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Mustang Alternative Trek- Jeep Tour

Mustang Alternative Trek- Jeep Tour

Lo Manthang_the capital city of Mustang is the walled city, once only accessible by foot or mules now is connected by road with rest of Nepal making the Jeep tour to Mustang possible.


Since, gravel road is accessible for all along the Mustang trekking trail for jeep, trekker’s may not enjoy walking on road facing dust and horn from Jeep. Nepal alternative treks has designed alternative trek as Jeep tour to explore the spectacularly vast, arid valleys in Himalayas where the Tibetan culture continues to survive. Ancient caves, historic monasteries and archaeological sites in the Upper Mustang situated northwest frontier bordering Tibet is being rank on Top tourist destination in the world. Mustang is the hinterland enriched with mainly barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and Moraine valleys. Its landscape is unrivaled for it has a stupendous wilderness, pristine scenery, snow capped peaks, spectacular 16th century monasteries and many other unique attractions. The views of windswept Kali-Gandaki valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni and vast ridges that straggle high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience. The Upper Mustang region was once a base for Khampa guerrillas’ shelter against China exaction of full control over Tibet.

Lo Manthang_the capital city of Mustang is the walled city, once only accessible by foot or mules now is connected by road with rest of Nepal making the Jeep tour to Mustang possible. The tour to Mustang no doubt offers one of the fascinating driving tour experiences into the Himalayas in short time to explore the diverse culture and topography. Nepal immigration requires minimum two trekkers to get permission for this Mustang Jeep tour. Soon, Mustang will be determined as “Mud city” by UNESCO. Nepal alternative treks has started to operate mustang jeep tour to take you there safely and wonderful experience with our dedicated team.

Short Itinenary

Day 1 : Kathmandu arrival (1290m./4273)

Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be greeted by a Nepal Alternative Treks airport representative. Transfer by private vehicle to the three star category hotel in Kathmandu. Stay overnight on B/B basis.

Day 2: Preparation permit/Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today, we will prepare mustang permits and other trekking documents while you will be taken to sightseeing places as Bhaktapur, Boudha and Kathmandu durbar square by private vehicle and professional tour guide.

Day 3: Kathmandu -Pokhara (823m.) 6 hrs. driving

With a morning wake up, your guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive 6 hours through the beautiful river view and Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the three star category hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and stay overnight at hotel on b/b basis. B+L

Day 4: Pokhara-Jomsom by flight –Drive to Chhusang (2980m.) 3 hrs.

After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 25 minutes brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is a large town. It is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon; we drive on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed and finally reaching at Chhusang. On arrival, check in the hotel with afternoon free for a stroll around the village. Stay there overnight at lodge. B+L+D

Day 5: Drive Chusang –Tsarang-Lomanthang (3840m.) 6 hrs.

Drive from Chussang to Lomanthang. Stay overnight there at lodge. B+L+D

Day 6: Explore Tibet border by jeep

Explore Chhoser cave and Tibet border by Jeep. Stay overnight at same Lodge. B+L+D

Day 7: Drive Lomanthang-Tsarang (3600m.) 2 hrs.

Drive to Tsarang and explore it. Stay overnight at lodge. B+L+D

Day 8: Drive Tsarang-Samar (3200m.) 5 hrs.

Drive to Samar and stay overnight there at lodge. B+L+D

Day 9: Drive back to Jomsom (2720m.) 5 hrs.

Drive back to Jomsom then stay overnight at lodge. B+L+D

In the afternoon, explore Marpha village.

Day 10: Jomsom- fly to Pokhara –fly to Kathmandu

This wonderful morning, after breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. This is a dramatic flight between gorge of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Either beautiful flight to Kathmandu  (22 minutes) or take overland (5-6 hours) then transfer to three star category hotel on b/b basis.

Day 11: Departure to International airport

Nepal Alternative Treks provides you private transportation to Trivuwan international airport and departure to your home or other destination.

Cost Inc/Exc

Cost Includs

  • Pick up and drop from/to international airport.
  • Three star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourists bus.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by flight.
  • Mustang Special permit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit.
  • Jeep transportation for entire tour in Mustang as per itinerary.
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara by flight.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodation along the tour.
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee three times in day in a cup) along the tour.
  • One English and local language fluent speaking, government registered, experienced, honest, informative and helpful trekking guide.
  • Guide’s food, salary, accommodation, transportation, equipments and insurance etc.
  • All kind of government tax and service charge.

Cost Excluds

  • All kind of table drinks as coke, Fanta, beer, mineral water, hot water, battery charge, hot shower, desert etc.
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide (Highly suggested).

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Facts of this trek

Trip Duration: 11 days
Max. Altitude: 4070m
Minimum Altitude: 4070m
Grade: Strenuous
Activities: Tour
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Transportation: Land transport ( Private vehicle) and Air transport ( Plane)
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 1 person (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April,Sep, Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 4 to 5 hours
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