Upper Mustang Jeep Tour: 12 Days

"An all-inclusive Jeep tour to the Upper Mustang Tour."
Good to Know
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3930 m/12894 ft
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Jeep tours and Hiking
  • Best Season March to June and Sept to November


  • Unique Tibetan Culture: Upper Mustang is culturally distinct and strongly tied to Tibetan traditions. The people of this region practice Tibetan Buddhism, and you'll find numerous ancient monasteries, chortens (stupas), and prayer flags scattered throughout the landscape.
  • Gompas and Caves: The region is dotted with numerous ancient monasteries and caves that date back centuries. The most famous is the Lo Gekar Monastery, believed to be the oldest in Nepal. The caves of Upper Mustang are also fascinating, with some containing ancient murals and artifacts.
  • Lo Manthang: The walled capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang, is a captivating town with narrow alleys and traditional mud-brick houses. It's a great place to experience the unique local culture and hospitality.
  • Tiji Festival: If you time your visit right, you might have the opportunity to witness the TiJi Festival, a three-day annual celebration featuring masked dances, cultural performances, and religious ceremonies. It usually takes place in May and is one of the most significant events in the region.
  • Forbidden Kingdom Experience: Until 1992, Upper Mustang was restricted, and foreigners were prohibited from entering. Even today, special permits are required, which adds to the mystique and allure of the region.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: Exploring Upper Mustang by Jeep allows you to venture off the beaten path and reach remote areas that are not easily accessible by other means of transportation.
  • Natural Hot Springs: After a long day of exploration, you can unwind in the natural hot springs found in the region, which offer a therapeutic experience amidst the serene surroundings.
  • Hospitality of Locals: The people of Upper Mustang are known for their warm hospitality and welcoming nature, making the journey even more memorable.

NOTE: Remember that due to the remoteness and challenging terrain, a jeep trip to Upper Mustang requires careful planning, and it's best to go at a safe time of the year, like March, April, May, or September, October, and November to get the most enjoyable experience.

Advantages of booking Upper Mustang Jeep Tour with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Upper Mustang Jeep Tour 2024-2025

Heading on a Jeep ride to Upper Mustang, Upper Mustang, known as the Kingdom of Lo, is a remote and enchanting region in north Nepal. It offers an exclusive and unforgettable experience, especially when explored by Jeep.

The landscape of Upper Mustang is surreal and resembles a barren, high-altitude desert with colorful rock formations, ancient cliffs, and deep canyons. The region is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, making it a photographer's paradise.

Upper Mustang Jeep Ride offers an immersive experience showcasing the stunning landscapes, unique Tibetan culture, and ancient monasteries. If you're looking for an unforgettable journey that combines the thrill of jeep travel with the immersive trekking experience, Trekking Planner Nepal is your perfect travel agency partner.

Trekking Planner Nepal is a renowned and reliable travel agency organizing trips to the Himalayan Region. With years of experience and a team of knowledgeable guides and staff, they are committed to providing you with an authentic, safe, and memorable adventure.

Join Trekking Planner Nepal on this remarkable journey for Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, where the blend of jeep travel and trekking will transport you to a world of ancient mysteries and breathtaking beauty. Let the team of our experts take care of the details while you lose yourself in the magic of the Himalayas.


Where Does the upper mustang jeep tour Begin and End at?

The journey to Upper Mustang via Jeep begins with a scenic drive/flight from Kathmandu to the picturesque town of Pokhara. From there, you'll embark on a thrilling jeep ride along rugged terrain, passing through charming villages and enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The comfort and convenience of a jeep ensure you can access remote areas of Upper Mustang that are not easily reachable by other means.

Upper mustang Jeep Tour itinerary.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Day 2: Full day Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Day 3: Fly to Pokhara or drive to Pokhara from Kathamndu.
  • Day 4: Drive to Marpha via Pokhara or Fly to Jomsom via Pokhara airport.
  • Day 5: Drive to Muktinath.
  • Day 6: Drive to Gami village from Muktinath.
  • Day 7: Drive to Lo Manthang via Syangboche pass.
  • Day 8: Rest and exploration at Lomanthang choose.
  • Day 9: Drive back to Jomsom.
  • Day 10: Drive to Pokhara / fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom.
  • Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu or Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

As you venture deeper into the Upper Mustang, you'll also experience trekking on the rest day, allowing you to immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty and rich culture. The well-planned trekking routes offered by a guide from Trekking Planner Nepal will provide the best experience, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced trekkers for a hike around Lo-manthang

During your journey, you'll have the chance to visit ancient monasteries, explore mysterious caves, and witness the unique customs and rituals of the local people, who have preserved their Tibetan Heritage for centuries. The hospitality of the locals, coupled with the expertise of the Trekking Planner Nepal team, will ensure you feel welcomed and well cared for throughout your adventure.

