Detailed Route Plan
Arrival at Kathmandu
Ride around Kathmandu City
Ride Kathmandu to Bandipur
Bandipur to Pokhara
Pokhara to Tatopani
Tatopani to Muktinath
Muktinath to Geling
Geling to Lo- Manthang
Ride around Lo-Manthang
Ride to Kagbeni
Ride to Kalapani via Marpha
Kalopani to Pokhara
Free Day in Pokhara
Pokhara to Kathmandu
Free Day in Kathmandu
This ride is one of the classic ride that entail riding in the rain shadow part of the wind-swept desert landscape of the Himalayas with views of implausible gorges, high passes and enormous vistas. The ride to Lo-Manthang entails passing through authentic Tibetan villages, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and Moraine valleys. Its landscape is unrivaled for it has a stupendous wilderness, pristine scenery, snowcapped peaks, spectacular 16thcentury monasteries and caves.The founder of Tibetan Buddhism, Padmasambhava, came here centuries ago to defend Buddhism against the forces trying to destroy it. To celebrate his successful battle, he built the temple of Lo Gekhar that still stands today, surviving along with an unadulterated Tibetan culture that cannot be found elsewhere.
For political reasons travel into Mustang was strictly forbidden and the region remained isolated from the modern world. In 1992 it was decided to allow outsiders in on a very limited basis. This isolation has helped maintain a way of life almost unchanged for centuries.
In the early 7th century the land of Upper Mustang mainly Lo TshuDhyun was highly influenced by Lasha of Tibet. The land was granted to retainer of the Ghunthang King of western Tibet. In late 1300’s a warrior Ampel (first king of Mustang) from Tibet defeated the local warlord’s to unite the kingdom and established his capital at Lomanthang.
The Kingdom of Lo-manthang or Mustang situated at an altitude of 3770 m is an independent kingdom having allegiance with the democratic republic of Nepal. Though the people call themselves Lobas- people from Lo, they are very much Tibetan and practice a sophisticated culture and economy. The King’s palace is an imposing 4 – storey building in the center of the walled city. It is the home of the present king – JigmeParbalBista. The Honorary title “Bist – a high caste title in Nepali” was conferred by the King of Nepal. Though his duties are largely ceremonial, he is respected by the people and consulted about many issues by villagers throughout Lo Despite the apparent squalors of Lo Manthang, the city is prosperous and maintains a strong sense of community.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Nepal, Himalayas.|
|TOTAL KMs||1200 aprox.|
|TOUR TIME||15 Days|
|CULTURE||Hinduism , Buddhism|
|RIDING HOURS/DAY||6-8 hrs|
- Motorbikes (500cc UCE) 15 Days with FUEL for the whole trip.
- Backup vehicle to carry luggage, spare parts and mechanic for the entire trip as per the itinerary.
- Road captain with Motorbike.
- Mechanics with Spare parts and toolkit.
- Accommodation for 15 Nights (Twin sharing MAP)
- Food MAP basis 16 days (Breakfast, Dinner)
- Juices and Mineral water will be provided.
- Helper / Back-up- Rider.
- Medical kit (including oxygen canister).
- Farewell party on the last day of the ride.
- Photos and video of the whole trip.
- JUNGLE SAFARI AT CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK.
- Inner line permits and monuments entrance fee.
- Pick up & Dropping at Kathmandu (airport).
- CULTURAL PROGRAM AT Kathmandu.
- International /Domestic flights
- India Visa
- Motorbike damage will be covered from your Refundable security amount
- Medical insurance/Travel insurance coverage
- Trip extension in case of road blockage /Natural crisis.
- Riding Gears.
- Personal insurance and evacuation charges
- All expenses of personal nature such as Alcohol, laundry etc.
- Insurance against or for accidents / loss of life, loss of goods etc.
- Third party insurance.
- Tips to guides, drivers etc.
- Any item not included in the “INCLUSIONS”