“Ultimate fun motor biking tour plain to high land"
Upper Mustang is supposed to be the most fascinating land to motor cycling tour in the world. The motor biking tour crosses plain to high land (China autonomous country). It is only one good idea to explore of Upper Mustang within short time with lot fun adventure.
Upper Mustang is a hidden paradise of Nepal where ancient Buddhist culture and religion are being followed for several years. It lies north of Trans Himalaya border of China and Dolpo in Nepal. It was forbidden to foreigners until 1992 and comes in the restricted region of Nepal. Therefore, foreigners have to take special permit from Nepal Tourism Board to trek in this region. You have to pay USD 500 for 10 days per person and an extra USD 50 each day thereafter. According to the Nepal Government, you are not allowed to trek in this region alone, and there should be at least 2 people in a group not including guide and porter.
Mustang offers a dry landscape; therefore, it's well-known as ‘rain shadow valley’. It has fewer trees barren landscape, the hill is formed by sandstone with brown and pink color. Likewise, Lo – Manthang, Tsarng, and Ghami are the main villages of this valley. These villages were found before the 15 century and are best for side trips. In the same way, there are many monasteries built here before the 12th century like Logheghar or Ghara gompa, and line of colorful mani walls.
Similarly, Lo – Manthang is small valley surrounded by little sandy hills and white snow-capped peaks. Valley includes beautiful monasteries, monk school, clean and comfortable lodges, shops and administrative office. Nonetheless, the main attraction of this valley is Buddhist people’s distinctive culture, white washed wall and flat roofed city and the aTiji festival that falls in Spring and breathtaking natural beauty. The cultivated farm lands bloom with the colorful flowers and crops during the late-May to late-September. The main income of people residing here is business, agriculture, and animal husbandry. This place is a truly phenomenal destination for adventurous motor biking tour and cycling tour. In a word, you have an opportunity to explore Mustang arid valley in a short time on motorbike or cycling.
Introduction of the Trail:
Motor Cycling tour to the Upper Mustang is one of the best ways to witness the spectacular beauty of this region. You will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the bus, and begin your motor biking towards the Upper Mustang. Another alternative is to take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Jomsom. This will save your time and energy, and offer you the gorgeous view of this region from the sky.
Trek starts from Kali Gandaki sandy bar valley along with the views of Annapurna Ranges. You will reach Kagbeni, where you will see a police check post office. You have to register your permit and exit here. From here, the trail continues following Kaligandaki River along the newly constructed motor road through Tsaile, Samar, Syangboche, Ghani, Dhakmar, and Tsarang. On the way, you will see awesome views of, Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters (26,794ft) and Annapurna I [8,091 meters/26,545ft], and many other mountains below 8,000 meters (26,246ft).
Before the availability of new motor road to this valley, it was caravan trail up to the border of China for trade. In past days, Nepalese people use to bring salt, clothes, and some more daily necessary things from this caravan path using horses, yak, and sheep as their transportation to sell in the local market. If you have got extra time, you can make a round trip through Yara – Ghara, Tangge, Tetag, and Muktinath. Further, trip switches back to Kagbeni, Jomsom, and back to Pokhara.
“A Two in One package for the people who never had enough to explore and will probably not get such an astonishing and panoramic motor biking tour. Now, we offer 15 days full packaged service”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,315 meters/4,314ft], overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: City sightseeing in Kathmandu by motorbike.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2,690ft];2,00km, 6-7 hours by bus.
Day 04: Pokhara to Kalopani [2,530 meters/7,841ft],125km; 6-7 hours.
Day 05: Kalopani to Muktinath and back to Kagbeni [2,890m/9,480ft]; 65km, 6hrs.
Day 06: Kagbeni to Ghami [3,510 meters/11,515ft], 6-7 hours.
Day 07: Ghami to Lo Manthang [3,840 metrs/12,598], 5-6 hours.
Day 08: Explore at Lo Manthang by trekking.
Day 09: Lo Manthang to Kora la (Tibetan border) back to Lomanthang.
Day 10: Lo Manthang to Syangbuche 4-5 hours.
Day 11: Syangbuche to Jomsom 5-6 hours.
Day 12: Jomsom to Tatopani (Natural hot spring) 5-6 hours.
Day 13: Tatopani to Pokhara 6-7 hours.
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours.