Why to select Jeep Tour Instead of Trekking Towards Upper Mustang?

While trekking to Upper Mustang is a popular and rewarding option, there are several reasons to choose a jeep tour instead:

  • Time Constraints: Trekking to Upper Mustang can be a physically demanding journey that takes 10 to 14 days, depending on the starting point. For travelers with limited time, a jeep allows them to cover the distance more quickly and efficiently, offering a glimpse of the region's beauty without committing to a multi-day trek.
  • Physical Fitness: Trekking to Upper Mustang requires a reasonable level of physical fitness, as the trails involve walking long distances over varying terrains and at high altitudes. Taking a jeep is a more accessible option for those who may have health concerns or are not prepared for the physical demands of trekking.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Traveling by Jeep offers higher comfort than trekking. You'll have a cushioned seat, protection from weather elements, and more space to move around during the journey. This can be especially appealing for travelers who prefer a smoother and less physically challenging experience.
  • Accessibility to Remote Areas: While trekking does allow you to experience the local culture up close, a jeep provides access to remote areas that may not be covered on standard trekking routes. This way, you can explore more off-the-beaten-path destinations and experience the untouched beauty of the Upper Mustang.
  • Avoiding Weather Challenges: Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, especially during certain seasons. A jeep provides a more reliable means of transportation, reducing the risk of unfavorable weather conditions that may impact trekking plans.
  • Age and Mobility: Jeep travel is more suitable for travelers of all ages, including seniors, who may find trekking challenging due to age-related mobility issues. The jeep journey allows them to experience the beauty of Upper Mustang without physical strain.
  • Photography and Scenic Views: Traveling by Jeep allows you to cover longer distances and provides opportunities for more photography and sightseeing stops. The region's breathtaking landscapes can be enjoyed comfortably from the Jeep's windows.

It's essential to note that while a jeep tour offers these advantages, trekking allows for a more immersive and intimate experience of the local culture and nature. Both options have their unique appeal, and the decision ultimately depends on individual preferences, time constraints, physical fitness, and the kind of experience one seeks to have in Upper Mustang.


Can we get altitide sickness during a jeep tour to upper mustang?

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can occur when ascending to high altitudes too quickly, typically above 2,500 meters (8,000 feet). Upper Mustang is situated at a considerable height, with its lowest point around 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) and some areas reaching over 4,000 meters (13,123 feet). While traveling by Jeep to Upper Mustang involves gaining altitude, the risk of altitude sickness is generally lower than trekking to the region. However, it is still possible to experience mild symptoms of AMS even while traveling by Jeep.

The risk of altitude sickness is mainly lower while traveling by Jeep because the ascent is generally more gradual than trekking. Jeep routes follow established roads that gradually climb in altitude, allowing travelers to adapt more quickly to the changing elevation. Additionally, the time spent at higher altitudes is shorter than during trekking, reducing the risk.

However, it's essential to be aware of the potential risks and take necessary precautions regardless of your mode of transportation. Here are some tips to minimize the risk of altitude sickness while taking a jeep to Upper Mustang:

  • Gradual Ascent: If you drive to Upper Mustang by Jeep, follow a gradual ascent schedule, allowing your body time to acclimate to the increasing altitude. Spend a night at lower altitudes, such as in Kagbeni or Jomsom, before proceeding to higher altitudes, like Lo Manthang.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, as dehydration can exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Smoking: Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking, as they can contribute to dehydration and hinder acclimatization.
  • Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to any signs of altitude sickness, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. If you experience any symptoms, descend to a lower altitude immediately and seek medical attention if needed.
  • Medication: Consult a doctor before your trip and consider taking drugs for altitude sickness prevention, if recommended.
  • Travel with Experienced Guides: If you need to become more familiar with the region or altitude-related risks, consider traveling with an experienced guide or joining a reputable tour operator who can provide proper guidance and support.

