Jomsom Muktinath Motor biking Tour – 8 Days - Ace the Himalaya
Jomsom Muktinath Motor biking Tour – 8 Days

Jomsom Muktinath Motor biking Tour – 8 Days

Experience one of the most thrilling ride to Muktinath in our 8 days tour from Kathmandu to Muktinath through the moterbikes.
  • Trip Code: ATH27084
  • Country: Nepal
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Trip Level:
    Challenging
    This trip is rated challenging and is mainly for the riders who have lots of experience in motorcycle riding. You must be comfortable in each and every kind of roads. The roads might be paved, off-road or even through gravel or big stones. Although it is the engine that does the main work, you still have to be physically fit to handle the pressure of tough off-road as well as you should be able to tolerate higher altitudes as you might have to ascend above 5000m. This challenging trip will reward you with the most memorable motorcycling riding experience in the most difficult terrain plus with breathtaking views.
  • Max Altitude: 3,802m/12,473 ft.
  • Activity: Cultural Sightseeing, Motorcycle Riding
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:

    Kathmandu-Bandipur-Pokhara-Beni-Kalopani-Jomsom-Muktinath-Marpa-Tatopani-Pokhara-Kathmandu

  • Best Season: 
January - June, and September - December

Trip Highlights

  • Adventure ride on both paved and off-road trails.
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Visit natural hot-spring next to Kali Gandaki River
  • Visit Mustang Valley
  • Visit different types of monasteries
  • Off-road ride through Kali Gandaki gorge (world’s deepest gorge)
  • View of both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Visit Muktinath Temple
  • Observation of local cultures

Trip Information

In this tour, experience one of the most thrilling off-road ride to Muktinath through all different kinds of terrain. This trip provides a breathtaking ride inside the scenic Himalayas along with both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. This is the ultimate biking adventure in Nepal and if you love riding the bike and exploring the new places then this motorbike tour to Muktinath will be great for you. This package Jomsom Muktinath Motor biking tour is mainly designed for those who want to experience the real life of people from the Mountains with the off-road adventure in Nepal.

This 8 days motorbike tour includes sightseeing and preparation day in Kathmandu and rides to ride to Pokhara, the Natural city of Nepal. After some sightseeing in Pokhara, which is rich with beautiful Lakes, green hills and Panoramic Himalayan of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. Then we ride towards Muktinath through Kalopani crossing Kali Gandaki River and Kali Gandaki gorge (Deepest gorge in the earth).

Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m) and Pre-Trip Meeting. Overnight at a Hotel.
  • Day 02 – Ride to Pokhara (900m) via Bandipur – (205 Km, 7 hours). Overnight at a Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Day 03 – Ride to Kalopani (2,530m) – (115 Km, 7 hours), Paved Road till Beni. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 04 – Ride to Muktinath (3,802m) via Jomsom – (75 Km, 6 hours). Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 05 – Visit Temple and Ride to Tatopani (1,190m) via Marpha – (71 Km, 6 hours). Overnight at a Guesthouse.
  • Day 06 – Ride to Pokhara and Sightseeing around Pokhara – (85 Km, 6 hours). Overnight at a Hotel.
  • Day 07 – Ride Back to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner in the Evening. Overnight at a Hotel.
  • Day 08 – Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.
Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m) and Pre-Trip Meeting. Overnight at a Hotel.

We arrive in Kathmandu in the morning. The afternoon will be left aside for briefing and pre-trip meeting. We will then get to know our motorcycle. For the rest of the day, we will also enjoy a short group ride together to the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu with our motorcycles.

Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

Day 02 – Ride to Pokhara (900m) via Bandipur - (205 Km, 7 hours). Overnight at a Hotel in Pokhara.

We ride to Pokhara from Kathmandu through Bandipur. We stop at Bandipur for our lunch and head to Pokhara seeing its beautiful landscapes and Mansalu mountain range along the way. We check-in to our hotel before exploring the busy streets of Lakeside and the city areas.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 03 – Ride to Kalopani (2,530m) – (115 Km, 7 hours), PavedRoad till Beni. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

On our third day, we start our ride to Kalopani through Baglung Raj Marg. We will be riding paved road till Beni for at least 5 hours. After we reach to Beni, we will have our famous Thakali lunch and then ride through the village of Lete to reach Kalopani. After experiencing 2 hours of totally nonstop off-road we will finally reach to Kalopani.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 04 – Ride to Muktinath (3,802m) via Jomsom – (75 Km, 6 hours). Overnight at a Guesthouse.

