- Destination: Nepal
- Group size: 02-08
- Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trip Level: Moderate
- Max Altitude: 4200m
- Activities: Mountain Biking
- Transportation: Private car/van and domestic flight
Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the tour
Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house basis during biking tour
Upper Mustang mountain biking tour. In March 1992, the ‘forbidden’ kingdom of Mustang was opened to the outside world. Now, for the first time in recent history, foreign travelers are able to visit Lo Manthang, the seat of an ancient kingdom dating back to the 15th century. Now we take you to bike one of the most beautiful part on earth. Mountain biking in Upper mustang offers beautiful nature, ancient Tibetan culture, medieval villages, unexplored cave, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, chortens, ancient art, painting and its tradition. The people of Upper Mustang are called Bhotias and those from Lo are called Lobas. They speak various dialects of Tibetan. Historically, their art and culture flourished due to contact with traders, monks and religious masters passing between Tibet and India, or between Ladakh and Bhutan. The walled city still stands as a testimony to Lo-Mangtang’s prosperity and rich cultural heritage the area is part of the Tibetan plateau, and is high, dry and beautiful.
Day 01: ARRIVAL DAY IN KATHMANDU (1,400m). Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: DRIVE TO POKHARA (920m). Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: POKHARA FLY TO JOMSOM & BIKE TO KAGBENI (2,810m). Overight at Lodge.
Day 04: RIDE FROM KAGBENI TO MUKTINITH (3,800M). Overight at Lodge.
Day 05: RIDE FROM MUKTINATH TO CHAILE (3,050M) – Via Gyu La Pass (4,077m). Overight at Lodge.
Day 06: RIDE FROM CHELE TO GELING (3,807m). Overight at Lodge.
Day 07: RIDE FROM GELING TO DHAKMAR (3,806m). Overight at Lodge.
Day 08: RIDE FROM DHAKMAR TO LOMANGTHANG (3,700m) via Ghar Gompa. Overight at Lodge.
Day 09: RIDE FROM LO-MANTHANG – DAY TRIP TO GHOM. Overight at Lodge.
Day 10: RIDE FROM LO-MANTHANG – YARA (3,650M). Overight at Lodge.
Day 11: RIDE FROM YARA to TANGE (3,240m). Overight at Lodge.
Day 12: RIDE FROM TANGE TO CHHUSANG (2,980m). Overight at Lodge.
Day 13: RIDE FROM CHHUSANG TO MARPHA (2,670m). Overight at Lodge.
Day 14: RIDE FROM MARPHA TO TATOPANI (1,190M). Overight at Lodge.
Day 15: RIDE FROM TATOPANI TO BENI (1,000m) THEN DRIVE TO POKHARA. Overight at Lodge.
DAY 16: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU (1,400m). Overight at Lodge.
DAY 17: DEPARTURE.
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We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and in tea-houses during the tour. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at most places only have shared washing and toilet facilities.
In Kathmandu and Pokahra, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during biking tour including tea, coffee. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Upper Mustang Mountain biking tour is a moderate biking tour. Biker who can ride up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail, confident on rocky descents, exposed single track, loose surfaces will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the tour by jogging and biking regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Mountain biking to the Upper Mustang should be relatively moderate for those who have experience in biking in single track in mountainous region. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the tour. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the tour.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for biking to Upper Mustang is during spring (March to May) and autumn (August to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.
Date And Costs
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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Service included in the cost:
- Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus
- Deluxe accommodation in 2-3 star level hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (2 nights)
- Standard accommodation in star level hotel in Pokhara breakfast included (2 nights)
- Kathmandu and Pokhara City Tours inclusive tour guide, private car/van/bus
- Meals – tea, coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trek
- Teahouse basis basic accommodation during the trek
- Qualified Mountain Bike Guide during the tour, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit
- Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek
- Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Muktinath. If you would wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day/per person / minimum 3 days we can buy after 10 days permit
- Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits
- Flight fare from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara including airport departure taxes in Pokhara and Jomsom
- Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu
- All our government taxes
- Tourist service charge, vat
Service not included in the cost:
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory)
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 40 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Personal bike and Equipment
- Tips for tour staff. (Tipping is expected.)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned
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Mountain biking Equipment list and Documents:
Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during biking tour. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.
Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines
Sleeping bag rated to -10 degrees C
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Small wash towel
Personal Clothing items
Mountain bike Helmet
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Mountain bike Shorts and t-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Lightweight gloves comfortable glove
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Comfortable mountain bike shock
Thick, warm wool socks to wear in the teahouse or when you walk around
Mountain bike Shoes
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.
Spare items to carry for the tour:
Spare items you can take with you. It is also possible to buy in ktm.
1. Spare tubes (Two)
2. Patch kit
4. Tire lever
5. Shock pump
6. Brake Oil
7. Brake wire
8. Brake pads