Permit and Documents required for taking a jeep to Upper Mustang?

The documents and permit fees for the upper Mustang Drive and permit cost and documentation cost for the Upper Mustang drive and every other thing required is prepared by Trekking Planner Nepal as soon as we confirm the booking.

All the required documents and permits are prepared, and the cost for the upper Mustang Jeep Ride is paid to the government once the bookings are confirmed. So our guests and clients would never have to worry about those. 

  • Restricted Area Permit (RAP): Upper Mustang is considered a restricted area, and all foreign travelers are required to obtain a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to enter. This permit is issued by the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and can only be obtained through registered trekking agencies like Trekking Planner Nepal. You cannot receive the RAP individually; you must apply through a licensed travel agency that will handle the process.
  • Note that at least two travelers are required for the restricted area permits while going toward the upper Mustang.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): while traveling to Upper Mustang via Jomsom, you'll also need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). This permit allows entry into the Annapurna Conservation Area, which you will pass through during your jeep journey.
  • TIMS Card: The Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card is usually required for trekking but may also apply to specific jeep routes. Trekking planner Nepal helps determine whether a TIMS card is necessary and prepares it for your Jeep trip to the upper Mustang.
  • Passport and Visa: As with any travel to Nepal, you must have valid access to your stay in Nepal with a good entry and exit date. Additionally, you'll need a tourist visa to enter Nepal, which you can obtain upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or land border crossings.

Depending on your travel plans and route, other documents may be required for vehicle and travel permits. Trekking planner Nepal guides and drivers will handle these arrangements on your behalf.


What Type of Jeep is Required for Upper Mustang?

Taking a ride to Upper Mustang requires sturdy and reliable vehicles that can handle the challenging terrain and altitudes of the region. The type of jeeps commonly used for this journey are:

  • 4WD Jeeps: Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) jeeps are the most frequently used vehicles for traveling to Upper Mustang. These vehicles have a drivetrain system that provides power to all four wheels, allowing them to navigate rough and uneven terrains with better traction and stability. 4WD jeeps are well-suited for the gravel roads and mountainous paths encountered on the way to Upper Mustang.
  • Land Cruisers: Toyota Land Cruisers are famous for jeep tours to Upper Mustang. They are known for their robust construction, off-road capabilities, and reliability, making them ideal for the challenging conditions of the region.
  • Scorpios/Bulero: Mahindra Scorpio or Mahindra Bulero is another SUV often used for jeep journeys to Upper Mustang. Like Land Cruisers, Scorpios, Bulero are designed for rugged terrains and provide passengers with a comfortable and safe ride.
  • Pajero : Mitsubishi Pajero is another reliable option some travel agencies use for jeep tours to Upper Mustang. Pajero offers good performance on rough roads and can handle the altitude and weather conditions of the region.

Do we Need a Guide for taking a Jeep to Upper Mustang?

Yes, guides are mandatory while going on a jeep ride to Mustang because restricted areas in Nepal require a guide.

  • Local Knowledge and Safety: Local guides are familiar with the area, its culture, and the best places to visit. They can provide valuable insights, help with language barriers, and ensure safety throughout the journey.
  • Road Conditions and Navigation: Upper Mustang has challenging and remote roads, and having an experienced driver familiar with the terrain can be crucial for a smooth and safe trip. In some areas, the streets can be narrow, rocky, and challenging, so having a skilled driver can make a significant difference.
  • Cultural and Historical Insights: Upper Mustang has a rich cultural and historical heritage, and having a guide can provide you with a deeper understanding of the region's traditions, customs, and ancient monasteries.
  • Emergency Situations: A guide can quickly organize assistance and support in unexpected situations like vehicle breakdowns or health emergencies, ensuring a more efficient resolution.

How Many People are Required for a Jeep Ride to Upper Mustang?

At least one or more single people can go for a jeep ride to the Upper Mustang. However, a jeep can generally accommodate around 4 to 6 passengers, depending on size and configuration.

