at Muktinath we check in to the guest house. In evening visit Muktinath Temple. A sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists and is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La (5416 m Pass).
Overnight at Muktinath

Day 4 | In Muktinath.
In Muktinath, explore the temple town of Muktinath and its surroundings.

Day 5 | Muktinath to Jomsom (2,743 m) ( 30 Kms )
Take an offroad trail till the quiet hill town of Jomsom. Explore the area en-route.

Day 6 | Jomsom to Tatopani ( 57 Kms / 4 Hrs )
Early breakfast and continue drive further 55 kilometres, about 2 hours to Tatopani via Kalopani and Marpha Village. It is a pleasant relief to be able to tackle the roughest section of the journey in the early morning. Descend to Tatopani, There is a continuous change in the topography with every twist and turn until at Tatopani. “Tato” means ‘hot’ and “Pani” means ‘water’, a name earned courtesy of the hot springs and is a popular place for traveller to relax and dip their weary bodies in the natural hot springs. Upon arrival at Tatopani take a relaxing dip in the Hot Springs located nearby. ( Charges applicable** – collected by locals). Day free for leisure on arrival.

Day 07 | Tatopani to Pokhara (103 Km) 5 Hrs
After breakfast leisurely drive to Pokhara back to the settlement of Jaleswor located close to the river and then continue on to beni. After a quick stop for a quick, set out following the trail along the river and the after about an hour meet the main highway at Maldhunga and then continue of the metalled road to Pokhara which is reached in about 2 ½ hours. Upon arrival at Pokhara we check in to the hotel.

Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the Lakeside Bazaar.

Day 08 | End of Trip
Leave from Pokhara to Bhairawa/Sunauli border via Tansen and see off the group at the Sunauli border.

Thing to do extra


– Authentic Local Food

–  Wild Life Safari

–  Historical Temple Visit

–  Paragliding

–  Boating and Rafting

– Hiking in the mountains

– Meditation and yoga

– Visit local market

– Photography

– Off-road Trail Drive

Food and Meal


Meals Included in the Tour – Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast – Our daily breakfast will be at the hotels where we stay.

Lunch – Lunch is not included in the tour package and will be on direct payment basis. For lunches we will stop at the best available food joints that are on our route.

Dinner – Our daily dinner will be at the hotels where we stay. Dinner in Pokhara is not included in the package as there are lots of good local restaurants in Pokhara where you can go out and enjoy a meal.

Type of Stay – Standard Tour 

Day 1 : Pokhara | Kugti Resort / Similar
Day 2 : Kalopani | Guesthouse
Day 3 : Muktinath | Guesthouse
Day 4 : Muktinath | Guesthouse
Day 5 : Jomsom | Guesthouse
Day 6 : Tatopani | Guesthouse
Day 7 : Pokhara | Kugti Resort / Similar

Type of Stay – Deluxe Tour 


Day 1 : Pokhara | Hotel Landmark / Similar
Day 2 : Kalopani | Lodge / Guesthouse
Day 3 : Muktinath | Guesthouse
Day 4 : Muktinath | Guesthouse
Day 5 : Jomsom | Guesthouse
Day 6 : Tatopani | Hotel
Day 7 : Pokhara | Hotel Landmark / Similar

Getting there


STARTS AND END POINT OF TOUR

The Tour starts and ends in Pokhara in Nepal.

If you are not travelling in your own SUV. To reach Pokhara ( PKR ) you can take a flight from Kathmandu ( KTM ) , or take a cab from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Mustang is an High altitude area.

Good Physical fitness is required for this tour,

please see your physician before planning for the trip as.

Including the package cost

1. 07 Nights accommodation in Hotels / Guesthouses on twin / double share basis of rooms, or as per plan.
2. Breakfast & Dinner for duration of tour ( Except Dinner in Pokhara )
3. All entry fees as per itinerary.
4. All government and local taxes.
5. Accompanying team with backup vehicle from Pokhara to Pokhara  ( additional lead vehicle for large groups )
6. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
7. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Guide throughout the tour.
8. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
9. Vehicle assistance / towing where ever required.
10.Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee of approx. US $ 30.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
11.Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) fee of US $ 10.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)

Not including the cost


  1. Stay for extra days if any ( we can make bookings for you )
  2. Flights to the destination.
  3. Lunches for duration of the trip.
  4. Dinner not at Pokhara 
  5. Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if Any outside the venue)
  6. Midway snacks.
  7. Extra luggage Jeep ( If any )
  8. Any damage/fine/ cost.
  9. Any damages /fine/ Insurance
  10. Toll Tax if any.
  11. Fuel for your vehicles.
  12. Custom duty for Vehicles entering Nepal from India.
  13. Nepal VISA for foreigners ( Indians do not need a VISA but must carry a valid identity proof in original with them )
  14. Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
  15. Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
  16. Any activity apart from mentioned ones.
  17. Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
  18. Any medical expenses incurred during the trip or travel insurance
  19. Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  20. Insurance for or against accidents, loss of life, theft etc.

