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Embark on the Unforgettable Upper Mustang Motorbike tour

13 Days

Experience the exhilarating and awe-inspiring Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour, curated exclusively by Himalayan 360. Ignite your senses as you embark on a journey like no other, astride the powerful 500cc Classic Enfield or the rugged 411 CC Royal Enfield Himalayan bike. Brace yourself for an adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your soul as you traverse the mesmerizing landscapes of the majestic Tibetan Plateau.

Prepare to be captivated from the moment you step foot in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where your extraordinary expedition commences. Feel the adrenaline course through your veins as you make your way to the picturesque city of Pokhara.

Allow the winding roads to guide you, leading you deeper into the heart of this remarkable journey. As you approach Beni, a mere 82 km from Pokhara, a whole new dimension of excitement unfolds. This is where the true essence of off-road exploration begins, igniting your spirit of adventure and beckoning you to push beyond your limits.

Alongside the meandering Kaligandaki River, tracing the ancient salt trading route between Nepal and Tibet, you’ll forge ahead, propelled by the sheer thrill of the open road. Each twist and turn in the path reveals a new facet of wonder, bringing you ever closer to the sacred Muktinath Temple, a beacon of spiritual serenity.

It is within this extraordinary setting that you’ll discover the pure and untouched lifestyle of the indigenous Buddhist community, encounter historic monasteries that breathe with the weight of centuries, and uncover the enigmatic allure of ancient caves, evoking the essence of a bygone Tibet.

All about Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour Permit

Required permit for Upper Mustang Motorbike tour.
“This is the permit for upper Mustang motorbike tour”

To embark on this extraordinary odyssey, it is essential to obtain the necessary permits that grant you access to the realms of the Upper Mustang. These coveted permits hold the key to unlocking a world of wonder and exploration.

Priced at $500 for a 10-day duration, they serve as a gateway to realms untouched by time. Beyond the initial 10-day period, a modest fee of $50 per day ensures that your journey can continue, unfettered by constraints. Remember, these permits are measured in days, commencing and concluding in the enchanting village of Kagbeni.

Bear in mind that until 1992, the gates to the Upper Mustang were guarded, off-limits to foreigners. Even now, entry without the proper permit is forbidden, preserving the sanctity of this hidden gem. Furthermore, certain sections of Mustang fall under the watchful gaze of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), necessitating an additional permit from this esteemed organization. It is important to note that the acquisition of a restricted area permit requires a minimum of two intrepid souls journeying together; individual permits shall remain elusive.

Fear not, lone traveler, for we have a solution tailored to your needs. Allow Himalayan 360 to orchestrate your Upper Mustang entry permit, seamlessly connecting you with kindred spirits who share your travel dates. Together, you shall venture forth, united by a common spirit of adventure. To facilitate this, we kindly request a copy of your original passport, a small step on the path to an extraordinary experience.

In addition to the Upper Mustang motorbike tour, we also offer the Upper Mustang jeep tour. However, if you find yourself short on time for either the jeep or motorbike tour, we have curated some shorter trekking itineraries for you, such as the Annapurna Base Camp trek and the Mardi Himal trek. And if you’re curious about the Mardi Himal trek, you’ve come to the right place! Here, you will find all the information you need about the magnificent Mardi Himal trek.

Unleash your spirit of exploration and surrender to the allure of the Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour. Dare to embrace this extraordinary journey with Himalayan 360, and let the magic unfold before your very eyes. Book your adventure today and embark on a voyage of a lifetime!

Here is the video of Upper Mustang motorbike tour

This is the video of Upper Mustang motorbike tour. The road is a little upgraded than what you saw inside the footage and in winter season you will get snow but in summer season there won’t be any snow on the road.

Outline Itinerary of Upper Mustang motorbike tour

DaysOutline Itinerary
Day 1Upon arrival in Kathmandu (1340m), you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in and relaxation.
Day 2Explore the cultural and heritage sites of Kathmandu (1340m) through a guided tour. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3Embark on a scenic bike ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (840m) and transfer to your hotel in Pokhara.
Day 4Start your bike ride from Pokhara and head towards Beni and Tatopani (2600m). Enjoy an overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 5Continue your bike ride from Tatopani to Kagbeni (2900m) and spend the night at a guesthouse.
Day 6Ride from Kagbeni to Ghami (3510m) and overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 7Bike ride from Ghami to the enchanting Lo Manthang (3840m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 8Take a day to explore and immerse yourself in the beauty of Lo Manthang (3840m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 9Resume your ride from Lo Manthang and head towards Chhuksang (2980m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 10Ride back from Chhuksang (2980m) to Kalopani (2530m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 11Continue your bike ride from Kalopani to Pokhara (840m). Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel.
Day 12Continue your bike ride from Kalopani to Pokhara (840m). Upon arrival, check in at your hotel.
Day 13It’s time for your final departure. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
Most suitable Outline Itinerary of Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

