Upper Mustang Tour

12 days upper mustang tour for 2023 | 2024

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: 4WD Jeep Tour
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 3840m


  • The upper mustang tour is one of the best packages for exploring upper mustang Lo man thang
  • Travel with spectacular Mountian views and the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki River
  • Visiting old Buddhist monuments and  Tibetan ethnic groups and local culture
  • One of the best times to visit Kathmandu world's heritage site and Pokhara
  • Travel with an experienced driver and tour guide who take you to many caves
  • 11 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, and 9 Dinner inclusive of tour
  • All the ground transfers by private jeep services

About Upper Mustang Tour

"If you are dreaming of visiting Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang “mini” Tibet, this overland tour is one of the best easy travel journeys to Upper Mustang from Kathmandu by jeep tour".

Before the link, the road from Pokhara-Beni Baglung, Jomsom to Lo Manthang, the route was a popular full camping trek to Upper Mustang. The time has been changing so far so good now; we can do a tea-house lodge trek and a 4wd jeep tour to Upper Mustang-Lomanthang.

Amazing Tour to Upper Mustang, you will get the best opportunity to explore beautiful Pokhara city, the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki River valley, natural hot spring Beni Tatopani, Nepal's famous apple garden Marpha Jomsom and Mustang apple farms, eyes-catching mountain views of Annapurna!, Annapurna south, Nilgiri and Mt. Dhaulagi 8167m with many other mountain views, surrounding heart touching seasonal flora and fauna.

Upper Mustang Tour leads you to an amazing mountain vista, and views of the valley leave you wordless by its beauty paradise. Local people's lifestyles and cultures are more like cherries on a cake, it is just that marvelous

The Upper Mustang tour package is best suitable for old and young families travelers who are unable by trekking to Upper mustang and have a short holiday maximum highest place that we can reach at 3840m (Lo-Manthang) this type of altitude is fit for all tourist level. You can explore the intact century-old Buddhist monastery, many caves, cultural practices, and historical major archeological sites included in the upper mustang tour package.

Incredible Upper Mustang Tour provides you with exclusive feeling inclusive “spirit” peace of mind and spiritual happiness fully Tibetan Buddhist religion with rich manumits where we snap various temples, gompas, caves, color full Mani walls through local Bon and Lhopa communities


Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, the best month tour to Upper mustang is during the monsoon period: June, July, and August until early November will be of suitable months. The weather condition is good and temperature is stable and the crystal clear outlook gives us the perfect window to glimpse the cinematic landscape of Upper mustang Lo man thang.


Upper Mustang Tour Itinerary begins your international arrival pickup from the Kathmandu airport then following next day, we drive to Pokhara and lead you to Kaligandaki gorge hot spring, apple garden, famous Hindu temple Muktinath ( god Shiva), Kagbeni upper mustang restricted permit checkpoint then continue jeep drive to Ghami through famous Chungsi cave, Charang Ghar gompa and the territory beyond the Himalaya lying on the border of the Tibetan plateau.

You will get enough time to explore the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang which was long a forbidden territory, visit many monasteries and drive to the Tibet border last Musang village called Chhosar where you can visit Chhosar caves and many other Buddhist monuments caves, and monastery. This itinerary drives back the same way to Pokhara then tour conclusion at Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.


While the Upper mustang was popular for trekking since a trekking permit is required, the upper mustang tour permit also required its costs USD dollars 500 per travel for 10 days and 30 dollars for the Annapurna conservation route permit. Both per permit we can issue in Kathmandu by the Minister of tourist and to obtain the upper mustang permit we need minimum 2 travels.


You do not worry about the food and accommodation during the tour, nowadays easily can sleep at guest houses and lodges some guest houses provide top facilities and normal services provided through lodges, and no anymore require to bring your own trekking camping gear.

You can order many varieties of food from the Kagbeni village after this village foods are available in basic Nepal and Chinese styles however it will be enough and will be happy to share Tibetan meals.


