Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

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US$ 2,150 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    14 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    4,000 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Motor Bike

  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Summer (May,Jun)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Relaxation, freedom, and the sensation of being a different person are all on this Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour. Riding a motorbike through Upper Mustang (the last forbidden kingdom) adds a new dimension of adventure. If you enjoy riding motorbikes or going on road trips, this 14-day Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour will allow you to experience an unconventional road journey towards Nepal's desert area. 

Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour is one of the most thrilling & exciting experiences to pursue among others. Once you begin your adventure, you will encounter endless rows of hills, waterfalls, and even extreme trials when the terrain is tough and the thin alpine air.

Motorbike Tour to Upper Mustang takes you to the last remaining Tibetan kingdom, which lies in Trans Himalayan Area, and only a few tourists per anum are permitted to visit this completely unexplored region.

People here are Tibetan and Thakali, hence the region is culturally diverse. Upper Mustang is a mixed bag of cultural fusion between Tibetan and Nepalese. 

Our motorbike tour takes you to the sideways curvy valleys, glacier lakes to view, and to the close proximity of the high Himalayan Mountains, which we bet will astound you. Plus, the mountain people's warm hearts and bright smiles make all your biking experience worthwhile.

Their friendly greetings and gestures will make you feel at ease, causing you to want to stay. For any motorbike ride lover, the Mustang excursion on the bike will be one of the best journeys they've ever taken.

We ride from Kathmandu to Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang's old walled city, and return, all the way to Kathmandu. As you travel from Jomsom to Lo Manthang, you will pass through various villages such as Eklo Bhatti and Tangbe, etc. Travelers are still not allowed to enter Upper Mustang. As a result, there are fewer tourists, giving those who do go the impression of doing something unique and different. The terrain is also one-of-a-kind and unlike any other.

Mustang Motor Bike Tour Brief Highlights

  • Explore the untouched Region of Nepal 
  • Get the amazing feel of a riding trip 
  • Travel to Lo Manthang across the harsh and dry terrain of Jomsom and Kagbeni.
  • Get a feel of Tibet's diverse culture and traditions.
  • As you go through interesting tunnels and monasteries, you'll be transported back in time (History).
  • Enjoy local beverages such as apple wine and locally manufactured brandy in Marpha.
  • Visit Muktinath antique temple, which is important and holy to both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Get fascinated by a view of the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge.

Best Season for Upper Mustang Bike Ride

While you may visit Upper Mustang practically any day of the year, most travelers prefer to visit during the autumn and spring seasons. In these two seasons, riding a bike while admiring the stunning beauty of nature sounds brilliant. The weather will be beautiful, with a clear view of the landscape and a bright blue sky. While riding the motorcycle, you may observe beautiful multicolored flowers, lush grass, and the smiling faces of the locals.

Exploring Upper Mustang by motorcycle in the winter can be challenging due to the glowing white snow that covers the trail, making it difficult to ride smoothly and causing your bike to slip. When riding a motorcycle in the cold, you must take caution.

Permits and Entrance fees for Upper Mustang Motor Bike Riding Trip

Upper Mustang is regarded as Nepal's last forbidden kingdom. To enter this region and undertake the motorbike riding adventure, two permissions are required.

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) will cost NPR 3000.00 P/P or  USD 30 per person
  • Restricted Area Permit (RAP) will cost USD 500.00 Per Person for 10 days and USD 50 per person per day additional to extend duration

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport,  A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will be there to receive you and escort you to the hotel. After the checking formalities, you can rest in your hotel room. 

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour on Motorbike.

🕑 Full Day Ride

Max Altitude: 1,300 m

Today after having breakfast, you will be exploring Kathmandu city on Motorbike. You will visit some of the UNESCO world heritage site, which includes Pashupatinath Temple, the holy temple of Hindu to worship Lord Shiva, Kathmandu (Basantapur) Durbar Square, New road & Ason Markets, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple).

After exploring these places, we will meet at our office to discuss the upcoming motorbike trip. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 3: Motorbike Ride to Pokhara (210 KM)

🕑 6/7 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 850 M

Having the morning breakfast, we will start on our journey to Upper Mustang from Kathmandu heading towards Pokhara. It will take a 6 to 7 hours ride to reach there. 

On the way you can stop and try some delicious local fish in Malekhu, you can see the route towards Gorkha and lots of small and pretty human settlements. Riding the bike along with the Trishuli River on the highway will be the best experience. After reaching Pokhara you can rest and relax in the hotel and roam around the lakeside area in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 4: Motorbike Riding to Tatopani (111 KM)

🕑 5/6 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 1190 M

Today after breakfast, we start our motorbike riding the road towards Tatopani. We will ride through Kusma & Baglung. Riding along with the Gandaki River will take us to Beni. Once you've passed through Beni, the terrain becomes more rugged, and you'll be riding on a gravel road to Tatopani. After reaching there you can enjoy the hot spring and relax your muscles. Overnight stay in Tatopani. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Scenic Bike Ride to Kagbeni (68 KM)

🕑 6 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 2820 M

Leaving Tatopani, the ride will become more exciting. Your ride today will take you to the Kali Gandaki Valley, the world's deepest gorge. To go to Marpha, you'll have to cross through Ghasa and Tukuche. This hamlet is well-known for its beautiful apple orchards and sparkling apple wine. Following Marpha comes Jomsom, which offers the first glimpse of the bleak trans-Himalayan vistas. It's a large settlement set against a backdrop of barren mountains devoid of flora.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Motor Bike Ride to Ghilling (26 KM)

🕑 4/5 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 3660 M

The Motorbike ride will take you on an adventure through Kagbeni the next morning, after breakfast and the ride to Upper Mustang. Because this is where the real fun begins, you must have your permissions examined at police checkpoints.

