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Mustang motorbike tour

Difficulty: Difficult
Max Altitude: 3800m at Muktinath
Duration: 07 days
Cost: $1260
Season: Spring/Autumn/Summer
Accommodation: Hotel/Teahouse
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Useful Infos
  • FAQs
  • Date & Price

Highlights

  • Amazing moderate duration motor biking tour
  • Breathtaking ride in the Himalayan land covering the best towns of Nepal
  • Journey to the rain shadow of the Himalayas and the holy land Mustang
  • For all the passionate riders even from the beginners
  • Explore the panoramic Kathmandu and Pokhara valley
  • Be a part of the highly trending motorcycle tour in Nepal
  • Can be integrated with many other trekking and camping packages
Mustang motorbike tour is an ultimate extreme adventure sport in Nepal which will leave you with awe at the end of the journey. Mustang, itself being the spectacular valley with the most popular landscapes inhabited by the Tibetan Buddhist people, is nestled in the rain-shadow of the gigantic Himalayan ranges. The thrill offered by motorbike ride in Mustang region cannot be contended in words only. You will ride till you feel to call it a day. Enjoy the panoramic views and soak yourself in the gift of the nature.

Starting from the magnificent city Pokhara, we will begin the journey towards Tatopani (hot spring place), ride further to Jomsom and Muktinath alongside the Kali Gandaki River and retrace our adventurous journey back to Pokhara. One can opt to ride more or less number of days depending upon the amount of time you have for Nepal vacation. However, be prepared to feel the extreme nature of the countryside dirt roads as it gets very tough around some corners. But it is sure that all of your hard work will be compensated well with the jaw dropping scenic gift of the nature. Moreover, your wishes is going to be heard by the holy shrine in Muktinath and fulfilled as believed by the Hindus and Buddhists. Explore the Tibetan plateau like landscape and the vicinity, interact with the typical locals and take part in their cultures and traditions, soak your body in the hot spring to rejuvenate yourself and more importantly experience the vast geographical variations and the varied climates that comes with it.

Motorbike tour to Mustang can be easily customized as per the requirement and can be done anytime of the year except the winter time. If you are a good rider and want to experience and add something extra in your life, then this motorbike tour is just for you. It’s super thrilling and extraordinary. 

Please also check our Upper Mustang motorbike tour package: Upper Mustang Motorbike Tour.

Mustang motorbike tour Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Test drive and full day driving in Kathmandu on motorbike, B, Hotel

Day 02: Ride to Pokhara 200km, B, Hotel

Day 03: Ride to Tatopani 1190m (105km). Enjoy natural hot spring bath, BLD, Lodge

Day 04: Ride to Kagbeni via Jomsom, BLD, Lodge

Day 05: Ride to Muktinath 3800m, sightseeing and worship in the temple. Ride back to Jomsom or to Marpha village for the night stay, BLD, Lodge

Day 06: Ride for a long day to Pokhara via Tatopani, B, Hotel

Day 07: Ride to Bandipur village, sightseeing and back to Kathmandu, B.

Mustang motorbike tour detailed itinerary

**BLD denotes Breakfast Lunch Dinner**

Day 01: Test drive and full day driving in Kathmandu on motorbike, B, Hotel
Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall get to choose your bikes, and test drive in Kathmandu valley. Ride around the valley while also sightseeing the most important heritage sites in Kathmandu. Enjoy your test riding day at the fullest.

Day 02: Ride to Pokhara 200km, B, Hotel
Today we shall embark on the highway riding journey towards Pokhara, the city of lake and mountains. It’s going to be a long day drive but we shall stop in many places along the way. Witness the marvels of Nepal along the way; the rolling hills, the incessant river, agricultural farms, terraces, rocky terrains, vertical cliffs, vibrant villages and markets, and so on. Ooh, you're gonna love it. After arriving, enjoy the panoramic city Pokhara and explore on your motorbikes.

