Upper Mustang Bike Tour
Overview The Upper Mustang Bike Tour is an exhilarating and culturally immersive adventure, set amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Mustang region in Nepal. This off-the-beaten-path journey takes cycling enthusiasts through a remote and ancient Trans-Himalayan kingdom, offering a unique perspective on the country's diverse terrain and rich cultural heritage. The expedition typically begins in Kathmandu, where participants receive a thorough briefing about the tour and make necessary preparations. From there, a short flight to Pokhara and another to Jomsom follows, the gateway to Upper Mustang. The biking expedition officially starts from Jomsom, where riders embark on a challenging yet…
The Upper Mustang Bike Tour is an exhilarating and culturally immersive adventure, set amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Mustang region in Nepal. This off-the-beaten-path journey takes cycling enthusiasts through a remote and ancient Trans-Himalayan kingdom, offering a unique perspective on the country’s diverse terrain and rich cultural heritage.
The expedition typically begins in Kathmandu, where participants receive a thorough briefing about the tour and make necessary preparations. From there, a short flight to Pokhara and another to Jomsom follows, the gateway to Upper Mustang. The biking expedition officially starts from Jomsom, where riders embark on a challenging yet rewarding journey through rugged trails, barren cliffs, and picturesque valleys.
Upper Mustang, often referred to as the “Last Forbidden Kingdom,” presents an awe-inspiring blend of natural wonders and Tibetan-influenced culture. The region’s unique geography showcases striking red and ocher rock formations, deep gorges, and the world-famous Lo Manthang, a walled city with ancient monasteries and palaces.
As cyclists pedal through this remote region, they encounter friendly locals, culturally significant chortens, and prayer flags fluttering in the wind. The trip’s cultural highlights include visits to centuries-old monasteries, where travelers can observe Buddhist rituals and receive blessings from resident monks.
Accommodation during the tour ranges from teahouses to camping in the wilderness, allowing participants to truly immerse themselves in the region’s rugged beauty and tranquility. While the journey is physically demanding, the support of experienced guides and a support team ensures the safety and well-being of all riders.
The Upper Mustang Bike Tour not only provides an unforgettable cycling experience but also contributes to the local economy, as tourism plays a vital role in the region’s development. Travelers return home with a profound appreciation for Nepal’s hidden gem, its unique culture, and the indomitable spirit of its people.
Conclusion and Summary
In conclusion, the Upper Mustang Bike Tour is a soul-stirring escapade, blending adventure, culture, and natural wonders, making it a must-do for avid cyclists and cultural enthusiasts seeking an off-the-grid experience in one of the world’s most intriguing regions.
- Adventurous Off road Experience to the restricted area of Upper Mustang
- Motorcycle tour in Kathmandu
- Observation of local culture, people & village.
- Discoveries of medieval temples, ancient chortens, and a cave village
- Breathtaking Himalayas – Tibetan plateau – Annapurna mountains
- Ride through the world’s deepest gorge: Kali Gandaki Gorge
- Muktinath temple Sacred Hindu temple at 4000 m.
- 2000 years old caves of Chosar
- Kora La, the Tibet/Chinese border at 4600 m.
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Everest Expeditions Nepal signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:45am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We then head towards Swayambhunath – also called the Monkey Temple – a Buddhist stupa perched atop a hillock on the western side. You get a magnificent view of the valley from here. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning, we will drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Pokhara lies some 200 kilometers west to Kathmandu and is 6-7 hrs of driving away. Overnight at Hotel
On this day, we will take a morning flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. After reaching at Jomsom, bike to Kagbeni, which lies in 2,810 meters altitude. Overnight at the hotel.
Today after breakfast, ride from Kagbeni to Muktinath (approx 2,760 m). The landscape is extremely dry and desert-like. You may come across a handful of trekkers and pilgrims, mainly from India, on their way to the holy temple with the eternal flame in Muktinath that burns from a natural gas source. Reaching the culturally and religiously site with stunning mountain views is quite an achievement. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will ride to Chele (3050 m) from Muktinath. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Today ride from Chele to Syangboche (approx 3,840 m) along the biking trails that will offer beautiful sceneries. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Ride from Syangboche in the morning to get to Charang, which lies approximately 3,560 meters above the sea level. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Today ride from Charang to Lo-Manthang. Lo-Manthang that lies 3,810 meters above sea level used to be the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mustang. The place does not only carry a great historical significance but it’s also culturally rich. Overnight at Tented Camp.
