● Off-road riding adventure.
● Ride through picturesque villages of Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Charang.
● Explore Lo Manthang, the last forbidden kingdom of Nepa. l ● Go on a short hike to Namgyal Gompa.
● Visit Tingkhar.
● Explore Ghar Gompa.
● Visit Muktinath Temple, the holies temple of Hindus.
● Witness stunning views of Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Ganggpurna, etc.
Upper Mustang Biking Tour is an adventurous and thrilling off-road journey in the Himalayas. Biking through the picturesque villages and forested trail, you will reach the desert capital, Lo-Manthang. Here, you will come across rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of locals, unlike any other place. And, the stunning scenery, barren hills, and views of the Himalayan mountains decorate the trail. The stimulating feeling of riding crossing ravines, small trams, and tiny hamlets will warm up your soul and clear your mind.
As you will be biking in one of the restricted regions of Nepal, where only a handful of people get to visit every year makes the journey exhilarating in itself. The trail is less to no crowded, views are prominent, and authentic cultural experience; what can be more fun than this?
We, Peak Explorer has designed our Upper Mustang Biking Tour itinerary including the best routes in the region. We are running this biking tour for years now, and our guides are well known for the track. We assure you, with us, you will be having one of the most adventurous and memorable biking tours of your life.
Upper Mustang Mountain Biking is an ultimate adrenaline rush in the Annapurna region during which you will explore the mystical Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang is the gem of Nepal, untouched by any modernization. From rich Tibetan culture of the locals to the artistic monasteries and gorgeous barren landscape, Upper Mustang Biking will take you back in time.
Upper Mustang Biking landmark
Jomsom is one of the most gorgeous places in Nepal. Located in the trans-Himalayan region of Annapurna, Jomsom sits at the base of Mt.Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. Here, you will find many facilities from the nice lodge to wifi and airstrip.
Lo Manthang is a beautiful village, also known as the forbidden kingdom. You will find the palace of the king here. There are so many things to explore in this village and nearby it.
Muktinath temple is one of the pilgrimage sites of Hindus. Every year hundreds of pilgrims visit this temple to worship. The temple boat thousands of years old tradition and history.
Upper Mustang is extremely rich in culture. The region includes many artistic and ancient monasteries that will present you hundreds of years of old traditions and beliefs to you. The region is highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle. Likewise, during the Upper Mustang Biking 17 Days, you will also visit Muktinath Temple, one of the holiest temples of Hindus.
The people here are descendants of Tibetans. Back in time, people from Tibet traveled to this place for trading and some of them settled here as well. The lifestyle and culture of the locals are still the same as it used to be many years ago. Upper Mustang Biking Tour is the best way to travel back in time and be part of one of the most intriguing community.
Upper Mustang boasts a dry and arid landscape. The region doesn't have any vegetation except for a few plants that are grown in dry regions. However, you will get to witness breath-taking barren nature along with the huge formation of rocks, dry hills, caves, and canyons. In the lower altitude, you will find subtropical vegetation along with dense forests. Similarly, the trail also passes by beautiful forests of rhododendrons.
Upper Mustang Biking Tour difficulty
Upper Mustang Mountain Biking is a difficult tour. The terrain is a little more difficult than other parts of Nepal. The region is barren, dry, and windy, which means the ride gets difficult. The isolation of the region has made the trail tougher because facilities are limited. Likewise, the trail also involves many ups & downs on a steep and rugged path.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Upper Mustang Biking is a high altitude journey, where you will be traveling above 3,000 meters. During the high elevation journey, there are high chances of suffering from altitude sickness. Also known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), altitude sickness is a common illness traveler suffers from while traveling in a higher elevation. To avoid this, add enough acclimatization day in the tour and drink plenty of water.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Upper Mustang Biking Tour begins with a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, you will start riding and reach the forbidden kingdom, Lo-Manthang.
Food and Accommodation during Upper Mustang Biking Tour
During your time in the Upper Mustang Biking Tour, you will spend the night in the teahouse. There are no fancy lodges here, so you need to suffice with the local teahouses. However, in the main cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can reside in 3-star to 5-star hotels. Your budget will be a major deciding factor.
In the trail, you’ll mostly dine on dal bhat whereas, in the city, you can choose from a variety of cuisines. While on the trail, you won’t eat anything fancy. You can expect to find Tibetan and Nepali dishes on the high altitude. Where in the lower region, you can find dishes like noodles, momo, rice, curries, flatbread, sandwich, and the egg will be available.
Best time to go on Upper Mustang Biking Tour
When all parts of Nepal are receiving heavy rainfall making the trail slippery and dangerous, Upper Mustang receives little to no rainfall. As the region falls under rain shadow, you can go on the Upper Mustang Biking Tour during monsoon. Besides that, Spring and Autumn are also a good time to traverse in the Upper Mustang region.
Upper Mustang Biking Tour cost
Upper Mustang Biking Tour cost can vary from one company to another due to differences in the itinerary and the services. The cost can be budget-friendly too expensive as per your requirements. Usually, the trek cost includes all ground transportation as per itinerary, permits, accommodation, meals, guides, and porters. However, things like travel insurance, visa fees, personal expenses, tips are not included in the cost. You can check our cost includes and excludes section for detailed information.
