Upper Mustang Drive Tours of Trekking Trail Nepal takes you to the north of Kagbeni in the restriction area of Demilitarized Zone DMZ through the newly constructed driving trail. Although this zone comes under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), due to the restrict tourism, you must pay USD 500 per person for 10 days permits.
Lo Manthang is the beautiful high alpine deserts with about 1200s citizen within the medieval walled village of Lo. You will spend one day extra in the Lo Manthang for the exploration of culture, traditions, royal palace, historical monasteries.
Kingdom of Lo or Upper Mustang is the final destination of Upper Mustang Drive Tour, also known as Lo Mangthang. Upper Mustang is the restricts for foreigners under the title of demilitarized till the end of 1992. It is believed that Upper Mustang is the living natural museum for the original Tibetan culture and arts with Buddhist religion derived from Tibet. The fortes, Monastery, Arts, culture and Traditions, festivals, stupas, caves are the living example. Above all more people and community of the secret kingdom of Upper Mustang speaks Tibetan Languages ( Oldest Language of Asia), and they teach the culture, and this Language to the coming generation for preservations.
After the construction of the motor-able track in the valley of Upper Mustang, Drive Tour, and Motor Biking Tours are taking over to the Trekking Trail. But The Adventure, Experience, closeness of culture and original Buddhism religion, Donze and forts, Caves and Rocks tunnel, makes Upper Mustang Trekking a top choice over other packages.
The Motor able track from Pokhara to Upper Mustang passing Beni, Tatopani, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Chuksung till the Korola, China Nepal border make this Upper Mustang Driving Tour possible. Here Trekking Trail Nepal offers the best drive tour to the secret kingdom of upper Mustang including the natural hot spring of Tatopani while driving back to Pokhara.
This 11 days Luxury Upper Mustang Drive Tour start from Kathmandu, follows Pokhara, Jomsom, Ghimi, Lomanthang, Kagbeni, Tatopani and back Kathmandu via Pokhara. As Itinerary of Upper Mustang Driving Tour, you will complete the whole tour of this forbidden kingdom and fly back to your home on days 11 as original Itinerary.
The actual off-road drive tour starts from Galeshower on day 4, and ready to enter to the Restrict Valley of Upper Mustang on day 5 from Kagbeni and reach the Kingdom of Lo by following the itinerary of Upper Mustang Drive Tour.
This Upper Mustang Drive Tour starts and ends in Kathmandu. Trekking Trial Nepal will provide extra accommodation and services as needed with an extra cost for easy and convinces for our guest. Furthermore, we also offer the Upper Mustang Drive Tour from Pokhara, which also ends in Pokhara. This Upper Mustang jeep drive tour itinerary comes of 9 Days.
Day 1 Arrive in Pokhara, Issue Permits, free day for you.
Day 2 Drive to Jomsom via Tatopani
Day 3 Drive to Ghimi
Day 4 Drive to Lomanthang
Day 5 Lomanthang Exploration day
Day 6 Drive to Kagbeni
Day 7 Drive to Tatopani
Day 8 Drive to Pokhara
Day 9 End of Upper Mustang Drive Tour
Years of experiences Here Trekking Trail Nepal can say, The Real Upper Mustang the old untouched Upper Mustang will vanish in coming years. If this exploits without preserving the important historical, religious, and old Tibetan culture of Upper Mustang. This is the best years to visit Upper Mustang, now you can experience the old Nature, culture, and Religions and early stage of development.
In last few years Upper Mustang is linked with the road network of Nepal. As the result charm and demand of Upper Mustang Trek is getting low. While package like Upper Mustang Drive Tour, Mustang Driving Tour, Road to Mustang, Motor Biking Upper Mustang Tour is getting popular.
Upper Mustang Trek, Hidden Valley of Mustang Trek, Lo Manthang Trek, Upper Mustang Tour and Upper Mustang Drive Tour are other popular names in use for Upper Mustang Packages. This trekking trail lies very close to the Tibetan border which gives you an insight into the Tibetan Buddhism culture that prevails in this region.
Since the valley of Mustang and Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow of Mighty Himalayas make perfect trekking and tours destination even in monsoon and throughout the year.
Upper Mustang is known as the lost forbidden kingdom. In many ways, the valley of Upper Mustang is similar to Tibet. Upper mustang is also known as Himalayan Desert. Most windy and least rainfall place of Nepal makes its land and totally barren and treeless as the Tibetan plateau. Although you can enjoy the colorful combination of landscape eroded of sandstone hills and valleys along the many small-small rivers.
Upper Mustang Tour is a rare and privileged opportunity, you experience the true life of real Himalayan people within Nepal. But the development of road you can fulfill your dream of Upper Mustang on Drive Tour.
Minimum required Pax 2, to issue the restriction area permits of Upper Mustang. To issue the restriction area permits of Upper Mustang Drive Tour, we need your, Passport size photograph, original passport along with fees in USD. This process might take 4-6 hours Monday through Friday, expect public and local holidays.
