Upper Mustang Mountain Biking

Upper Mustang Mountain Biking

Upper Mustang Mountain Biking

Highlights

  •   Upper mustang access to which used to be a restricted area
  •   Untouched lifestyle - no modernisation part of Nepal
  •   Amazing kingdom and its cultural
  •   Enriched Tibetan culture
  •   Lots prayers flags and clockwise rounding of Monasteries
  •   Eternal flame, mixed Buddhist and Hindu culture
  •   Long the way apple garden, apple cider and apple brandy
  •   Himalayan high desert to tropical topography of Nepal
  •   You will be biking through ages old infrastructure and salt trading route to Tibet
  •   Hustle and bustle way from city of Kathmandu with lots of temple and monasteries

Trip Overview

Yes, we all kept hearing that there is a heaven on Earth and wonder if it is only a cosmic myth. But once we get access to this land of amazement with unanswered wonders - you realize that this might be the real one! The Forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang offers an immense opportunity to see and embrace the untouched lifestyle of the local people, inspiring social practice and authentic religious and cultural aspects of their lives and wonderful landscapes on natural Himalayan mountain biking trails.  This could be the real biking heaven on Earth for you. Words are not enough to describe the existing heaven – you need to get there and enjoy the glory. The Upper Mustang is a ‘bucket list’ on every rider for mountain bikers/hikers from all over the world to experience you have to be there in upper mustang don’t wait long.

 

Cost Includes

  • Permit and all entry fee
  • Food and Accommodation while you doing biking
  • Special english speaking mountain bike guide and assistant while you on trip
  • All the necessary bike repair equipment
  • Satellite phone
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (we can organize extra nights if people require) 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Mountain Biking
  • Twin share room basis accommodation in pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara Jomsom return
  • Support jeep
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • We require special area permit for upper mustang and this included and ACAP permit and TIMS
  • Bike cargo charge from Pokhara to Jomsom and extra luggage
  • Guide and assistant flight, food and accommodations and insurance
  • All transportation by private Jeep
  • Local and national government taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa (this costs US 65$ for 30 days and you need two passport photos) this can be issued on arrival in Kathmandu international airport.
  • Extra snacks while doing activities and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra Beverages for on the trip i.e.) alcohol and soft drinks.
  • Travel Insurance which you need comprehensive one with helicopter rescue cover
  • Any optional tours or activities during the free time
  • Airport tax’s
  • International flight to Nepal
  • We recommend tipping the local guides at the end of the trip please as it’s an expectation
  • Meals not listed on day to day itinerary
  • Personal small first aid kit
  • Emergency evacuation and rescue cost if need be
  • If you hire dual suspension bike from us we will give you discounted price of $ 200 USD for the trip.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Arrive in Nepal Kathmandu International airport

    You will be welcomed by your Adventure Hub Nepal (AHN) representative at the airport. Transfer to your hotel and relax and recover from your journey. We will then go for our welcome dinner at a restaurant nearby and have a pre-departure meeting with our group about the trip starting the next day.

     

  • Fly or drive to Pokhara

    We will do warm up ride around pokhar as well so you guys can feet you bike and get ready for next step of your journey, after breakfast, your guides will come and see you in your hotel today we will do a half day sightseeing of Pokhara Valley (Bindhabasini temple, Devil's fall, Mahendra cave, International Mountain Museum) and  Enjoy the amazing view off fish tail mountain and whole Annapurna mountain region from your hotel roof top stay overnight in hotel.

     

  • Fly to Jomsom and then ride to Kagbeni

    Early morning drive to pokhara domestic airport which around 15 minute drives, we will then fly to jomsom, have quick breakfast start our bike to Kagbeni, ride along the trail that follows the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing through narrow alleyways and houses built around enclosed courtyards as a protection against the unpredictable wind of the Kali Gandaki gorge. The trail further meanders through stone-walled orchards.

  • Bike from Kagbeni to Chele (approximately 3000m)

    Today’s trail is characterized by the crossing of a series of large spurs. Our biking will take to Taklam La Pass (3,624m) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, Nilgiri and kagbeni stay in Syanbochen for the overnight. The valleys that dissect the trail have cool streams and juniper trees to enable us to relax for a while. These altitudes should not present any acclimatization issues, so we just take our time.

  • Bike from Chele to Syanboche (3800) via Taklam la (3624m) Dajori la (3735m) Bhena la (3860) Yamda la (3860)

    After breakfast, we will start our ride for day and enjoy wonderful view of kali gandaki goegre along and background all mountain peaks,and view off all this mountain pass will make your feel wonderful (3800) via Taklam la (3624m) Dajori la (3735m) Bhena la (3860) Yamda la (3860)

     

  • Bike from Syanboche to Dhakmar (3820) via Nyi la (4010m) Ghemi la (3765m)

    Early morning breakfast we will depart to Dhakmar which is also interesting place to explore the local area. Climbing the ridge, we get our last view of the walled city and descend the valley towards Dhakmar. During the ride, you'll suffer the bit dust from wind and as suggested to bike in the morning. From syanboche some places we have to push to Dhakmar

  • : Bike from Dhakmar to Lo-Manthang (3810m) Via Mui la (4170m) Marang La (4230m)

    Today is day that we will need to push on some little bit more so we can reach to the Lo-Manthang, yes you have been biking for long hours and quite few days for this so its time enjoy and explore upper mustang we have allowed full day to explore this outstanding historical and cultural centre. 