You'll be riding towards Chhusang Village after crossing the Kali Gandaki River, followed by the surreal vistas of Samar Village, Syangboche La, and Bhena La. After around 4 hours of driving, you will arrive in Ghiling, where you will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Scenic Ride to Tsarang (14 Km)

🕑 2/3 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 3590 M

This phase of the journey will take you on high-altitude routes connecting the Upper and Lower Mustang. The route is covered in snow throughout the winter months so it will be a little bit difficult to ride a motorbike. The motorcycle trip will take you through Gyami Khola's mysterious landscape, as well as the little towns of Ny La, Ghami La, and Chinggel.

After going through Dhakmar Village, you will arrive in Tsarang, where you will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 8: Scenic Ride to Lo-Manthang (12 KM)

🕑 2 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 3860 M

The drive from Tsarang takes you through Sungda La and Lo La before arriving in Lo Manthang, the walled kingdom's capital. Many peaks will be visible along the way, including the Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Bhrikuti, among others.

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the region's ancient monasteries and beautiful caverns. Stay overnight in the tea house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 9: Explore Riding around in Chhosar and Nepal Tibet Border 6/7 Hours Day Ride

🕑 6/7 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 4,660 (Near by Border)

We Visit Namgyal Monastery, an Ancient  Nepal Tibet fort, the further border between Nepal and Tibet Kora La, at an elevation of 4,660 meters ( depending on season and local condition), which connects the Nepal-Tibet border. This is a beautiful location with a high altitude pass. The ride will bring you to Chhosar after the drive to Kora La, which is littered with caves for daily life, meditation, and even burial. After such a long day, the night would be spent at Lomang-thang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 10: Scenic Ride Back to Syangboche

🕑 6/7 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 3,500 M

It is a downhill ride from Chhosar to Syangboche, passing through Ghami, Tamagaun, and Ghiling. You can also visit the Chungsi Cave, which is located on the road to Syangboche. A night spent in Syangboche would be amazing because of the landscape seen from the lodge and village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 11: Scenic Ride continues to Marpha via Muktinath

🕑 6/7 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 3,800 M

Today we will drive to Marpha via Muktinath shrine, at an elevation of 3,800 meters, which is one of the highest holy locations. Because it is mentioned in the Vishnu Purana as well as Buddhist texts, it is significant to both Hindus and Buddhists. The area is also regarded as a Shakti Peeth. The shrine is encircled by 108 holy taps, and it is said that soaking in all of them will purify the spirit and mind completely. It is an incredible sight to see on the route to Marpha. The drive continues through Kagbeni and Jomsom to Marpha, where you will spend the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 12: Ride Back to Pokhara

🕑 7/8 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 850 M

We'll return to Pokhara via Larjung, Kalopani, Ghasa, and Beni, where we'll have lunch before continuing on to Kusma. It is made up of rocky footpaths and mud tracks that run parallel to the Kali-Gandaki River, rather than a pitched road.

You can go boating in Phewa Lake and explore the island temple after landing in Pokhara. If you have some free time, ask your guide to take you to the World Peace Pagoda, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains, valley, and lake all at once. For the night stay in Pokhara, hotel arrangements will be arranged in advance so that you can be in the most comfortable condition possible.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 13: Motorbike Riding Back to Kathmandu

🕑 6/7 Hours Ride

Max Altitude: 1350 M

The remaining leg of the travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take roughly 6-7 hours until we check into a hotel in Kathmandu for the night. You're all by yourself. You will join the Himalayan Trekkers for a farewell dinner and a discussion of your trip experience in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Airport

Check out of the hotel after breakfast to catch your flight to the airport, which will be assessed by a Himalayan trekker’s representative. We will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time. We're looking forward to hearing from you, and we'll see you at the next leisure/vacation. Have a pleasant trip.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport Transfers by private transportation 
  • Hotel transfers by private transportation
  • Royal En-field Bike, Fuel, Basic tools & Spares
  • Twin/Double Sharing 3* Standard Category Accommodations (3 Nights) in Kathmandu
  • Twin/Double Sharing 3* Standard Category Accommodations (3 Nights) in Pokhara
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu and  Pokhara
  • Standard lodges/guesthouses/guest house accommodation throughout the riding trip
  • All meals - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip
  • An Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Back-up Vehicle to carry the luggage, motorbike spares, parts, and a mechanic
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit)
  • ACAP and TIMS Fees
  • Welcome or Farewell Dinner as per your convenience.
  • All the road taxes, government taxes, and office service charges

Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Upper Mustang Special( Restricted) permit USD 500.00 P/P for 10 Days entrance
  • Personal Expenses (Alcoholic beverages, drinks, laundry, phone bills, etc.)
  • Personal Riding Gears and clothing
  • Personal Insurance and emergency evacuation fee 
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the includes section

We will make arrangements in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a 3 Star standard category accommodations with breakfast. All rooms are twin/double sharing, but if you require additional accommodations, we can accommodate you. The entire motorcycle tour will be based on twin sharing in local tea houses (local guest homes).

Only in Kagbeni and Jomsom will you find rooms with an attached bathroom. The rest of the overnights are in rooms with shared restrooms. All of the tea houses have public restrooms outside of your room. Upper Mustang has a limited number of tea house accommodations, and during peak season, there may be an overabundance of trekkers and visitors.

Meals During the Motor Bike Tour

There are many eateries to select from in Kathmandu and Pokhara for your lunch and dinner. Breakfast is included in the package offered by the same hotel where you are staying. Breakfast and dinner are provided by the same tea houses where you will be staying throughout your road trip. Lunch will be served on the way to a convenient location.

On the Upper Mustang Motorbike tour, hotels and restaurants serve international-level cuisine and you can enjoy what suit your taste bud.

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