Upper Mustang mountain biking tour. In March 1992, the ‘forbidden’ kingdom of Mustang was opened to the outside world. Now, for the first time in recent history, foreign travelers are able to visit Lo Manthang, the seat of an ancient kingdom dating back to the 15th century. Now we take you to bike one of the most beautiful part on earth. Mountain biking in Upper mustang offers beautiful nature, ancient Tibetan culture, medieval villages, unexplored cave, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, chortens, ancient art, painting and its tradition. The people of Upper Mustang are called Bhotias and those from Lo are called Lobas. They speak various dialects of Tibetan. Historically, their art and culture flourished due to contact with traders, monks and religious masters passing between Tibet and India, or between Ladakh and Bhutan. The walled city still stands as a testimony to Lo-Mangtang’s prosperity and rich cultural heritage the area is part of the Tibetan plateau, and is high, dry and beautiful.

Trip Itinerary

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What is included


  • Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights in 2-3 star level tourist standard hotel with breakfast included, other possibilities on demand)
  • Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  • Sightseeing tour with an experienced local guide.
  • Standard accommodation in star level hotel in Pokhara breakfast included (2 nights)
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the tour (possible to choose the opiton including only breakfast and order lunch and dinner individually from the teahouse menu)
  • Accommodation during the tour: Teahouses (twin rooms)
  • Qualified Mountain Bike Guide (MBLA Certificate and Wilderness First Aid) during the tour, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Muktinath. If you would wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day/per person / minimum 3 days we can buy after 10 days permit)
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits
  • Flight fare from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara including airport departure taxes in Pokhara and Jomsom Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu
  • Program according to the itinerary
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • Government tax and Company service charges

What is not included


  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee $50 USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is $100 USD).
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara (also in case of early return from Tour)
  • Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the tour.
  • Personal bike and Equipment
  • Entrance fees for monasteries, temples, world heritage sites.
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu and Pokhara).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Filming: Special Filming, Drone permit fee and Photography charges (if and when applicable).
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, hotel lobby, porters and tour staff. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Note:
  • Rent of the bike is not included in tour price (it can be secure by the company).

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What to Expect

Highlights of Upper Mustang Mountain Biking Tour-17 Days

  • Yak Mountain Goats and Horse caravan.
  • Cycling and mountain biking tour.
  • Panoramic close up mountain views.
  • Visit to ancient monasteries cave and fortress by biking.
  • Natural water hot spring bath in tatopani.
  • Scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.

Equipment List

Mountain biking Equipment list and Documents:
Fourteen Summit  has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during biking tour. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to -10 degrees C
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Head:
Mountain bike Helmet
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
Mountain bike Shorts and t-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves comfortable glove

Lower Body:
Chamois
Knee pads
Underwear
Biking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

Comfortable mountain bike shock
Thick, warm wool socks to wear in the teahouse or when you walk around
Mountain bike Shoes
Hiking boots
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

Spare items to carry for the tour:
Spare items you can take with you. It is also possible to buy in ktm.
1. Spare tubes (Two)
2. Patch kit
3. Multi-tool
4. Tire lever
5. Shock pump
6. Brake Oil
7. Brake wire
8. Brake pads

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