Trip Info

Overview

Discover the hidden treasures of Upper Mustang as you embark on an exhilarating motorbike adventure through Nepal’s rugged landscapes. From ancient cities to breathtaking terrains, experience the thrill of exploration and create unforgettable memories. Join us for an unforgettable motorbike tour in Upper Mustang, Nepal.

“What Are You Paying For?”
Let us clarify. As a local company, we cater to global travelers by offering internationally recognized services. Our aim is to provide you with fully inclusive trips at the most affordable prices, free from any hidden fees. With a strong focus on your safety, satisfaction, and creating lasting memories, we guarantee a remarkable experience.

Highlights of Upper Mustag Motorbike Tour

  • Ride through the Forbidden Kingdom: Explore the mystical Upper Mustang region, known as the "Forbidden Kingdom," and experience its unique blend of Tibetan culture and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Ancient Walled City of Lo Manthang: Discover the historic walled city of Lo Manthang, adorned with ancient monasteries, royal palaces, and traditional mud-brick houses, offering a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage.
  • Majestic Himalayan Views: Witness awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges as you navigate through rugged terrains and high-altitude passes, immersing yourself in the grandeur of the Himalayas.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: Embark on an adventurous journey, exploring remote villages, hidden caves, and dramatic cliffs, as you ride through the untamed landscapes of Upper Mustang, away from the tourist crowds.
  • Authentic Tibetan Culture: Encounter the warm hospitality of the local Mustangi people and get a glimpse into their traditional lifestyle, ancient customs, and unique Tibetan Buddhist practices.
  • Challenging Riding Routes: Test your riding skills as you navigate through challenging terrains, including steep ascents, rocky trails, and river crossings, offering an adrenaline-pumping experience for adventure enthusiasts.
  • Natural Splendors: Marvel at the surreal beauty of the arid Mustang landscape, characterized by barren cliffs, colorful rock formations, deep canyons, and vast desert-like plains, providing a truly mesmerizing backdrop.
  • Rich Historical Sites: Visit ancient monasteries like Tsarang and Choser, witness centuries-old cave dwellings, and explore hidden archaeological sites, delving into the region's fascinating history and cultural significance.
  • Cultural Festivals and Traditions: If timed right, witness vibrant festivals such as Tiji, celebrating the victory of good over evil, or be a part of local rituals and traditions, adding a layer of authenticity to your experience.
  • Unforgettable Sunsets: Capture the stunning hues of the Mustang sunset as the golden light bathes the rugged landscapes, creating a magical ambiance and leaving an indelible mark on your memory.

Itinerary of Upper Mustang motorbike tour

Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu (1340m)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to relax and acclimate to the altitude.

Day 2:
Kathmandu Cultural and Heritage Sightseeing (1340m)

Embark on a full-day guided tour to explore the cultural and heritage sites of Kathmandu. Visit popular attractions such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Learn about the rich history, art, and spirituality of the city.

Day 3:
Bike Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (840m)

Begin your biking adventure as you ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Enjoy the scenic countryside, passing through rural villages, terraced fields, and lush forests. Upon reaching Pokhara, transfer to your hotel and rest.

Day 4:
Bike Ride from Pokhara - Beni - Tatopani (2600m)

Start your bike ride from Pokhara and head towards Beni. Continue through the picturesque route to Tatopani, known for its natural hot springs. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 5:
Bike Ride from Tatopani to Kagbeni (2900m)

Resume your bike ride and pedal through the beautiful landscapes as you ascend to Kagbeni. Enjoy the charming village atmosphere and spend the night at a guesthouse.

