Lower Mustang Valley

 

Overview

1st February 2017 to 12th February 2017
15th March 2017 to 26th March 2017
5th April 2017 to 16th April 2017
18th April 2017 to 29th April 2017
8th May 2017 to 19th May 2017
2nd June 2017 to 13th June 2017
2nd July 2017 to 13th July 2017
5th August 2017 to 16th August 2017
20th August 2017 to 31st August 2017
1st September 2017 to 12th September 2017
18th September 2017 to 29th September 2017
3rd October 2017 to 14th October 2017
20th October 2017 to 31st October 2017
5th November 2017 to 16th November 2017
18th November 2017 to 29th November 2017
1st December 2017 to 12th December 2017
15th December 2017 to 26th December 2017
1st February 2018 to 12th February 2018
15th March 2018 to 26th March 2018
5th April 2018 to 16th April 2018
18th April 2018 to 29th April 2018
8th May 2018 to 19th May 2018

Open dates and custom itinerary are also available.

Lower Mustang Valley has recently emerged as one of the best mountain biking destination on earth. No other places in the world has such an amazing, speechless and jaw dropping views of the 8000ers Himalayas and the best single track that Nepalese Himalayas has to offer.

It is simply the best Mountain biking destination in the world. Pokhara Mountain bike Adventure team will take you through lush sub tropical foot hills to the Himalayan high desert up to 4000 meters altitude. Each and every moment will be amazement to you on a saddle.

You will be wondering and asking yourself where I am now? With a great amazement! Some parts of the trip is a truly heaven, the views we will experience like on a post card but real just in front! You will ride through…. In the Lower Mustang Valley you will experience some of the most mind-blowing views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himalayas along with snow capped other peaks thrilling single-track ride through Himalayan dessert, alpine and colorful villages that will leave you a impression of ‘once in a life time experience’ and being proud of yourself that you have ridden in the world famous trails where the movie called ‘Where the trails ends’ was filmed.

Taking a dramatic flight or deadly Jeep drive to Jomsom is one of the best and adventurous Uplift of any Mountain bike ride in the world! You will be delivered straight up into the high Mountain at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

Then our expertise and local knowledge of the region alongside our love of the trails and experience of what makes a great bike ride to deliver an exclusive version of this classic trails down the Lower Mustang Valley that not only shows off the culture and the landscape but also some of the best single-track Nepal has to offer! As mountain bikers we are out to have fun and we understand the importance of not just following the simplest route so we will put in the extra effort to seek out the best trails that we know will leave you grinning from ear to ear!

Physical / Technical Difficulty:
This is a high altitude biking route that would not be possible in many other spots on the planet. We love it because the riding is challenging both in the climbs and the descents, all through scenery that blows your mind. It’s definitely an adventure & one not for the faint hearted, yet with the new road there are route options and time scales that can be tailored to suit a range of abilities and styles of rider.

Suggested Itinerary

Itinerary/Day Program:

Remember, this is only an example itinerary. Here we understand that every rider is different so we design each trip to cater for the specific needs of the group. Faster or chilled, knarley or cruising... whatever your style, it’s your trip...

Day 1: welcome to Nepal!

Landing into the Himalayan country, Home of eight 8000ers including Mount Everest top of the world and the birth place of Lord Buddha. Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to the Hotel.
After arrival in Hotel we may do sightseeing in Kathmandu valley based on your arrival time.

Day 2: Transfer to Pokhara by van

Today we will leave the hustle and bustle Kathmandu toward peaceful Pokhara. On the way we we’ll stop at Kurintar/Manakamana (1600m) at the temple of the goddess Manakamana. The goddess Manakamana is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes of the devotee. We’ll use cable-car to climb to the temple and enjoy technical downhill to fulfill our wishes to have an amazing ride in Mustang region. After the ride we will drive to Pokhara.

Day 3-4: Biking in the Pokhara valley

Come and play in our back yard! There are our trails and we can put together a program of whatever you feel like. May be an epic day’s XC ride around the valley(of around 60 to 80 Km!) or an uplift downhill session on our local hills, we’ll show you the best trails Pokhara has to offer!

Day 5: Pokhara (800m) to Jomsom (2730m) then ride to Kagbeni (2800m) Acclimatization day!

Today is not a lazy day as we have to wake up early in the morning to get early flight to Jomsom and the start of the big adventure….. If no flight due to weather we’ll take a Jeep drive to Jomsom. After arrival in Jomsom we’ll have breakfast then ride to Kagbeni. Taking it easy to acclimatize to altitude and appreciate the awesome mountain scenery.

Day 6: Kagbeni (2800m) to Muktinath (3800m)

Today’s the day we’ll enter to the Lower Mustang valley. Our ride will be more uphill the more climb the better sceneries we will ride via Jharkot village to Muktinath. Muktinath is known as one of the ‘place for liberation or Mokshya’ soul purifying pilgrimage for Hindu and Buddhist People but for us ‘soul purifying Himalayan ride once in a life time’ We will stay in Muktinath in a guest house.

