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Upper Mustang Biking Tour - 17Days

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Trip Highlights

Enter the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo:


You will get an access to the restricted area that allows you to see the untouched lifestyle of people and experience an epic biking enriched by Tibetan culture.
The ride will lead you through high Himalayan desert to tropical topography ensuring you to enjoy every bit of cultural and Buddhism heritage.

And much more:

·         Awesome mountain biking experience
·         Amazing topography and cultural shock
·         Top bucket list biking destination
·         Epic ride and epic flights in between two 8000+ meter peaks
·         Meeting local people with traditional greeting
·         Prayers flags and clockwise rounding of Monasteries
·         Eternal flame, mixed Buddhist and Hindu culture
·         Apple garden, apple cider and apple brandy
·         Biking through ages old infrastructure and salt trading route to Tibet

 

Trip Description

Words are not enough to describe the existing heaven - you need to get there and enjoy the glory.


Upper Mustang is dominated by endless biking trails and you can feel the mystical vibes of Buddhism and good spirit. Upper Mustang, or the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo, offers an immense opportunity to see and embrace the untouched lifestyle of the local people, inspiring social practice and authentic religious and cultural aspects of their lives.

Once you get access to this land of mystic amazement with unanswered wonders – you will realize that heaven is real.

The Upper Mustang is a ‘bucket list’ ride for mountain bikers from all over the world. In this trip you will see Chhortens (Buddhist chapels), Monasteries, and people inhabiting in caves which is a mystical experience.

This is the real Biking heaven on Earth.

It is culturally, socially, spiritually and geographically, so special that you will be spellbound. So, plan the biking holiday to get indulge on your bike in this forbidden kingdom of Lo.

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Proposed Trip Itinerary

Please keep in mind; this is only an outline/sample itinerary. We understand that every rider is different, so we design each trip to cater to the specific needs of the group/individual. Easy, Moderate, Advanced, faster, chilled, or cruising…. Whatever your style – it’s your holiday/vacation/trip not a boot camp! We are here to listen, consult and understand your needs. We believe on your day you decide!

Welcome to the Himalayan country. Our home land, we will meet you in Kathmandu airport, after the greeting we will transfer you to take to the Hotel. Once you got check in then we can speak further plan of the day based on your arrival time either to wonder around or have a rest in your hotel.
We would like to hear your decision either to take a day ride in Kathmandu, the city with great history of Kings, culture, architect, temples, monasteries and many more heritage sites…. We really like to show you the best of the Kathmandu that has to offer in its culture, history, lifestyles and ride. There are Museums, monasteries and temples we can visit. Or if you like to stretch your body and legs we also can take you to ride in Kathmandu valley. Choices up to you, we have many options to celebrate your holiday in Kathmandu.
Our trip starts after the breakfast in the Hotel, leaving the Kathmandu behind our journey start to takes us to Pokhara. We will drive on a private Jeep/van through Midhills and along the river observing the beauty of landscapes and amazing views of the Himalayas. We will also have option to fly to Pokhara if individually or group like to fly. Our driving journey will take 6 to 7 hours.

Today is the first day of our ride before heading to the forbidden Kingdom of Lo; it’s our warm up ride to get familiar, checking your bike and guide. We will ride along the lake through Pame village, paddies, bridges, forest and terraces which is an amazing ride. Since we keep behind the valley we will ride intense climb then we reach at world Peace Pagoda where you will take a stop for a Kora (to make a right circle of the stupa) then we will hit the queen forest single-track after this single track we will ride back to Lakeside. We will make everything get ready for tomorrow flight to Mustang.

Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hours
Distance: 35 Km Approx

We will wake up early in the morning to catch the first flight to Jomsom. The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom is known as dramatic fly in between the two 8000 meters Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I which is called the deepest gorse of the world. Once we land the Mustang at Jomsom then assemble our bikes, have breakfast on the lap of Mount Nilgiri ride along the Kaligandaki riverbed. We will stay at Kagbeni in a local guest house.

