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Trip Facts

Duration: 11 days

Mustang- Muktinath Motorbike Tour

Detail Itinerary

After your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), a representative of Firante Treks shall be waiting for you at the airport terminal. You shall then be welcomed and greeted by the representative and transferred to your respective hotel rooms where you can relax. Later you have the option to go out and look around the bustling Thamel area nearby your hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Wake up and be ready as we shall officially commence our Muktinath Nepal Motorbike Tour today after finishing our breakfast. Leaving the Kathmandu valley behind, in the beginning we ride out to the Kalanki cross section of the ring road and then onward head to Nagdhunga. From here, the road begins to twist with several turns and later ride down to Naubise with some amount of traffic on the way. But as we get further away from the city, we will see less traffic with more open road for a fun filled ride to our next destination away from Kathmandu.  Heading north-west we shall cover 149 km of road distance by the end of the day. Before making our final attempt to Bandipur, we come upon Dumre which is connected by an 8 km access road from Prithivi Highway. And just as we come near to Bandipur, we shall be welcomed with the sight of majestic Himalaya Mountains in a clear fresh environment surrounded by tress all over the entire remaining trail. After riding for about 4-5 hours you shall reach our final point Bandipur where you can rest and have food. This place can be a great vantage point where you can get the panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Manaslu. Stay overnight at Bandipur.

Continuing on with our motorbike tour, we shall now leave the scenic Newari village of Bandipur. After having our breakfast today, we jump on our bikes and start our engines to carry on with our trip. Today we have about 90 km road distance to cover as we plan on reaching the lake city of Pokhara by the end of the day. In the beginning of our trip today, we shall ride down to the main highway near Dumre and upon reaching there we shall head onward to the west direction. Following the Marshyangdi River for a while we shall start getting the first glimpses of Himalayan panorama of the north-western region. We shall today reach the top of Sarangkot hill and explore the view point before riding our bikes down to the incredible Pokhara valley through terraced agricultural lands and small road side villages. Being situated at 884 meters above sea level, the lake city of Pokhara has popularly became one of the most favored touristic destinations in all of Nepal with its serene lakes, spectacular scenery of the majestic Himalayan massifs with a pristine clear environment. Upon reaching Pokhara, you shall be transferred to your hotel room where you can take a shower and later enjoy the vicinity of this iconic place. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Wake up early as today we have a long yet thrilling ride up the northern terrains. With a scenic background of soaring Himalayas gleaming with the sun’s rays above the serene Phewa Lake, we shall have our breakfast. After that we shall say goodbye to Pokhara as we march ahead with our planned itinerary. In the beginning we shall follow the usual route taken by trekkers to the village town of Beni which is also considered as the entrance gateway to Mustang region. With 80 kilometers of well maintained roads we shall cover a large distance today. Leaving behind Pokhara and riding amidst the local buses we shall reach Beni after riding for approximately 3 hours. Proceeding further on, we plan on reaching Tatopani before dawn so we throttle up our bikes for one last ascent up gradually through the Kali Gandaki Gorge to Tatopani. Without rainfall the entire route possess no threat or nay kind of hardships but evidently it shall be a blood pumping ride to Tatopani. The trail from Beni to Tatopani is very different from the other routes so be ready to face a twisting and bumpy ride. Later after riding for about 2 hours, we reach our final destination Tatopani which is positioned about 5 kilometers south of Kodari on the boundary of Nepal and Tibet. Stay overnight at Tatopani.

Waking up with the majestic views of Bhote Koshi running down into the lush green vegetation, we now have to move further on to our next destination. Having our breakfast early in the morning, we now start our bikes and ride to the ever changing landscapes of Annapurna region. We shall ride pass several local settlements with only one of a kind sceneries. At the early phase of our ride today, we have to reach the village of Ghasa first. For that we shall ride along the trails while following the Kali Gandaki below the trails. Before reaching Ghasa, we make a steep ascend on a rocky and stony trail. Ghasa is situated at an altitude of 2,012 meters above sea level. Moving on, we ride our bikes on further ahead while riding on very dusty and unpaved trails. Today you are bound to experience a gradual acclimatization with the increase in the elevation as we ride further into the Annapurna region before reaching the Kobang village where you can get an up-close view of the Annapurna massifs. Later we shall cross a river over a wide suspension bridge before reaching the Thakali village of Tukuche with a superb view of the Mt. Dhaulagiri. At the end of this day we would have covered up to 35 km of road distance. Stay overnight at Tukuche.

