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14 days
Availability : October through May
Kathmandu, Nepal
Min Age : 10+
Home » Holiday Packages » Annapurna Region » Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure and explore Upper Mustang’s culture, scenery, and architecture with a jeep tour. Get your adrenaline pumping as you drive through rocky terrain in the comfort of a 4-wheel drive jeep, taking in the stunning beauty of this former kingdom.

Local People in Upper Mustang
Carving and making traditional home-made dresses from Sheep Wools

The Upper Mustang Jeep tour is a great option for those who want to explore the remote and rugged region of Upper Mustang but are short on time or not physically fit for trekking. The Jeep tour allows visitors to explore the region comfortably and quickly, covering much ground quickly.

The Jeep tour usually starts from Pokhara and takes you through the beautiful and scenic Kaligandaki Valley. The travel is filled with stunning views of the Himalayas, including the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
As you reach the Upper Mustang region, you will drive and walk through the ancient towns and villages and visit several ancient monasteries and other historical landmarks, including the walled city of Lo Manthang. You will also be able to communicate with the local people, mostly of Tibetan origin and with a distinctive culture and way of life.

The scene of the Annapurna Mountain Range as seen from Upper Mustang Jeep Tour
The scene of the Annapurna Mountain Range was seen from Kalapani.

The Jeep tour is usually completed in about 8-10 days, depending on the itinerary and the places you want to visit. The best time to do the Jeep tour is from March to November when the weather is dry and the roads are accessible.

Overall, the Upper Mustang Jeep tour is an excellent option for those who want to explore the region’s beauty and culture comfortably and efficiently, and it’s a great alternative to trekking for those not up for the physical challenge.

Celebrate the Tiji Festival in 2024

The upcoming Tiji Festival 2024 dates are announced and celebrated from 05 May 2024 to 07 May 2024 in King Place Lo-manthang. 

Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang
Witness the Tiji Festival and its beautiful, energetic performances by the Buddhist Monks!

Combining the Upper Mustang Jeep tour with the Tiji festival can be an incredible experience for those who want to witness the unique cultural traditions of the region.

The Tiji festival is a three-day annual event celebrated in Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, usually in May. The festival is a vibrant celebration of the victory of good over evil, marked by elaborate ceremonies, colourful costumes, and traditional dances.

During the festival, the town is decorated with colourful banners and prayer flags, and locals gather in the main square to perform traditional dances and rituals. The festival is also a great opportunity to try local delicacies and interact with the locals.

Combining the Jeep tour with the Tiji festival allows visitors to experience the culture and traditions of the Upper Mustang uniquely and unforgettably. You will witness the festival’s rituals, dances, and ceremonies while exploring the region’s stunning landscapes and ancient monuments.

However, it’s important to note that accommodations and permits can be difficult to obtain due to the festival’s popularity. Therefore, planning well in advance and booking through a reputable trekking agency can help you secure the necessary permits and make the necessary arrangements.

Overall, combining the Upper Mustang Jeep tour with the Tiji festival is a fantastic way to experience the region’s unique culture and natural beauty, and it’s an experience you won’t forget.

Travel Details

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure Time

Between 7 – 8 am

Price Includes

  • Pick up and transfer to and from the hotel
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (twin sharing) with breakfast
  • English speaking guide and support team
  • Road Transfer by 4W Jeep Drive
  • Twin sharing accommodation at guesthouses, on bed and breakfast plan
  • Upper Mustang Travel Permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal visa
  • Any beverages including tea/coffee
  • Tipping for guide and driver


  • Farewell dinner
  • Company T-Shirt
What to Expect
  • Stunning SceneryThe Jeep tour takes you through the rugged and barren landscapes of the Mustang region, which are truly spectacular. You will witness towering peaks, deep gorges, and wide-open spaces.
  • Ancient Culture and MonumentsUpper Mustang is rich in history and culture, and the Jeep tour takes you to ancient monasteries, chortens, and other historical landmarks that date back centuries. You will also get to interact with the locals who have a unique way of life and cultural practices.
  • Lo ManthangThe walled city of Lo Manthang is the region's highlight, and the Jeep tour takes you there. The Lo Manthang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is known for its stunning architecture, intricate carvings, and rich cultural heritage.
  • Comfortable and EfficientThe Jeep tour allows you to explore the region comfortably and efficiently, covering a lot of ground quickly. You don't have to worry about the physical challenge of trekking or carrying a heavy load, and you can enjoy the stunning scenery without any strain.
  • Unique ExperienceThe Upper Mustang Jeep tour is a unique experience that offers a glimpse into a remote and isolated region that few people get to visit. The combination of stunning scenery, ancient culture, and a unique way of life makes this an unforgettable experience you will cherish for years.

