UPPER MUSTANG MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR
This is the epitome of adventure, and especially designed for intrepid cyclists. Explore the lost Kingdom of Lo, dramatic landscapes of the Mustang Valley, and ancient Tibetan cultures. Our mountain biking trip to the Upper Mustang Valley is truly an awe-inspiring adventure and a phenomenal experience that you’ll never forget. Words can’t really describe this amazing & unique place of ancient Buddhist and Tibetan culture. The Upper Mustang, where our destination point ‘Lo-Manthang’ is located, is a remote and forbidden area, restricted to foreigners until 1992.
Please note that in this types of rides where you usually pedal along the whole trail without lift access or shuttle and don’t need any extraordinary equipment to complete the ride. This means bikes are light, not too much travel in the suspension, and usually hard-tails (only front suspension). The terrain can be fairly rough, but not extreme. These trips require more endurance as well as some skills, depending on the region we offer, so can be enjoyed by riders of all levels. Vehicle support is provided where possible to make your journey safe and stress-free.
Upper Mustang Mountain Bike is an amazing physical and cultural mountain biking trip to the remote kingdom of Lo (Upper Mustang). Upper Mustang Bicycle Tour is not a technical ride as such but due to high altitude it is a hard ride on a jeep road and village trails. Upper Mustang Mountain Bike trip is done at much slower pace than equivalent low altitude ride to prevent the AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), which can be triggered by excessive exhaustion and ruin the enjoyment of the trip or the entire adventure holiday in Mustang. During the Upper Mustang cycling tour, Adventure Connexion explore the ancient kingdom of Lo with its amazing history, wild but gentle people still leading strong traditional lives similar to their ancestors 500 years ago. Young men still go to Tibet to find their wives. While mountain bike riding Upper Mustang we will visit old gompas and monasteries with incredible 500 years old art treasures hanging on the walls and we will meet people, whose ancestors produced that and we explore living Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
From Lo Manthang we will bike to Kora La pass to take a sweeping view to Tibet proper. A bonus of the Upper Mustang Mountain Bike Ride will be the opportunity to explore western side of Annapurna and the deepest valley in the world (7000m), Kali Gangaki Valley. Upper Mustang Mountain Bike expedition will take us on a biking foray into Mukinath, a very interesting place, a popular pilgrimage site and an ancient trading post still resonating today with many traders, gurus and sadus finding their solace and purpose here. We will descend the Kali Gandaki Valley down to Tatopani, which means ‘Hot Water’ and derived from hot springs bubbling on the banks of Kali Gandaki Valley. From Tatopani we will follow the jeep road through the jungle to Beni to catch our transportation back to Pokhara.
Welcome to Kathmandu
Explore the Kathmandu Valley, Fly to Pokhara
Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m) and Cycle to Kagbeni (2900m): 15km cycling
Cycle to Muktinath (3800m), Return to Kagbeni (2900m) 27km cycling
Cycle to Tsaile (3060m) 25km cycling
Cycle to Ghemi (3570m): 28km cycling
Cycle to Lo Manthang, via Tsarang: 27km cycling
Explore Lo Manthang & Cycle the Chosar Valley: 26km cycling
Cycle via Lo Gekar & Dhakmar to Jhaite: 32km cycling
Cycle to Chuksang (2950m): 26km cycling
Cycle to Jomsom: 27km cycling
Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu
Conclusion of Tour in Kathmandu : Final Departure