Biking in Upper Mustang Nepal
Considered as one of the most preserved places in the world Upper Mustang is the hidden gem of Nepal. Untouched by the influence of outside culture, the region has a rich Tibetan culture and traditions to offer. The Forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang offers natural Himalayan biking trails through the untouched lifestyle of the local people, authentic religious and cultural aspects of their lives, and wonderful landscapes. This is why the Upper Mustang Biking tour is very popular among adventure lovers.
A cycling trip in Upper Mustang
Upper Mustang Biking Tour is considered as one of the well-liked and highly adventurous biking trips. The bike trail runs through rugged mountain, often crossing ravines, small streams, and tiny village hamlets inhabited by warm and humble Tibetan population. From Jomsom, you begin your bike trip by riding along the Kali Gandaki Valley on a flat and rocky jeep track towards Kagbeni. The trails go along the beautiful Kali Gandaki River George.
From Kagbeni, you continue to ride uphill towards Muktinath, the holy temple of Lord Bishnu. 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 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 or drive back to Kathmandu.