Upper Mustang Overland Tour from Pokhara takes you to the mystical region of Nepal that remained in isolation for a long time. Mustang region lies in the rain shadow region of Nepal and the arid hills against towering mountains form stunning mountain scenery.
You need to get a special permit for a short tour to Upper Mustang which was forbidden for foreigners until 1992. The rugged terrain and the high Himalayas helped Upper Mustang to remain in seclusion.
Upper Mustang is deemed to have the best-preserved Tibetan culture in the world. Explore the walled city of Lo Manthang which is the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mustang.
The settlement of Lo-Manthang is situated in the ancient ‘Salt Route’ connecting India and Tibet. People of Lo-Manthang known as Loba share a close connection with Tibetans and follow their unique traditions and culture.
Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of mountains including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna.
Upper Mustang Overland Tour Route
Upper Mustang Overland Tour begins and ends in Pokhara. You will be taking a picturesque flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Jomsom is referred to as the gateway to the ancient Lo-Manthang of Upper Mustang.
Take a drive to the village of Ghami which is surrounded by fields. On day 3 of the Upper Mustang Tour Package you will be visiting the forbidden Kingdom of Lo-Manthang.
Explore the incredible caves, ancient monasteries, and walk on narrow streets with traditional houses. Devour the local food and try out the famous butter tea and local cheese. Your Lo Manthang Overland Tour continues with a scenic drive from Lo-Manthang to Syanbochen.
Further, you will be driving to Jomsom via Muktinath Temple which is a holy place for Hindus as well as Buddhists. 4WD driving tour of Mustang ends with a flight back from Mustang to Pokhara.
Upper Mustang Overland Tour Difficulty
6 days Upper Mustang Overland Tour is an easy to moderate tour. You will be attaining a maximum height of 3,800 meters at Muktinath.
Upper Mustang overland Tour is one of the best ways to experience the mystical Upper Mustang in a short time. People of all fitness levels can enjoy this beautiful Upper Mustang Overland Tour from Pokhara and bask in its beauty.
Upper Mustang Overland Tour Itinerary
Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft), drive to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft)
Duration: 25 minutes flight, 5-6 hours drive
Drive from Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft) to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,235ft)
Duration: 5-6 hours drive
Explore at Lo-Manthang
Drive from Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,235ft) to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft)
Duration: 6-7 hours drive
Drive from Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft)
Drive back to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft)
Duration: 6-7 hours drive
Fly back to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 25 minutes flight