Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

13 Days

starting from $4500

$ 4200

Grade:

Moderate

Group Size:

Minimum 2 person

Transport:

Royal Enfield Motorbike

Altitude:

3840m

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour Highlights:

Scenic Landscapes: Traverse through diverse landscapes ranging from lush valleys to arid deserts, with stunning views of snow-capped peaks, ancient monasteries, and traditional villages.

Explore Tibetan Culture: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Upper Mustang, visiting ancient palaces, monasteries, and traditional Tibetan-style villages along the way.

Lo Manthang Exploration: Explore the mystical kingdom of Lo Manthang, with its ancient walled city, majestic palaces, and vibrant local culture.

Muktinath Temple Visit: Pay homage to the sacred Muktinath Temple, a revered pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, known for its 108 water spouts and eternal flame.

Tatopani Hot Springs: Relax and rejuvenate at the natural hot springs of Tatopani, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, providing a perfect respite after long days of riding.

Adrenaline-pumping Rides: Enjoy thrilling rides through challenging terrain, including high-altitude passes, rugged trails, and winding off-roads, offering an unforgettable motorbiking experience.

Unique Cultural Experiences: Witness local festivals, interact with friendly locals, and indulge in authentic Nepalese cuisine, adding depth to your adventure and creating lasting memories.

Stunning Himalayan Views: Marvel at panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including iconic peaks such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri, creating a breathtaking backdrop throughout the journey.

Tour overview

Our 13-day Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour promises an unforgettable adventure through the rugged terrain of Nepal. Starting from the city of temples in Kathmandu and going through the picturesque city of Pokhara, riders will traverse through diverse landscapes, from lush valleys to arid deserts, with stops at Kalopani, Lo Manthang, Muktinath Temple, and Tatopani along the way.

The journey unfolds amidst breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, ancient monasteries, and traditional villages frozen in time. Explore the mystical kingdom of Lo Manthang, immersing yourself in its rich cultural heritage and majestic palaces. Pay homage at the sacred Muktinath Temple, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, before indulging in a rejuvenating soak at Tatopani’s natural hot springs.

Each leg of this motorbike tour promises adrenaline-pumping rides coupled with cultural immersion, making it an ideal expedition for adventure enthusiasts seeking a unique and unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Which bike is suitable for Mustang tour?

For an Upper Mustang Tour, especially considering the challenging terrain and off-road conditions, several bikes are well-suited. Here are some recommendations:

Honda CRF 250: This lightweight and agile dirt bike is an excellent choice for navigating the rugged trails of Upper Mustang. Its off-road capabilities make it a reliable companion for this adventure.

Royal Enfield Himalayan 411: Known for its versatility and robust build, the Himalayan 411 performs admirably on both paved roads and rough paths. It’s a popular choice among riders exploring the Himalayan region.

Royal Enfield Classic 350: A classic cruiser-style motorcycle, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 offers a comfortable ride and decent ground clearance. While it’s not as off-road-focused as the other options, it can still handle the Upper Mustang terrain.

Remember that most of the Upper Mustang route involves off-road riding, so durability, stability, and maneuverability are crucial. Choose a bike that aligns with your riding skills and preferences. Enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes and the unique experience of exploring this preserved region.

Best time to go

The best time to embark on an Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour is during the spring and autumn seasons, typically from March to May and September to November. During these months, the weather is generally stable, offering clear skies and comfortable temperatures for riding through the rugged terrain of Nepal.

Spring brings lush landscapes, blooming rhododendrons, and vibrant colors, while autumn offers crisp air, stunning mountain views, and clear visibility. These seasons also coincide with major festivals such as Tiji Festival in Lo Manthang, adding cultural richness to the journey. However, it’s essential to note that Upper Mustang is located in a rain shadow area, so even during the monsoon season (June to August), the region experiences minimal rainfall, making it possible to undertake the tour with proper preparation.

Itinerary

01 DAY

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. (1400m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the city before being whisked away to your hotel nestled in the vibrant district of Thamel. As twilight descends, gather anticipation for your adventure as you meet with your knowledgeable guide for a comprehensive trip briefing, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Nepal.

02 DAY

Test ride to Nagarkot (2175m) and Bhaktapur and visit temples in Kathmandu 65 KM - 3/4 hrs ride

On the first day, we will go on a test bike ride to Nagarkot, relishing the thrill of winding roads and panoramic vistas along the way. Explore the ancient city of Bhaktapur, immersed in its timeless architecture and rich cultural heritage.

We will return to our hotel in Kathmandu, where comfort awaits, providing a peaceful haven for a restful overnight stay, rejuvenating for the adventures that lie ahead.

03 DAY

Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) - 200 KM - 6 hrs ride

After breakfast, ready to set off on an exhilarating Royal Enfield ride from your Kathmandu hotel to Pokhara, tracing the scenic path alongside the tranquil Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers. Take some breaks at picturesque spots along the way, allowing moments of tranquility to wash over you as you absorb the breathtaking surroundings.

With each break, immerse yourself deeper into the beauty of Nepal’s landscapes, relishing the journey as much as the destination itself. Arrive in Pokhara refreshed and invigorated, ready to explore this enchanting lakeside city nestled beneath the towering Himalayas.

04 DAY

Ride from Pokhara to Kalopani (2430m) - 125 KM - 6 hrs ride

Today we will ride from Pokhara hotel to Kalopani, navigating challenging terrain along narrow, winding roads up to Beni. As you traverse off-road tracks, be prepared for an adrenaline-pumping journey amidst stunning landscapes and cascading waterfalls along the Kali Gandaki gorge.

