Upper Mustang Bike Tour
|Package:||Upper Mustang Bike Tour|
|Transportation||Bike, plane ,bus|
|Accommodation||Hotel and Lodge|
|Trip Start / Ends||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Trip Note:||Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.|
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Upper mustang bike tour riding along the dusty gravel road in the barren treeless landscape of the Tibetan Plateau , all in the backyard of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. It may not sound cozy but it is a sheer adventure that may be tattooed in your memory for eternity
Upper Mustang Bike tour Itinerary 2020
- Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu 1300 m altitude
- Day 02: Kathmandu Preparation day
- Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara ( 900m) altitude 200km 5hrs ride
- Day 04: Pokhara to Tatopani (2600m) altitude 125 km 5hrs ride
- Day 05: Tatopani to Jomsom (2800m) altitude 35km 4hrs ride
- Day 06: Jomsom to Tshrang (same to visit Tshrang)
- Day 07: Tshrang to Lomangthang. (Same day explore Lo-Manthang)
- Day 08: Visit Choser Cave and back to Lo-Manthang.
- Day 09: Drive Lomanthang to Muktinath
- Day 10: Muktinath to Tatopani (1200m) altitude 70km 3hrs ride
- Day 11: Tatopani to Pokhara (120km) 4-5 hrs ride 20km
- Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip itinerary can be adjust as your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Upper Mustang Bike Tour Itinerary
DAY 01: KATHMANDU 1300M ALTITUDE
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet, assist and transfer to the hotel with our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of the representatives from our agency.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU PREPARATION DAY
We will introduce you with guides and other crew including short ride around the city for 2 hours.
DAY 03: KATHMANDU TO POKHARA 900M ALTITUDE 200KM 5HRS RIDE
After Breakfast drive to Pokhara. It is 5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m from the sea level and 210km west of Kathmandu valley. The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic. Check in hotel, Evening enjoy walking along the side of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters.
DAY 04: POKHARA TO TATOPANI 2600 M ALTITUDE 125 KM (5HRS RIDE)
After breakfast your adventure trip starts driving to Tatopani. It is a beautiful driving from Pokhara with lots of things to see on the way. Once we reach to the destination we stay in a lodge. The Road till Beni is good and then off road up to Tatopani we can enjoy natural hot water spring.
DAY 05: TATOPANI TO JOMSOM 2800M ALTITUDE 35KM (3-4HRS RIDE)
Though it is short distance ride with off road, you will have most adventurous trip today and reach to the most beautiful town named Jomsom where you will get all kinds of basic facilities from internet to coffee shop to small hotels. We will stay in a lodge. If you reach early then you will have option to drive to Dhumba lake- around 30 minutes, beautiful serene lakes just below the Himalayas.
DAY 06: JOMSOM TO TSHRANG (SAME TO VISIT TSHRANG)
From Jomsom to Tshrang is amazing trail. We will ride through Magical village of Upper Mustang from this day.We will overnight at Tshrang. Thsrang is ancient village and still looks like a medieval city. We will visit 600 years’ old monastery and Old places and fort.
DAY 07: TSHRANG TO LO-MANGTHANG. ( EXPLORE LO-MANTHANG)
Today, we ride to Lo-Mangthang with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. While descending to Lo-Mangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. We stay at hotel for the overnight stop. Same day we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may have another option to visit the Tall Champa Lakhang "God house" the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four- storey building of the Raja's palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya.
DAY 08: VISIT CHOSHER CAVE AND BACK TO LO-MANTHANG.
Today we explore the Chosher village and Jong Cave where you can see the culture and living style of Lo- Manthang people from long time.
DAY 09: DRIVE LOMANTHANG TO MUKTINATH
From Lomanthang to Muktinath we have to drive in the morning around am because after 1 pm there will be strong wind which makes difficult to drive. On the way you may stop at Kagbeni – a very famous place from religious point of view and its unique location as well. From there you will start ascending to Muktinath. Muktinath Temple is one of the most important religious sites for Hindu pilgrimage. It is located in a very beautiful place
DAY 10: MUKTINATH TO TATOPANI 1200 M ALTITUDE 70KM (3HRS RIDE)
From today you will start descending towards Pokhara. Though it is the same way you return but you will stay in different location than last time. Tatopani means hot water and this place has a beautiful natural hotspring where you will take bath as long as you want.
DAY 11: TATOPANI TO POKHARA 120KM (4-5 HRS RIDE)-20KM OFF ROAD AND 100KM PITCH ROAD
Today your most adventure ride comes to end at a beautiful city Pokhara. You may take a tour around Lake City Pokhara. There are some beautiful sightseeing places. You may also do Paragliding or zip line or just relax in Hotel or around the beautiful lake.
DAY 12: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
Return to Kathmandu which takes another 5 hours drive and your trip ends there.
Upper Mustang Bike tour or Lo Manthang leads you into the hidden kingdom of Mustang district. It is called Lo. Lo used to be a part of the Tibetan empire. Here, villages are built in Tibetan style with white washed houses. The ultimate destination of Upper Mustang Bike tour is Lo-Manthang. Lo-Manthang is a capital of Upper Mustang. It is a medieval town surrounded by a huge wall. Upper Mustang Bike tour not only offers its visitors beautiful views of the rugged landscape but also allows them to observe the Tibetan Buddhist cultures that have been practiced in this region since many centuries ago.
In an around Lo-Manthang Bike Tour will also get to see ancient monasteries, Mani walls, Buddhist shrines, Gompas, and Mandalas. The Mustang people have their own way of family life, which is quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry. Mustang is arid, tree less scenery and land of monasteries. Upper Mustang is one of the rain shadow regions of Nepal. Thus, trekkers and bike rider also can visit Upper Mustang in monsoon season. The off road journey to Forbidden Kingdom.
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