- Spectacular Annapurna Himalayan Range and the other Himalayas.
- Cultural attractions of Marpha, Kagbeni and Lomanthang.
- Scenic beauty amid the mountains.
- Kaligandaki river banks and deep gorge.
- Nature-based mountain scenery throughout the riding adventure.
- Tibetan-influenced culture and traditions.
- Arid landscapes of the Mustang region.
The Upper Mustang Royal Enfield Motorbike Tour takes you to some of the most beautiful places on earth. It unfurls the opportunity to witness the vivid cultural and natural dimensions of the Mustang region. The tour is adventurous, and educational, and contributes the finest biking experience in the trans-Himalayan arid zone of Nepal.
This is the most incredible trip you will ever take in the Mountains! This is an amazing opportunity to explore and experience Nepal on a motorbike and with a professional tour guide. This is the perfect option for a rider who wants to take their skills to the next level. With this tour, you get to see and experience new routes that not many people have been on before, and you get to cover a lot more ground. You will see many amazing places on the route, with great scenery and views. In fact, this is one of the most spectacular motorcycle tours in Nepal you will ever do.
For those looking for adventure and a challenge, this is an opportunity of a lifetime! During this trip, you will be exploring some of the most beautiful places like Jomsom, Marpha, Tatopani, Lomanthang and many others. The red cliffs, mysterious sky caves and the royalty of Upper Mustang are other aspects that make this trip an amazing option for adventure seekers.
The Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour in Nepal is a motorcycle tour through the amazing mountain towns, golden monasteries, and mind-bending landscapes in a small part of Nepal. This was one of our favorite motorcycle tour picks in Nepal and we suggest every biking enthusiast should give this a try to get the incredible experience. If you are interested in some great riding this is the touring adventure for you.
The Upper Mustang region was once closed to tourists and travelers, due to the security situation in Nepal. It is now open, but it's still difficult to get there by land. This makes a wonderful bike tour with one of our biking experts the best option for seeing these incredible sights and meeting the welcoming locals.
Bikes are provided, but if you want to arrange for one after the tour, it’s not necessary to book an extra bike. You can hire bikes on the spot. From Kathmandu, we organize a guided trekking bike tour with a local guide, who can talk about the history and culture of Nepal. The ride goes along the banks of the Kaligandaki River, past many villages, temples and a few mountain valleys. We stop at numerous viewpoints over the day where you can see an amazing Himalayan landscape. On our last night in Pokhara, we let you rest up in our hotel with a sitting room and a balcony overlooking the lake and town square.
Upper Mustang Royal Enfield Motorbike Tour
Restricted Area Permit, ACAP, TIMS
Why Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour?
In the hidden valleys of Upper Mustang in Nepal, you can find a town that is untouched by modernity. Roads are dirt and horses are better than cars. You'll never see a billboard or an advertisement as you roam through fields of rice, wheat and corn, riding to remote villages with mud houses festooned with prayer flags. It's not hard to imagine what it was like back in medieval times when there was nothing but trails and roads worn by feet, horse hooves and mule carts. But that is only part of the story. Nepal still has its fair share of magical mystery and you will be astounded by this hidden world filled with piercing blue skies and gentle white peaks with snow-capped summits that are higher than anything you've ever seen.
The Mustang region is located in the Upper Kali Gandaki valley in the northern part of Nepal. The valley is entirely enclosed by the Himalayan mountains and offers a great experience. Some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are spectacular.
The region is home to the Loba people, who are known for their unique culture and traditions influenced by Tibetan practices. The biking tour to this incredible place is not only a way to rejuvenate yourself from the modern obsession of the urbanity but also an amazing way to explore the remote mountains, culture and traditions.
During your Royal Enfield Motorbike tour to Upper Mustang, you will also be exploring the lower Mustang and corresponding remote villages such as Kagbeni, Tatopani, Lomanthang, and many other villages. The monasteries are prevalent in these places and make a great attraction to explore. During the trip, you will be passing through several waterfalls, mountain valleys and cultural villages. So, the biking tour is a great way to explore the mountains, the people there and their culture-enriched lifestyle.
Where is Upper Mustang?
The Tibetan Plateau is where Upper Mustang is located. Upper Mustang is a dry river valley near to the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas rain shadow. In the past, Nepal had a forbidden kingdom in this valley. Years of isolation from the outside world allowed it to develop its own traditions and culture, which are extremely similar to Tibetan culture. It is one of Nepal’s most picturesque regions in the trans-Himalayan region. There are many places to go that provide a variety of experiences and let you see the breathtaking views, the culture and customs, and the way of life that the modern influence hasn't spoiled.
