Upper Mustang jeep tour - 11 days

Trip Facts
DestinationUpper Mustang
ActivityJeep Tour
Accommodationlodge-to-lodge
RegionMustang Region (North-western Nepal)
Start / End pointKathmandu
Duration11 Days
Max. Altitude3,950m (Luri Gompa)
Meals Includedeight breakfasts, six lunches, and six dinners during the tour
Group size2-20
Nature of Trekjeep ride
Best SeasonMarch to November
Activity Per Dayjeep ride 5-6 hours a day
TransportationKTM - Pokhara - KTM (tourist bus). Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara (flight)
GradeEasy

About the Trip

The Upper Mustang jeep tour takes you to the Upper Mustang up to Lo Manthang as you discover a wealth of cultural and historical sites along the way. This one-of-a-kind experience offers the chance to explore the breathtaking terrain and scenery in Upper Mustang, all while enjoying the comfort and convenience of a Jeep. Whether you're an avid traveler or simply seeking an unforgettable journey, the Mustang Jeep Tour promises to deliver an experience like no other.

Highlights Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

  • Scenic tourist ride to Pokhara from Kathmandu at trip start and vice-a-versa at the end of the tour
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara flight costs
  • Two-night stay at Pokhara, "the tourist capital” of Nepal
  • Jomsong, the headquarters of Mustang district
  • Iconic landscapes of Mustang, mainly in Lo Manthang
  • Snow-capped Himalayas: Annapurna Range, Machhapuchare, Tilicho, Mount Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Bhrikurti.
  • Lo Manthang - the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lo
  • Tibetan like lifestyles
  • Ancient Gompas, including Luri Gompa, Jampa Monastery, and Thupchen Gompa
  • Comfortable jeep ride in the remote Mustang region

Benefits of Upper Mustang trek (jeep safari) with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free Airport to Hotel transfer on arrival and hotel-to-arrival transfer on departure
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • 24/7 phone/mobile communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Oximeter for monitoring the blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes
  • Medical kits and Duffle bags for porters 
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket arrangements if you do not have your own.
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the tour


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available dates and times for the trek briefing, and once we receive your essential documents, we will conduct the online trek briefing.

Upper Mustang jeep tour comprehensive overview

The Upper Mustang Trek (Jeep Tour) provides you with a unique experience as you travel the Upper Mustang to Lo Manthang while allowing you to explore all the cultural and historical sites along the way. This tour is particularly suitable for travelers short on time but still wanting to witness the awe-inspiring expanse of the arid valleys in the Himalayas, where Tibetan culture is still prevalent. The Upper Mustang region, located along the northwest border of Nepal and Tibet, is home to ancient caves, historic monasteries, and archaeological sites. This region is among the world's top tourist destinations.

The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on a tourist bus. The bus drive will last for about seven hours before ending in Pokhara. After, spending a night at Pokhara, the next day you will fly to Jomsom from Pokhara. The flight will last for about twenty minutes, and from the sky, you can get a bird’s eye view of the incredible Nepali landscapes.  After landing in Jomsom, you will board a jeep reaching Chhusang to spend the night.

The jeep drive continues from Chhusang and heads to Tsarang via Ghar Gompa along a path that passes through high cliffs, wide barren valleys, and canyon hills. The Ghar Gompa is a beautiful ancient monastery popular among visitors. After Tsarang, your next stop is the Lo Manthang. As you travel in the Jeep, you will get a chance to witness the glorious Himalayas, including Tilicho,  Mount Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Bhrikurti. Lo Manthang used to be the capital city of the Kingdom of Lo, founded as far back as 1380. There are several attractions within Lo Manthang. Hence, you will spend a day at Lo Manthang. 

After a day of exploration at Lo Manthang, the jeep ride continues to Luri Gompa, passing Chosar Valley. At Luri Gompa, you will find several complex caverns and several Buddhist frescos. The drive then turns south to return to Jomsom, from where the jeep ride started. The next day, you will fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara. You will have a full day to spend at the happening tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara. After spending a night at Pokhara, the following morning, you will board a tourist bus back to Kathmandu, where the tour ends. We hope you enjoyed the Upper Mustang trek (jeep tour) to the fullest.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day1

    Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 1,350m

    You will arrive in Kathmandu at least by 3 pm one day before the trip departure day. When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find our company representative holding a Discovery World Trekking pamphlet with your name. Our representatives will welcome you to Nepal, present you with a garland, and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. 

