Upper Mustang Mountain Biking -14 Days

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Mountain Bike tours to Nepal especially offer the bikers the deep culture and lifestyle of the local people and show you the best trails in the Himalayas.

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Trip Duration 14 Days
Max Altitude 3810 m.
ACCOMODATION Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; Tea houses during the biking days
LOCATION Mustang Region
ARRIVAL ON Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM Kathmandu Nepal

 Trip Highlight

  • Upper Mustang trekking is a restricted area trekking trail in Nepal.
  • Sightseeing tours of UNESCO World heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic flight Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Kathmandu.
  • Riding on the biking routes in Kagbeni, Chele, Syangboche, Charang, Gami, Samar as well as Lo Manthang.
  • Visit Historical places including Kagbeni and Lo-Manthang.
  • The backdrop of the majestic Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri.
  • Cultural exploration

Trip Overview

Mountain Bike tours to Nepal especially offer the bikers the deep culture and lifestyle of the local people and show you the best trails in the Himalayas. Mountain biking in Nepal has been gaining much popularity among adventure enthusiasts over the past few years. Nepal, being a mountainous country with diverse landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty, mountain biking is popular here. Mountain Biking in Nepal offers you the stunning backdrop of the Himalayan ranges, the extreme valleys and old forests of the rugged middle hills, the charming terraced fields, as well as bright smiles in the timeless villages.

Among many other biking destinations, Upper Mustang is one of the best destinations for Mountain biking. The upper region of Mustang has a lot more to offer to tourists. Likewise, you can go for a tour, trek, and even mountain biking in Upper Mustang. Besides, trekking and traveling Mountain Bike in Upper Mustang is fast becoming one of the most popular cycling destinations in Nepal. It is not only about the challenging ascends and descends but also about the journey of discovery of the nomadic culture, breathtaking scenery, and friendly people that inhabit the region. If you love both nature and culture and want to experience more of an adventure in a wonderland then, Upper Mustang is a place to go for a biking adventure.

Biking in Upper Mustang is challenging. However, it is more than just a challenging mountain bike journey. It is a path of discovery of culture and monasteries, the majestic view of the mountains, the natural landscapes as well as the Tibetan-influenced tradition and way of life. In addition, this region is highly untouched by civilization and modernization. Furthermore, wandering around the place far away from the city area peacefully on a cycle ride is one of the unforgettable experiences for many bikers. Similarly, venture into a land where Nomads herd yaks in the high pastures, ponies carry your luggage, rosy-cheeked locals toil the arid soil to earn a living.

The trek starts with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu drive to Pokhara and fly to Jomsom from where the real cycling adventure begins. From Jomsom, we will pass through several villages Jhong, Samar, Ghami, Chharang, and finally reach Lo Manthang. In General, we will follow the same route on the way back home.

 

1.Upper Mustang trekking is a restricted area trekking trail in Nepal.

2.Sightseeing tours of UNESCO World heritage sites in Kathmandu.

3.Scenic flight Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Kathmandu.

4.Riding on the biking routes in Kagbeni, Chele, Syangboche, Charang, Gami, Samar as well as Lo Manthang.

5.Visit Historical places including Kagbeni and Lo-Manthang.

6.The backdrop of the majestic Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri.

7.Cultural exploration

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival In Kathmandu

Our representative will pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. We will then give you a short briefing about the tour and after a short rest, you can take a short Thamel tour. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will proceed with the sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will start the sightseeing trip with Pashupatinath, one of the most famous Hindu temples devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. Then, from Pashupatinath, we will drive to Boudhanath, one of the biggest stupas in east Kathmandu. Similarly, we will drive to Swayambhu, probably one of the oldest stupas with unique features. Then finally, spend his evening at the hub of Kathmandu, the durbar square.

Day 03 Kathmandu To Pokhara

Our 3rd day starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving for about 6 hours through a scenic rural setting passing several small towns and villages along the rivers gives out the best adventure. Finally, upon reaching Pokhara, we will enjoy the evening at the lakeside and get ready for the next day’s adventure. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 04 Pokhara to Jomsom To Jhong

We will take an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. It takes about 20 min from Pokhara to reach Jomsom. The flight offers a majestic view of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range. Then, after landing at Jomsom airport, we will prepare for the ride to Jhong via Kagbeni. Cycling along the Kali Gandaki River bank up to Kagbeni is a steady and awesome ride mostly on flat trails. However, the ride from Kagbeni to Jhong is pretty challenging as we cycle on an uphill jeep track. Overnight at Jhong.

Day 05 Jhong to Samar

Today the trek will be a bit challenging yet exciting. You will be covering the whole distance on your bike. Today, you will be entering the Upper Mustang region and riding towards Samar. Likewise, The trail ascends to Gyu La pass from where one can have a magnificent view of the Himalayan peaks. After crossing the pass the trail descends steeply down passing through Tetang and Chhusang. Then, from chhusang, the trail ascends uphill to Samar. Overnight at a local lodge.

