Upper Mustang - Trails of the Nomad Kingdom

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  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +12
  • Experience the remote and isolated beauty of Upper Mustang by bike
  • Unforgettable culture and scenery
  • Epic single tracks and descents
  • Challenging climbs at high altitude
Venture into a land where nomads herd yaks in high pastures, ponies carry your luggage, rosy-cheeked locals toil the arid soil to earn a living and where Tibetan culture is almost untouched by civilization. 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.

Riding to 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. Put simply, this trip showcases the very best mountain biking that the Himalaya has to offer!
5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
Bronwyn's review for another Himalayan Single Track tour
5 - Excellent
  • Bronwyn
  • On Aug 20 2018
“I was lucky enough to live in Nepal for several years, and got to experience a lot of the incredible mountain biking the country has to offer, and I have to say, this is one of the very best trips!!! In fact, I enjoyed it so much that even though there are a million different things to see in the country I used some of my precious leave time to go BACK and do it AGAIN!

The culture of Mustang is one of the biggest draws for people coming to the region, and you get a big dose of it on this trip, even though you don't actually enter the "forbidden kingdom" itself (saving lots of money). The trails are a mix of single track and jeep track, swoopy and fun. If you ride up to Muktinath (as we did), it is a bit killer, but the ride back down is worth every pedal stroke up the road. the scenery takes your breath away around every turn... but because you never go THAT high, the altitude doesn't (which is a good thing).

One thing I will say is how important it is to go with a good company, and Himalayan Singletrack is definitely the best! You see a lot of people "going it alone," and while it is possible (though technically not allowed, you must have a guide in the conservation area), you would end up on main roads, and never find the sweet bikeable trails. You also would certainly never find the hidden gems of tea houses and hotels. Even if you did book a local guide, most of them have no biking knowledge, and would have no idea where these tracks and trails are. Mountain biking is also, as we all know who do it and love it, risky. An unexpected rock or sudden corner could result in a serious accident. You want to be with someone who a) is trained in how to respond to accidents and injuries, b) knows the lay of the land, and can advise you on the risks of the day to reduce potential for accidents, and c) can help fix your bike so you can get back to riding!

Himalayan Singletrack planned fun-filled days that were tailored to my group's riding ability. Our guide was savvy and flexible enough to make last minute itinerary changes as conditions changed. they made sure we were booked into the best hotels (even in high season, when places get booked out early), and made sure we were looked after every step of the way.

one final thought - do NOT miss out on the hot springs at Tato Pani... it isn't the prettiest spot, but man that warm water is wonderful on your sore muscles!

PS - the apple brandy is a bit of an acquired taste...”
Doug's review for another Himalayan Single Track tour
5 - Excellent
  • Doug
  • From USA
  • On Nov 21 2018
“Everything about this trip was great, from the communication to the guides, even the driver did an excellent job getting us around. The trails are really fun with a good variety of terrain. Highly recommended!!!”
Matt's review for another Himalayan Single Track tour
5 - Excellent
  • Matt
  • On Jan 22 2019
“My ride from Jomsom/ Muktinath MTB ride was one of the best things I have ever done and will stay with me forever. The country and it's people and culture sell themselves and a 'Must visit' destination for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.”
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Warm up ride in Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 4: Fly to Jomsom and bike to Kagbeni
  • Day 5: Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Day 6: Muktinath to Chele
  • Day 7: Chele to Syangboche
  • Day 8: Syangboche to Charang
  • Day 9: Charang to Lo-Manthang
  • Day 10: Day trip to Ghom
  • Day 11: Lo-Manthang to Yara
  • Day 12: Yara to Tangya
  • Day 13: Tangya to Chuksang Distance 25km
  • Day 14: Chuksang – Muktinath - Lubra Valley - Dhumba Lake - Tinigo
  • Day 15: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Departure
  • Airport transfers
  • 16 nights accommodation
  • Mountain bike guide for 16 days
  • Porter for 13 days
  • Domestic flights: POK/JOM, JOM/POK, POK/KTM
  • Permits: ACAP, TIMS, Upper Mustang Restricted Area
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • All land transfers in private vehicle
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • International airfares
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, drinks, internet, etc)
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