Day 15: Departure to Home.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfer to Hotel included BB services:
Welcome to the land of white glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalaya Diamond Adventure will have reached there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we come to pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to Hotel. You will have welcome dinner in Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow. The hotel service includes bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Full day valley sightseeing in Kathmandu by motorbike:
After breakfast, Your motorbike tourguide will pick up from the hotel for 3 major UNSESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu valley Pashupatinath temple, Bauddhanath stupa and Kathmandu durbar squire then back to hotel for final tour preparation of upper mustang motorbike tour as well as double check the equipment you may have or require to rental.
Day 03: We start ride Kathmandu to Pokhara [820 meters/2,690ft], 2,00km, 6-7 hours ride:
After breakfast, we ride to Pokhara. It takes 6-7 hours on motorbike. The road is completely a busy highway and offers beautiful countryside views, River and waterfall. Pokhara is natural city of Nepal and laps of Annapurna range can be seen from your hotel overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Kalopani [2,530 meters/8,300ft], 123 kilometers 7 to 8 hours on motorkike:
After breakfast our motorbiking tour starts from Pokhora to Kalopani, first road level is paved road till Beni 104 kilometer and takes about 3 hours. Rough road begins after Beni. Riding road is bank of Kali Gandaki River and huge waterfalls. Reach at Tatopani for lunch break then continue ride to Kalopani. From Kalopani, we can see one of the excellent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Tukuche peak and Annapurna Himalayan range.
Day 05: Kalopani to Muktinath and back to Kagbeni [2,810 meters/9,219ft], 65 kilometer 5 to 6 hours ride:
After breakfast then bike ride through rough road through Kali Gandaki River is with scenic Himalayan range of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. Reach at Muktinath [3,800 meters/12,467ft], where you can visit holy site Muktinath temple and Buddhist monastery. Ride back down to Kagbeni for overnight. Kagbeni have interesting place to visit that may suite for your evening walking overnight in guesthouse.
Day 06: Kagbeni to Ghami [3,520 meters/11,548ft], 26 kilometers 6-7 hours:
After as usual breakfast we set out ride to Upper Mustang area after crossing permit checking point at the end of Kagbeni village. Almost of riding road is via bank of Kali Gandaki River, and typical settlement of local peoples. Pass [3,800 meters/12,467ft], altitude village and Nya La pass of [4,010 meters/13,156]. Reach at Ghami and overnight in local tea house.
Day 07: Ghami to Lo Manthang [3,810 meters/12,500ft], 16 kilometers 3 to 4 hours on motor bike:
Today we are quite exited to reach ultimate destination of this tour, Lo-Manthang. We cross several Mani walls and beautiful Tibetan people inhabited Charang village. Panoramic Mountain view is always seen as different angel. You will than view wall covered village from far. It is better to take rest once you reach at tea house, which help your body to acclimatization.
Day 08: Explore at Lo Manthang on foot:
Today explore around Lo manthang on foot, such Namgyal gumpa, which is situated at the top of the hill. Our tour continues to Tingkhar village. Tingkhar village is the last village and main village of Lo Manthang. If time permits visit another attraction of four stories of King Palace with panoramic Himalayan view surroundings.
Day 09: Lo Manthang to Kora la (Tibetan border) 20 kilometers, back to Lomanthang:
Ride to China border Kora La. It is about 20 kilometers one way from Lomanthang. Get the stunning view of Himalayas and valley return back again to Lo - mantang for overnight.
Day 10: Lo Manthang to Syangbuche 3 to 4 hours on motor bike:
Ride back same way to Syangbuche. The same view of plateau land and panoramic Himalayas during whole day overnight in lodge.
Day 11: Syangbuche to Jomsom 4 to 5 hours:
Continue ride to Jomsom. If you still get time, you can have walking tour around the village, monasteries overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Jomsom to Tatopani (Natural hot spring) 5 to 6 hours:
Ride back to Tatopani visa Jomsom, Marpha and other typical villages. Enjoy bathing at natural Hot Spring overnight in guesthouse.
Day 13: Tatopani to Pokhara 6-7 hours:
It is same way wonderful views, ride back to Pokhara. Enough time to walking around Lake side after check in Hotel.
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours:
Today is our last day of upper mustang motorbike trip about 6 to7 hours ride back to Kathmandu overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Departure to Home:
After a wonderful mountain biking tour, we drop you in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport at terminal room by private vehicle in your flight departure time and say goodbye.
Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, and helpful cook and porters. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.
Guide/ Porter service:
We have a different category of guides, such Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guide, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.
Equipments/ Gears service:
We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have own climbing gears we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.
We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip in mountain lodges.
Packaging trips service:
There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided in 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as packaged trip for big group.
Our Extra services:
We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipments and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.
The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.