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Overland Lower Mustang & Manang – Nepal

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

11 nights 12 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

10 To 16 people


April - October



Meeting Point


Skill Level

Physically & Mentally Fit


Hotels / Guesthouse


Moderate weather

Starting From Heart



Road trip to Mustang and Manang is a lifetime dream for the traveller. Trekkers take several days to enjoy this magnificent beauty. Now, Manang
lets you experience the nomadic land of Annapurna Circuit on an Adventure vehicle and motorcycle. The smile of people and the Himalayas with every track ride is something not to miss making the ride more special. On this tour, you will ride from the turmeric road to the dust and stone road. Furthermore, you will witness the scenery of Annapurna, Nilgiri , and Tilicho Range.

Road trip to Mustang and Manang offers you the chance to ride through the hills of Nepal. During the trip, you experience a sense of freedom and being close to nature, as you make your way to the said destination. An adventure Road trip to Mustang  and Manang you come across some of the most beautiful places that are of both religious and cultural significance and numerous natural attractions.


• Explore picturesque settlements like Jomsom, Kagbeni, Muktinath & Manang.
• Drive through one of the deepest gorge in the world, Kaligandaki
• Stay at the beautiful, ancient and culturally rich villages and guest houses.
• Explore the restricted and isolated area of Annapurna Conservation Area with a special permit.
• Visit the famous religious pilgrimage centre of Muktinath
• Breath taking views of the Himalayas, hills, rivers, and streams throughout the journey.
• Offroad drive on Gravel paths to Manang & beyond.
• Total drive from start point to end – 1650 Kms approx

Altitude of place of stay

•Lucknow – 123 Meters
•Siddarthnagar – 370 Meters
•Pokhara – 882 Meters
•Kalopani – 2400 Meters
•Muktinath – 3800 Meters
•Tatopani – 3210 meters
•Pokhara – 1022 meters
•Besishar – 1200 meters
•Manang – 3600 meters
•Bhartang – 3000 meters
•Bandipur – 800 meters


Day 01| Arrive in Lucknow.
Reach Lucknow on own, our team will meet you at your hotel of stay, evening briefings & get to know each other over Dinner.

Day 2 | Lucknow to Siddarthpur ( Nepal ) ( 329 Kms / 8 Hrs )
After breakfast start the drive to Siddarthpur via Ayodhaya from Sonali border we will enter Nepal after clearing customs formality. Overnight stay at Siddarthpur in Nepal.

Day 3 | Siddarthpur to Pokhara ( 180 Kms )
Morning start the drive to Pokhara, Pokhara is an pictures town at 884 meters above
sea level and is an ideal vacationer’s paradise. With its crystal-clear lakes, magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountain Range, and bustling but quaint lakeside Bazar, it is a major tourist attraction. Upon arrival at Pokhara check in to the hotel and after resting for a while free for the sightseeing tour.

Day 04 | Drive Pokhara to Kalopani.
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, which is located at the confluence of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi rivers at an altitude of 799 M. From here, the road is unpaved and dusty with potholes in several places. Unpaved, graveled rough road poses a real challenge for drives and makes it more difficult with the occasional river crossings.

Ascend gradually through the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. There is a continuous change in the topography with every twist and turn until Tatopani.

Day 05 | Drive Kalopani to Muktinath.
After an early breakfast, set out on the trail by following the Kali Gandaki River and passing Villages to Dana, Ghasa, Tukuche, and Kalopani. En route, there are fantastic views of 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 to the surroundings. 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, and ancient Buddhist monasteries all make it ‘One Hell of a Ride”. From here continue the 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. Late PM: 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).

Day 06 | Drive Muktinath to Tatopani.
After a leisurely breakfast ride down to Kagbeni (2800 m) which is the gateway to Upper Mustang. Kagbeni at an altitude of 2840m is a fascinating medieval village with closely packed mud brick houses, dark alleys, and imposing chortens lying along the trekking route and is the gateway to Upper Mustang. This village also boasts a Monastery. From Kagbeni continue to drive to Jomsomand on to Marpha Village. Here we stop for Lunch. Marpha is famous for its apple orchards and apple products. After lunch ride another 2 hours to Tatopani. “Tato” means ‘hot’ and “Pani” means ‘water’, a name earned courtesy of the hot springs and is a popular place for trekkers to relax and dip their weary bodies in the natural hot springs. Upon arrival at Tatopani, we check in to the Lodge. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore the
village or dip their weary bodies in the natural hot springs.

Day 07 | Drive Tatopani to Basishar.
Descend from Tatopani to Pokhara and then on to Beshishar the gateway to Manang. With the subtropical atmosphere and deciduous backwoods, Besisahar is the passage to the celebrated Annapurna Range journey.

Day 08 | Besishar to Manang.
After breakfast, we will continue our journey around 34 km to Jagat. It is an undulating climb on a dusty road. we will hike a bike through a steep, rocky, trail crossing the villages. we will continue riding throughout the Marsyangdi river bank for Manang.

