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Overland Lower Mustang Drive

Trip Rating

Review

Days/ Duration

12 nights 13 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

16 people

Season

April to October

Location

Nepal

Meeting Point

Delhi

Skill Level

Physically & Mentally Fit

Accommodation

Hotels / Guesthouse

Weather

Moderate weather

Starting From Heart

Rs59500

Overview

The Mustang region of Nepal was once an isolated and independent Tibetan kingdom. Now part of Nepal, it nevertheless retains a rugged and mystical reputation. Divided into Lower and Upper, these different parts of Mustang are connected yet also quite different. They offer different attractions for the visitor, in terms of accessibility, landscape, culture and cost.  Our Drive takes us till Muktinath in Lower Mustang which is beyond the Himalayas but below the Tibetien Plateau

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 beyond the Himalayas

The Tour starts in Delhi and covers – Chisapani – Pokhara – Kalopani – Muktinath – Tatopani – Pokhara – Kathmandu – Chitwan – Lucknow

Highlight

  • 2700 Kms drive from Delhi – Muktinath – Delhi
  • Drive through the beautiful landscape of Nepal to Muktinath.
  • Visit the picturesque areas including magnificent barren landscapes ancient caves, century old monasteries and many other archeological sites.
  • Experience the Himalaya views from its backyard.
  • Visit the Hotwater 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.
  • Visit Kathmandu

 

Altitude of place of stay

  • Chisapani – 200 Meters
  • Pokhara – 882 Meters
  • Kalapani – 3600 Meters
  • Muktinath – 3800 Meters
  • Kathmandu – 1400 Meters
  • Chitwan – 450 Meters

Itinerary


Day 1 | Delhi to Nepal Border  ( 357 Kms / 9 Hrs )
Our drive starts from Delhi Team Planet Way Round will meet you at the pre-decided venue in Delhi ( NCR ) and we will start our journey towards Nepal from here. Our stay on day one will be in Nepal.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 | Border town to Bardiya wildlife sanctuary ( 171 Kms / 5 Hrs )
Post breakfast we start our drive towards Bardiya wildlife sanctuary , we pass through some areas of National parks where we can see wildlife on our journey while driving along the river. Reach Pokhara in evening.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 | Bardiya to Pokhara ( 422 Kms / 10 Hrs )
Post breakfast we start our drive towards Pokhara, drive along Rapti river en-route where we can spot river crocodiles and other wildlife from a distance. Reach Pokhara in evening.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 | In Pokhara
In Pokhara, day free for local sightseeing. Visit local attractions.
( You can also join the group over here if you are not travelling with your own SUV )
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 | Pokhara to Kalopani ( 126 Kms/ 6 Hrs drive )
After breakfast at Hotel, we start our journey to Mustang. We drive west to the town of Beni and then follow the Kali Gandaki River. The road after Beni is off-road. The Kali Gandaki valley is the world’s deepest gorge, between Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m) Himalaya. Reach Kalopani and check in at guesthouse.
Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 6 | Kalopani to Muktinath  ( 49 Kms / 3 Hrs )
Post breakfast drive towards Muktinath enroute cross the villages of Ghasa and Marpha and explore the apple farming of Marpha Village and Jomsom local market. Later drive on to Muktinath.
Overnight stay at Guesthouse

