UPPER MUSTANG: A Hidden Valley of Mist

HIGHLIGHTS


Mustang Motorbike Tour:

Mustang motorbike tour takes you to remote Mustang valley, the kingdom of Lo, in a remote and isolated land hidden in the Himalayan valley of mist. It is one of the most preserved regions with the restricted valley to explore and the military sign and camp to secure this precious valley of Nepal. With special permits tourist are able to explore this hidden valley of mist and now this region occupation revolves around tourism, animal husbandry and trade. This place also provides another privilege of availability of Nepal- China border but still not opened for tourist till date.


This area can also be known as the mini Tibet with its nature showing the division of Tibetan highland. With right of entry highly limited and the requirement of special permits, we prefer to take this tour with our limited size of riders which will not hamper the lifestyle of wildlife and people lining on this area.

TOUR SPECIFICS



MARCH 18-30, 2019
APRIL 20 - 01, 2019
MAY 24 - 06, 2019 (Special Departure Date)
SEPTEMBER 15 - 27, 2019 (Special Departure Date)
OCTOBER 07 - 19, 2019
NOVEMBER 9 - 21, 2019
DECEMBER 01- 13, 2019
TOUR DATES

US$4550/rider (for bookings with 4-6 riders)
US$4230/riders (for bookings with 7-9 riders)
US$4030/riders (for bookings with 10+ riders)
US$3050/person (for jeep/pillon passenger bookings)
RATES

- Airport Pick up and Drop
- Moto cross 250cc or Royal Enfield 500cc
- Hotel accommodation on MAP Basis
- Supporting Jeep and Petrol
- Special Entry fees for Upper Mustang (550 UD)
- TIMS others permits
- Service of trained mechanic and guide throughout the tour
- Road Captain starting from 7 PAX
- Printed Company T-Shirt
- Comprehensive Medical kit
INCLUSIONS

- All airfare including International & domestic flights
- Nepal visa & travel insurance in case of accidents/ loss of life, loss of goods etc
- Service of Helmets, Riding gear, Alcohol, personal expenses, tips
EXCLUSIONS

ITINERARY


Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport met by the representative and transfer to the hotel.Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town.In the late afternoon, briefing about the trip at the hotel lobby.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

After breakfast, we negotiate the traffic out of the Kathmandu city and ride out of the valley . At the outskirts of Pokhara, we are greeted with views of the Annapurna Mountain range including the famous Fish Tail Mountain. Pokhara stands at 884 m above sea level, about 700 m lower than Kathmandu Valley. In Kathmandu Valley the high temples are all around you, in Pokhara it is the mountains. Only foothills separate Pokhara form the full height of the Himalayas, and the magnificent 8000 m. peaks of the Annapurna range. Pokhara is a vacationer's paradise with its crystal-clear lakes and fantastic views of the Annapurna range including the Fish Tail Mountain.
Upon arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the lakeside bazaar. Overnight at Lodge .

Day 2 - Pokhara & surrounds day-ride

After an early breakfast, leave Pokhara and ride towards Beni (approx. 70 Kilometers) on the Baglung Highway. This section of the ride provides fantastic mountain vistas, picturesque terraced farmlands and an opportunity to walk on one of Nepal’s famous suspension bridges. At Mal Dhunga, leave the main highway by taking the right trail and follow a dusty graveled path all the way to Beni, the district headquarters of Myagdi District in Dhaulagiri Zone. It is located on the confluence of Kali Ghandaki and Myagdi rivers at an altitude of 799 meters and is a bustling town lined with stores, restaurants, hotels and various government offices. From here, the road is unpaved and full off road. Unpaved, graveled rough road p o s e s a real c h a l l e n g e for riders and makes it more difficult with the occasional river crossings. Ascend gradually through the Kali Gandiki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. There is a continuous change in the topography with every twist and turnuntil our arrival at Tatopani. Continue the trail by following the Kali Gandaki River and passing the Thakali and Magar Villages to Dana (4750 ft./ 1446 m.) famous for its beautiful cascading waterfall. Steeply ascend to Ghasa (6600 ft./ 2012m) and continue the ride on a dusty and one of the difficult sections of the road towards Kalopani. Enroute, there are fantastic views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tukuche (6920m), and Nilgiri (7061m). Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the village. Overnight at Kalopani Guest House

Day 3 - Ride Pokhara to Kalopani (2530 m) (approx. 130 Km)

