Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

Scenic bike ride through Kaligandaki gorge up to Lomanthan Tibet border explore monuments

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 - 10 People in Group
  • Trip Type: Moterbike Tour
  • Requirement: Expertise Bik Drive
  • Max Elevation: 3,840m | 12,598ft

Highlights

Upper Mustang Motorbike tour permits you to visit world heritage historical monuments in Kathmandu and natural sights in Pokhara, this trip is a lifetime experience, a motorbike ride through typical villages, caves, and the Mountain River. Bike ride stars from 8, 10 up to 4,000m high altitude gain through the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki valley, start your riding at lowland, greener and reach the scenic Tibetan plateau Upper Mustang but trekking and touring permit is required for both Annapurna conservation and Upper Mustang Villages.

About Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

All of our Upper Mustang Motorbike crews are active and come back to work normally as usual. Experience upper mustang motorbike rider guide is ready to welcome to Nepal for new customers this tour can be one of the best lifetime adventure bike riders through Himalayan ranges above 4,000m high altitude gain after passing Kaligandaki world’s gorge valley.

Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour offers us a spectacular mountain view of the dramatic valley through a fabulous journey of a lifetime experience. The Upper Mustang Motorbike tour leads us to get in touch with a rich cultural group of upper mustang areas. 

Nepal Spirit Adventure’s Guide will take you to the highest altitude Tibetan Plateau with amazing scenery of landscapes and high snowcapped peaks of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Bhirkuti, Damodar, and Mustang Himal including views of Annapurna ranges.

This tour is truly a fascinating trip to Upper mustang motorbike leading you to a vast windswept country, on an extension of the world and the highest Tibetan plateau with amazing scenery of landscapes and the high snowcapped peaks of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Bhirkuti, Damodar Mustang Himal including views of Annapurna ranges.

Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour to Lo-Manthang includes two days of exploration inside the capital city of Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour in Nepal begins by exploring historical places in Kathmandu Valley. Second-day ride through busy highway to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can hike Peace Stupa with a Board Ride, and visit the cave to explore  Mahendra cave even we can do paragliding as per our extra required activities. Onwards from Pokhara, the road up to Beni is well paved.

The roads are rough after Beni rides through a bank of Kali Gandaki River. The far you go we can enjoy viewing the panoramic mountains of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges, Kaligandaki gorge, and countryside valley views. From Kagbeni we can reach our final destination to Lo Mananthan exploration then continue the motorbike ride back to Kathmandu.

Motorbike Tour to Upper Mustang is an inclusive three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast, an upper mustang special permit, Annapurna conservation permit. guest house accommodation along the Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour, experience motorbike rider guide and equipment.

Requirement Tour Permit

The Upper Mustang motorbike tour permit is most requirements that are looking for to do the bike tour near the Tibet border from the Nepal side. The trip heading into Upper Mustang (north of Kagbeni) are required to purchase$500 of a USD dollars per person permit, which is valid for 10 days. You can even stay longer, but every day after that will cost $50 per day.

Before entering Upper Mustang, you’ll be required to show your permit both on the way and the way out. In addition to the restricted permit, you’ll also need to purchase an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) which is $25 USD per person. To obtain the Upper Mustang Motorbike tour, trekking a minimum of two people is required as per the Nepal government system.

Suitable Motorbike

For your more suitable and comfortable motorbike riding trip to upper mustang, dirt bikes are fit but those kinds of bikes are less available in Nepal, and Kathmandu because the daily rent cost is higher. We highly recommend Royal Enfield classic or Royal Enfield Himalayan. RE classic is good for heavy bodies and RE Himalayan is suitable for the light body but other company bakes are also available like Bajaj.

Best Season

The best season for the Upper Mustang Motorbike tour is from March to June month and late September to November, both seasons are suitable for bike riding tours to Upper mustang, and the weather will be clear sky. During the Winter season are more difficult to reach the Upper part of the Mustang. Monsoon (rainy) months like July – August are also suitable for the Upper Mustang region because it is in a rain shadow, but it can be hard to ride on the muddy road and even could be also affected by landslide route in the lower part of the Mustang.

Itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal! As soon as you come out of the Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by the representative and led to the vehicle. Our vehicle will take you to the trip hotel, most of the time in Thamel, which is a 20-30 minutes drive, depending upon traffic, from the airport.

After you check into the hotel, you can take relaxing time on your own as there are no activities scheduled for today, we are happy to collect your original passport to apply for the special upper mustang motorbike permit by the next day overnight in the hotel. 

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Breakfast at the hotel, today is your first ride with a motorcycle in Kathmandu. Escort you by our guide and backup transportation to 3 major heritage sites of Kathmandu valley including Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple, and Bhaktapur durbar squire are listed in UNESCO heritage sites back to the hotel final preparation of your trip from tomorrow overnight in the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Kathmandu to Pokhara road is completely a busy highway it takes 6-7 hours to drive with your motorbike highly requires a slow drive and can see wonderful countryside views, rivers, and waterful. Pokhara is a naturally beautiful city in Nepal and laps of the Annapurna range can be seen from your hotel overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 8,20m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Breakfast is included at the hotel then start the tour first part road level is the paved road to Beni 104 kilometers,s and takes about 3 hours. The rough road begins after Beni. The riding road is a bank of Kali Gandaki River and huge waterfalls. Reach Tatopani for lunch break then continue drive to Kalopani. From Kalopani we can see the excellent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Tukuche peak, and the Annapurna Himalayan range overnight in the guesthouse.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Location: Hotel
  • Altitude: 8,20m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

After breakfast then a bike ride on a rough road through Kali Gandaki river with a scenic Himalayan range of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. Reach Muktinath (3,800m) where you can visit the holy site Muktinath temple and Buddhist monastery. Ride back down to Kagbeni overnight. Kagbeni has an interesting place to visit that may suit your evening walking overnight in the guesthouse.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2,890m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Breakfast and our ride reach the Upper Mustang area after crossing the permit checking point at the end of Kagbeni village. The almost-riding road is via a bank of Kali Gandaki River, and a typical settlement of local peoples. Pass 3,800 miter altitude village and Nya La pass of 4,010 miters. Reach Ghami overnight in a local lodge (homestay).

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghami
  • Altitude: 3,510m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Quite an exciting day today to reach the ultimate destination of this tour, Lo-Manthang. We cross several Mani walls and a big village called Charang to visit Ghargumba. Panoramic Mountain View is always seen as a different angle view. You will then view wall-covered villages from far. It is better to take rest once you reach the lodge, which helps your body to acclimatize.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3,840m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Today is one of the best walking and hiking mini-trekking days around the famous Lo Manthang, it would be a natural way to explore by foothill journey. You will be exploring the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, which was founded in the 1380s by Ame Pal. Lo Manthang has around 150 houses. 

Tall whitewashed brick and mud walls, gompas or monasteries, and King’s Palace are the main attraction of Lo Manthang. The five-story King’s Palace is the oldest structure in the walled city and was built around 1400. The King’s palace is situated in the middle of the city. The King and queen reside in the palace; despite mostly being ceremonial kings, villages respect and consult the king on various matters. Further, you will be visiting ancient Gompas.

Visit the famous Champa Lhakang, which features a large statue of Buddha and walls painted with Mandalas. Also, visit a beautiful hilltop Gompa called Namgyal Gompa. The monastery holds social, religious as well as legal significance. Namgyal Gompa also functions as a local courthouse. Visit the 15th-century Thubchen Gompa with a big red assembly hall.

