Mustang Jeep Tour

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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour
Trip Duration 12 Days
Max-Altitude 3860m
Group Size 1-5
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Easy
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 5000
US$ 3800 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Mustang Jeep Tour

Unearth the magic of Nepal on an unforgettable 12-Day Mustang Jeep Tour. Begin your adventure in Kathmandu, steeped in rich history, before journeying to the serene lakeside town of Pokhara. Our 4×4 expedition will then delve into the heart of Mustang, an ancient kingdom nestled within the majestic Himalayas. Witness dramatic landscapes where towering peaks pierce the sky, and ancient monasteries whisper tales of a bygone era.

Each day promises a new discovery. Navigate thrilling off-road terrains in the comfort of your Jeep, uncovering hidden monasteries adorned with intricate artwork and imbued with spiritual significance. Immerse yourself in the local life and witness age-old traditions practised by warm and welcoming communities.

Mustang, once a forbidden kingdom, unveils its captivating beauty. Traverse dramatic vistas through valleys carved by time, all framed by the majestic Himalayas as a constant backdrop. Steeped in history, uncover ancient fortresses, hidden caves, and monasteries that stand as testaments to a rich past.

This Mustang Jeep Tour caters to the adventurous spirit and the curious mind. Explore untouched landscapes by hiking through breathtaking trails and discovering hidden wonders. Engage with a timeless culture by connecting with the local people and gaining insights into their unique way of life. Relax and rejuvenate by soaking in natural hot springs and embracing the serenity of the Himalayas.

This Mustang Jeep Tour is more than just sightseeing. It’s an invitation to explore breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures, reflect on the beauty and resilience of the human spirit, and connect with the heart and soul of Nepal. Contact us today to book your tour and begin an unforgettable journey.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Mustang Jeep Tour

Car 30-60 minutes
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Excluded
Max-altitude 1350m

Arrive in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal, where bustling bazaars and ancient temples thrum with energy.

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Thamel, the tourist hub, and explore iconic landmarks like Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath Stupa.Mustang Jeep Tour

As your arrival day, this is a chance to unwind and adjust to the altitude before your Mustang Jeep Tour begins.

Car 4-6 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 1350m

Today is dedicated to preparing for your Mustang Jeep Tour adventure with Alpine Luxury Treks. They will handle obtaining the necessary permits (Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit (UMRAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)) while you’re free to explore the captivating city of Kathmandu.Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Delve into the rich history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with ancient palaces and intricate temples. Savour the explosion of flavours in a local restaurant, indulging in Nepalese specialities like momos (dumplings) and dal bhat (lentil soup with rice).

Jeep 7-9 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 820m

Start on a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the adventure capital of Nepal. You can choose between a breathtaking flight offering panoramic Himalayan vistas or a comfortable drive along winding roads.

Nestled beside the serene Phewa Lake, Pokhara offers stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. Take a peaceful boat ride on the lake or explore the cascading beauty of Devi’s Falls.Mustang Jeep Tour (3)

In the evening, gather with your fellow travellers and tour guide from Alpine Luxury Treks for a detailed briefing about your upcoming Mustang Jeep Tour.

Jeep 7-9 hours
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 2743m

Gear up for an exciting adventure as your Mustang Jeep Tour with Alpine Luxury Treks truly begins! Today’s journey takes you on an exhilarating jeep ride along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world!

Witness the dramatic transformation of the landscape as you ascend towards Jomsom, a charming town nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayas.Mustang Jeep Tour (4)

Jomsom serves as the gateway to the restricted Upper Mustang region, and you’ll have time to acclimatize to the cool mountain climate and soak in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding peaks.

Jeep 4-6 hours
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 3560m

Depart from Jomsom and venture deeper into the unique realm of Upper Mustang with Alpine Luxury Treks.

Your Mustang Jeep Tour takes you towards Ghami village, a traditional settlement nestled on the ancient salt trade route. Witness the unique way of life of the local people and immerse yourself in their rich cultural heritage.Mustang Jeep Tour (5)

The landscape transforms into a drier and higher-altitude terrain as you enter the heart of Upper Mustang, preparing you for the wonders that await on your Mustang Jeep Tour.

Jeep 4-6 hours
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 3840m

Today’s adventure with Alpine Luxury Treks takes you through dramatic landscapes and high mountain passes like the Nyi La Pass, offering breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas.Mustang Jeep Tour (6)

Finally, arrive in Lo Manthang, the fabled walled city and the former capital of the Mustang kingdom. Explore the ancient gompas (monasteries), climb the city walls for panoramic views, and delve into the unique culture and traditions of Mustang. Lo Manthang, steeped in history, will transport you back in time on your Mustang Jeep Tour.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 3840m

Spend a full day exploring the captivating city of Lo Manthang with Alpine Luxury Treks. Visit the fascinating Thubuche Gompa, a centuries-old monastery adorned with intricate artwork and a testament to the region’s rich Buddhist heritage.Mustang Jeep Tour (7)

Climb the city walls for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, stretching as far as the eye can see. Interact with the friendly Mustang people and learn about their way of life and the traditions passed down through generations on your unforgettable Mustang Jeep Tour.