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You're welcome to Nepal! After your arrival at the international terminal of Kathmandu airport, meet Nepal Spirit Adventure airport representative eagerly waiting for you. The NSA staff will pick you up from the airport and then transfer you to your hotel is included in the tour package.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1315m
  • Transportation: Airport Pickup by Private Vehicle

Today is full rest and rest day and we apply for an Upper Mustang Tour travel permit. In your free day, you may interested to visit Kathmandu world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan, and Bhaktapur as well as Boudhanath Stupa. You can explore these Kathmandu attractions places or any other place of your choice but we could arrange it with helpful information.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1315m

Breakfast is included in the tour package, we leave Kathmandu after breakfast at approximately 7:30 AM in the morning because the morning drive offers us fresh wind and clean views of countryside greeneries, rivers, villages, farms, and beautiful mountain sceneries it takes about 5-6 hours drive. The swift option is that we can take a scenic 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. As per our upper mustang jeep overland tour itinerary finally, we reach Pokhara a naturally beautiful city that offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fish-tail- Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and many more check in hotel then explore around Pokhara city have a fun boat in the Phewa Lake overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m
  • Walking Hours: 5- 6 Hours Jeep Drive
  • Transportation: Private Jeep

After breakfast, we leave Pokhara city (around 9: AM in the morning) to Tapopani –a natural hot spring approximately 110 km far and will take us around 5-6 hours First we drive west to the town of Beni with the blacktop road and then follow the Kali Gandaki River. The road after Beni is off-road. The Kali Gandaki valley is the world’s deepest gorge, between Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m) Himalaya. Tatopani is a small town where you can experience the natural hot spearing and local activities.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 1190m
  • Walking Hours: 110km 5 Hours Drive
  • Transportation: Private Jeep

After breakfast we drive through the local villages of Kalopani, and Ghasa and explore the apple farming of Marpha Village and Jomsom local market, we can observe a vast difference in the landscape. The is a shift from lush green vegetation to desert-like vegetation, the hills are not as forested anymore and the soil has a desert-like aura. Continue the drive will cross Kagbeni village and visit the holy temple complex of Muktinath and 108 taps dedicated to lord Vishnu. Also, you will visit Jal Devi where you can see the fire lighting itself (Natural gas), the local town of Muktinath, the Buddhist monastery in Jharkot with incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peak, and drive to Kagbeni beautiful village beside the Kaligandaki River and is marked as the entrance to Upper Mustang overnight guest house.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2810m
  • Walking Hours: 9km 5 Hours Drive
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today we will have a beautiful day, in the morning session tour guide visit the official formalities check into ACP special permit for the upper mustang permit then start our 4WD trip to the Upper Mustang. 

At the first, you will cross the Kaligandaki River near Chhuksang village, and climb up to Chella village, Samar, and Syangboche villages offer spectacular mountain views. We visit the very old Chhungsi Cave then continue the drive to Ghiling where you can explore the temple and monastery lunch then drive to Ghami village

During today's journey, you will see the amazing landscape, the historical Chhungsi cave, the local farmer houses with YAK, and houses caravan with colorful Tibetan culture and local activities. Approximately a 5-6 hour drive slowly because we stop at many places to take photos and share information. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Tea-House
  • Location: Ghami
  • Altitude: 3510m
  • Walking Hours: 32Km 5 Hours Drive
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today we will visit the monastery of Mustang Lo “Gager” Ghar Gompa which is a very important monastery in Mustang. The drive goes further to around 3900m on this day.

Charang, also known as Tsarang, is a small village dotted with many ancient stupas, monasteries, and fortresses called “Dzong”. We take the route of Ghar Gumba before reaching Charang. At Charang we visit Charang monastery and also explore the village’s monasteries carved with ancient Mandalas.

After the pleasure drive we reach Lo Manthang then visit" Jampa Gompa" the oldest monastery, built in the early 15th century and also known as the "God house", "Thubchen Gompa" a huge, red assembly hall, and gompa built in the late 15th century, "Chodey Gompa", now the main city gompa and Monastic Museum. 

