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Motorbike tour to Upper Mustang

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:14 Days


Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all the foods during trekking

Transportation:Private Transportation

Max. Altitude:3800

The feeling of relaxation, freedom and being different person is on tour. And this can only be better achieved when you tour on Motor Cycle. On top of this, travelling Upper Mustang (Tibet’s last forbidden kingdom) on the motorcycle has the different level of adventure. Therefore, numerous tourist from all around the world, love to travel this place at least once in a lifetime.

The undisturbed piece of land that saddles the border between Nepal and Tibet along with the breath-taking scenery, great off-road riding, pervasive culture and the instant feeling that this is a country that moves your senses in all possible ways. The Mustang area is a true gift to the earth and you must see it to believe it. While trekking in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal, we can admire the uniqueness of tree-less landscape, rocky trails and views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and the other Himalayas. If you miss touring this place, you definitely miss a heavenly adventure.

Physical fitness

Upper Mustang Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate riders and who have the ability to seat back in the motorcycle for longer hours. In some days, we might even need to ride and walk for long hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past riding tour experience would be your plus point but it is not mandatory. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor before the trip. The basic medical facility is taken care.


We will be staying in best guest houses available in that region with full enjoyment of Nepali Food. Proper water facility, hot and cold will be given priority according to need. Beyond, any changes on the scheduled program can be managed with group discussion.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best months for Upper Mustang Trek. Although this trip can be taken near winter for best weather, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Full day Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 02:Ride to Pokhara from Kathmandu 5 hours (approx.)

Day 03:Breakfast at guest house and 6-7 hours ride to Tatopani

Day 04:Early breakfast and then ride to Kagbeni 6-7 hours

Day 05:Morning ride from Kagbeni to religious place Muktinath

Day 06:Fresh ride to Ghami (3450m) 6-7 hours.

Day 07:Adventurous ride to Lo- Manthang (3800m) after breakfast.

Day 08:Explore around the same place for sight seeing

Day 09:Ride to China boarder and return to Lo-Manthang

Day 10:Ride to Gheling (3500m) from Lo-manthang

Day 11:Take ride from Gheling to Kagbeni (2800)

Day 12:Return ride from Kagbeni to Tatopani (1300m)

Day 13:7-8 hours of ride from Tatopani to Bandipur (1100m)

Day 14:Kathmandu ride (1400m) from Bandipur.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Full day Kathmandu sightseeingFull day Kathmandu valley sight-seeing by motorcycle, test drive and visit old monuments like monkey temple, Bouddha stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Bhaktapur city, Sunset view from Nagarkot and return to Kathmandu for the overnight stay at 3-star hotel. Before dinner, we’ll have the tour briefing so everybody knows what exploration is about.

Day 02Ride to Pokhara from Kathmandu 5 hours (approx.) Early morning we will take the ride to Pokhara; the city of natural beauty. On the way, we will be viewing beautiful scenario of hills, forest and river. We will take lunch at an amazing place Bandipur. After reaching Pokhara, we’ll freshen up and stay at guest house or hotel where good and hygienic service is given. If leisure time remains, we’ll make a lake and Sarangkot ride. Last minute queries will be discussed at dinner.

Day 03Breakfast at guest house and 6-7 hours ride to Tatopani Historically and today, Tatopani is a huge trading post between Nepal and China. People living here speak Nepali and Tibetan. Hence, we will take a ride to Tatopani for 6-7 hours after early morning breakfast. There, many people visit here with religious belief as well as with the thought that such hot water cures skin diseases. We will take afternoon relaxation at hot spring and overnight stay at a lodge

Day 04Early breakfast and then ride to Kagbeni 6-7 hours Waking up early morning, we’ll enjoy a good breakfast and take an adventurous ride to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a village in the Upper Mustang of the Himalayas, located in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River. From this, we will be honoured to ride Annapurna circuit and fascinating medieval village with closely packed mud-brick houses, dark alleys and imposing Chhortens along with culturally rich ethnicity. Overnight stay will be in the well-facilitated guest house.

Day 05Morning ride from Kagbeni to religious place Muktinath We will take 1 hour of the ride to one of the most mesmerizing religious place Muktinath from Kagbeni. There, we will get to see the famous continuous burning fire from natural gas and 108 water taps where pilgrims take shower under all those taps. Besides, the diverse landscapes and cultures to be found along the trekking routes give marvellous insight into the way of life of rural Nepali people. Stay will be managed in the guest house.

Day 06Fresh ride to Ghami (3450m) 6-7 hours. With a hot breakfast, we will take 6-7 hours of walk to Ghami. One cannot miss touring such a beautiful place like Ghami, the third largest village in Lo region. Here, we will be riding to observe the trial that passes through chores and local villages which is like Tibetan styles of houses with open veranda. We will be passing the trial of poplar trees and field of barleys. Overnight stay at Tea house/ guest house.

