AVG. DAILY DISTANCE: 110KM
MAX ALTITUDE: 3,800M at Muktinath
RIDING CONDITIONS: Moderate to Extreme
BEST TIME: February, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
DURATION: 8 DAYS
A Royal Enfield guided tour to the most stunning valleys of Mustang with spectacular mountain views and ethnic cultures of Nepal. We kick-start with a ride to Pokhara - Nepal's most chilled out lakeside city nestled in the laps of Annapurna mountain range. Chill out at the Pokhara's laid-back lakeside town or go boating on the calm waters of Fewa lake. We then ride through the scenic countryside and hit the dirt road build recently along the most popular Annapurna trekking trail and arrive at Tatopani (Hot spring). Relax at the natural hotspring while soaking your soar bums enjoying chilled beer in the pond.
From Tatopani it is all scenic dirt road following the Kali Gandaki river on the ancient Salt trading route between Nepal and Tibet all the way to Muktinath. We spend an evening at culturally rich ancient village of Marpha. Mountain views here are jaw dropping and the Tibet like landscape and house structure will make you feel like you are in Tibet and not Nepal. We explore the Muktinath area at an altitude of 3,800m and surrounding monasteries and ride back the same route soaking once again at the natural hot spring to relax our muscles. We end up our ride with an overnight at Bandipur, one of Nepal's most beautiful and ancient little hillstation town where vehicles are not allowed. Views are great on a clear weather day.
Riding conditions: A bit extreme on Day 3
GLIMPSE OF ROAD TO MUSTANG
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Ride Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km). Go boating or relax and chill out.
Day 03: Ride to Tatopani (105km). Relax at the natural hot-spring water by the side of Kali Gandaki river.
Day 04: Ride to Muktinath (3800m) via Marpha 2680m.
Day 05: Rest day at Muktinath, visit the temple, and Jharkot monastery. Enjoy the mountain views including Dhaulagiri (8160m).
Day 06: Ride to Tatopani (57km) (1210m)
Day 07: Ride to Pokhara, have lunch and continue ride to Bandipur.
Day 08: Ride back to Kathmandu. Nepali Traditional Farewell Dinner.
TOUR COST: Please email us to get a quote for you or your group. Please insure yourself from the country of your origin. Insurance and emergency rescue are not included.
INCLUDES: Royal Enfield bike, petrol, ACAP entry permit, TIMS Card, a cool T-SHIRT, hotel accommodation on BB basis, hotspring usage, saddle bags, mechanic support and spare parts. Airport drops and pickup. Farewell dinner at the end of trip.
EXCLUDES: Hotel and food in Kathmandu, lunch and dinner during the tour, expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, phone calls, internet browsing.
GROUP SIZE: Minimum 2 to Maximum 8 riders.
NOTE TO RIDERS: From Day 3 the road is rough and unpaved and often dusty but the rewards are amazing. Proper riding gear such as riding suits, gloves, full helmet, boots, are required. Since the ride is quite extreme it is recommended to pack light but warm clothes for the morning and evening. We usually ride with light saddle bags but support jeep is available on request.