The Mustang region of Northern Nepal, which has the oldest culture in the country, is much more than a trekking destination. It's a cradle of ancient kingdoms, age-old trade routes and some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on earth. It is bounded by mountain ranges - the snow-capped Himalayas in the south and to the north high heather covered hillsides. The Mustang region has been inhabited for centuries - first by the Khas people and later on, by the Gurungs, Lepchas and Thakalis. These ethnic groups still live in tiny hamlets along the foothills of the Himalayas.
Though lower mustang has a sort of mix of population and culture, Upper Mustang is an exception to that. The upper mustang is known for its stunning landscapes, variety of mysterious attractions and the culture that is best preserved for centuries. Mustang is a deserted land due to the trans Himalayan zone covering the valley. So, this area observes less rainfall than any other part of Nepal.
There are many attractions that make the Mustang a great place to visit. The cliffs and caves, waterfalls, mountain sceneries, culture and lifestyle of locals and the incredible arid landscapes are some of the major attractions to explore in Mustang.
There are few places on earth as remote and beautiful as Upper Mustang, Nepal. Very few tourists have ever set foot on its barren, ancient-looking terrain. It's hard to believe that this distant valley was once the heart of a powerful kingdom which ruled the trade route between India and Tibet.
The deeply Buddhist people of Upper Mustang preserve many aspects of this ancient culture and lifestyle. To enter Upper Mustang you must first visit Lo Manthang, the last bastion of an old-world civilization where traditional values still hold sway.
This region is still home to the Loba people who have preserved their ancient culture and customs, not only in Lo Manthang but more importantly in the remote villages of Upper Mustang.
The majority of the population are Buddhists, with a smaller Hindu population. The local population is said to have migrated from Tibet. Here they still preserve their own culture, speak their own language, and live in small villages behind the Tibetan border.
Upper Mustang is a remote region and tourism has only really started to develop in recent years. This has been mainly due to the number of trekking routes crossing into this region from Annapurna and Mustang itself. However, it is rapidly developing as a popular place to visit thanks to its stunning landscapes, picturesque villages and friendly people.
This region is especially beautiful and well worth the effort to visit if you want to get away from the developed world and experience real life in a remote high-altitude region.
The most distinctive characteristic of this small village is the natural beauty that surrounds it. Lomanthang is surrounded by arid mountain valleys. This tranquil village is far from any big cities and in a serene environment. The people there are friendly and hospitable, living in harmony with nature. This special village is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Mustang, Nepal. There are numerous attractions to explore in Lomanthang. The red cliffs, sky caves, royal housings of old times, and culture and traditions of the Loba people of Upper Mustang are the major attractions of the trip.
Lo Manthang (3,800 m), a remote Tibetan village and the Upper Mustang's seat, was founded in 1380. The city was the sole independent kingdom within Nepali territory during the monarchical era. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is currently in charge of the democratic nation, which was born out of the sovereign state. Lo Manthang is also known as an Upper Mustang walled city because the hamlet is encircled by the wall.
Studying the old Buddhist civilizations, monasteries that date back thousands of years, cultures, peoples, and breathtaking scenery draws tourists to Lo Manthang and Upper Mustang. The area is very beautiful because it is mostly a high-altitude desert with a little bit of flora. All of the homes in the neighbourhood are made of mud brick. In Nepal's Upper Mustang, there are a lot of additional sights to see.
Kagbeni, a small settlement in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, acts as the only entrance to the upper Mustang. It is also the oldest settlement in the Himalayas and is renowned for its extraordinary diversity of cultures. Kagbeni is situated in the western Nepalese Mustang district's rural Varagung Muktikshetra municipality. It is 2,804 meters above sea level and covers a total area of 58.3 square kilometres. Despite being a small town, it is well known for its breathtaking natural scenery, culture, customs, and natural beauty.
Marpha is distinguished by its magnificent, wide-roofed cottages and is encircled by mountains. Houses with external mural painting have a beautiful aspect. The settlement's desert-like environment is covered by apple orchards. The Samten Choling Gumba, recognized as the cultural inheritance of the Marpha people, is situated at the village's highest point. The photography and videography produced in this village are very well-known. On clear days, the neighboring landscapes, which are bordered by mountain ranges, are incredibly visible.
What to expect from Upper Mustang Royal Enfield Motorbike Tour
Upper Mustang is a spectacularly beautiful region in northwestern Nepal. It provides adventure travellers with an opportunity to immerse into some of the best trekking, climbing, rafting and mountain biking terrain.
The tour tends to concentrate in a wide area which begins right after Kathmandu to Mustang. The total area is densely populated with few villages and accessible only by a few roads. The place is enveloped in a spectacular mountaineering terrain with soaring peaks and wild valleys. There are a lot of things to explore in Upper Mustang.
