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Upper Mustang – The Forgotten Kingdom of the Himalayas

Mustang Valley, Nepal (10 Days / 9 Nights)

Upper Mustang – The Forgotten Kingdom of the Himalayas

from $3,500 (USD)

per person

Recently opened up to western tourists, the Forgotten Kingdom, “Mustang Valley” in the higher region of Nepal is the most stunning valley with spectacular mountain views and direct interaction with the ethnic cultural groups of remote Nepal. Ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries are still in practice here.

The tour starts from Kathmandu and takes you to the beautiful Tibetan plateau of Upper Mustang close to the Tibet border. Ride the recently built dirt roads following the Kali Gandaki River George and visit the villages of lower Mustang on the Nepal-Tibet border.

Tour at a Glance

Period
Early November 2019 - TBA
Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Riding Days
7 Days
Accomodation
Hotels, Guest Houses (Lodges)
Motorbike
Royal Enfield Himalayan 410 cc
Level of Difficulty
Challenging
Fitness level
Tough
Max. Altitude Reached
3,700m
Max. Sleeping Altitude
3,700m
Average Daily Distance
122km
Total Distance
852km
Cost
from $3,500 (USD) Airfare not included
Cost
from $600 (USD) - Single Supplement

Highlights

Ride to the remotest, hard-core routes of Nepal

Witness some of the worlds’ tallest mountains from your handlebars

Authentic cultural and nature experience

Enjoy and encounter the heart-warming population of the Himalayas

Licence

Yes, you need a Licence to go on this adventure. Also you need a valid License to obtain travel insurance.

What Your Tour Includes

All ground transfers in Nepal, airport to airport, in a private vehicle

Motorcycle 500cc latest model and fuel for entire trip

Accommodation (twin sharing in comfort hotels/similar/lodges) neat and clean

Breakfast and dinner in the hotel and lunch on the way in the local restaurants

Mineral water will be provided during the expeditions

Medical kit

Mechanics with all necessary spare parts

Support vehicles (if riders suffer from a sore @$$, they may jump into our backup jeep to relax!!)

All sightseeing tours as per the itinerary with monument fees for entire tour

Excluded

Any medical / travel insurance coverage and personal expenses

International flights

Nepal entry visa fee (Available on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)

Any telephone calls / internet charges

Any tips for the guide, driver and mechanic

Any items not mentioned in included section

Costs incurred or expenses arising due to natural calamities, strikes, breakdowns and any other unforeseen calamities beyond the control of Motorcycle Expeditions (P) Ltd and its associates.

Any itinerary extensions will be subject to additional cost

Alcoholic beverages

Any damage to the motorcycle must be covered by the rider in full

10 Days / 9 Nights
18+ Age
  • Departure
    Kathmandu
  • Departure Time
    Early Nov 2019 - TBA
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Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu (1370 m) / Welcome Dinner

A Motorcycle Expeditions representative will collect you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel in a private deluxe van. Dinner will be enjoyed at a traditional Nepali restaurant. Overnight stay at a hotel.

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Day 2 - Kathmandu to Pokhara (750m, 210km, 6hrs)

After breakfast, we’ll be driven to the outskirts of Kathmandu to meet our motorcycles. From here we experience the Himalayan Mountains, valleys and rivers all the way to Pokhara on two wheels. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.

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Day 3 – Pokhara to Kalopani (2400m, 130km, 5hrs)

Here we start riding off road routes through farmlands and always amidst the mountains of course. We’ll also stop off at a Nepali suspension bridge. A great variety of landscapes will take us to Kalopani. Dinner and overnight stay at a guest house.

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Day 4 – Kalopani to Ghami via Kagbeni (3520m, 125km, 5-6hrs)

It’s a long ride to Ghami along the Kali Gandai river. There will be a river crossing on the way. Kagbeni is the last village with internet for a few days, so time for a last “fix”!  A visit to Muktinath is optional. Dinner and overnight stay at a guest house.

5

Day 5 – Ghami to Lo Manthang (3700m, 30km, 2hrs) Kora La (pass at 4460m)

It’s a short ride today.  We’ll visit the King's winter palace and some ancient monasteries.  Dinner and overnight stay at a guest house.

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Day 6 – Lo Manthang to Samar (3475m, 65km, 5hrs) Kora La (pass at 4460m)

After breakfast we ride back to Samar, a medieval village with closely packed mud brick houses, dark alleys and imposing chortens. Once checked in at Samar, the rest of the evening is free to relax and explore the Village. Dinner and overnight stay at a guest house.

* Lodges in Samar only have standard rooms with shared bathrooms. En-suite is not available.

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Day 7 – Samar to Tatopani via Kalopani (1200m/96km/6.5hrs)

Our first stop is at Kagbeni for some paperwork before taking the road to the stone lined Thakali village of Marpha, famous for apple orchards and products. The local Nyingma monastery also offers great views of the village from above. After lunch, we head on to Tatopani. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.

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Day 8 – Tatopani to Pokhara (1022m, 196km, 5-6hrs)

After a quick stop in Beni, we set out following the trail along the river and then after about an hour meet the main highway at Maldhunga and continue on tarmac to Pokhara. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the Lakeside Bazaar. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.

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Day 9 - Fly to Kathmandu (1370m, 25min)

Before we take our evening flight to Kathmandu, we have the whole day to relax or partake in other activities around Pokhara. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 10 – Final Departure (1370m)

We check out at 12 pm, you will be transferred to the international airport for your on-wards journey.