Mustang is a beautiful region of Nepal that lies between the Nepal-Tibet border. It is filled with breathtaking scenery, excellent off-road riding, a thriving culture and an immediate impression that this is a region that appeals to all of your senses. The Mustang region is a magnificent gift to the earth that must be seen to be believed. We can observe the uniqueness of the treeless terrain, rocky paths, views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas in Nepal's Upper Mustang region. Upper Mustang is one of the world's best conserved locations, having been a restricted territory until 1992 and only accessible to non-Nepali trekkers fifteen years ago.
Nothing beats the feeling of motorcycle tour to Mustang. Relaxation, freedom and the sensation of being a different person are all on the road to Mustang. Furthermore, riding a motorcycle through Upper Mustang offers a unique level of adventure. Because this is not your standard Himalayan trip, your riding skill and endurance will be tested to the maximum on the Upper Mustang motorbike tour. When compared to the magnificent beauty and cultural lifestyle of the inhabitants that the journey has to offer, the challenge of riding is nothing.
The route winds its way up and down the edge of the Mustang valley, providing breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains, fascinating valleys, and green grass cultivated hills. The view improves as you ascend and the fresh mountain air refreshes you. Once you begin your adventure, you will encounter continuous rows of hills, waterfalls and even extreme difficulties when the terrain is tough and the thin alpine air hits your face directly. There are valleys to ride through, glacier lakes to see and the proximity to the Himalayan Mountains will astound you.
Kathmandu is the starting point for the Upper Mustang Bike Tour. You will start your bike ride from Kathmandu to reach Pokhara on the first day. From Pokhara you will head towards Beni and then start riding down the Kali Gandaki Valley on a dry and rough track to reach Kagbeni. From there, you will continue riding uphill towards Muktinath from Kagbeni. Muktinath is the holy temple of Lord Shiva. The ride then continues along the trail to Upper Mustang's forbidden land.
Lo-Manthang is reached after passing via the settlements of Chele, Syangboche, and Tsarang. The former "Kingdom of Lo's" walled capital, Lo-Manthang, is home to numerous ancient monasteries and well-preserved Tibetan culture and history. We will return from Lo-Manthang through some new single-track roads with spectacular views of the surrounding high peaks and magnificent valleys. We will ride through Marpha's apple orchards and continue downhill to Tatopani, where you may wash away your exhaustion after a fantastic riding experience. Then we will ride from Tatopani to reach Beni. With a ride from Beni to Pokhara and ultimately to Kathmandu, the adventurous and thrilling bike tour journey to Upper Mustang will come to an end.
Days Itinerary Ride Distance (in km)
1. Arrival in Kathmandu -
2. Ride from Kathmandu – Pokhara 200 km
3. Ride from Pokhara – Kalopani 125 km
4. Ride from Kalopani - Muktinath – Kagbeni 65 km
5. Ride from Kagbeni – Ghami 27 km
6. Ride from Ghami – Lo Manthang 16 km
7. Rest Day
8. Ride to China border
9. Ride from Lo Manthang – Ghiling 23 km
10. Ride from Ghiling – Kagbeni 24 km
11. Ride from Kagbeni – Tatopani 66 km
12. Ride from Tatopani – Bandipur 178 km
13. Ride from Bandipur – Kathmandu 147 km
14. Final Departure