  • Private Jeep Tour: If you prefer a private Jeep tour, you can book the entire Jeep for yourself or your group. This gives you complete control over the itinerary, schedule, and activities during the journey. You can decide the number of people in your group who will travel together in the Jeep.
  • Group Tours: Many travel agencies organize group jeep tours to Upper Mustang. In such cases, the Jeep will be shared with other travelers, and the number of people in the group may vary. Group tours can be a more budget-friendly option, and you can join a scheduled departure with other like-minded travelers.
  • Jeep as Part of a Trekking Group: Some trekking packages to the Upper Mustang may include a jeep ride as part of the itinerary. For instance, you might trek to Upper Mustang and return by Jeep, or vice versa. In this case, the number of people in the Jeep will depend on the number of trekkers in your group.

Whether traveling alone, with a small group, or as part of a larger group, Trekking Planner Nepal can accommodate your preferences and customize the trip accordingly. When booking a jeep ride to Upper Mustang, you must communicate your group size and requirements to our travel agency before booking your trip to Nepal so we can arrange the appropriate vehicle and accommodations for your journey according to your need and necessity.

What is the Suggested Clothing For a Jeep Ride to Upper Mustang?

Clothing Layers.

  • Base Layer: Start with moisture-wicking and quick-drying base layers of synthetic materials or merino wool. These will help regulate your body temperature and keep you dry during the journey.
  • Insulating Layer: Add a warm insulating layer, such as a fleece jacket or down jacket, to provide extra warmth as temperatures can drop significantly, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Outer Layer: Bring a windproof and waterproof jacket to protect against wind, rain, and snow. This layer should be breathable to prevent overheating during the day.
  • Bottoms: Wear comfortable and sturdy trekking pants that allow free movement. Consider packing thermal leggings or long underwear for extra warmth at higher altitudes.
  • Headgear: Carry a warm beanie or hat to keep your head warm. Pack a sun hat or cap to protect yourself from the intense mountain sun.
  • Gloves: Bring insulated gloves to warm your hands, especially during early mornings and evenings.
  • Footwear: Wear comfortable and waterproof hiking boots with good ankle support. Make sure your shoes are broken in before the journey to avoid discomfort.
  • Socks: Pack several moisture-wicking socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
  • Sunglasses: Bring good-quality sunglasses with UV protection to shield your eyes from the intense mountain sunlight.
  • Scarf or Buff: A scarf or a multifunctional buff can come in handy for protecting your neck and face from cold winds and dust.

Why Trekking Planner Nepal for Upper Mustang Jeep Tour?

Trekking Planner Nepal handles all the logistics, including permits, accommodations, and meals, so you can focus on thoroughly enjoying the mesmerizing landscapes and cultural encounters that Upper Mustang offers. Whether seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience or a spiritual journey, this unforgettable expedition promises to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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The Upper Mustang Jeep Tour- 12 Days provides standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if it needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on various airlines, you will be greeted by our senior office personnel and guides and sent to your accommodation in Hotel.

After settling into your hotel and refreshed, Prepare for a briefing on Upper Mustang Jeep Tour- 12 Days, where our guide will provide you with every information about the journey and your time in Nepal with us.

The evening includes a welcome dinner in a lovely and traditional Nepalese restaurant with a folk cultural program.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Depart from the Hotel in the morning for a thrilling tour of Kathmandu's major attractions, including the city and its valley, rich in historical and religious structures, temples, and monasteries that are World Heritage Sites.

  1. Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  2. Pashupatinath Temple.
  3. Bouddhanath Stupa.
  4. Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple).

After an exciting city tour, the afternoon is free to relax and prepare for the upper Mustang jeep ride. Spending overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time820 m/ 2691 ft

if you want comfortable journey you can take a short flight to Pokhara, around 35-40 mins flight.

After breakfast, you will pick up from the hotel and drive to Pokhara. En route, we will see more of the countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms, and beautiful mountain sceneries. (We can also take a scenic 25 min flight to Pokhara.) Pokhara offers magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Machapuchare, the five peaks of the Annapurna Range, and others. Pokhara is a city of lakes and has many beautiful lakes. We can explore the most accessible and attractive, Phewa Lake, during the late afternoon and enjoy boating. Explore, relax, and dine at tranquil Phewa Lake.

  • AccommodationLodge/Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2720m / 8924ft

if you want a comfortable journey you can take a short flight from Pokhara to Jomsom flight – 25 mins.