Day 7: Muktinath to Marpha (2670m)

After Muktinath we will ride to a summit around 4200m then we have hair rising downhill and single-track waiting for us. We’ll blast down through Lupra valley. One of the best days of our ride! We will ride through headquarter of Mustang district and will be staying in Marpha village which is known as apple garden. Enjoy the local apple brandy and apple Cider tonight.

Day 8: Marpha to Larjung (2550m)

From Marpha we will ride down to Larjung along the Kali Gandaki River then crossing temporary seasonal bridge after this we will be connected into a single-track ride. This ride will take to Larjung and we will have lunch in Larjung village. After lunch we will climb to a small village called Sukung and ride downhill through a pine forest. Staying in a guest house.

Day 9: Larjung (2550m) to Tatopani (1190m)

Today is the day we are heading toward low land from thin air. Our lungs will get more air into it and you will feel different topography and geology then yesterday. We will ride through authentic Nepali foothills and villages with some jeep and single trails. We’ll ride through Kaligandaki river Valley the deepest gorse of the world. We’ll end our ride today in the hot spring town called Tatopani. We will have opportunity to retreat our muscle/ body into the natural hot spring.

Day 10: Tatopani to Beni (830m) to Sarankot (1592m)

From Tatopani we’ll ride through Kaligandaki river bed along the dirt road we have no optional ride trails. We’ll roll through villages, temples and bushes. The ride will be final ride in Mustang region. Once we reach to Beni our van will be waiting us to transfer to Sarankot. We stay in a local guest house to superb view of the Annapurna Himalayan range.

Day 11: Sarankot to Lakeside (800m)

We will have one of the best sunrise and 3 eight 8000ers views along with others peaks from Sarankot 360 degree view point in the morning and after having breakfast we will ride down to Pokhara valley with our local trail and have a lunch in our Lakeside. After this ride we will take chill out and relax noon.

Day 12: Rest day in Pokhara

Rest day in Pokhara, check out the bike and the body, chill out by the lake or take in the sights and sounds of the Pokhara valley. If you’ve still got the legs we can program some more awesome riding for you on our doorstep.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu or extend your holiday

It is sadly the end of our Mustang Valley trip but if you are keen to stay on longer we can help you arrange more adventures in Pokhara such as Paragliding or white water rafting and Canyoning. Alternatively we can help you arrange further travel in Nepal. Of course if it’s time to head home we can help arrange transport options back to Kathmandu airport. It’s up to you, if you have any questions just ask in our office.

Important: Depending on your return flight to home, the transfer to Kathmandu will be based on your schedule or further programme.

Our accommodation during the trip will be equivalent to 2 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, shared basis (single supplement available) and up in the Mountains accommodations will be at local guest houses. Food will be a balanced diet and will include local and international dishes you can choose from menu card each day in different taste. All the transfers are by a private Jeep-van (based on group size).

In the event of unexpected circumstances such as natural calamities, bad weather PMTBA reserves the right to modify the program.

Pricing

Price:1650 Euros

Price includes:
Airport Pick up
Experienced English speaking mountain bike guide
Hard tail Mountain Bike (Hydraulic Disc Brakes)
Full accommodation (12 nights) and Meals (from starting day dinner and breakfast lunch on final day)
All the taxes and permits for visiting national park and monuments, ACAP permit and TIMS.
Flight ticket Pokhara to Jomsom
Bike cargo from Pokhara to Jomsom
Private Jeep transportation from Beni to Pokhara
Porters to carry Luggage

Optional: Renting full suspension bike for all the trips costs an extra 300 Euros.

Price excludes:
Nepalese Visa
Flights to and From Nepal
Emergency evacuation
Alcoholic and Non alcoholic beverage
Travel, activity and medical insurance
Personal safety, MTB gears and equipments
Tipping to Guides and supporting staff
Any other items not mentioned as included

Dates

Dates/Trip Duration

15th February to 26th February 2016
1sth April to 12th April 2016
17th April to 28th April 2016
2nd May to 13th May 2016
16th May to 27th May 2016
1st June to 12th June 2016
1st July to 12th July 2016
7th August to 18th August 2016
2nd September to 13th September 2016
15th September to 26th September 2016
2nd October to 13th October 2016
15th October to 27th October 2016
1st November to 12th November 2016
15th November to 26th November 2016
2nd December to 13th December 2016
2nd January to 13th January 2017
17th January to 28th January 2017
1st February to 12th February 2017
15th March to 26th March 2017
5th April to 16th April 2017
18th April to 29th April 2017
8th May to 19th May 2017
2nd June to 13th June 2017
2nd July to 13th July 2017

Open dates and custom itinerary are also available.