Upper Mustang Biking Tour

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This is specially designed mountain biking tour program that takes you to Nepal’s most famous Upper Mustang region. Situated northwest of the country – Mustang region was opened for travelers only after 1992. Recent road construction in the region has made Mountain Biking tour much easier.  Here you will explore arid, high deserts inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan stock. The men folks are either traders or farmers while the women mostly tend the fields. Besides, you will get into insights into the everyday lives of the mountain people of “Lo” where will have the opportunity to witness their vibrant culture and also get insight into Lama Buddhism so little changed by time.

The trip to this magical land begins at Jomsom, following an overland journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will start the ride to a ruined citadel town- Kagbeni that guards the entrance into Upper Mustang. Entering Upper Mustang area, you will visit the 16th-century monastery at Charang,  the fortress city of Lo-Manthang and  Tibetan people dominated villages of Chaile, Syangboche, and others. Here you will observe the splendor and traditions of old Tibet. On your return journey from Upper Mustang, you will ride through the downhill trail to Pokhara via GhorepaniTadapani,  Ghandruk and get back to Kathmandu by overland.
Upper Mustang Biking Tour is a perfect choice for keen mountain biking enthusiasts to explore one of the most remote regions in Nepal that include truly natural wonders, breathtaking valleys and ancient trading routes used mainly for trade connecting Nepal and Tibet.
Please free to contact us at info@trekhimalayan.com.np  for the tailor-made and customized itinerary for any Biking Tours in Nepal. We will design with the itinerary as per your suggestion, the length of stay and budget.


  • Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be received by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your biking guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to the biking program. Overnight in hotel

  • Today we will arrange guided sightseeing tour on the mountain bike visiting Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu shrine, Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa and Swayambhunath, the monkey temple. Your guide will help you organizing everything during the tour. Overnight in hotel

  • After breakfast we drive to Pokhara. During the drive you will enjoy the best views of green mountains and villages along the route. Upon reaching the enchanting city of Pokhara you will enjoy magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check in hotel and relax for a while. Then, you go riding around exploring Lakeside and other major attractions. Overnight in hotel

  • We take early flight to Jomsom and upon arrival to Jomsom we take a ride to Kagbeni which is a delightful village on the edge of the Mustang restricted area. In Kagbeni, you will spend a few hours wandering around this lovely village. Overnight at lodge

  • From Kagbeni you enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. The trail makes several ups and downs to arrive at Tangbe village. Riding further you will reach to Chhuksang village where you will see many beautiful white washed houses and agriculture fields. From Chhuksang making more ups and downs along the Kali Gandaki River you will get to Chele village. Overnight at lodge

  • From Chele the trail climbs up to the Chele La pass. After crossing the ridge from Chele La the trail enters a large sided valley and descends to Samar, where you will have views of the distant Annapurna Himal dominated by Nil Giri. The trail climbs up to the Bhena La and to Bhena. Climbing to another pass, the Yamdo La, you will ride steeply downhill following a ridge to Shyangmochen. From Shyangmochen you will descend further down to the picturesque village of Geling. Overnight at lodge

  • Turning west from Geling, you will ride gently through the fields, passing through Tama Gaon and turning north. The trail then drops steeply to Ghami (3460m), a large village surrounded by many fields busy with the activity of the local people. From Ghami the trail first descends and
    then climbs a rocky path to Choya la. Making a gentle descent the trail reaches to Tsarang. Overnight at lodge

  • The trail descends from Tsarang, crosses the Tsarang Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail, then enters the Tholung valley. The trail turns north and climbs gently to a large isolated chorten, then crosses a stream and reaches the Lo Lha where you will see the view of the walled city of
    Lo Manthang. Descending for some time the trail crosses a stream and climbs up to Lo Manthang where you will see the school, health post, and police check post and several important chortens.

