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Upper Mustang Cycle - 16 days

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The Mustang valley was closed to foreigners until 1992 and this ‘Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang dates back over a thousand years.  It is situated  on the southern tip of the Tibetan Plateau and boarders the Annapurna region of Nepal. We enter the Mustang valley through Kagbeni in the Kali Gandaki Valley.
The local Gurung and Sherpa people in this wild landscape are very friendly and still rich in the ancient  Kingdoms native tradition.

The bike ride is mostly along jeep tracks to reach the walled city of Lo Manthang which is considered the crown jewel of the Upper Mustang. We will spend a rest day in Lo Manthang with the opportunity to visit the local Monastery and take  a side trip by horse back to visit some amazing caves which are thousands of years old.
We will return to Kagabeni, biking via the religious site of the scared Hindu temple of Muktinath where we will see pilgrims flocking to pray.
The ride will continue from  here  down the Kali Gandaki  valley to Tatopani where we can bathe in the hot springs, then onto Beni and back to Pokhara, finishing in Kathmandu
The Himalayan mountains surround us at every turn, with great views of  Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna 1, Bhrikuti and the East face of Dhaulagiri. Just amazing.
The Upper Mustang cycling trip will indeed make for a humbling experience and a holiday of a lifetime.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu – sightseeing
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara
Day 3: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom & bike to Kagbeni
Day 4: Bike Kagbeni – Chele
Day 5: Bike Chele – Ghami
Day 6: Bike Ghami – Lo Manthang
Day 7: Lo Manthang – Rest day with side trip
Day 8: Bike Lo Manthang – Dhakmar – Ghami
Day 9: Bike Ghami – Samar
Day 10: Bike Samar – Kagbeni
Day 11: Bike Kagbeni – Muktinath
Day 12: Bike Mukinath – Tukuche
Day 13: Bike Tukuche – Tatopani
Day 14: Bike Tatopani – Beni & drive to Pokhara
Day 15: Fly Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 16: Kathmandu

group size: Max 12


Trip Dates

Start: Kathmandu     End: Kathmandu

01.10.2018 - 16.10.2018
08.10.2018 - 23.10.2018
29.10.2018 - 13.11.2018
06.03.2019 - 21.03.2019
13.03.2019 - 28.03.2019
20.03.2019 - 04.04.2019
27.03.2019 - 11.04.2019
03.04.2019 - 18.04.2019
10.04.2019 - 25.04.2019
17.04.2019 - 02.05.2019
24.04.2019 - 09.05.2019
01.05.2019 - 16.05.2019
08.05.2019 - 23.05.2019
15.05.2019 - 30.05.2019
11.09.2019 - 26.09.2019
18.09.2019 - 03.10.2019
02.10.2019 - 17.10.2019
09.10.2019 - 24.10.2019
16.10.2019 - 31.10.2019
23.10.2019 - 07.11.2019
30.10.2019 - 14.11.2019
13.11.2019 - 28.11.2019

Other dates available on request


Trip Pricing

Deposit: USD$500 (payable at the time of booking)
A further full payment is due 60 days before departure Priced from USD 2,190.00 – USD 3,390.00 (depending on numbers in the group)
Single supplement: USD$120.00
Bike hire: USD180.00


Price Includes:

    • Experienced English speaking local Nepali Cycling guide
    • Ascend to Taklam La, Nyi La, Yamda La  passes, and up to Muktinath.
    • Acclimatisation day in Lo Manthang
    • Return flights Kathmandu to Pokhara (value over USD220.00)
    • Flight Pokhara – Jomsom (value USD 110.00)
    • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu including entrance fees (value of USD$40.00)
    • Cultural dinner with local entertainment (value of USD$30.00)
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Guide salaries
    • Trekking Adventures T-Shirt (value of USD$65.00)
    • Two nights x Hotel in Kathmandu, two nights guesthouse in Pokhara and eleven nights x teahouse (lodge type with comfortable foam mattress and pillow) accommodation on twin shared basis
    • Special Upper Mustang & Annapurna National Park permits & Tims Certificate (value over USD600.00)
    • Arrival & departure transfers

Vote with your feet and come walk with me.

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