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Royal Enfield Ride Tour (11 Days)

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Lower mustang is  one of the most iconic and popular regions of Nepal as this ride is one of the ultimate rides in the wind-swept desert landscape of the Himalayas with views of incredible gorges, high passes and deep valleys.

Trip facts

Destination: Lower mustang

Activities: Tour

Trip Duration: 11 Day(s)

Trip Grade: not applicable

Musatnag region is full of landscape that is truly unrivaled for it has a stupendous wilderness, spectacular monasteries and pristine scenery which makes this ride worthwhile. The Royal Enfield Lower Mustang Tour offers one of the most captivating ride experiences into the Mustang region in short time to explore the diverse culture and topography.

 

Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu.

Day 02: Ride Kathmandu to Bandipur

Day 03: Ride Bandipur to Pokhara

Day 04: Ride Pokhara to Tatopani

Day 05: Tatopani  to Kagbeni

Day 06: Ride to Muktinath and then descend to Jomsom (2750 m)

Day 07: Free day in Jomsom

Day 08: Ride to Tatopani 

Day 09: Ride Tatopani to Pokhara

Day 10:Ride Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure

 

Day 01: Arrivel in Kathmandu.

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet, assist and transfer to the hotel with our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of the representatives from our agency.

Day 02: Ride Kathnmandu to Bandipur

Early morning after breakfast, set out of the Kathmandu valley on the Prithivi Highway. Firstly we negotiate the traffic out of Kathmandu and ride out of the Valley to the check post at Thankot. From here on we descend to Naubise, about 17 kilometers through winding mountain road and then a much more smoother ride on the highway to Kurintar, 97 kilometers from Kathmandu. There is a nice restaurant "Kurintar Riverside Springs Resort" an ideal place to stop for lunch.

Later drive to Muglin, the junction where the highway bifurcates, South to Chitwan and West to Pokhara. Head west by crossing the bridge and follow the Marshyangdi river for about 25 kilomenetrs to arrive at Dumre town, continue for another ½ kilometer and then take the left turning to Bandipur Resort (8 kms).

Day 03: Ride Bandipur to Pokhara

 Early morning after breakfast ride bandipur to pokhara. Bandipur is a pleasant charming hill town situated on a crest of the ridge that offers a magnificent view of the Nepal Himalayas and the Marshyangdi valley. The mountain panorama includes Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal range. check into the Hotel.

 Day 04: Ride Pokhara to Tatopani

After early breakfast, set out for town of Beni, 78 Kms on the Baglung Highway which takes about 3 hours and a convenient place to stop for lunch. From here set out on a rough terrain on the newly constructed road to Jomsom to arrive at Tatopani (26 Kms).Tatopani which means "Hot Water" is one of the most popular overnight stops in this area. It is so named because of the Hot Springs, located close by.

Day 05: Tatopani to Kagbeni

After an early breakfast, set out on the trail by following the Kali Gandaki River passing water falls and Thakali and Magar Villages to Dana (4750 ft./ 1446 m.) and then steeply ascend to Ghasa (6600 ft./ 2012m). The Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest gorge in the world.As we pass between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range, a dramatic change in vegetation is witnessed from green forests, to dry arid desert. It takes gradual acclimatizing with the surrounding. The Thakalies are the dominant tribe of the valley, related to the Gurung and Magars of the southern slopes.We by pass the route to Jomsom and head straight to Kagbeni (2800 m) which is the gateway to Upper Mustang. (Note : The kaligtandaki Valley becomes increasingly windy during the day as the winds blows south to north and make it difficult for travelers. So it is a good idea to start early and reach Kagbeni for lunch, before the winds build up.

Day 06: Ride to Muktinath and then descend to Jomsom (2750 m)

After breakfast set out for Muktinath, on graveled river beds.The village of Muktinath is one of the many pilgrimage places in the Kali Gandaki basin. At 3800 m, its eternal flame draws the Hindus and Buddhist alike and is therefore, interesting to note the mixture of Buddhist and Hindu culture in this area. There are many interests to occupy the day in this ancient town which also used to be the capital of one of the province of Mustang.After lunch ride down to Jomsom by way of Jharkot.

Jomsom (2713 m) is the Administrative seat of the Mustang Region and the gateway to the Annapurna region. A land of mystique, the rugged peaks of the Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagari gaze down in their awesome splendor at weathered landscapes which contrast with the deep river ravines over noisy river beds. Jomsom is a mixture of hard work, social frivolity tempered by culture founded on deep religious traditions. It has the only airport which operates daily scheduled flights to Pokhara in the early mornings before the winds build up.Upon arrival, check into the Lodge.

Day 07: Free day in Jomsom

After breakfast set out on ponies for a tour of the nearby Thini village of the locals and then continue on to the Dhumba lake. Also called turquoise lake because of its colour, it lies below the mighty Nilgiri mountain. Later return to the Hotel.

Day 08: Ride to Tatopani 

After lunch  ride to tatopani. Relax at the natural hot-spring water by the side of Kali Gandaki river.

