Upper Mustang is supposed to be the most fascinating land to motorcycling tour in the world. The motorbiking tour crosses Tropical to Alpine lands (China autonomous country). It is only one good idea to explore Upper Mustang within a short time with lots of fun adventures.
Upper Mustang is a hidden paradise of Nepal where ancient Buddhist culture and religion are being followed for several years. It lies north of the 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 colour. Likewise, Lo – Manthang, Tsarang, 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 colourful mani walls.
Similarly, Lo – Manthang is a 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, whitewashed wall and flat-roofed city and the aTiji festival that falls in Spring and breathtaking natural beauty. The cultivated farmlands bloom with the colourful 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 motorbiking tours and cycling tours. In a word, you have an opportunity to explore Mustang arid valley in a short time on motorbike or cycling.
Introduction of the Trail:
Motorbiking and Cycling tour to the Upper Mustang is one of the best ways to witness the stupendous beauty of this region. We will journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Greenland tourist bus, and begin our motorbiking or cycling tour towards the Upper Mustang through the subtropical lands such as Kusma bazaar, Beni-Baglung road. Another alternative is to take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Jomsom. This will save adventurer's time and energy, and the sky journey offers you the gorgeous view of this lower Mustang valley from the sky.
Our amazing cycling journey starts through the Kali Gandaki sandy bar valley along with the views of Nilgiri Himal Tilicho and neighbouring mountains like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. We will reach Kagbeni for the first stop, there is a police check post office. We should have to register our permit and exit to make ensure our entry and outing from the restricted area. After short breaking for refreshment and to register the permit, we ride again following up the Kaligandaki River along the newly constructed motorable road through Chhuksang, Tsaile, Samar, Syangboche, Ghani, Dhakmar, Tsarang, and Lo - manthang the authentic Buddhist cultured lands. During our Cycling trip, we will have a splendid landscape.
Before the availability of a 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, the trip switches back to Kagbeni, Jomsom, and back to Pokhara.
Unlimited beauty of nature. Ancient monasteries, Fortress, Chortens, Mani walls, colourful sandstone hills, and Kaligandaki dark River.
An ancient Kagbeni Monastery, Lokeghar Monastery, Luri Gompa and Chooser cave.
Stunning view of Flat roofed- whitewashed Lo-manthang walled city. Tsarang medieval palace, Kagbeni, Muktinath, Marpha ethnic group's whitewashed and flat-roofed houses. Ancient villages like Yara, Ghara, Di, Tange, Chhoser, Niphu, Garphu and Thingri. Ancient religious Caves like Chungsi Cave, Muktinath Temple, and Luri cave. Buddhist people's genuine culture, and lifestyle. The stunning colourful sandstone hills arid valley's view. Stupendous surrounding mountain views like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Tilicho, Nilgiri, Damodar Himal, Bhrikuti and many more neighbouring mountains view. Eyecatching sandstone hills, Ancient historical Caves. Unmatchable Kaligandaki River gorge view. Upper Mustang is an exotic land in the Trans Himalayan country.
We serve you 3 times meals in a day with drinks like tea, coffee, and juice. We have an open Menu, which means the client can choose any dish as they like from the menu cards or the client can ask a guide for particular hygienic meals.
We serve our distinguished clients or new guest as per their choice. You can get plain toast/ French toast/ Chapati bread/ Tibetan bread/ Vegetable omelet/ Cheese omelets/ Scrambled egg/ Fry eggs/ Boiled Eggs/ Vegetable fried potato/ Veg fry Potatoes cheese top/ jam, honey & butter with any Breads/ Rice pudding/ Rice porridge/ Oat porridge with fruits/ Uuesli porridge with hot drinks
We serve you fresh vegetable items or meat items such as Egg fried Rice/ Vegetables, Egg, and Cheese fry Rice/ Meat fry Rice/ Egg, Vegetable fry Noodle/ Meat fry Noodle/ Noodle soup with Meat/ Veg Noodle soup/ Vegetable curry Rice/ Meat curry Rice/ Vegetables, Egg fry Potatoes/ Vegetable fry Potatoes with cheese top/ Spaghetti with vegetable cheese/ Pasta with Vegetables, Egg Cheese top/ Finger chips, roasted Potatoes with hot sauce/ Vegetable spring rolls/ Sandwiches/ pizza/ Burger/ MoMo/ Fry Vegetable/ Dal Bhat set/ Meat curry Rice/ Chicken curry Rice/ Mutton curry Rice/ Soup items/ Fresh fruits with hot drinks.
Soup items with snacks/ Dal Bhat set vegetarian/ Dal Bhat set non-vegetarian/ Chicken curry rice/ Mutton curry rice/ Yak curry rice/ Vegetable curry rice/ Yak steak/ Paper steak/ Yak burgers/ Sandwiches/ Pizza/ MoMoitems/ Fry Vegetables/ Fresh fruits with hot drinks.
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.
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 the Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow. The hotel service includes beds and breakfast.
After breakfast, Your motorbike tour guide will pick up from the hotel for 3 major UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu valley Pashupatinath temple, Bauddhanath stupa and Kathmandu durbar squire then back to the hotel for final tour preparation of upper mustang motorbike tour as well as double-check the equipment you may have or require to rental.
After breakfast, we ride to Pokhara. It takes 6-7 hours on the motorbike. The road is completely a busy highway and offers beautiful countryside views, rivers, and waterfalls. Pokhara is a natural city of Nepal and laps of Annapurna range can be seen from your hotel Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, our motorbiking tour starts from Pokhara to Kalopani, first road level is paved road till Beni 104 kilometre and takes about 3 hours. The rough road begins after Beni. Riding road near the 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.
After breakfast then bike ride through rough road through Kali Gandaki River is with a scenic Himalayan range of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. Reach Muktinath [3,800 meters/12,467ft], where you can visit 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 guesthouse.
After a usual breakfast, we set out a ride to Upper Mustang area after crossing the permit checking point at the end of Kagbeni village. The almost riding road is via the bank of Kali Gandaki River, and a typical settlement of local peoples. Pass [3,800 meters/12,467ft], altitude village and Nya La pass of [4,010 meters/13,156]. Reach Ghami and overnight in a local tea house.
Today we are quite excited to reach the 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 a different angel. You will then view wall covered villages from far. It is better to take rest once you reach a tea house, which helps your body to acclimatize.
Today explore around Lo Manthang on foot, such Namgyal Gompa, 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.
Ride to China border Kora La. It is about 20 kilometres one way from Lomanthang. Get the stunning view of Himalayas and valley return back again to Lo-mantang for overnight.
Ride back the same way to Syangbuche. The same view of plateau land and the panoramic Himalayas during the whole day overnight in lodge.
Continue ride to Jomsom. If you still get time, you can have a walking tour around the village, monasteries overnight in lodge.
Ride back to Tatopani visa Jomsom, Marpha and other typical villages. Enjoy bathing at natural Hot Spring overnight in guesthouse.
It is the same way wonderful views, ride back to Pokhara. Enough time to walking around Lakeside after the check-in Hotel.
Today is our last day of upper mustang motorbike trip about 6 to7 hours ride back to Kathmandu overnight in the hotel.
After a wonderful mountain biking tour, we drop you in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport at the 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 the company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful,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.
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.
There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty-free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided into 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 a trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as a packaged trip for a big group.
We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipments and other related services i.e. bus reservation, aeroplane 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 the 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.