Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Tour, 16 Days
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Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Tour, 16 Days

Days: 16 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)

Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Tour is a fulfilling off-road journey for adventure lovers who seek thrill in the remote Himalayas. The exhilarating feeling of biking in the restricted areas of Upper Mustang and to the desert capital of Lo-Manthang, whilst enjoying the vista of snowy mountains and barren hills, cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. The challenge to ride is nothing when compared to the incredible scenery and cultural lifestyle of the locals that the trip has to offer. 

Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Trip begins at Kathmandu. The journey is led by a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and then a picturesque short flight from Pokhara to Jomsom—the beginning point of the biking trip. From Jomsom, you begin your bike trip by riding along the Kali Gandaki Valley on a flat and rocky jeep track towards Kagbeni. From Kagbeni, you continue to ride uphill towards Muktinath, the holy temple of Lord Shiva. Then the ride follows the trail towards the forbidden land of Upper Mustang. Passing through the villages of Chele, Syangboche, and Tsarang, you reach Lo-Manthang. Lo-Manthang is the walled capital of the former "Kingdom of Lo" and is home to numerous antique monasteries and well preserved Tibetan culture and tradition. From Lo-Manthang, we return back through some new single-track routes, with superb views of surrounding high peaks and breathtaking valleys. We pass through the apple orchards of Marpha and continue to descend to reach Tatopani to wash away your tiredness after the thrilling mountain biking adventure. From Tatopani, you will ride to reach Beni. The audacious and exciting mountain biking experience to Upper Mustang ends, with a drive from Beni to Pokhara and followed by a flight back to Kathmandu.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is one of the thriving travel agency in Nepal and offers some of the most exciting trips around the country. For the mountain biking trip to Upper Mustang, we provide you with an experienced bike riding guide who can assist you even with technical difficulties. We make sure the bikes are in their best condition before assigning you with one. To make your overnight stays comfortable, we make sure you are accommodated in the best hotels and lodges. Kindly, note that you should check-in for all the domestic flights at least one hour prior to the flight schedule, and also understand that the flights are subject to delay due to bad weather.

Fact of the Biking Trip

Trek Region
Upper Mustang Region
Type of Trek
Mountain Biking & Hiking
16 Days
Highest Elevation
4,230 m (13,878 ft)
Moderate to Strenuous
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & lodges during the biking tour
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Welcome to the amazing city, Kathmandu. We will greet you in the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport and will take you to your hotel. Enjoy the evening exploring the vibrant streets of Thamel or just resting in your hotel room. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 2: Permits Procedure and afternoon flight to Pokhara 820m, 25 minutes
Today, we will spend the first half of the day to acquire your permits as you will be traveling to some of the restricted areas of the Himalayas. We will take the afternoon flight to Pokhara. We fly over the villages, the lush hills, and the mountains that make up for a breath-taking view. On arrival in Pokhara, we will transfer you to the hotel. Enjoy the evening strolling and doing recreational activities in the Lakeside area. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2710m, 20 minutes and a biking trip to Kagbeni 2810m, Distance: 12 km
Early morning, we drive to the airport and take the first flight to Jomsom (20minutes). Flying through the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki, the Pokhara-Jomsom flight marks the start of your adventure. On arrival, we will have our breakfast and assemble our mountain bikes. Then, we start biking to Kagbeni. Riding in the Kali Gandaki Gorge, we follow the jeep trail to reach Kagbeni. En route, we can visit red painted Gumba which is about 1000 years old and explore other areas as well. Overnight at a lodge in Kagbeni.

Day 4: Biking Trip from Kagbeni to Muktinath 3800m, Distance: 20 km
We start early so that we can enjoy the breathtaking views of the sunrise that lights up the white snowy peak in gold colors. After enjoying and taking some good pictures, we start biking uphill to Muktinath on jeep track. We will have lunch in Jharkot where we can explore different monasteries and local people along with their culture. We continue ascending uphill till we reach the holy temple of Muktinath. Overnight at a lodge in Muktinath.