These days are for rest and exploration of Lo-Manthang. Explore its cultures, people and geography. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Today ride from Lo-Manthang to Gami (3,520 meters). Overnight at Tented Camp.
Ride from Gami to Samar (3,520 meters above sea level). Overnight at Tented Camp.
Our destination is back to Kagbeni (2,810 m). But this time, it’s from Samar riding. Cycle downhill to Chheusang. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Ride to Kagbeni uphill again. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today we have the longest ride of the entire tour. We’ll ride 74 kilometers, from Kagbeni to Tatopani. Tatopani lies above 1,190 meters from sea level. Overnight at Guesthouse in Tatopani.
Ride from Tatopani to Pokhara. It is an easy ride of about 18 km. We’ll do sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
This day, we’ll visit Phewa Lake, Davis Fall, and Mahendra Cave. Overnight at Hotel.
We’ll drive back to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant with a cultural program. Overnight at Hotel.
Our representatives will take you to Tribhuwan International Airport for the final departure. You also have options to extend the tour.
â€¢ Full board
â€¢ Airport Pick up on arrival and drop off after the trip
â€¢ Mountain bike and gears (please ask specification after letting us your bike size)
â€¢ Mountain Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
â€¢ An experience English speaking local Mountain Bike Guide
â€¢ Porters to support your luggage.
â€¢ Food and accommodations (first day dinner to final day breakfast)
â€¢ TIMS and Permit
â€¢ All the transportation
â€¢ Safe drinking water
â€¢ Food, accommodations, salary, insurance and transportation for supporting staff/crew.
â€¢ Visa fee to Nepal
â€¢ Flight to and from Nepal
â€¢ Domestic flights Ktm to Pkr/ and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
â€¢ Dual suspension Mountain Bike
â€¢ Alcoholic drinks
â€¢ Beverage/soft drinks and mineral water in mountains
â€¢ Travel, activity, medical and emergency evacuation insurance
â€¢ Tipping for guides, porters and supporting staff
UPPER MUSTANG BIKING TOURS:
Upper Mustang is one of the two major divisions of Mustang district in northwestern Nepal (the other division is Lower Mustang). It borders to Tibetan plateau on the Chinese side and Dolpo & Manang on the Nepalese side. Mustang boasts the presence of Muktinath, a popular pilgrimage among Buddhists and Hindus.
Upper Mustang is all about desert-like topography. Hence, the cycling experience on this region can be full of adventure. This mountain biking tour is designed in such a way that one can enjoy biking along with breath-taking sceneries.
The tour will take you to Pokhara from Kathmandu, then to Muktinath in Jomsom. Then, the main biking routes will follow, including Chele, Syangboche, Charang, Lo-Manthang, Kagbeni, to name some. Sightseeing, mountain biking, pilgrimage, adventure & fun activities, all are the components of this amazing tour.
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Day 02- Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu
Day 03- Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 7 hrs by tourist bus
Day 04- Fly to Jomsom (2,700m), assemble the bikes, and ride to Kagbeni (2,900m)
Day 05- Ride from Kagbeni to Muktinath
Day 06- Ride from Muktinath to Chele
Day 07- Ride from Chele to Syangboche
Day 08- Ride from Syangboche to Charang
Day 09- Ride from Charang to Lo-Manthang
Day 10 & 11- Explore around Lo-Manthang
Day 12- Ride from Lo-Manthang to Gami
Day 13- Ride from Gami to Samar
Day 14- Ride from Samar to Chheusang
Day 15- Ride from Chheusang to Kagbeni
Day 16- Ride from Kagbeni to Tatopani
Day 17- Ride from Tatopani to Beni and Drive to Pokhara
Day 18- Guided Activities at Pokhara in private vehicles or on Bike.
Day 19- Pokhara to Kathmandu drive by Tourist vehicle, 7 Hrs.
Day 20- Final Departure from Nepal.
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