    • Overnight stay at your selected hotel
  2. day2

    Drive from Kathmandu (1,350m) to Pokhara (850m) on a tourist bus

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 7 hours / 200 km
    Highest Altitude 1,350m

    You will board a bus to Pokhara, heading westward along the Prithvi Highway. The journey takes approximately seven hours, and upon arrival, you will enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this picturesque city. Pokhara is known as the tourist capital of Nepal, and it's easy to see why. Surrounded by towering snow peaks and adorned with several lakes, the city is truly a sight to behold. On clear days, these lakes in Pokhara reflect the majestic snow peaks adding to the already stunning landscape.

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
  3. day3

    Fly from Pokhara (850m) to Jomsom (2,720m/8,915ft) and start the Mustang jeep tour to Chhusang (2,920m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 25 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,920m

    An early morning flight will take you to Jomsom, where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain views, including two eight-thousanders - Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. From the skies, you will see a genuinely awe-inspiring landscape, and your experience will be unforgettable. The plane lands in Jomsom, which serves as the district headquarters of Mustang. The plane lands in Jomsom, which serves as the district headquarters of Mustang. The whole flight will last about 20 minutes. After landing at Jomsom, you will take a jeep and head to Chhusang. On the way, you will pass Thangbe and Kali Gandaki River Gorge.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Braka (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

    Drive from Chhusang (2,920m) to Tsarang (3,250m) and explore the Ghar Gompa

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,250m

    After enjoying breakfast, we will embark on a scenic drive toward Tsarang. The ride will take you through high cliffs and wide barren valleys to small settlements. This route is said to have been traveled by the great Indian saint Padmasambhava, known for establishing Tibetan Buddhism in this region between 750-810 AD. You will see truly dramatic unusual stones, canyons, hills, and the Kali Gandaki riverbed from the jeep.

    We will make several stops to take in the breathtaking scenery, including the high red cliffs visible to the west of Ghami. After crossing Ghami via a pass, we will arrive in Tsarang. Then as the day progresses, you will visit the awe-inspiring White Palace and Ghar Gompa, both ancient monasteries that are popular among visitors.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Lumbini (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day5

    Drive from Tasarang (3,250m) to Lo Manthang (3,780m) and explore the walled kingdom

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,780m

    As you drive from Tsarang towards the Upper Mustang capital of Lo Manthang, you'll have the opportunity to behold some majestic mountains, including Tilicho,  Mount Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Bhrikurti. After crossing the Lho Pass, you'll eventually reach the stunning Lo Manthang Valley. We will stop for the night at Lo Mangthang.

    • Overnight at Hotel Shangri La (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day6

    Full-day exploration at Lo Manthang (3,780m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,780m

    Lo Manthang has approximately 150 houses and numerous residences allocated for the lamas. The city boasts four major temples, one of them being the Champa Lhakang, which features an enormous clay Buddha statue and intricately painted mandalas adorning its walls. At the heart of the city stands the grandiose palace, which used to be inhabited by the King and Queen. The King and Queen were stripped of their titles in 2008 when Nepal became a republic.  

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Shangri La (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day7

    Drive from Lo Manthang (3,780m) via Chosar Valley to Luri Gompa (3,950m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,950m

    You will leave Lo Manthang on a wide gully trail and head to Chosar town, known for the dark red Gharphu Gompa, where youths take education to the monkhood. After driving for around two hours, you will reach Luri Gompa, home to several complex caverns loaded with innumerable Buddhist frescos and richly painted chortens. You will be staying at Luri Gompa for the night.

    • Overnight stay at a local lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day8

    Drive from Luri Gompa (3,950m) to Jomsom (8,924ft/2,720m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,950m

    It is time to head back to Jomsom. Initially, you will be traveling south towards Ghami. Though you will be traveling in the same way that leads you to Lo Manthang, now the perspective differs. As you move closer to Kali Gandaki, you will face local afternoon winds. If everything goes well, you can expect to reach Jomsom in the late afternoon. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day9

    Fly from Jomsom (8,924ft/2,720m) to Pokhara (850m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 8,924ft/2,720m

    It is time to head back to Pokhara. After early morning breakfast, you will board a 30-minute flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a very happening place, and you can spend your remaining time boating, kayaking, or unwinding at one of the yoga studios or quirky shops. If you love adventures, you can even try paragliding.     