Day 5: Biking Trip from Muktinath to Chele 3050m, Distance: 18 km
Today, we visit the temple of Muktinath for the morning puja. We then continue riding to the mysterious land of Upper Mustang. We will ascend uphill to Gyu La Pass (4077m) and then descend to Chhusang. We then ride through the bumpy roads near the banks of Kali Gandaki River and cross a bridge. We ride uphill to reach Chele which is a small village that rewards you with the spectacular view of Mt. Nilgiri (7061m) and Kaligandaki gorge from a different angle. Here, we explore some old buildings and monasteries. Overnight at a lodge in Chele.

Day 6: Biking Trip from Chele to Syangboche 3800m, Distance: 20 km
We move towards the north towards the magnificent Himalayas. We will have an amazing view of the places and the landscape as we move uphill. There are altogether four passes in between Chele and Syangboche—Taklam La (3624m), Dajori La (3735m), Bhena La (3860m), and Yamdo La (3860m). We will have a brief stop in Samar and again continue to ride towards Syangboche. We shall meet local people and get to know about their lifestyle and culture. Watch out for ponies and donkeys along the way. Overnight at a lodge in Syangboche.

Day 7: Biking Trip from Syangboche to Tsarang 3560m, Distance: 22 km
To start, we make a short climb to reach Syangboche La Pass (3850m). From Syangboche La, we can get an amazing view of Nilgiri (7061m) and the Annapurna massif. We will then ride on the plain trail then descend to Gilling then ascend through some gorgeous villages. Crossing Nya La Pass (4025m), we descend to Ghami via Ghami La Pass (3765m) to enjoy the Tibetan food. Then crossing Mani walls, an old monastery, and then the village of Drakmar, we arrive in Tsarang. Overnight at a lodge in Tsarang. 

Day 8: Biking Trip from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang 3800m, Distance: 20 km 
Today, we will finally reach our destination of Lo-Manthang, the mysterious enclosed city of rich Buddhist heritage and also the walled capital of the former 'Kingdom of Lo'. It is a relatively easy day ride where we have to cross Lo La Pass (3950m). Here, we can experience amazing and breathtaking 360-degree view of the mountains. We will be riding on open jeep ways and some trekking lines. After the pass, we will finally reach Lo-Manthang after about half an hour. Overnight at a lodge in Lo-Manthang. 

Day 9: In and Around Lo-Manthang 3800m
Today, we get the opportunity to explore the captivating Lo-Manthang with its centuries-old Gumba, the Royal Fortress, inhabited caves, museum, and antique Buddhist ways of life. The colorful deserts make up for amazing pictures, and with the mountains on the backdrop, it is a view to die for. We can even find the heirs of the former King and Queen of Lo and learn about the folklore of the region. Overnight at a lodge in Lo-Manthang. 

Day 10: Biking Trip from Lo-Manthang to Ghami 3510m via Ghar Gompa, Distance: 30 km 
We bid farewell to this amazing place and head back on some new single-track routes. We will have to cross three passes—Lo La (3950m), Chogo La (4280m), and Mui La (4170m). En route to Ghami, we will arrive in Ghar Gompa, an ancient monastery and the most sacred one for Lo Nying Sect of Buddhism. We can find scriptures of Padmasambhava in Ghar Gompa. Then we ride down to Dhakmar and finally to Ghami. Overnight at a lodge in Ghami. 

Day 11: Biking Trip from Ghami to Samar 3620m, Distance: 32 km
We will now retrace the route from Ghami to Samar. We cross five passes and several small streams on our way to Samar. We ride past many small villages, monasteries, and barley fields, to arrive in Syangboche. We also reach Chungsi Cave as we ride alongside Syangboche Khola. We then cross Jhuwa Khola and Samarkyuno Khola to finally reach Samar. Overnight at a lodge in Samar. 