● Carry insect repellents and table salts.
● Collect adequate information on the weather and temperature.
● Get yourself a good map.
● Pack light.
● Maintain body hydration.
● Walk slow.
● Carry hand cash.
● Do not get obsessed over network and internet.
Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of the members of our team will greet you. He will take you to the hotel in a private tourist bus/van. In the evening, you will explore the bustling streets of Thamel, and end your day enjoying delicious welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Permits Procedure and afternoon flight to Pokhara
You will arrange all the permits along with the guide. Later in the afternoon, you will fly to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will head to the hotel. In the evening, you can explore around Lakeside market and do boating on Fewa Lake.
Day 3 - Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,710m) 20 minutes and a biking trip to Kagbeni (2,800m)
An early morning flight will take you to Jomsom, one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. From Jomsom, you will begin biking towards Kagbeni. The trail passes by small settlements areas.
Day 4 - Biking Trip from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m)
The trail today will take you to the holies sites of Hindus Muktinath from Kagbeni. Biking on a rugged path, you will arrive at the Muktinath.
Day 5 - Biking Trip from Muktinath to Chele (3,050m); Distance: 18Km
Facing strong winds, you will ascend on a hill and reach Tangbe village. Here, you will get to see amazing narrow alleys, barley & buckwheat fields, white-washed houses, and beautiful apple orchards. From here, you will pass by another village and cross a river before reaching Chele.
Day 6 - Biking Trip from Chele to Syangboche (3,800m); Distance: 20km
Today, the trail will be a little tough, however, stunning scenery will keep your accompanied throughout the way. Some parts might not be rideable, therefore you have to push the bicycle at that time. Crossing four few passes, you will reach Syangboche.
Day 7 - Biking Trip from Syangboche to Tsarang (3,560m); Distance: 22 km
From Syangboche, the trail gradually ascends towards Tsarang. On the way, you will get to see a beautiful landscape view. The trail will pass by small settlement areas as well.
Day 8 - Biking Trip from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,800m); Distance: 20Km
You will ascend to Lo Gekar where you will visit Gekar gompa, which is said to be older than Samye Gompa in Tibet. Further, you will ride on a nice path, which includes a few ascends and take you to Lo Manthang, the walled city.
Day 9 - In and Around Lo-Manthang (3,800m)
Today, you will go on a short hike to Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop. After that, you will go on tour to Tingkhar, the last village in the northwest of Lo Manthang. After exploring around, you get back to Lo Manthang for a night stay.
Day 10 - Biking Trip from Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3,510m) via Ghar Gompa
After a quick breakfast, you will ride to Ghami. The trail will descend through the rocky path while offering you scenic views.
Day 11 - Biking Trip from Ghami to Samar (3,620m); Distance: 32Km
You will ride upwards towards Nyla Pass. From here, the trail descends to Samar. On the way, you will get to explore Ranchung Cave.
Day 12 - Biking Trip from Samar to Marpha (2,670m); Distance: 30km
The trail ascends to Da Jorila Pass, and then descend to Chaile. Further, biking along Kali Gandaki riverbank, you will reach Kahbeni. After taking a short lunch break, the trail moves along Kali Gandaki gorge and takes you to Marpha. Here, you will see beautiful apple orchards and get taste some delicious apple products.
Day 13 - Biking Trip from Marpha to Tatopani (1,190m); Distance: 45Km
Leaving Marpha behind, you will ride towards the Kali Gandaki River. The trail descends along with presenting superb views of snow-capped mountains. You will soon reach Tatopani, where you can relax in a natural hot spring.
Day 14 - Biking Trip from Tatopani to Beni (1,000m) and then Drive to Pokhara; Distance: 18Km
Riding along the riverbank, you will reach Beni Bazar. From here, you will drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you will get to explore the lively night market of Lakeside, and end your day having delicious food while looking over sunset.
Day 15 - Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu; 25 minutes
From Pokhara, you will be flying to Kathmandu. The flight will be short and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to the hotel. The rest of the day is leisure for you to explore around and rest.
Day 16 - Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner
This is another leisure day for you in Kathmandu. If you want we can arrange a guided sightseeing tour for you. Enjoy your day here. Do shopping and have delicious food. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
**Day 17 - Final Departure from Kathmandu ** Today, you will head back to your home. One of the members of our team will take you to the airport as per your flight time and bid you our last goodbye.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - one menu item) with a cup of tea/coffee per day.
Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
Licensed English speaking guide.
The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
All Necessary permits for trekking (Restricted area permit ,Mustang ,Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS Permit etc).
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu - flight domestic.
Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant on second last day.
Trekking duffel bag.
All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance).
Air travel to/from Nepal,
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
● Thermal Wears
● Lightweight woolen jumper/sweater
● Down jacket or down vest
● Fleece or wool trousers
● Breathable Underwears
● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
● Casual Sandals
● Insulating Jacket
● Rain jacket
● Sleeping bag
● Trekking Pole
● Toiletries (sunscreen, Multipurpose Soap, Shampoo, Hand sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Sanitary pads, Lip guard, moisturizers, etc)
● Miscellaneous (Binoculars, eye mask, camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
● Documents (passport, visa, travel insurance, voucher, passport-sized photos)
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Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Spring and Autumn
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