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13 Days

Motorcycle Tour Upper Mustang

  • Country
  • Duration
    Duration13 Days
  • Max-altitude
    Max. Altitude3840m
  • Best season
    Best SeasonMar-May/ Oct-Nov
  • walking
    Per Day Walkingnone
  • accommodation
    AccommodationHotel/ Guest House
  • Level
  • Group
    Group Size10 Pax

Get ready to explore the forbidden kingdom of Lo, located behind the mountains of Nepal consisting of dry rocky valley bordering Tibetan plateau.  Being on this tour you will definitely have experience of a life time. A person could experience Tibetan culture with blend of lifestyle of citizens living there.

Riding motorcycle on winding roads to the bumpy patch followed by river crossing with a grace of Himalayas in the backdrop and the diverse culture and topography till upper mustang. Lo manthag gives us a feeling of being in a whole new world. Starting from lofty valley of Pokhara which is a gateway to most popular treks, our motorcycle tour will take you to Beni which is 82km from Pokhara. We then follow old route of Tibetan traders coming to Nepal. Of course the roads have changed but riding motorcycle on the gorges of Kaligandagi which is one of the deepest gorge is an experience of lifetime. The pristine lifestyle of Buddhist community with Tibetan influence, historic monastery and ancient caves at chosar. Upper Mustang is more suitable now for motorcycle tours as well as upper mustang jeep tours.

A special permit is required in order to visit Upper Mustang. During the ride we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trails follows the up and downhill. We pass through village with narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. From there we move forward to cross the Kaligandaki river head up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows.

 Ghar Ghompa is the oldest monastery of Nepal with other monasteries like Chode Gompa, Jampa Monastery and Thupchen Gompa of Lo-Mangthang. The Jong cave in choser is one of the most amazing caves in upper mustang Nepal. Secrets of the sky caves Nepal are attracting attention of archaeologist from around the world. They are very curious to know more about mysteries caves in upper mustang region. Upper mustang is one of the best examples of cave civilization. There are numerous multi-storied man made caves in the hills of Upper Mustang. This place still have a culture of sky burial.

Trip Highlights

  • The elegance of rupse jharana.
  • Natural hot water spring.
  • Driving into deepest gorges of Kaligandagi.
  • Marpha (a village and traditional alcohol name)
  • Jomsom and the holy temple of Muktinath.
  • Various monasteries.
  • Tibetan architecture.
  • Tibetan food & culture.
  • Shinja gong cave dating back over 3000 years.

What to expect in a tour

  • Well perfect condition motorcycle and organized accommodation.
  • One get to see a lot within time frame.
  • Culture and tradition.
  • Mystical and beautiful mountains.
  • Unexplored part of Nepal.
  • Diverse land topography.
  • Experience rural Nepal Locally.
  • Value for money.
  • Amazing experience
  • Prioritizing your health and safety.
  • Flexible itinerary with plenty of personal time.

Day 01

Our staff with PLA card will pick you up and takes you to hotel in one of our vehicle. During evening there will be small meeting about the trip.

Day 2

Preparation for Trip
Today after breakfast we will be preparing for a trip. Final checking of motorcycle, getting restricted area permits ready, some last minute shopping etc. will be done today.

Day 3

Motorcycle ride to Pokhara (6/7 hrs.)
After breakfast at hotel you get on your motorcycle and start riding towards Pokhara. Rest of the time you can visit Phewa Lake and boating around there.

Day 4

Ride Pokhara - Beni - Tatopani (2600m 5/6 hrs.)
The ride starting from Pokhara is not that hard, of course you have to be careful. Winding on twist and turn tarmac we reach Beni followed by small markets on the way. From Beni we will be riding off road. We spend night at place called Tatopani.

Day 5

Ride from Tatopani to Muktinath to Kagbeni (2900m 5/6 hrs.)
Riding and exploring through local market of Jomsom and passing through gorges of Kaligandagi River and reaching Muktinath (holy place for Buddhist and Hindu). Buddhist monastery in Jharkot with incredible views of Nigiri, Tukuche and Dawalagiri mountains.

