Motorbike tour on an off-road trail is the ultimate dream of every adventure seeker, and the absolute thrill provider for someone with an adventurous heart is the Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour. Starting from pitched road amid lush hills, the tour features riding on off-road trails filled with sand dunes that make up the landscape of Upper Mustang. The dry and arid landscape of the colorful desert of Nepal awaits you and your motorbike.
This biking tour to Upper Mustang begins in the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city. Gaining altitude as you move further is the perfect opportunity for you to not only get your dose of adrenaline fix but also to understand the lifestyle and culture of the people who live at high altitudes in Nepal. This tour also allows for the viewing of snow giants such as Annapurna (8091m), Nilgiri (7062m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m) along with beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and the mesmerizing night sky. Primarily a Tibetan–Buddhist area, Upper Mustang region is an ancient site of flourishing trade and settlement dating back to the 4th century. The region is barren and dry but has a lot to offer for visitors. Muktinath, one of the holiest sites for the Hindus, will also be visited in this tour which then heads to Lo-Manthang. The Kingdom of Lo or the Last Forbidden Kingdom is the jewel that has preserved the culture and nature of Upper Mustang inside its huge walls. An ancient settlement, Lo Manthang has a rich history of tradition and culture. The omnipresent monasteries, prayer walls, and the vibrant prayer flags give a unique look to this place. The five floored King’s palace in Lo Manthang is one of the best things to see in the walled city. The stories of earlier kings and the battles fought here can be heard in the folktales told by the elderly people here. This bike tour encapsulates what Nepal is about with its variance in geography, people, and culture adding to the beauty of diversity.
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Namaste and Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Today we will explore the city of Kathmandu. As an ancient city, it is deeply shrouded in mystery, culture, and tradition. We will visit the UNESCO world heritage site Basantapur (Kathmandu) Durbar Square where the Living Goddess Kumari lives. We will also visit Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath, among other prominent sites in Kathmandu. This is also a good time to explore the culinary varieties of the valley that the rich Newar heritage has provided the valley with. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
The first day of our Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour starts today as we ride to Pokhara, next to the Trishuli and Marsayangdi Rivers in the hilly terrain. We will have lunch at one of the roadside eateries in Malekhu, which is famous for local fish. The mountains welcome us as we near Pokhara. We will ride directly towards the Lakeside area and have some rest on the shores of Phewa Lake. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
From Pokhara, we will make our way to Beni on a good pitched road. Then we will take the off-road to reach Tatopani. On the way, we will witness lush green forests and occasional waterfalls rushing down the surrounding hills. We will follow the trails of the magnificent Kali Gandaki River until reaching Tatopani. Overnight in Tatopani.
The ride from Tatopani to Jomsom will pass through the villages of Ghasa, Lete, Marpha, and so on. We can see a gradual change in the scenery as we move closer to Jomsom. The Kali Gandaki river basin will become larger as we head on. Jomsom is a windy place, and the Nilgiri (7961m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) can be seen from here. Overnight in Jomsom.
As we leave Jomsom, we can see the pavements lined with apple and peach trees. We will also cross a beautiful monastery and enter a huge valley cut out by the Kali Gandaki River. The Kali Gandaki River is famous also for ammonites or Saligram which gives the river the black color. Riding above the Kali Gandaki Gorge, we reach Muktinath, which is a holy site for the people of Buddhist and Hindu faith. The temple is surrounded by mountains such as the Nilgiri (7961m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Annapurna (8091m). The 108 holy ancient taps outside the temple are where devotees bathe before entering the main temple to present their offerings. After our rituals, we will leave for Kagbeni, which is an oasis in the middle of a dry deserted land. The view of Kagbeni shows us a lush green piece of land with many Tibetan inspired houses. Overnight in Kagbeni.
As we exit Kagbeni, we can see the crops dancing in the fields below. The winds in Kagbeni is strong and cold which is why you must be dressed properly. We can see many caves in the dry flat mountains of this region. The little houses we cross will have prayer flags which give it its distinct Buddhist feel. This a hard steep ride as we cross the Nyi La Pass (4010m). Next to a clear stream lies the village of Ghami. Overnight in Ghami.
From Ghami, we will ride to Lo Manthang, which begins in the valley called Thulung. Small Buddhist shrines pave the way to our destination. This ancient city of Lo is close to the China border and used to be ruled by its own kings until 2008. The walled capital of the Kingdom of Lo sits perfectly with the backdrop of a dry and grey desolate barren looking land. Overnight in Lo Manthang.
Today we will ride past the many ancient monasteries leading to China border and explore the surrounding there. We later return to Lo Manthang and uncover what this ancient city has to offer. The most impressive structure in Lo is the palace which is a magnificent multi-story building. Anticipating war, the kingdom of Lo was walled and the ruins of that wall can still be seen today which gives this place its unique charm. Another place to explore is the Namgyal Monastery which is beautiful and gives an awe-inspiring feeling. Overnight in Lo Manthang.
Today we will return to Kagbeni, following the similar deep valleys and canyons cut by the Kali Gandaki River. Fierce in its full glory, the Kali Gandaki is a must see during monsoon. The mountains and the multiple horses ridden by fine horsemen of this region will keep us company. Though far from the nearest city, you can find good food in this region. Overnight in Kagbeni.
From Kagbeni via Jomsom and its apricot, apple, and peach tree-lined pavement, we will ride towards Tatopani. We will pass through small settlements before reaching our destination. Here, we can take a dip in the natural hot spring and give our bodies some much-needed rest and relaxation. Overnight in Tatopani
Via Beni, we will make our way to Pokhara following the familiar paths. If early, we can ride to Begnas Lake and go for a relaxing boat ride in the beautiful lake. We can also try the fresh fish from the fish farm next to Begnas Lake. We later head back to Lakeside and enjoy an evening filled with live music and good food. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
Enjoying wonderful sceneries en route, we once again ride on the Prithvi Highway alongside Marsayangdi and Trishuli Rivers to reach the capital city. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Feel free to explore the city as you please. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Our office representative will drop you at the airport to connect you with your flight back home.