Trekking Trial Nepal team meet up must be in Kathmandu for the payment procedures, Introduction with the guide. Our team will meet you over tea and coffee in our office or somewhere else as your convinces.
Upper Mustang Trek, Tour, Drive, Motorbike, or mountain bikes requires to restrict permits. The cost for Upper Mustang Permit is US $500 per person for the first 10 days and the US $ 50 per person per day thereafter.
The permit is issued only for groups minimum two people and to organize trekking permits you must organize your trek with a Government register agent who have insurance, US dollor account, Tax Clerance. Do not worry Trekking Trail Nepal Pvt. Ltd is will do for your driving tour to Upper Mustang. We are adventure trekking professionals, who have so far led several trekking groups, large and small, special interest to research to an educational trip to Upper Mustang on drive tour or in trekking.
Although not all attractions are created equal and Lo Manthang is the primary attraction of this trek, this trip also includes several other attractions that reflect the religion, culture and ancient history of this region, including the Un-spoilt villages and Historical rock caves of Upper Mustang Valley - a lost forbidden Tibetan kingdom.
2 Pax - USD 1487 Per Person
3 Pax - USD 1387 Per Person
4 Pax - USD 1257 Per Person
A trekking trip is a journey on foot for pleasure usually along the trekking trails along mountains. It is a multi-day, adventurous trip as a vacation who likes to enjoy the nature, scenery, wildlife, etc. Such trips allow you to enjoy and experience the aesthetic nature and the purity of the local traditions and customs. Trekking will exhaust you as it’s a physical enduring or challenging activity and requires a very high level of energy and fitness with technical skills. Guides and porters arr being hired so that your huge rucksack is carried by them and you can simply enjoy the trek.
The Trekking choice is completely yours, based upon what type of trekking, what you want to achieve and what kind of experience you want to get from the trip. Do you want to reach the base of the gigantic Himalayan range? Do you want to trek to the vintage viewpoint of the Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks? Do you want to pass through the highest passes of the Everest Region? Do you want to pass through the traditional villages with unique cultures? Or do you want to just vanish in the serenity of the nature of the Himalayas to be free from your hectic life schedule? The other consideration is the length of the trek and the season you like to trek. For example, the higher passes often close due to heavy snowfall from December to February but the lower elevation treks like the Annapurna Poon Hill, Everest View Trek, etc. are open 12-months round. A brief introduction to the different types of treks is listed for your convenience to choose the trek. We are ever ready to make and arrange the best itinerary for your trips, a memorable and fascinating one. Solo travelers or traveling with friends are heartily welcome to give us the opportunity to serve you the fullest for making your dream come true. Contact us for more information on setting your own trekking itinerary.
Any customization or flexibility in all the itineraries of Trekking Trail Nepal is heartily welcomed. You can trek for as many or as little days as you like. Even during the trek, you can easily change the itinerary and request your guide or trek leader to explore the previously unintended areas, extend the trek or shorten it– it’s totally your decision. We have been contacted by the trekkers that the stated itineraries seem very strict and a tedious one but they soon realize the flexibility once they get into the trek.
For your convenience, our trekking trips are graded as ‘Easy’, ‘Moderate’ or ‘Strenuous’. The grading is done on the basis of the duration of the trip, altitude, and number of hours to trek per day.
EASY – Trekking holidays are scheduled to be free from the hassle of the busy life. For easy trekking trips, you do not need to have the high level of physical endurance but the most important attributes for easy trekking trips are an open and peaceful mind, a sense of humor, adaptability and the optimism in life. These factors affect the fluency of the trek.
MODERATE - A reasonable fitness level and good health, please expect to walk for up to 4 hours at a time on steep paths, often with sections of large uphill and downhill. You should be exercising a few times a week for this trip to get maximum enjoyment out of the trip. The altitude can go up high to 4500 m with the side trips to higher altitude too.
STRENUOUS – Trekking for at least 6 hours every day often over the Rocky Mountains and plain terrain at high altitude is really a tedious job. You will have to be physically fit and healthy with regular exercise habits in the week to increase the endurance levels. Any training done on hills, for instance, walking, cycling, running, hiking, etc. is usually beneficial.
Most of the trekkers usually come unprepared for the trek. The trekking related gears, clothes and equipment are easily available and affordable over specialist stores in the Thamel, Kathmandu. One team member will show you around for purchasing the items at a discount. The shops here are well stocked and every kind of items like the bag, jacket, pants, sweaters, t-shirts, gloves, hats, socks, sleeping bag, trekking poles are available for reasonable prices. Renting the gears and equipment is much better than to buy.
It is strongly recommended to find a reliable pair of locally made Hiking Boots and to bring with you by buying before reach Kathmandu for Trekking In Nepal. No matter which trekking trail you choose, Short Trek, Long trek, High Altitude Treks, Yoga Trek, you must equipped with good trekking gears. Also, it is highly recommended to practice walking in those shoes for up to 2 weeks before starting the trek for adaptation to the feet. For more knowledge and information please read our Recommended Gear Checklist.
Spring (March – May): It’s mainly the blossoming time of flowers so, during the trekking, we can view the amazing mountains covered with the aesthetically beautiful Rhododendrons flowers. The temperature is mildly warm in lowlands while moderate as we hike up the altitude.
Summer (June – August): Also known as the “Monsoon” season in Nepal. Hence, usually, it is raining every day with thunderstorms occasionally. It is hot, sometimes wet. The lush green vegetation is very pleasant.
Autumn (September – November): The best Tourist season of Nepal with the farewell to the summer and the welcome to the winter. The heart-touching views of the mountains provoke the trekkers for trekking during this season. As this is the main season for trekking, it is suggested to book your flights in advance. During this season, you will be enjoying lots of festivals in Nepal as the biggest festival of Nepalese – Dashain and Tihar is celebrated.
Winter (between Decembers – February): The cool weather with clear sky charms the trekkers for trekking at lower elevations. There are occasional snowfalls at a higher elevation. It is usually cold in the morning and at the night but the days are warmer if it’s a sunny day. Temperature and Rainfall: Nepal is the country of extremes. The temperatures vary according to the altitude. It is usually high temperature in the lowland plains of the Terai region while in The Himalayas, it can get low even to sub – zero temperatures. During the daytime, it is warm even in the mountains. The temperature of Kathmandu ranges from 1 Degree Celsius (34 Degree Fahrenheit) in winter to an average of 25 Degree Celsius (77 Degree Fahrenheit) in summer.
Spring season ranges between 16-23 Degree Celsius (61-73 Degree Fahrenheit)
Summer season ranges between 23-25 Degree Celsius (73-77 Degree Fahrenheit)
Autumn season ranges between 15-24 Degree Celsius (59-75 Degree Fahrenheit)
Winter season ranges between 9-12 Degree Celsius (48-54 Degree Fahrenheit)
The rainfall during the rainy monsoon season between June to August is usually between 200- 375 millimeters in Kathmandu. In an average, 1300 millimeters of rain falls in Kathmandu every year. Occasional rains are throughout the year.
Every person nowadays has been aware of the pollution increment in the Himalayan region due to the ill-managed human wastages more of non-biodegradable like plastic bottles, wrappers, etc. Due to the detrimental effects to the environment, the natural resources are being depleted rapidly. The individual lodges require a minimum of 100 kg of fuel wood per day to provide luxuries such as warm showers. This leads to deforestation resulting to the landslides, soil erosion, and other negative effects. The packages customized as per the luxuries of the trekkers have been adversely affecting the environment of the Himalayas. To reduce the effect and impact on the environment, we must focus on the quality of the treks and operate with small groups consisting of maximum 10 people per group. Land transportation is encouraged instead of flights for all kinds of trips.
It costs US$ 125 per adult one way. But some cheap airlines flight ticket can get up to US $ 115. If the passengers is child below 12 Years old the Ticket cost US$ 91 per flight.
The local currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NRs / NPR). USD 1 is equal to 102.96 NPR and EUR 1 is the equivalent of approximately 115.225 NPR (June 18, 2017). It is difficult to get Nepali rupees prior to your arrival in the country, but there are numerous ATMs and authorized money exchangers (bureau de change) located at the airport upon your arrival and beside your accommodation in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. The bureau de changes will easily exchange dollars or euro for rupees and you can get cash. Along with this, you can withdraw cash from ATM or BANKS with your Visa, American Express, Master, Diners Club, Discover, Cirrus, Maestro, Capital One, Diners Club, Card from the ATMS. There will not be any available ATMs or money exchanges along the trekking trail but you can find ATMs in most of the corners of cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and so you should plan to bring some cash with you for incidental expenses. But EUR Bill Higher then 100 is not accepted in Nepal.
Most trekkers of high Himalayas usually bring a compact type camera and the ideal kit consisting of a padded carry case, spare memory cards, spare batteries, cleaning kit and a gorilla pod since it will make every trekking guest to explore trekking trail easily and not heavy to carry. But it is of your choice and comfort which type of camera would you bring to the trek. A trekker fond of photography or a photographer would be carrying a DSLR along with the kit mentioned above. Also, UV and polarizing filters to get the high-quality photos even in the strong sunlight. On your request Trekking Trail Nepal will able to manage a different supporters team if you are looking for Photography Trekking Trail or Photo Spots on the Himalayas.
You can store your extra things (which you do not use in Trekking Trails) in Kathmandu or Pokhara in our Hotel or Trekking Trail Nepal office. They will have luggage storage room and safety vault both. Most of the hotels will offer those service in free of cost. We will assist you all about those things in Kathmandu at the time of trek briefing.
Note: For valuable please declare before you store it.
Trekking Trail does not offer any Fixed Departure for Upper Mustang Drive Tour. If you are looking for Group Joining Drive Tour of Upper Mustang, you can contact us and gives us the best date that you want to start group joining Upper Mustang Tour. We will try our best to find new friends for you on group joining Upper Mustang Tour.