Day 07Adventurous ride to Lo- Manthang (3800m) after breakfast. Today trek rides to Lo- Manthang goes through the magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna and Bhrikuti peak. Further, we will gently ascend to windy pass of Lo, from where we can observe lo-Manthang valley. While descending to Lo-Manthang, we will get to see the wonderful walled city with hills in the Tibetan border. Finally, reaching Lo- Mathang, we will visit Royal Palace, monasteries and city. Overnight stay at guest house/lodge.

Day 08Explore around the same place for sight seeing Today we will explore around the same place as it is large and many more beautiful scenes and places to ride remains. Hence, in this way, we will explore much more about mesmerizing Lo- Manthang and make the useful adventurous ride.

Day 09Ride to China boarder and return to Lo-Manthang With good morning wishes and breakfast, we will ride towards China border. China border is very famous for goods import and export for Nepalese. Especially, salt is traded since historical time. Here, we will get to observe the beautiful scenario of mountains and trading centres. After this, we will return back to Lo-Manthang for the overnight stay.

Day 10Ride to Gheling (3500m) from Lo-manthang Today, we will have a much more exciting motorcycle ride where Annapurnas grow in size as we ride towards the Himalayas and drop from the Tibetan plateau. We’ll visit Tsarang shortly. It’s one of the region largest functioning monasteries. We will be passing the steep roads at Samar and luckily we go down to the hill. We’ll pass the handsome town of Gheling which we bypassed on the way north, and will stay a bit south of it in a very basic guest-house

Day 11Take ride from Gheling to Kagbeni (2800) Today we will make up our mind to return ride from Gheling to Kagbeni, 2800m. On the way, we will try to catch up the memories calmly which were missed before. We’ll be ending up the day in the charming town Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Day 12Return ride from Kagbeni to Tatopani (1300m) After warm breakfast, we will set up to ride from Kagbeni to Tatopani, 1300m where the taste of the cold beer and a dip in the hot springs again awaits, after a long day avoiding buses, pilgrims, hikers and pot-holes. Today will be a much chilled day. Overnight stay will be at the well-groomed guest house.

Day 137-8 hours of ride from Tatopani to Bandipur (1100m) 7-8 hours of a ride will be made today from Tatopani to small, clean, beautiful city Bandipur, 1100. We will leave the Mustang behind us today and head back to Kathmandu by the way of Bandipur. Beautiful resorts and well-managed guesthouses are the main attraction of this city. We will try to get all of the good memories of this place and make planning for the next morning.

Day 14Kathmandu ride (1400m) from Bandipur. Now, time for the last destination ride and it is all way to Kathmandu. The way will get busier the closer we approach. Here, we will be riding recalling all the awesome memories during a ride to upper Mustang, those adventures, food, clicks, chilled bears, cultures and landscapes, mountains and many more. But we’ll take our time to get into town back to our hotel where we started our adventure two weeks ago. In the evening we’ll have our last dinner together for a memorable ending up.

Recommendations for Yatra

Embark on your Mount Kailash pilgrimage worry-free with our recommended Mount Kailash Travel Insurance. Tailored for the unique challenges of this sacred journey, it provides coverage for trip disruptions, medical emergencies, and unforeseen events. Prioritize your safety and peace of mind as you explore the spiritual wonders of Mount Kailash with our specialized travel insurance.

High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.

Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama. 

Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home. 

During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.

As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.

Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.

The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu. 

Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Photographs
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Maps/Charts/Books
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents


Common Items:
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)


- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)


- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers


- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes


Camping Items:
- Torch/candle/matchbox/lighter/batteries
- Knife
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks


Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea


First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Diamox/Aspirin/painkillers
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- Plasters
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats

  • The Currency for Nepal is Nepalese Rupee, while there are options to exchange at the airport, you may find better exchange rates at the numerous exchange centers in the Thamel Market. 
  • The Currency used in Tibet is the Chinese Yuan, US Dollars or other currencies are not accepted. 
  • While US Dollars and major currencies, including Indian Rupees, are accepted in Nepal, this is not the case in Tibet. If you intend to convert your money to Chinese Yuan, you can do so either at international airports or in Kathmandu.

This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.

All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion. 

  • Indian Passport Holders do not require a visa to enter Nepal
  • All foreign Passport Holders can get their 30 days multiple entry visa to Nepal at the Kathmandu Airport, or online from the Nepal Immigration Website
  • All Visas and Permits along with other needful documents for Tibet will be arranged by Touch Kailash Team

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