- Trip Outline
A Journey Back in Time to the Lost Kingdom of Lo Mantang.
Upper Mustang is more than just a challenging mountain bike journey; it’s a trail of discovery, culture, breathtaking scenery, friendly heart-warming people and so much more. Yes we know the permit fee is a lot, but for US$500 you will get 5 million times worth of amazement and experience from this trip. Venture into a land where Nomads herd yaks in the high pastures, ponies carry your luggage, rosy cheeked locals toil the arid soil to earn a living, where Tibetan culture is almost untouched by civilization and add to this some of the BEST and most Challenging mountain biking terrain in the world and you have a simply unforgettable journey. For Himalayan Single Track, this is our favorite ride in Nepal. Put simply this trip showcases the very best Mountain Biking that the Himalaya has to offer!
Length: – 17 Days (15 Days Riding)
Fitness Factor: – Intermediate to High, there are some long carry or pedal up sections.
Skill Factor: – Medium Skill Level on technical descents and loose rocky surfaces. Confidence on exposed trails.
Comfort Zone: – Authentic and Local
DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
DAY 02 WARM UP RIDE IN KATHMANDU
DAY 03 DRIVE TO POKHARA
DAY 04 POKHARA FLY TO JOMSOM AND BIKE TO KAGBENI Distance 14km - 1-2 hour’s, Altitude gain 100m er
DAY 05 KAGBENI TO MUKTINATH distance 15km - 4 hour, Altitude gain 1000m
DAY 06 MUKTINATH TO CHELE (3100 meters) Distance 32km
DAY 07 CHELE TO SYANGBOCHE (3800 meters) Distance approx. 29km
DAY 08 SYANGBOCHE TO CHARANG (3560 meters) Distance about 32km - 7 hours
DAY 09 CHARANG TO LO-MANTHANG (3810 meters) Distance 25km - 4 hours - Altitude gain 150m
DAY 10 LO-MANTHANG – DAY TRIP TO GHOM
DAY 11 LO-MANTHANG TO YARA Distance 18km - 4 hour, Altitude gain 800m
DAY 12 YARA TO TANGYA Distance 16km - 3 hours, Altitude gain 750m
DAY 13 TANGYA TO CHUKSANG Distance 25km - 6 to 7 hours. Altitude gain 1690m and 2000m of ascent.
DAY 14 CHUKSANG - MUKTINATH- LUBRA VALLEY-DHUMBA LAKE - TINIGOAN
DAY 15 JOMSOM TO POKHARA,
DAY 16 POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
DAY 17 - DEPARTURE
Our itinerary is set up to allow for acclimatization. As long as the riders take it steady, most people only suffer mild symptoms.
Yes this trip can be shortened, but rider needs to be fit and also well acclimatized prior to the trip.
Permits for this trip cost in total US$540 per person for all the permits required. This increases the trip price.