This tour not only covers the pristine landscapes of Upper Mustang, but also the gorgeous Pokhara valley and natural villages along the way. The beauty of this trip is you can enjoy the mindblowing vistas, flora and faunas and the plus point - you could stop your bike at any place you want to enjoy the natural scenery. So, biking is a great way to explore the Mustang of Nepal.
During the trip, you can also explore rafting in Trishuli and Bungee Jumping in Kushma. There are a lot more adventures awaiting in Pokhara. You can explore Paragliding, Bungee jumping, Ultralight flight, Boating, Kayaking etc.
We can provide 350 CC and 500 CC bikes to adventure seekers. Based on your preference, we’ll arrange 350 CC and 500 CC Royal Enfield Motorbikes to pursue your adventure to the Mustang Nepal.
Kathmandu Arrival | Welcome to Nepal!
Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you in typical Nepali style at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will meet at the hotel for a coffee talk and brief you on the details of your upcoming program.
Extra activity that you can participate in Kathmandu during your Cultural Tour, let us know your preference in advance so you can schedule the program accordingly and book as needed.
Everest Mountain Flight (It is a 1-hour flight (scheduled at 6:30 AM) with a breathtaking view of the mountain range.) (USD 220 PP)
Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu. (USD 300 PP)
Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with Kala Patthar Landing. (USD 1100 PP)
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip Preparation.
Have your morning meal and get ready for your cultural tour, you will devote your full day to cultural sightseeing inside Kathmandu valley. Explore the Pashupatinath temple devoted to Lord Shiva which is famous for its awe-spiring and amazing pagoda architecture. Visit Boudhanath stupa, where you will be welcomed by the divine smell of incense and the cooing and grunting of pigeons. After arriving at the Boudhanath stupa the divine aura will declare peace among people's souls. You can also enjoy the rooftop view of the entire place while sipping aromatic coffee and yummy food.
Pay a visit to the ancient Buddhist complex Swayambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey temple. At last, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the ancient palace of the Malla kingdom. Kasthamandap, Gaddi Baithak, Kaal Bhairav Statue, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, and several other Pagodas are the things to explore around durbar square. If you need anything for your upcoming trek you can do some shopping at Thamel. On this day, you will also get prepared for the forthcoming trip to Upper Mustang. You will be dropped back at your hotel in a private vehicle.
Ride to Bandipur. (Trishuli River Rafting On the Way).
Start your journey to Bandipur which will take around 6 hours. On the way, you can participate in exciting activities such as rafting in the Trishuli river. And pay homage to Manakamana Temple which is the most visited Hindu temple.
In the daytime, Arrive in Newari settlement- Bandipur. Check-in at the hotel located in the core of the historical village area. Explore the natural attractions and take a short hike near the village area to get an astounding sunset and valley view along with a gorgeous Himalayan view.
In the evening, hike down and get along with the locals and learn about the history of this vintage village. Get some snaps of this beautiful place aged like fine wine. Try some of the signature dishes of this town and enjoy yourself. Stay overnight in a classic hotel that gives a vintage vibe.
Bandipur to Tatopani. (Hot Spring)
From a hilltop near Bandipur, you will take in the magnificent dawn every morning. After exploring the amazing landscapes of Bandipur, you will ride towards Tatopani. The journey today is brief and takes place on a less crowded road.
As we approach Pokhara, the unique Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and the Annapurna peaks start to get visible. We stop for a quick lunch break when we get to Pokhara before continuing on to Tatopani. Up to Beni, which is about a three-hour ride from Pokhara, the route is nice and paved. From here on, the path is arduous and dusty. However, the bumpy road is adventurous with amazing views of mountains, waterfalls and landscapes. Before we reach Tatopani's natural hot spring, you will ride around mountain ridges and pass enormous waterfalls. It takes about 6-7 hours of continuous ride from Bandipur to reach Tatopani.
Tatopani (Hot Spring) to Kagbeni.
From Tatopani, you will be driving towards Kagbeni village in the mustang district. The beautiful waterfalls, mountain beauty and greenery in the surrounding area are a wonderful part of the day. You can also explore the village area in the nearby settlement. After departing from Tatopani, you will move toward the Kali-Gandaki valley (the deepest gorge in the world). Ride through the towns of Ghasa and Tukuche and into Marpha. The apple trees and the wines made from them in Marpha are quite popular and make an incredible try if you want to.
Ride continues towards Jomsom, a major town in the Mustang region. After reaching Jomsom, the barren mountains gradually begin to appear in the background. Approximately one to two hours later, we arrived in Kagbeni. It is a small town situated in the midst of enormous, barren hills.
