Upper Mustang Biking Tour

Upper Mustang Biking Tour

Upper Mustang the restricted region and the forbidden city at the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna used to be the cultural trekking destination of Nepal. The cycling adventure to the kingdom of Lopas is the ultimate two-wheeler adventure that cross passes the amazingly landscapes of Nepal that hold incredibly fascinating myths.

After the scenic flight to Pokhara and then to the windy city, Jomsom the cycling adventure to Upper Mustang kicks off. Biking to the mythical kingdom of Lomanthang and the city of mud, traverses across the Kali Gandaki River valley, crossing many reach multi stories caves, cultural villages, arid landscapes, high passes, windy valleys and many Buddhist monasteries. The Cycling holidays will cater the sights of rich Tibetan Buddhist culture along with the panorama of Himalayas dominated by Mt. Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri.

The dusty trails to Mustang has off road riding sections comprising bright sunshine blue skies during the day that will offer you more thrills and happiness. After Biking to Upper Mustang the ride slides down to famous Hindu pilgrimage Muktinath Temple, which is another highlight of this Biking tour. Dramatic downhill ride from Muktinath to Tatopani via Jomsom, Kalopani and world deepest gorge is yet another thrilling experience of the tour.

The top-notch biking gears and our expert guides will surely make this two-wheeler adventure in the rugged and arid trails of Upper Mustang more wonderful. Throughout the biking tour, you will have nature, culture and adventure as the highlights.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Landing Kathmandu Airport, and then transfer to Hotel, Free time for refreshment. Evening meeting with your bike expedition guide. Hotel B/B plan.

Day 2: Warm up bike riding trip in the corner of Kathmandu like test ride and prepare for Mustang Bike tour.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara or fly to pokhara. Explore around Lake site, a beautiful place boating on fewa lake hangout around. Get prepared for morning flight to Jomsom. Hotel B/B Plan.

Day 4: Early Morning fly to Jomsom, short magic mountain flight, setup bikes in jomsom, then mountain bike riding to Kagbeni via Ekalebhatti and Jhong. Riding along the famous kaligandaki river with strong wind from behind. Today you will get off road biking experience on dry rain shadow area of lower mustang, about 20km ride. Visit ancient kegbeni village and old monastery in there and stay at local tea houses. B/L/D.

Day 5: After breakfast, ride all the way to uphill about 1000m. within 12km. The muktinath will be final destination for us. Take slow ride with many stop and stunning view of dry landscapes, mountains and villages. Spent some time to visit famous holy places – Monastery and Temple vishnu Muktinath. free afternoon get relax before bustling biking day. Local tea houses B/L/D.

Day 6: After breakfast begin your challenge in Upper mustang kingdom. Cross the check post and suspension bridge on Jhong border, then biking in dusty dry walking trail you will enjoy so much till small pass 3900. After the pass, single track down hill will be one of the most fun ride in Mustang mountain bike trip. Reaching Chhukusang village for lunch then short easy and last minute hard ride to Chaile where you can see the dramatic mustang and river. Local Tea houses in Chaile village with B/L/D.

Day 7: Biking from Chaile to Ghami the longest riding over 4000m. pass. Cross few small passes and villages like Samar, Syangboche and Ghiling then we can have lunch. After lunch a hard uphill ride to Ghami la then exciting downhill to Ghami. Local Tea houses. B/L/D.

Day 8: Riding to Tsarang takes about 4 to 5 hours. Ride through one of the longest prayer mane wall in mustang kingdom. You need to cross another pass Tsarang La then easy ride to Tsarang. Visit monastery and village in Tsarang and self exploration. Tea houses B/L/B.

Day 9: Biking to Lo-Manthang city Explore Around mud city. Today is short riding but very interesting landscape. Ride in dusty uphill and downhill trail you reach to lost tibetan kingdom. Great view of Lomanthang city and far horizon to Tibet Borderland. After lunch we make rest time and explore city around. Tea houses B/L/D.

Day 10: Full day Exploration Lo-Manthang visit Monastery, King palace if possible, engage with local people and enjoy with scenic beauty of Lo Manthang. Tea houses B/L/D.

Day 11: Biking to Ghami Via Lho Gagr Ghar Ghompa. Tea houses B/L/D.

Day 12: Biking to Chuksang Tea houses B/L/D.

Day 13: Biking to Marpha via Jomsom via kegbeni. Tea houses B/L/D.

Day 14: Biking to Tatopani via Kalopani and world deepest gorge Ghasa Lete valley. Tea houses B/L/D.
The most important day for you. Because you riding along the world deepest gorge between Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Cross the border form Mustang to enter the low land. All the way is dirt but most of easy effort bike ride. After arrive Tatopani (Hot Spring) you will sweet and after the hot nature bathing you will get refresh with fresh orange juice.

Day 15: Biking to Sarangkot Hill station. Tea houses B/L/D.
This day you riding almost lowest gorge along the kali gandaki river bank to Maldhunga. Where people begin rafting in Kaligandaki River. Than join to Pokhara highway ride up to Naudanda via Nayapul you have to ride up down and flat. From Kande you can have a nice view of Pokhara city with beautiful lakes and mountains. 12 km to Sarangkot again off road biking where you can see sunset and sunrise better.

Day 16: Early Morning Sunrise view then rides down to Pokhara and Drive/Fly to Kathmandu Hotel Explore self.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu enjoy shopping.

Day 18: Depart to your onward destination.

Price Includes:
# All Ground and needed transport during mustang mountain biking tour.
# Sightseeing in kathmandu, good Mountain bike, helmet and repair support.
# Biking guide and his insurance.
# All needed mustang biking permit and taxes.
# All meal during mustang biking tour as per itinerary.
# Tourist standard hotel in kathmandu and pokhara with B/B plan.


Trip Facts:

Duration: 18 Days
Trip Type: Mountain Biking
Trip Grade: Challenging
Start/End: Kathmandu
Destination: Mustang
Max. Altitude: 3800M
Group Size: 2 Person
Accommodation: Hotel & Tea houses
Best Season: March to November
Daily Walking Hour: 5 to 6 hours

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