Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour - 14 Days

Motorcycle Ride through Kaligandaki Gorge Up to Lo Manthan, Tibet Border

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Motorbike Tour
  • Experience: Expertise Bike Drive
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Best Season: March - June | Sep - Dece
  • Requirement: International Driving License
  • Transport: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 3,840m | 12,598ft

Highlights

  • Visiting world heritage historical monuments in Kathmandu
  • Experience mountain view flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Explore beautiful natural sights in Pokhara
  • The trip is a lifetime experience, a motorbike ride through typical villages, caves, and mountain
  • Bike ride stars from 8,20m up to 4,000m high altitude gain through the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki Valley
  • Start your riding at the lowland, greener and reach the scenic Tibetan plateau Upper Mustang

 

About Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour - 14 Days

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.

The Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour to Lo-Manthang includes two days of exploration inside the capital city of Upper Mustang. The 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 farther 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 the most important requirement that are looking for to do the bike tour near the Tibet border from the Nepal side. The trips 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 the 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 is 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 affected by a 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-minute 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. 

  • Meals: Breakfast for Day-2
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today full day in Kathmandu, and you may be interested in visiting Kathmandu's cultural heritage sites, while we are applying for the Upper Mustang special tour permit. Late afternoon introduction with tour guide overnight in hotel.
Melas Includes: Breakfast

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315 m | 4,314 feet

Breakfast, transfer to the airport as per Pokhara flight schedule about 30 minutes scenic Himalayan mountain view flight to Pokhara, transfer to hotel rest and time for lookup the motorbike as per your requirement. 

In Pokhara City, You can find a variety kind of motorcycle rentals. The bike is not included in the tour package, select the bike overnight in the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820 m | 2,690 feet
  • Walking Hours: 30 Minute Flight
  • Transportation: Flight & Private Vehicle

Breakfast is included at the hotel then start the tour first part of the road level is the paved road to the world's deepest gorge 104 kilometers, long 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 guest House.
Includes meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Kalopani
  • Altitude: 2,530 m | 8,300 feet
  • Walking Hours: 124 km | 77 mile
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

After breakfast 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 guest house.
Includes meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2,890 m | 9,481 feet
  • Walking Hours: 3 Hours 38 km | 23 mile
  • 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 the Guest house.
Includes meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghami
  • Altitude: 3,510 m | 11,515 feet
  • Walking Hours: 3 Hours, 26 km | 16 mile
  • 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 away. It is better to take rest once you reach the lodge, which helps your body to acclimatize.
Includes meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lomanthang
  • Altitude: 3,700 m | 12,139 feet
  • Walking Hours: 18 Km 4 Hours Drive
  • Transportation: By Bullet Bike

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 the King’s Palace are the main attractions 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 and 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.
Includes meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3,700 m | 12,139 feet
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hour
  • Transportation: By on foot or Motorcycle

Today is also a beautiful tour after breakfast start 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.
Includes meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3,700 m | 12,139 feet
  • Walking Hours: 4 - 5 hours drive
  • 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 drives overnight in a guest house. 
Includes meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2,890 m | 9,481 feet
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours 42 km - 26 mile
  • 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 the guest house. 
Includes meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 1,200 m | 3,937 feet
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours 42 km | 24 mile
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Today is a lovely day for the motorcycle drive from Tatopani to Pokhara! surrounding fantastic Mountain views, bike riding the bank of Kaligandaki river, and seeing beautiful forest vegetation, arriving in Pokhara for lunch hours, you could have time to explore Pokhara city by motorcycle overnight stay in a hotel.
Meals Include:  Breakfast & Lunch

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820 m | 2,690 feet
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours 96 km | 60 mile
  • Transportation: Motorcycle

Enjoy the breakfast stool around Pokhara, as per the flight schedule transfer to Pokhara airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu for about 30 minutes fly surrounding Himalayan views, arrive in Kathmandu pickup by the NSA crew then transfer to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315 m | 4,314 feet
  • Walking Hours: 30 minute flight
  • Transportation: Flight & Private Vehicle

Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from Nepal Spirit Adventure will take you to the airport from where you will take your flight back or join with another trip. Meals: Breakfast included

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  •  International and domestic arrival-departure by private vehicle
  • 3 Night hotel in Kathmandu includes breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by air with departure taxes
  • Two-night hotel in Pokhara included breakfast
  • Annapurna conservation permit
  • Upper Mustang Motorbike special permit
  • Melas: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner along the tour
  • Experience guide including his daily wages, motorbike, fuel, and insurance
  • Lodge - Guesthouse accommodation along the tour
  • Emergency evacuation management
  • Government taxes and office service charge
  • Nepal visa fee  you can get on arrival
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal tour equipment
  • Personal expenses such as table drinks alcoholic or non-alcoholic cold drinks, tea-coffee, mineral water, telephone calls, and bar bill
  • Personal insurance, emergency evacuation cost in case of need
  • Motorcycle rent: Easily  can rent in Pokhara (approximately cost 25$ - 30$ per day per bike)
  • Fueling on a motorcycle (available in most of the places along the route)
  • Damage Bike: Motorcycle any part damage along the tour & services
  • Tips

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Online 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  
02 Jun, 2024 - 15 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$1890Confirm
09 Jun, 2024 - 22 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$1890Confirm
16 Jun, 2024 - 29 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$1890Confirm
23 Jun, 2024 - 06 Jul, 2024AvailableUS$1890Confirm
27 Jun, 2024 - 10 Jul, 2024AvailableUS$1890Confirm

Useful Information

How We Can Get a Nepal Visa?

# You can get the Nepal visa upon arrival, if you are flying to Kathmandu, you can get it on arrival and if you are entering Nepal via overland service you will get the Nepal visa at every Nepal border.

What Is the Cost of a Nepal Visa?

# The cost of a Nepal visa charges you 15 days of tourist USD 30, 30 days of USD 50, and 90 Days visa cost you USD 125

Is inclusive arrival and departure transfer in the Package?

# Yes, All the ground transportation from international or domestic airport to the hotel and hotel to the airport (arrival and departure) by private vehicle with an experienced driver.

Does Accommodation is Included in the Package?

# Yes, All the accommodations are included as per 14 days Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour on a twin basis 3 nights in Kathmandu with breakfast, 2 nights in Pokhara with breakfast, and lodge accommodation is included along the tour.

Is Food Included in the Tour Package?

# In the city: Kathmandu and Pokhara breakfast is included, and daily 3 times meals (breakfast + lunch + dinner) are included during the Upper Mustang motorcycle tour.

Soft and Hard Drinks: All the table drinks such as alcoholic - Beer, Wine whiskey, and more | nonalcoholic- Menural water, CocaCola. Fanta, Sprite, Fruity, Chocolate, tea, Coffee, and more.

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