Day 09: Ride Tatopani to Pokhara

It is a pleasant relief to be able to tackle the roughest section of the journey in the early morning. After arriving at Beni, stop for a quick break and head off for Pokhara.Pokhara stands at 900 meters above sea level and is an ideal vacationers paradise. With its crystal clear lakes, magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountain Range and its bustling but quaint lake side bazaar, it is a major tourist attraction. From here most of the treks starts for the western region and is a haven for people who wants to relax in this serene mountain beauty. The Annapurna mountain range is impressive by any standard. Looking ahead to take the center stage is Machhapuchhare or "Fish Tail Mountain", which gets its name from the shape of its summit and flanking it from either side are the great mountains of the range including Annapurna I (8091 m), the first 8000 m peak to be scaled in 1950. The range continues to meet the Lamjung Himal in the east while to its west looms the massive dome of Dhaulagiri (8161 m). Upon arrival, Check into the Hotel.

Day 10:Ride Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, ride 200 kilometers to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check into the Hotel.

Day 11: Departure

 

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Although we do our best to follow the schedule above; on such adventurous trip like lower Mustang, itinerary is subject to change due to weather, route conditions, local politics, transport or and other factors beyond our control. Apex Himalaya Treks and Expedition guide/leader would decide the best alternatives considering the best concern of the whole group.

 

Cost Includes:

•Guide and Mechanic and all expenses for Guide and Mechanic.

•Supporting  Jeep

•One Royal  Enfield   bike for  each person.

•Motorbike Insurance.

• Annapurna region map.

•All meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast) during the bike ride after city.

•Government registered English speaking local expert guide.

•Accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with breakfast.

•Guided Tour in city with Expert tour guide.

•Welcome and farewell dinner in city

•Insurance for all member.

•First Aid Kit Comprehensive

•Vintage ride Nepal Route Map for Each Member

•Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff.

•Accommodation during the trek on tea house/home stay.

•An experience government license trekking Guide 

•Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, all transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu of Guide and supporting staff.

•Mustang special trekking permit which cost US$ 500.

•ACAP permit which cost US$ 20.

•All tourist service charge, Vat and our service charge.

•Transportation according to the itinerary 

Cost Excludes  

•Deposit for Bike renting USD 2000 (This is refundable amount after finishing this trip)

•Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40

•Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu

•Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

•Tips for guide and driver

•Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason

•Table drinks, snacks out of city.

•Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.

•Service other then mentioned above

•Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc..

•International airfare and airport taxes.

•Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water

•Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city and major monumental places.

•Lost or damaged accidental insurance

 

Q:  Is Nepal safe enough for tourist to travel?

Yes. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close.

Q: Which is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best season to visit Nepal is after the monsoons that end in August until mid-December, before the winter sets in. Also, from mid-February to early June are the most preferred months by visitors. During these two periods, the rains wash the dusty tracks and the valley looks magnificent with blooming flowers. Mountain views are clear most of the time. It is humid in plains at this time but it is still better than the scorching heat of the summer.

It is best to visit hilly areas in summer; that is, the months of May and June. The average temperature at that time is around 22-25 degrees Celsius. Nights are a bit chilly in the lower Himalayan region but are comfortable. Mountainous areas are extremely unsafe during the monsoon season, which are very common. The persistent rains make the hilly tracts slippery.

 

In winter, most of the hilly areas become threats due to very heavy snowfall and avalanches, but if you are fond of snowfall then you can opt for the lower Himalayan regions that look beautiful covered in blankets of snow.

Q: Is it important to take any vaccines?

You should contact your general practitioner or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice. It is advisable to be up-to-date with Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A vaccination shots. If you are extending your stay in Nepal you may need anti-malarial protection.

 

Q: Do I need travel insurance?

It is necessary to have travel insurance for all clients to take in any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. You can arrange this yourself or through Apex Himalaya in Nepal. The coverage per day is $15 dollars per person.

You must advise your insurer that you are going on a trek at relatively high altitudes and that your cover needs to include air evacuation and repatriation. A copy of your insurance document should be sent to us prior to coming to Nepal.

Q: Do you have an airport pick-service?

Yes we do. If requested prior to your arrival, we can arrange for our airport representative to greet you outside the Terminal Hall. She/he will be holding an ‘Apex Himalaya’ sign with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel.

Q:  How much shall I bring & where can I exchange my money?

You can exchange in Nepal, primarily in Kathmandu and in Pokhara. It really depends on your budget and what you want to do and for how long but approximately $500-$1700 in either travelers’ cheques or cash for your trip would be sufficient. ATM cards and credit cards can be used in Kathmandu Pokhara and other cities if additional cash needed. You will need $30 for the tourist visa fee (can receive visa upon entry) at the Kathmandu International Airport. You must pay only in cash in U.S. dollars or Euros. It is advisable to exchange your money either on your first day or the day after while you are in Kathmandu at a reliable money exchange counter.

Q:  Why Should I trek with an agency?

Trekking with an agency can be worthwhile for those who are on a very tight schedule but not on money. A trekking agency can organize a trek for you at affordable costs, which includes food, accommodations, transportation, porters and guides. To receive trekking permits and TIMS cards, clients must go through a trekking agency for issuing and ensuring a safe and legalized trek or tour.

