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Luxury Short Upper Mustang Tour

Max Altitude: 3840m at Lo Manthang
Duration: 08 days
Cost: $2550
Season: Spring/Autumn/Summer
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Highlights

  • Luxury travel to the wonderland of Mustang
  • Meet his Royal Highness Jigme Singhe Palbar Bista, the royal price of Upper Mustang 
  • Find yourself in a spectacularly different world, unknown to the outside world 
  • Surreal landscapes just next to the Himalayas of Nepal
  • Once a forbidden kingdom, Upper Mustang's geography is similar to that of the Tibetan plateau
  • Being in the Himalayan rain shadow, Upper Mustang is a mystical place to visit
  • With less touch from the outside world, the typical local inhabitants of Upper Mustang are unique and have their own separately distinct world

The Luxury Short Upper Mustang tour is one of the best tours in Nepal, which is slowly gaining its reputation because of its uniqueness. It’s a journey to one of the most photogenic places in the Himalayan region of Nepal, the land with colorful hills and cliffs of red earth. During your tour of the Upper Mustang, you will see the way of life, which has remained the same for centuries.

Once a forbidden kingdom that is now easily accessible via trekking or vehicles, the journey to Upper Mustang starts once getting to the headquarter of the Mustang region, Jomsom. Geographically similar to the Tibetan plateau, the trip begins through the Kali Gandaki river, passing many exciting villages like Kagbeni, Tangbe, Chhusang, Chele, Ghyakar, Samar, Bhena, Syangboche, Ghiling, Ghami and Charang; ultimately reaching the walled village of Lo Manthang. Our short luxury tour to Upper Mustang ends with returning to Jomsom and flying back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Upper Mustang was opened to foreigners only about 15 years ago; even today, it’s a highly restricted place. We need a special permit to travel beyond Kagbeni and to be accompanied by a licensed guide. Upper Mustang, being in the Himalayan rain shadow, is one of the regions in Nepal suitable for riding even during monsoon season. Winter is not recommended for the visit due to harsh weather.

Luxury Short Upper Mustang Tour Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, B, 5-star Hotel 

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Jomsom, B, Moksha Mustang 

Day 03: Drive from Jomsom to Ghami, B, Hotel Royal Mustang

Day 04: Drive from Ghami to Lo Manthang via Dhakmar, spend time in the company of his Royal Highness, B, Royal Mustang Resort 

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lo Manthang, Kora La border, sky caves and ancient monasteries, B, Royal Mustang Resort 

Day 06: Drive to Muktinath, sightseeing, B, Panorama Inn Nepal

Day 07: Drive to Jomsom, sightseeing, B, Moksha Mustang 

Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara, Farwell dinner, BD.

Luxury Short Upper Mustang Tour detailed itinerary

***BLD denotes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, B, 5-star Hotel 

Your journey towards the hidden and Forbidden kingdom begins with a drive to Pokhara, the most beautiful city in Nepal. Boating in the lake and sunset hike to World Peace Stupa or Pumdikot view tower, after arriving in Pokhara. It will be a long day drive, but we shall stop in many places along the way. Witness the marvels of Nepal along the way; the rolling hills, the incessant river, agricultural farms, terraces, rocky terrains, vertical cliffs, vibrant villages and markets, and so on. Ooh, you're going to love it.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Jomsom, B, Moksha Mustang 

Early morning drive to Sarangkot view tower for a stunning sunrise. After breakfast, we leave towards Mustang. Leaving Pokhara valley, and passing through few other districts via off-road, mostly half of the journey; we arrive in the headquarter of Mustang district, Jomsom. Lots of windings and turns along the way. We arrive Baglung and Beni in no time. Passing the massive Rupse waterfall to check at the Ghasa checkpoint via the deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki river gorge. Pass beautiful villages, Lete, Kalopani, Kobang, Tukuche, Marpha and Syang. With the striking sunrise and sunset view from the hotel, you will enjoy a great time in the resort. 

