Kathmandu Nepal to Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

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13 Nights and 14 Days
  • Kathmandu to Mustang Motorbike Tour
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If you’re an adventurous traveler seeking thrills and breathtaking vistas, the Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour in Nepal is tailor-made for you! This journey is a favorite among explorers, with many opting to ride Royal Enfield, dirt bikes, and even scooters to experience the rugged beauty of the Upper Mustang valley.

The road to Upper Mustang is not for the faint-hearted. It weaves through the challenging and daring terrain of the Kaligandaki Gorge, offering a rough and off-road track. However, the rewards are immense, as you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains all along the way. The tour includes four days of exploration in Upper Mustang, making it a comprehensive experience.

As you venture through the Himalayas, the journey unfolds with steep and winding roads that reveal mesmerizing glimpses of the majestic peaks. You’ll have the chance to delve into the rich cultural heritage of the region by visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries, which are not only sacred sites but also architectural marvels.

The true gem of this adventure awaits in Lo Manthang, the ancient walled city and former capital of the Kingdom of Mustang. This enchanting place offers insights into the region’s history and culture, leaving you captivated by its mystique. An additional highlight is the trek to the hidden valley of Lo Tso Dhun, a place accessible only on foot.

Prepare to be enchanted by the beauty of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, one of the world’s deepest gorges. As you traverse the region, you’ll encounter the unique and fascinating culture of the people of Upper Mustang, which remains largely untouched by the outside world. A motorbike tour presents an exceptional opportunity to engage with the locals and immerse yourself in their traditional way of life.

In essence, the Upper Mustang motorbike tour promises an adventure of a lifetime, offering unparalleled landscapes, captivating culture, and unforgettable experiences. It’s an ideal way to explore the remote and mystical region of Nepal while creating cherished memories that will last forever.

Gear up and join us for an extraordinary journey through the rugged beauty of Upper Mustang. Our well-maintained motorbikes ensure a smooth and exhilarating ride, making your adventure safe and enjoyable. Book your Upper Mustang motorbike tour now and prepare for the ride of a lifetime!

**Jatra travels is one of the most trusted tours and travel company of Nepal that has been working in tourism area from more than a decade. We will provide experienced guides who speak fluent English and other major language. We take of all legal permits to so don’t worry about legal terms and conditions while staying over here in Nepal. Relax and explore the beauty.

Trip Note

  • Should have driving license
  • Should have riding experience of motorcycles.
  • Should ride for  7 to 8 hours a day.
  • Riding in any weather condition.

Trip Highlights

Upper Mustang, located in the remote Trans-Himalayan region of Nepal, is a mystical and unique destination that offers breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas and an opportunity to experience the rich culture of the Tibetan people. A motorbike tour of Upper Mustang is an unforgettable experience that combines adventure, culture, and natural beauty. Some of the trip highlights of an Upper Mustang motorbike tour include:

  1. Riding through the rugged terrain: The journey to Upper Mustang is an adventure in itself. The road is rough, rugged, and challenging, which adds to the thrill of the trip. The terrain is varied, ranging from rocky trails to sandy desert-like stretches.
  2. Exploring the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang: Lo Manthang is the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mustang, which was once an important stop on the trade route between Tibet and Nepal. The town is rich in history and culture and is home to several important monasteries and temples, including the Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa, and Chodey Gompa.
  3. Visiting the ancient caves: Upper Mustang is home to several ancient caves, some of which are believed to be over 3,000 years old. The caves are located in the cliffs above the Kali Gandaki River and were once used as meditation retreats by Buddhist monks.
  4. Enjoying the scenic beauty: Upper Mustang is a land of contrasts, with barren landscapes, deep canyons, and snow-capped mountains. The scenery is stunning, with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Nilgiri, Mount Annapurna, and Mount Dhaulagiri.
  5. Experiencing the local culture: The people of Upper Mustang are predominantly Tibetan, and the culture and traditions are similar to those of Tibet. The people are friendly and welcoming, and there are many opportunities to experience their way of life, including sampling local food and drink and participating in local festivals and rituals.
  6. Crossing the Kali Gandaki River: The Kali Gandaki River is one of the major rivers in Nepal, and crossing it is an adventure in itself. The river is wide and deep, and crossing it requires navigating through fast-moving water and sandbars.

Overall, an Upper Mustang motorbike tour is an adventure of a lifetime that offers a unique opportunity to experience the culture and natural beauty of this remote region of Nepal.

