Tijijfestival motorbike tour to Upper Mustang takes us to the remote area of Mustang valley. On This tour, we will experience the high Himalayas festival by riding to the festival destination in Nepal. On this tour, we will reach the kingdom of Lo, in a remote and isolated land hidden in the valley of mist. It is one of the most preserved regions with a restricted valley to explore and a military sign and camp to secure this precious valley of Nepal. With special permits, tourists are able to explore this hidden valley of mist and now this region's occupation revolves around tourism, animal husbandry, and trade. This place also provides another privilege of availability of Nepal- China border but still not opened for tourist till date.
With the open of 4x4 roadways since 2010 lots of riders have visited till Lower Mustang and enjoyed the beautiful nature of Muktinath. Though it was known to the world first by Annapurna Circuit trek time has changed the nature of travel and the objectives of Travel. Now we can take this opportunity to enjoy the Upper Mustang valley during Tiji Festival. We can start this ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara and later riding to Mustang Valley. We will go from Kalopani, Muktinath, Ghami, and other destinations to reach this upper valley. We will enjoy the festival for three days before we take a downhill ride to the modern city. We will ride through Syangmochen, Kagbeni, Jomsom, Marpha, Tatopani and return to Pokhara.
This area can also be known as the mini Tibet with its nature showing the division of Tibetan highland. With the right of entry highly limited and the requirement of special permits, we prefer to take this tour with our limited size of riders which will not hamper the lifestyle of wildlife and people lining on this area.
Upon arrival meet and assist by Himalayan Motorbike Tours representatives. Transfer to the hotel. We will provide a short briefing about the Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour.
After breakfast, we negotiate the traffic out of Kathmandu city and ride out of the valley. While on the ride we will also catch the glimpse of the Annapurna Mountain range if the weather is clear.
Today we will enter the valley of Mustang and get the first experiencing off-road track to Kalopani. Unpaved, graveled rough roads and posses a real challenge for riders but will be easy for your level of riding experience.
After breakfast, we ride towards Jomsom where we have our permit checked. One can also enjoy the excellent views of Mt. Nilgiri and the Kali Gandaki River along with Jomsom airport.
After breakfast, we will start the bike for another adventurous ride. Today we will take a ride through a new road to Chhuksang via Jhong.
After breakfast ride to Lo Manthang via. Tsarang. The population includes ethnic Lhobas. The (Attend the First day observe of Tiji Festival in Lo-Manthang).
On the second day of the festival, you enjoy the dances of the Tibetan Lamas. The purpose of this dance is to chase away the hunger and evil spirits in the region. A combination of costumes, masks, 12-foot horns, butter cakes, yaks, pigeons, dogs, and several other native aspects makes this festival a treat to watch. Overnight at lodge in Lo-Manthang.
After breakfast ride to Karola Border (Nepal – Tibet Border) approx. 21 Km. Later return to the same trail and visit Chosar Ghumba & Shinja Cave. Choser Ghumba. Afternoon ride back to Kagbeni (2,840 m) (approx. 84 Km).
Today we will ride all the way to the hot spring destination to relax our bodies after a hard ride. We will have a small celebration with the crew.
After breakfast retrace the route till Pokhara.
Today we will ride along the edge of Gandaki, and the Trishuli River.
Upper Mustang Motorcycle Tour Journey ends.
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