Day 03: Drive from Jomsom to Ghami, B, Hotel Royal Mustang

After an hour of driving, we arrive at the checkpoint for Upper Mustang in Kagbeni. Then following the broad highway, we drive towards the dry land of Upper Mustang. For the first few hours, we will be accompanied by Kali Gandaki floodplains; then, from Chele, we drive up the proper highway to heaven. As we keep going, we shall stop in a few places to admire the Mustang beauty of unique terrains, landscapes, and the Himalayas soaring above all. Ghami for the overnight stop. Enjoy local Tibetan hospitality while you’re in Ghami village.

Day 04: Drive from Ghami to Lo Manthang via Dhakmar, spend time in the company of his Royal Highness, B, Royal Mustang Resort 

The view gets better and better as we proceed further. We take an incredible yet adventurous way towards Lo Manthang via Dhakmar village and Mui La pass, 4,200 meters. Admire the fantastic Himalayan vista from the pass, and drive further high in the alpine lands to come down to Lo Manthang. The ancient walled city lies amidst and beneath the giant hills and mountains. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the village in the evening. One of the most exciting things to do while you're in Lo Manthang is to spend quality time in the company of his Royal Highness in his grand resort. 

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lo Manthang, Kora La border, sky caves and ancient monasteries, B, Royal Mustang Resort 

There are many spots in and around Lo Manthang to see and wonder upon. We drive to see the sky caves in Chhoser and a little further toward Kora la pass, the border separating Tibet and Nepal. There are ancient Tibetan Buddhism monasteries, ancient villages, the highest golf course and many more to explore. Drive back to see, explore and enjoy the vast mystical land of the Upper Mustang.

Day 06: Drive to Muktinath, sightseeing, B, Panorama Inn Nepal

After a beautiful time in Lo Manthang, we drive back towards Lower Mustang.   It will be a long day drive from Lo-Manthang to Muktinath or Upper Mustang to Lower Mustang. However, the views you encounter on the way are so mesmerizing that you will forget the long drive. Retrace the way back to Kagbeni and drive further up to Muktinath, a pilgrimage town for Hindus and Buddhists. Pay your homage to Lord Shiva and the presiding deities in the temple and vicinity.

Day 07: Drive to Jomsom, sightseeing, B, Moksha Mustang 

We drive back to Jomsom through the windiest land in Nepal. There are a few spots to explore in Jomsom with equally mesmerizing views of the peaks and the surrounding landscapes. Amazing views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and many other peaks can also be enjoyed today. Some notable names of the must-visit places around Jomsom are Thini village, Dhumba lake, Khutsab Terenga Gumba viewpoint, Yharuzho viewpoint and Kaisang valley.

Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara, Farewell dinner, BD.

We come to the end of our beautiful journey to the Mustang region, the most remarkable destination in the whole of Nepal. We take the flight to Pokhara early in the morning and transfer directly to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel. Farewell dinner is served. Thank you and NAMASTE. 

Cost for 1 PAX: $3,200 /-

Cost for 2 or more PAX: $2,550 per person

Note: Trip cost varies with the group sizes.

Upper mustang luxury short tour cost breakdown

Cost Includes:

  • All private ground transportation throughout the journey
  • Flights from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara
  • Sightseeing in the restricted Mustang Area
  • 5-star Hotels (on BB basis) in Pokhara
  • Luxury lodges in the mountains
  • Hygienic meals with clean drinking water hot/cold
  • An experienced tour leader with his expenses
  • Restricted Permits and other required permits 
  • Complimentary company t-shirt, route map and certificate of appreciation
  • Comprehensive medical kit bag
  • Local government taxes and VAT

Cost excludes:

  • Meals throughout
  • Personal expenses 
  • Extra food and accommodation behind schedule
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance
  • Gratuities to the field staff (highly expected)
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