Cost Includes:

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Annapurna conservation bike permit and TIMS card
  • Upper Mustang special permit for biking.
  • All meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast) during the ride.
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guide
  • Guided Tour in a Kathmandu city with the Expert local tour guide.
  •  Farewell dinner in the city
  • Insurance for all bikes and staffs.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff.

Cost Not Includes 

  • Nepal visa fee: You can get in Kathmandu after your arrival
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All meal and drinks during the upper mustang tour
  • Motorbike your own or hiring in Kathmandu/ Pokhara
  • Personal gears/ equipment
  • Personal expenses, Medical expenses
  • Personal insurance, emergency evacuation cost in case of need
  • Cost of any damage in Bike
  • Fuels
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Tipping for guide
  • Lost or damaged accidental insurance
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 2 hours before the departure.
DURATION14 Days 13 Nights
BEST SEASONMarch, April, May and September, October and November
TRIP ROUTEKathmandu-Pokhara-Beni-Ghasa-Marpha-Jomsom-Kagbeni-Muktinath- Ghami-LoManthang- Kora la – Kagbegi – Beni-Pokhara- Kathmandu



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Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m)

Arrive in Kathmandu, check in at your hotel, and spend the day exploring the city

Day 02 :  Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning architecture. Here are some of the top sights to see in Kathmandu:

  1. Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): One of the most popular attractions in Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is a Buddhist stupa situated on a hilltop. It offers stunning views of the city and is home to many monkeys.
  2. Pashupatinath Temple: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the most sacred places for Hindus and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  3. Boudhanath Stupa: Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world. It is a sacred site for Tibetan Buddhists and is surrounded by many shops and restaurants.
  4. Kathmandu Durbar Square: A historic square in the heart of Kathmandu, Durbar Square is home to many ancient temples and palaces. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Nepal.
  5. Thamel: A popular tourist district in Kathmandu, Thamel is known for its vibrant streets, shops, and restaurants. It is a great place to explore the local culture and pick up souvenirs.
  6. Hanuman Dhoka Palace: A historic palace located in Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka was once the royal residence of the Nepalese monarchs. It now houses a museum and offers a glimpse into the country’s royal past.

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km) 7 hours ride

After breakfast, start your journey towards Pokhara. The road passes through scenic mountain views and riverside towns. Check in at your hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04 : Pokhara to Kalopani (125km) 7 hours ride

Ride through the scenic route along the Kali Gandaki River to Kalopani. Enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Day 05 : Kalopani to Muktinath and back to Kagbeni (65km) 6 hours

Ride to Kagbeni then Muktinath then back to kagbeni the gateway to Upper Mustang. This ancient village is the starting point of the restricted Upper Mustang region.

Day 06 : Kagbeni to Ghami (27km) 6-7 hours.

The distance from Kagbeni to Ghami is approximately 27 kilometers and can take around 6-7 hours to complete, depending on your pace and fitness level.

Day 07 : Ghami to Lo Manthang (18km) 4-6 hours

The Ghami to Lo Manthang bike tour is a challenging and exciting adventure that takes you through the remote and rugged terrain of the Mustang region in Nepal. The tour typically starts from the village of Ghami, which is located in the Upper Mustang region and ends at the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang.

Day 08 : Explore at Lo- manthang by trekking

Spend the day exploring the ancient city of Lo- Manthang. Visit the monasteries, the royal palace, and interact with the locals to learn about their unique culture and traditions.

Day 09 : Lo Manthang to Kora la (Tibetan border) 2 hours 26 km back to Lo-manthang

The route from Lo Manthang to Kora La, which marks the border between Nepal and Tibet, is a popular trekking route in the Mustang region.

Day 10 : Lo Manthang to Kagbeni (70Km) 7-8 hours ride

Ride back to Ghami and enjoy the scenic views of the Mustang region.

Day 11 : Kagbeni to Tatopani (Hot spring) 5-6 hours

Descend towards Tatopani, a small village famous for its natural hot springs. Enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs and rejuvenate yourself.

Day 12 : Tatopani to Pokhara 6-7 hours

Ride back to Pokhara through scenic mountain views and riverside towns.

Day 13 : Pokhara to Kathmandu 6 hours

Ride back to Kathmandu and return your motorbike. Spend the evening exploring the vibrant streets of Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Final departure from Nepal

Note: This itinerary is subject to change depending on weather, road conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances. This journey will be a guided tour for a hassle-free experience.


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