You must have heard of Upper Mustang, or the Little Tibet of Nepal. Upper Mustang used to be a popular trekking route in Nepal, but now Mustang is more popular for road trips. Come explore the remote and mystical kingdom of Upper Mustang on a luxury drive tour that showcases the best of this hidden gem. Immerse yourself in the region's rich culture and history, while enjoying the comfort and convenience of a private vehicle.
Marvel at the rugged terrain and dramatic landscapes of Upper Mustang. From the towering peaks of the Himalayas to the stark beauty of the semi-arid desert, this region offers a truly awe-inspiring sight. In Nepal, Upper Mustang is known as the "Himal Pariko Jilla," which means "District behind the mighty Himalayas." If you have ever visited Walpa Gorge at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park or Utah, then the landscapes of Upper Mustang will look familiar to you. The interesting part of the Upper Mustang desert is that people have lived here for hundreds of years and have been enlightened by the caves and monasteries.
Discover the ancient Buddhist monasteries and palaces of Lo Manthang. This charming town is the cultural heart of Upper Mustang, and its many sacred sites offer a glimpse into the region's rich history and traditions.
Mustang Drive Tour Luxury and comfort
The Upper Mustang Road Trip can meet the needs of those who are looking for a luxury mountain trip in Nepal. The Upper Mustang permit itself is expensive, so budget travelers cannot afford this trek. That's why this place is a good option if you are looking for fewer tourists. The permit fee for Upper Mustang is $500 for one week, and it is the same for nationals, including Indian passport holders. Day Tours Nepal arranges comfortable and luxury 4x4 jeeps from Kathmandu and Pokhara. Depending on your budget, the vehicle standard will vary from the Mahindra Scorpio to the Toyota Land Cruiser.
You will be staying in mountain luxury lodges and hotels throughout the Upper Mustang Drive Tour package. Meals are not included in the tour, but the hotels will be booked on a bed and breakfast basis. All lodges and hotels have private attached rooms, clean, hygienic meals. You can enjoy gourmet meals while savoring the stunning views of snowy peaks and the beautiful Mustang landscapes.
Highlights of Upper Mustang Drive Tour
- Visit the forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang: This ancient city is the capital of Upper Mustang and is known for its well-preserved Tibetan culture and architecture.
- Explore centuries-old monasteries and ancient caves: Upper Mustang is home to many sacred sites, including the Muktinath Temple, which is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal.
- Marvel at the stunning landscapes and geographical diversity: From the stark beauty of the desert to the towering peaks of the Himalayas, Upper Mustang has something to offer everyone.
- Experience the unique culture and traditions of the Upper Mustang people: These people have preserved their traditional way of life for centuries, and you will have the opportunity to learn about their customs and beliefs.
- Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private vehicle and local guide: This will allow you to relax and enjoy the journey, while your guide takes care of all the details.
Mustang Road Trip "Truly unique experience"
The Upper Mustang Drive Tour is a truly unique experience that allows you to explore the hidden beauty and rich culture of this remote region in comfort and luxury. The Upper Mustang Drive Tour starts from Pokhara, but you must arrive in Kathmandu first since there are no international flights to Pokhara. We need one full day in Kathmandu or Pokhara to issue the Upper Mustang Trek Permit. You will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and the mountain city of Pokhara before heading to another spiritual land, Upper Mustang. Embark on an unforgettable journey where you will discover the secrets of Upper Mustang in comfort and luxury.
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Drive Tour
We need to book the Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Drive Tour in advance, so please try to secure your space. Almost every lodge, house, and hotel will be overbooked during the Tiji Festival. The festival dates are as follows:
- 5th, 6th, and 7th May of 2024
Process of Upper Mustang Road Trip
If you are considering a short 4-day, 1-week, or longer road trip itinerary to Upper Mustang, be sure to allow one full working day to obtain the Restricted Area Permit (RAP), which can only be issued by a registered trekking company. The permit is similar to a visa, but it is attached to a permit paper instead of your passport.
The road trip takes you to Lo Manthang, the forbidden kingdom (capital of Upper Mustang), and our final destination, which is close to the Tibetan border. You will visit centuries-old monasteries, ancient caves (see the National Geographic documentary for an idea), archaeological sites, landscapes, and geographical diversity. Your Upper Mustang Drive Tour will be escorted by a local guide who will be with you until the end of your tour with us.
Once you book your trip with us, please send us a scan of your passport and a photo so that we can process the permits. On your arrival date, we will pick you up from the airport and collect your original passport. We need to show your original passport to the immigration office. Once we have the permits, we are all set for our road trip to Upper Mustang!
Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour
If you are looking for a Motorbike Tour to Upper Mustang also you can follow the same itinerary, write us for further details and a price quote.