Also, pay a visit to Choprang gompa, locally known as New Gompa, and get an insight into local culture and tradition. Moreover, Tsechen Shedrubling Monastic School, a part of the Monastic Museum, trains young monks from the area as well overnight in Lo Manthang.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3,840m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Today is also a beautiful tour after breakfast starts your motorbike drive to the Tibet border about 20 kilometers and visit the Chhoser village which can be a top highlight of this tour. Chooser village offers you ancient monasteries and many caves then back to Lo Manthang overnight stop.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3,840m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Today will be a quite long day motorbike drive to Kagbeni from Lo Manthang but the scenery is beautiful and feels like a very comfortable journey of about 6 to 7 hours of motorbike drive overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Location: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2,890m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Morning exploration in Kagbeni village after breakfast then start your motorcycle to Tatopani (natural hot spring) passing the beautiful village apple garden of Jomsom, Marpha, Tukuche, and Kalopani with wonderful mountain views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges reach to Kalopani enjoy your evening bathing in natural hot spring pounds overnight in guesthouse.


  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Location: Tatopani (Hot Spring)
  • Altitude: 1,200m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Today is a lovely day for the motorcycle drive from Tatopani to Bandipur! surrounding fantastic Mountain views, bike riding the bank of Kaligandaki river, and seeing beautiful forest vegetation, arriving in Pokhara for a lunch break, you could have to explore Pokhara city and then motorcycle ride to Bandipur for about 2-3 hours. Bandipur is a Gurung community and offers an excellent mountain range of Annapurna Himalaya overnight in a hotel. 

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1820m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then drive back to Kathmandu by motorcycle via the busy road drive slowly and carefully on the last day of your "Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour" overnight in the hotel.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m.
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

After a wonderful time at the Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per your international flight time transfer to Kathmandu international air terminal for final departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle to Aiprot Drop
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Cost Details

  •  International arrival pick up and departure by private vehicle
  • Three-night hotels in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu motorcycle (Royal Enfield Classic Bullet or Himalayan)
  • One-night hotel in Pokhara included breakfast
  • One-night hotel in Bandipur inclusive breakfast
  • Annapurna conservation permit.
  • Upper Mustang Motorbike special permit (USD 500 per person)
  • Melas: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner along the tour
  • Experience guide including his daily wages and motorbike
  • Lodge/ Guesthouse accommodation along the tour
  • Emergency evacuation management
  • Government and local tax 
  • Nepal visa fee exclusive which you can get on arrival
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bike fuel/petrol can fillup  fuel most of the place 
  • Personal gear/ equipment
  • Personal expenses, medical expenses
  • Personal insurance, emergency evacuation cost in case of need
  • Damage Bike: Cost of any damage on the bike
  • Tips

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
09 Mar, 2023 - 22 Mar, 2023AvailableUS$2590Confirm
14 Mar, 2023 - 27 Mar, 2023AvailableUS$2590Confirm
22 Mar, 2023 - 04 Apr, 2023AvailableUS$2590Confirm
27 Mar, 2023 - 09 Apr, 2023AvailableUS$2590Confirm

Useful Information

UPON ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (Nepal)

Your Kathamndu international arrival pickup service is inclusive !! On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative will pick you up and then transfer you to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and include/exclude service details that all depend on your KTM arrival anyway we will have a full day in Kathmandu.

NEPAL TOURIST VISA 

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or they can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get a Nepalese visa you should bring a valid passport and two passport-size photos. The validity and visa fee are as follows.

TOURIST VISA FEES

  • 15 days US$ 30
  • 30 days US$ 50
  • 90 days US$ 125

VISA EXTENSION

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31)or for  further information, please contact at  Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934 E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np. Web site: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

ACCOMMODATION 

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we provide a tourist standard hotel-inclusive breakfast in a twin-sharing bedroom and clean lodge, a guest house provides during the Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour.

MEALS

Three-time a meal is inclusive in the trip package of 13 nights and 14 days Upper mustang motorcycle tour: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea or coffee. Soft drinks and hard drinks are not included in tour packages such as coca cola, Fanta, sprite, manure water, beer, whiskey, telephone call, etc self-payment.

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