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Upper mustang bike trip

Trip Overview

  • Unlimited Biking Adventure and Exploration of ‘ The Forbidden Kingdom ‘ – Lo Manthang.
  • Magnificent views of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Massifs and other surrounding peaks.
  • Breathtaking views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Annapurna ranges
  • Centuries-old monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the rare Bon religion
  • 25-minute of a scenic flight over the Himalayas from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Mountain biking through the world’s deepest gorge,’ Kali Gandaki Gorge’
  • Almost treeless barren landscape like the Plateau Tibetan
  • Natural hot spring in Tatopani, Kali Gandaki Valley – world’s deepest gorge
  • Experience the remote and traditional villages of the Mustang region that are influenced by Tibetan culture.

Mustang formerly the Kingdom of Lo is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas where the Upper Mustang Bike Trip is very much Popular. The Upper Mustang was a restricted demilitarized area until 1992 which makes it one of the most preserved regions in the world, with a majority of the population still speaking traditional Tibetan culture and language has been preserved by the relative isolation of the region from the outside world. The Upper Mustang comprises the northern two-thirds of Mustang District of Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal. The southern third of the district is called Thak and is the homeland of the Thakali, who speak the Thakali language, and whose culture combines Tibetan and Nepali elements. Life in Mustang revolves around tourism, Animal Husbandry, and trade. Traditional Mustang (the Lo Kingdom) is 53 km (33 mi) north-south at its longest, 60 km (37 mi) east-west at its widest, and ranges from a low point of 2,750 m (9,020 ft) above sea level on the Kali Gandaki River just north of Kagbeni to 6,700 m (22,000 ft) at Khamjung Himal, a peak in southeast Mustang. Upper Mustang Bike Trip is through the valleys and plateaus of the Annapurna conservation area accompanied by breathtaking mountain views. The biking trail of the Annapurna circuit passes through lush green forests, mountain valleys, and pristine rivers. On the wheels we roll up and down and experience this pristine conserved area, making your trip the best of the adventures.

This requires endurance sport, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Advanced riders pursue both steep technical descents and high incline climbs. In the case of a free ride, downhill, and dirt jumping, aerial maneuvers are performed off both natural features and specially constructed jumps and ramps. This Upper Mustang Biking Tour will provide you with the best biking experience in Nepal. The biking tour is very much popular now a day in the Upper Mustang region as this is one of the best places in the whole of Nepal for the best biking tour experience with great trails.



