Kathmandu – Muktinath Bike Tour - 9 Days

Muktinath Temple (Chumig Gyatsa) is the symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. The Hindu believes that Lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore, he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation). The holy shrine, which is said to have arisen on its own, is one of eight such shrines (the others include Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram, and Badrinath). This Pagoda Style Muktinath Temple is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines. Here in the early 19th century the Hindus consecrated a Vishnu temple and named is Muktinath – Lord of Liberation. Against a backdrop of incredible starkness, you can sit and stare at the south the snow-covered Annapurna range, or to the north the Tibetan plateau.

According to Hindu Myth, it is a belief that this world is "MAYA" (an illusion) of a life cycle of birth and rebirth. Everybody seeks to get rid of this cycle and get nirvana. A visit to Muktinath will help to achieve this goal. There are 108 waterspouts in the backyard of this temple called as Muktidhara where frozen water is continuously flowing from the bullhead and two Kunda (ponds in front of the temple). Taking bath in these 108 waterspouts and two Kunda (ponds) believes to bring salvation.

Day 1
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be received from the terminal and transported to your hotel. We’ll then proceed to brief you on the itinerary and the tour will be given by your ride coordinator in the evening. The rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Meal provided: Dinner

Day 2
Day 2: Kathmandu to Bandipur Via Gorkha, 130 kilometers / 81 miles

Ride to Gorkha, which is approximately 130 kilometers. You will be pampered with spectacular views over the Trishuli valley and magnificent panoramas of the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himalaya. You will stay in Bandipur.

Day 3
Day 3: Bandipur to Pokhara, 80 kilometers

Ride to Bandipurvia Pokhara, Nepal’s ancient trading town. You'll be able to see lurking history in the horizon, with tonnes of friendly people greeting you alongside the way.

Day 4
Day 4: Pokhara to Lete, 125 kilometers / 78 miles

After breakfast, you will start your ride towards Lower Mustang. The road will start ascending towards Dhaulagiri District and lush green forest welcomes you through the mountains. You will ride next to the gorgeous and dangerous Kali Gandaki River. Until Beni, the roads are very good and tarmac. Soon after crossing the Beni town, the tarmac roads disappear and off roads welcome you. The road after that until Lower Mustang is full of an off-road and bad patch. By evening, you will reach Lete. You will be staying at a hotel at the height of 2,780 meters.

Meals provided: Breakfast and Dinner

Riding hours: 7-8 hrs(incl. breaks)

Day 5
Day 5: Lete to Muktinath, 65 kilometers / 40 miles

After breakfast, you will continue your journey towards Muktinath. En-route, you will cross the small and beautiful villages, Tukche and Marpha. Marpha is called the apple capital of Nepal. You may also cross multiple water crossings today. After five hours of riding, you will reach Muktinath (temple of salvation) which is sacred for Hindus and Buddhists. In the evening, you will visit the temple and take a blessing of Lord Shiva. You will be staying at a hotel at the height of 3,710 meters.

Meals provided: Breakfast and Dinner

Riding hours: 5-6 hrs(incl. breaks)

Day 6
Day 6: Muktinath to Tatopani, 85 kilometers / 53 miles

After breakfast, you will bid a goodbye to Lower Mustang region and start descending towards foothills of Himalayas. You will ride back to Tatopani by evening and relax for the day. You can also enjoy spending time at the hot water spring in Tatopani. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Meals provided: Breakfast and Dinner

Riding hours: 5-6 hrs(incl. breaks)

Day 7
Day 7: Tatopani to Pokhara, 110 kilometers / 68 miles

After breakfast, you will start descending towards foothills of Himalayas. You will ride back to Pokhara by evening and relax for the day. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Meals provided: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 8
Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 200 kilometers / 124 miles

Soon after the breakfast, you will start riding towards the capital of Nepal which is Kathmandu.

Day 9
Day 9: Departure

After a fantastic road trip, you will bid a goodbye to Nepal and move towards your home.

Meals provided: Breakfast.

Inclusions

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private car.
  • Twin Bed Room hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Standard hotel accommodation and breakfast at Jomsom.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by private Motorbike.
  • Entrance Fees during Sightseeing.
  • Jomsom to Muktinath to Jomsom by Motorbike.
  • Trekkers Information Management System Permit (TIMS).
  • Sightseeing is escorted by an English speaking guide.
  • Sightseeing in Muktinath by private Motorbike.

Exclusions

  • Beverages, non/alcoholic, etc.
  • Tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Extra expenses in case of weather delays.
  • Horse rentalat Jomsom/Muktinath
  • Client’s insurance, Items of personal nature.
  • Expenses incurred due to Medical evacuation, mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses.

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Trip Facts

  • Entirely on Royal Enfield bikes
  • 3710 m
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  • Minimum 5 pax

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Thamel , Sukra Bhawan
Kathmandu, Nepal 44600