UPPER MUSTANG

TIBET'S LAST FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore Tibet's last remaining Forbidden Kingdom

  • Visit the ancient walled-city of Lo Manthang

  • Traverse the trans-Himalaya and Tibetan plateua, 4800m

  • Visit the world's oldest active monastery 

  • Drink tea with nomadic yak herders

  • Explore a world that time has forgot

  • Ride through the world's deepest gorge

QUICK LOOK

Period
May & June
November
Duration
11 days
Difficulty
Challenging
Accommodation
Tibetan Guesthouses
Cost
From
US$4150/rider
Group Size
8 riders max

INTRODUCTION

Join us for the ride of lifetime into one of the most unexplored regions of the Himalayas. Upper Mustang provides experienced riders with an adventure that very few have dared to undertake.

 

This ride is not for the faint hearted. It will push your riding skills, the bike, and endurance to the limit. The rewards are plentiful however as you get the chance to experience the last remaining Tibetan kingdom in all it’s glory. The majority of the tour rides close to 4000m (4800m max) on terrain which regularly encounters snowfall, landslides and glacial melt. So get ready to take deep breathes!

 

Hearts & Tears MC were the first tour company to explore the region launching our pilot tour to Lo Manthang in April 2015. It is beyond doubt the most thrilling and unique Himalayan journey on two wheels. See you out there!

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Welcome to Pokhara!

Relax by the lake and take in the beautiful surrounds by day. Meet your riding team, your trusty steed, and tour briefing by night. Tomorrow we ride!

Day 2 - The Dragon's Tail

Get familiar with your bike with a ride through chaotic traffic, along winding rivers, into quaint villages and countless corners! The route is designed to give you the confidence and local knowledge needed to tackle Upper Mustang.

Day 3 - The birthplace of Buddha

Our first stop today is the birthplace of Buddha at Lumbini. Visiting the holy grounds gives significance to our journey as our trip continues north towards Tibet - a region dominated by the Buddhist culture. After Lumbini we take an absolutely spectacular route to our remote organic farm. 

Day 4 - Harthok to Myagdi

After a breakfast of smoked bacon and other local foods, we take the spiritual Kali Gandaki river north. It's an amazing route and the local villages are incredibly fun. We'll introduce you to our friends along the way and cross numerous suspension bridges enroute. Tonight we stay at a restored palace.

Day 5 - Myagdi to Kagbeni

Today we ride north and enter the region of Mustang. We'll pass through the world's deepest gorge, some incredible alpine forests, and go ballistic and we head higher and higher. 

Day 6 - Kagbeni to Lo Manthang

Enter the moonscape of Mustang as we leave the vegetated landscape behind us. It's a big day today as we take in the stunning Himalayan views and eventually arrive at the walled capital - Lo Manthang!

Day 7 - Lo Manthang to Tibetan Border & Caves

Ride up to Kora La (4600m) at the Tibetan Border and feel the intoxicating effect of the thin air. On the way back to Lo we stop in at the Chosur Caves and explore the limestone formations.

Day 8 - Lo Manthang to Ghami

Follow the trail of mythical demons and dragons as you see the blood-stained cliffs of Dhakmar, the slain dragon at Ghami and spin the wheels of Nepal's longest mani-wall before settling in at Ghami for the night

Day 9 - Ghami to Marpha

Decend from the Tibetan plateua and ride south to the world below. We stop in at Samar for lunch - a quaint Tibetan village and then drop down to the apple orchards at Marpha for the night.

Day 10 - Marpha to Mallaj

Today we enter thick air again. Your energy builds, your concentration increases, and the speed picks up as the bumpy road is now tackled with ease. 

Day 11 - Mallaj to Pokhara

Ever wondered what a knight felt like returning home from a victorious battle? Well maybe, just maybe, it was a little you do today. A freakin HERO! You have done it. Upper Mustang.

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TOUR SPECIFICS

TOUR DATES​ 2019

  • May 25 - June 2 (SOLD OUT)

  • May 26 - June 5 (SOLD OUT)

  • October 5 - 17 (SOLD OUT)

  • October 4 - 12 (SOLD OUT)

  • November 10 - 20 (3 places available)

 

TOUR DATES​ 2020

  • May 17 - 28

  • October 18 - 28

  • November 18 - 28

2020 RATE (11-DAYS)

  • US$4550/rider (for bookings with 1-4 riders)

  • US$4150/riders (for bookings with 5-8 riders)

  • US$3350/person (for jeep passenger bookings)

INCLUSIONS

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan or 250cc Enduro

  • Petrol, support jeep, riding gear (if required)

  • Upper Mustang permit (US$500)

  • TIMS & ACAP permits

  • Accommodation (twin-share) & meals

  • English speaking guides & mechanics

EXCLUSIONS

  • International & domestic flights

  • Nepal visa & travel insurance (mandatory)

  • Alcohol, personal expenses, tips

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Email: ride@heartsandtears.com

Office: (+977) 0 61 464 846

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