On the road to Muktinath, a motorcycle ride for the Lower Mustang
This 7-day tour starts from Kathmandu. Our guide, pilot and mechanic, will make this adventure memorable. As you drive, you will be accompanied by sumptuous views of the surrounding mountains, rivers and lakes. The climb to Beni is without great difficulties with only a few off-road sections. The next part is more adventurous and requires to follow the instructions of your guide. You will then follow the Kali Gandaki river. Stunning views of Dhaulagiri and Niligiri will welcome your entry into the Mustang area. Strolling by motorcycle in the middle of the local villages will also be part of the exciting moments of this adventure.
Day 1: Kathmandu-Tatopani Departure from Kathmandu around 8 am via the Prithivi highway. Green hills, mountains and rivers will accompany our advance to Malekhu/Mugling for a breakfast and a little rest. At the intersection of roads in zig-zag, we will reach our next stage in about 5 to 6 hours. We will have lunch in Pokhara.
Three more hours will be necessary to reach Tatopani where we will spend the night. The quality of the road being more degraded from Pokhara, some portions will be made on the track. Activities:sighseeing and natural hot springs near the Kali Gandaki River.
Day 2: Tatopani-Tukuche Depart early in the morning to reach Tukuche. After breakfast, we will drive along the Kali Gandaki, mostly off-roads. After a few hours in the wilderness, we will reach Tukuche, a small village inhabited mainly by the Sherpa community. Activities: visit of monasteries.
Day 3: Tukuche-Kagbeni Departure towards Kagbeni, a beautiful village of Mustang. We will go to Jomsom, the main town of the Mustang district. We will make several stops to enjoy the nature and remarkable spots.
Days 4-5: Kagbeni- Muktinath-Tatopani The journey of the day will bring us to Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. A few hours will be needed to reach Muktinath (3800 m) and its breathtaking view of the Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and other snow-capped peaks. After visiting the site and taking some rest, we will return to Tatopani.
Day 6: Tatopani-Pokhara Return to Pokhara after 3 hours drive where we will visit the Fewa Lake, the World Peace Pagoda, Sarangkot and many other places.
Day 7: Pokhara-Kathmandu
Departure early in the morning and return to Kathmandu via the Prithivi highway. On arrival, pass by Heritage Spa where a complete massage of one hour awaits us. A visit to some sites of valley interest will follow for those who would ask for more.
Kathmandu-Muktinath Motorbike Tour is realized with City Motorbike.