Dream Tibet Travel and Tours offers a wide range of riding tours to the Upper Mustang. A 10-day motorbiking tour to Upper Mustang reaches up to the Tibetan border crossing different Himalayan regions. Upper Mustang is a place of rare experience. Very less tourists do visit due to its restriction by the Nepal government. Upper Mustang riding is an adventure ride by experienced riders which is memorial riding inside scenic and cultural land. The plateau landscape with the Himalayan views is also called Mini Tibet in Nepal. For enjoying this tour, you have to have a gentle experience of off-road riding. Join the tour or create your own group for its best season in autumn or in spring.
The area is restricted and a special permit through a registered company needs to obtain either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara office of department of immigration. Entire permit procedure, we look after. We just need your passport copies at the time of booking and original passport in the time of issuing it. Addition permit is not needed for motorbikes. Cost of Upper Mustang restricted area permit is USD 500 per person. Minimum 10 days permit cost is required to pay. If need to stay more than 10 days inside the restricted area, USD 50 per person per day is extra charge. Beside Upper Mustang permit, a permit of Annapurna conservation is also required. We do look after to issue entire permits without your presentation there in the immigration or in ACAP permit center.
The remote of Nepal Mustang is good touristic region once it is open for tourist to enter from 1992. Tourist standard lodges are in every camp you stop. There are some luxury accommodations on the way and in capital of Upper Mustang (Lo-manthang). You can expect the well earn luxury in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in Bandipur.
Most of the international tourist arrives in Kathmandu first. So tour starts from this point and drive through busy highway to Pokhara. Another reason of starting this tour from Kathmandu is easy available of motorbike on hire. Kathmandu is the place of available of motorbike in hire where another city like Pokhara has very limit of hiring motorbike. It will be 13 days tour plan including arrival and departure days if it the tour is starting from Kathmandu.
Arrive in Kathmandu 1350 meters and overnight in the Hotel
Day in Kathmandu to prepare Upper Mustang special permit with original passport. Visit heritage sites, familiar riding with your bike, meet your staff team and trip preparation
Ride Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km – 7 Hours)
Ride Pokhara to Kalopani (120km – paved and rough road)
Ride Kalopani to Chaile (55 km – entire dusty road)
Ride Ghami to Lo-manthang (60km – entire dusty road)
Day in Lo-manthang to explore. Villages, monasteries, caves and enjoy theviews
Another day in Lo-manthang to explore up to Tibet border
Ride back to Kagbeni (80km – dusty road)
Ride back to Tatoapani (95 km – more dusty road and less paved road)
Ride back to Bandipur (177km – mostly paved road)
Ride back to Kathmandu (148km – highway)
Day of departure
Best motorbike to ride in Upper Mustang
Upper Mustang is mix of well paved and dusty road. The best suitable motorbike for this tour is dirt bikes. As dirt bikes are very limit to rent in Nepal, other suitable bikes are Himalayan royal Enfield and Royal Enfield classic. It also has option to come with your own bike. There is no any permit applied for motorbike to enter this area with it.
Insurance and Risk cover
Participants are suggesting of buying travel insurance covering risk cover amount during ride; it should also cover medical insurance and emergency evacuation. This is to issue from your own country. Insurance and risk cover is not including in the cost of tour.
Damage on bike
Our rental bikes are covered third party insurance. Normal damage in your motorbike during riding does not charge any cost. If there will be heavy damage, maintenance cost goes to client self.
Equipment or packing list
Personal equipment is requiring bringing yourself. While biking to the Upper Mustang, it is compulsory to have your proper equipment as per below list.
- Riding suit
- Riding Boot
- Gloves Other packing list
You are riding in cold and hot temperature, so that you should pack your clothes accordingly suitable for both temperature. Here we are providing you general packing list.
- Warm Jacket 1 set
- Warm trouser or paint 1 set
- Walking shoes
- Light trouser / paint or half paint 2 sets
- T-shirt or shirt 2 Sets
- Warm head cover cap
- Muff to cover mount from heavy wind and cold