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Upper Mustang: Adventure in the Forbidden Kingdom

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A motorcycle tour with a high-degree of difficulty, taking you from the extreme to the unexpected - only for the fearless.
Upper Mustang: Adventure in the Forbidden Kingdom

Your motorcycle tour in Nepal 14 STAGES - 430 MILES

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1/14 • Arrival in Kathmandu – Patan
You arrive at the airport according to your flight schedule. You are transferred to your hotel in Patan’s medieval district, close to Durbar Square (the Palace Square), an architectural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site. You are free to spend the evening as you wish.
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2/14 • Kathmandu - Pokhara
Very early morning departure for your transfer by private vehicle. Once in Pokhara, you get better acquainted with your Royal Enfield with our first motorcycle ride in the area. A hike to the Peace Pagoda offers breathtaking views of the lake and mountains in the background.
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3/14 • Pokhara – Tatopani
Today we depart for Mustang! After about 50 miles the asphalt road comes to an end in Beni, giving way to the serious tracks. The trail goes up along the Kali Gandaki River as the valley becomes narrower and finally the first snowy peaks of the Annapurna, at over 8,000m high, come into view.
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4/14 • Tatopani – Chuksang
You need to work for the road to Mustang! The first 11-mile stretch to Ghasa is the most difficult for both you and your bike. The rocky track is very steep in areas and we have to cross strong rivers in places. The landscape is now truly spectacular as we’re riding in the deepest valley in the world. After the village of Kagbeni, we enter the Kingdom of Upper Mustang.
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5/14 • Chuksang – Ghami
Today we enter the ancient Kingdom of Mustang, a majestic territory of rocks and canyons dominated by the highest summits in the world. The rocky, sandy tracks are often so steep and rugged that we’ll have to get off our bikes and push them past the obstacles, a humbling but empowering experience, which proves to be our most challenging riding day!
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6/14 • Ghami – Tsarang
The track rises and softens today and leads us to the village of Dhakmar and its famous red cliffs. Then we head on to Ghar Gompa monastery, a real Tibetan gem, set at 4,000 m altitude. We spend the night at Tsarang, a traditional village dominated by the imposing red monastery and ancient palace.
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7/14 • Tsarang - Lo Manthang
Today’s a short leg but we finally reach Mustang’s historical capital. After one last pass, the fortified city appears as if it were a mirage on the plateau below. Entering Lo Manthang is an unforgettable moment, a true sense of accomplishment! After lunch, we let ourselves be guided by the smiling locals, exploring the ancient labyrinth of woven streets around the palace.
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8/14 • Lo Manthang – Frontiere du Tibet – Lo Manthang
This morning, we head north to our final ascent: the Tibetan plateau and the Chinese border. This was the infamous "Kora La border", a strategic area during the Sino-Tibetan war between Tibetan people and Khampas, warriors in Mao's military forces until the 70s. On our way back, we visit Choser’s troglodyte caves, nestled into the cliff.
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9/14 • Lo-Manthang – Samar
The riding difficulties we experienced on the way in are waiting for us on the way out today! It's hard to believe that we've used this track before - everything looks so different when you look to the south! Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, culminating at more than 8,000m, seem to be the monumental gate that separates Tibet from the Indian subcontinent. Once again, you and your bikes will be put to the test.
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10/14 • Samar – Kagbeni
The descent to Kali Gandaki River offers a stunning morning show. We cross the river at the entrance of the impressive gorges winding upstream from Chele village, where 4x4 trucks drive to Tibet during winter when the water level is at its lowest. A few more miles and we can enjoy a hot shower and our host’s delicious cuisine in Kagbeni, one of Mustang’s most beautiful villages. We have a well-deserved break this afternoon.
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11/14 • Kagbeni – Tukuche
We enjoy an early breakfast, then undertake a rocky desert track which clings to the mountainside. The view of Dhaulagiri’s summit (more than 8,000 m) is impressive to the point of almost appearing unreal. We descend into the Kali Gandaki Valley on a short, beautiful stretch of asphalt road. As we approach Tukuche, we are greeted by the fir-tree forests of the Himalayan foothills.
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12/14 • Tukuche – Pokhara
We ride through rural, green Nepal, and landscapes change from one valley to the next. The winding road passes through traditional villages and terraced croplands. The last miles are exhilarating, and driving back into the city is dizzying. After the trip of a lifetime, it takes a bit of adjustment as we find ourselves back in civilisation.
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13/14 • Pokhara – Kathmandu
Very early morning departure for your transfer by private vehicle. You check-in at the hotel in the famous Thamel district, close to Durbar Square in the old town. You are free to spend the afternoon as you wish.
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14/14 • Kathmandu - International airport
You are transferred to the airport according to your flight schedule, where our services end.

Available extensions

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Flight over Everest / 1 hour

You take off in a Jetstream 41​ airplane​. ​You fly over Mount Everest, the roof of the world, standing proud at 8,848 metres! You’ll also be able to take in other legendary peaks: Annapurna (8,091 metres), Lhotse (8,516​ ​metres), Nuptse (7,861 metres), ​etc.
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Trekking in Nepal / 2 days

Discover the Kathmandu Valley for a two-day trek. Accompanied by a certified guide, you ascend to Chisapani at 2215 metres, offering an exceptional view of the Himalayan range... The next day, you walk through the dense and humid forest of Shivapuri National Park to Nagarkot before reaching Kathmandu in the evening.
From 4250,00  / rider
The price includes
  • A Royal Enfield motorcycle is provided with full mechanical assistance and all spare parts.
    Domestic transfers as appearing in the program, by private vehicle
    An English speaking Tour Leader (from day 2 to day 12)
    Fuel expenses
    An expert mechanic of Royal Enfield motorcycles
    A support vehicle with driver
    Lodging in rudimentary or standard hotels, lodges, or guesthouses, on a twin (two single beds) basis. If you wish to stay in a single room (extra), please inform your travel advisor at the time of registration
    Meals: Full board meals during riding days (from day 2 to day 12) and breakfasts on days 13 and 14
    Individual permit to enter into Lower Mustang
    Individual permit to enter into Upper Mustang (value of 500 US dollars)
    Third party motorcycle insurance

The price does not include
  • Mandatory insurance: an insurance that covers medical expenses and legal assistance
    Repatriation, which covers you for accidents with two-wheeled vehicles (large-displacement)
    Visa costs
    International flights
    A refundable security deposit of €600 per pilot
    Banking fees
    Dinners and meals during days of transfers (day 1, day 13 and day 14)
    Admission fees to various monuments, temples etc.
    Drinks, souvenirs and personal expenses

Passport currently valid for the Motorcycle Trip
Visa, if necessary, valid
Permis moto
International motorcycle license if necessary
Reviews on this trip
4.8/5 · 4 review
The trip was incredible! Planning the…

The trip was incredible! Planning the next one with family and friends at the moment!...

The scenery of the upper mustang…

The scenery of the upper mustang was spectacular and the bikes were fun. Might be...

There were some issues with permits…

There were some issues with permits that caused some delays at Tatapani. Need better support...

Loved it completely! Thanks Guys for…

Loved it completely! Thanks Guys for a brilliant experience with unforgettable memories! So good.

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Upper Mustang: Adventure in the Forbidden Kingdom
2 upcoming departures
From 4250  / rider
From 01 Oct. 2024 to 14 Oct. 2024 4250  / pilote
7 registered 1 motorcycles available
From 12 Apr. 2025 to 25 Apr. 2025 4250  / pilote
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