Experience the thrill of Mountain biking in Nepal. This trip guides through one of the best, adventurous and popular biking destinations in Nepal; Mustang. Cycling through the desert terrain of the forbidden kingdom of Nepal, mountain biking in mustang is a challenging yet exhilarating experience. This 17-day adventure starts from the city of temples; Kathmandu and sets about with a drive to Pokhara and a flight to Jomsom.
The ultimate thrill of mountain biking in Nepal starts from Muktinath. This challenging trip consists of tough ascents and endless single-track descents; breathtaking mountain scenery and friendly heart-warming people that inhabit the region. This biking trip will take you to the popular pilgrim’s sites of Mustang such as Muktinath Temple, Kali Gandaki River and the Hidden Kingdom of Lo-Manthang which is the capital city of Mustang.
This adventure-packed trip can absolutely be done by the beginners with minimal off-road cycling experience. While the cycling routes are beginners friendly one should remain cautious and slow down as some part of the trail might get tricky. Apart from the tricky parts, one should remain cautious of the altitude sickness as the route elevates up to 4200 m.
So, if you want to experience adventure without having to compromise with local tradition, culture, and tradition, this trip is definitely for you. Ride through the desert terrain of the forbidden kingdom of Nepal with Mountain Biking in Mustang!
2 - 14
3840 m/ 12598.4ft
Duration= 17 days
Best Time= March, April, May, June, October, November
This Trip will lead you to know about the Culture and Tradition of Mustang
Mustang Biking is one of the best Mountain Biking in Nepal
Why this Trip
This Biking route will take you towards the culture and tradition of the Mustang area and know about it more closely. So hop on the bike and ride all the way to the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang and back with memories that you will cherish all lifelong.
•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 permit is a must to travel to controlled areas.
At the arrival section of the Tribhuvan International airport, one of our representatives will be waiting to greet and escort you to the hotel. In the evening, we will discuss the itinerary over dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel;
Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day. Overnight stay at the hotel;
After breakfast, early in the day, we will leave for Pokhara. It’s about 6-7 hours of the drive along the Trishuli River and beautiful picturesque villages. Upon reaching there, we will go to explore the beautiful city of lakes; Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara;
Flight to Jomsom is quite an experience in itself. We will fly northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow-covered peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet. And soon after arriving at Jomsom, we will drive towards Kagbeni, which is the entrance gate to the upper Mustang. Overnight in Kagbeni;
With a beautiful and amazing view of sunrise on this day, we will start our biking along the jeep track towards the Muktinath Temple, which is one of the most popular religious temples of the Mustang region. Reaching there, we will enjoy the culture and tradition of Mustang and spend the night in Muktinath;
Entering towards the forbidden land of upper Mustang you will ride uphill to the Gyu La Pass. Taking some rest over there again, you will ride uphill towards the Tselle following the Kali Gandaki River. You will reach Tselle after 6 hours ride from Muktinath there you will view the Mount Nilgiri and the Kali Gandaki Valley.
On this day, we will ride towards another beautiful dreamy destination, Geling. We reach Geling after about 6 hours ride from Tselle. Upon reaching there, we will visit the 2 different ancient Gompas. Overnight in Geling;
After a warm breakfast at Geling, we will ride forward towards the beautiful village of Tsarang. To reach there we will go through the historical long Mani walls. It will take about 5-6 hours of a smooth and relaxing ride for us to reach Tsarang. Overnight in Tsarang;
Lo-Manthang is our main destination of this trip, which is the walled city of Buddhist heritage and capital city of Mustang. On this day, we ride towards the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo-Manthang which will take us 4 to 5 hours. After we reach there, we will go to visit and explore the capital city. Overnight in Lo-Manthang;
Lo-Manthang is a spectacular village with beautiful monasteries and fascinating Tibetan culture. We will take this day to explore the Lo Manthang to the fullest. We will also visit the infamous caves of Chosar, which is a little far from the capital city of Lo-Manthang. Overnight in Lo-Manthang;
On this day after breakfast, we will come back to Lo-Gekar from Lo-Manthang. A good approximate 5 hours of ride will take us there. Reaching there, we will go to visit the famous Ghar Gompa. Overnight in Lo-Gekar;
Riding back from the trip this day, we will come down to Ghami village. About 4 hours of biking from Lo-Gekar; we will reach Ghami and we will go to explore the beautiful Ghami village. Overnight in Ghami Village;
On this day, we leave this beautiful Syangbochen village and ride down to Jomsom. This is our last day to ride in the beautiful Mustang region. Passing through the Dajori La and Taklam La passes we will reach Kagbeni. From there, we will further ride to Jomsom. Enjoying the facilities and the local culture on this day, we will spend our last night in the Mustang region in Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom;
After 6-7 hours’ drive we will 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. We can arrange services as per your preferences for you. Overnight in Kathmandu;
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.
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 14 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.