Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

12 Days

Experience the Adventure: Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

Experience the adventure of a lifetime with our Upper Mustang motorbike tour, where you’ll discover the hidden treasures of Nepal’s remote region. Upper Mustang is a captivating blend of ancient Tibetan culture and stunning landscapes, making it an ideal destination for adventurous travelers. By joining our tour, you’ll immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience, exploring monasteries, ancient caves, and traditional festivals. Our expertly crafted itinerary ensures exhilarating rides through diverse terrains, from lush valleys to arid deserts, with the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as your backdrop. This off-the-beaten-path adventure promises unforgettable memories in one of Nepal’s most intriguing destinations.

Tour Preparation for Upper Mustang Motorbike Adventure

Preparing for your Upper Mustang motorbike tour requires careful planning and consideration. Ensure you are physically fit and have prior experience riding motorcycles on various terrains, as the tour involves long rides on challenging roads. Pack essential riding gear, including helmets, protective clothing, and sturdy boots, along with a first aid kit, sunscreen, and hydration packs. Altitude acclimatization is crucial, given that Upper Mustang reaches altitudes above 3,000 meters. Plan for acclimatization stops and stay hydrated to prevent altitude sickness. If you’re bringing your own bike, ensure it’s in excellent condition. For rented bikes, confirm reliability and arrange for spare parts if needed. Obtain necessary permits and ensure all travel documents are in order before departure.

Why Choose Us for Your Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour?

Choose us as your tour partner for an exceptional Upper Mustang experience. Our team of experienced guides possesses extensive knowledge of the region. This ensures your safety and enriching your journey with local insights. We offer flexible tour packages tailored to your preferences, whether you seek a challenging ride or a leisurely exploration. Your safety is our priority, with well-maintained bikes, safety gear, and emergency support throughout the tour. Trust us to provide a personalized and memorable adventure through the mystical landscapes of Upper Mustang.

Permits Required for Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

To explore Upper Mustang, specific permits are required. This includes a Restricted Area Permit costing USD 500 for the first 10 days, with an additional USD 50 per day thereafter. Additionally, an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit is necessary, priced at NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30), along with a TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) for NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 10). Ensure permits are obtained through a registered trekking agency before your tour to avoid complications during your journey.

Difficulty of Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

The Upper Mustang bike tour presents moderate to challenging terrain, with factors such as altitude, rough roads, and weather conditions contributing to its difficulty level. Riding at high altitudes requires acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness, while some trails feature rocky, uneven surfaces that demand advanced riding skills. Be prepared for sudden weather changes, including strong winds and occasional snowfall. Assess your fitness level and riding capabilities before embarking on this adventure to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Travel Insurance for Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance when joining our Upper Mustang tour. This insurance should cover medical emergencies, including evacuation and treatment costs in remote areas, trip cancellation protection against unforeseen events disrupting your travel plans, and coverage for lost, stolen, or damaged items during the tour. Travel insurance provides peace of mind, ensuring you’re adequately protected throughout your journey.

Best Time to Explore Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour

The best time to explore Upper Mustang is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, offering favorable weather conditions and clear skies. Avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall and slippery trails. Accommodation in Upper Mustang ranges from basic teahouses to comfortable lodges in major villages. Expect simple meals comprising local dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, and Tibetan bread. Lodges offer communal dining areas and basic amenities. Carry snacks and bottled water for the journey, ensuring you’re well-prepared for this unique adventure in the heart of Nepal’s Himalayas.

  • English/Nepali
  • Hotels/Guesthouses
  • ACAP/Restricted Area Permit
  • Kathmandu
  • Motorbikes
  • Moderate
  • 3,800m (Lo Manthang)
  • Motorbike tour
  • Spring/Fall


Upper Mustang region of Nepal offers a unique blend of ancient Tibetan culture and breathtaking scenery, making it a must-visit destination for adventurous travelers. By joining our tour, you’ll immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience, exploring monasteries, ancient caves, and partaking in traditional festivals. Our carefully curated itinerary ensures thrilling rides through diverse terrains, from lush valleys to arid deserts, with the stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as your backdrop. This off-the-beaten-path adventure promises unforgettable memories in one of Nepal’s most intriguing regions.


Arrive Kathmandu today and check into your accommodation. Explore the bustling city and various cafes and bars during the day time. Buy all the stuff for the ride.

Today, you'll have the opportunity to test out the bikes and explore some renowned destinations in the Kathmandu Valley. Your first stop will be Nagarkot, situated to the east of Kathmandu, offering stunning panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley from its view tower. If you arrive early, you can witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas, including the Langtang and Ganesh ranges. Next, head west towards Changu Narayan, home to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
After visiting this historical site, continue to Bhaktapur city, where you'll explore the ancient buildings and structures of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Art Museum before returning to your hotel in Kathmandu for the night.

On Day 3, embark on a long overland journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which can take 6-8 hours. As you follow the Trishuli River, you'll be treated to mesmerizing scenic views along the way. Although the route may involve challenging off-road sections, the journey is rewarded with breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains upon arriving in Pokhara.
Take some time to enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake and visit the island temple of Barahi before settling in for the night at a lakeside hotel in Baidam.

Day 4 begins with breakfast and exploration of Pokhara, followed by a journey westward towards Tatopani. This leg of the trip is known for its challenging terrain, including narrow roads, gravel paths, and possibly off-road stretches.
As you travel alongside the Kaligandaki river stream, you'll eventually arrive at Tatopani, famous for its hot springs. After soaking in the natural hot springs to relax your muscles, take some time to visit the nearby Narchyang waterfall and capture some memorable photographs.