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
  10. day10

    Drive from Pokhara (850m) back to Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 7 hours / 200 km
    Highest Altitude 1,350m

    After spending a night at Pokhara, you will board a tourist bus to Kathmandu. The route spans 200 km, initially tracing the course of the Marsyangdi River before switching to the Trishuli River. An alternative option is to take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu at your own expense, as this cost is not included in the tour package. The tour package ends in Kathmandu.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
  11. day11

    Airport transfer for your flight back home

    We will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed the off-road jeep Safari and you will be back for other treks in Nepal. 

Cost includes

  • Transportation Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu on a tourist bus
  • Two nights accommodation with attached bathroom Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Accommodations (6 nights in tour regions) - Chhusang, Tsarang, Lo Manthang (2N), Luri Gompa, and Jomsom. Room with attached bathrooms at Chhusang, Tsarang, Lo Manthang, and Jomsom. Standard room at Luri Gompa.
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara flight costs, including airport taxes
  • All standard meals (eight breakfasts, six lunches, and six dinners) during the tour
  • Government-licensed, experienced Discovery World Trekking tour leader (guide) and assistant trip guide for groups with 12 or more
  • Coverage of guide meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area Special Trekking permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (from Kagbeni to Kagbeni). For each extra day USD 50
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - a company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking tour appreciation certificate after tour completion
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the tour

Cost excludes

  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Lunches and dinners in Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation and health care costs (compulsory)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from tour
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Tips for guide
  • Additional costs or delays due to circumstances beyond our control like bad weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety, government policy changes
  • All costs and expenses not listed in "Cost includes" are counted as excludes

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

We recommend you carry only the basics during the trek. You can buy equipment/gear/clothing in Kathmandu itself. Here are items you should consider packing for the trip.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves


Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants


Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)


Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (size depends on whether you take a porter).
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Thermal bottle
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high altitude trekking)


Toiletries

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio-degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Small mirror


Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera


Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Notebook and pen
  • Extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport
  • Binoculars

Trip Information

Free airport pick-up

While traveling in a foreign country, you might feel alone and find it difficult to navigate. To prevent you from facing such difficulties, Discovery World Trekking offers a complimentary pick-up service from Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon arrival, our representative will be at the airport with a personalized pamphlet bearing your name. They will present you with a marigold garland and escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. To take advantage of this convenient service, you must provide us with your flight details after booking your tour.

Upper Mustang jeep tour journey start

We advise you to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by 3 pm, at least one day before the tour departure date for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person trip briefing. During the tour briefing, we will introduce each other, provide you with crucial information about the tour, motivate you, and even go through your luggage to ensure you have packed all the required things. 

You must book at least two nights' accommodation in Kathmandu - one before the tour departure date and another at the end of the tour. 

Please note that this package does not include hotel stays in Kathmandu, as the city offers a range of accommodations suitable for all preferences and budgets. We want to ensure that you have the flexibility to choose the best option for your needs. On the day of your trip's departure, you will board a tourist bus early in the morning and travel to Pokhara, which will take approximately eight hours.

Accommodations

The Upper Mustang jeep tour is 11 days long, and you will spend six nights at the tour regions in hotels/lodges. All tour regions have lodging facilities so you will not use tents. All accommodations are generally twin sharing basis, and you will mostly stay in rooms with an attached bathroom as far as feasible. All beds come with mattresses, blankets, and pillows. You might have to pay for hot showers. You will be staying at Jomsom, Tsarang, Lo Manthang (2N), Luri Gompa, and Jomsom. 

You will spend two nights at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara in an ultra-modern room with wifi, 24-hour cable tv, hot and cold water, and laundry service. You will also need at least two nights' stay in Kathmandu, one before the tour starts and the other after the tour completion. 

Meals

During the Upper Mustang trek (jeep safari), we will provide you with nutrient-rich, hygienic, and delicious meals. For hygiene purposes, we recommend avoiding non-vegetarian food and prioritizing fresh vegetables and liquids, such as green, lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (a must). Additionally, it's best to steer clear of dairy, alcohol, chocolate, and caffeinated items.