Day 7 | In Muktinath 
Visit the holy town of Muktinath and 108 taps dedicated to lord Vishnun. The Muktinath Temple is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Hindus call this sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which literally means “Place of Salvation” and this temple is considered to be the 105th among the available 108 Divya Desam. The ancient name of this place, before the Buddhist origin, was known as Thiru Saligramam.  Also visit Jal Devi where you can see the natural fire (Natural gas), the local town of Muktinath, Buddhist monastery in Jharkot with incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche Peak.
Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 8 | Muktinath to Derchok ( 270 Kms / 9 Hrs )
After early breakfast we drive off to Pokhara, enroute visit the hot water springs at Tatopani. spend the evening near Phewa lakeside.
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 9 |  Derchok to Kathmandu  ( 104 Kms / 3 Hrs )
After early breakfast we drive off to Kathmandu, in the after noon visit Durbar Square or Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Also visit Pashupatinath Temple.
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 10 | Kathmandu to Chitwan ( 170 Kms / 5 Hrs )
Drive to Chitwan, Chitwan National Park is famous for its biodiversity, One horn rhinos and the Bengal Tiger.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 | In Chitwan 
In Chitwan, you can go for safaris at Chitwan National Park, or relax at the Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12 | Chitwan to Lucknow ( 460 Kms / 10 Hrs )
Today we enter back into Indian from Nepal, continue with drive to Lucknow for overnight stay.
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 13 |  Lucknow to Delhi ( 536 Kms / 8 hrs )
Post breakfast drive to Delhi, today is one of the longest drive of the tour on our way to home. The new network of expressways in UP make the mile crunching an easy task. Reach Delhi and end of tour.

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 & Kathmandu are not included in the package as there are lots of good local restaurants in both cities where you can go out and enjoy a meal.

Type of Stay – Hotels & Guesthouse


Day 1 : Nepal Border Town | Hotel
Day 2 : Bardiya | Hotel
Day 3 : Pokhara | Hotel
Day 4 : Pokhara | Hotel
Day 5 : Kalopani | Guesthouse
Day 6 : Muktinath | Guesthouse
Day 7 : Muktinath | Guesthouse
Day 8 :  Pokhara | Hotel
Day 09 : Kathmandu | Hotel
Day 10 : Chitwan | Hotel
Day 11 : Chitwan | Hotel
Day 12 : Lucknow | Hotel

Getting there


STARTS AND END POINT OF TOUR

The Tour starts and ends in Delhi for those with their own vehicles.

Starting venue will update 10 days before start.

or

Take a flight, if  join as share Seat guest.   (Airport Delhi ( DEL )

You can also join us at 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.

Lower – 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. 12 Nights accommodation in Hotels / Guesthouses on twin / double share basis of rooms, or as per plan.
  2. Breakfast &  Dinner for duration of tour Starts from Day 1 to Last Day BF ( Except Dinner at Pokhara & Kathmandu ).
  3. All entry fees as per itinerary.
  4. All government and local taxes.
  5. Accompanying team with backup vehicle from Delhi to Delhi. ( additional lead vehicle for large groups )
  6. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
  7. Walkie-Talkie sets for communication between cars
  8. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Guide throughout the tour.
  9. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  10. Vehicle assistance / towing where ever required.
  11. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee of approx. US $ 30.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  12. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee for Indian Nationals of approx. INR 625.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  13. Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) fee of US $ 10.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  14. Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) fee for Indian Nationals of INR 190.00 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 tour
  4. Dinner in Pokhara & Kathmandu.   
  5. Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if Any outside the venue)
  6. Midway snacks.
  7. Any Safaris at Chitwan National Park
  8. Extra luggage Jeep ( If any )
  9. Any damage/fine/ cost.
  10. Any damages /fine/ Insurance
  11. Toll Tax if any.
  12. Fuel for your vehicles.
  13. Custom duty for Vehicles entering Nepal from India.
  14. Nepal VISA for foreigners ( Indians do not need a VISA but must carry a valid identity proof in original with them )
  15. Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
  16. Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
  17. Any activity apart from mentioned ones.
  18. Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
  19. Any medical expenses incurred during the trip or travel insurance
  20. Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  21. Insurance for or against accidents, loss of life, theft etc.

Price / Dates & Availability

PAX COST
With your own SUV Rs 59500 per person on twin / Double share basis of room
Seat in SUV basis Contact for details
Single Room supplement Rs  41500 per single room
GST EXTRA ON BILLING Minimum group size 10 travelling pax / 16 Max

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

12 Nights / 13 Days

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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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