Pushing through rugged terrain, you’ll arrive in Kalopani, greeted by breathtaking vistas and a sense of accomplishment, ready to unwind and soak in the natural beauty of the region.

05 DAY

Ride from Kalopani to Chele/Samar (3050m) - 70 KM - 5 hrs ride

Today, we ride through challenging off-road from Kalopani to Chele. After breakfast, we start our adventure from Kalopani and head towards Chele via the picturesque Marpha, Jomsom, and Kagbeni villages. Along our route, we will take a break for lunch either in Kagbeni or Jomsom.

After enjoying our meal, we will continue our ride towards Chele or Samar, depending on our preference. Throughout the journey, we will be treated to stunning views of mountains and landscapes, offering us the opportunity to explore the local livelihood along the way.

06 DAY

Ride from Chele to Lo-Manthang (3840m) - 41 KM - 3 hrs ride

Today, we set out for Lo-manthang, the ultimate destination of our journey. Our day begins with a hearty breakfast in Chele before we hit the road. Though the distance from Chele to Lo-manthang is relatively short, we traverse through dusty off-road paths.

On the way, we will have breathtaking views of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains. We’ll take some breaks along the way to capture some memorable photographs. Upon arrival in Lo-manthang, we’ll rest for the night at a cozy teahouse, ready to immerse ourselves in the tranquility of this captivating destination.

07 DAY

Visit Korala (Nepal-Tibet border) (4660m) and explore around Lo-Manthang

After breakfast, we will drive to the Korola border (Nepal-China border) which is 20 KM away from Lomanthang. In return, we will visit Chosar cave. Upon our return, we’ll take some time to refresh ourselves before embarking on a leisurely exploration around the Lo-Manthang village.

We’ll stroll through the ancient streets, paying visits to centuries-old monasteries such as The Chode Gonpa, The Jampa Monastery, and Thupchen Gompa.

08 DAY

Ride from Lo-Manthang to Muktinath and visit Muktinath Temple (3800m) - 60 KM - 4 hrs ride

After a memorable two-night stay in Lomanthang, it’s time to retrace our path and continue our adventure. Following a hearty breakfast, we hop on our motorbikes and ride back to Muktinath, tracing the awe-inspiring Himalayan range, adorned by the peaks of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri.

Upon our arrival in Muktinath, we’re drawn to the sacred Muktinath temple, majestically situated atop the hillside, where we immerse ourselves in its spiritual aura and take in the serene surroundings.

09 DAY

Ride from Muktinath to Tatopani (1200m) - 70 KM - 4 hrs ride

Today, we’ll traverse through panoramas, deep canyons, weathered cliffs, and Moraine valleys, transitioning gradually into verdant landscapes and local villages. Following a challenging journey on the rugged, bumpy roads, we’ll unwind by immersing ourselves in a natural hot spring to soothe our tired bodies.

Additionally, we’ll have the chance to savor delicious local cuisines, wander around to explore the surroundings or retire to our lodge for a well-deserved rest.

10 DAY

Ride from Tatopani to Pokhara (850m) - 119 KM - 5 hrs ride

After having breakfast, we began our motorbike journey from Tatopani to Pokhara via Beni Bazaar, we’ll make a memorable stop at Nepal’s longest bridge in Kushma. It is about a 4-hour ride and offers breathtaking vistas along the way. Eventually, we arrive in Pokhara city, concluding our long and exhilarating ride from Mustang.

11 DAY

Rest day at Pokhara

After visiting Mustang, we take a well-deserved rest day in Pokhara. Options abound – from witnessing the sunrise at Sarangkot to marveling at Davis Falls and exploring the mountaineering museum. Moreover, we can opt for a leisurely day by visiting Fewa Lake or simply unwind in the comfort of our beds.

12 DAY

Ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400m) - 200 KM - 6 hrs ride

After breakfast in Pokhara, it’s time to wrap up our Upper Mustang Motorbike tour by journeying back to Kathmandu. Traversing the Prithivi Highway, we follow the scenic route along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers.

As we bid farewell to the majestic landscapes, our ride to Kathmandu promises a blend of reflection and anticipation for the journey’s end.

13 DAY

Departure from Nepal

Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal. Our driver will drop you at the airport 3 hours before of your departure time. We sincerely hope your motorbike tour through Nepal was filled with unforgettable moments and enriching experiences, leaving you with cherished memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Safe travels, and until we meet again amidst the majestic Himalayas!

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive of breakfast.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodations in Pokhara city inclusive of breakfast.
  • 6 nights of local teahouse accommodations in the mountain regions on a sharing basis.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner at a typical local restaurant with cultural dance performances.
  • 3 meals daily during the tour. (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Fresh seasonal fruits every evening after dinner.
  • An experienced tour guide and mechanic for your motorbike tour.
  • Backup vehicle to carry your luggage during the entire tour.
  • Special permits of the Upper Mustang region as required.
  • Annapurna conservation area entry permits fees.
  • Royal Enfield motorbike for each person for the entire tour.
  • All the required fuel for your motorbike during the tour.
  • First aid medicine for the tour.
  • Company service charges and all the government taxes.
  • Trip completion certificate after the tour.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visa.
  • Tips to the guide and mechanic.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel stay.
  • Any alcoholic beverages and cold drinks during the trek.
  • Your riding gear and travel insurance.
  • Hot shower, battery charging, and use of WIFI in the mountain regions.

13 Days starting from $4500

$ 4200

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