ROAD TO MUSTANG

DURATION: 7 DAYS Kathmandu Muktinath Kathmandu
BEST TIME: February - June. September - December.
RIDING CONDITIONS: Moderate to Extreme
MAX ALTITUDE: 3,800M at Muktinath
BIKES: 411CC Himalayan or 500CC Classic Bullet

A fully guided bike tour to the most stunning valleys of Lower Mustang. Witness ethnic cultures of the Thakali people surrounded by spectacular mountain views. We kick-start with a ride to Pokhara - Nepal's most chilled out lakeside city nestled in the lap of Annapurna mountains. Chill out at the Pokhara's laid-back lakeside town or go boating on the calm waters of Fewa lake. The ride passes through some jaw dropping scenic countryside roads along Kusma and Baglung before hitting the dirt road build recently along the most popular Annapurna trekking trail. We stay at Lete-Kalopani for overnight at the Kalopani Guest House. Spectacular view of Nilgiri south from the Guest House compound. Great food with availability of wifi.

The ride continues through the scenic dirt road and the world's deepest gorge along the raging Kali Gandaki river all the way to Muktinath (3800m). Riding thru the narrow alleys of Marpha offers insight into the lifestyle of Thakali people. We stop for lunch at Jomsom, a small town with seasonal airport and awesome view of the Nilgiri mountain and get our permits stamped. The last lapse to Muktinath is a sheer climb from 2400m to 3800m. As we ascend to the height of Muktinath, the spectacular desert like landscape unfolds.

Mountain views here are jaw dropping. Villages are highly influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle. Explore the Muktinath and the surrounding areas on foot. Visit the holy temple of Salvation with 108 water spouts where Hindu & Buddhist pilgrims come from all over the world in order to cleanse their sins.

We ride back the same route enjoying the spectacular mountain views once again and the hot spring bath at Tatopani. We continue our ride back to Kathmandu, via Pokhara. An extra day in Pokhara is suggested if you have time for some extra adventure activities like paragliding, zipline, bungy, or explore the numerous natural caves in the Pokhara valley.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 01: Ride Kathmandu to Pokhara's Lakeside (200km). Check into 3-4 star rated hotels/resort. Explore the beautiful lakeside city.

Day 02: Ride to Kalopani (110km). 65km black topped road till Beni. 45km off-road till Kalopani. Beautiful Lete Village with mountain views.  

Day 03: Ride to Muktinath (3800m) with lunch stop at Jomsom 2680m. Approx. 70km. 100% Off-road. Awesome sceneries and landscapes.

Day 04: Visit the Temple of Salvation. Enjoy mountain views including Dhaulagiri (8160m), Nilgiri, Tukche Peaks. Afternoon ride back to beautiful Marpha. 

Day 05: Explore Marpha first half of the day. After lunch ride down to Tatopani and enjoy the natural hotspring.

Day 06: Ride to Pokhara (91km). Arrive around early afternoon. Take care of laundry, chill out at the lakeside's many finest restaurants and bars.

Day 07: Ride back to Kathmandu. Check into hotel. Celebration dinner.

TOUR COST: Please email us to get a quote for you or your group.

INCLUDES: 500CC bike with fuel for the entire trip, ACAP, TIMS Card, hotel/resort accommodation on breakfast and dinner, hot spring usage at Tatopani, saddle bags, mechanic support and spare parts. Support jeep on request (extra cost) for more than 2 persons.

EXCLUDES: Nepal Visa fee, lunch during the tour, bar bills, laundry, emergency rescue, insurance, repair charge (if any) for damage to the bike, optional activities in Pokhara like paragliding, bungy, etc.

GROUP SIZE: Minimum 2 riders. We can organize this trip for one person also with some extra cost.

ABOUT OUR BIKES: We use Royal Enfield Himalayan 411CC  or Classic 500 comes with electric start, 5 speed left gear shift. Front disk brake, rear drum brake.




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