Jeep 7-9 hours
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 2980m

Depart from Lo Manthang and retrace your route back to Ghami village with Alpine Luxury Treks, savouring the final glimpses of the fabled city.

Continue your Mustang Jeep Tour journey towards Chhusang, a beautiful village nestled on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains and valleys, a unique contrast to the arid landscapes of Upper Mustang.Mustang Jeep Tour (8)

Chhusang offers a chance to unwind and reflect on the incredible experiences of the past few days.

Jeep 7-9 hours
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 1190m

Today’s Mustang Jeep Tour takes you down through dramatic valleys, following the mighty Kali Gandaki River. Witness the dramatic shift in scenery as you descend in altitude.Mustang Jeep Tour (9)

Arrive in Tatopani, a village famous for its natural hot springs. After your days exploring the wonders of Mustang, soothe your muscles and unwind in the rejuvenating hot springs. Immerse yourself in the steaming waters and savour the stunning mountain vistas that surround you.

Jeep 7-9 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 820m

Enjoy a scenic jeep ride back to Pokhara on your Mustang Jeep Tour. As you descend, take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas one last time.

Celebrate the successful completion of your adventure with your fellow travellers and tour guide from Alpine Luxury Treks.Mustang Jeep Tour (10)

In the evening, explore the lakeside town of Pokhara and enjoy its vibrant atmosphere. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences of your Mustang Jeep Tour and the cultural and historical riches you’ve encountered.

Jeep 7-9 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 1350m

Take a scenic flight or travel overland back to Kathmandu, bidding farewell to the majestic Himalayas. Relive the memories of your incredible Mustang Jeep Tour adventure.Mustang Jeep Tour (11)

Explore any remaining sights you might have missed in Kathmandu or do some last-minute souvenir shopping to take home a piece of Nepal’s magic.

Car 30-60 minutes
Accommodation Excluded
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 1350m

Depart from Kathmandu, carrying with you the unforgettable memories of your Mustang Jeep Tour.Mustang Jeep Tour (12)

This immersive journey through the hidden kingdom of Mustang will leave a lasting impression, a testament to the beauty and wonder of the Himalayas.

Added Insights


What's Included?

  • Private 4×4 Vehicle: Conquer Mustang’s terrain in a comfortable jeep.
  • Expert Driver: Navigate the region with a local driving expert.
  • Permits Included: Access Upper Mustang and the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Delicious Meals: Savor local Nepalese cuisine throughout your trip.
  • Comfortable Stays: Relax in handpicked hotels and guesthouses.
  • Taxes Covered: Enjoy a hassle-free experience with all taxes included.

What's Excluded?

  • Travel Insurance: Purchase your own travel insurance for peace of mind.
  • Food & Drinks: Explore Nepal’s cuisine at your own pace – meals not included.
  • Tipping: Show appreciation to your guides and driver (optional).
  • Personal Expenses: Souvenirs and other incidentals are your responsibility.
Good to Know

Essential Information - Mustang Jeep Tour

Unveil the Enchanting Secrets of Mustang on an Unforgettable 12-Day Jeep Adventure

Nestled within the majestic embrace of the Himalayas lies Mustang, a hidden kingdom waiting to be explored. Embrace on an immersive 12-Day Mustang Jeep Tour, a journey designed for the curious explorer and the intrepid adventurer. Delve into Nepal’s rich tapestry of history, breathtaking landscapes, and timeless cultures on this unforgettable expedition.

Before Your Adventure Begins: A Glimpse of Mustang’s Enchantment

  • Discover Mustang’s Captivating History: Unveil the fascinating story of Mustang, an ancient kingdom once restricted to outsiders. Explore the walled city of Lo-Manthang, the former capital, and let your imagination wander as you envision life in this isolated realm.
  • Immerse Yourself in Unique Tibetan Culture: The influence of Tibetan culture permeates every aspect of the Mustang region. Witness this heritage reflected in the vibrant traditional dress (like the colourful chubas), the captivating architecture (dzongs and gompas), and the spiritual practices of Tibetan Buddhism.

Mustang Jeep Tour Highlights: Unforgettable Experiences Await

  • Traverse Dramatic Landscapes: Gear up for exciting off-road adventures in our comfortable Jeeps. Conquer dramatic switchbacks on your Mustang Jeep Tour and witness majestic valleys carved by time, all framed by the breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas.
  • Witness the Awe-Inspiring Beauty of the Himalayas: Stand in awe of the snow-capped peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri that dominate the horizon. Capture breathtaking panoramic views and feel the raw power of these magnificent mountains during your Mustang Jeep Tour.
  • Explore Centuries-Old Monasteries: Take part in a journey through time as you explore centuries-old monasteries adorned with intricate artwork and imbued with spiritual significance. Visit Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists or wander through the ancient halls of Thubuche Gompa on your Mustang Jeep Tour.
  • Immerse Yourself in Local Life: Experience the daily rhythm of life in Mustang’s local communities. Witness their age-old traditions like yak herding and carpet weaving firsthand. Savour the warm hospitality of the Mustang people and gain a deeper understanding of their unique way of life on your Mustang Jeep Tour.
  • Soak in Natural Hot Springs: Embrace the serenity of the Himalayas as you unwind in the rejuvenating waters of Tatopani, a natural hot spring nestled amidst dramatic scenery. Relax and soak away your worries on your Mustang Jeep Tour.Mustang Jeep Tour (8)

