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Adventure Riding Upper Mustang Nepal on a Motorcycle tour in Lo-Manthang

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Trip Overview

Adventure Riding Upper Mustang: Motorcycle Expedition to Upper Mustang during Tiji Festival

Welcome to an extraordinary journey that combines the thrill of motorcycle expedition with the cultural spectacle of the Tiji Festival in the mystical Upper Mustang region. Join us on an unforgettable adventure as we take you through the captivating landscapes and ancient traditions of the Forbidden Kingdom.

Unveiling the Forbidden Kingdom while Adventure Riding Upper Mustang

Discover the Enchanting Landscapes: Picture yourself cruising through the dramatic landscapes of Upper Mustang, surrounded by towering peaks, deep canyons, and ancient monasteries. The Tibetan Plateau unfolds before your eyes, offering a visual feast that is both awe-inspiring and humbling.

Immerse in Rich Ethnic Culture: As you ride through the ancient trails, you’ll encounter the vibrant ethnic culture of Upper Mustang. The people here have preserved their unique way of life, and you’ll have the opportunity to engage with locals, savor traditional cuisine, and witness age-old customs.

The Adventure Riding Experience in Upper Mustang Valley

Motorcycle or Jeep Exploration: Choose your preferred mode of exploration – whether it’s the adrenaline-pumping Adventure Riding Upper Mustang on a motorcycle or the comfort of a jeep, our expedition ensures an immersive experience. Traverse through challenging terrains and scenic routes, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Annapurna Circuit’s Hidden Gem: Nestled within the Annapurna Circuit, Upper Mustang opens up its valleys for exploration. However, the journey presents challenges, notably the formidable Thorang La Pass. Conquer this pass and unlock the hidden gem of Mustang, revealing its mystical allure.

Tiji Festival: A Grand High Mountain Celebration

Spectacle of Tiji Festival: Plan your adventure during the Tiji Festival, a three-day grand celebration unique to the High Mountains of Nepal. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, ancient rituals, and spiritual energy that define this annual event. It’s an experience that transcends cultural boundaries and leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

Timing is Key: Securing a special permit is the key to unlocking Adventure Riding Upper Mustang, allowing you to venture all the way to the Tibetan border. Ensure your visit coincides with the Tiji Festival, providing a rare opportunity to witness the cultural extravaganza that unfolds against the backdrop of the Himalayas.

Your Adventure Awaits

Parikrama Treks: Your Expedition Partner: Embark on this adventure with Parikrama Treks, your trusted companion for a memorable Moto ride to Upper Mustang Lho Manthang. Our experienced guides ensure a seamless journey, combining the thrill of adventure riding with a deep understanding of the local culture.

Create Lasting Memories: Join us on this expedition and let the thrill of Adventure Riding Upper Mustang and the Tiji Festival create lasting memories for your Nepal experience. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a first-time explorer, this journey promises an unparalleled blend of adrenaline, culture, and natural beauty.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary adventure. Book your expedition now and set forth on a motorcycle journey through the hidden gem of Upper Mustang during the mesmerizing Tiji Festival.

Riding Upper Mustang Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet, greet and transfer to hotel.

Upon arrival, meet and assist by a Parikrama Treks representative and transfer to the hotel. Later, take a short ride around the hotel premises to check the condition of the bikes. In the evening, attend a Adventure Riding Upper Mustang briefing along with the crew.

DAY 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km)

Start the Adventure Riding Upper Mustang early in the morning, navigating through heavy traffic for the initial 25 km. Enjoy a scenic ride along the river, passing Nepal’s first cable car service uphill. Marvel at the view of Machhapuchre before reaching Pokhara around mid-afternoon. Check into a hotel, unwind with a chilled beer by the lake, and have dinner at one of the finest lakeside restaurants.

