TIBET'S LAST FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
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
May & June
8 riders max
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!
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 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)
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
International & domestic flights
Nepal visa & travel insurance (mandatory)
Alcohol, personal expenses, tips