Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 M)
One of the members of our company will welcome you at the international airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the tour guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you on the day 2 program.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
After having breakfast, you will go on a sightseeing tour. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc. All of these places are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the evening, you will arrange the required gear. And you will meet your MTB guide as well who will brief you about the biking tour program.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (825 M)
Today, you will drive to Pokhara. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will rest for a few hours. Later in the evening, you will explore the Lakeside market and do boating on Fewa Lake.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2600 M) and biking to Kagbeni (2810 M)
Taking an early morning flight, you will fly to Jomsom. The rest of the crew members will be waiting for you there. The flight presents gorgeous landscapes and mountain views. From Jomsom, you will begin biking towards Kagbeni. The route will be fairly easy and rideable. On the way, you will see a beautiful view of nature.
Day 05: Biking to Muktinath (3760 M)
Today you will be ascending a rugged trail. The path will have tiny boulders, however, you can easily ride your bike on that. Upon reaching Muktinath, you will get freshened up and visit one of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Hindus, Muktinath Temple.
Distance: 13 km
Day 06: Biking to Chele (3050 M) via Gyu La pass (4077 M)
From today onwards, you will ride into the forbidden land of Upper Mustang. The trail takes you to the Gyu La Pass from where you will ride downhill and reach Chhuksang. After having lunch here, you will bike along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River and cross a bridge. The path from here will take you to Chele where you will get to see superb views of Mt. Nilgiri and Kali Gandaki River.
Distance: 20 km
Day 07: Biking to Ghiling (3570 M)
After having breakfast, you will begin ascending towards Ghiling enjoying captivating views of Mt. Nilgiri and Mt. Annapurna, you will ascend on a ridge. From here, you will ride through a few small villages and reach Ghiling.
Day 08: Biking to Tsarang (3560 M)
The trail today will take you to the Nya La Pass. After having a warm breakfast, you will ascend a rugged path and lead to the top of the pass. From here, you will descend and cross Ghami La Pass to reach Ghami. Here you can see many mani walls and ancient monasteries including the longest mani wall of Upper Mustang which is believed to be an intestine of a demon. You will have lunch here then bike through Ghami Khola and the long Mani wall, pass by Tsarang La pass (3870M), and descend down a dirt road to Tsarang.
Distance: 22 km
Day 09: Biking to Lo-Manthang (3810 M)
Today, the trail will take you to Lo-Manthang, the Kingdom of Lo. After having a warm breakfast, you will begin ascending toward Lo La Pass. From the top of the pass, amazing views of the surrounding can be seen. From here, you will ride for half an hour and reach Lo-Manthang. You will visit the Monasteries and the museum there.
Distance: 18 km
Day 10: Visit Chosar Village & Gompas, Cave and back to Lo – Manthang Via, Namdrul Village
It is your rest day in Lo-Manthang. You will spend the day traversing Lo-Manthang and its nearby areas. You will visit ancient gumba, royal palace, inhabited caves, and museums where you will get to learn and experience the lifestyle of the locals people.
Day 11: Biking to Ghami (3520 M) via Ghar Gompa (3930 M) with 2 passes of 4170 M & 4230 M
Leaving Lo-Manthang behind, you will cross two passes. On the way, you will stop at Ghar Gompa and also get to see beautiful views. It is one of the oldest monasteries in the Upper Mustang. You will have lunch at Ghar Gompa and then ride to Ghami for the night's stay.
Distance: 22 km
Day 12: Biking to Chele (3050 M)
Riding on an easy trail, you will reach Samar. From here, you will ascend towards Dajori La Pass (3735 M) and descend down to Chele for a night's stay.
Distance: 32 km
Day 13: Biking to Marpha (2670 M)
Riding along the Kali Gandaki riverbank, you will move towards Marpha. After reaching Kagbeni, you will take a small lunch break and continue riding towards Jomsom. Further, the trail will take you to the village of Apple orchards, Marpha for a night's stay. It is a beautiful village of the Thakali people with a unique culture and tradition. You will get to taste one of the most delicious apples here and other apple products.
Day 14: Biking to Tatopani (1190 M)
After a good night's sleep, you will begin riding along the Kali Gandaki River. The trail goes downhill presenting lush and green scenery. You will pass by several beautiful villages and cross bridges eventually reaching Tatopani.
Distance: 43 km
Day 15: Biking to Beni (830 M) and drive towards Pokhara (825 M)
From Tatopani, you will ride along the river bed and reach Beni. From here, you will hop on the bus and drive towards Pokhara.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 M)
After having breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu. The drive will present beautiful views of green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and small settlements. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will move to the hotel and rest for the day. In the evening, you will be joining a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 17: Final departure
As per your flight departure time, one of the representatives of our company will take you to the airport for your flight back to your home.