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The Upper Mustang ride takes you to a soaring altitude of 4,800 meters. Locals speak traditional Tibetic languages and Tibetan culture is visible throughout. Because the Upper Mustang was a restricted area until 1992 the region was well preserved. The Thak also call the Upper Mustang home. Survival depends on tourism, animal husbandry and trade. Foreigners were not allowed in the Upper Mustang until 1992 and most travel over the same trade route that was used in the 15th century.
PRICING & BOOKING
1-4 RIDER – 4250 USD | 5+ RIDER -400 USD
Includes Mustang 500 usd Permit & Tim Card and 2 Domestic Flights. Kathmandu-Pokhara Return
JEEP RIDER– 3300 USD | MAY TIJI FESTIVAL - 3500 USD
Arrival in Kathmandu Trivuban International airport.
Our crew will pick you up at the EXIT gate, please look for the guy holding a Banner with our Logo, after we’ll head to Thamel where we gonna check in- in Les Arts Boutique Hotel all the checking process will be done by our staff so you just please head to your assigned chamber, relax and please be back at the Lobby at the assigned time for our Welcoming Dinner.
Welcome to Pokhara – 200 – Flight – 25 minutes –
After landing in Pokhara from Kathmand, we head to the Hotel and after a short rest we do a Briefing Meeting at Ride&Dare MC Headquarter, we test ride our bikes and enjoy the local tour around the Pewa Lake and other areas, we have dinner at Busy Bee and have a free evening, we advice not to drink too much to be fresh for our ride that starts tomorrow, we overnight at the excellent Hotel Balcony.
Pokhara to Tatopani via Sarangkot – 93 kmts paved-38 kmts off road
Before saying goodbye to Pokhara we will enjoy an early breakfast while taking in the scenic views of Phewa Lake. After breakfast we head to Ride&Dare HQ to sign all the formalities, recibe the permits and hear the Club’s Anthem – NON SURRENDER-JUDAS PRIEST- before starting officially our ride, we head to Sarangkot on 93 km of paved road to the village of Beni making for an easy early ride. Get ready, at Beni we head off road for 38 km to Tatopani and settle in for the night. We Overnight at the fantastic HotSpring Inn Hotel where we will enjoy a cold beer inside the HotSpring Swimming pool..the best thermal water in the Himalayas.
Tatopani to Kagbeni -65 kmts full off road-
Today we drive 65 km to Kagbeni stopping in between to the Jomsom Market. Incredibly scenic views of the Dhaolagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche peaks. This day is culturally and visually rich with monasteries, caves, local people and panoramic mountain views. There is some improvement on stretches of road but we are still primarily off road, pausing at the Kali Gandalki Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge. After crossing the river we will pass through the city of Jomson and Kagbeni on our way to the Hindu temple, Muktinath. Muktinath, a Vishnu Temple, is the highest temple in the world at an altitude of 3,800 m. The air thins near Muktinath and the views are stunning. At the temple you can take a dip in the holy pond (Kunda) where it is believed that negative karma will be washed away. Free yourself from sins and bring salvation by bathing beneath ALL 108 VERY COLD taps where water flows direct from the Kali Gandaki River. The faithful will bathe three times under all 108 taps. Visit the Jwala Mai Temple, important to both Buddhists and Hindus. A small amount of natural gas sustains the perpetual flame, it is here that all elements are present. We head back to the cobblestone streets of Kagbeni and an altitude of 2804 m. The air is sweet in Kagbeni, don’t forget to take a evening walk. Overnight at the famous Yak Donald’s Hotel in Kagbeni.
Kagbeni to Ghami -27 kmts full and hard off road-
Heading out of Kagbeni we will check in at the police post before entering the restricted area of Mustang. We leave the river at the Chusang Valley. Passing through a small high altitude village (3,800 m) and Nya La Pass, (4,010 m) Tibetan culture and influence is predominant in the local villages. Passing by the red cliffs of Dhakmar the landscape is stunning, we continue heading to Ghami where we will spend the night in a the Hotel Royal Mustang, owned by the Mustang Royal Family.
