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Upper Mustang Mountain Bike Tour

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Upper Mustang Highlights

  • Experience the original Tibetan culture/ People/ activities.
  • Testing the renowned apples, apple pie and apple wine in Jomsom.
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, the important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Visit most picturesque areas of Upper Mustang.
  • Ancient caves, historic monasteries and archaeological sites.
  • Observing the Local People's activities and natural beauty.
  • Half day tour around Pokhara’s Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave and Davis Fall.

Adventure mountain bike tour to Upper Mustang is a challenging mountain bike journey, it is the part of discovery, explore the forbidden kingdom, breathtaking landscape, beautiful mountain views, friendly heart-warming people and so much more. An unforgettable Adventure journey where Tibetian culture and people are almost untouched by civilization.

Yes we know the permit fee is very high, but USD $ 500 you will get 5 million times worth of amazement, pleasure and experience from this trip.

Your mountain bike tour started with the 20 minute flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. At first we will visit Muktinath Temple. Then ahead to Upper Mustang. On the way you will visit many monasteries, local villages, panoramic Mountain views and other many more Interesting things.

We will carry the essential parts of the Mountain bike and we also provide one technician for mountain bike. For additional equipment and biking part should be bring yourself.

Fees, Permits & Formalities

Trekking permits for Mustang cost is USD $ 500 per Person for 10 days. Note that is defined as 10 days, not nights, starting and ending at Kagbeni. Extra days are extra US $ 50 each. For Mustang trekking you need to obtain also the ACAP trekking permits. Now after the Nepal massive earthquake there are many proposal to reduce the restricted area permits of Upper Mustang but government have not reduce yet. If the government reduce the fees, the cost will be USD $ 100 each person. The rules to obtain the permit you need to have at least two member in a group. That mean single permits will not be obtain from the immigration. In case if you are single traveler, let us know we can obtain your permits by joining other travelers group.

Best Trekking Seasons

Most the population departs from Lo on trading expedition during the winter to avoid the cold and snow. The trekking season, therefore, is from late march until early November. The trek don’t go to extremely high elevations, but the cold, dust and unrelenting afternoon winds can make it less pleasant then other trek in Nepal.

Trip Facts:

Country: Nepal
Trekking Type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 3800 M
Group Size: 02 - 25
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Best Season: Mar - May | Sep - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate
Start - End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private vehicle with one English speaking guide. O/n at hotel.
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara – 6 hrs by private vehicle. O/n at hotel.
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and start your cycling tour and ride to Kajbeni (Alt. 2700 M)– 3 hours cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 05: Ride Kajbeni to Sammar (Alt 3660 M.) - 4 to 5 hrs cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Ride Sammar to Ghami (Alt. 3520 M) – 4 hrs cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 07: Ride Ghami to Charang (Alt. 3560 M) – 4 hrs cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Ride Charang to Lo-Mangthang (Alt. 3800 M) – 2:30 hrs cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 09: Lo-Mangthang to Dhigoan Day trip and back to Lo-Mangtang. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 10: Day trip to Ghom and back to Lo-Mangthang. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 11: Ride Lo-Mangthang back to Ghami - 4 to 5 hrs cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 12: Ride Ghami to Sammar - 5 hrs cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 13: Ride Sammar to Jomsom - 5 hrs cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 14: Ride Jomsom to Tatopani – 6 hrs cycling. O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 15: Ride to Beni – 3 hrs and jeep drive to Pokhara – 3 hrs. . O/n at Lodge.
  • Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu – 6 hrs by private vehicle.
  • Day 17: Final departure transfer to airport.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Cost Include

  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with BB basis. (3 star)
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with BB basis. (3 Star)
  • 11 Nights in Teahouses while on mountain biking.
  • All meal (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner while in Biking tour)
  • Upper Mustang Restricted area Permit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • TIMS
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Entry Fees.
  • Pokhara Jomsom Air Ticket.
  • All airport taxes and Service charges.
  • All breakfast while In Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Traditional farewell diner in a typical Nepali Restaurant.
  • Tea and coffee during the Biking Trip.
  • Drinking water in Biking trip.
  • One mountain bike for one person on hire.
  • All airport transfer as per the itinerary.
  • Necessary ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • 15 Days Qualified Mountain Bike Guide (MBLA Certificate and Wilderness First Aid)
  • 11 Days Porter, Pony and Pony Handler.
  • Support Guide for group over five people.
  • All Guide and Porter expenses and insurance.
  • One mountain bike technician for whole Trip.

