Mountain biking in Nepal is a great option if you are fond of biking and travelling. There are many biking destinations in Nepal among them Mustang mountain biking is one of the best, most popular and adventurous biking in Nepal. It is one of the best dessert Himalayan landscape in the world. It is a challenging trip that consists of tough ascents and endless singletrack descents; breathtaking mountain scenery and friendly heart-warming people that inhabit the region. Flying from Pokhara to Jomsom we will drive to Lo-Manthang which is our main destination and the capital city of Mustang. We will reach the forbidden city of Lo-Manthang through the jeep and start our biking trip descending all the way to Jomsom.
2 - 7
3840 m/ 12598.4ft
Best season: March, April, May, June, October, November
Packed with Tibetan culture, nature and locals
Mustang Biking is one of the best mountain biking in Nepal
Why this Trip
If you love biking and want to bike in the mystic land of Mustang but concerned about the difficulty of the trip, Swotah brings you the perfect plan for biking in Mustang that is enjoyable, fun, adventurous and anyone with biking experience can take part in it. Biking uphill is a difficult task, so we came up with the plan to replace it with jeep ride and start biking down the hill. So enjoy the magnificent landscapes and biking experience in the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
The excitement of the upcoming adventure will reach the peak viewing all those snowcapped mountains as you land down in the country where nature speaks to your inner self. Check-in at the hotel first and then our representative will take you to the friendly dinner with a cultural performance of Newari people.
Refining the soul starts from here itself when you pay a visit to those peaceful places of the city. We begin our tour from the Boudhanath Stupa and continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath respectively. Meanwhile, we will prepare the necessary documents and permits for the trek.
Flight to Jomsom is quite an experience in itself. Fly northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow-covered peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet. And soon after arriving at Jomsom, we drive towards Kagbeni, which is the entrance gate to the Upper Mustang. From there we drive towards the Chhusang Village to spend overnight.
Lo-Manthang is our main destination of this trip, which is the walled city of Buddhist heritage and the capital city of Mustang. This day we drive towards the Lo-Manthang, after reaching there, we go to visit and explore the capital city.
Lo-Manthang is a spectacular village with beautiful monasteries and fascinating Tibetan culture. Take this day to explore the Lo Manthang the fullest. We also visit the very famous cave of Chosar, which is a little far from the capital.
From today, we start our cycling expedition in Mustang region. Early morning we ride down to the Ghami Village. Viewing the amazing Mustang landscape we ride through two passes over 4000 meters. Going through the route we see Ghar Ghumba also. Reaching the Ghami we explore this unique village and stay for overnight.
Early in the morning, we go for a ride to Kagbeni. On the way, we ride through Da-Jorila Pass (3737m), then from there, we reach Chaile. Further continuing the ride through the Kali Gandaki Gorge to Kagbeni.
Today we ride to one of the best rides along the deepest gorge between 8000m mountains, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. After we arrive at Tatopani we can enjoy the hot spring which is located there.
After 6-7 hours drive, we reach the heart of the country where the necessary preparation for the departure day will be carried out. This is a day for you and therefore you can explore the shops and spas of the city or join the evening worship at Pashupatinath. Overnight in Kathmandu;
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 7 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Solo biking is great way to explore the Nepal and make like-minded friends as Mustang biking is an off beaten Biking track so it will be adventurous and have a great enjoyment but if you do in group then it will make you more fun and enjoyment that why we suggest you do in group.
As Mountain biking in Mustang is an off the beaten track so it will be hard but nothing is impossible if you are interested. Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Mustang is trekking region and mostly we spend our night at Guesthouse. In Guesthouse, you can get pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us so that we can manage transportation for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Biking Mustang is a little bit hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement. So, pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say, good shoe is very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain. So invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. Our guide is also provided with a mobile phone. In case of emergency, you can use his mobile and make a call.
If you need extra day to complete the trip, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trip without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.