Kingdom of Upper Mustang & Singletrack rides, Nepal

 

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An amazing ride takes you to the awesome forbidden kingdom, riding type mixed of sweet single track, dirt tracks, one of the world’s amazing descents, sacred sites, splash in natural hot spring, sip of Marpha brandy, ending with crazy night life in Pokhara and Kathmandu. This ride combines of heart beating gorgeousness of culture and natural experience in the heart of Himalayas, Nepal.Upper Mustang Trip, also referred as Lo Manthang Trip, takes you to ancient villages enriched with deep-rooted Tibetan culture, vast form of Buddhist monasteries that contain precious paintings and relics, beautiful gorge passes and historical walled Land of Medicine, Lo Manthang. The trip to Upper Mustang opens you to the vast windswept area at barren highland of the world with amazing scenery of naked hills and snow-capped mountains including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna mountain ranges. Are you ready for the adventure?

 

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the Himalayan country. Our home land, we will meet you in Kathmandu airport, after the greeting we will transfer you to take to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Welcome Dinner

Today is kind of rest day so early morning after breakfast we will take you to the guided trip to beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites including Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar square while we prepare permits on the other side for restricted area Upper Mustang.

Day 03 : Flight to Pokhara (800m)

Our trip starts after the breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Domestic terminal and we fly to beautiful city Pokhara. Check into hotel and rest and relax. Overnight in Pokhara

Day 04 : Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m) and ride to Kagbeni (2810m)

An early morning flight schedule to Jomsom, which we, enjoy dramatic fly in between the two 8000 meters Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I which is called the deepest gorse of the world. Once we land the Mustang at Jomsom then assemble our bikes, have breakfast on the lap of Mount Nilgiri ride along the Kaligandaki river bed. We will stay at Kagbeni in a local guest house.
Biking time: 2. to 3 hours
Distance: 10 to 15 Km Approx

Day 05 : Ride from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m)

Today we enter into the forbidden land of Upper Mustang which is the Kingdom of Lo. We check our permits As we leave Kagbeni behind. We will ride along the Kaligandaki River valley. We will stop to take Lunch at Chhusang. After the Lunch our ride continue again on the river bank. We will cross the river then take a climb to reach the Chaile. We will see the caves, monasteries and amazing views of River valley and Mountain.
Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hours
Distance: 18 Km Approx

Day 06 : Biking from Chele to Syanboche (3800)

As our days are getting better and better because we are heading to North. The climb will be hard but the sceneries and landscapes are mind blowing .Hike a bike  in some part if it gets to technical climb. We will have lunch in Sammar. It’s our biggest day as we will have to cross 4 passes which is called via Taklam la (3624m) Dajori la (3735m) and Bhena la (3860) Yamda la (3860). It’s a big day but the super nice day of our trip.
Biking time: 4.5 to 5.5 hours
Distance: 20 Km Approx

 

Day 07 : Ride from Syanboche to Dhakmar (3820m)

With the beautiful local breakfast ,We will have a small climb Syangboche La (3850m) at the first then we will ride downhill to Gilling. We will be awarded by the view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna and Mustang valley. We will again pass the biggest pass of the day called via Nyi la (4010m) then Ghemi la (3765m). We will enjoy the downhill after the passes. We will have lunch on along the way in a tea houses. Overnight in Dhakmar
Biking time: 4.5 to 5 hours
Distance: 19 Km Approx

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Day 08 : Ride from Dhakmar to Lo-Manthang (3810m)

An  interesting day of the ride today  as we head to the King Lo’s civilization where we will counter and experience the Tibetan Buddhism. We will leave the Charang Behind and move forward to our destination the Lomanthang. Our trail will be smoother than the previous ride, once our ride hit the windy pass the view of the Tibetan plateau, Himalayas and the gorgeous view of the Lo-Manthang will reward us. After the pass we will hit the downhill trail across the plain into the walled city of Lomanthang where we will stay in a guest house tonight. We will also have optional trail to ride from Ghar Gumba to Lo-Manthang Via Mui la (4170m) Marang La (4230m) we need to push on some parts of these passes. After Marang La pass we will ride all the way downhill to Lo-Manthang.
Biking time: 3.5 to 5 hours
Distance: 22 Km Approx

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Day 09: Rest Day Lo-Manthang & Explore

Today is the rest day at Lo-Manthang, where we explore the sites in the village and man made caves in ancient history, purely blessed with the historical experience, dinner and sleep at Lo-Manthang. Overnight in Lomanthang.

Day 10 : Ride from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3650m)

After an early breakfast, We ride to the Yara and Dhigaon today which is only handful of people visit in this region. We will ride all the way to near Charang then cross the river ride all the way to Charang till the Sungda Choorten then we will cross the bridge then ride toward the Yara. Today ride will be not so hard along the river and villages with amazing views. Overnight at Yara.
Biking time: 4 to 5 Hours
Distance:  17 Km Approx

Day 11 : Mountain biking from Yara to Tangye (3240m)

Another beautiful ride & hike a bike  through two passes (3878m). Our ride will be ups and down along the barren terrain along with awe inspiring views around. We will cross Dechhyang stream which is originated from the sacred pond of Damordar Kunda which is very popular among locals as a sacred pilgrimage where we will find fossils of marine which is considered as a God we also called Saligram. We will have lunch on the way, we will again ride uphill once we reach on the top where one of the nice playground after this we will reach Tangye village. We will have opportunities to see authentic villages and unique monasteries. Overnight in Tangye.
Biking time: 4 to 5 hours
Distance: 18 Km Approx