We will ride above the gorge of Kali Gandaki River on this day and will have to ride through tough off-road trails for like 3 hours before we reach to Jomsom (2680m). There we can enjoy the panorama view of the Himalayas and the Himalayan range.  We then ride to Muktinath which is 3802m high after our lunch break at Jomsom. Please note that we will see a drastic change in the scenery as we make this ride, for we leave the hills behind and follow the trails filled with barren hills and sand dunes.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 05 – Visit Temple and Ride to Tatopani (1,190m) via Marpha – (71 Km, 6 hours). Overnight at a Guesthouse.

On our 5th day, we will visit the temple of salvation also known as Muktinath temple. Muktinath is one of the holiest places for the people of Hindu and Buddhist faiths. At a height of 3,800m, Muktinath lies in the laps of the great Annapurna massif and has 108 beautiful “Dhunge Dharas” or traditional taps around it. So, be prepared to take shower in 108 sacred taps in the temple. It’s believed that the shower will wash away all the sins of the person.

After our holy visit at Muktinath, we will then ride to Tatopani through Marpa. Marpa is quite famous for apple-based products like brandy, dried fruits, etc. I might even get the chance to taste some of those products. We will finally reach back to Tatopani where we can dip ourselves in the hot water spring and give our body some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 06 – Ride to Pokhara and Sightseeing around Pokhara – (85 Km, 6 hours). Overnight at a Hotel.

We will ride to Pokhara and for the whole day, we will do full sightseeing over the Pokhara valley. Here, we will spend some time relaxing in the banks of Phewa Lake and ride through the busy roads at the lakeside and the city areas. We can even have a good time by enjoying a great variety of food in one of the restaurants there.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 07 – Ride Back to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner in the Evening. Overnight at a Hotel.

On our seventh day, we ride back to Kathmandu through Prithvi Highway, next to some swift rivers like Trishuli and Marshyangdi that are famous for rafting and canoeing. The ride is going to be a nice one with some awesome scenery. In the evening time, we will enjoy our farewell dinner at some restaurants before going to the hotel.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 08 – Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.

This is our last day in Nepal. Our trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to the international airport for your flights’ departing from the hotel you are staying. We check in two hours prior to flight departure to ensure the best seats on board, best suited to take in a more panoramic view of Nepal.

Breakfast included.

Price Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle.

  • We use Royal Enfield, Cross fire and CRF.

  • Standard government-approved three star accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast.

  • Guesthouse accommodation in the mountain; mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.

  • First-aid trained English speaking motorbike riding guide during the trip.

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner- for the duration of your guesthouse stay.

  • Motorcycle mechanic all along the route.

  • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep).

  • Route and monument access permits and fees.

  • All government taxes, official expenses, and tourist service charges.

Price Does not Include

  • International airfare and airport departure tax.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan.

  • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

  • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is expected).

  • All items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, etc.

  • Personal equipment for your ride.

  • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

List of Recommended Equipment for the Trip:

  • Daypack
  • Personal riding accessories /accessories if required for your own convenience
  • Down Jacket (Optional/You can rent one if you really need)
  • Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust, and wind.
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for the cold season
  • 1 pair warm gloves (This is required if you are traveling in cold season
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (preferable if you are traveling in the rainy season from March to August.)
  • 1 pair of cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair shorts.
  • 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
  • 1 pair of light camping shoes or sneakers.
  • 1 pair of sandals (Optional).
  • Medicines and First Aid Kits
  • (Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trip. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

Riding Kit:

  • Helmet (available in Kathmandu)
  • Riding gloves
  • Riding Suit
  • Long-sleeved base layers

Miscellaneous, but Important:

  • Passport
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Thamel just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include hand wipes and liquid hand sanitizer

Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying a signboard with your name on it at outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.

This is a moderate level trip and can be enjoyed by most people however a fair amount of fitness will be required so that you can enjoy the trip even more.

The hotels and resorts are all 3-star standard and are government approved. We will have to stay in guest houses in other places except in Pokhara and Kathmandu. The tea house consists of normal twin bedrooms with small toilets and a dining hall. However, please be prepared to adjust with the guesthouses if you can’t get what you want.

Most of the restaurants serve our own Nepali cuisine with plenty to choose from. If you have any special dietary requirements please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

No problem at all because our restaurants and hotels will serve a variety of vegetarian and meat-based meals. We always recommend our guests to enjoy vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals.

Yes, all the hotels we will be staying at has laundry facilities available. However, please be sure to check the delivery time before you hand over your laundry.

There will be cold and hot shower facilities available 24X7 at all the hotels.

Yes, all the places we will stay have electrical sockets.

Yes, credit cards are accepted at all the hotels however we suggest you to bring along some cash for expenses personal in nature such as shopping, bar bills, etc.

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