Planning Your Mustang Jeep Tour: Essential Information

  • Best Season to Visit: Mustang experiences distinct seasonal variations, each offering its own charm:
    • Spring (March-May): Pleasant weather with clear skies and comfortable temperatures for exploration. Witness vibrant wildflowers in bloom during your Mustang Jeep Tour.
    • Autumn (September-November): Enjoy similar pleasant weather with stunning fall foliage painting the landscape. This season offers clear views of the Himalayas on your Mustang Jeep Tour.
    • Winter (December-February): Witness dramatic snowy landscapes, but be prepared for colder temperatures and limited accessibility. Ideal for experienced winter adventurers on a Mustang Jeep Tour.
  • Accommodation and Meals: Our Mustang Jeep Tour provides comfortable accommodation in guesthouses or lodges throughout the journey. Meals are typically a delicious blend of local specialities (like dal bhat and yak cheese) and familiar dishes to cater to diverse palates.
  • Physical Requirements: While the Jeep takes care of most of the travel, there will be opportunities for short hikes and exploration on foot. A moderate level of fitness is recommended for enjoying these activities on your Mustang Jeep Tour.

Optional Activities: Enhance Your Mustang Jeep Tour Experience

  • Horseback Riding Adventure: Experience the Mustang landscape like the locals with an optional horseback riding excursion. Explore hidden trails and remote villages while enjoying a unique connection with the environment on your Mustang Jeep Tour.
  • Visit a Local Festival: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture by attending a local festival (depending on the season). Witness colourful traditional dances, music, and religious ceremonies during your Mustang Jeep Tour.
  • Homestay Experience: Opt for a homestay experience in a local village and gain deeper insights into the daily lives and customs of the Mustang people on your Mustang Jeep Tour.

What to Pack for Your Mustang Jeep Tour:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes with good ankle support
  • Warm clothing for higher altitudes, especially if travelling during spring or autumn
  • Sunhat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Water bottle and a small backpack
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Cash for souvenirs and additional expenses (ATMs are limited in Mustang)

Essential Permits for Your Mustang Jeep Tour

To enter the Upper Mustang region, you’ll need two permits:

  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit (UMRAP): This special permit is mandatory for all foreign visitors entering Upper Mustang. We will handle obtaining this permit for you as part of the tour package for your Mustang Jeep Tour. Don’t worry about the hassle – we’ll take care of the paperwork so you can focus on your adventure.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Since Upper Mustang falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area, this permit is also required. This permit helps fund conservation efforts in the region, ensuring the pristine beauty of the Himalayas is preserved for generations to come. We’ll include this permit in your Mustang Jeep Tour package as well, so you can travel with peace of mind knowing you’re supporting a good cause.Mustang Jeep Tour (5)

Travel Insurance: Safeguard Your Unforgettable Journey

Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances like medical emergencies or trip cancellations. Unexpected events can happen, and travel insurance provides a safety net, allowing you to relax and truly enjoy your Mustang Jeep Tour adventure.

Contact Us Today: Craft Your Unforgettable Mustang Jeep Tour

Are you ready to take on an unforgettable journey to the hidden kingdom of Mustang? Contact us today to book your Mustang Jeep Tour and start crafting your dream adventure. Our experienced team is here to answer your questions and help you design the perfect itinerary to explore the breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality of Mustang. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – contact us today and let’s make your Mustang Jeep Tour a reality!Mustang Jeep Tour (10)

Most asked questions

FAQs about Mustang Jeep Tour

The beauty of a Mustang Jeep Tour is that it allows you to explore the wonders of the Upper Mustang without the physical challenge of trekking.

The comfortable 4×4 vehicle navigates the sometimes-rugged terrain, while you sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. There will be short walks for sightseeing and exploring villages, but overall, the jeep tour is suitable for most fitness levels.

Two essential permits are included in your Mustang Jeep Tour with Alpine Luxury Treks:

  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit (UMRAP): Grants access to the exclusive Upper Mustang region, allowing you to delve into its unique culture and historical sites.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Contributes to the preservation of the stunning Annapurna Conservation Area, which you’ll traverse during your tour.

Savour the flavours of Nepal! Your Mustang Jeep Tour doesn’t include meals to give you the freedom to explore Nepal’s culinary scene at your own pace.

Choose from a variety of restaurants and cafes along the way, indulging in local specialities like momos (dumplings) and dal bhat (lentil soup with rice).

Relax in comfort! Your Mustang Jeep Tour with Alpine Luxury Treks includes stays in strategically chosen hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, offering excellent service and amenities.

During the tour itself, comfortable guesthouses will provide a warm welcome and a restful night’s sleep.

Tipping is entirely at your discretion; however, it’s a thoughtful way to show appreciation for the excellent service of your guides and driver throughout your Mustang Jeep Tour adventure.

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