Biking time: 2. to 3 hours
Distance: 10 to 15 Km Approx

Today is the day; we enter into the forbidden land of Upper Mustang which is the Kingdom of Lo. As we leave Kagbeni behind showing our permit 500$ into the land of amazement. We will ride along the Kaligandaki River valley. We will stop to take Lunch at Chhusang. After the Lunch our ride continue again on the river bank. We will cross the river then take a climb to reach the Chaile. We will see the caves, monasteries and amazing views of River valley and Mountain.

Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hours
Distance: 18 Km Approx

As our days are getting better and better because we are heading to North. The climb will be hard but the sceneries and landscapes will make you smile even on the hard trail. You might need to push in some part if it gets to technical climb. We will have lunch in Sammar. It’s our biggest day as we will have to cross 4 passes which is called via Taklam la (3624m) Dajori la (3735m) and Bhena la (3860) Yamda la (3860). It’s a big day but the super nice day of our trip.

Biking time: 4.5 to 5.5 hours
Distance: 20 Km Approx

Our ride starts after the breakfast in these fabulous places in the earth. We will have a small climb Syangboche La (3850m) at the first then we will ride downhill to Gilling. We will be awarded by the view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna and Mustang valley. We will again pass the biggest pass of the day called via Nyi la (4010m) then Ghemi la (3765m). We will enjoy the downhill after the passes. We will have lunch on along the way in a tea houses. We will stay in Dhakmar.

Biking time: 4.5 to 5 hours
Distance: 19 Km Approx

Our ride will start in the morning after the breakfast in our guest house. Today ride is more interesting as we head to the King Lo’s civilization where we will have opportunities to see ages old Monasteries and Gumba, library of the Buddhism at Charang village where we will stop for the lunch. In the Charang villages we also can see the paintings and Mandala. We will leave the Charang Behind and move forward to our destination the Lomanthang. Our trail will be smoother than the previous ride, once our ride hit the windy pass the view of the Tibetan plateau, Himalayas and the gorgeous view of the Lo-Manthang will reward us. After the pass we will hit the downhill trail across the plain into the walled city of Lomanthang where we will stay in a guest house tonight. We will also have optional trail to ride from Ghar Gumba to Lo-Manthang Via Mui la (4170m) Marang La (4230m) we need to push on some parts of these passes. After Marang La pass we will ride all the way downhill to Lo-Manthang.

Biking time: 3.5 to 5 hours
Distance: 22 Km Approx
Today is the day of our Mountain biking adventure holiday, we are here where we dreamed for. you will have opportunity to indulge yourself to this age’s old walled city that you can see so many things and special to observe around. You will be amazed by the centuries old Gumbas, four-story Kings Palace of the King of Mustang. We can see on the way to Choser the people are inhabited in caves not only that that caves itself is a museum. There are so many caves and monasteries that will reveal the culture, nature and architectures of ancestors of Tibetan influence people and their practices. Observing upper Mustang will make us feel being in a very ancient town and life is still untouched by the modernization. Either walk, bike or horse ride can be use a means of wondering around on our rest day.

Today is the day we are leaving our destination and heading back to our Journey. However it’s another great ride ahead on the province of King Lo. We are heading to the Yara and Dhigaon today which is only handful of people visit in this region. We will ride all the way to near Charang then cross the river ride all the way to Charang till the Sungda Choorten then we will cross the bridge then ride toward the Yara. Today ride will be not so hard along the river and villages with amazing view of the plateau. We will stay here in Yara village tonight in a guest house.

Biking time: 4 to 5 Hours
Distance: 17 Km Approx

Our rides will start as usual in the morning after the breakfast. We will head to Tangye villages; we will ride through two passes (3878m) which is not that high still nice and uphill. In this day be ready to push and carry your bike. Our ride will be ups and down along the barren terrain along with awe inspiring views around. We will cross Dechhyang stream which is originated from the sacred pond of Damordar Kunda which is very popular among locals as a sacred pilgrimage where we will find fossils of marine which is considered as a God we also called Saligram. We will have lunch on the way, we will again ride uphill once we reach on the top where one of the nice playground after this we will reach Tangye village. We will have opportunities to see authentic villages and unique monasteries.