Ghami to Lomanthang
The Mustang region is the second least populated area in Nepal and borders on Tibet. Tibetan culture and religion is predominant throughout the region. From Ghami to Lomanthang we will pass sheer mountain rock walls with small manmade caves. No one knows how old the caves are but we do know they are rich with history, mummified bodies, and Buddhist cave paintings. The road is dusty through the Mustang Canyon, the river can be high. We will pass through the small villages of Charang and Dhakmar, and Ghargumb. The Thak and Lopa people live in the Upper Mustang, and practice Buddhism, many are farmers, shepherds and merchants. The day is full of panoramic, constantly changing views.
Overnight in the Lotus Inn, a perfect place to feel the vibes of the Kingdom of Mustang.
Lomanthang Day Off – Tibetan Border
We rest, acclimatize and explore the area. The altitude of Lomanthang is 4,800 mts, we explore the area, visit Monasteries and Old Caves, we get lost in the timeless landscape and we explore the near Tibetian border around 20 kmts, we enjoy a full day exploring and wondering if we are not in another planet, the landscape is stunning….Overnight at the Lotus Inn…
Lomanthang to Ghilling
Our return journey allows us to continue enjoying stunning panoramic views. We continue off road, spending the night in Ghilling at the Ghilling Guest House, Sorry but no link as the place is quit mysterious….
Ghilling to Marpha
We continue off road to Marpha, passing through many small villages, this area is famous for apple production, villages are clean and houses are constructed from wood and stone. Take time to visit the local Buddhist Monastery. It is on this day that the spectacular Nilgiri Range becomes ever present. rich with monasteries, caves, local people and panoramic mountain views.
We will stop in the Thakali village of Marpha for the night. The Thakali Folk resettled in Pokhara and in the surrounding valley, and are famous for their business acumen. Take time to visit the local Buddhist Monastery. It is on this day that the spectacular Nilgiri Range becomes ever present., this is a long dusty day of off road riding but if time allows be sure to take a walk around the village. We will overnight at the fabulous and famous among riders the Hotel Marpha Palace
Marpha to Beni
The adventure isn’t over yet, is a challenging, off road day along the bank of the River Gandaki. The road is rough but the views are pastoral. Green hills, valleys and small villages are scattered along the route. Today Annapurna South makes an appearance and stays with us through the day. We spend the night in mallaj, a small, rustic village. Overnight in Hotel Yeti in Beni, relax and rest …
Beni to Pokhara
Last day, from Beni to Pokhara 82 km of pitch road, we have lunch at Kusma and continue to Pokhara, curving but paved, for an easy final three hours. We reach Pokhara and park our Bikes at Ride&Dare HQ , say goodbye to your bike, she will be waiting for you in the next tour, Overnight at Hotel Balcony, free evening, please have the luggage ready for pick up as the allowance is no more than 20 kgs, so our crew will send the bags and heavy luggage back to Kathmandu by Jeep for your own convenience.
Pokhara to Kathmandu Transfer
Today we wake up and get ready to fly back to Kathmandu, one of our Road Captains will go with the group, help you with the boarding process and check you in back in Kathmandu, Les Arts Hotel, free evening and Guide for Shopping and Sightseeing. Departure Dinner & Farewell.
According to the departure time we will have the group divided to go to the Airport, you will fly back home with another adventure checked in your Bucket List and unforgettable memories…and sure you will come back for more…
ACAP permit & Tims card
Mustang Entry Permit
English speaking Tour Guide & Mechanics
Breakfast & Lunch
Motorbike with fuel for trip.
Domestic Flight Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu
Airport Pick up & Drop off
Hotel in Kathmandu ,Pokhara and Guest Houses along the Route.
Supporting Jeep ( Support Jeep is added only if there is 5 people in the group) Satellite Phone ( for Medical Rescue Evacuation & Oxygen in high altitude
Motorcycle spare parts
Helmets & regular gloves ( In case you need )
Water bottles (1 L ) are always provide by the backup jeep during road trips
Nepali visa fee,
Charge for any physical damage on motorbikes due own fault.
Personal expenses etc