Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Trip
Slightly to the northwest of Kathmandu, can be reached 25 minutes light to Jomsom and 5 days walking from Jomsom. But now it is accessible by Jeep.
A region of unspoiled beauty, it has been open to outside tourists only since 1995, there continues to be strict limits applying entry fees of US$ 500 per person.
Surrounded on all sides by calm and snowy mountains. Mustang is a very mountainous under developed area of Nepal in the Himalayas. The air is thin here. The average altitude is around 15000 ft.
To involve our members in the environmental landscape, unexplored adventure and religious culture of Upper Mustang region of Northern Nepal in the behind of the Himalayan Mountains. Members are expected to experience an ancient Buddhist region, and remote villages and their life style.
Minimum 4 and maximum 12 People
Passport and visa requirement
Valid passport and tourist visa required for entry into Nepal. Tourist visa available upon arrival.
Entry permit and fees
This region is protected region of Nepal. Each traveler has to pay US$ 500 per person to the Government of Nepal as Royalty for a week trip in this region. Entry fee of Rs 2000 for ACAP and Rs 100 as TIMS. Our cost includes all these fees.
The upper Mustang region is a remote, lightly populated area situated in mountainous terrain. Elevation range from above 3000 meters in the valleys to over 5000 meters in the highest mountain passes.
Temperatures range from -1 degree Celsius in the night to over 25 Celsius in the afternoon. Each day very windy after 12 p.m. Very little rain falls during summer time. Terrain ranges from low angle trails and a road in the valleys to high angle ascents over the mountain passes.
At high elevations above sea level, we expect our members to be in good physical condition. We will require a health statement from your doctor before departure. Primary health hazards are altitude sickness, sun exposure and the occasional twisted ankle.
Basic Medical facilities are available in the region for primary treatment.
If an emergency evacuation is necessary, the injured person will be transported to the nearest health post or air transport to hospital in Pokhara or Kathmandu. Helicopter chartered can be arranged.
For breakfast, expect eggs, toast, cereal, pancakes and French toast with hot tea and coffee. For dinner and lunch, expect variety of hot soups, vegetables, beans, lentils, bread, cheese, noodles, and rice dishes with chicken. Also, if any member has any diet restrictions, you must inform us so that we can prepare your food to your liking.
Experienced travelers always travel LIGHT. Bring enough clothes for the trip. We recommend the following supplies for our members.
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking boots (broken in)
- Wool socks and inner liners
- Hiking shorts and T-shirts
- Long pants and long sleeve shirts
- Wool sweater and wind proof jacket
- Hat and rain poncho
- Small toiletries and toilet paper (a must)
- Strong flashlight and extra batteries
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Camera and binoculars
- First aid kit and blister pads
- Comfortable walking shoes, socks and sandal
Day 01, Arrive Kathmandu: You will be met on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to hotel of your choice. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02, Kathmandu: This morning tour Kathmandu and Swayambhunath Stupa. See Kathmandu Durbar Square including Kastmandap temple (known as temple made from wood of single tree), visit Kumari (the living goddess), temple of Akash Bhairab, Kalbhairab, temple of Taleju, and continue to Swayambhunath Stupa from where you can view all Kathmandu valley. This afternoon rejoin the coach and visit the Patan City. See Patan Durbar Square, including Krishna Mandir and more. Overnight at hotel. B
Day 03, Kathmandu-Pokhara-Beni: Today travel west to Beni. The 8 hours scenic drive gives you spectacular and breathtaking view en-route. We will have stops for lunch, toilet and picture. Overnight at Beni. B/L/D
Day 04, Beni-Jomsom (2743m): Early morning drive to Jomsom. We travel through Tatopani, Ghasa, Marpha and Jomsom along the Kaligandaki Goerge. Overnight in Jomsom. B/L/D
Day 05, Jomsom-Tshuksang (3110m ): After early breakfast, proceed toward Tsehile. The trail follows to the bank of Kaligandaki, somewhere crossing the river. The journey passes the villages of Tangbe & Chunksang. Overnight in Tshuksang. B/L/D
Day 06, Tshuksang-Lo-manthang (Mustang 3800m): Enjoy early breakfast and start journey Today we cross four passes Taklam La (3240m) Dzong La (3550m), Baga La, Yemdo pass (4000m). You travel through Samar, Syangboche, Ghemi, Tserang, and Lo-manthang. There are very few settlements in Mustang. Each village contains about 2-6 families. Overnight in Lo-manthang. B/L/D
Day 07, Lomanthang: Explore Mustang and visit King palace, Monasteries, Low Caste Village, Herbal Medical School, even you can visit with Traditional Herbal Medicine Doctor. Afternoon, join Tiji Festival with locals.
Day 08, Lomanthang-Geling: Travel to Tserang, Ghami. B/L/D
Day 09, Geling-Marpha: B/L/D
Day 10, Marpha-Pokhara:(3050m ) B/L
Day 11, Explore Pokhara your own. B
Day 12, Pokhara-Kathmandu: B/L/D
Day 13, Kathmandu
Enjoy the morning tour of Bhaktapur including Durbar Square, Nyatapola, Potters Square, Dattatraya square and more. An afternoon at leisure and last minute shopping.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14, Departure: Morning at leisure for last minute shopping and relax. An EVERGREEN TOURS representative will be on hand to arrange your airport transfer to connect with your flight, (flights any time). B
Total cost of land arrangement :
Cost includes :
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Pokhara-Lomanthang-Pokhara by private 4WD landcruisers
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Tea houses or lodges available in Jomsom, Tshuksang, Lomanthang, Beni, Marpha.
- Meals as specified in the program
- Service of an English speaking guide
- Service of professional drivers
In Kathmandu and Pokhara we will accommodate at hotel room with private bath facilities, free wifi, centrally located hotels with all standard amenities. The tea houses and lodges in Beni, Jomsom, Marpha, Lomanthang, and Tshuksang are expected more basic.
Our vehicles will be 4WD jeep with seat belts and has space for a luggage for each passenger. We accommodate maximum of 4 people in each jeep.
Cost does not includes:
- Passport and visa fees
- Items other than specified in above.
The trip begins on 07 May 2018 and ends on 20 May 2018
You must arrive in Kathmandu latest by 07 May 2018 to join this trip. The preparation of essential permits needs at least one working day. If permit is delayed to issue due to government holiday or other circumstances then tour schedule will be adjusted accordingly.