Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 4
  • Max Elevation: 4353 m


  • Travel to the Lo-Manthan, the so-called Forbidden Kingdom.
  • Learn orient from the bar view of the peaks: Dhaulagiri, one of the world's seventh tallest mountains, and Ganagapurna, Tukuche, Manaslu, and Thorang peaks.
  • Discover the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's deepest gorge.
  • Visit the holy Buddhist and Hindu place of Muktinath Temple.
  • Experience ancient kingdoms' palaces, monasteries, and cliffs and caves over the high canyons.
  • Go for a view of Ghar Gumba, popularly known as one of the oldest monasteries.
  • Look at the beautiful pink, brown, and grey hills and glaciers that can be seen from the place.
  • Swim through spires and cliffs; swim through dense green hills and woods.
  • The journey has Kagein, the holy Kali Gandaki river's sacred valley across Kagbeni.
  • Let the diversified culture, history, and life of the Gurung, the Tibetan, the Thakali, the Manager, and many more come alive.
  • The Lo-Manthang community has a rich history unfolded and involved in knowing those histories.
  • In addition, go for off-road and bumpy road trips as well.
  • Travel on roads passing through the cliffs of hills.

Upper Mustang Jeep Ride is another thrilling tour the Nepal Adventure Team offers. This fantastic ride offers a geographical location experience of Nepal, starting with a height of 1400m and going up to 3700m. On the route, there are cliffside roads, and this makes the drive adventurous, and one gets to have a feel of nature. Upper Mustang is one of the distinct possible cultural sites heavily influenced by the Tibetan culture and was, until 1992, a restricted area for outsiders. This area has the opportunity to discover and enjoy the intact nature and local traditions of Upper Mustang.

Located at the northern boundary of the Annapurna rangeof the Himal, specifically in the Himalayan range of Nepal, Upper Mustang has its unique charm with the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri as the backdrop. While going through the Kaligandaki, travelers enjoy seeing the green forests and the river's swift currents preceding the barren land accompanied by high mountains. Located in the northern part of Nepal, the upper Mustang Mustang culture is quite linked with Tibet, as seen in their most popular village called Lo-Manthang, which translates to 'Kingdom' in Tibetan. It mainly consists of many Buddhist monasteries and nunneries, built on the precipices and decorated by flying colorful flags. Other earlier discovered caves have also translated the stories of demons and lamas through the bare hills' pink, grey, and brown tones. The jeep ride gets to an elevation of approximately 14,300 feet, which results in cold and windy weather as if enhancing the topography of the place.

Nepal Adventure Team (NAT) has a professionally planned itinerary for the Jeep Ride in Upper Mustang, beginning in Kathmandu. This makes the visitors prepare to feast on the capital city before adventuring into the rest of the nation. The journey does not end here; the next destination is Pokhara, and after that, there is an off-road ride towards Marfa and Jomsom. The last phase contains freshly pitched, bumpy roads up to Ghami and Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang acclivity). Thus, we have come up with the perfect plan to provide the visitors with the best and most diverse impressions of this region.

Why the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

The Upper Mustang Jeep Ride defines the term offbeat and will leave everyone who tries this out-of-the-ordinary excited and thrilling. This journey begins and ends in Pokhara and tours you through the middle of Upper Mustang, one of Nepal's most isolated districts completely closed off from the rest of the world until 1992. When you're hiking through this kind of territory, you will be amazed at the contrasting features of this area, which range from the green jungles to the deserts. The road rising from 1,400 meters to 3,700 meters gives the passengers splendid views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri mountains. This is more altitude territory travel with steep cliffs, roads, and amazing views, making it best for those in for an adventure.

The area's history is also very important, and the Upper Mustang Jeep Ride gives full insight. One can immediately feel the Tibetan input, specifically in the area called Lo-Manthang, which translates to the "Kingdom" in the Tibetan language. This region has many monasteries and nunneries dating back to the time of Buddhism, and a lot of these are built to the side of cliffs, and prayer flags are all over. The trip along the Kali Gandaki River is more than just staying in the landscapes; you get a picture of the culture of the people who have not been influenced by modernity for centuries. Exploring Lower Mustang makes it possible to have a true, virgin scenic tour and to learn about the traditional way of life in Upper Mustang.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival to Kathmandu
  • Day 02Preparation in Kathmandu
  • Day 03Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 04Drive to Kalopani 2300m
  • Day 05Drive to Kagbeni via Dhumba lake
  • Day 06Drive to Ghami
  • Day 07Drive to Lo-Manthang
  • Day 08Explore Lo-Manthang
  • Day 09Drive to Chhuksang
  • Day 10Drive to Jomsom via Muktinath
  • Day 11Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 12Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 13International departure for homeward bound
  • Day 01 Arrival to Kathmandu

    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal Nepal Adventure Team staff and guide will receive you. You are dropped to respective hotels in the popular hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. After refreshment break our guide / leader will brief with information regarding hotels, Nepali culture, tours and Upper Mustang Jeep Ride with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with folk cultural program.