After breakfast, we start our journey to Mustang. First, we drive west to the town of Beni with the blacktop road and then follow the Kali Gandaki River. The route after Beni is off-road. The Kali Gandaki Valley is the world’s deepest gorge, between Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m) Himalaya. Marpha is a small town where you can experience nature and local cultural activities.

  • AccommodationHotel/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,762 m /12,343 ft

After breakfast, explore the apple farming of Marpha Village and Jomsom local market. Then you will cross Kagbeni village and visit the holy temple of Muktinath and 108 taps dedicated to lord Vishnu. Also, you will visit Jal Devi, where you can see the fire lighting itself (Natural gas), the local town of Muktinath, a Buddhist monastery in Jharkot with incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peak. Overnight Stay in Muktinath. 

  • AccommodationLodge/Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3565m / 11696ft

During the morning, after breakfast, you will visit Kagbeni Monastery and Buddhist School. Before leaving Kagbeni, your guide will check in your special Upper Mustang permit and start your journey to Upper Mustang. First, you will cross the Kali Gandaki River near Chhusang village by Jeep and climb up to Chella Village, Samar Village, Syangboche Village, Bhina, Ghiling and arrive at Ghami village.

Today you will have fantastic landscapes during the day from Syngboche and other places. This is your private trip, so you can stop your Jeep anywhere and enjoy the pictures. Also, you will see the local people with Yak and house caravan, Tibetan culture, and local activities during the day. Spend overnight at Ghami Village. 

  • AccommodationLodge/Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3840 m / 12598 ft

Today you will visit the monastery of Mustang Lo Gager Ghar Gompa, which is a significant monastery in Mustang, Vist Charang monastery, see Lo-Man thang city, "Jampa Gompa," the oldest monastery, built in the early 15th century and also known as the "God house," "Thubchen Gompa" a vast, red assembly hall and gompa built in the late 15th century, "Chodey Gompa," now the leading city gompa and Monastic Museum. Also, you will observe domestic Yaks and cattle caravans, Wonderful Mountain views and landscapes from the passes, a Buddhist school, arts, the king's palace, and local activities in Lo-Manthang.

  • AccommodationLodge/Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3840 m / 12598 ft

Today after breakfast, you will explore Namgyal Gompa, the sky caves of Chhoser, and the SHIJA JHONG cave of Mustang, dating back to over 3,000 years, have been the subject of excavation by archaeologists from around the world. Several other caves near Chhoser have been used for burial, meditation, and living. Also, till now, SKY BURIAL has been used in Upper Mustang, which is in Chhoser and nearby villages. After finishing the sightseeing in local areas, you will drive back to the guesthouse by jeep.

  • AccommodationLodge/Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,743 m /8,999 ft

Today you will drive all the way to Jomsom back, Crossing several local villages, the Kali Gandaki River, Buddhist stupas, and monasteries. Evening you will have time to explore the local market of Jomsom.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude/Time820 m/ 2691 ft

Driving :  7/8 Hours - 158 KM.

We take a drive back to Pokhara, which will take around 6 hours or a flight back to Pokhara, which will take approximately 25 mins. Spend the night at Pokhara.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Driving: 6 Hours. by private transport / (Pokhara Kathmandu flight: 25 minutes).

Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara in a private vehicle, public sharing bus, or a flight from Pokhara, which will be around 45 mins. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

  • MealsBreakfast

Today is the international departure and farewell day after completing your trip toward the next destination.


Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Trip Map
Upper Mustang Jeep Tour: 12 Days Map
What's Included
  • All airport Pick up drops by private vehicle (Both Domestic and International flights).
  • Welcome dinner in an Authentic Restaurant.
  • 03-night deluxe twin/double sharing accommodation with breakfast at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicles in Kathmandu (Entrance fees extra).
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Lomangthan to Pokhara to Kathmandu by jeep
  • 02-night deluxe accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara.
  • ACAP Permit and Special permit for Upper Mustang trek.
  • Lodge/guest house accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).    
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  •  First aid kit box.
  •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  •  Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during trekking (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  •  All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees 
  • All the Internationafaresrfare from and to Kathmandu 
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All necessary entrance fees for the guided sightseeing tours in the city.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given period of the itinerary.
  • Your expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates
  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your needs.
  • This trip is available on both a fixed departure and a private group basis.
  • The trip can be done solo or in a group.
  • We can make the trip favorable according to the budget.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, please contact us.
  • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you.
  • We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us.
  • Call or email now for a private trip: [email protected], mobile: +977-9851071767 (24 hours), WhatsApp, wechat and Viber.
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Equipment and Gear List

trekking iconGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses


  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts


  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

  • The group size typically ranges from 4 to 5 participants, ensuring a personalized experience and smooth logistics. If the group size is, more over sized additional vehicles will be arranged according to the needs.