Day 03: Ride to Tatopani 1190m (105km). Enjoy natural hot spring bath, BLD, Lodge
Enjoy early morning sunrise either in Sarangkot or Pumdikot View tower. Then we leave Pokhara valley along with the stunning sunrise and drive through the mountainous terrains and landscapes. Lots of windings and turns along the way. We arrive Baglung and Beni in no time. Passing the deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki river gorge, you will arrive in Tatopani to enjoy the natural hot spring bath.

Day 04: Ride to Kagbeni via Jomsom, BLD, Lodge
As the mountains start to sprawl in front of our eyes, we shall massively enjoy our ride today towards Mustang, especially passing through Jomsom town, the headquarter of Mustang region. Driving through the windiest valleys of Nepal, we shall arrive in Kagbeni. Spend rest of the times exploring Kagbeni village. Buy yourself or for your loved ones the Shaligrams, the holy stones, representing the Lord Vishnu, the main God of Hinduism.

Day 05: Ride to Muktinath 3800m, sightseeing and worship in the temple. Ride back to Jomsom or to Marpha village for the night stay, BLD, Lodge
After breakfast, waking up next to the Himalayan giants, we ride for paying homage to the holy temple in Mustang region, known as Muktinath 'God of liberation'. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain vistas en route to Muktinath temple. Spend some quality time in Muktinath and ride back down towards Jomsom. Explore the other side of Kali Gandaki river valley, crossing the long suspension bridge; the villages called Phalyak and Pangling village. Later, come down to Jomsom. 

Day 06: Ride for a long day to Pokhara via Tatopani, B, Hotel
Time to retrace our way to Pokhara. We shall stop in few interesting spots en route before driving back to Pokhara. 

Day 07: Ride to Bandipur village, sightseeing and back to Kathmandu, B.
While getting back to Kathmandu, we ride away from the Prithvi highway and onto the ancient Newari town called Bandipur to spend a wonderful afternoon. Visit the Thani Mai temple on a hilltop and explore "Mini Great Wall of Nepal". Ride back down to the highway and continue your journey towards Kathmandu.

Cost for 1 PAX: $1690 /-

Cost for 2 or more PAX: $1260 per person

Note: Trip cost varies with the group sizes.

Mustang motorbike tour cost breakdown

Cost includes

  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast only
  • Teahouse lodge in the mountains with Full board meals plus tea/coffee in cups
  • All necessary paper works, entrance fees and permits
  • Motorbike of your choice for the trip (Royal Enfield bikes)
  • Motorcycle spare parts and mechanical support
  • Support vehicle and extra fuel
  • An experienced and licensed motorbike tour guide with his expense plus insurance
  • Complimentary company t-shirt, route map and certificate of appreciation
  • Comprehensive medical kit bag
  • All government taxes and VAT

Cost excludes

  • Meals and accommodations outside of our plans
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses of any sorts 
  • Tips for the field staffs (highly expected)

Mustang motorbike tour Useful Information

Customized Trips and Trip departure

Mustang motorbike tour departs from Kathmandu as per our fixed departure dates. You can join any available fixed departure groups if you are a solo or small group travelers if you wish to, when the trips cannot be customized.

But if you are in a private group, fixed departure dates are not suitable for you and so you need to choose your own dates and packages, when you can customize the tour as per your travel needs. For further information, please kindly contact your own friendly neighbor, Nature Lovers Tours and Tours.

Accommodations in Pokhara and during tour

You will be staying in a hotel in Pokhara while in the teahouse lodges or guesthouses during the tour.

Nature Lovers Tours and Tours has the best accommodation arrangement for you from the beginning to the end. We believe after the tough walking and riding day, everyone deserves the proper rest and the right ambience to relax and chill. Therefore, our choice of accommodation is the best when it comes to the tour days. The rooms will be clean and comfy. Our entire accommodations will be on twin-sharing/couple basis as you can see, so you have to let us know if others; let’s say if you want triple or quadruple sharing or if you want a double bed, etc. There will be extra charge for the single supplement.

If you wish to change the accommodation category to a better ones in Pokhara, please let us know and we can change it for you on added cost.