Biking time: 4 to 5 hours
Distance: 18 Km Approx

Our ride start after the breakfast, we have another good day to go on our dream holiday. Leaving the Tangye village behind we will cross bridge the we will ride along the river bed then ride and push to a pass then we will reach place called Paha which means a shelter house. We will have a rest and lunch then we will continue our pace. We will also go through 4218 m pass, which will reward us by offering the best views of the Himalayas then we will ride superb nice and flowy downhill all the way to Chhusang which you have earned by the climbs. We will stay overnight in Chhusang village.

Biking time: 4. to 5. Hours
Distance: 26 Km Approx

We stayed at lower alleviation comparatively with other nights. Our lungs is strong today and if our group wish to do another pass we will push and ride to Muktinath via Gyu la(4077m) pass and if our participant would like to take easy ride along the river then we will ride to Kagbeni then ride to Muktinath. We can decide together and enjoy the final day of ride in the Kingdom of Lo. Today we leave the Upper Mustang behind and will enjoy our ride on lower Mustang series. We will stay in culturally, socially and religiously famous and precious place Muktinath which is believed that once you reach in this place you will be free from all the sin you knowing or unknowingly did in your life.

Biking time: 5. to 6. Hours
Distance: 25 Km Approx

We will visit the Muktinath temple and monastery. The combination of earth-fire-water which is the significant logic and belief behind the Muktinath being so precious among Hindu and Buddhist people from all over the word. It might not be that precious for us in the religious point of view but what we can see the energy you will insist here is amazing that you will feel. After visiting this sacred place our ride is going to be one of the sacred ride mountains biking via Lupra valley which is known as one of the best single trails Mustang has to offer. No words can describe the beauty of Lupra valley and its trails you should go and ride. Once we finish the Lupra then we will ride through pine forest and villages, riverbed, lakes and suspension bridges.

Biking time: 5. to 6. Hours
Distance: 52 Km Approx

We are so excited today as we will be riding through the deepest gorse in the world, not only that our ride is going to be special because of the diversity of trails and topography. We will ride on dirt road with optional single track as per your wish and technical skills. Your ride will hit from pine forest, foothills, Midhills and subtropical trails. We will stop at Hot spring place called Tatopani locally for a lunch then ride down to Beni, where our vehicle will be waiting us to take to Pokhara.

Biking time: 5. to 6. Hours
Biking time: Hours
Distance: 65 Km Approx

Trip over for biking! Reluctant good bye

If you like to make your own customized itinerary please contact us with many questions.

Important Notes

Above mentioned itinerary is just an outline and will be flexible day to day based on our daily physical demands and wishes. Please send us an email if you like to make changes as per your plan and schedule.

In the event of unexpected circumstances such as natural calamities, bad weather, political issues PMTBA reserves the right to modify the program in order to keep our guests safe, sound and happy.

Cost Includes

  • Full board 
  • Special permit $500 and ACAP permit and TIMS $60
  • Airport Pick up on arrival and drop off after the trip
  • Mountain bike and gears (please ask specification after letting us your bike size)
  • Mountain Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Oneway flight to or from Kathmandu
  •  An experience English speaking local Mountain Bike Guide
  •  Porters to support your luggage.
  • Food and accommodations (first day dinner to final day breakfast)
  • TIMS and Permit
  • All the transportation by private Jeep/van based on group size.
  • Safe drinking water
  • Food, accommodations, salary, insurance and transportation for supporting staff/crew.

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to Nepal
  • Flight to and from Nepal
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Dual suspension bike(400 Euros extra for the whole trip)
  • Beverage/soft drinks and mineral water in mountains
  • Travel, activity, medical and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for guides, porters and supporting staff

Dates and Cost

Our given dates are 100% guaranteed to departure and the cost is per person basis. If you like to make your own private group on your preferred dates please write us an email. We will be happy to customize the trip according to your wish and budget.
 
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  • Group size 2-10 pax
  • Max-Altitude: 4200m / 13779.36ft
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Fitness level : Moderate
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu
  • Departure From: Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Trip Distance: 350 KM Approx
  • Trip Time 20 to 35 Km in a day
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