Costing

STANDARD TOUR – Stay in Bag-pack accommodation
COSTING PER PERSON
Applicable Cost with Own SUV Rs 49500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
Single Room Supplement Rs 24000 per Single Room
Seat In SUV Basis ( Team SUV ) Rs 79500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
Seat In Local 4×4 SUV in Nepal – Mahindra Bolero Rs 89500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
 
DELUXE TOUR – Stay in Hotels
COSTING PER PERSON
Applicable Cost with Own SUV Rs 79500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
Single Room Supplement Rs 44000 per Single Room
Seat In SUV Basis ( Team SUV ) Rs 109500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
Seat In Local 4×4 SUV in Nepal – Toyota / Mistibushi  / Nissan Rs 119500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
 
PREMIUM TOUR – Stay in Hotels
COSTING PER PERSON
Applicable Cost with Own SUV Rs 109500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
Single Room Supplement Rs 54000 per Single Room
Seat In SUV Basis ( Team SUV ) Rs 129500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
Seat In Local 4×4 SUV in Nepal – Toyota / Mistibushi  / Nissan Rs 139500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
 

 

Note
– Costing is based on minimum 10 Travelling pax
– Sharing jeep cost is based on 4 pax per vehicle for Standard & 3 per pax for Deluxe & Premium  Tour.
– In case of road block / land slides or any natural calamity if the trip has to be extended for an few days additional charges will be applicable for accommodation , guides / vehicle and permits. This amount will be collected on spot by the accompanying guide.

If you are planning to be driven around for the Upper Mustang tour your can choose from a variety of vehicles from the basic Mahindra Bolero to Mahindra Scorpio or old Toyota Land cruisers all of which are 4×4 vehicles and suitable for the drive to Mustang. The drivers are all locals and highly experienced for offroad driving in the mountainous terrain.

For Standard Tours the vehicle will be Mahindra Bolero – 04 pax in vehicle

For Deluxe Tours the vehicle will be – Toyota Land Cruiser or Mahindra Scorpio or Nissan SUV – 03 Pax in vehicle

Things to carry – some esencials 

Clothing

1:   1 / 2 Jeans
2:   1 / 2 Cargo pant
3:   2 / 4 Full sleeve shirt
4:   3 / 4 T- Shirts
5:   1 / 2  Sweatshirt / Sweater / Fleece
6:   1 Warm Jacket
7:    Slippers / Sandals
8:    Night suit.( if u use )
9:    Raincoat / Poncho
10:  Cap / Hat / Warm Cap
11:  Warm Gloves
12:  Warm Muffler
13:  2 / 3 Cotton Socks and Warm Socks
14:  Towel  ( lightweight )

 

Miscellaneous / personal items

1:   Sunscreen Lotion
2:   Lip Guard / Care
3:   Body Lotion
4:   Paper Soap
5:   Face Wash / Soap / Shampoo / Oil / Deo / Comb etc.
6:  Sunglasses
7:  Toothpaste / Toothbrush
8: Binocular
9: Pocket/Swiss knife
10 : Reading materials
11 : Camera
12 : Small camping stove and gas with some sugar and coffee ( not mandatory )
13 : Personal Medicine
14 : Water Bottles

 

For Your 4X4 / SUV / MUV

Before riding check your 4X4/suv/muv            ( Very Important )
(engine oil, all cables, all nut and bolts,  tire-tube, Coolant, Brake, Belts,Headlights, complete services  if you need etc.)

1:  Extra Engine Oil  ( 2 Litre )
2:  Extra  Tire’s Tube
3:  Extra Bulb
4:  Jerry Cans 20 ltr  For Fuel
5:  Complete Tool Kit
6:  Feviquick / M-Seal
7:  Air Pump
8:  Jack
9:  Tow Strap / Tow Rope
10:  Fuel Siphon / Pipe
11:  Battery Jumper Cables
12: Tire Patch Kit
13: Duct tape
14: Trapal ( Use to make various shelters as needed to protect your camp from sun or rain )
16:  Vehicle Papers ( Registration /  Insurance  / Pollution )

Durations

07 Nights / 08 Days

Month

June
May
October
September

Tour's Location

Nepal

FAQs

How bad is Altitude Sickness in Mustang, and what can I do to avoid, or treat it?
Mustang is a high altitude area many visitors from low-altitude areas may suffer from altitude sickness. Most people suffer minor effects of altitude sickness only, which include headache, loss of appetite, and a tendency to have no energy until their bodies adjust to the high terrain. This adjustment can take anywhere from a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to Tibet, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. Being healthy and in good shape before you arrive in Mustang will help greatly. It is also recommended that you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Once arriving in Tibet, walk slowly and take deep breaths. Your tour guide will be there to offer help and suggestions.
Can you book a hotel for me?
Yes, sure we can book hotel stay for you for your pre and post tour days.
What is your cancellation policy?
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/ unavoidable reasons we must be informed in written. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive mail in written and cancellation charges would be as follows:
• Once the booking is confirmed – 25% of the tour/service cost.
• 15 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
• 07 days prior to arrival – 75% of the tour/service cost.
• Less than 72 hours or no show – NO REFUNDS
Can you send us the final itinerary before we book the tour?
Yes we always send the tour program before you book.
Note - as we travel in the Himalayas at time if necessary we have to make changes in the itinerary due to snow fall / road closure or any other natural calamity that is beyond our control.
How do we communicate with other team mates when where is no mobile signal en-route
We provide walki-talki sets for communication to all travelling vehicles, so there we can have uninterrupted communication.
Is basis first aid available with the team
The accompanying team carries with it basis first aid, Oxygen for emergency use
Can I use ATM and credit cards during the trip?
ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Jomsom. Above that, you need cash payments for various service you need.
What is the likely temperature and weather during the trip?
The weather in mountains cannot be predicted, generally in summers the temperature is in range of 10 to 20 degrees in the higher reached. In the plains of Nepal expect warm weather.

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