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Pick up and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2Kathmandu

Preparation of Mustang Special Permit. You can do sightseeing at Kathmandu Heritage sites (optional). Overnight at hotel with breakfast.

Day 3Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast:

  • Leave the hotel by 9 am.
  • Drive 200 km to Pokhara (6-7 hours of driving).
  • Enjoy the landscapes while driving. 
  • Overnight at the hotel, inclusive of breakfast

Day 4Drive to Tatopani (hot spring)

After breakfast, you will drive to Tatopani. In the evening, you will enjoy hot springs at the bank of Kaligandaki river. Overnight at the lodge, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 5Drive to Kagbeni

On the way, visit village Thin with Sakyo Gompa, Hutsaptempga Gompa & village Syang. Tour to Kagbeni village and monastery. Overnight at the lodge, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 6Drive to Syangboche (3800m) via Samar (3660m)

On the way visit of Tiri Gaon, Chhusang / Kunza Choling, medizin-Temple /Mentsi Lhakhang anf Samar village. Overnight at the lodge, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 7Drive to Tsarang/Charang (3560m)

On the way, visit Rangchuyung Hohlen-Chorten, Ghiling/Geling Chorten, Sukya Gompa and Manimauer, Dhakmar/Tramar with the red cliffs and monastery, red rocks of Dhakmar/Tramar and monastery. In Tsarang/Charang, visit Lo Gekar Gompa, Thubten Shedrup Dhargyeling, & ruins of the old king’s palace. Overnight at the lodge, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 8Drive to Lo Manthang (3809m)

Morning drive to Ghar Gompa later continues travel to Lo Manthang (3809m), sightseeing of Lo Manthang, Besuch von Champa Lhakhang, Thubchen Lhakhang, Shakya Chyodi Gompa & the king’s palace (outside). Overnight at the lodge, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 9Lo-Manthang

Drive to the Tibetan border* and back to Lo Manthang. Overnight at the lodge, inclusive of breakfast.

*sometimes not allowed to drive to the border. In this situation, you will travel surroundings of the region.

Day 10Drive to Chusang (2980m)

Drive back to Chusang (2980m) village of Manthang and a short walk to Tetang. Overnight at the lodge, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 11Drive to Muktinath and then to Marpha

Drive Muktinath (3760m), Temples and sightseeing, later drive to Marpha village via Jomsom. Overnight at the lodge, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 12Drive to Pokhara

Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 13Return to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 14Departure

After breakfast, you will drive to the airport (2-3 hours earlier to boarding time).

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Group Traveller

The jeep tour of Upper Mustang, organized by Nepal Hiking and guided by Chhabi, was exceptional. From start to finish, the team at Nepal Hiking took care of every logistical detail, ensuring a seamless and stress-free journey. Chhabi’s guidance and expertise were invaluable, as he shared in-depth knowledge about the region and its rich cultural heritage. Exploring the unique beauty of Upper Mustang, with its rugged landscapes and ancient traditions, was a truly unforgettable adventure. Thanks to the exceptional services of Nepal Hiking and the expertise of guide Chhabi, this tour surpassed all expectations.

9 June 2023


Family Traveller

“Incredible! Our jeep tour to Upper Mustang with NepalHiking was an experience of a lifetime. The rugged landscapes, ancient monasteries, and remote villages took our breath away. The knowledgeable and friendly guide made the journey memorable, sharing fascinating insights about the region’s history and culture.

The jeep was comfortable and well-maintained, allowing us to navigate the challenging terrain easily. The sights we encountered along the way, from the mystical caves of Lo Manthang to the stunning views of the Nilgiri and Annapurna ranges, left us in awe.

The team at NepalHiking ensured that every aspect of the tour was well-organized, from accommodation in charming guesthouses to delicious local cuisine. The whole experience felt authentic and immersive.

If you’re looking for an adventure that combines breathtaking landscapes, cultural exploration, and the thrill of off-road travel, I highly recommend the jeep tour to Upper Mustang with NepalHiking. It’s an adventure you won’t soon forget!”

27 May 2023

Elizabeth S

Group Traveller

In May, we six friends decided to trek the Upper Mustang journey. After looking at a few businesses, we received an email from one of my friends who had previously taken services from the Nepal Hiking agency.
Tilak and Bhairam at the agency responded to all of our enquiries when we called them. They gave us all the information we needed to know before our trip, and they offered fantastic service throughout. Therefore, we can’t think of anything to complain about them.
They provided guides and porters, who were friendly and helpful. At all times, we felt safe. Also, the weather was perfect.

If you’re looking for world-class trekking experiences Nepal Hiking is the way to go!

7 August 2022
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