Day 12: Biking Trip from Samar to Marpha 2670m, Distance: 30 km
We will start early in the morning with small ascend to Dajori La Pass (3735m) and then ride downhill to Chele. We will ride along the banks of Kali Gandaki River to Kagbeni and have lunch in either Chhusang or Kagbeni. After lunch, we ride back along the Kali Gandaki Valley to our initial point in Jomsom. Then we’ll ride through beautiful apple orchards to the lovely village of Marpha. We will stay overnight in Marpha which is famous for its Apple brandy or other by-products. Overnight at a lodge in Marpha. 

Day 13: Biking Trip from Marpha to Tatopani 1190m, Distance: 45 km
We start early and explore some of Marpha—the monasteries, the cheese factory, and the traditional whitewashed houses. After a good breakfast, we will ride toward a more subtropical region along the Kali Gandaki River. We descend all the way with amazing green landscape and the peaks of snow-capped mountains that accompany us throughout the trek.  We reach Tatopani where you can relax in the natural hot spring to relax your body strains and skin ailments. Overnight at a lodge in Tatopani. 

Day 14: Biking Trip from Tatopani to Beni 1000m, Distance: 18 km, then Drive to Pokhara 820m, 4 hours
After breakfast, we ride along the river banks on a jeep track to Beni Bazaar where we will meet our ride to Pokhara. It's now time to say goodbye to your riding partner—the bike. Our vehicle will be waiting to drive us back to Pokhara and transfer us to the hotel. Stroll and shop around the amazing lakeside and also enjoy the nightlife here. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara. 

Day 15: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu 25 minutes
After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara airport where we take the flight back to Kathmandu with picturesque views of Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, and Langtang Himal for 25 minutes flight time. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we transfer you to the hotel. Feel free to explore the local markets of Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel.

Day 16: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Today is the farewell day. Our company representative will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the flight time. We hope to see you again.

Trip Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Tour and Group Joining)
All inclusive Trip Price for 2 riders basis; USD 3815 Per Person
All inclusive Trip Price for 3 riders basis; USD 3640 Per Person
All inclusive Trip Price for 4 riders basis; USD 3490 Per Person

Single Supplement: USD 465 (Single room accommodation throughout the trip)

Note: if some one interested to use the Dual Suspension Mountain Bike then it will cost USD 500 per person additional cost for the entire trip. 

Our Fixed Group Departures
24th March to 8th April 2024
7th April to 22nd April 2024
21st April to 6th May 2024
5th May to 20th May 2024
19th May to 3rd June 2024

Join with us on a Mountain Biking Trip to Upper Mustang of Nepal in 2024/2025. 

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.

Dates Price Adult Status *
2024-03-24 to 2024-04-08
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USD 3,490
EUR 3.253
SFr 3.229
GBP 2.722
AUD 5.200
CAD 4.642
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2024-04-07 to 2024-04-22
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USD 3,490
EUR 3.253
SFr 3.229
GBP 2.722
AUD 5.200
CAD 4.642
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2024-04-21 to 2024-05-06
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USD 3,490
EUR 3.253
SFr 3.229
GBP 2.722
AUD 5.200
CAD 4.642
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2024-05-05 to 2024-05-20
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USD 3,490
EUR 3.253
SFr 3.229
GBP 2.722
AUD 5.200
CAD 4.642
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2024-05-19 to 2024-06-03
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USD 3,490
EUR 3.253
SFr 3.229
GBP 2.722
AUD 5.200
CAD 4.642
Trip is guaranteed
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Biking Tour Package Cost includes:
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara.
* Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom and Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly mountain biking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples)/Donkeys, their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 20-30 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, trekking map.
* Hard Tail mountain Bike and other maintenance. 
* Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit. 
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.

Our Biking Tour Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, Internet, Battery Charging Hot Shower and Monastery entrance fees.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...                                                
                                                     Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Tour, 16 Days


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Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

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