Throughout the trip, we will provide eight breakfasts, six lunches, and six dinners, each with a range of options to suit your preferences

For breakfast, we offer oatmeal, cornflakes, butter, cheese, French toast with jam, local Tsampa porridge, fruits, vegetables, honey, Tibetan bread or chapati, eggs, pancakes, muesli bread, and various hot drinks. 

Lunch options include thukpa, pasta, vegetable curry, potatoes, various soups, Sherpa stew, steaks, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, tenduk, spaghetti, noodles, dhal (lentils), bhat (rice), tarkari (vegetable curry), Tibetan bread, momo (dumplings), vegetables, salad pizza (tomato, mushroom, mixed), snacks (papad, prawn), and desserts (rice pudding, apple pie), among others. 

For dinner, we offer similar options, including dhal (lentils), bhat (boiled rice), tarkari (vegetable curry), Tibetan bread, sandwiches, various soups, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable and salad pizza (tomato, mushroom, mixed), momo (dumplings), macaroni, tenduk, spaghetti, noodles, thukpa, pasta, vegetable curry, potato dishes, snacks (papad, prawn), Korean ramen, dessert items (rice pudding, apple pie), hard drinks, and steaks.

Please note that you are responsible for personal bills, including alcohol, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks, at bars, hotels, and tea houses. We will only provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trip.

Best time for the Mustang Jeep safari (March to November)

When planning a tour of Upper Mustang Off Road Jeep Safari, it's important to consider the weather. The best seasons for comfort and views are summer and autumn. However, you can also tour in the summer. Winter sees most residents leave Upper Mustang to avoid cold and snow.

Spring (March to May), is favorable for this tour. The weather is mild with daytime temperatures ranging from 16 to 22°C, although nights can be colder, with temperatures dipping below 0°C.

Summer (June to August) is the monsoon season in Nepal, but Upper Mustang is an exception due to its location in the rainshadow area of the Himalayas. It makes it a perfect time to tour the region. The locals celebrate a horse festival called Yartung festival on the full moon day in August. The temperature ranges from 16 to 25°C during the day and 3 to 0°C at night.

Autumn (September to November) provides clear skies and great mountain views, although afternoons can be windy. Daytime temperatures range from 12 to 20°C, with nights cold at -8 to -4°C.

The tour season ends in November, and lodges close as villagers migrate to other regions to avoid the cold. Additionally, the trails become covered with snow, making tours almost impossible.

Group/single

We arrange both group and individual tours, catering to your specific needs. We can accommodate any group size. For larger groups, we offer generous discounts. We add an assistant guide for a group of twelve or more.

Trip grade and fitness

This tour is easy in terms of physical exertion. Tour members involve minimum walking as this is a Jeep tour. We will stop at various places to soak in the beauty and satisfy our curiosity. No technical skills are not necessary. 

Being in good physical condition is preferable but not required for the tour. However, you might consider participating in light exercises such as jogging for a few weeks before the trip. The more physically fit you are, the more you will enjoy the tour.

To join our Upper Mustang trek (Mustang safari), you should be in average health with a positive attitude and self-confidence. If you have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, or blood diseases, please inform us before booking the trek.

Typical day

Every day promises a fresh and exciting experience. From admiring breathtaking scenery to sampling local delicacies and exploring charming villages and towns, our knowledgeable and amiable guides will be with you at every step, sharing fascinating information about each location.

The day begins with a steaming cup of coffee or tea to energize you for the adventures ahead. After a hearty breakfast, the tour typically starts between 7 and 8 AM, depending on the hike's duration and difficulty.
After a three to four-hour drive, we stop for lunch en route to our next destination. You'll have an hour to rest before continuing with a shorter, two to three-hour afternoon tour. Once we arrive at the overnight destination, you can snack on extra dietary foods and explore the surroundings until nightfall.

We serve dinner around 6 to 7 PM, after which you can unwind with friendly conversations and reflect on the day's experiences. Your tour leader/guide will brief you about the next day's itinerary. After the briefing, you can entertain yourself by reading books, watching mountaineering videos, or playing games such as Monopoly and cards. Many visitors also enjoy learning the basics of the Nepalese language from our crew.

