Exploring Upper Mustang: A Hidden Gem of Rich Culture and Enchanting Places
Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour
Nestled in the magnificent Himalayan range of Nepal, Upper Mustang stands as a mesmerizing destination offering a unique blend of ancient culture and breathtaking landscapes. This remote region, once a restricted area, now welcomes adventurous travelers to embark on a remarkable journey back in time.
Upper Mustang boasts a rich cultural heritage deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. The region is dotted with ancient monasteries, such as the legendary Lo Gekar Monastery and the fortified city of Lo Manthang. These architectural marvels, adorned with intricate murals, offer a glimpse into the spiritual traditions and customs of the local people.
Beyond its cultural treasures, Upper Mustang showcases a rugged beauty that captivates the soul. As you traverse the windswept terrain, you’ll encounter dramatic cliffs, deep canyons, and vast desert-like landscapes, with the iconic red cliffs of the Kali Gandaki Gorge being a true marvel. The trek to the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath and the mysterious caves of Chhoser further add to the allure of this mystical land.
Embrace the enchanting allure of Upper Mustang, where ancient traditions merge with awe-inspiring landscapes, offering an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of its cultural richness and natural splendor.
Motorcycling through Upper Mustang offers a truly exhilarating and immersive experience, allowing you to delve deeper into the region’s unique charm. Here are some of the remarkable encounters and sensations you can expect while exploring Upper Mustang on a motorcycle.
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As you embark on your journey to Upper Mustang, a captivating region in Nepal, you’ll encounter a multitude of captivating places that will leave you awe-inspired. Your adventure begins in Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled in the foothills of the Annapurna mountain range. Known for its serene lakes, such as Phewa and Begnas, Pokhara offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks and serves as an excellent starting point for treks.
From Pokhara, your path takes you to Tatopani, a charming village famous for its natural hot springs. After indulging in a relaxing soak, your journey continues to Jomsom, a bustling town located at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and Jhong rivers. Jomsom serves as the gateway to the Mustang region, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
As you venture further into Upper Mustang, you’ll reach Kagbeni, an ancient village steeped in history and Tibetan culture. This enchanting settlement lies on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River and serves as a significant trading hub between Nepal and Tibet. Its unique architecture, narrow alleyways, and ancient monasteries make it a captivating place to explore.
Continuing your exploration, you’ll encounter Ghara, a picturesque village surrounded by terraced fields and traditional Mustangi houses. The tranquil ambiance and stunning mountain views make Ghara a perfect spot to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mustang region.
Yara, another noteworthy village, lies nestled amidst rugged cliffs and offers a glimpse into the region’s rich Buddhist heritage. The ancient caves of Yara, carved into the rocky cliffsides, hold centuries-old murals and religious artifacts, providing a fascinating insight into Mustang’s cultural and spiritual past.
Further into the Mustang region, you’ll come across Charang, a captivating village known for its iconic red-walled monastery, Charang Gompa. This ancient monastery showcases intricate Buddhist artwork, religious relics, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
Finally, your journey leads you to the Tibetan border, where you can experience the unique intersection of Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. The border region presents an opportunity to witness the influences and interactions between these two distinct cultures, making it a fascinating and culturally rich destination.
As you travel through these remarkable places, you’ll be enchanted by the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual richness that Upper Mustang and its surrounding areas have to offer. Each stop along the way will unveil new wonders, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour
Day1 : Arrival Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu, You will be Picked up and led to respective hotels accordingly.
Day2 : Arrange Permits and Receive Motorcycles Kathmandu
Arrange Permits for the trip, Bikes will be received and group meeting.
Day3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara
First day of the ride and we head towards Pokhara which is 200km from Kathmandu
Day4 : Pokhara – Beni – Tatopani
From Pokhara we head to Kushma and do daring ride over one of the longest and highest suspension bridge in Nepal and head towards Beni and finally to Taopani.
Day5 : Tatopani-Lete-Jomsom- localarea use in Jomsom- Kagbeni
Now we really get going into the mountains and head towards lete. Riding across the kaligandaki river into local village we reach Jomsom and explore local area such as Dhumba Lake and Jomsom View Tower point- Jomsom and finally to Kagbeni
Day6 : Kagbeni-Muktinath- Lo Manthang
From Kagbeni – Muktinath- Lo Manthang one of the Unique riding experience of the entire trip
Day7 : Lo Manthang Localarea and Rest
we explore local area in Lo Manthang, Palace complex, nearby famous sites and we take much needed rest.
Day8 : Lo Manthang to Nepal-China Border and visit localsites – Lomanthang
Lo Manthang- Nepal China Border- Chossar Caves, Centuries old Monasteries, and may local cultural sites on the way. Lo Manthang
Day9 : Lo Manthang-Ghara Upper Mustang
Lo Manthang to Ghara, a remote village in Upper Mustang.
Day10 : Ghara Upper Mustang – Lete
Now we head towards lower Mustang and finally to Lete.
Day11 : Lete – Pokhara
Ride to Pokhara must be easy one
Day12 : Pokhara Rest
Day13 : Pokhara- Kathmandu
Day14 : Kathmandu Departure End of the tour
Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour
- For 4-6 Riders: US$2690 per rider
- For 7-11 Riders: US$2490 per rider
- September / October / November / December
No. of Riders
- Minimum 4 riders to Maximum 15 Riders
- Arrival, Departures and Transfers.
- Motorcycle with Fuel for entire Trip
- Upper Mustang Special Permit, ACAP, TIMS permits
- Entrance fees to some sites
- Meals and Accommodation for entire trip
- BackUp Vehicle with Driver , Guide, and Mechanic
- Spare parts running
- Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner
- International Airfare
- Nepal Visa Fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Alcoholic Beverage Expenses
- Bike Repair costs due do mishandling and personal mishaps
- Extra Activities such as Paragliding, Boating, Zipline, Horse Riding etc.