    • Day 02 Preparation in Kathmandu

      This day is separated for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed with Jeep Ride plans and the packing lists along with what you can expect and how it can be more interesting. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional, if intended you can visit a number of world heritage listed places

      • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara

        Early morning drive of about 08 hours to popular tourism hub Pokhara allowing you to explore the Nepali living style. You are settled to hotels of Pokhara and can enjoy the peaceful and fresh vibes of the city that is highly appreciated by people from all around the world. Besides, sightseeing is optional to you so if required Nepal Adventure Team can arrange Sightseeing of Pokhara. (30minutes flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu is available as per request with additional charges) 

        • Day 04 Drive to Kalopani 2300m

          We have a quality time at Kathmandu and Pokhara which own modern facilities and have flavors of urbanization, now it’s time to move away from these urban areas. Now we head towards North of Pokhara valley by passing numbers of places as Lumle, Kade (beautiful view of Pokhara and Annapurna range, Nayapul, Kusma and like. Till Pokhara you had smooth paved roads. As you leave Pokhara , the ride on off road begins. As you reach Maldunga, the highway for Baglung and Beni is separated and we choose Beni highway. We ride through Kali gandki and reach Beni Bazar , last town till we return back from Upper Mustang. As we leave Beni Bazar the real off and bumpy road begins. We climb through this road being on the bank of Kali Gandaki river as well as pass the point of Deepest George of the world named as Rupachhe Jharna. As we climb up the altitude also rises, cold breeze gives us company and the road through cliff gives us goose bump. We stay at Kalopani with an altitude of 2300m.

          • Day 05 Drive to Kagbeni via Dhumba lake

            The bumpy road continues as we leave Kalopani and head towards Kagbeni. During the spring and monsoon season, you can see numbers of waterfalls on this way. The one of the popular waterfall is at Ghasa. Ghasa has a check point where the details of tourists and vechile are collected in meanwhile you can enjoy the view of huge waterfall nearby checkpoint. Similarly, you climb higher, pass typical thakali villages with the view of Himalayas much nearer to you. The well known Marfa village for its culture, tradition and apple garden is another major attraction of this day. Then, we visit Dhumba Lake that is located exactly at the lap of Mount Nilgiri giving the view of Dhaulagiri. Within few minutes on off road, we drive through smooth highway to Kagbeni which is newly pitched. Kagbeni is our night stop. 

            • Day 06 Drive to Ghami

              Kagbeni is a renowned religious village of Nepal located at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Pilgrims are different country visit this village and feel blessed. The popular Shaligram stone is found on the bank of Kaligandki river and people also search for it. People regard it as God Bishnu as well as Shaligram has high value in the market. After staying at such holy and valuable village of Mustang district, we move forward and today’s stop is Ghami. To reach Ghami, we need to climb up hill and we see the colourful barren hills decorating all the areas and the shining mountains above those hills. We have come far from the urban areas yet you are served with great hospitality and possible facilities that locals can afford and supply. 

              • Day 07 Drive to Lo-Manthang

                On the 7th day of our adventurous Upper Mustang Jeep Ride , we reach pur ultimate destination Lo-Manthang. Though we aim to reach Lo-Manthang , we ride in a slow pace as we explore the local areas, cultural artifacts and beauty of environment while heading towards Lo-Manthang as there are number of essential and beautiful place which attract tourists. We visit such places that is on our way such as Ghar Ghumba- The oldest Monastery of the area representing the history, culture and ancient architecture and like other palaces of ancient time. We aim to reach Lo-Manthang in the evening just to rest and relax.

                • Day 08 Explore Lo-Manthang

                  The beautiful morning begins at Lo-Manthang , a city of culture and history. Despite the world is busy with urbanization, Lo-Manthang stills holds the authentic culture, traditions, monuments, life style and cultural artifacts. This city is surrounded with white wall and only the north-east gate of wall is open for the entrance. There are monastery and palace keeping the ancient history alive. We also drive towards China Border to visit and also explore the places that comes by our ways. Near China border you see Chhosar Cave. By observing the sites, we return to Lo-Manthang for stay.

                  • Day 09 Drive to Chhuksang

                    After a busy exploration day at restricted city, Lo-Manthang, we head to return towards Kathmandu with the mesmerized heart. We find no settlements at all on this way which makes it more peaceful, entirely unspoiled nature, zero human settlements and just the moments of nature and you. Since there are no settlements on this way, Nepal Adventure Team arranges packed lunch for you to keep you healthy and energetic. You can thoroughly enjoy and cherish the drive through colorful barren hills, nearby Himalayas and unspoiled environment.

