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|Level and Difficulty: 4||:||Very Strenuous|
|Group Size:||:||2 to 15 people|
|Riding Days:||:||16 Days|
|Activity:||:||Riding Motorbike, Hiking & Sightseeing|
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|Transportation:||:||Riding motor bike|
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The motorbike tour to the upper regions of Mustang is an adventure into a land that time seemed to have forgotten. Each morning the loud bell at one of the monasteries going for a wake-up call, Villagers take it as a sign of beginning their daily chores, mostly religious ones, before engaging in other duties such as cooking or foraging. The region is graced by crystal clear views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks. Here, life is at close adherence to nature with very little involvement of modernity or mechanization.
This is a less crowded trekking route preferred for pristine environment, immersive experience, and appreciation of natural diversity. This motorbike tour is a rare chance to get involved and see the remote but diverse landscapes of Nepal. A culture and lifestyle that has sustained for hundreds of years at this location, is a sight to behold. The incredible windswept barren landscapes in villages that you see here, is indeed a testament to the amazing diversity of nature.
Sharing borders with Tibet, the culture might seem somewhat similar. The religion they follow is Buddhism, that dictates their lifestyle and traditions. The brown cliffs and barren landscapes of the entire valley will remind you of a desert, but it is in fact a rain shadow of the majestic Himalayan Range. It is important to note that this area has lots and lots of mysterious looking caves at various locations in the cliffs.
As the sayings go, the walled city of Lo Manthang is at least one thousand years old that prospered and flourished in the medieval trade route with Tibet and beyond. Still today, people travel to Tibet each year for their various needs. Located at the top of the Kali-Gandaki River basin, it is also called the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo-Manthang. Visiting this restricted area requires special permit. Discovery Mountain will take care of the papers while you prepare the trek to Upper Mustang. Requiring a good level of stamina, this adventurous trek is one of a kind in Nepal. Go on this trip for an experience of remote Nepal at the rain shadow of the mountains.
Upon landing at Kathmandu International Airport, our staff will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, and in the evening join us for a well come dinner. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Today you will ride your motor bike we take you on a sightseeing tour of some iconic places in the Kathmandu Valley, that will essentially include UNESCO World Heritage sites. Later you will re-check and final preparation of your motor bike trip from tomorrow.
We start ride motor bike from Kathmandu to Pokhara after our breakfast, you will be riding a scenic route along Trishuli River. The drive will take around seven hours through winding hilly roads. it takes a little under an hour. Enjoy the rest of the day around Phewa lake.
After breakfast you start drive to Ghasa. It is black road till Beni, 105km and takes about three an half hours. Rough road begins after Beni. You will drive following bank of Kali Gandaki River and through waterfalls and each at Tatopani, where you can enjoy hot spring take a some time to relax in the natural hot water in the pond. Then ride continue to Ghasa. Stay overnight at guest house.
Today you drive after your breakfast. Rough road driving through Kali Gandaki, with scenic view of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri continue drive to Muktinath 3720m where the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath. The shrine of Muktinath and other red-painted Buddhist Monasteries offer a majestic view from the premises, then riding back to Kagbeni. Stay in guest house.
You drive ascends towards the east bank of the Kali-Gandaki River. You will drive through several villages: like Tangbe, Chusang and Chele, it is a combination of narrow alleys with white houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and some apple orchards. Mt. Nilgiri that dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni, will offer a majestic view en road today. The Annapurna mountain range is visible far in the southern direction. Trek up village of Samar and descend to Syangboche. Later on, arrive at the village of Gheling for the night stay.
After breakfast, we will start our drive with a climb up to Nyila pass. From here we need to descend below the blue, gray, and red cliffs to a place called Ghami with colorful cliffs and greenery, and continuing drive to Tsarang passing through the pass called Chinggel –La 3870m.The road is a gentle ascend and descend with a bit of climbing along the way before we arrive at Lo- Manthang. This walled city is considered as the Kingdom of Upper Mustang. Here, we will be staying at a lodge tonight.
Today it is a kind of stay at Lo-Manthang, but with an opportunity to visit the nearby Chhoser Caves by riding your bike and carry self-packed lunch. Chhoser is a mysterious cave by all means; it looks like a cliff but inside it there are floors with more than forty rooms. This alien-looking place is by far the most memorable point of this trip. Later, return to Lo-manthang, on the way visit to Namgyal gumpa which is situated at hilltop of valley.
From Lo-Manthang, a short ride takes you to the Tibet and Nepal border at the pass called Kora La which is at the altitude of 4640 meters. It is about 19km one way from Lo-manthang. Get the view of Himalayas and valley of upper Mustang. Later drive again to Lomantang. Stay overnight in lodge.
Your drive today same way back is around five hours. But you will pass one night at dhakmar. stay overnight in a lodge.
After breakfast, leave Dhakmar an drive back to Kagbeni, take plenty of breaks along the route and enjoy the rain-shadow – a desert just in the front of the might Himalayan peaks! Later, arrive at the village of Tange. This beautiful and quiet village is ideal for some idle time. So take a break and relax with soothing winds and the quiet mountain landscape. Stay overnight in lodge at Kagbeni.
First wake up early in the morning, and after your good breakfast the road through Kali Gandaki river till Tatopani, where you can relax in the natural hot spring after your long drive. Stay in lodge tonight.
Today we will drive back from Tatopani to Pokhara. Driving again through kali Gandaki river till Beni, then we drive pass several villages, before arriving in Pokhara we pass through Noudanda from where you have Magnificent view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Stay overnight in hotel.
We lead you to ride your own motor bike for the sightseeing in Pokhara. First you visit Bindyabasini Temple, then takes you to the waterfalls call Devi’s fall and Gupteshower cave then come to the end at Barahi temple in the middle Fewa lake, where we will boating to the temple, later, you can walking around by the lake and enjoy the rest of evening sipping beer by the lake or, if you feel like it, resting in the hotel.
Depending upon the schedule, you can drive or fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Once you are in the capital, have a free day enjoying shopping, hot-water bathing, relaxing in a sauna, or simply seeing around town. In the evening, you are invited to join us for a farewell dinner.
According to your schedule, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.