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Mustang Jeep Tour to Lo Manthang

Pokhara to fabled Lo Manthang by Jeep - Incredible Trans-Himalayan Journey - Dhaulagiri & Annapurna - Upper Mustang

The fabled walled city of Lo Manthang, capital of Mustang, has enticed intrepid adventurers since tourists were first allowed to enter the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. An unforgiving, arid and high altitude mountain desert landscape alongwith the necessity for challenging trekking and costly special permits to enter Upper Mustang were still sufficient to deter most people. Now with the advent of a rough and ready jeep road that extends up through the spectacular  Kali Gandaki Valley, between Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, it is possible to travel between and beyond the Himalayas onto the Tibetan Plateau and reach Lo Manthang by 4WD vehicle. Some things haven't changed though. The ochre coloured, wind eroded, untamed wildness of Mustang remains the same, as does the need for a special permit. But, what has changed is that on this Mustang Jeep Tour you can now reach Lo Manthang and explore this once forbidden mountainscape without having to trek hard and long. Our Mustang Jeep Tour from Pokhara to Lo Manthang over land is very much an adventurous Nepal cultural tour. The landscape has not been tamed and the journey is on a bumpy dirt road, which remains at the mercy of the mountain gods and the climate. However, for those who dreamt of travelling into Mustang and were deterred by the need to trek arduously, a whole new possibility now exists. With our suggested itinerary, we have carefully considered that as it's a bumpy, slow ride (and eventhough the journey could be done quicker) it is desirable not to spend "all day, every day" driving and have endeavoured to find a balance between travelling and the experience overall. Of course if you are pushed for time, then you could fly from Pokhara to Jomsom in just 18 minutes and eliminate the two day drive up through the Kali Gandaki, for example. But, you'd miss out on the marvels of travelling between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, as well as the gradual changes of climactic zones from sub-tropical to a high, mountain desert behind the Himalayas. Some nights are spent in 'comfort lodges' (proper beds and en suite), although these don't exist yet in Charang & Chusang, so some nights are in the usual, more basic trekkers lodge accommodations thus 4 seasons sleeping bags are still required for these nights. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.

14 Days - Max altitude approx. 4200m - 6 days overland travel in 4WD vehicle  - 5nts Hotels

5nts - Comfort Lodges, 3nts Basic Lodges



The price shown is for guideline purposes. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers,  private overland travel, internal flights as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary, permits & fees & an english-speaking guide. The Upper Mustang permit fee of approx. $US 500 is also included on the trip price. Price based on a private group of six people, 3 persons per jeep.


B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1- Arrive Kathmandu


Day 2 - In Kathmandu


Day 3 - Fly to Pokhara


Day 4- Drive to Thasang


Day 5 - Overland to Kagbeni


Day 6 - Into Upper Mustang to Charang


Day 7 - Acclimatisation in Charang


Day 8 - Drive to Lo Manthang


Day 9- Explore Lo Manthang


Day 10 - Drive to Chusang


Day 11- Final drive to Jomsom


Day 12 - Fly to Pokhara


Day 13 - Fly to Kathmandu


Day 14 - Depart Nepal


Don't forget this tour can be customised


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All meals 'on tour' included

Price Guide

£ GBP 2202

$ US 2856


Detailed Itinerary

 EUR 2543

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