Kagbeni to Lo Manthang.
From Kagbeni, you will ride towards Lo Manthang in the Upper Mustang. The driving distance from Jomsom to Lo Manthang is roughly 59 kilometers. You come across communities, ancient monasteries, natural and man-made sky caves, Chortens, and royal palaces on this journey. The beautiful barren landscapes and incredible mountain vistas are the best parts of the day to explore.
Lo Manthang Exploration.
On this day, you will be exploring Lo Manthang in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. In the walled city of Lo Manthang, you shall rest and explore the incredible place. You take the detour and go to Namgyal and Tingkhar Gompas, the sky caves of Chhoser and the 3,000-year-old Shija Jhong Cave. You will also visit the former, four-story royal residence.
Lo Manthang to Marpha.
After breakfast, the rough and rugged off-road journey starts. From Tsarang village, you will continue your ride down the Kali Gandaki River while taking in the breathtaking views of the canyon's mind-blowing landscapes. Following the banks of the Kaligandaki river, the ride will take you to the incredible Marpha village.
Marpha to Pokhara.
After breakfast, you will return to Pokhara by the ride to wrap up the journey. You will be taking the same route back from Marpha, leaving the stunning mountains behind while carrying special memories. Passing through Tatopani and Beni, you will return to the Pokhara valley.
Leisure Day in Pokhara.
This day is optional considering your tiresome yet adventurous trip to the mountains. However, you will be visiting the Gupteshwar Mahadev cave, Davis Falls, Fewa Lake, and World Peace Pagoda briefly and enjoy the leisure in Pokhara.
Pokhara to Kathmandu.
At. 09:00 AM: Have your breakfast and pack your bags for your flight back to Kathmandu. (flight duration is 25 mins) After baggage collection, your transportation will be waiting outside the airport. After check-in at your hotel, you can explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu. You can visit Thamel and spend some time at cozy cafes and restaurants.
You can also collect souvenirs like handmade jewelry, clothing items, and many more eye-catching things. (If you feel the need for a guide you will be allowed) Lastly, we will meet for a cultural (traditional local dance live performance in folk songs) Nepali dinner in Kathmandu on your farewell.
Looking after your departing time, we’ll transfer you to the Airport for boarding. This day, after collecting a lot of incredible memories in the mountains of Nepal, you will be returning to your next destination.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the upper Mustang Royal Enfield Motorbike tour worth it?
Yes, Upper Mustang is the heaven to explore the unspoiled culture and landscapes. This is the place where the royalty is still revered and Tibetan practices are prevalent. So, if you want to explore the adventure, that too, with the bike that you are passionate about, this tour is the most amazing trip curated.
What is the best time to visit Upper Mustang?
The Mustang of Nepal can be visited year round. However, the monsoon can be harsh in lower elevations and roads may get blocked. Also, during extreme winter, there is a possibility of snowfall, so, the tour is best done during Spring and Autumn season.
What are the major things to explore in Mustang?
The culture is the main aspect of Upper Mustang. There are several pilgrimage sites such as Muktinath and Damodar Kunda, and many more monasteries. All of these places provide impeccable religious attractions and are a great way to pay homage to the divine deity. Also, the arid landscapes in the higher areas provide stunning vistas. The sky caves, red cliffs, royal housings, Kaligandaki gorge and local lifestyle are several attractions that make this place a wonderful travel option.
Are there good accommodation facilities in Mustang?
Nowadays, with increasing tourism activities, attempts are being made to provide better accommodation to the travelers. You can find basic accommodation facilities in the Mustang area. However, expecting urban accommodation may not be a luxury of these mountain lands.
- Kathmandu airport transfer on arrival and departure.
- Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned sightseeing.
- A Royal Enfield Motorbike from Kathmandu to Upper Mustang and back.
- All (11 nights) hotel accommodations at the mentioned hotels and resorts/available best local lodges at respective places.
- Daily breakfast at the hotel/local lodges from the next day of your arrival.
- Lunch and Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary.
- An English-speaking, professional and government-licensed tour guide during your sightseeing at Kathmandu.
- All necessary paperwork. (ACAP, Restricted Area Permit and TIMS Card)
- Professional and experienced guide during your jeep tour.
- Guide’s salary, food and accommodation.
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid for by your traveler’s insurance company.
- All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees and permits.
- One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.
- All government and local taxes.
- Farewell Nepali cultural dinner on your last night in Nepal.
- Personal expenses.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport-size photos and 30 USD)
- International flight ticket.
- Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
- Tips for the guide and porter.
- Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
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