Day 6:
Bike Ride from Kagbeni to Ghami (3510m)

Continue your biking journey, crossing the challenging terrain as you make your way to Ghami. Experience the thrill of riding in the high-altitude desert landscape. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 7:
Bike Ride from Ghami to Lo Manthang (3840m)

Ride through the stunning landscapes and reach the historic walled city of Lo Manthang. Marvel at the ancient monasteries, palaces, and unique Tibetan culture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 8:
Explore Lo Manthang (3840m)

Take a day to explore the wonders of Lo Manthang. Visit the royal palace, monasteries, and interact with the friendly locals. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 9:
Ride from Lo Manthang to Chhuksang (2980m)

Begin your return journey as you ride back from Lo Manthang to Chhuksang. Enjoy the scenic views along the way and spend the night at a guesthouse.

Day 10:
Ride from Chhuksang to Kalopani (2530m)

Resume your bike ride from Chhuksang and pedal back to Kalopani. Traverse through diverse landscapes and enjoy the changing scenery. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11:
Ride from Kalopani to Pokhara (840m)

Continue your bike ride from Kalopani to Pokhara, descending through the winding roads. Arrive in Pokhara and check-in at your hotel. Relax and unwind in this beautiful lakeside city.

Day 12:
Ride back to Kathmandu (1340m)

Today, ride back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, enjoying the final leg of your biking adventure. Upon reaching Kathmandu, check-in at your hotel and spend the night.

Day 13:
Departure

It’s time to bid farewell to Nepal. Our representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey. Depart with wonderful memories of your biking expedition in Nepal.

Cost

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer By Private Vehicle
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in kathmandu with double sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Pokhara with double sharing basis on BB plan.
  • All mountain accommodation.
  • Royal Enfield Classic 500CC / Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle 411 CC with fuel for the whole trip as per the itinerary.
  • 3 Meals per day (B,L,D) during mountain.
  • One Government license holder trip leader and highly qualified mechanic with including their Food, Accommodations and Allowances.
  • Motorcycle spare parts.
  • Back up vehicle (4X4) for the entire trip to carry the luggage, motorbike spares parts and a mechanic.
  • Upper Mustang Restricated area permits ($500 Each person for 10 Days).
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card Fee.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trip. (Refundable after finish trip).
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit.
  • All toll tax for the bikes and the backup vehicle and also the government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Gears and Equipment
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advise you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Please take note: The cost of the Upper Mustang motorbike tour includes minor repairs such as brake shoes, spark plugs, clutch plates, tubes, cables (01 set only), and engine oil. However, any additional repairs resulting from rough handling, accidents, theft, etc., will be the responsibility of the clients and will incur additional costs.

FAQ's of the Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

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How long is the Upper Mustang motorbike tour?

The duration of the Upper Mustang motorbike tour can vary, but typically it ranges from 10 to 14 days, depending on the specific itinerary and preferences.

Do I need prior motorbiking experience to join this tour?

Yes, prior motorbiking experience is highly recommended for this tour due to the challenging terrains and off-road riding conditions in Upper Mustang.

What is the best time to undertake the Upper Mustang motorbike tour?

The best time for the Upper Mustang motorbike tour is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, offering optimal riding conditions.

Do I need a special permit for Upper Mustang?

Yes, a special permit called the “Restricted Area Permit” is required to visit Upper Mustang. Our team will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits for your tour.

Are there accommodation options available along the route?

Yes, there are guesthouses and lodges available along the route, providing basic accommodation facilities. However, it’s advisable to be prepared for simple amenities and limited options in some remote areas.

What kind of motorcycles are provided for the tour?

We provide well-maintained and reliable motorcycles suitable for off-road riding, such as Royal Enfield or other similar models. The motorcycles will be in good condition and undergo regular maintenance.

What safety measures are in place during the tour?

Safety is our top priority. Our experienced guides will brief you on safety protocols, and we provide necessary safety gear, including helmets. We also recommend having comprehensive travel insurance that covers adventure activities and motorcycling.

Can I bring my own motorcycle for the tour?

Yes, it is possible to bring your own motorcycle for the Upper Mustang tour. Please inform us in advance, and we will assist you with the necessary arrangements and information.

What is the level of physical fitness required for this tour?

Participants should have a moderate level of physical fitness as the tour involves long hours of riding on varied terrains and some challenging sections. Regular exercise and stamina-building activities are recommended before the tour.

Can I customize the itinerary to suit my preferences?

es, we can customize the itinerary to accommodate your specific preferences and requirements. Please contact us to discuss your customization needs, and we will work with you to create a tailored experience.

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