Mountain Biking in Mustang

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 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!
Trip Code: MBIM61
Starts: Jomsom
Finishes: Jomsom
Duration: 17 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Jan-Jun,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3840m/ 12598.4ft
Trip Views: 754
Activities: Mountain Biking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 5
Lunch: 12
Dinner: 12
Car
Jeep
Flight
Mountain Bike
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 11 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • 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.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • 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.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU (1350M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Thamel Tour
    • Cultural Show
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Bhaktapur tour
    • Delicious Momo
    • Bouddhanath Stupa
    • Monkey Temple tour
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO POKHARA (850M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Pokhara
    • City tour
  • placeDAY 4 : FLY TO JOMSOM, DRIVE TO KAGBENI (2800M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Flight to Jomsom
    • Jeep ride to Kagbeni
  • placeDAY 5 : RIDE TO MUKTINATH (3800M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Bike ride to Muktinath
  • placeDAY 6 : RIDE TO TSELLE(3050M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Bike ride to Tselle
  • placeDAY 7 : RIDE TO GELING (3570M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Biek ride to Geling
    • Visit different ancient Stupas
  • placeDAY 8 : RIDE TO TSARANG (3565M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Bike ride to Tsarang
  • placeDAY 9 : RIDE TO LO-MANTHANG (3800M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Bike ride to Lo-Manthang
  • placeDAY 10 : EXPLORE THE 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Visit Chosar cave
  • placeDAY 11 : RIDE TO LO-GEKAR (4200M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Bike ride to Lo-Gekar
  • placeDAY 12 : RIDE TO GHAMI (3530M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Bike ride to Ghami
  • placeDAY 13 : RIDE TO SYANGBOCHEN (3800M)L
    Early morning this day, we will ride back to Syangbochen. Almost 4 hours of biking from Ghami will take us to Syangbochen. Overnight in Syangbochen;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Bike ride to Syangbochen
  • placeDAY 14 : RIDE TO JOMSOM (2745M)
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfasr
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Bike ride to Jomsom
  • placeDAY 15 : FLY TO POKHARA (850M)
    Enjoying the majestic mountain views this day, we will return to Pokhara from Jomsom. After lunch we can go for the sightseeing of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Pokhara
  • placeDAY 16 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Kathmandu
    • Evening sightseeing to Pashupatinath Temple
  • placeDAY 17 : DEPARTURE
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Departure Service
    • Souviner
    • Shopping arrangements
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara along with ticket fees.
    • Accommodation during cycling.
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during mountain biking.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide.
    • Round Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by private transportation.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • All necessary paperwork.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
    • Good mountain bike, helmet, and repair support.
    • All needed Mustang biking permit and taxes.
  • Complimentary
    • Map of Mustang.
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Occasional hot Shower.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Sim card service(zero balance).
    • Photos and videoes of the trip(if requested).
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested).
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure.
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s).

     



FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5. Can I do solo biking ?
    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.
  • 6. Is Mountain Biking safe for women ?
    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.
  • 7. What about security during Biking ?
    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.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    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.
  • 9. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    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.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private transportation for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and we use domestic airlines to transfer Jomsom from Kathmandu and come back to Pokhara.
  • 11. What is the best season for trekking ?
    March to November is the best time for mountain biking in mustang, although in winters it’s difficult to bike.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 13. What is appropriate dress for biking ?
    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.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 15. Are we sure to get room during this trip ?
    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.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    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.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the guesthouse owner. The best idea is to bring your own power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    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.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    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.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    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.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the trip ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 23. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines and remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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