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Overland Mustang – Tiji Festival Drive

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

13 nights 14 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

16 people





Meeting Point


Skill Level

Physically & Mentally Fit


Hotels / Guesthouse


Moderate weather

Starting From Heart



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

The Tour starts in Delhi and covers – Chisapani – Pokhara – Kalopani – Muktinath – Chhusang – Lo Mathang – Kagbeni – Tatopani – Lumbini


  • 3172 Kms drive from Delhi – Lo Manthang – Delhi
  • Drive through the beautiful landscape of Nepal to Lo Manthan.
  • 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.
  • Observe the Mustang Tiji festival on 16 May.
  • Visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha the holy town of Lumbini.

Altitude of place of stay

  • Chisapani – 200 Meters
  • Pokhara – 882 Meters
  • Kalapani – 3600 Meters
  • Muktinath – 3800 Meters
  • Chhusang – 3212 Meters
  • Lo-Mangthang – 3840 Meters
  • Kagbeni – 2900 Meters
  • Lumbini – 150 Meters


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. Visit the holy town of Muktinath and 108 taps dedicated to lord Vishnun. 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 7 | Muktinath to Lo-Mangthang ( 61 Kms / 3 Hrs )
Post breakfast we drive to Chhusang village, we drive drive along the Kaligandaki river and explore the local area. The landscape in this area is mesmerizing and there will be lots of opportunities for photo stops en-route. Later cross Kaligandaki river after Chhusang ( a new bridge is nearing completion near here, it may be ready by the time we reach ) then climb up to Ghami village. the monastery of Mustang Lo Gager Ghar Gompa which is very important monastery in Mustang, also visit Lo-mangthang city, “Jampa Gompa” the 15th century monastery also known as the “God house’, “Thubchen Gompa” a huge, red assembly hall and gompa built in the late 15th century, “Chodey Gompa”, now the main city gompa and  Museum.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8 | Lo-Mathang  
Early morning, we drive towards the Nepal / Tibet Border and return back by lunch. Other activities during day time.
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 9 | Lo-Mathang to Jomsom ( 60 Kms / 4 Hrs )

Start the journey back to Pokhra, we drive down the mountains and again cross Kaligandaki river near Chhusang village to reach Kagbeni near Muktinath.
Overnight stay at Guesthouse

Day 10 | Jomsom to Tatopani ( 55 Kms / 3 Hrs )
Post breakfast drive towards Tatopani, Tatopani is a small town where you can experience the natural hot spearing and local activities.
Overnight stay at Guesthouse

Day 11 |  Tatopani to Pokhara ( 103 Kms / 5 Hrs )
After early breakfast we drive off to Pokhra. spend the evening near Phewa lakeside.
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 12 | Pokhara to Lumbini ( 203 Kms / 7 Hrs )
After early breakfast we drive off to Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha. Visit the temple complex at Lumbini.
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 13 |  Lumbini to Lucknow ( 300 Kms / 6 Hrs )
Today we enter back into Indian from Nepal, continue with drive to Lucknow for overnight stay.
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 14 |  Lucknow to Delhi ( 536 Kms / 7 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 & Lo-mathang 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 – 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 : Lo-Mangthang | Hotel
Day 8 : Lo-Mangthang | Hotel
Day 9 : Jomsom | Guesthouse
Day 10 : Tatopani | Guesthouse
Day 11 : Pokhara | Hotel
Day 12 : Lumbini | Hotel
Day 13 : Lucknow | Hotel

Getting there


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

Starting venue will update 10 days before start.


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.

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. 13 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 Lunch to Last Day BF ( Except Dinner at Pokhara & Lo Mustang).
  3. All entry fees as per itinerary.
  4. Upper Mustang Restricted area permit fee.
  5. All government and local taxes.
  6. Accompanying team with backup vehicle from Delhi to Delhi. ( additional lead vehicle for large groups )
  7. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
  8. Walkie-Talkie sets for communication between cars
  9. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Guide throughout the tour.
  10. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  11. Vehicle assistance / towing where ever required.
  12. Accompanying Nepal Govt authorized Sherpa Guide including the cost for his meals, accommodations and daily allowances.
  13. Special Permit to visit Upper Mustang fee of US $ 500.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  14. Special Permit to visit Upper Mustang fee for Indian Nationals of INR 34375.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  15. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee of approx. US $ 30.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  16. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee for Indian Nationals of approx. INR 625.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  17. Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) fee of US $ 10.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  18. 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 the trip.
  4. Dinner not at main City, like Pokhara – Lo-mathang 
  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.

Price / Dates & Availability

With your own SUV Contact for details
Seat in SUV basis Contact for details
Single Room supplement Contact for details
Date – Fixed Departure 21 May’2022 to 03 June’2022

Things to carry – some esencials 


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 )


13 Nights / 14 Days



Tour's Location



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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