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Laundry fees.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.

BEST TIME: March, April, May, June & Sept, Oct

PORTERS: Carrying your bags are included in the price of the trip. So all you will need to carry during is a day pack with your personal items you will need throughout the day. Ponies will not always be with you or arrive at the Tea House at the same time as you so make sure you carry a warm jacket with you. Baggage allowance is 15kg per person.

DRINKING WATER: Tap water is not drinkable in Nepal. Bottled drinking water is not included in the price of the trip. Global HOlidays Adventure carries Steri Pens for use on the trips and we will treat filtered drinking for you. If you choose to buy or treat your own water during the trip that is also fine, but not included in the price. We strongly discourage the purchase of plastic water bottles on all of our trips for environmental reasons.We recommend two 1 liter water bottles or one two to three liter bladder for this trip.

TEMPERATURES: In the Mustang Region the higher up you go the colder it gets. You need to be prepared for below zero temperatures at night time. Day time is average temp 16 degrees Celsius and at night it can get down to below zero. You also need to be prepared for strong, cold winds, possible rain, sleet and snow.

Approximately 80% of the accommodations will have electricity and an outlet appropriate for charging items such as mobile phones or iPods/iPads, you will need to purchase a Universal Adapter, these can be purchased in most Travel shops. In the dry months from October through to May Nepal can experience Load Shedding (Periods without electricity) in excess of 10 hours a day.

ACCOMMODATIONS: We provide 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In these hotels you will get Deluxe rooms with attached bathrooms, breakfast, Wi-Fi access and all normal hotel facilities. During the biking leg of the trip you will be accommodated in Tea Houses which are a form of mountain lodge. Standard varies from place to place, rooms are simple in some cases we get attached bathrooms, in others bathrooms are shared. Rooms are not heated, but are clean and comfortable and there are not always hot showers, in some places hot showers incur extra charge.

SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Water proof/wind proof jacket suitable for riding, optional Down Jacket, Long thermals (2 sets in Winter Season), a couple of T-Shirts and shorts or trekking trousers, Light Fleece Jacket or a Warm Jumper, Cycle clothing – long sleeve and short sleeve tops, full and half cycling shorts, arm warmers, leg/Knee warmers, thermal cap, knee and elbow pads are recommended, Hat, sunglasses, sun cream, toiletries (Bio Degradable is recommended), Windproof/water proof cycling gloves (full), Helmet (Both are Compulsory on HST Tours), Chap stick, moisturizer cream, toilet paper, Hand wipes and sanitizer, Good shoes for both walking and cycling (Stiff race type SPD shoes are not recommended go for a walking style SPD Shoe), also a pair of sandals or flip flops for around the tea houses, Warm socks, woolen hat and a scarf/Muffler, Buff, bandana or some kind of face covering, Own medicines including re-hydration salts and any personal medication required (Our Guides carry full first aid kits), Camel Pak or water bottles (Minimum 2 Liters), Water proof pack cover, Sleeping bag (Optional) or Sleeping Sheet.

Personal Travel Insurance Copy of Passport 6 Passport Sized Photos. we request you to pack your belongings in soft water proof duffel bags or back packs rather than suitcase.

If you are bringing your own bike to Nepal then you will also be required to bring the spare parts required to keep your bike on the trails. All our guides are good mechanics who will assist you with repairs etc. We recommend that you bring the following items for your bike own bike. Our guide will carry tool kits and basic spare parts.

  • Inner tubes (esp if you are running 29 or 27.5 wheels)
  • A tire that fits your bike, recommended for Nepal 2.2+
  • A few spokes and nipples.
  • Hanger/Drop Out.
  • Seat Post Clamp, spare parts/adapters for through axles
  • Chain Oil, Bleed kit relevant to your brakes and/or dropper seat post, suspension pump, pump, brake pads Spare parts and accessories can easily be purchased in our shop, most readily available items in Nepal are Shimano 9 and 10 speed chains, cassettes and cranks, tubes 26 & 29 and a full range of cycling clothing.

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