Also, you will observe domestic Yaks and cattle caravans, Wonder mountain views, and landscape from the passes, Buddhist school, arts, king palace, and local activities in Lo-man thang.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3810m
  • Walking Hours: 17Km 3 hours Drive
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today is the special attraction day of the “Upper Mustang Tour” we explore some attractions in Lo Manthang, including the Lo Manthang Monastery. Lo Manthang is teeming with many Tibetan Monasteries and a reminiscence of its Tibetan heritage. Likewise, the village is famous for its white-washed walls and building structures making the village easy on the eyes.

 We can visit 15th-century Jampa Gompa, Thubchen Gompa, and Choprang gompa. Similarly, we have many activities packed for the day.

Highlights: Today after breakfast you will explore Namgyal Gompa, the sky caves of Chhoser, and the SHIJA JHONG cave of Mustang dating back to over 3,000 years have been the subject of excavation for archaeologists from around the world.

There are other several caves near Chhoser that have been used for burial, meditation, and also for living. Also till now, SKY BURIAL is used in Upper Mustang which is in Chhoser and nearby villages. After finishing the sightseeing in the local areas we drive back to a guest house in Lo Manthang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3810m
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours Jeep Drive
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

After breakfast in Lo Manthang, we leave and drive to Marpha the overland 4WD journey will be approximately 6 to 7 hours descending to the altitude of 2650m. Thus, you will not feel as uneasy as you did on the previous nights. The journey takes you towards greener vegetation. Likewise, Marpha is a beautiful village surrounded by steep mountains.

Similarly, Marpha apples are extremely popular among travelers. You can also check some apple orchards. After all, Marpha’s orchards are beloved! After a couple of hours of descending drive, we finally reach Marpha. 

Similarly, you can also visit the famous temple of Muktinath at Kagbeni! While we follow the Upper Mustang, reaching Muktinath temple takes a detour route. However, we can still make it to the temple if we have enough time overnight in Marpha.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Marpha
  • Altitude: 2650m
  • Walking Hours: 60Km 6-7 Jeep Drive
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

A beautiful day can enjoy with spectacular mountain views, valley, forest, and Rivers approximately a 6-7 hours drive we arrive in Pokhara overnight in a hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m
  • Walking Hours: 150Km 6 Hours Jeep Drive
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

We finally head back towards Kathmandu, retracing our steps from a few days ago. This time, with a lot of memories, we can cherish forever. After reaching Kathmandu, you are transferred back to your hotel. You can take some rest for the remainder of the day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1315m
  • Walking Hours: 200Km 6 Hours Jeep Drive
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

A Nepal Spirit Adventure staff will drop you at the international terminal of Kathmandu airport. You can travel back home or to any destination of your choice. We hope you had a great time with us!

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Airport Drop by Jeep
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Cost Details

  • Airport pickup via private vehicle upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of Bed & Breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Lo Manthang to Kathmandu by 4WD jeep
  • Accommodation in Pokhara on the basis of Bed & Breakfast
  • Cost of Lodge/ Guesthouse during the tour
  • Full Board meal during the tour | BLD | vegan & veg Meals also available (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • 3 cups of tea/coffee per day
  • Cost of an experienced licensed trekking guide & his all daily wages such as food, accommodation, transportation, & trek insurance cost of all required permit fees, paper works & tax
  • Rent cost for trekking equipment like a sleeping bag, down jacket, & duffle Bag
  • Arrangement of Heli evacuation upon emergencies as per your travel insurance
  • General med kit box
  • Nepali Visa Fee
  • Trek & Travel Insurance
  • Lunch or Dinner while staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal Expenses such as food, drinks, laundry, hot shower during the trek, or any other expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusionTipping
  • Personal  equipment, Bring your personal upper mustang tour equipment
  • International Airfares

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream tour.