Mountain biking in the Hidden Kingdom of Mustang
The separate kingdom in hidden Trans- Himalayan valley behind the Annapurnas is known as Upper Mustang. Initially it is relatively an easy ride to enter into the restricted region of Upper Mustang. The upper Mustang borders to Tibet. It offers Spectacular Mountain and high plain scenery and the chance to visit mystical villages and monasteries. On this ride you mingle with yaks in the high meadows and rub shoulders with nomads and village people alike taking in their ancient culture and way of life. Cold desert, a lost kingdom, rich in ancient tradition, mythology, and huge barren areas are similar to Tibetan plateau. The people of Mustang are of Tibetan origin and their way of life and spoken language reflects this ancestral lineage. The landscape of Mustang is red fluted hills, cliffs, pinnacles in lower and upper Mustang has yellow and gray rolling hills. During the daytime Mustang region is mostly windy because of dry air. Some parts are fertile valleys where certain crops are grown- Tibetan barley, fruits, buckwheat, etc. Journey to the hidden kingdom is a unique experience for trekkers. Rich in inhabitants of Tibetan heritage have built several Buddhist monuments, paintings, and walls; the Gompas are the most significant.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and receive from airport and transfer to Hotel. Introductory program and briefing about the trip
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing includes Pashupatinath/Boudhanath/Swoyambunath.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (Remaining time sightseeing around Pokhara)
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom (Short acclimatization ride)
Day 05: Jomsom to Kagbeni (2810m) 95% ride able
Day 06: Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) 30% rides able the rest push
Day 07: Ride to Ghami (3460m) 40% ride able
Day 08: Ride to Lo Manthang (3800m) 90% ride able
Day 09: In Lo Manthang (Sightseeing) 95% ride able
Day 10: Lo Manthang towards the Kora La and return 95% ride able
Day 11: Ride to Dhi and enjoy a home stay in a local Mustang family house 35% ride able
Day 12: Dhi to Luri Gompa to Dhi 35% ride able
Day 13: Ride to Ghami (3460m) 95% ride able
Day 14: Ride to Chele (3050m) 35% ride able
Day 15: Ride to Kagbeni (2810m) 95% ride able
Day 16: Ride to Jomsom (2713m) 100% ride able
Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara (835m) by flight and sightseeing around Pokhara.
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu for relaxation, shopping etc.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport. Departure to your onward destination with beautiful memories of Himalayan trip.
(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)