Wonderful experience of subtropical forest mixed with arid barren landscapes, lots of old Buddhist monasteries, rich culture, as well as the breathtaking beauty of the Manang and Marsyangdi Valleys and high peaks Himalayas. They also say a piece of heaven falls in the Manang district. you can expect amazing scenery throughout the tour. we will be traveling 63 k of offroad trails at an altitude of 3519 meters to Manang. you can expect amazing scenery throughout the tour. we will have an overnight stay in the guesthouse at Manang.

Manang village is a hidden treasure of Nepal. The high peaks around Mustang halt the rainy clouds to enter the territory of Manang which causes the low rainfall in this region. This is the barren land of Nepal, also known as the Desert of Nepal. It feels like heaven to be here, the astounding sceneries and local lifestyle consolidate more beauty to this rural land. Compared to other nearby regions, Manang is more wealthy due to the incredible natural resources, artifacts, herbs and gems, culture, and traditions.

There are many monasteries in the Manang region. The influence of ancient Tibetan Buddhism practices and devotion can be seen in this place. Manang is the real heaven of Nepal. The local settlement, mountains, and glaciers, the surrounding make an unforgettable experience in this wonderland.

Day 09 |Visit Manang, After Lunch Drive Back to Bhartang (Agro Manang – Farmhouse).
After breakfast, Explore the pristine Gangapurna Lake and Manang Bazar. Gangapurna lake is very close to Manang, which takes around an hour to walk. The lake is attractively blue because of the sedimentation of water from Gangapurna Glacier. It says beautiful views come only after a hard walk, the walk from Manang to this stunning Gangapurna Lake and surrounding views prove it. Back to Manang for lunch and ride back to Bhartang 25 Km via the same route. Bhartang is a small village before Chame. At 2650 m above sea level and with the magnificent fusion of numerous mountain peaks, glaciers, passes, valleys, and human settlement make it a wonderful place.

Day 10 | Drive Bhartang (Agro Manang – Farmhouse) to Bandipur.
After breakfast, we will continue our journey. we will be traveling offroad trails along with some amazing scenery and the welcoming nature of the sherpas who are the local residents. after traveling the whole day, we will have an overnight stay in Bandipur. It is one of Nepal’s most beautiful yet astonishingly less traveled hilltop settlements, historically Bandipur was an important stop on the India–Tibet trade route for centuries. Overnight at the old Inn resort, the 18th-century buildings are well-preserved and motorized. Vehicles are not allowed in the village; it is nice and quiet.

Day 11 | Bandipur to Gorakhpur ( 258 Kms )
Drive back to Indian vis Sonali border, overnight stay at Gorakhpur.

Day 12 | End of Tour
It’s the end of the trip, continue with drive for onward journey.

Thing to do extra

– Authentic Local Food

–  Wild Life Safari

–  Historical Temple Visit

–  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 2 : Siddarthnagar – MOURYA HOTEL / SIMILAR
Day 9 : Manang – HOTEL NEW YAK / SIMILAR
Day 10 : Village – AGRO FARMS
Day 11 : Bandipur – OLD INN RESORT / SIMILAR
Day 12 : Gorakhpur – CLARKS / SIMILAR

Getting there


The Tour starts at Lucknow and ends in Gorakhpur. 

For those coming by flight can reach Lucknow by Air – Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

Manang & Mustang are 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.
  2. Breakfast & Dinner Lunch & duration of tour Starts from Day 1 Lunch to Last Day BF.
  3. Midway Tea & Coffee for duration of trip.
  4. On road guidance, leadership & navigation.
  5. Permits as per itinerary.
  6. Accompanying team with backup vehicle from Lucknow to Gorakhpour.
  7. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
  8. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Guide throughout the tour.
  9. Accompanying Doctor with the group.
  10. Training for 4×4 driving & tips as and when required.
  11. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee of approx. US $ 30.00 per person.(Subject to change without prior notice)
  12. 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. Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if Any outside the venue)
  4. Vehicles for the trip.
  5. Fuel for vehicles
  6. Nepal customs duty for Indian vehicles.
  7. Personal insurance and evacuation charges.
  8. Entrance fee for the sightseeing tour for the whole trip
  9. All toll taxes for the vehicle.
  10. All transfers are as Per Itinerary.
  11. Cost for adventure activities.
  12. Insurance against or for accidents/loss of life, loss of goods, etc.
  13. Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, and breakdowns and beyond the control of Kingfisher Adventure & Treks (P) Ltd. and its associates.
  14. Any item not included in the above “cost Includes”.


Applicable Cost with Own self drive SUV On Request
Single Room Supplement On Request
Seat In SUV Basis ( Team SUV ) On Request
Seat In Local 4×4 SUV in Nepal – Mahindra Bolero ( 04 pax in vehicle ) On Request
– 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 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 Lower Mustang & Manang 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 


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 )


11 Nights / 12 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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