Magical Lower Mustang Singletrack & National Park

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Riding into the land of salvation, Himalayas where the trails has its own beauty but rich in culture, people and the history itself. Experience the world’s 8000m high mountains Dhaulagiri, and many more mountains lost into the trails with the local Marpha “Local alcohol” one of the top mountain biking destination for your suitable adventure here in Nepal. This trip is suitable for moderately fit riders with at least strong intermediate technical skills. The majority of the riding is between 2000m to 4000m with the highest point, Gyu La Pass, at 4500m! The riding is roughly 60% singletrack, 35% doubletrack, and 5% free-riding or hike-a-bike.Travelling to the Temple “Muktinath” a Hindu pilgrimage where 108 flowing taps for holy bath and inside the same boundary the Buddhist monastery exists which is very rare in the world, having the mutual respect, peace and prosperity. Riding through the ancient salt trading yak trials here in the Himalayas to the deepest gorges in the world made of Kaligandi river (The Kali Gandaki Gorge or Andha Galchi is the gorge of the Kali Gandaki (orGandaki River) in the Himalayas in Nepal. The Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest canyon in the world, being 24,071 ft or 7,337 m lower than Annapurna I which bounds it at one point. This trip is perfect for you to explore lower magical mustang with two wheels. Happy trails and this trip is combined of awesome mtb riding to explore culture and national park in chitwan. While you have an awesome ride into the thin air and later you enjoy relax days in Chitwan doing elephant safari, going to culture dance program, jungle walks etc. Happy riding and Happy holidays

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1350m

Fly into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), transfer to hotel, our    representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Pre trip meeting with your guides over dinner and drinks. We recommend arriving one day early to experience more of Kathmandu and just in case of luggage delays.

Day 2 – Transfer to Pokhara by flight 820m

Today after early breakfast we transfer to domestic airport we’ll leave by flight from Kathmandu and head to peaceful Pokhara.Beautiful scenic flight takes us to the beautiful city Pokhara Enjoy your beautiful lake in the lakeside visit nearby places

Day 3 – Fly to Jomsom, Ride to Kagbeni 2800m

After breakfast we’ll load up with our bikes for an exciting flight to the roof of the Himalayas!Upon landing in Jomsom, we’ll put our bikes back together and ride to Kagbeni, an historic village home to a population of Tibetan Buddhist Monks and gateway to Upper Mustang. An acclimatization day, today’s ride will be a mellow 15 km’s on relatively flat jeep roads with the option for additional riding on the trails around Kagbeni. First day on the trails get your body acclimatizes take easy and slow enjoy the easy riding. Overnight at kagneni.

Day 4 –  Shuttle to Muktinath. Ride to Kagbeni via Gyu La Pass back to Muktinath 3800m

After early breakfast with beautiful morning sunrise view to Nilgiri and other Himalayas Mustang Valley via Jharkot village to Muktinath,  a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists . After a quick visit to Muktinath Temple, we’ll climb up to Gyu La Pass at 4500m, which borders on the restricted area of Upper Mustang.Take in the incredible views before dropping in for a fast and fun 15 km downhill trail ride back to our guesthouse in Muktinath. Enjoy your dinner with beautiful sunset in Mt Dhaulagiri and other Himalayan ranges. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 5 – 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.

Day 6 – Ride Marpha to Tatopani 1190m

Yay!!! it’s an awesome day for downhill riding about 40km 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

Day 7 – 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!!!!!!!!

Day 8 – Drive Pokhara to Bharatpur

After breakfast we drive to Sauraha, Chitwan . Arrived at Hotel where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing on our services with jungle activities

Welcome drink

Lunch

Tharu Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and Lifestyle of the Tharus &

Visit to Elephant Breeding Centre

Panoramic Sunset view from our hotel, on the bank of the Rapti River

Dinner on guest Choice time

Culture Program (Tharu Stick Dance)

Day 09: Sightseeing inside national park day tours

Wake up call with & Bed tea/coffee

Breakfast

Canoe ride on the Rapti River with bird watching & Jungle walk, An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful & Bird watching

An excellent opportunity to see a great many species of birds found in Chitwan National Park.

Lunch

Elephant Ride (For an Hour) an excellent opportunity to get the lifetime experience on the Elephant Back and to see the Wildlife of The Park

Panoramic Sunset view from our hotel, on the bank of the Rapti River. Dinner and overnight in Chitwan.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel we drive to Kathmandu. Enjoy your extra day taking rest and buying some shopping for your family & friends back home. Farewell  dinner tonight.

Day 11 – 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

 

What’s Included?

  • 09 nights of accommodation based on double occupancy
    • 2 nights in Kathmandu (Bed and Breakfast)
    • 2 nights in Pokhara (Bed and Breakfast)
    • 4 night in traditional local guesthouses and teahouses
      • Private room supplement available only in KTM and Pokhara – inquire for pricing.
  • 2 night accommodation in Sauhara National park
  • Elephant safari, canoeing, nature guide in National park
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet type in hotel in chitwan
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during your entire time in the mountains
    • You are responsible for your own meal costs while in Pokhara and Kathmandu only
  • Local English speaking Nepali guides, drivers, and porters and their expenses
  • Professional and experienced mtb guide
  • All transportation, including multiple shuttle uplifts and airport transfers, in private shuttle vehicles with safe and friendly drivers
  • All activities, and park permits as per itinerary
  • Two internal flights – Pokhara to Jomsom

Not Included

  • International flights to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
  • Mandatory travel & medical insurance with helicopter evacuation coverage(We recommend Global rescue travel insurance)
  • Bikes and riding gear
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fancy coffees, pastries or other delicacies available at certain guesthouses
  • Souvenirs, laundry, other items of personal nature
  • Nepali Tourist Visa
  • Gratuities (tips) for guides, porters and drivers
  • 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 Trip 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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