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JEEP AND MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE IN UPPER MUSTANG

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Destination

Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang

Region

Annapurna Mustang Region

Max.Altitude

4,800 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Riding Adventure

Duration

14 Days

Route

Pokhara - Muktinath - Lo Manthang

Riding Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / Tea house

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the ride

Transportation

As Per Program

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

A Mystic Land of Upper Mustang motorcycle adventure Tour takes you to the most stunning Tibetan Plateau. The spectacular mountain gives you a direct touch of the remote ethnic culture of Nepal. Upper Mustang has its own kingdom hidden in the remote corner. This region has a well-preserved traditional life available in the world.

Riding on a Guided Motorbike ride to Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang) Motorbike with Parikrama Treks is not a ride only. You will experience the high-altitude Tiji Festival celebrated only in the part of Lo. Being closer to the border of Nepal and China it needs a special permit to enter. What makes it more special is its own forbidden kingdom and encounter with very few tourists per year.

Upper Mustang motorcycle adventure starts from the Capital city of Kathmandu. You will ride till Beni where you blacked topped roads ends. The extreme adventure will start once we cross Beni Bazaar and make our way to Upper Mustang. We will venture more than anyone has ever adventure Upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang motorcycle adventure is also an opportunity to travel with loved ones. Riders or non-riders, all can take part in this extreme adventure and high mountain festival. All can enjoy the whole ride and tour at the same time and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. With fewer tourists, you will make the impression yourself that this place gives you.

With Parikrama Treks you will challenge the terrain on Upper Mustang Motorcycle tour Book Now. You can pick your own bike Royal Enfield Classic 500cc or Himalayan 411cc made for all-terrain. Your compassion to ride and our engine are the guarantees. Safety is a concern so ride in the best way you can. Be sure to take part in the HIgh Mountain festival of Mustang

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Itinerary

01
Arrive Kathmandu 1340m

Meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to Hotel. In the afternoon, a short briefing about Adventure Riding Upper Mustang.

02
UNESCO heritage sites visit and Permit Procedures

Today we will visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. During this time our representative will get the special permits for your tour.

03
Ride Kathmandu to Pokhara 810 m- (210 Km / 7 hrs)

After breakfast, we negotiate the traffic out of Kathmandu city and ride out of the valley. Pokhara is a vacationer’s paradise with its crystal-clear lakes. It also has fantastic views of the Annapurna range including the Fish Tail Mountain.

04
Ride Pokhara to Kalopani 2530m (130 Km / 6 hrs)

Unpaved, the graveled rough road is a real challenge for today. Occasional river crossings make it more difficult. We ascend to Ghasa 2012 m and continue the ride on a dusty road. Today is one of the difficult sections of the road towards Kalopani.

05
Ride Kalopani to Muktinath 3,750 m (46 Km / 4 hrs)

Ride through dusty graveled “off” road passing smaller settlements and apple orchards. From here we continue to ride through the village, past the High Mountain Warfare School. Later hike up to the Muktinath temple.

06
Ride Muktinath to Ghami 3,520 m via Jhong (74 km / 7 hrs)

As we ride on we will come to the small village settlement knows as Tangbe. A couple of houses and tea houses for the trekkers and travelers are available. As we pass through the Tangbe village, we will come to another human settlement known as Chele. Later we will reach Ghami.

07
Ride Ghami to Lo- Manthang 3,730 m (26 km / 6 hrs)

Today road is a bit confusing as one will encounter lots of tracks on the same hill. One can take any as all leads to Lo Manthang. Tiji Festival starting day.

08
Ride to Kora La Border and Sightseeing 4800 m ( 40 km/ 6 hrs)

Today you will ride to the Kora La border of Nepal and Tibet China. The second day of the Tiji Festival.

09
Ride Lo-Manthang to Kagbeni 2,840 m (84 Km / 7 hrs)

After breakfast ride to Kagbeni via the same trail from where we went to Lo Manthang. Third-day of Tiji Festival.

10
Ride to Tatopani via Marpha Village (75 km / 6 hrs)

Enroute visit Marpha Village. “Tato” means ‘hot’ and “Pani” means ‘water’. A name earned courtesy of the hot springs and is a popular place for trekkers. Trekkers take a dip and relax their weary bodies in the natural hot springs.

11
Ride to Pokhara 827 m (105 Km / 5 hrs)

After breakfast retrace the route till Pokhara.

12
Ride Pokhara to Kathmandu 810 m (210 Km / 7 hrs)

After breakfast ride towards Kathmandu.

13
Rest Day or Everest Mountain Flight

Early in the morning, you can enjoy the scenic mountain flight to Everest. You can enjoy the majestic view of Everest and its panoramic views. The rest of the day is free to relax or buy souvenirs.

14
Departure

Adventure Riding Upper Mustang Journey Ends.

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What is Included

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicle
  • All land transfer, arrival, and departure as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • All guest house accommodation on full board twin sharing basis while on the Ride
  • 500cc Royal Enfield bikes/ Himalayan 411 cc with petrol, and all the necessary requirements
  • Professional English speaking road captain with his own Personal bike (available with group size 7+)
  • One mechanic throughout the tour
  • A supporting vehicle for all the riders luggage and for the mechanic
  • All the permits of road and conservation as per the government rule
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag and guide with a knowledge of Emergency first aid Method
  • Guided sightseeing tour with experienced English speaking guide inside cities
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for Road Captain, mechanic, and driver
  • All necessary Conservation Entry Permits and Special permit as per the rules of Government
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all staff( Road Captain, Mechanic, Driver)
  • All government taxes and insured

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What is Excluded

  • Visa Fee for Nepal Entry
  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu or cities stay
  • Personal expenses, medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • All the riding gears for personal use( Helmet, Gloves, riding jackets)
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionery and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes, and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to the custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Include section
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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