  • Due to lack of oxygen in the higher altitude, the Jeep might lose some horsepower, and driving in the 1st -3rd gear is the option.

  • Follow the "Leave No Trace" principles, respect local customs, and avoid littering. Contribute to the preservation of this unique environment.

  • It's recommended to pack light due to limited jeep space. Store excess luggage at your starting point and carry only essentials.

  • Yes, travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and evacuations is highly recommended for your safety and peace of mind.

  • Cancellation policies can vary among tour operators. It's advisable to clarify the policy with the Trekking Planner Nepal at the tie of booking.

  • While there might not be strict age restrictions, a reasonable level of fitness and stamina is required to enjoy the time fully.

  • Interacting with locals provides an enriching cultural experience. Respect local customs and engage in a friendly and respectful manner. Nepali people are excellent if you respect their traditions and customs.

  • Interacting with the Loba community, witnessing ancient traditions, and exploring remote villages offer a unique insight into Upper Mustang's culture.

  • The entire route is a photographer's paradise, but sunrise and sunset views, ancient architecture, and local life offer particularly striking photo opportunities.

  • Yes, you can set your devices at lodges or even the Jeep, although charging might be slower due to limited electricity availability.

  • While some areas might have limited mobile network coverage, could you rely on it only partially? Trekking Planner Nepal provides sim cards for customers on arrival in Nepal.

  • Accommodations are typically in local guesthouses and lodges along the route, offering basic amenities and a cozy Himalayan experience.

  • Most lodges and guesthouses offer vegetarian and basic vegan meal options. It's advisable to inform your guide about dietary preferences.

  • The road conditions vary from well-paved sections to rough, unpaved paths. Expect some oof road and graveled uneven areas due to the mountainous terrain.

  • The itinerary includes stops at scenic viewpoints, local villages, and designated resting areas for comfort and relaxation.

  • The Upper Mustang jeep tour lasts 12 days, offering an immersive region experience.

  • The average distance covered by Jeep daily can vary but is generally around 70-100 kilometers or even more sometimes, allowing for exploration and comfort.

  • While the tour avoids extreme altitudes, be cautious of altitude-related illnesses. Consult your doctor before the time, and stay hydrated.

  • Pack comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, warm layers, a rainproof jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, personal medications, and a water bottle.

  • While equipment rentals might be limited, bringing your camera, binoculars, and other personal items is recommended.

  • Engaging in regular cardio exercises and light strength training before the time will help improve stamina and overall fitness.

  • Yes, you'll pass by monasteries like Thubchen Gompa and landmark sites like Choser Cave, adding cultural depth to your journey.

  • You can explore the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang and monasteries and interact with the local Loba community to learn about their unique culture.

  • Professional and experienced drivers are provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Self-driving isn't recommended due to challenging terrain.

  • Sturdy and comfortable 4x4 jeeps are used for the time, ensuring safety and reliability throughout the journey.

  • While the jeep tour avoids walking at extreme altitudes, it's advisable to acclimatize gradually if you experience mild altitude effects.

  • The Jeep tour is relatively moderate in difficulty, suitable for individuals with average driving skill levels. However, a 4X4 vehicle is required for going up toward the upper Mustang.

  • The best times for the jeep tour are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) when weather and visibility are optimal, and try to avoid the rainy season if you're coming for this trip.

  • A special "Upper Mustang Restricted Area" permit is required due to its restricted status. You can obtain it through Trekking Planner Nepal. A guide is mandatory in the local area.

  • You can get to Upper Mustang by diving through Kathmandu to Pokhara, then Marpha Kagbeni Jomsom Gami village lo Manthang then back to Jomsom Pokhara and Kathmandu.

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