• Off-road riding adventure
  • Ride through picturesque villages of Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Charang
  • Explore Lo Manthang, the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal
  • Go on a short hike to Namgyal Gompa
  • Visit Tingkhar
  • Explore Ghar Gompa
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, the holies temple of Hindus
  • Witness stunning views of Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Ganggpurna, etc
Trip Details

Upper Mustang Biking Tour is an adventurous and thrilling off-road journey in the Himalayas. Biking through the picturesque villages and forested trail, you will reach the desert capital, Lo-Manthang. Here, you will come across rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of locals, unlike any other place. And, the stunning scenery, barren hills, and views of the Himalayan mountains decorate the trail. The stimulating feeling of riding crossing ravines, small trams, and tiny hamlets will warm up your soul and clear your mind.

As you will be biking in one of the restricted regions of Nepal, where only a handful of people get to visit every year makes the journey exhilarating in itself. The trail is less to no crowded, views are prominent, and authentic cultural experience; what can be more fun than this?

We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has designed our Upper Mustang Biking Tour itinerary including the best routes in the region. We are running this biking tour for years now, and our guides are well known for the track. We assure you, with us, you will be having one of the most adventurous and memorable biking tours of your life.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
  • Day 02Permits Procedure and afternoon flight to Pokhara.
  • Day 03Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,710m) 20 minutes and a biking trip to Kagbeni (2,800m).
  • Day 04Biking Trip from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m).
  • Day 05Biking Trip from Muktinath to Chele (3,050m); Distance: 18Km.
  • Day 06Biking Trip from Chele to Syangboche (3,800m); Distance: 20km.
  • Day 07Biking Trip from Syangboche to Tsarang (3,560m); Distance: 22 km.
  • Day 08Biking Trip from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,800m); Distance: 20Km.
  • Day 09In and Around Lo-Manthang (3,800m).
  • Day 10Biking Trip from Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3,510m) via Ghar Gompa.
  • Day 11Biking Trip from Ghami to Samar (3,620m); Distance: 32Km.
  • Day 12Biking Trip from Samar to Marpha (2,670m); Distance: 30km.
  • Day 13Biking Trip from Marpha to Tatopani (1,190m); Distance: 45Km.
  • Day 14Biking Trip from Tatopani to Beni (1,000m) and then Drive to Pokhara; Distance: 18Km.
  • Day 15Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu; 25 minutes.
  • Day 16Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner.
  • Day 17Final Departure from Kathmandu.
Day to Day detail itinerary

PRICES & DATES

Trip Dates Availability Price  
25 Dec, 2019 - 10 Jan, 2020 Guaranteed US$2239

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant

Upper Mustang Mountain Biking is an ultimate adrenaline rush in the Annapurna region during which you will explore the mystical Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang is the gem of Nepal, untouched by any modernization. From rich Tibetan culture of the locals to the artistic monasteries and gorgeous barren landscape, Upper Mustang Biking will take you back in time.

Upper Mustang Biking landmark

Jomsom

Jomsom is one of the most gorgeous places in Nepal. Located in the trans-Himalayan region of Annapurna, Jomsom sits at the base of Mt.Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. Here, you will find many facilities from the nice lodge to wifi and airstrip.

Lo-Manthang

Lo Manthang is a beautiful village, also known as the forbidden kingdom. You will find the palace of the king here. There are so many things to explore in this village and nearby it.

Muktinath

Muktinath temple is one of the pilgrimage sites of Hindus. Every year hundreds of pilgrims visit this temple to worship. The temple boat thousands of years old tradition and history.

Culture

Upper Mustang is extremely rich in culture. The region includes many artistic and ancient monasteries that will present you hundreds of years of old traditions and beliefs to you. The region is highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle. Likewise, during the Upper Mustang Biking 17 Days, you will also visit Muktinath Temple, one of the holiest temples of Hindus.

Ethnic Diversity

The people here are descendants of Tibetans. Back in time, people from Tibet traveled to this place for trading and some of them settled here as well. The lifestyle and culture of the locals are still the same as it used to be many years ago. Upper Mustang Biking Tour is the best way to travel back in time and be part of one of the most intriguing community.

Natural Aptitude

Upper Mustang boasts a dry and arid landscape. The region doesn't have any vegetation except for a few plants that are grown in dry regions. However, you will get to witness breath-taking barren nature along with the huge formation of rocks, dry hills, caves, and canyons. In the lower altitude, you will find subtropical vegetation along with dense forests. Similarly, the trail also passes by beautiful forests of rhododendrons.

Upper Mustang Biking Tour difficulty

Upper Mustang Mountain Biking is a difficult tour. The terrain is a little more difficult than other parts of Nepal. The region is barren, dry, and windy, which means the ride gets difficult. The isolation of the region has made the trail tougher because facilities are limited. Likewise, the trail also involves many ups & downs on a steep and rugged path.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Upper Mustang Biking is a high altitude journey, where you will be traveling above 3,000 meters. During the high elevation journey, there are high chances of suffering from altitude sickness. Also known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), altitude sickness is a common illness traveler suffers from while traveling in a higher elevation. To avoid this, add enough acclimatization day in the tour and drink plenty of water.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Upper Mustang Biking Tour begins with a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, you will start riding and reach the forbidden kingdom, Lo-Manthang.

Here is the list of things that you should carry during Upper Mustang Biking Tour:

  • Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking shoes/socks
  • Rain jacket
  • Gloves
  • Sun hat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Upper Mustang Biking Tour

During your time in the Upper Mustang Biking Tour, you will spend the night in the teahouse. There are no fancy lodges here, so you need to suffice with the local teahouses. However, in the main cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can reside in 3-star to 5-star hotels. Your budget will be a major deciding factor.

In the trail, you’ll mostly dine on dal bhat whereas, in the city, you can choose from a variety of cuisines. While on the trail, you won’t eat anything fancy. You can expect to find Tibetan and Nepali dishes on the high altitude. Where in the lower region, you can find dishes like noodles, momo, rice, curries, flatbread, sandwich, and the egg will be available.

Best time to go on Upper Mustang Biking Tour

When all parts of Nepal are receiving heavy rainfall making the trail slippery and dangerous, Upper Mustang receives little to no rainfall. As the region falls under rain shadow, you can go on the Upper Mustang Biking Tour during monsoon. Besides that, Spring and Autumn are also a good time to traverse in the Upper Mustang region.

Upper Mustang Biking Tour cost

Upper Mustang Biking Tour cost can vary from one company to another due to differences in the itinerary and the services. The cost can be budget-friendly too expensive as per your requirements. Usually, the trek cost includes all ground transportation as per itinerary, permits, accommodation, meals, guides, and porters. However, things like travel insurance, visa fees, personal expenses, tips are not included in the cost. You can check our cost includes and excludes section for detailed information.

Miscellaneous

  • Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
  • Make sure to take out insurance
  • Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
  • Get a good map

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