Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Tour

14 days


Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Tour is an incredible tour through the restricted region of Mustang district. The trail is located in the Himalayan rain shadow area, where you can bike around the monsoon too. The Jomsom and Kali Gandaki valley, antique town of Kagbeni, dusty trail through the Riverbank, Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyles and Lomanthang are the major highlights of the tour in Upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang Mountain Bike Tour  begins after you fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Biking through the Kali Gandaki Riverbank and entering into the restricted region, you will be amazed by the scenery of the dramatic Himalayas, arid landscape of the Upper Mustang. The biking tour gradually leads you to Lomanthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, which is a fabled city with cultural values and traditions. The numerous monasteries and chortens along with cave style settlements and different celebrations in Upper Mustang make the trip a grand excursion. Local culture in the Kingdom has been practiced since before the Tibetans fled from their native country. The monasteries in this region date back to tens of centuries that make this region a culturally blessed highland. The world admired Lomanthang for its cultural brilliance and the festivals they celebrate, including the Tiji festival.

Mountain Biking in Upper Mustang is restricted, and Shiva Excursions manages the excursion itinerary to adhere to the required regulations.  March, April, May, August, September, October, November, and December are the best seasons for this tour. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information at info@shivaexcursion.com .

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu sightseeing.

Our representative of Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will there receive at the airport for your arrival and transfer to the hotel. A short briefing will be given to you about the upcoming schedule.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Our today’s day is spent sightseeing all around Kathmandu Valley. Having a breakfast we will visit Pashupatinath (regarded as the holiest temple of Lord Shiva). Next will be Bauddhanath (Little Tibet). Then Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) is our next destination.  Lastly, we will drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. It will end our Kathmandu tour we will return back and prepare for the tour outside of Kathmandu valley tomorrow. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

It's time to drive to Pokhara, in the morning we leave to the bus station and drive through the Prithvi Highway for about 7 hours to reach Pokhara. As an option, we can take a flight for half an hour and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom, bike to Kagbeni.

Flying from Pokhara to Jomsom takes about half an hour. Jomsom is the district center of the Mustang. After having a cup of tea or coffee, we begin the mountain bike trip through the Kali Gandaki River valley, which is all the way wide and magnificent. Kagbeni is an entrance of the upper Mustang and also an antique town. Overnight at lodge. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

Day 05: Kagbeni to Syangboche.

The official entrance to the restricted region of Upper Mustang kicks off after the breakfast. Biking through this mystical land surpasses your imagination. Biking via Chele, we continue to Syangboche via Eklai Bhatti. The Tibetan cultural prosperity can be seen with the prayer flags fluttering on the rooftop of the local houses. Overnight at lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 06: Syangboche to Tsarang.

We continue our Mountain Biking from Syangboche to Ghaymi and to Tsarang. The Tibetan cultural traditions look awesome. The tour leads through the high passes and biking through the zigzag trail, we reach Ghyami. Then the tour passes the longest mani wall in this region. Gradually, we reach Tsarang and rest. Overnight at lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 07: Tsarang to Lomanthang.

It's an easy day for the mountain biking tour due to the short biking distance. After the breakfast, we proceed towards the stone-walled town of Lomanthang. The magnificent views of Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Tilicho and Bhrikuti Peak seem dramatic from the trail. Overnight at lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 08: Tour around Lomanthang.

Today is our exploration day around Lo Manthang which is a cultural paradise. We visit the outstanding cultural mysteries in this capital of Upper Mustang. They include red painted monasteries, cave settlements, chhortens and the local habitations. This is a paradise for the cultural exploration. Visit around the Lomanthang, back to the lodge. Overnight at lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 09: Lomanthang to Ghiling.

Having breakfast at Lo Manthang, we set out for the retracing mountain biking tour via Gsyakar and Ghar Gompa, which is about 12k years old. Paddling continually through the arid region with some of the seasonal vegetations, we reach Drakmar. The easy biking trail continues downwards from Drakmar and ends the tour today at Ghiling. Overnight at lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 10: Ghiling to Jomsom.