Arrival in Kathmandu Welcomes to Kathmandu, the capital and cultural hub of Nepal! We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and an easy transfer to your hotel. Plan on an evening briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead.
Early in the morning after having breakfast, we will start our overland journey to Pokhara, on the way we will pass through small towns and villages along the flowing river and scenic view of nature with enough break for the refreshment on the way. On arrival in Pokhara, we will be welcomed by the fresh air, smiling Annapurna Range and Himalayas, and lakeside of Pokhara. Then we will transfer you to the hotel and you can enjoy the evening strolling and doing recreational activities in the Lakeside area.
Wake up early in the morning for sunrise and hopefully catch a glimpse of the mountains before you head to the airport. It takes 20 min to reach Jomsom from Pokhara which is above the Pokhara valley and deep into the heart of the Himalayas. Flying through the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki, the Pokhara-Jomsom flight marks the start of your adventure. On arrival, we will have our breakfast and assemble our mountain bikes. Then, we start biking to Kagbeni. Riding in the Kali Gandaki Gorge, we follow the jeep trail to reach Kagbeni.
We start early our day early in the morning with the breathtaking sun rising up from the hills like a shining diamond. Leaving behind the beautiful village of Kagbeni, today you cycle off-road uphill for the most part. Following on the dusty jeep track towards the foreboding Thorung La Pass, you will have an opportunity to explore the ancient monastery at Jhong along with the sunrise enjoying the incredible mountain views. Finally, after a short riding, you arrive at Muktinath mid-afternoon. Explore Muktinath Monastery and Temples. Overnight in Muktinath.
Today we will start our biking after having pooja in Muktinath, We then continue riding to the mysterious land of Upper Mustang. We will ascend uphill to Gyu La Pass (4077m) and then descend to Chhusang. We then ride through the bumpy roads near the banks of the Kali Gandaki River and cross a bridge. We ride uphill to reach Chele which is a small village that rewards you with the spectacular view of Mt. Nilgiri (7061m) and Kaligandaki gorge from a different angle. Here, we explore some old buildings and monasteries.
We move towards the north towards the magnificent Himalayas. A hard day of riding, leaving behind Chele, ride into the hills. You have to cross four passes between Chele to Syanboche which are Taklam La 3624m, Dajori La 3735m, Bhena La 3860m, Yamada La 3860m that’s why the trail is little bit ups and down today. Continue riding the mixed keep track and steep downhill with some sections of carrying and pushing you will reach Syanboche.
To start, we make a short climb to reach Syangboche La Pass (3850m). Passing a few teahouses, chortens, local villages, and Nyi Pass, you descend to Ghami(the third largest village in the Lo region) which offers inspiring views of Mustang, Annapurna, and Nilgiri. Riding onto a single jeep track you will finally reach Charang. This is a beautiful section of the ride and defiantly a day to get your camera out. Here you can find the greatest library in Lo and the 400-year-old Gulpa Sect Monastery.
Leaving Tsarang on a trail leading down and across a small river, you climb steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on the opposite ridge and then follow the Thuling Khola on the new, dirt road towards Lo. It is a relatively easy day ride where we have to cross Lo La Pass (3950m). Here, we can experience an amazing and breathtaking 360-degree views of the mountains. We will be riding on open jeep ways and some trekking lines. After the pass, we will finally reach Lo-Manthang after about half an hour. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Today, we get the opportunity to explore the captivating Lo-Manthang with its centuries-old Gumba, the Royal Fortress, inhabited caves, museum, and antique Buddhist ways of life. In the afternoon there are three interesting Monasteries to visit, one of them is over 900 years old and displays some of the most beautiful Thangka paintings found in Nepal the intricate details and vivid colors of these paintings are a stark contrast to the wide-open spaces of the region. Follow the upper reaches of Kali Gandaki River, crossing over several of its tributaries. Stay overnight in Lodge.
We bid farewell to this amazing place and head back on some new single-track routes. We will have to cross three passes—Lo La (3950m), Chogo La (4280m), and Mui La (4170m). En route to Ghami, we will arrive in Ghar Gompa, an ancient monastery and the most sacred one for the Lo Nying Sect of Buddhism. We can find scriptures of Padmasambhava in Ghar Gompa. Then we ride down to Dhakmar and finally to Ghami. Stay overnight in Lodge.
we will now retrace the route from Ghami to Samar. oday you ride to Samar from Ghami after breakfast in your hotel. There is quite a bit of climbing involved today. Mostly today you ride single track sections climbing until 3800 meters and again downhill to Syangboche. The sceneries are much more different and you'll see the spectacular view of the Annapurna range. After two hours of riding a single track, downhill takes you to Samar. The quaint Buddhist village of Samar is one of the larger ones in Mustang.
We will start early in the morning with a small ascend to Dajori La Pass (3735m) and then ride downhill to Chele. We will ride along the banks of Kali Gandaki River to Kagbeni and have lunch in either Chhusang or Kagbeni. After lunch, we ride back along the Kali Gandaki Valley to our initial point in Jomsom. Then we’ll ride through beautiful apple orchards to the lovely village of Marpha. We will stay overnight in Marpha which is famous for its Apple brandy or other by-products. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Today we will start early and explore some of Marpha—the monasteries, the cheese factory, and the traditional whitewashed houses. After a good breakfast, we will ride toward a more subtropical region along the Kali Gandaki River. We descend all the way with the view of peaks of snow-capped mountains that accompany us throughout the trek. We will reach Tatopani where you can relax in the natural hot spring to relax your body strains and skin ailments. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Today we will begin our ride to Beni Tatopani early in the morning after a relaxing night in Tatopani, after reaching the Beni we will take a drive to Pokhara where we will spend the night in Pokhara and enjoy the beautiful scenes of Pokhara.
This is our last of the Upper Mustang Biking Trek as we will take our early drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Today is the farewell day. Our company representative will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the flight time. We hope to see you again.

What is Included?

    • Three times meals during the trip.
    • Special permit $500
    • 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
    • An experienced 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.

What is Excluded?

    • Travel, accidental/ health insurance (mandatory).
    • International airfare
    • Emergency evacuation
    • Nepal visa
    • Airport tax
    • Tips
    • Broke and damage

Equipment Checklist

Hydration BACKPACK

Sunglasses and riding glasses

Riding gear (helmet, knee, and elbow pads)

Replacement parts for your bike (derailleur hanger)

Trail or Enduro Bike in good shape

Brakes and pads in good shape

Some tools

Light jacket


what type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey.
The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalayas that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival.

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying the Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days.

Do I need any extra document?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu, Pokhara in ,Trekking?

We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Mount Adventure Holidays sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory-style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.

What are the toilet facilities in the tea-house /guesthouse?

Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.

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