     

  • Explore and rest day Lo-Manthang

    There is optional biking around Lo Manthang we will be happy to bike today if the group desires do so, there are 4 major Gompas to visit during our stay. The palace is the home of the raja (King) and his rani (queen) is the attraction as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya. Although the raja's function is now primarily ceremonial he is seen as a person who can help people resolve local issues. The town itself is fascinating, and offers countless opportunities to observe a vibrant Tibetan culture. There are many places to explore and manage your time to explore the places. Every monastery around here.

     

     

  • Bike from Lo-Manthang to Ghami

    Yes, day starts with a nice breakfast, riding back to Ghami through challenging but exciting alternative routes that take us over the Pang La Pass situated 4,032m in altitude. From here a thrilling downhill takes us to Ghar Gompa, a beautiful 1200-year-old monastery, and amazing red landscapes of Dhakmar village. The vegetation at Dhakmar is greener that in other places of Upper Mustang. After an hour’s ride on mostly undulating single tracks, we reach Ghami stay overnight in ghami.

     

  • Bike from Ghami to Samar

    Today bike route to Samar is the same way back to Kagbeni, but since we’re taking a detour, the sceneries are much different and you’ll see more of the Annapurna range on a clear day. We ride through a couple of passes on jeep tracks with little to no traffic. The quaint Buddhist village of Samar is one of the larger ones in Mustang and the people here are engaged mostly in agriculture. We’ll see many horses here as they are used for transportation and for agriculture as well stay overnight in kagbeni,

  • Bike from Kagbeni to Muktinath

    After an early morning breakfast, we start riding uphill and gain almost 1,000m in elevation. The region is dry and arid, almost desert-like, with awe-inspiring sceneries of the mountains at the horizon. We will come across trekkers and pilgrims, flocking from as far as India, on their way to Muktinath, one of the most revered Hindu temples in the world. Once at Muktinath, we’ll explore the religious site and see the eternal flame that burns on natural gas source. “Mukti” means liberation and “nath” means a holy temple, so Muktinath is considered to be a temple of soul liberation. Besides Hindu hermits and pilgrims, we’ll see some Tibetan traders as well.

     

  • Bike from Muktinath to Tukuche

    Today from Muktinath we ride along a very enjoyable downhill track descending to the Kaligandaki River valley floor. We’ll make a quick pit stop at Marpha, a village with legendary apple orchids. Make sure to taste some Marpha Brandy and a range of apple products like apple pie and dried apple skin. We call it a day at Tukuche village, an ancient Thakali tribe settlement, and spend some time exploring the region and learning about the culture and history of the village. Tukuche lies right beneath the Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri, with amazing views of Mt. Nilgiri and icefalls of Dhaulagiri’s east face.

  • Bike from from Tukuche to Tatopani

    We begin riding from Tukuche to Tatopani through some fantastic downhill sections. Tatopani translates to “hot water” and rightly so, the hot springs at Tatopani are quite a treat. This is a fabled place to relax your mind and body, so pamper yourself after a great day of biking in this fantastic region. Located besides the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, the hot dip amidst the surrounding natural beauty in Tatopani will definitely unwind your muscles.

  • Bike from Tatopani to Beni and drive back to Pokhara

    After a relaxing time at Tatopani, we ride for about 1.5 hours on jeep tracks to reach Beni, a small but vibrant market town. We’ll spend some time exploring the town and then drive back to Pokhara on a 4-hour drive. It’s a bumpy drive and you can enjoy the scenic views you get along the away. Once we reach Pokhara, we can do some boating on the Phewa Lake and have a pleasant time reflecting on our thrilling adventure in Upper Mustang.

  • Relaxation day in pokhara or extra activities

    If you want to do any other activities in Pokhara then Adventure Hub Nepal can organize it for you - World’s longest Zip Line, Paragliding, half day Whitewater Rafting, stand up Paddle (SUP) Boarding, visiting caves, Chitwan Safari, Vising Hindu temple, one night two days’ whitewater rafting, community work or teaching in local schools and many more.

  • Fly or drive back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu, you will still see early morning view of amazing Annapurna range mountain, Fish tail mountain and many mores as we drive back to Kathmandu and do your last-minute shopping and get ready for next day flight back home stay overnight in hotel.

     

  • Fly Home

    Its your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then adventure Hub Nepal representative will come to your and depart to airport, if you have time you can always do your last last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you will arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight back home. Now, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.

About Adventure Hub Nepal

Adventure Hub Nepal has been operating adventure holidays trips since 2007. Today we can help you discover whole Nepal and we can offer high-quality, excellent –value, small group adventure to your interested area of Nepal, extend your holiday by booking some pre-or post tour accommodation- ask Adventure Hub Nepal.

 

Other Information

This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Local conditions and weather may necessitate variations to the program and can affect the availability of views and panoramas described. Be aware that all times stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, weather, Trekking routes, river level and road conditions.

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  • Trip Code: MKA-3001
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Challenge level: Moderate
  • Group size: 2 - 10 People
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*This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Local conditions and weather may necessitate variations to the program and can affect the availability of views and panoramas described. Be aware that all time stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, Weather , Trekking route , rivers level and road conditions.
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