DAY 3: Pokhara to Kalopani (150km)

Leave Pokhara after breakfast and ride to Kalopani. Be cautious of potholes as the road is being expanded to four lanes. Admire the views of Fishtail mountain and experience the off-road conditions with dust. Fuel top-up at Beni and lunch stop at Tatopani, Annapurna Hotel. Continue to Kalopani, check into the Kalopani Guest House, and enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Take an early morning walk through Kalopani village.

DAY 4: Kalopani to Kagbeni (40km) – Full Dirt Road. Quick ride to Muktinath and back

After breakfast, ride to Kagbeni, the entry point of Upper Mustang. Pass through the scenic Marpha village and register the permit in Jomsom. Enjoy coffee at OM’s HOME with a view of Mt. Nilgiri. Reach Kagbeni, check into a hotel, and take a quick ride to Muktinath for panoramic mountain views. Return to Kagbeni for lunch, dinner, and breakfast.

DAY 5: Kagbeni to Charang Village (65km) – Full Dirt Road

Start the ride to Charang Village after breakfast, passing through Yak herders villages and enjoying the scenery along the Kali Gandaki river beds. Lunch at Syangboche and continue to Charang Village. Check into Maya’s Inn, explore the village, visit Charang Fort, and have dinner and breakfast of your choice.

DAY 6: Charang to Lo Manthang (18km) – Full Dirt Road

After breakfast, start the ride to Lo Manthang, the walled city with a high pass. Enjoy magnificent views and explore the city in the afternoon. Check into guest house and have the evening to explore ancient monasteries, a photo gallery, and the Tibetan Medicine museum. This is the main destination of our Adventure Riding Upper Mustang where you can also be part of Tiji Festival.

DAY 7: Lo Manthang to Korola Pass (Day ride with visit to Choser Sky Caves)

Leave Lo Manthang around 9:00 am, ride to Korola Pass, and visit Choser Sky Caves on the way back. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views and return to Lo Manthang for dinner and breakfast of your choice.

DAY 8: Lo Manthang to Marpha (Approx. 110km)

Ride back to Marpha covering two days’ distance in one day. Stop for tea at Sangboche and lunch at Lo Ghami. Check into a hotel in Marpha, an apple orchard, and have dinner and breakfast of your choice.

DAY 9: Marpha to Tatopani (Approx. 40km)

Start the return ride around 9:00 am, continue to Kalopani Guest House for lunch, and then ride 20km more to Tatopani. Check into a simple guest house, soak in the natural hot spring nearby, and enjoy dinner and breakfast of your choice.

DAY 10: Tatopani to Pokhara (115km) – Quick ride to Kusma’s Hanging Bridge.

After breakfast, ride back to Pokhara using the same road, and stop at Kusma to see the three longest and deepest suspension bridges of Nepal. Enjoy lunch and continue the ride to Pokhara. Check into a hotel in Pokhara.

DAY 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu (200km)

Start the journey back to Kathmandu around 8:00 am. Make stops at Highway for coffee and lunch. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check into the hotel, and go for a celebration dinner in the evening.

DAY 12: Final Departure

End of Adventure Riding Upper Mustang. Check out by 12 PM.


TREK COST: USD 3,500.00 per person on Twin Sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 380 Per Person.


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Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All airport transport
  • 2 nights 3 stars hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu on twin sharing room
  • 2 nights 3 stars hotel with breakfast in Pokhara on twin sharing room
  • Overnight accommodation in guest house with full board twin sharing
  • Hire of 500CC Royal Enfield Motorcycle and spare parts of bikes & petrol (Whichever applicable) for the entire trip
  • 1 bike mechanic
  • A support vehicle for mechanic and the luggage
  • All the road entry fees
  • TIMS Permit
  • ACAP permit
  • Upper mustang special permit per person $ 500
  • All government tax with 13% VAT
  • First AID kit bag

Price Excludes

  • All beverage and bottle mineral water,
  • Visa fees (40$ Nepal)
  • Travel insurance (accidental, sickness),
  • Sightseeing entry fees, cancellation costs,
  • Lunch & dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara and international flight.
Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour map