4WD Jeep Upper Mustang Trek via Yara Tangge

  • Trip duration 14 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • All Inclusive Price USD (Per Person)

Mustang is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. The Upper Mustang was a restricted demilitarized area until 1992 which makes it one of the most preserved regions in the world, with a majority of the population still speaking traditional  Tibetic Language. Tibetan culture has been preserved by the relative isolation of the region from the outside world.The Upper Mustang comprises the northern two-thirds of Mustang Distric of Dhawalagiri Zone, Nepal. The southern third of the district is called Thak and is the homeland of the Thakali who speak the Thakali Language, and whose culture combines Nepalese and Tibetan elements. Life in Mustang revolves around tourism animals and trade.

Mustang is 53 km north–south at its longest, 60 km east–west at its widest and ranges from a low point of 2,750 m above sea level on the Kali Gandaki River just north of Kagbeni to 6,700 m at Khamjung Himal, a peak in southeast Mustang. Most of the population of Mustang lives near the Kali Gandaki River, 2800–3900 m above sea level. The tough conditions cause a large winter migration into lower regions of Nepal. The administrative centre of Mustang District is at Jomsom  which has had an airport since 1962 and has become the main tourist entry point since Mustang was opened to western tourism in 1992.

Mustang is rich in Buddhist culture, similar to the area of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It is an alternate way to experience the Tibetan culture and landscape to the tours provided by the Chinese government. The Tiji festival in Lo-Manthang is another popular destination for tourists in the area seeking to experience the native culture.

The first westerner in Mustang was Toni Hagen, Swiss explorer and geologist, who visited the Kingdom in 1952 during one of his travels across the Himalayas. French Michel Peissel is considered the first westerner to stay in Lo Manthang, during the first authorised exploration of Mustang in 1964.Mustang trek unfolds the fabled forbidden kingdom’s vast and arid valleys, eroded canyons, yak caravans, colorful – painted mud brick houses on the back dropped of majestic over 8000m mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

This Upper Mustang trekking is one of the best treks to do even in the monsoon time as the entire Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow, north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, completely sheltered from the monsoon downfall in Nepal. We take both ways of (Bus/Jeep) Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara flight (Bus/Jeep) on this Mustang trekking that does avoid the lower rainy section of Annapurna. The best advantage of doing this cultural trek in monsoon time is that the village are full of local people busy at their every day works and the whole region are in bloom which makes really a fabulous contrast with the wind eroded hills, red cliffs and snow capped mountains on the back ground – a great vista. Thus upper Mustang trek is once in a lifetime destination to explore the fascinating medieval walled kingdom of Lo Manthang.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Lo-Manthang, a historical place well known for a thousand years’ old monasteries
  • Unveil pre-historic culture with visits to mysterious caves, cave temples
  • Witness spectacular mountain views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & other snow-capped peaks
  • Enjoy a scenic exciting flight of Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara 
  • Trek past gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers, etc.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer Hotel (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 M/2,798ft), 7-8 hrs (or 25 minutes flight in option), (Hotel + B),
  • Day 03: Take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jeep ride to Chhusang (3,050 m/10,006ft) (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Jeep Ride upto Ghami and trek to Dhakmar(3,810 M/12,498ft), 3-4 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Trek from Dhakmar to Lo- Manthang (3,700 M/12,139ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Exploration Day around Lo-Mangthang (3,700 M/12,139ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Yara (3,650 M/11,975ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Hiking to Luri Gumba explore Gharagaon & Tashi kabum, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Trek from Yara to Tanggee (3,240 m/10,630ft), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Trek from Tangee to Chhusang (3,050 m/10,006ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Drive to Jomsom(2,700 m/8,858ft) via Muktinath(3760 m/12335ft)
  • Day 12: Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara(850 M/2,798ft) 25 minutes, (Hotel + B),
  • Day 13: Drive from Pokhara (850 m/2,298ft) to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option, (Lodging + B).
  • Day 14: Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer via private transportation,
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staffs) or flight in option,
  • Flight Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara,
  • Jeep Ride Jomson - Kagbeni - Chhusang - Dajong la - Syangboche - Ghami
  • Jeep Ride Chusang - Muktinath - Jomsom,
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • Special Upper Mustang Restricted Area Entry Permit (US$ 500 Per Person for 10 Days),
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation during the trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter(s),
  • All program according to itineraries on full board services,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kinds of local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Your Travel-Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned "Trip Includes" section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer Hotel (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 M/2,798ft), 7-8 hrs (or 25 minutes flight in option), (Hotel + B),
  • Day 03Take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jeep ride to Chhusang (3,050 m/10,006ft) (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 04 Jeep Ride upto Ghami and trek to Dhakmar(3,810 M/12,498ft), 3-4 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 05Trek from Dhakmar to Lo- Manthang (3,700 M/12,139ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 06Exploration Day around Lo-Mangthang (3,700 M/12,139ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 07Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Yara (3,650 M/11,975ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 08Hiking to Luri Gumba explore Gharagaon & Tashi kabum, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Trek from Yara to Tanggee (3,240 m/10,630ft), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 10Trek from Tangee to Chhusang (3,050 m/10,006ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 11Drive to Jomsom(2,700 m/8,858ft) via Muktinath(3760 m/12335ft)
  • Day 12Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara(850 M/2,798ft) 25 minutes, (Hotel + B),
  • Day 13Drive from Pokhara (850 m/2,298ft) to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option, (Lodging + B).
  • Day 14Final Departure

Trip Note

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.
  • Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
  • We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
  • Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).

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