Mustang and Manang

Mustang and Manang

Physical Ratings
16  days

Tour Details

* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

The tour is planned to give a balanced itinerary with time in Kathmandu (on arrival to complete permits for Upper Mustang.) & Pokhara whilst our focus is going deep into the Annapurna Himalaya’s.

The trip into Upper Mustang provides a rare and most unlikely travel plan into this region with a flight into Jomsom (the heart of the Annapurna’s as we fly across the sacred unclimbed mastiff of Machhapuchare) being accommodated in local Tea Houses all the way and acquiring a special permit to bike through to the northern most border of Tibet & within kilometers of the source of the Kali Gandaki River (start of the deepest Gorge in the World). We finish with a 3-day descent on the eastern half of the Annapurna trekking trail.

We’ll ride to the eastern fringe of Upper Mustang at Lun Gompa and return to Dhi as a day tour. Additional trail riding has been planned within the Jomsom area (as time allows) that have been surveyed & off the map for tours, offering exceptional views and mountain biking whilst we acclimatizing to the region and altitude.

Our lodgings will be local guest houses of very modest and traditional means with the best facilities available in such a remote barren region. We will travel light and be met at strategic points with gear.

Open to only a select few groups of adventurers per year, the Kingdom of Mustang, formally known as the Kingdom of Lo, is the last true Tibetan Kingdom. A small outpost of Nepal, a region previously locked off from the rest of the world until 1992. A privileged minority have had the opportunity to experience this precious and still preserved gem wrapped within the Annapurna Himalaya’s and perched on the Tibetan plateau border with Nepal.

We will bike through whitewashed villages and crumbling remote hermitages scattered across a semi- arid desert. Explore monasteries clinging to the edge of rocky shelves and surrounded by mighty snow- capped peaks and grapple with the contrasts of the charm and the warmth of the people, beauty of its scenery and mountain life as we take the best option (by bike) and at a pace that allows so much more two be seen in the time.

When talking mountain biking and the Himalayas this is not to confuse endless steep gut busting climbs that only the elite riders could ever manage. No! this is a carefully prepared itinerary by the owner of Himalayan Mountain Bike and pioneer of mountain biking in Nepal since 1988! Trails have been chosen that are ridable but challenging when you add an environment above 3,000 m altitude. Few have visited Mustang and even fewer have been permitted to place tyres on this rare earth. This will be Epic and a rare moment amidst fast tracked changes being ever closer to a hidden region.

Depature & Return Location Tribhuvan International airport
Price Includes
  • Airport transfers
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu domestic flight
  • Pokhara-Jomsom domestic flight
  • All other ground transportations
  • 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All accommodation in best available teahouse while biking in the Annapurna and Mustang Region
  • Some meals as per itinerary
  • Local Mountain Bike Guide
  • Annapurna area entry fees
  • Upper Mustang special permit
  • Porters for carrying your bags
  • Welcome dinner and traditional Dance
  • Price Excludes
  • Mountain bike (full suspension mountain bike rental available for $40-50 per day) biking equipments and personal clothings
  • Biking equipments and personal clothings
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Meals(Please check meal plan for more details)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Any kind of insurances(Health insurance/Travel insurance)
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Complementaries
  • Tour map
  • What to Expect

    Guided Mountain Bike Tour
    High Altitude Biking
    X’treme Mountain Environment
    Key Himalayan Landmarks
    Cross Thorang La pass(5416m)
    Access what used to be a restricted area
    Untouched lifestyle – no modernisation
    Amazing topography and cultural shock
    Enriched by Tibetan culture
    Full Immersion with local people and traditions
    Prayers flags and clockwise rounding of Monasteries
    Eternal flame, mixed Buddhist and Hindu cultureApple garden, apple cider and apple brandy
    Mixed Himalayan high desert to tropical topography
    View 3 x 8,000m peaks from one place.
    Biking through age old infrastructure and salt trading route to Tibet
    Hustle and bustle of Kathmandu with temple and monasteries
    Relaxed lakeside environment of Pokhara


    Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu/Transfer to Pokhara for Domestic flight

    Arrival Tribhuvan Int. Airport – KTM. Transfer to Domestic Terminal, Handover passport for Processing Mustang Permit.
    Flight to Pokhara 20 minutes

    Hotel & Welcome Dinner in Pokhara Lakeside.

    Day 2 Rest Day Pokhara

    After breakfast in the morning with mountain view we fix bikes for the trip.If you are hiring bikes from us you will have to test your bike before you take it for the trip.There are plenty of options in Pokhara for afternoon activities like boating, walking to the peace stupa at the hill top etc.Overnight at Hotel.

    Day 3 Flight to Jomsom

    20 min flight to Jomsom (2720m) into the Annapurna’s Overnight stay in Jomsom, make bikes ready and ride the foothills below Jomsom as a warm up. Tea House

    Day 4 Jomsom-Kagbeni-Chaile 24Km ride 6 hours

    Jomsom (2720) – Kagbeni (2810)Entry point to Upper Mustang – Chaile (3,050) Short ride and have this day also to acclimatize. Taking it easy till we are all ready and acclimatised

    Tea House

    Day 5 Chele (3050m) - Ghame (3520 m) 36 Km 7 hours

    Crossing Nyi-La Pass 4010m (Highest pass) on route

    Tea House

    Day 6 Ghame (3520m) - Lo Manthang (3810m) 30 Kms 6 hours

    Ride from Dhakmar to Lo-Manthang (3,810m) via Mui la (4,170m) Marang La (4,230m).
    After Marang La pass it’s downhill to Lo-Manthang

    Tea House

    Day 7 Lo-Manthang (3,810m)

    Explore the city and surrounds

    Tea House

    Day 10 Chhuksang (2,980) – Kagbeni (2,810m) – Muktinath (3,710m) 23 Kms 6-7 hours

    Ride via Kagbeni which is 100% rideable on a jeep track.Ride Kagbeni to Muktinath is uphill.

    Day 14 Drive to Pokhara

    Dharapani-Pokhara Drive,
    Van or jeep back to Pokhara
    Overnight Hotel – dinner out and relax Lakeside

    Day 15 Pokhara-Kathmandu domestic flight

    “Dream Big” Group celebration dinner

    Day 16 Departure from Kathmandu

    Departure after the breakfast in the morning.