Today marks the climax of our entire Motorbike tour because we are going head towards the Holy temple of Muktinath. After waking up in the Tukuche village, we shall now have our breakfast and ride further on as we have a whole 31 km road distance to cover in this day. Riders should have an easy ride with fewer obstacles today, as generally the trail and terrains from here onward are going to be effortless. With lack of any steep inclines or ascents we shall reach Jomsom situated at an altitude of about 2700 meters above sea level. Extending over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, Jomsom has a small airport available here so riders have the chance to see small planes flying over the town. Now let’s get going as we still need to reach Muktinath so we shall leave Jomsom and make our way all the way through the winding rivulets. As we get nearer to Muktinath the surrounding shall start to become thinner and we will be riding at trails with exceptional scenery that might take your breath away. Later on we shall reach the divine site of Muktinath Temple where riders have the chance to visit the famous Muktinath temple and witness a panoramic sight of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the other icy giants surrounding them. Stay overnight at Muktinath.

After worshiping and visiting this scared site of both Hindu and Buddhists, we shall today continue riding through the Annapurna region. Now we shall ride back to Kalopani and cover a road distance of about 42 kilometers today. As we continue throttling back down to Kalopani, we shall pass through several local settlements of this region like the village of Marpha which is very famous for its locally grown apple and various other apple products. So it is suggested that you should try some of their local apple delicacies when you arrive there. Continuing on with our trip, we now reach the Thakali village of Tukuche from where you can see the Tukuche Peak. Our trails shall present riders with views of many Thakali houses and people living within this captivating region of Nepal with panoramas including the majestic Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. After riding for about 2 hours we shall reach Kalopani, which shall be our final destination for the day. Stay overnight at Kalopani.

If you think that you have experienced everything that you could have experienced on this trip then this day might prove you wrong as we have reached the last section of our trip where riders can fully receive a off road experience. Today as we wake up at the sight of pristine surroundings and mountains, we continue riding down to Tatopani after finishing our breakfast. Our trail today shall stun riders with sub-tropical vegetation thriving all around here. Afterward we shall again reach at the paths covered with banyan trees and poinsettias. You will see water buffaloes grazing beside the grasslands and pass them to the trail further ion which shall follow the river through a slender gorge. From here we shall ride downward to cross a bridge close to a fabulous waterfall, before reaching Tatopani. Upon reaching there we shall check into a resort where we can rest for the remaining day. Stay overnight at Tatopani.

As you wake up today you can see that the Himalayan Mountains are disappearing into the distance as proceed further on with our tour. After waking up, we shall have our breakfast at the usual time and later jump on our bikes to continue riding down to the lake city of Pokhara. We shall follow the same route which we had taken previously to reach Tatopani from Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will be transferred to our respective hotel rooms. Take rest and later stroll around the city as today will be the last day here for tomorrow we shall ride towards the capital city. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Today shall mark the end of our incredible Motorbike Tour so we shall ride back to the medieval city of Kathmandu. After having our breakfast, we shall take one last ride and cover about 200 km today. With the sights of Majestic Mountain, terrace vegetable fields and local Nepalese people engaged in their daily life activities, our ride today shall pass us through many settlements of Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar. Later we shall climb up Thankot which is also the gateway to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu we will check into our hotel rooms where you take some rest. If you want you can take a stroll around the area near your hotel and do some souvenir shopping as today is the last day here in Nepal. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Today marks the end of our splendid 11 days Muktinath Nepal Motorbike Tour as today you shall take flight back to your home nation. A representative of Firante Treks shall transfer you to the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. We hope that you had an amazing trip with us and would like to come back again soon for another adventure in this enchanting nation of Himalayas. Lastly we wish you a safe and a happy trip back home. 

Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • 500cc E-starter Bullets incl. petrol
  • ACAP entry permit, TIMS Card
  • Mechanic back up crew and spare parts
  • Hotel accommodation on BB basis
  • Full board accommodation during the tour
  • An experienced road captain with a bike
  • Transport vehicle for luggage
  • Entrance fees
  • Farewell dinner at the end of trip

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, phone calls,¬†wifi etc
  • International air fare to Nepal
  • Personal clothing & equipments
  • Travel and evacuation insurance¬†
  • Tips for your crews

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