Mountain Biking the Jomsom-Muktinath Trail
By far and away the most ridden trail in Nepal, this short mountain biking adventure takes you into the heart of the Himalaya and rips down some of the best trails in the Lower Mustang region, including the famous Lubra Valley Trail. The route follows the raging Kaligandaki (Black River), famed as being part of the deepest gorge in the world, splitting the massive peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
The upper part of the gorge is also called Thak Khola after the local Thakhali people who became prosperous from trans-Himalayan trade and are famed for their delicious food, apple growing and the making of local Apple Brandy.
Our trail climbs up to Muktinath at the foot of the mighty Throng Pass on route from the Annapurna Circuit. From here there are many options for some amazing single track and downhill riding, past ancient monasteries and traditional villages. Bump along on cobble paths and get your feet wet in ice fed streams. This is surely one of the most spectacular short mountain biking holidays in the world. If you ride with the HST Team we will take you on trails other companies don’t know to hidden lakes, villages and single track descents.
You have to try it once in your life.
Standard Itinerary (Pokhara to Pokhara)
Day 01 Pokhara to Jomsom by Flight and Bike to Kagbeni
Day 02 Kagbeni to Muktinath
Day 03 Muktianth to Tuckche via Lubra Valley
Day 04 Tuckche to Tatopani
Day 05 Tatopani to Beni and Transport to Pokahara
Package Itinerary (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Nagarkot Enduro Ride
Day 03 Travel to Pokhara
Day 04 Pokhara to Jomsom by Flight and Bike to Kagbeni
Day 05 Kagbeni to Muktinath
Day 06 Muktianth to Tuckche via Lubra Valley
Day 07 Tuckche to Tatopani
Day 08 Tatopani to Beni and Transport to Pokahara
Day 09 Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 10 Travel to Kathmandu
Day 11 Departure
Who’s it for? Intermediate fun loving mountain bikers, mountain biking families and people who might be doing their first multi day trip. Trails are also adaptable for serious bikers with a short amount of time in Nepal. Great for Expats looking for a short getaway.
Length:- 5 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara, or 11 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Fitness Factor:- Weekend riders accepted on this one. Just one big climb of 1000 m, jeep assistance can be deployed if your heart begins to pop out of your chest.
Skill Factor:- Any confident cyclist can do this trail, there are many trail options, so we can tailor the ride to suit your skill level. Still you should have ridden a bike more than a few times to be able to enjoy it.
Comfort Zone:- You might get sweaty palms from gripping the armrests of your seat during the 20 min flight to Jomsom, but the rest of this journey is quite civilized. Well set up Tea Houses, hot water, WiFi in most places and great food, even a porter to carry your bags.
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