  • This day will be spent in this mystical and isolated city. You will awake to the mystical sounds of monks chanting and the heady sent of temple candles. After having breakfast you will ride through the four major shrines within the city walls. The major attraction of this area is the three
    storey’s Jampa Lhakhang, the red Thubchen gompa with a massive assembly hall, Chodey gompa and Choprang gompa. After visiting the temples you will visit the ACAP office and to Tarchun Gurung’s shop where you can buy some local gift items for your relatives and friends. Return to Lo Manthang & overnight at lodge

  • Again you spend another day in Lo Manthang getting to know the place and getting an insight into how the people live in this remote and arid landscape. After having breakfast you will visit the Mustangi King’s Palace which is an imposing four storey building in the centre of the city.
    Then, you will take a ride to visit some other villages in this area where you will observe the local culture, life style, tradition and warm heartedness of these people. Return to Lo Manthang for overnight stay

  • From Lo Manthang the trail climbs steadily offering a last glimpse of Lo Manthang. The trail climbs a ridge and continues climbing to the Chogo La, the highest point of the mountain biking. The trail makes a short, steep descent and crosses the Chharang River, then climbs to Lo Geker and reaches to Ghar gompaa  small monastery. Climbing to the ridge, crossing a valley along some alpine meadows, and then dropping down a steep eroded path you will reach Drakmar.

  • The trail descends passing the stone walls and fields of Drakmar, then climbs to a ridge and descends to the lower part of Ghemi and further descending you will reach to Jaite and descend again gently to Chhung-Kah. The trail then reaches to Tama Gaon and continues descending to

  • From Shyangmochen the trail follows the quiet stream all the way down to Chhuksang. Overnight at lodge

  • Ride back to Kagbeni from Chhuksang. Overnight at lodge

  • Ride back to Jomsom. Ovenight in hotel

  • Early morning fly back to Pokhara .Upon arrival to Pokhara domestic airport our driver will come to pick up you and transfer to hotel. Rest day at leisure for relaxation and individual activities

  • After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu following the river Trisuli for few hours, and then we finally reach Kathmandu in late afternoon. On arrival check in hotel and stay overnight

  • On this pleasant day you may have a full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Or, you may do your last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives.

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What is included

  • 04 Nights basic clean hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing  with Breakfast
  • 03 Nights basic clean hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  with Breakfast
  • 12 Nights in clean basic Tea-House/Lodge on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Kathmandu Half Day Guided Sightseeing
  • Land Transport: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu (Jeep 4WD/Mini Bus/Bus according to group size)
  • Flight: Pokhara – Jomsom
  • Domestic Airport Transfer
  • Biking Permit Fee
  • Mustang Special Permit Fee
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) Fee
  • TIMS (Trekker Information Management System Card)
  • A good condition Mountain Bike
  • English speaking certified mountain biking  guide
  • Supporting vehicle to carry luggage and emergency during the trails
  • One  assistant guide  as per the number of Mountain Bikers for the whole trip
  • Clients are allowed to carry only personal luggage during the mountain biking trip
  • One duffle bag for each member (complimentary)
  • Emergency medical kit bag
  • Repair kit and Helmet
  • Staff Expenses
  • Clients are allowed to carry only 15 kg of personal luggage on the trek
  • One duffle bag for each member (complimentary)

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • International Airport Pickup (if you have not booked this facility in advance)
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Monument Entry Fee during the Sightseeing
  • Single supplement in the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Hot shower
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tipping is expected for field staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early arrival, late departure (early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel / Medical/ Trip cancellation insurance and emergency rescue/ evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • If the main highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara or trekking route is blocked by a landslide or any natural calamity during the trip, in such a situation the extra cost for food and accommodation has to be borne by the clients.
  • Rescue: All our clients must have travel insurance that covers urgent emergency medical/ evacuation from mountain locations to Kathmandu.
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

Upper Mustang Biking Tour 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Cycling Region: Mustang and Annapurna , Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 20 Days
  • Total Riding days: 12 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 04 Nights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara: 03 Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Emergency/Support Transportation: Jeep 4WD/Mini Bus/Bus according to group size
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation:Hotels in Kathmandu Lodges (tea-houses)/Resort on trail
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard
  • Trek grade: Moderate to Challenging
  • No. of Pax: From 2 & above
  • Meals during trip: Breakfast throughout
  • Maximum elevation: 4077 m / 13376 ft
  • Distance covered: 264 km (approx)
  • Porter Guidlines: Each porter carries only 30 Kgs. as per IPPG guidelines.

General Information

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  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
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