Route Map and Company T-shirt

Nature Lovers Tours and Tours offers you a complimentary tour map and the company t-shirts.

Safe Drinking Water during Mustang motorbike tour

Hydrating yourself is the most important thing to do during the tour. You should drink at least 3 liters of water every day or more. The main reason is to avoid the altitude sickness and to avoid other health issues including dehydration. Nature Lovers Tours and Tours provides you water purification tablets or liquids to purify the water in the mountains. You can even buy mineral water or boiled water on extra cost.

Your tour guides and porters

Nature Lovers Tours and Tours has the best guides and porters in the whole tourism industry. We can guarantee you on that. Ask yourselves a question. What do you look for in a guide and a porter? Are they fully insured and are they paid well? Well, they are the staffs of Nature Lovers Tours and Tours so they are hundred percent happy with their treatment by the company. They are experienced, licensed and knowledgeable in the field. They are well paid and fully insured for their journey as well as for the medicals.

Now, let’s talk about our backbones. The leader or a guide should have a significant knowledge in the climbing and tour so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you, clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nature Lovers Tours and Tours can proudly say that our guides (climbing, assistant, tour guide) are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.

Our guide knows the local areas, the cultures, the traditions and the lifestyles much more than anyone do. Some of the things he tells you, might even be hard to find in the travel guide books. Depending upon the situations and weather conditions, the daily plans might change slightly which when happens, he will inform you beforehand. You should always be flexibly ready to accommodate to your guides’ instructions. Let him know if you have any health problems as well since he will act accordingly to the situation. Depending upon the group size, we will also provide you assistant guides if needed.

Your safety

Nature Lovers Tours and Tours puts your safety as the top priority. We provide you our own comprehensive first aid medical kit bag along with the professional team of guides and supports. We are always in communication with our field team members to keep track of your safety and concerns. Your entire journey will be monitored by us and we make sure you enjoy your journey in full scale. We are available 24/7 for your health and safety checks during Mustang motorbike tour.

Mustang motorbike tour Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Mustang motorbike tour cost?

The cost of the Mustang motorbike tour varies depending upon the number of days you choose to ride. The longer the tour, more expensive it will become. Similarly, the price will differ with the accommodation choices and group sizes also. Normally, Nature Lovers Tours and Tours offers a comprehensive package which is inclusive of all the cost and expenses for the entire journey. However, you could also choose to buy only service-based package from us when we will be providing you only the supporting field staffs plus tour permits and you have to arrange the rest by yourselves.

How is the Accommodation during the Mustang motorbike tour?

In Mustang motorbike tour, we will provide you the teahouse accommodations. A teahouse is typically a mountain lodge which is a combination of a lodge or a guest house and a restaurant or a café with basic furniture and interiors suitable for the social hangout. Many teahouses even have attached bathrooms and the central heating furnace. Most of the teahouses provide the European toilets these days while Asian style of toilets are available in every teahouses. Hot showers are available but on extra cost. The same goes with the hot drinking water since they use the gas or solar to boil the water. Sleeping blankets are usually provided but we recommend you to carry your own sleeping bags for the hygienic purpose {can be arranged on request}. At the same time, it’s better to carry your own toiletries including the towels.

What are the permits that I need for Mustang motorbike tour?

For Mustang motorbike tour, you will need to make 3 permits: ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), Motorbike riding permit and TIMS Card (Tourkers' Information Management System).

How does this tipping system in Nepal work and do I have to tip?

Tipping is not compulsory for Mustang motorbike tour however tipping is all about showing your gratitude and appreciation. We care about our staffs in the fields so we expect you to look after them in return for them looking after you throughout your journey. They are your closest friend in the remotest parts and also your protector whenever anything seems to happen to you. So tipping is highly expected and we’ve made it mandatory too. The amount of gratuities can be determined by yourselves. Normally, a guide or other field staff expects around $10 or more per day.

Can I charge my phones, batteries or other electronic devices in Mustang motorbike tour?