                    • Day 10 Drive to Jomsom via Muktinath

                      From Chhuksang, we head to sqaty at Jomsom, one of the popular and developed market of Mustang Region. While riding to Jomsom, we also make a visit to renowned Temple, Muktinath Temple. Muktinath Temple carries the high religious value for the Buddhists and Hindus. Muktinath Temple at an altitude of 3700m and people from different parts of the world visit Muktinath Temple and receive the blessings. Additionally, Muktinath Temple is situated at the lap of Himalayas offering the heart pleasing view of mountains, hills and settlements. It has 108 holy water streams and two holy ponds and bathing on them is believed to be blissful, valuable, blessing and way of salvation. Pilgrims believe it makes them pure. Then, we drive to Jomsom a city of facilities and blessed with nature’s features

                      • Day 11 Fly to Pokhara

                        Since, Jomsom is the only well facilitated and developed city of Mustang Region, you can roam and explore Jomsom though you have early flight to Pokhara. Pokhara valley doesnot need a introduction as it is widely popular among the tourists throughout the globe. Within half an hour, you land to Pokhara. You can explore on your own, or just relax or Nepal Adventure Team can manages Sightseeing in Pokhara valley. Pokhara is city with a view of long mountain range on north , surrounded with hills, accompanied by lakes and supported by cool lifestyle and authentic religious temples.  

                        • Day 12 Drive to Kathmandu

                          We drive back to Kathmandu as the way we came to Pokhara. You are transferred to respective hotels with leisure time for relaxation and shopping souvenirs. Farewell Dinner is arranged for you by Nepal Adevnture Team to add more amazing moments in your stay in Nepal.(30minutes flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara is available as per request with additional charges)

                          • Day 13 International departure for homeward bound

                            The incredible Upper Mustang Jeep Ride ends here on 13th day. You will be dropped to airport by our staff as per your flight schedule. Nepal Adventure Team appreciates you for completing the thrilling Upper Mustang jeep Ride and bid you warm see off with the hope to serve you further in following days.

                            Trip Map

                            Upper Mustang Jeep Ride Tour map

                            What's Included


                            • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                            • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance
                            • 3-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis on BB plan.
                            • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
                            • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu ground transportation by private vehicle.
                            • 4WD Jeep Pokhara to Lo-Manthan to Pokhara by Jeep
                            • 3 meals a day during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) as mentioned in the itinerary.
                            • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
                            • Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight
                            • Annapurna conservation area permit and (TIMS) card.
                            • Upper Mustang special restricted area permit fee.
                            • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide, one assistance
                            • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and driver.
                            • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finishing the trip, If needed)
                            • Company T-shirt, appreciation letter, and Trip map
                            • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                            • All government VAT, Entrance monument fees, and local taxes.


                            • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
                            • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                            • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
                            • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and boiled water during trekking.
                            • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
                            • Personal gear and expenses.
                            • Tips and gratitude are provided to staff.

                            PRICES & DATES

                            Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
                            28 Jul, 2024 - 09 Aug, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 2585

                            Useful Information

                            Equipment and Packing Lists

                            After booking with the Nepal Adventure Team, please pack the necessary items as listed:

                            • Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
                            • Bank cards or credit cards, travelers' cheques, etc
                            • Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
                            •  6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
                            • Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
                            • Gloves- 2 pairs.
                            • T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
                            • A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
                            • Trousers.
                            • Short and tracksuits.
                            • Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
                            • Large and small towels.
                            • Toiletries.
                            • Water bottle.
                            • Sun /snow glass.
                            • Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
                            • First Aid/medical kit.
                            • Rucksack/backpack.
                            • Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
                            • Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
                            • Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
                            • Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
                            • Personal hygiene stuff.
                            • Any other extras you feel are necessary, like binoculars, cameras, books, journals, etc.

                            Permits required for the Upper Mustang Ride Tour

                            The Upper Mustang area was only made accessible to foreign visitors by the Nepalese authorities in 1992. However, anyone who wants to enter this area has to pay a price accompanied by a special permit, commonly called a Restricted Area Permit (RAP). The Department of Immigration issues these permits; however, they allow only multiple travelers as a way of granting access. If you are in a single room, kindly let us know so we can accommodate you to join another group tour.

                            Besides the RAP, you need to buy an ACAP permit, and your trek will be considered only when you have registered with the Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS). These regulations protect the culture and geophysical location of Upper Mustang, and the visitor gets to experience the real mountain life of the people. On this exceptional Jeep tour, police will impact you in Kagbeni before allowing you to proceed further on the tour.

