Pokhara to Lo Manthang - Upper Mustang Jeep Tour
- July 25, 2016
-- The impossible is now possible. A private journey by 4WD vehicle into the forbidden kingdom of Mustang and to the fabled, remote walled capital of Lo Manthang. Now you can discover the land behind the Himalayas without trekking and travel across the high passes of the Tibetan plateau by jeep to discover this famously 'off limits' other worldly, wild landscape.
The fabled walled city of Lo Manthang, capital of Mustang, has enticed intrepid adventurers since tourists were first allowed to enter the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. An unforgiving, arid and high altitude mountain desert landscape alongwith the necessity for challenging trekking and costly special permits to enter Upper Mustang were still sufficient to deter most people. Now with the advent of a rough and ready jeep road that extends up through the spectacular Kali Gandaki Valley, between Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, it is possible to travel between and beyond the Himalayas onto the Tibetan Plateau and reach Lo Manthang by 4WD vehicle.
Some things haven't changed though. The ochre coloured, wind eroded, untamed wildness of Mustang remains the same, as does the need for a special permit. But, what has changed is that on this Mustang Jeep Tour you can now reach Lo Manthang and explore this once forbidden mountainscape without having to trek hard and long. Our Mustang Jeep Tour from Pokhara to Lo Manthang over land is very much an adventurous Nepal cultural tour. The landscape has not been tamed and the journey is on a bumpy dirt road, which remains at the mercy of the mountain gods and the climate. However, for those who dreamt of travelling into Mustang and were deterred by the need to trek arduously, a whole new possibility now exists. With our suggested itinerary, we have carefully considered that as it's a bumpy, slow ride (and eventhough the journey could be done quicker) it is desirable not to spend "all day, every day" driving and have endeavoured to find a balance between travelling and the experience overall.
For more on this amazing new trip:http://snowcattravel.com/mustang-jeep-safari-tour