Mustang overland tour itinerary is a short itinerary aiming to fulfill the wishes of those visitors who do not have a long vacation and for those who want to avoid physical work. If you wish, it can be customized on a flight, driving, and trekking basis in accordance with your requirements.
Day 01 : Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu and rest in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara
You will have almost half an hour of direct flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is the most beautiful place in Nepal surrounded by lakes and gorgeous mountains. Many visiting sites like monasteries, temples, caves, and museums are situated there where you can go and pass your time.
Day 02 : Drive to Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom
This is the first day of your actual journey. After having your breakfast early in the morning in Pokhara, your journey goes ahead on a private vehicle. It takes almost 7 hours to reach Jomsom, the destination of this day. Your drive begins and goes along the Kaligandaki River. It continues towards a Kalopani village and finally stops at Jomsom. During riding, you will see astonishing mountain views like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Day 03 : Drive to Tsarang and Explore Tsarang. Overnight in Tsarang
This is the second day of your Mustang overland tour. Today, you are going to Tsarang, a historical place in Upper Mustang. You will have a ride along the Kaligandaki River again and it moves ahead continuously through Tukuche and Marpha (popular for apple farming). Ultimately, your driving takes you to Tsarang where you can explore the stupas, monasteries, and others.
Day 04 : Hike to Ghar Gompa and drive to Lo Manthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang
Today, you will have a short hike to Ghar Gompa. It is a beautiful monastery, built by a Buddhist saint, Guru Rinpoche. You may feel surprised after watching the painting sculpture of this gompa.
Then you will have a ride to your final destination i.e. Lo Manthang. As you reach near to nearer to Upper Mustang, you will be greeted by the closest views of Himalayas like Annapurna I, Nilgiri, and so on. Then you will enter into the amazing walled city in the arid land of Nepal.
Day 05 : Explore the higher reaches of Lo Manthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang
This is an exploration day of the Mustang overland tour. So, you will spend your entire day uncovering the hidden mystery of Lo Manthang. Nagual gompa, King’s Palace, caves, and monasteries are the prime visiting sites of Mustang valley. You will be amazed by knowing that some caves are still in use for meditation purposes. You may also learn the lifestyle and culture of the Mustangi people in detail.
Day 06 : Drive back down to Muktinath and explore Muktinath. Overnight in Muktinath
Today, you are driving back to Muktinath where you are going to visit a Muktinath Temple, a secondary feature of the Mustang overland tour. It is a beautiful temple where both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages go for getting salvation. A part of it, the surrounding views of landscapes and the Annapurna Massifs are outstanding.
Day 07 : Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara
This is the final driving of your journey and your ride goes back to by following the previous pathways and leaves you at Pokhara.
Day 08 : Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu
Today, you are going back to Kathmandu by previous airways.