Day 06 Samar – Ghami (3520m)

Today, the ride will take us through four high mountain passes before we reach Ghami. It is going to be challenging and you have to put a lot of effort into pedaling. However, the superb and unparalleled Himalayan scenery from the passes and the beautiful landscapes that the trail passes through will keep our minds refreshed. After a challenging day trial, we will reach the beautiful village of Ghami. Overnight at Ghami.

Day 07 Ghami – Charang (3560m)

From Ghami, we will have another incredible day of mountain biking in the Upper Mustang region. The ride today is comfortable and easier with one uphill ride to cross a pass. The trail descends in most of the sections today. Similarly, the trail today brings incredibly beautiful scenery of color-changing landscapes. Then, after a wonderful ride, we will reach Charang village and explore a very old Buddhist monastery. Overnight at Charang.

Day 08 Tsarang – Lo Manthang (3810m)

Lo Manthang is probably the dream destination for most people. Today the ride from Tsarang takes us to Lo Manthang, the headquarters of the upper mustang region. The ride passes through a high mountain pass called Lo La pass or ‘windy pass’. Furthermore, from the pass, one can have a beautiful view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. Likewise, after descending downhill, we reach Lo Manthang by Lunchtime. On the other hand, after lunch, you can explore around here visiting the Royal Palace, monasteries, and other attractions which is the highlight of the things to do here. Overnight at Lo Manthang.

Day 09 Lo Manthang – Ghami (3520m)

Today, we are riding back to Ghami. The ride goes past high mountain passes of Pang La and Mui La,  above 4000 meters from sea level. The view is incredible from both the passes. In addition, the trail passes through some interesting landscapes which steadily keep on changing the color as we ride ahead. Similarly, we will explore the longest Mani wall in Mustang, some village ruins, and other wonderful sites before reaching Ghami. Overnight at Ghami.

Day 10 Ghami – Samar (3660m)

We will ride on the same trail that we rode past on the way up a few days earlier. Crossing over Nyla’s pass to finish the uphill ride, we go downhill to Samar Syangboche. In Syangboche, we will explore a Ranchung cave. In General, the trail up to Samar is a fascinating downhill. Overnight at Samar.

Day 11 Samar – Jomsom (2745 m)

Early morning after breakfast we will ride from Samar to Jomsom. Crossing two mountain passes, Dajori La and Taklam La, we ride past a uniquely sacred place. The place is used as the place for the sky burial of the tribe living in the region. Then riding further ahead to Kagbeni we will reach Jomsom for our overnight stay. While at Jomsom. Stay overnight at Jomsom.

Day 12 Jomsom – Pokhara (900m) Flight Duration: 25 min.

We will catch the early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and spend the remaining day sightseeing at Pokhara. You can either go and explore caves in Pokhara such as Mahendra cave, bat cave, Gupteshwor cave. Then again, if you are in Pokhara, how can you miss the stunning site such as the lakeside? Explore around Phewa Lake and enjoy boating there. Also, the evening by the lakeside brings out the best views. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 13 Pokhara – Kathmandu (1300 m.)

Enjoying the natural scenario that comes across we will drive back to Kathmandu. Another six hours on the highway will give us time to observe the villages and towns on the way from a different angle. After reaching Kathmandu and checking into a hotel, we will have some free time to wander around the streets of Thamel. Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 14 Departure

As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kathmandu 3 hours before the flight time and your tour ends here.

What to expect?

Price Includes

  • All Airport Pickups and drop off by the private vehicles
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom and Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Lodge and teahouse accommodation during the trek in the Mustang region.
  • Experienced and professional mountain biking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples)
  • HardTail mountain Bike and other maintenance.
  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit.
  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
  • All necessary permits.
  • Office Service charge.
  • All Government Tax.

Price Excludes

  • Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment such as sleeping bags, jackets
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Airfares and Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Entry fee to temples and monasteries or any tourist places
  • Personal expenses such as bars, shopping, or telephone bills
  • Gratitude for guide and drivers
  • Any Alcoholic beverages

TRIP INFO

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits.

 

TREKKING EQUIPMENTS, GEARS & SOME MEDICINES

We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.

  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes

  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter

  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel

Valuable information

Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.

 TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard

 ALTITUDE AND TEMPERATURE IN NEPAL

Altitude (in meter) & Temperature (in degree Celsius) in Nepal over 2000m/6056ft. Trekking areas are only situated over 2000meter in Nepal.

Altitude Spring Summer Autumn Winter
March, April, May June, July, Aug Sept., Oct,  Nov Dec, Jan, Feb
Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min.
2000m -2500m 27 5 29  9 25 2 20 -2
3000m – 3500m 12 -5 20 -1 17 -2 14 -7
4000m – 4500m 10  -7 14 -3 12 -7 7 -10
4500m- 5500m 9 -10 12 -5 10 -15 5  -20

Reviews

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
2023-09-30
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
2023-05-29
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
2023-05-29
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
2023-05-22
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
2023-05-19
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
2023-05-18
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
2023-05-16
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
2023-05-16
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
2023-05-06
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng
2023-05-06