In our returning journey, it will be so much easy in biking. We just need to bike downward following the main trail to reach Chhuksang. The natural vista looks amazing around the trail along with the Himalaya views that look impressive. Reaching Chhuksang, we target Jomsom, exploring the outstanding scenery and checking out from the restricted region of Upper Mustang. Jomsom is the place we reach. Overnight at lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara.

About half an hour flight from Jomsom To Pokhara offer the dramatic Himalayan scenery of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri snow-capped region. On reaching Pokhara we walk to Lakeside for watching charming sunset views. Then we will return back and have our dinner & enjoy. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu.

We need the return back to Kathmandu.  We get the picturesque greenery of the highway and its surroundings. Not only this, but we can also fly back to Kathmandu as an option. Driving around seven hours we will be in Kathmandu. Then transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 13: Departure.

Spending a rest night in Kathmandu, our airport representative drops you for the departure. Thank you for traveling with us.

Cost Details

Cost Details

All Airports pick up and drop.

3 night’s standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

2 nights your standard hotel in Pokhara with BB.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During The Trip.

Accommodation tea-houses in the mountain during the Trip.

Tourist standard bus between Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu

Pokhara – Jomsom Flight Ticket

 Experience Biking Guide.

Supporting Staff  During your Biking.

All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS )

A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)

Bike Extra Parts & mechanic

All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Meal city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Mountain Bike.

Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.

Travel and rescue insurance.

Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.

Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

Date & Depature

Manual Note

Client Reviews

  • Name : Fantastique !

    Un trek dans l’Himalaya de 7 jours c’est déjà magnifique. Avec Shiva Excursion et les guides Arjun et Robi c’est encore plus exceptionnel. Chaque détail était organisé avec soin. Nous n’avons jamais eu à nous préoccuper d’autres choses que de marcher dans ce paysage vertigineux. Sérieux, courtois, sympathique je ne…

  • Name : Agnes Beck

    We did the ‚gokyo ri trek’ with shiva excursion. It was our first trek in the Himalaya and it certainly won‘t be our last one!!!! We had such a warm welcome in Kathmandu - everything was arranged and organized for us, so we could just focus on our personal preparation…

  • Name : Mutalib Bin Abdullah

    Assalammualaikum. Good day everyone. MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK 11-16th.November 2017 WHAT WE PUT OURSELVES INTO? Those are the words that we say about ourselves on the first day of our trekking. This is my first trekking and my friends second. We both don't realise this trekking was very challenging…

  • Name : Leka Shandra

    From the time we landed in Kathmandu, Shiva Excursion took care of us and led us successfully to Annapurna Base Camp. They display exceptional professionalism and took great care in ensuring our safety and made the whole trip so fun. We look forward to having more trekking experiences with Shiva…

  • Name : Svan Kannan

    My second trip to Nepal with Shiva Excursion was rewarded with more than just a fulfilling feel. They take full commitment on your safety , your expectations and your welfare. I had another wonderful trekking trip filled with joy and happiness with them. I'd be coming back to Nepal soon…

  • Name : Yi Zhu

    Great guide service. Arjun never limited us on the food we could order, unlike some guides which limit you to one dish per meal. They were also extremely flexible with the schedule and would be open to making days longer when we felt ready to trek more and cutting days…

  • Name : Ute Pahle

    I met Arjun in 2000 when I travelled through Nepal together with my husband. By that time Arjun was working as a trekking and/or porter-guide in Pokhara. He guided us through the Annapurna Mountains and even carried our backpack for six days.  We enjoyed our hike with him very much!…

  • Name : Taylor Caldwell

    My experience with shiva excursions was unforgettable. Arjun went above and beyond to make our trek to Annapurna base camp special – he even bought me a cake on my birthday! Shiva excursions is not just another trekking company, it’s like a family and I would highly recommend to anyone…

  • Name : Khairul Fahme Selamat

    My maiden trekking trip was from Lukla to Namche. I was guided througout the journey by Arjun. He was very patient, supportive and helpful. He knew that as a first time trekker, I need all the support and assistance to ensure that I complete this journey without any glitches and…

  • Name : Jordan Scibelli

    Shiva Excursion led my first trek in Nepal. Being new to traveling, I was extremely pleased with their hospitality helping us get settled in Kathmandu. Arjun picked our group up from the airport, took us to dine at the finest restaurant in the city and arranged all of our travel…

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