Upper Mustang (Lo Manthang) Motorbike tour - 13 Days

Overview

Upper Mustang also known as Lo Manthang is a Restricted area of Nepal that lies in the Himalayas sharing its border with Tibet. A person willing to travel to Upper Mustang needs special permits from the government. Mustang is one of the most preserved, unexplored, and secret lands in the world. The valley is surrounded by snowcapped mountains including the eight-thousanders Annapurna I and II. The terrain of mustang will surely push your riding passion and skills with a victorious feeling. Mustang is a place one must visit at least once in a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Adventurous ride to the previously restricted area and one of the gems of Nepal
  • Exotic walled capital city of Lo Manthang. Built in 1380 A. D. by the first King of Lo
  • Home to some of the tallest peaks in the world which includes Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • A privileged entrance into the way of life of the true mountain people

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

Our representative will meet at the arrival gate with a signboard for Mandala Holidays. Then you will be escorted to your selected hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2
Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. (200km)

In the morning we will have our breakfast at the hotel. Today we will ride to the beautiful lake city Pokhara. The ride is approximately 6-7 hours. We will have on the way lunch, water breaks photoshoots and other fun activities on the way. We will ride through a beautiful riverside road with twisty curves. After reaching Pokhara we will check in the resort. The rest of the evening is leisure time to explore. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 3
Ride from Pokhara to Lete (125km)

The day starts with a lovely breakfast at the resort. After breakfast, we will start our journey towards Mustang. Our destination for today is Lete. Enjoying the amazing landscape we will ride through challenging roads. After reaching Lete rest of the day is spent as leisure exploring the historic place Lete. Overnight at Lete.

Day 4
Ride from Lete to Muktinath and back to Kagbeni (65km)

Today we will go for a short yet adventurous ride to Muktinath temple. It is an ancient holy place for Hindu as well as Buddhist people. We will start our day with a beautiful organic breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will start our ride to Muktinath. On the way, we will stop for photoshoots, video shooting and other activities. We will have our lunch at Muktinath. Afterlunch we will return to Kagbeni. Overnight at Kagbeni.

Day 5
Ride from Kagbeni to Dhami (25km)

Wake up in the morning with a beautiful mountain view at Kagbeni. We will have our breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will start our ride from Kagbeni to Dhami. We will have our lunch at Dhami. Overnight at Dhami.

Day 6
Ride from Dhami to Lo manthang (20km)

We will start our day with our breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will start our ride towards Lo manthang. Lo manthang is an ancient valley of the Himalayas. The ride is approximately 20km from Dhami. Overnight at Dhami.

Day 7
Explore Lo manthang, visit ancient Monastaries and Chosser caves

Our day starts with the delicious local cuisine of Lo manthang as breakfast. Today is the day to explore the unexplored Lo manthang. We will walk through the ancient monasteries of the Lo manthang valley. We will explore the very old chosser caver which is from more than a thousand years ago. After having a great experience of the Lo manthang valley we will go for some cultural shows of the locals of Lo manthang valley. Overnight at Lo manthang.

Day 8
Ride to Kora la (Tibet border) and back.(15km)

We will start our day with breakfast at the hotel. Today we will go for a short adventurous ride to Kora la (Tibet border). The ride is of approx. 15 km. At the border, we will enjoy the view, take pictures and enjoy the ride. We will return to Lo Manthang for our stay. Overnight at Lo manthang.

Day 9
Ride back to Gilling

Today onwards our return ride starts. Our day starts with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will start our ride to Gilling. We will have our lunch on the way. Overnight at Gilling.

Day 10
Ride back to Kagbeni

Today we will be riding to Kagbeni. We will start our day with breakfast at the hotel. We will have our lunch on the way. Overnight at Kagbeni.

Day 11
Ride to natural hotspring Tatopani and back to pokhara.

Wake up at beautiful valley Kagbeni. We will have our breakfast at the hotel. Today we will head back to Pokhara city where luxury awaits. On the way, we will be going to a natural hot spring at Tatopani. After relaxing for a while at the hot spring we will continue our ride to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 12
Ride back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

We will have our breakfast at the hotel in the morning. We will start our ride to Kathmandu right after. We will have our lunch on the way. We will ride through the curvy roads all the way to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 13
Kathmandu Leisure day

Today you have a full day for leisure. You can visit the market and streets of Thamel and take some rest after a long ride. In the evening our office representative will come to pick you at your hotel for your Farewell Dinner and celebration of the trip success at a Nepali Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14
Final departure

Our office representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your International Departure. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, mountain biking etc.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival, Departure Airport transfers
  • English speaking professional Ride Captain
  • Private Dirt Bikes for all tour days
  • Riding gears
  • Fuel
  • 3-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara on BB Basis
  • 8 nights accommodation in Tea Houses on full board plan
  • Medical team
  • Bike Maintenance Team
  • Upper Mustang restricted area permit and ACAP permit
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue (It is necessary in case of emergency)
  • Extended Stay due to any natural disaster
  • Anything not included in inclusions

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Upper Mustang (Lo Manthang) Motorbike tour

Trip Facts

  • Dirt Bikes
  • min 8 pax
  • 3840 m
  • Tea Houses
  • Mar – June, Aug - Oct
  • Motorbiking Tour
  • Restricted Area Permit & ACAP
  • Moderately Hard