                            Passport and Visa

                            A visa is mandatory for all foreign visitors, barring those coming from India; hence, all international travelers must obtain a visa. However, visa acquisition is very easy without many stringent measures put in place. There is a Nepalese Embassy or consulate in many parts of the world where you can apply for a visa. You can also get the visa on arrival at Kathmandu Airport. For the application process, you must attach two passport-sized photos, the visa fees, and a passport valid for travel.

                            The fees for a tourist visa are as follows:

                            3-day transit visa: Free of cost

                            15-day visa: USD 30

                            30-day visa: USD 50

                            90-day visa: USD 125

                            Accommodation During the Tour

                            Besides the stunning scenery and opportunities to experience the local culture and way of life, the Upper Mustang Jeep Ride also means you will not starve or freeze to death. While on the trek, all meals are included; this means you enjoy a wide range of food. Some typical Nepalese local food that can be eaten include daal, bhat, curry, and pickle, added with authentic Nepalese Tibetan and Continental Indian food available at local lodges and teahouses. Further, you don't have to worry about meals and snacks throughout the trip because you will receive welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. It is only included in the breakfast since the flexibility of eating local cuisines is available at breakfast time in both the locations of Kathmandu and Pokhara.

                            By this, the accommodation needed is intended to be comfortable and easily accessible at all journey stages. Meals: All meals are provided while you are trekking: breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee, and snacks in a tidy, packed manner or suitable places as per itinerary. During the trekking, the accommodations are more basic but comfortable. They are found in mountain lodges where trekkers can rest after a fulfilling day. Thus, it should be mentioned that sometimes toilets and bathrooms are shared in the teahouses. If you wish to have a single room, this is possible if you book this option at a bit extra charge. These careful preparations guarantee that every part of your Upper Mustang Jeep Ride – food, accommodation, and many others – is not merely boring but is also constructive.

                            The Best Time for This Tour

                            The best season to take the Upper Mustang Jeep Ride tour is in the early spring, March to May, and during the autumn months, September to November. These periods are considered the best for traveling because of the improved weather conditions.

                            The streets are a bit crowded because students from southern states come to the university during spring, when the weather is great and wildflowers such as rhododendrons bloom. There is also less air pollution, and more often, there is a clear blue sky with puzzling views of mountains like the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges. This season is also not as busy, which helps people experience these places in a more calm and enthusiastic manner.

                            Autumn is another favorable tourism season since the temperatures are also constant and precipitation levels are low. This season has no obstructions such as fog and, therefore, is the best time to socially engage in the stunning sceneries and steep geographical features of Upper Mustang. Moreover, unlike other parts of the world, the post-monsoon climate is also very pleasant as the air becomes very clean, making the beautiful countryside and stunning views even more beautiful. The places also become colorful with the local festivals, which can be a great way to experience the cultural and traditional taste of Mustang in the Autumn season.

                            Travel Insurance

                            Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore, before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you. Our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals because they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

                            Health and Fitness Required.

                            No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. However, being healthy physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks before the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since we will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

                            First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

                            Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes, though not much. The slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitudes, saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

                            Your Guide and Porter

                            Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there, clearing any obstacles on the way. theNepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and make your journey smooth and pleasant.

                            Our porters are always fully equipped with the gear they need, insured, and completely looked after, as per the company policy. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25 kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well-paid and well-treated.

                            Precautionary Note:

                            Trekking has been established for a long time in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated so that you can take them easily a  nd slowly. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time, and the guide will always keep track of you. It might be a bit harder or colder, but you will get used to it.

                            Additional Money

                            Every traveler is different, and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks, while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, an emergency fund ($200), etc., before you pack up and leave.

                            Trip Specific Safety

                            Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

                            A Couple of Rules

                            Possession or using any illegal drugs is intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

                            Responsible Tourism 

                            Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible for acting in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients, too, have an important role in

                            A. respecting the local laws, customs, and beliefs

                            B. always ask for permission before doing something locally or consult the leader

                            C. keep the area the same as you found it, wherever you go, and dispose of rubbish

                            D. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

                            Client Reviews

                            • Emily Foster
                              Rating Review by: Emily Foster, Canada

                              Epic Jeep Adventure in Upper Mustang

                              Comfort of the jeep allowed us to explore ancient monasteries and traditional villages without the strain of trekking. Upper Mustang Jeep Ride Tour was an unforgettable journey through some of the most remote and stunning landscapes I've ever seen. Every single views made every moment an adventure.

                            • Ahmed El-Sayed
                              Rating Review by: Ahmed El-Sayed, Pakistan

                              Unveiling Upper Mustang!

                              The jeep provided a smooth and comfortable ride through the rugged landscapes, allowing us to take in the breathtaking views without any hassle. Visiting the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang was a highlight, and our guide’s stories brought the history of the region to life.