Day 6

Ride to Ghami Village (6 hrs.)
Today we complete all official formalities and ride towards Ghami village. We will be visiting Kagbeni monastery and Buddhist schools. Along the way we cross places like Chuksung Village, Chella Village, Samar Village, Syangboche, Bhina, Ghiling and reach Ghami village. The trail today offers the beautiful Landscape, Local Farmer houses with Yak and horse caravan, Tibetan culture and take part in some local activities.

Day 7

Ride to Lo-Mangthang. (2.5/3 hrs.)
Today after breakfast we move towards Lo-Mangthang where we visit Monastery of Mustang Lo Gager Ghar Gompa, Visit Lo-mangthang kingdom, Observe domestic Yaks and cattle caravans, Wonderful mountain views and landscape from the passes, Buddhist school, arts, king palace and other activities.

Day 8

Exploration day in Lo-Manthang.
Today after breakfast we visit Chhosar Monastery, Khangchuling cave, Jhong cave, Chhonup Village, Nymagel Village and Tingkar Village a for cave monastery and life, Namgyal Monastery and Summer Palace and local activities.

Day 9

Second exploration and drive back to Chusang village by motorbike. (6 hrs.)
Day highlight for today will be visiting  Yara / Ghara and Dhi village, Crossing Kaligandaki river, Buddhist stupa on the way, Tibetian monastery and local activities.

Day 10

Bike Ride from Chhuksang to Kalopani (4hrs)
Highlights for day: Local culture, Kagbeni village, Kaligandaki River, Jomsom market, Local product and local activities.

Day 11

Ride from Kalopani to Pokhara. 6hrs.
Highlights for day: Local culture, small villages, Beni Market, Lush forests, Local product and local activities. We can enjoy couple of beers and live music in the pubs in Pokhara. You also have option of extending the tour from Pokhara to enjoy Jungle Safari, Lumbini tour or other adventure sports such as paragliding, bungee, zip flier, rafting etc.

Day 12

Bike Ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 6/7 hrs.
Evening explore the local market of Thamel and enjoy your shopping at evening. You could buy some souvenir for friends and family back home.

Day 13

Final Departure
Global Holidays Adventure representative will drop you in the international Airport in a private tourist vehicle in order to reach your next destination.


Services Include
  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan. 
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation during the trip on twin sharing basis.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trip.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing bases during the trip.
  • All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit (ACAP).
  • Upper Mustang Restricted area permit.
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Government license holder  guide.
  • 4*4 vehicle to carry your luggage and necessary spare parts of motorcycle.
  • Medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary).

Services Not Include
  • International airfare and Nepal visa Fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Can I do this trip solo?

No, as Upper Mustang Region being the restricted area you need to have a permit and guide compulsory in order to do this trip. Remember both guide and permit are  only for your safety, you can explore the place in your own pace.

What kind of motorcycle is used for the trip?

We use 411cc Royal Enfield Himalayan or 500cc Royal Enfield Classic motorcycle depending upon your choice. Both of the motorcycle are powerful and comfortable for a long ride.

What if motorcycle parts get damaged or broken?

In such case, there is always a supporting carrying bike parts. For the first change we will do it for free and for second you have to pay for it.

Is Nepal right-hand drive or left hand drive?

Riding or driving on Nepal you have to drive/ride from Left hand side. You need to be careful while riding on city because the traffic of city is crazy.

What will be the food choice in Mustang?

There are mainly Tibetan, Nepali as well as Western food readily available which includes noodles, momos, yak meat, and many others. However, the taste might very as it is not prepared by professional chef.

What kind of accommodation can be expected?

You have plenty of option to choose from mountain luxury, royal palace to basic guest house. When you are travelling with us we provide descent guest house with attach bath similar to three star category hotel. However you can always choose the place you want to stay but price may vary.

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