Q: Does your company provide a TIMS card?

Apex Himalaya is a government registered company and a member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal). We are legally authorized to provide TIMS cards to trekkers. For further information about this, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: Should I need to be totally fit in order to trek?

If you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will find trekking suits you. Normally the shorter treks tend to be easier whilst the longer ones often require a better standard of fitness. It is important to remember, however, that trekking requires an adequate level of physical conditioning. To prepare yourself for a trek, especially a difficult one that lasts two weeks or more, some moderate physical exercise is recommended before you embark on your journey such as walking, running swimming, or hiking. It is also worth remembering you can choose the pace and direction of your trek.

*Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.

Q: What is the general duration of treks?

The duration of the trek depends on the region of the trek and on interests which each client has. Generally speaking, treks can range from 2-3 days to a month’s time or sometimes longer periods if trekkers’ wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.

Q: What do we get to experience in a trek?

You will mostly be on well-maintained trekking routes that consist of dirt trails. The terrain on some of these trails may be long, steep climbs or descents as well as rocky, dusty paths and forest tracks. There are also a lot of big stone steps and staircases especially on the Annapurna circuit. In some cases, treks include mountain passes so the trail can be narrow in places. You will feel a moderate altitude effect starting at around 3,000  m upwards.

Q:  Is it necessary to use a trekking guide?

There is no compulsion to use a guide while trekking in Nepal. However, no matter how experienced or fit you are at outdoor activities, it is important to have a good orientation to a new area, especially if you go trekking. We highly recommend every guest to use our trained guides so that guests can easily and safely complete their trek. We believe that having a qualified trekking guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they act as a companion and interpreter. Our trekking guides are well-versed in a variety of foreign languages including English and take full responsibility of everything during a trek or expedition.

Q: What else should I be bringing in a trek?

Most of what you need during a trek is available in Kathmandu, and you can buy them or rent them once you are there. Most books on trekking will list them; check one out before you embark on your trek. If you do not have a book yet and plan to get one only once you are in Nepal, there are some things you may want to bring from home. Bring ear-plugs to help you sleep in spite of barking dogs. A battery operated short-wave radio can be helpful to listen to weather reports or the news. Also bring along a pocket knife, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, photographic equipment, binoculars, a compass, a good watch with possibly an altimeter, and a day pack. Others, you can buy or rent in Kathmandu for reasonable price.

Q: When I go for treks, can I store my luggage somewhere?

Generally your hotel or lodge will let you store your luggage with them for some nominal or no fee. As long as you lock up your bags, they are normally safe.

Q: What is the weather & temperature like while trekking?

The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains. However, at night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. If it is raining at the base of the mountain, it will be snowing at the top of its peak. There will be heavy snowfall during the months of December and February. It is important that you stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Temperatures could be as high as 20 degrees C and as low as -10 degrees C.

Q: What are the accommodations like on a trek?

Along the trekking routes, tea-houses and lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to be returned after your trip) but it is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment if possible. Accommodations have private rooms with twin beds that may be used for double or single occupancy. Tea-houses have an adjoining dining room around a fire burning stove. You may take a hot shower but need to ask them to boil the water.

Q: Do you think it is safe to eat freely in Nepal?

In general, yes. But, it's always good to take sensible precautions in order to avoid any health problems. No matter how tempting --and it can get very tempting after a long trek- avoid drinking any other water than bottled water. If you have to drink non-bottled water, purify it with iodine or chlorine tablets (available readily in most drug stores in Kathmandu). Asking for bottled water in restaurants is always a best idea.

Do not eat roadside food that is exposed in the open air. Avoid buying and eating raw and unpeeled fruit and vegetables. Other than that, it is fine to have boiled, fried or properly packaged food items. Read the FAQ on Health and Insurance for details on what to do in case of health problems.

Q: What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude Sickness is the effect of altitude on those who ascent too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters. The basic early symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. One shouldn't ignore these early symptoms as these symptoms may lead to more serious warnings and cause death sometimes within few hours. Medicine is no substitute for descent. If a doctor is available, he may give medicine and oxygen. However, the patient must go down to lower altitude even if treatment is given.

Q:  If I suffer from altitude sickness or any kind of sickness, what should I do?

First of all, your trekking guide will provide you with First Aid. If the case becomes more serious, you will be transferred to a health post where you can consult with a doctor. For acute sickness, at your request, you will be immediately taken down by helicopter or airplane to Kathmandu for treatment and rest. It is strongly recommended to descend from the mountain if you are suffering severely from altitude sickness.

Q: What is your cancellation policy and terms of conditions?

If our clients are unable to make their trip or want to cancel their trip due to any unavoidable circumstances, Apex Himalaya can only refund 65% of the deposited amount. However, clients can postpone their travel date or make slight modifications to their original travel itinerary free of cost if given proper notice. Please see our Terms of Conditions for further details.

Q: Which documents do I need to bring with me?

You should bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour; keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash and traveler’s checks (keep numbers and proof of purchase separately); flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of T/C’s, banks, insurance and family members and any medications.

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