After breakfast ride towards Jomsom through the dusty graveled “off” road passing smaller settlements and apple orchards. There are excellent views of Mt.Nilgiri and the Kali Gandaki River flows on the right-hand side of the trail. This day’s journey is tough but rewarded with scenic views of the rugged landscape, beautiful cascading waterfalls, orange and apple orchards, scattered roadside villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries which makes it ‘One Hell of a Ride”.Jomsom (2713 m) is more correctly known as Dzongsam or New Fort. It spreads over both the banks of the Kali Ghandaki. The towering peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form an attractive backdrop. Jomsom is a mixture of hard work, social frivolity tempered by culture founded on deep religious traditions. It has the only airport that operates daily scheduled flights to Pokhara in the early mornings before the winds build up. From here continue ride passing through the village, past the High Altitude Mountain Warfare School of the Royal Nepal Army and through several restaurants, bhattis and a hospital. We take the trail that continue to ascend slowly to the settlement of Jharkot, which has a fort “Kot”. From here, another 15 minutes ride on the desert plateau brings us to Muktinath. One can visit the Muktinath Temple.The Muktinath Temple is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists and is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La (5416 m Pass), Mustang district, Nepal. The site is close to the village of Ranipauwa, which sometimes mistakenly is called Muktinath as well.
Upon arrival at Muktinath check in to the hotel
. Later hike up to the Muktinath temple.
Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the village
. Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 - Ride Kalopani to Muktinath (3,750 m) (approx. 46 Km

After breakfast get ready for another adventurous ride. Today we will take new road to Chhuksang via Jhong. Upon arrival at Chhuksang we have to show our restricted area entry permit here. After completing the permits work, we continue our ride to Gheling. As we pass Kagbeni village we will be driving on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Kali Meals (Black) and the water of the river are black in color. As we ride on we will come to the small village settlement knows as Tangbe, which has couple of house and tea house for the trekkers and travelers. As we pass through the Tangbe village, after 20 to 25 minutes’ ride we will come to another human settlement known as Chele.
At Chele there is a Steel foot bridge. This bridge is quite small one and it is normally used by the villagers and the trekkers. In Chele we will be able to see the river tunnels which also lead us to Gheling. After crossing the river ride till Samar. The road is up the east bank of the Kali Gandaki River that climbs over many ridges as it heads north. Depending upon the weather we will use a combination of hightrails and the river bank routes. We use the combination of these trails as also because of the construction of the road to upper Mustang which is still in progress.
Upon arrival at Ghami check in to the guest house and rest of the evening is free to relax and explore around the village.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 - Ride Muktinath to Ghami (3,520 m) via Jhong (approx. 74 Km

After breakfast we proceed for sightseeing tour around Ghami (Longest Mani Wall in the world, Gompa and the village). Later ride to LoManthang. As soon as we leave Ghami we have to take right to get to Tsarang. Upon arrival at Tsarang continue the adventure ride to Lo-Manthang via Big Chorten and Lo Dry La River. Lo-Manthang is a medieval walled city on the Tibetan Plateau north of the main Himalayas range. Lo-Manthang served as the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mustang, which survives as the Kingdom of Lo or "Upper Mustang". Lo Manthang was founded in 1380 by Ame Pal, who oversaw construction of the city wall and many of the still-standing structures in the early 15th century. The monarchy officially ceased to exist on October 7, 2008 by Nepali Government order. The last king (raja or gyelpo) is JigmeDorjePalbarBista (born c. 1933), in the direct line of the historic monarchy dating back 25 generations to 1380. The population includes ethnic Lhobas.
Upon arrival at Lo-Manthang check in to the hotel.
Eve: Visit Wall City and Palace
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 - Ride Ghami to Lo- Manthang (3,730 m) (approx. 26 Km) / PM: Visit Walled City & Palace.

After breakfast ride to Karola Border (Nepal – Tibet Border) approx. 21 Km.Later return to on the same trail and visit Chosar Ghumba & Shinja Cave. Choser Ghumba.
After the ride return to the hotel.
Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the village.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 - Ride to Kora La border and Later visit Sinja Cave and Choser Cave and return to Lo – Manthang (approx. 47 Km)

After breakfast ride to Kagbeni via same trail from where we went to Lomanthang.
Upon arrival at Kagbeni check in to the hotel.
Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the village.
Overnight at the Hotel

Day 8 - Ride Lo-Manthang to Kagbeni (2,840 m) (approx. 84 Km)

After leisurely breakfast retrace the route till Tatopani. Enroute visit Marpha Village.“Tato” means 'hot' and “Pani” means 'water', a name earned courtesy of the hot springs and is a popular place for trekker’s to relax and dip their weary bodies in the natural hot springs.
Upon arrival at Tatopani check in to the tented camp.
Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the village and take a relaxing dip in the Hot Springs located nearby.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 9 - Ride to Tatopani Via Marpha Village (approx. 75 Km)

After breakfast retrace the route till Pokhara.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 10 - Ride to Pokhara (827 m) (approx. 105 Km)

Free until Kathmandu Flight.
PM: Bid farewell to the riding crew board the waiting vehicle and drive towards Pokhara airport for the flight towards Kathmandu (approx. 30 minutes flight).
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport met by the representative and transfer to the Hotel.
Rest of the day is free to relax. Overnight at Hotel .

Day 11 - Ride or Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu

Free day to relax or final minute souvenir shopping.
EVE: Proceed for the Welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali Dinner with cultural show at Bhojan Griha.
After dinner return to the hotel
Overnight at Hotel

Day 12 -Free Day in Kathmandu

Free until final departure.

Day 13 - Final Departure

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