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High Himalayas Tiji Festival Motorbike Tour to Upper Mustang, Nepal

12 Days
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Trip Introduction




Maximum Altitude

4,660 m

Trip Duration

12 Days


"Exploring the Mystical Tiji Festival: Motorbike Expedition to Upper Mustang"

Nestled deep within the rugged terrains of Nepal lies a hidden treasure, a realm of mist-shrouded valleys and ancient traditions. The Tiji Festival Motorbike Tour to Upper Mustang promises an extraordinary adventure that unveils the remote splendor of the Mustang Valley and brings you face-to-face with the captivating Tiji Festival.

Journey to the Enchanting Kingdom of Lo

Venturing beyond the beaten path, this tour offers an unparalleled experience of the Himalayas. As motorbike enthusiasts rev up their engines, they embark on a journey to the kingdom of Lo, a secluded sanctuary ensconced amidst towering peaks. This remote land, wrapped in an aura of mystery, reveals a terrain that has been meticulously preserved through time.

Tiji Festival: A Himalayan Spectacle

The pinnacle of this motorbike odyssey is the Tiji Festival, an event of cultural and spiritual significance that transcends the boundaries of the Mustang Valley. As riders converge upon the festival destination, they become part of a centuries-old tradition that paints the mountainscape with vibrant colors and resounding chants. Three days of immersion into the Tiji Festival's celebrations offer a glimpse into the rituals and customs that have stood the test of time.

The Evolution of Exploration

Once accessible only through arduous trekking routes like the Annapurna Circuit, the Upper Mustang region has witnessed a transformative change in the way it's explored. The advent of 4x4 roadways since 2010 has opened new avenues for travelers to delve into the heart of the Mustang Valley. The route meanders through Kalopani, Muktinath, Ghami, and other captivating destinations, painting a picture of a rugged paradise waiting to be explored.

Mini Tibet: Unveiling the High Plateaus

Often referred to as a mini Tibet, the Upper Mustang region mirrors the Tibetan highlands, offering a unique division between terrains and cultures. Special permits and restricted entry create an exclusive experience for a select group of riders. The tour's limited size ensures that the local wildlife and communities remain undisturbed, preserving the delicate balance of this secluded sanctuary.

A Journey Beyond Borders

One of the tour's intriguing highlights is the proximity to the Nepal-China border, a tantalizing reminder of the region's geopolitical significance. Despite the allure, the border remains sealed to tourists, adding an air of mystery to this already enigmatic adventure.

Preserving the Legacy

As modernity encroaches upon the remote landscapes of Mustang, this motorbike tour stands as a testament to the delicate dance between tradition and progress. By treading lightly and respecting the region's inherent charm, riders contribute to the preservation of its ancient legacy.

In the heart of this wild expanse, the Tiji Festival Motorbike Tour to Upper Mustang presents a chance to witness the convergence of culture, nature, and adventure. It's an invitation to traverse beyond boundaries, both geographical and cultural, and to be spellbound by the mystical allure of a hidden kingdom.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Meet and assist by Himalayan Motorbike Tours representatives.

Transfer to the hotel.

Short briefing about the Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour.

Day 02: Ride Kathmandu to Pokhara (210 Km)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart Kathmandu and ride out of the valley.

Possible glimpse of the Annapurna Mountain range (weather dependent).

Day 03: Ride Pokhara to Kalopani (130 Km)

Depart Pokhara towards Mustang Valley.

Experience off-road track to Kalopani.

Ride on challenging unpaved, graveled roads.

Day 04: Ride Kalopani to Muktinath (46 Km)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Ride towards Jomsom, permit check en route.

Enjoy views of Mt. Nilgiri and Kali Gandaki River.

Day 05: Ride Muktinath to Ghami via Jhong (74 Km)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Ride through a new road to Chhuksang via Jhong.

Day 06: Ride Ghami to Lo Manthang (26 Km)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Ride to Lo Manthang via Tsarang.

Attend the first day of the Tiji Festival in Lo-Manthang.

Day 07: Excursion day in Lo-Manthang - Second day of Tiji Festival

Enjoy the Mask Dance and other festivities of the Tiji Festival.

Witness dances by Tibetan Lamas aimed at dispelling hunger and evil spirits.

Day 08: Observe the final day of the Tiji Festival and visit nearby places

Breakfast at the lodge.

Ride to Karola Border (Nepal – Tibet Border) and return.

Visit Chosar Ghumba & Shinja Cave.

Afternoon ride back to Kagbeni.

Day 09: Ride to Tatopani via Marpha Village (75 km)

Ride to Tatopani, known for hot springs.

Celebrate with the crew.

Day 10: Ride to Pokhara (105 Km)

Retrace the route back to Pokhara.

Day 11: Ride Pokhara to Kathmandu

Ride along the edge of Gandaki and Trishuli River.

Day 12: Departure

Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour Journey ends.

What's Included
  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfer in a private car, accompanied by an English-speaking representative.
  • 04 nights accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis at 3* hotel OR Similar in Kathmandu, Pokhara on the bed and breakfast basis. Inclusive of all the government taxes. (Currently 24.3 %).
  • Motorbike rental: 500 CC Classic Royal Enfield Motorcycles.
  • Normal maintenance charge and spare parts of bikes and Fuel as engine oil top-up(Whichever applicable) for the entire trip.
  • Services of an experienced Mechanic including the cost for their meals, accommodations, daily allowances, and insurance.
  • Back-up support of 01 vehicles throughout the trip inclusive of fuel and 01 driver; his daily allowance/accommodation and all meals.
  • Guesthouse throughout the ride on twin/triple sharing room on full board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) basis and inclusive of all applicable govt. taxes.
  • Insurance of all Nepalese Staff.
  • TIMS permit, ACAP permit, Restricted Areas Permit - $500+ per person value.
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit.
  • All toll taxes for the bikes and the backup vehicle and also the government taxes.

What's Not Included
  •  Nepal entry visa fee.
  •  International & Domestic air tickets.
  •  Meals, as not indicated in Cost, include SECTION (Approx 10-18 US$ per meal).
  •  Emergency and Evacuation costs travel / medical insurance / Personal insurance of the riders, accidents, loss of
  • life, loss of goods including riding a motorbike, etc.
  •  Personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, extra mileage.
  •  Any extra cost in the event of landslides, strikes, breakdowns, and activities beyond the control.
  •  Personal biking clothing including Helmets.
  •  Coverage of any damage incurred to bikes due to accident (motorcycle insurance available for $400/ per bike).
  •  All other expenses which are not mentioned in Cost Includes Section.* Tips for Mechanic and driver (Tipping is expected).



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