This route is the jewel in the crown for real adventure seeker!
Mustang… The Lost Himalayan Kingdom of Lo, as it is called by locals.
In the north, this remote area borders on the Tibetan plateau, and in the east and west, it is surrounded by impassable mountains. It can be reached only through the canyon drifting southward. This ‘gate‘ helps us to get to the kingdom!
The archaic way of life and the lack of creature comforts – the route is more like a trip back in time.
Day 1. We meet you at the airport and drive to the hotel. Fascinating walk through the city center and sightseeing tour. In the evening, brief introduction to the rules of driving a bike in Nepal. In fact, the first day program can be more intense, but it depends on your arrival time.
Day 2. The Adventure Begins! Today we move west to the Pokhara city. We leave the stuffy Kathmandu and ride all day along the Himalayan range. We get used to the bike and admire the beauties of nature.
Day 3. Pokhara is incredible, but we have more interesting things to do. Enough of civilization; we go away from it; and by the evening, we warm up in the hot springs at the entrance to the deepest canyon in the world.
Day 4. Today we have a very diverse part of the route. We begin the day in the jungle; pass the range; and in the evening, through the Kali Gandaki river, we reach the border of Upper Mustang. We spend the night in the village of Kagbeni (2800m) once being the residence of the local king.
Day 5. The Day is here, friends! At full speed, we enter Upper Mustang and go higher and higher. Do not put the camera away. Each new turn is full of unique views. In the evening, we arrive in Charang (3560m). We would like to warn you that it is not the tourist area of Nepal, so please be indulgent to services and accommodation. You don’t come here for comfort, do you? 🙂
Day 6. From Charang, through mountain spiral roads and ridges, we get to the capital of the kingdom – Lo Manthang (3700m). The capital is our base for the next few days, and we spend this time studying Mustang.
Day 7. Today we have way on north to the border with China, to the Koral La pass (4600m). Then we return to Lo Manthang through the Choser cave.
Day 8. This day is better not to spend on the bike, but go with a local guide to explore the monasteries, temples, and meditation caves. Get into the spirit of people who inhabit this rugged canton of our planet.
Day 9. Got into? That’s great! We start the countdown and ride to the village of Gelling (3570m).
Day 10: Today we reach Muktinath (3800m), where you can see errant sadhu, cleanse your karma, plunge into the sacred spring, and taste a yak steak. Then we go a kilometer down and spend the night in Kagbeni.
Day 11. The program of the day is easy. All the time we go down to the hot springs in Tatopani (1200m). By lunchtime, we need to be in place. The right decision is to stay here tonight. Relax in the springs and enjoy a massage.
Day 12. We leave the big mountains, have lunch in Pokhara and drive to the east, to the town of Bandipur. This is a very cozy tiny town located on the top of a huge hill with panoramic views of the Himalayan range.
Day 13. The final day of our adventure. Today we return to Kathmandu, buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family, have dinner together, and share memorable photos and videos. Tired, but happy and proud of what you’ve done! Congratulations, you are one of the first bike travelers in Upper Mustang!
Day 14. It is time to fly home. We take you to the airport, shake hands and wish you a happy journey! Ride Safe!