Nepal

Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

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Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Trip Grade

Difficulty

difficult

Duration:
14 Days

Trip Overview

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.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Following your arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative from Firante will take you up and sets you off at the selected hotel. It will be then time to acquire our Royal Enfield motorcycles and familiarize ourselves with them. We'll spend some time getting used to the bikes and practicing riding on it. We'll meet for a quick briefing and our first day of Upper Mustang Nepal Motorcycle Tour, will end with a welcome dinner, providing you the taste of local delicacies.

Day 2: Ride from Pokhara – Kathmandu

We will leave Kathmandu early in the morning after eating breakfast. The journey to Pokhara will take approximately 6-7 hours. We'll ride through stunning landscapes and mountain villages, taking in the scenery. After arriving in Pokhara, we'll refresh up and stay in a hotel that provides good sanitary service. If there's still time, we'll go for a lake and Sarangkot bike ride. At supper, any last-minute questions will be addressed.

Day 3: Ride from Pokhara – Kalopani

We'll start early and pass across Kusma, Nepal's longest suspension bridge. On a clear day, we will ride through Beni to Kalopani, which is around 104 kilometers. After Beni, the difficult road begins with breathtaking views of the Himalayas in the background. We will travel down the Kali Gandaki River's bank, which is lined with massive waterfalls. We will stay overnight at a Guesthouse in Kalopani.

Day 4: Ride from Kalopani – Muktinath – Kagbeni

After breakfast at Kalopani, we will proceed to Muktinath temple and Buddhist monasteries, which are located at 3800 meters. We'll witness the famed natural gas-fueled continuous fire as well as 108 water taps where pilgrims can take a shower. We will then return to Kagbeni to stay overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 5: Ride from Kagbeni – Ghami

We'll ride to Ghami for 6-7 hours after a nice breakfast. Ghami, the third largest village in the Lo region, is a must-see for everyone visiting the region. We'll be riding here to view the trail as it passes through farms and local towns with Tibetan-style homes with wide balconies. We'll pass via a poplar tree trial and a barley field.  We will be staying at Guesthouse in Ghami for the night.

Day 6: Ride from Ghami – Lo Manthang

Today's trek to Lo-Manthang takes in spectacular views of the Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna and Bhirkuti mountains. We'll then slowly ascend to Lo's windy pass, from which we can see the Lo-Manthang valley. We will be able to see the lovely walled city with hills on the Tibetan border as we descend to Lo-Manthang. Finally, when we arrive in Lo- Manthang, we will tour the Royal Palace, monasteries, and other sites.

Day 7: Rest Day

Today we will explore the same area Lo Manthang because it is huge and there are still many more gorgeous landscapes and places to ride. As a result, we will learn a lot more about the fascinating Lo- Manthang and have a fun adventure here.

Day 8: Ride to China border

We'll ride towards the China border with good morning wishes and food. For Nepalese, the China border is well-known for importing and exporting products. Salt, in particular, has been traded since antiquity. We will be able to see the wonderful scenery of mountains and trading centers from here. Following that, we will return to Lo-Manthang for the night.

Day 9: Ride from Lo Manthang – Ghiling

Today will be a much more interesting motorbike trip as we go into the Himalayas and drop off the Tibetan plateau, where Annapurna will grow in size. Tsarang will be our next stop. It is one of the most active monasteries in the region. At Samar, we'll pass through some hilly roads before descending the hill. We'll travel through Ghiling, which we passed through on our route north. 

Day 10: Ride from Ghiling – Kagbeni

Today we will decide whether or not to return the 2800m ride from Ghiling to Kagbeni. On the journey, we'll try to quietly relive the memories we've been missing. We'll finish the day in Kagbeni, the lovely village that serves as the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Day 11: Ride from Kagbeni – Tatopani

After a hearty breakfast, we'll head out to ride from Kagbeni to Tatopani (1300m). It will be a long day avoiding buses, pilgrims and hikers. The taste of cold beer and a bath in the hot springs will awaits us. Today will be a lot more relaxing day. The well-kept guest house will be our home for the night.

Day 12:  Ride from Tatopani – Bandipur

Today, a 7-8-hour ride will be made from Tatopani to Bandipur, a small, clean, and picturesque town. Today, we'll leave the Mustang behind and travel return to Kathmandu via Bandipur. The city's main draw is its beautiful resorts and well-managed guesthouses. We'll try to recall all of the pleasant memories we have of this location and create plans for the following morning.

Day 13: Ride from Bandipur – Kathmandu

It's now time for the final destination ride, which will take you all the way to Kathmandu. The road will become busier as we get closer. We'll be reminiscing about all of the amazing experiences we made on our ride to Upper Mustang, including the adventures, cuisine, photos, chilling beers, cultures and landscapes, mountains, and so much more. But we'll take our time getting back to our hotel in town, where we began our journey two weeks ago. We'll enjoy our final dinner together in the evening for a wonderful conclusion.

Day 14: Final Departure

You will have free time until your flight, so you can go shopping before we drop you off at the airport for your final journey based on your flight schedule.

Accommodation

Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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