The Tibetan culture, Himalayan life, their own existence and
a very typical life style are the words that describe Upper Mustang in a sentence.
Actually, there are simply no words that can describe the word. Those who take
the trip will return back with the spirit of overland tripping in Himalayan region.
The overland tour to Upper Mustang or Overland tour to forbidden kingdom is a most adventerous overland trip of the himalaya. Its amazingly awesome road trip to take in Nepal.
Upper mustang is the forbidden kingdom of Nepal, isolated
and remote. It lies I upper mustang. This region was restricted area until
1992. Once, the upper mustang used to be the independent kingdom and the
capital was lo manthang. It used to have its own monarchy, own king. By October
7 2008, the monarchy ended on the order of government of Nepal. Lo manthang is
walled from all side. It lies between the white walls. So, it is also called as
“Walled city”. Since upper mustang was removed
from restricted area, People have been travelling there times and forth for
exploring and research. On 2007, some shepherd of mustang discovered 55 cave
paintings depicting the life of lord Buddha.Upper mustang is is a place, if once visited, you will be
eager to visit it once again soon.
The road trip to Upper mustang
The road trip to upper mustang is the most exciting trip on
all Himalayan region. Starting from Kathmandu, the hilly roads driving side by
the trisuli & Marsyangdi River will take you to Pokhara, a very beautiful
lake valley on lap of the Himalayan range (Mt. Annapurna, Mt. fishtail & Mt
Dhaulagiri). You will be driving through Kaligandaki River to cross it for 70
times, and it is the most adventurous part of the trip.Then the adventure starts when we start driving to jomsom
from Pokhara. The driving is very adventurous and fun. The sceneries and hilly
geography has perfect combination. It is
also known as most scenic highway of Nepal.Then the further driving starts to ghiling. The Tibetan
houses and culture can be seen around. The driving is adventurous.Driving to lomanthang, the capital of upper mustang, is most
adventurous and amazing thing. Driving through off-road and very lessly
populated area, long unseen geography is just amazing. On the total, while you
reach the lomanthang, you will be crossing the Kaligandagi River for 70 times.
We will take our time and explore the lomanthang lifestyle, culture, history,
etc.We will also drive to china border and come back to lo
manthang. You can explore how trade goes and how it used to be done in history.
It has interesting history.While driving back, we will visit muktinath temple and
kagbeni (village set on side of Kaligandagi River).
Day 1 Arrival and Pick up at the airport and
transfer to hotel
Day 2 Breakfast and Drive to Pokhara. Arrive
Pokhara and Check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Half day Pokhara sightseeing and
Preparation starts for the tour.
Day 4 Breakfast and Drive to Jomsom. Overnight
Day 5 Drive to Ghiling Via Kagbeni. Overnight at
Day 6 Drive to Lomanthang from Ghiling.
Day 7 Explore Lo-Manthang (Capital of Mustang)
Day 8 Drive to border and come back to
Day 9 Drive to Kagbeni.
Day 1 Drive to pokhara after visiting muktinath
Day 11 Fly to Kathmandu.
pick up and drop
-All accommodation, Simple lodge during Tour
(Pokhara – Pokhara) and Hotel in pokhara and Kathmandu
-All meals during Tour (pokhara to pokhara)
-Applicable entrance fees
-Jeeps, Guide, supporting staffs and supporting
-Sleeping bag and liners
-Upper mustang permit fee ($500 PP)
-Pokhara sightseeing in private vehicle