You can easily charge your electronic devices during Mustang motorbike tour but by paying small amount or fees for charging. Don’t forget to buy a plug adapter or socket fittings before you leave Kathmandu.

Is there WiFi and mobile signal on the Mustang motorbike tour?

Mustang motorbike tour route has good mobile network coverage most of the days, thanks to the Nepalese telecommunication companies called Ncell and NTC. You can buy one of these Sim cards from any local phone shops in Kathmandu. It is wiser to buy a sim card with around 4 GB data in Kathmandu and use the mobile data in the tour to avoid paying extra by buying WiFi on the tour.

WiFi is available on the teahouses in Mustang motorbike tour route but with added cost. However, the signal varies from place to place and please don’t expect to receive the fast data coverage in the tour.

When is the best time to ride to Mustang?

Mustang motorbike tour can be done throughout the year. However in average, Spring {March, April and May}, Summer {June/July/August} and Autumn {September, October and November} are the best times or seasons to ride on the motorbike to Mustang.

Do I have to worry about the altitude sickness in Mustang motorbike tour?

The itinerary of our Mustang motorbike tour is perfectly designed by Nature Lovers Tours and Tours and has separated enough time in the places to let the body acclimatize well in high altitudes. As long as you follow the guide, you should be fine. Altitude sickness in fact can affect anyone regardless of the age or the fitness level, so it is very important to drive slowly and gradually as you go higher. Learn more in details about Altitude Sickness to prepare yourselves for the upcoming Mustang motorbike tour.

Do I need to be healthy and physically fit for Mustang motorbike tour?

When it comes to tour in the mountains, health and fitness of a person plays a vital role. If you are a healthy person without any serious medical problems, Mustang motorbike tour is for you but if you have any sorts of medical issues, please consult to your doctor before coming to Nepal for the tour. We will be gaining the high altitude of 3800 m or more above the sea level which is not a joke. People normally start to have breathing problems above 3000 meters from the sea level, if they have pre-existing health conditions.

Now when it comes to the fitness level required, Mustang motorbike tour demands normal physical fitness but good experience in driving motorbikes. The tour includes daily drive or ride of about 4-8 hours and involves riding through the mountain off-roads and the country rides which means you need at least some riding practices before you start the tour journey. If you do not have the previous tour experience, that’s going to be tough on you but obviously if you have previous experiences, it will be lot easier. For those not having previous motorbiking tour experiences, please practice regularly for at least few weeks prior to your tour departure. This way, you will be good to go for the riding tour to the popular Mustang region.

What kind of food items or meals can I eat on Mustang motorbike tour?

Only breakfast is in Pokhara while full board meals or full meals are included during the tour. Tea and coffee will also be provided during the entire trip. During the tour, you will have your breakfast and dinner in the same teahouse where you spend the night while the lunch will be served en route towards the next destination of the day. There are a varieties of choices to choose from; Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, Continental, etc.

The most common and the highly recommended food during the Mustang motorbike tour is typical Nepali Dal Bhat {rice and lentil}; even better without meat, means Nepali Vegetarian Dal Bhat. You can also eat other food items such as seasonal vegetables, noodles and spaghetti, pastas, pizzas and French fries, soups, etc. depending upon the availability. For the beverage, you can either choose warm, hot or cold beverages; soft drinks, beer and hard drinks. For the breakfast, you can order cereals, breads, noodle soups, egg dishes, etc.

Do I need a travel insurance for Mustang motorbike tour?

Travel insurance is a must when you ride to Mustang region. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses, if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen. We strongly advise you to take out an insurance which covers any medical risks up to 3800 meter.

What gears and equipment do I need to pack for Mustang motorbike tour?

Choosing the right gear and equipment is important as well for the successful tour to Mustang. Pack the right gears and equipment but remember, packing as light as possible is the best way to go when riding to Mustang. Given below are the most essential gears:

  • Riding trousers and jacket (with inner liner)
  • Proper riding boots
  • Gloves and helmets
  • Sunglasses
  • Knee and elbow protections, etc.

You should read this What to take for travel to get all the details on what else you need to pack or carry.

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