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T28-Mustang Adventure and Thorung la Pass Trek (5416 M)

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Annapurna ride and Thorung la pass trek is two in one adventure package that leads you to Muktinath (altitude 3800 metres) on Royal Enfield motorcycle followed by trekking to Thorung la pass (5416 M), the highest point you can reach during Annapurna circuit trekking. It is suitable for all riders and trekkers who want to experience the adventure ride and fulfil a dream of conquering one of the highest pass by trekking into the mesmerising land of the great Himalayas and make one of the remarkable memory of life time.

Mustang is known as mountain desert where one of the highest extreme motor-able altitudes on Earth can be reached. Only one motorable place to get a closer magnificent view of worlds tallest mountains such as Annapurna I (8091 M), Dhaulagiri (8167 M), Annapurna South (7219 M), Nilgiri (6940 M) and many other Himalayas. Annapurna Ride and Thorung la trek is a challenging and adventurous ride and trekking which is suitable for intermediate to experienced riders and trekkers.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Trip Code: T28

Tour grade: Easy – Difficult

Average riding: 5 Hours per Day

Hours of Walking: 5 Hours Per day

Total distance: 887 Kms

Max Elevation: 5416 M

Start Point: Kathmandu

End Point: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Standard Hotel to 4 Star hotels

Max Participants: min 4/max 16


ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to hotel
Day 2: Pokhara (220 Kms, 6 Hours)
Day 3: Tatopani (1190 Metres, 115 Kms, 6 Hrs)
Day 4: Jomsom ( 2600 Metre, 66 Kms, 6 Hrs)
Day 5: Jomsom – Kagbeni – Muktinath (3800 Metre, Sight Seeing/exploration day)
Day 6: Muktinath – Charabu (4200 M, 4 Kms, 2.5 Hrs)


Trek Highlights: 

Charabu is a small village between Muktinath and Thorung la pass. It is a place where trekkers hiking the Annapurna Circuit from Muktinath to High Camp will stay one night to help acclimatize at 4200 meters to avoid AMS (Acute mountain sickness) while making ascent to Thorung la pass. To successfully conquering the ascent to the highest altitude is the main objective of this trek.

Day 7: Charabu – Thorung la/Charabu (5426 M, 12 Kms, 7 Hrs)

Trek Highlights: 

Thorung La is a mountain pass with an elevation of 5,416 metres (17,769 ft) above sea level in the Damodar Himal, north of the Annapurna in central Nepal. Thorong La is the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit, a 300 km (190 mi) route around the Annapurna mountain range. The pass is located on a trail which connects the villageof Manang to the east, with the temple of Muktinath.

While ascending the highest point to the pass, monitoring of AMS will be taken place continuously. Any symptoms if notice by oneself, is suggested to be reported immediately to the guide for prompt action for further activity. Please read symptoms of AMS and golden rules to avoid AMS at the bottom of this page.

Day 8: Thorung La/Charabu – Kagbeni
Day 9: Tatopani
Day 10: Pokhara
Day 11: Pokhara (120 Kms, 5 Hours
Day 12: Kathmandu (Farewell drinks together & end of Tour)

Day 13: Arrangement for departure/Fly home or join other activities in Nepal

 

COST INCLUDES:

✔️ 11 nights accommodation (Twin sharing) Breakfast every morning

✔️ Modern Royal Enfield 500

✔️ All parts replacement (except specified) on normal use one time,

✔️ Fuel for the tour,

✔️ Mechanic

✔️ Tour Guide

✔️ Support Truck

✔️ TIMS card & (ACAP) Lower Mustang Permit

✔️ Road/Toll Charges

 

COMPLIMENTARY:

✔️ Tour Design T-Shirt

✔️ First aid medical kit

✔️ Supply of water in Lower Mustang

✔️ End of tour farewell drinks

✔️ Bikemandu motorcycle Club membership

 

COST EXCLUDES:

✖️ Accommodation in Kathmandu

✖️ Emergency evacuation cost

✖️ Lunch & dinner

✖️ Motorcycle damages

✖️ Other liability insurance etc.

 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): 

Mild altitude sickness symptoms include:

  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • lost appetite and nausea
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • disturbed sleep

Symptoms of mild altitude sickness typically present between 12-24 hours after arriving at altitude and are common for trekkers in mountain regions. Resting for 24-48 hours at the altitude at which mild altitude sickness presents often resolves symptoms. Once symptoms have subsided at the altitude they begun, you can conclude that you have acclimatised to that altitude.

 

Golden Rules To Avoid AMS

The purpose of going through the symptoms of altitude sickness above is not to scare you but rather to enlighten you of the potential conditions so that you can avoid them. It is important to remember that severe altitude illness and HACE (High altitude cerebral oedema) and HAPE (High altitude pulmonary oedema) are rare on treks. Only a few treks in the world go to extreme altitude (above 5,500m) and in general all routes in the country have good altitude profiles that allow for good descents after going over high passes.

Below we have set out a a number of golden rules to remember:

  • If you feel sick at altitude, assume it is altitude illness until proven otherwise
  • If you are suffering from altitude illness symptoms do not ascend further
  • Get over high passes / summit climbs quickly and then descend
  • If symptoms continue to worsen after resting at a certain altitude, continue to descend immediately
  • Ensure you remain very well hydrated on the trail – drink two to three litres of water a day
  • Go slowly and don’t over-exert yourself
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking and stimulants whilst trekking (although there is some evidence that suggest caffeine can help with acclimatisation)
  • Speak to the guide immediately if any symptoms is suspected of altitude illness. A guide is trained and has the equipment to deal with any potential problems
  • Consider taking a preventative medication like Acetazolamide (Diamox) as an extra precaution

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

We can customise and organise Annapurna ride and Poon hill trek according to your suitable requirements and at your convenient time for individual or group. We will be happy to assist you with as much information as you want about the tour and Nepal.

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Tours Summary

Distance Ride:850 Kms, Trekking: 13 Kms high altitude
Cost(Self Drive) N/A
Cost(Guided) TBC
Duration 10 Nights/11 Days
Tour Type Adventure ride and Thorung La Pass Trek 5416 M
Best Time April - June & October - November
Road Condition Tarmac, Himalayan Off Road & Trail
Bike Name Royal Enfield 500 or Honda CRF250l
Minimum Pax 4
Tour Start At your preferred dates