On Day 5, embark on a longer but less demanding ride from Tatopani to Muktinath via Marpha, Jomsom, and Kagbeni. Pass through Lete, a picturesque village surrounded by the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges, and stop at Marpha, renowned for its apple orchards and apple brandy. Continue towards Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage site with ancient caves and one of the world's highest temples.
Spend the night in Muktinath, acclimatizing to the altitude.

Day 6 involves a scenic ride from Muktinath to Lo Manthang, a walled city in Upper Mustang. Traverse rocky terrain amidst stunning mountain views and Tibetan-influenced landscapes. Take in the panoramic vistas of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains as you explore the mud-brick walls and Gompas of Lo Manthang village.
Be mindful of altitude sickness and stay hydrated during the journey. Enjoy an overnight stay in Lo Manthang.

Day 7 in Lo Manthang is dedicated to exploring the city's attractions. Begin with a visit to the impressive red cliffs known for their vibrant orange-red color. Explore the five-storeyed King's Palace, one of the oldest structures in the city, adorned with sacred texts and paintings.
Take time to discover local monasteries like Champa Lakhang and Namgyal Gompa, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this ancient walled city.

On Day 8, continue your exploration of Lo Manthang with visits to Chodey Gompa, Thubchen Gompa, and Choprang Gompa. These monasteries showcase exquisite Buddhist art and architecture, offering insights into the spiritual life of the region.
Connect with the student monks at Tsechen Shedrub Ling Monastery School, experiencing firsthand the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism in this unique setting.

Day 9 marks your return journey from Lo Manthang to Tatopani. Traverse diverse landscapes, from towering vistas to lush greenery, and pass through villages and valleys along the way. Arrive in Tatopani and unwind in the natural hot springs to soothe tired muscles after the day's ride.
Enjoy leisure time exploring the city and sampling local cuisine.

Next, on Day 10, ride from Tatopani back to Pokhara, traveling through the scenic Beni-Jomsom Road alongside the Kali-Gandaki River.
Make a stop at Beni Bazaar for essentials before reaching Pokhara. Spend the evening relaxing by Phewa Lake or exploring the vibrant lakeside area.

Finally, on Day 11, embark on the long journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Travel east along the Prithivi Highway, tracing the Trishuli River and stopping at scenic spots along the way.
Arrive in Kathmandu, where you can unwind and explore the bustling streets, shop for souvenirs, and indulge in more Nepali cuisine before bidding farewell to this memorable adventure.

Departure from Kathmandu involves checking out of your accommodation, heading to Tribhuvan International Airport, and boarding an international flight. Our staff will be available to drop you off at the airport.



  • Airport transfers as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Use of either a Royal Enfield Classic 500CC or Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle 411 CC for the entire trip, including fuel.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trip from Pokhara onwards and before returning to Pokhara.
  • Services of an experienced trip leader with a government license, as well as the support of a highly qualified mechanic. This includes their meals, accommodations, and daily allowances.
  • Provision of motorcycle spare parts, along with the services of the trip leader and mechanics.
  • A backup vehicle (4X4) for the entire trip to transport luggage, motorcycle spare parts, and a mechanic.
  • One mechanic available throughout the journey.
  • Permits for the Upper Mustang Restricted Area (priced at $500 per person for 10 days).
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • Provision of a sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trip (refundable upon trip completion).
  • Comprehensive medical kit for emergencies.
  • All toll taxes for the bikes and backup vehicle, as well as government taxes.


  • The Nepal entry visa fee must be arranged separately.
  • Personal insurance and evacuation charges are not included.
  • All personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, etc., are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Insurance coverage for accidents, loss of life, or loss of goods is not included.
  • Tips for staff members are not included in the package.
  • Any item not explicitly mentioned in the "cost Includes" section is not included in the package.
What is the best time of year to embark on this tour?

The best seasons for the Upper Mustang tour are spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) when the weather is favorable and the skies are clear.

Do I need prior motorbiking experience to join this tour?

While prior motorbiking experience is recommended, the tour can be tailored to accommodate varying skill levels.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the tour?

The maximum altitude reached is approximately 3,800 meters at Lo Manthang.

Are permits required for the Upper Mustang tour?

Yes, travelers need to obtain permits such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Restricted Area Permit for Upper Mustang.

What meals are included during the tour?

Most accommodations provide meals such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring local Nepali cuisine.

What should I pack for the motorbike tour?

Essential items include protective riding gear (helmet, gloves, jacket), warm clothing, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and a refillable water bottle.

Are there any age restrictions for the tour?

Participants should be physically fit and comfortable riding a motorbike for extended periods.

What are the road conditions like in Upper Mustang?

The roads can be rugged and challenging, with sections of unpaved terrain and occasional river crossings

Are there any cultural experiences included in the tour?

Yes, the tour passes through ancient Tibetan-influenced villages, monasteries, and historical sites, offering opportunities to immerse in local culture.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the tour?

Altitude sickness can occur at higher elevations, so it’s important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and descend if necessary.

How many participants are typically in a tour group?

Group sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention and flexibility, usually ranging from 4 to 10 participants.

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Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour
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  • English/Nepali
  • Hotels/Guesthouses
  • ACAP/Restricted Area Permit
  • Kathmandu
  • Motorbikes
  • Moderate
  • 3,800m (Lo Manthang)
  • Motorbike tour
  • Spring/Fall