Electricity and water

You'll find electricity available for recharging your camera and mobile batteries in all lodges throughout the tour. However, you might have to pay for this service. For water on the trek, you can either purchase bottled mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops or refill your water bottle with boiled water available in lodges and teahouses. Additionally, we strongly recommend the use of water purification tablets before drinking. 

We advise you against drinking water from rivers, taps, or wells in the trekking region, as the water may not be safe for consumption.

Communication

You can access internet services at the lodges where you will be staying, though there will be an additional service charge for using this service. You can use this connection to contact your family and friends, but at higher altitudes, we will rely on phone communication.

Our Kathmandu office will stay in touch with all tour teams through the team guide at least once daily to ensure that the tour is proceeding as expected. While you can purchase a local SIM card in Kathmandu, please be aware that signal strength may be weak in some areas.

Travel Insurance

As this trek involves moderate difficulty and high-altitude terrain, there are potential risks associated with altitude sickness and unforeseen events. Therefore, travel insurance is mandatory for all trekkers.

To ensure your trek safety, Discovery World Trekking requires all trekkers to provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy. The policy must cover medical expenses, emergency repatriation, helicopter-rescue, and evacuation expenses up to the highest trek altitude (4,000m).

While we can recommend insurance companies based on our previous clients' experiences, we do not sell travel insurance. Moreover, we request you send us a copy of your detailed insurance information within one week of booking the trek. In emergencies, we will use your insurance policy and documents to arrange an effective rescue.

Before purchasing travel insurance, please call the insurance company to confirm they provide helicopter rescue and evacuation coverage up to 4000m. Do not solely rely on the insurance company's website content.

Passport and visa

Only Indian citizens do not need a visa to enter Nepal. Other foreign nationals must have a visa to enter Nepal. However, citizens from China and SAARC (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) countries are eligible for the free visa. 

Citizens from most other countries can receive an arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport, provided they have a valid passport with at least six months of validity, a passport-sized photo, and visa fees. The current cost for a 30-day visa is USD50, payable in cash. Children under ten will receive a free visa. You can also get a visa at immigration checkpoints along Nepal-India and Nepal-China borders. 

However, citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan may not be eligible for an arrival visa. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, you should contact your local Nepalese embassy to obtain a visa. It's important to note that visa regulations are subject to change without notice, so it's advisable to check the website of the Nepalese immigration department at https://immigration.gov.np/ for the latest information.

Money Exchange

The official currency of Nepal is Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs), with the exchange rate being around 130 NPR for 1 USD.

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and mainly in Thamel. Legal money exchanges display current rates publicly. Please note only INR (Indian Rupees) notes of 100 and 2,000 are considered legal tender in Nepal.

While traveler cheques may offer better security, we recommend you bring cash and exchange it in Kathmandu to avoid long bank processes and high commission rates.

ATMs in Kathmandu (and Thamel) allow you to withdraw cash in Nepali Rupees. Most of these ATMs are open 24 hours. However, the maximum withdrawal amount from these ATMs is 35,000 Rupees, with a processing fee of 500 Rupees when using a foreign card. While exchanging money at banks and other financial institutions, you need to pay a service fee of around four percent or more, depending on the bank/financial institution. 

It's important to note that most established banks in Asia will not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes, so ensure you have new and clean notes.

Luggage

We advise you to bring only the essentials to the tour. You can leave your excess luggage at your hotel or Discovery World Trekking store for free. There is a luggage weight limit on domestic flights. You probably do not need a porter as this is a jeep tour. We will recheck your luggage during the tour briefing to ensure you have all the required things. 

Extra personal expenses

At Discovery World Trekking, we cover most costs during the jeep tour. However, please note that the package price does not cover food and lodging expenses in Kathmandu, nor does it include lunches and dinners in Pokhara. 

Aside from the trekking package cost, trekkers will need spending money to cover personal expenses such as visa processing fees, purchasing a travel insurance policy, buying hot (tea/coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks, snacks, tips to crew members, buying souvenirs, paying for hot showers, recharging mobile phones and batteries, and purchasing mineral water.

To cover these expenses, we recommend you bring cash in major currencies and exchange it for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu. You can use your credit card to withdraw Nepali Rupees from an ATM, but please remember that your bank may charge a fee for this service.

Tour Safety

At Discovery World Trekking, safety is our top priority. We implement various measures to ensure your safety and security. Throughout the Upper Mustang trek (jeep tour), we carry all necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. Additionally, our trek/tour leaders and guides have completed comprehensive wilderness first aid training. If a trekker becomes ill, the tour leader has the authority to decide whether to continue with the trek or descend immediately. Moreover, we always hike together as a group to enhance safety. If you get seriously ill, we will deploy a helicopter (funded by insurance) and bring you to safety.

Discovery World Trekking crew

During your Upper Mustang Tour, our experienced guide will accompany you. Our team comprises locals from the high Himalayan regions, and they possess remarkable physical endurance at high altitudes. We highly value all our crew members and ensure that they are fairly compensated. In addition to salary, we provide insurance coverage, proper clothing, food, and lodging throughout the tour. Additionally, our staff members receive prompt medical attention when ill or injured.

Our primary goal is to ensure our team members are happy since only happy individuals can spread joy to others. Furthermore, our guides have undergone extensive wilderness first aid training and hold government-authorized trekking/tour guide certificates. They are fluent in English and other major languages, have received conservation and biodiversity training, and possess rock climbing experience.

Responsible travel

We know that unsustainable tourism can harm trekking regions. Hence, we make a concerted effort to minimize our impact on tour regions by leaving only footprints behind. In addition, Discovery World Trekking collaborates with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to arrange eco-friendly tours that benefit both travelers and local communities in these trekking regions. We do not litter and dispose of waste properly and encourage our clients to do the same. 

Booking and payment

Discovery World Trekking is a Nepal government-authorized and bonded trekking and touring operator, conducting treks and tours all over Nepal for over a decade. We are also members of the trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), so you can confidently book trips with us.

To secure your booking, we require a 10% advance payment that you can forward to us through bank transfer, Wise, or online via our website. You can pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu, and we accept payment in cash, bank transfer, or credit card. We will let you know payment details and available modes of payment via email.

We request you send us the necessary documents, such as a passport copy, passport-sized photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week of booking the trek.

Tipping

While tipping is not mandatory, it is widely accepted in Nepali culture as a sign of acknowledging excellent service. The tip amount is at the traveler's discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided, trip/tour length, and the cost of the trip/tour. We recommend that you tip collectively at the end of the trek. 

Last-minute booking

While we recommend you book treks/tours in advance, Discovery World Trekking does offer a provision for last-minute bookings. If you choose this booking option, you must complete 100 percent of the trip/tour cost 48 hours before the tour departure date.

We always strive to conduct trek at any time. However, in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us accountable for any delays caused by unforeseeable circumstances such as bad weather or unavailable lodging. For last-minute bookings, contact us via Viber, WhatsApp, or phone at +977-9840055491 (Paul) or email [email protected] for more information.

Trip extensions

Once you finish the tour, if you have some time to spend in Nepal, we can organize various activities for you, such as sightseeing in and around Kathmandu, going on a Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing, and much more.

Feedback

Discovery World Trekking will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu after the tour completion. After dinner, we will provide you with a trek/tour achievement certificate, and this is also a great time to give us your feedback. If you are happy with our service, we encourage you to leave positive reviews on travel portals. 

Useful info

The Upper Mustang jeep tour consists of fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara. If these dates do not suit you, we can reschedule the trek to accommodate your availability.

Please note that the itinerary provided is a general outline, and changes may be necessary due to external factors beyond our control, such as unstable weather, lodging and campsite unavailability, governmental decrees, trail and ecological conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances. While it is highly unlikely that changes will occur, you cannot hold us responsible for adjustments made due to circumstances beyond our control.

In the event of an itinerary adjustment or the need to redirect to other trails and areas, the lead guide will decide based on the best interest of the trek group.

Trip Departure Dates

Note to solo travelers:

If you are a solo traveler, please contact us via Call/WhatsApp/Viber at +977-9840055491 or email [email protected] before booking the trip to confirm the departure date.

You can also use our Free Trip Planner to plan your trip.

Book this trip with us. Here are the upcoming dates. Feel free to share this trip with your friends and family. For custom trips or general inquiries contact us.

Trip Start and End Point
Kathmandu / Kathmandu

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No. of PersonsPrice per Person
2 PaxUS$ 1850
3 PaxUS$ 1800
4 PaxUS$ 1720
5 - 7 PaxUS$ 1650

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