Mustang, the ‘Forbidden Kingdom’ of Nepal is a land of mystery, mysticism and myriad challenges. Sheltered by some of the world’s highest mountains, the 8000-meter peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, bordering China and the Tibetan plateau, lies the ancient “Forbidden Kingdom” of Mustang.
On Himalayan Adventure - Mustang, the riders will undertake an arduous journey to Lo Manthang, starting at Kathmandu. Riding alongside the Kali Gandaki gorge (the deepest gorge in the world), the riders will cross Kagbeni before the steep climb to Lo, passing terrain that is outlandish, going through the idyllic villages of Ghami and Tsarang known for the monasteries that have now existed for a few centuries.
Hanging Bridge, Kagbeni
Every participant should reach Kathmandu on 21st of May 2022 and check-in at Hotel Manaslu in Kathmandu. Gear and documentation check, followed by the ride briefing.
Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Today the group departs on this adventure with the first day heading towards the mountains.
90 kms of tarmac followed by very rough terrain with slush and rocks. Night halt amidst the Annapurna, Tilche and Dhaulagiri peaks.
Ride through the rain shadow area via Jomsom, crossing the historic upper Mustang and lower Mustang bridges known to be centuries old.
Ride through the most mesmerizing terrain with amazing rock features formed naturally over the centuries.
A challenging climb for both the riders as well as the motorcycles to reach the famed wall city of Lo Manthang.
A quick ride to the famous Chooser Caves and the Tibet Border. Night stay at Lo Manthang.
Descent starts from Lo to Samar, on the journey back to Pokhara.
Ride to the picturesque village, known as the apple capital. The architecture of the place is notable, where almost all the houses are made out of small stones.
Ride through the deepest gorge in the world. Night halt at Tatopani, famous for its hot water springs.
Ride down to Pokhara to mark a return to civilization.
Last day of the ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Small closing ceremony in the evening.
Home to eight of the highest peaks in the world, Nepal is a land of mystic and intrigue. The ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang, in the heart of Mustang valley, embodies this spirit unlike any other. With directions that exist only in the minds of locals, and not on Google, Upper Mustang is the ultimate frontier for adventure travel. With views of the Annapurna range for the company and traversing the deepest gorge in the world, there are several layers of exploration to peel through. A trip to this windswept valley that culminates in the walled city of Lo is the stuff that bucket lists are made of.
In October 2019, a group of 11 motorcyclists ventured out on a once in a lifetime experience to ride through the forbidden kingdom of Tibet Autonomous Region and reach the world’s highest monastery Rongbuk at the fabled North Face Base Camp of Mount Everest – a route George Mallory made famous with his attempt to scale the mountain back in 1924. Starting from Kathmandu, they crossed the Nepalese border to ride through the high desolate highlands of Tibet Autonomous Region on their way to Rongbuk. Together they battled the biting chill, the dropping oxygen and their own personal limits, forming friendships for life on the way to the top of the world.