Day 12 : Ride from Tangye to Chhusang (2980m)

Leaving the Tangye village after breakfast we will cross suspension bridge the we will ride along the river bed then ride and hike a bike  to a pass then we will reach place called Paha which means a shelter house. We will have a rest and lunch then we will continue our pace. We will also go through 4218 m pass, which will reward us by offering the best views of the Himalayas then we will ride superb nice and flowy downhill all the way to Chhusang. A rewarded hike a bike day.  We will stay overnight in Chhusang village.
Biking time: 4. to 5. Hours
Distance: 26 Km Approx

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Day 13 : Ride from Chhusang to Muktinath (3800M) Via Gyu la (4077m)

An amazing ride downhill after a hike a bike from Chhusang ride to Muktinath via Gyu la(4077m) We Today we leave the Upper Mustang behind and will enjoy our ride on lower Mustang. Yet beautiful rides to explore. On the way small pay visit to Muktinath temple a sacred Hindu and Buddhist temple existing at one compound is rewarding. Overnight in Muktianth.
Biking time: 5. to 6. Hours
Distance: 25 Km Approx 

Day 14 – Ride from Muktinath,  to Marpha via Lupra Pass 2650m

After breakfast we ride and hike-a-bike will bring us to Lupra Pass at 4200m with an awesome view of Himalayas including Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri at the background. We’ll drop in on a long and flowing singletrack descent totalling 30 km’s – this is one of the best rides anywhere on earth! Tonight’s accommodation in Marpha Village is home to abundant apple orchards; we’ll sample fresh apple pies and sip on homemade apple brandy. Overnight in Marpha.

Biking time: 5. to 6. Hours
Distance: 32 Km Approx

Day 15 – Ride Marpha to Larjung + Trail Ride 2550m

After a delicious homemade local breakfast , we’ll ride downhill to Larjung via jeep roads and singletrack side trails. We’ll stop for lunch and then head out on an afternoon ride up to a small mountainside village and back down through a beautiful pine forest. Overnight in Larjung Village

Biking time:  4 to 4. 3 Hours
Distance: 22 Km Approx

Day 16 – Ride Larjung to Tatopani 1190m

Yay!!! it’s an awesome day for downhill riding about 35km Today we’ll ride through authentic Nepali foothills and villages on a mix of singletracks and rugged jeep trails. We’ll ride through the Kali Gandaki Valley, one of the world’s deepest river gorges made by Kaligandaki river. An awesome day to have beers and cheers and enjoy natural hot spring!!!! Back to hotel have dinner enjoy. Overnight in Tatopani village

Biking time: 5 hour approx

Distance : 32 Km approx

Day 17 – Ride Tatopani to Beni to Pokhara 820m

Another day in dirt mud downhill trails  !!!!! From Tatopani we’ll roll through thick jungle and pass by ancient temples as we make our way to Beni, where our private shuttle vehicle will be waiting we drive to Pokhara. Enjoy and celebrate in Lakeside!!!!!!!!

Biking time: 3 hours approx

Distance : 25km approx

Day 18 – Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350m

After breakfast transfer to domestic airport Pokhara and fly back to Pokhara. Once we reach Kathmandu transfer to hotel. Enjoy your spare time packing your baggage for tomorrow’s departure, shopping rest. Farewell dinner !!!!!

Day 19 – Departure

Time to say safe journey see you again soon Namaste!!!! 3 hours before your flight schedule we leave you at the international airport Kathmandu  

 

Price Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle
    • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
    • Twin-sharing (and occasionally dormitory style) accommodation in guesthouses during biking in Annapurna region.
    • Flight to Pokhara, Pokhara- Jomsom & Flight back to Kathmandu
    • Government licensed English-speaking mountain biking guide (The number of guides and assistant guides is dictated by group size)
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trip (We assign one porter for two clients)
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff
    • Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS card, Upper Mustang restricted area permit worth $500 USD for 10 days
    • Permits and entry fees for sightseeing such as UNESCO world heritage sites
    • All government taxes and official expenses.
    • 3 meals (breakfast+lunch+dinner) in the biking trip Himalayas
    • Mineral water 2 liters through the trip in the mountains
    • A cup of tea or coffee with 3 meals a day

Price Does not Include

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • International airfare and airport departure tax
    • Your travel insurance (Compulsory for the trip and should cover helicopter rescue)
    • Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry 30-day tourist visa can be obtained for USD 40 or equivalent. Similarly, a multiple-entry 90-day tourist visa costs USD 100. Please have 2 passport-size photos. USD/Euro in cash is handy)
    • All items of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
    • Biking attire and other personal gears.
    • Tips for biking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
    • Mountain bike for yourself and bike accessories ( We strongly recommend you to bring your own bike for safe and fun mountain biking here in Nepal)

    For Booking Contact Nepal:

  • Epic Shangrila Adventure (P.) Ltd
  • Email: ram.manange@gmail.com
  • Australia Contact
  • Mic Longhurst
  • http://www.weridemountainbikes.com

 

 

 

 

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