Annapurna Circuit with Upper Mustang Mountain Biking

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Trip Overview

Upper Mustang is more than just a challenging mountain bike journey; it’s a path of discovery, of culture, of breathtaking scenery, friendly heart-warming people and so much more.

Tours are usually set for the Spring / Autumn (April to October).

These months ensure the best period for adventure biking. We welcome you to join one of our groups. Please don't despair even the above dates are not suitable for you. We can customize the program accordingly, or check the availability of other groups to make it possible for you.

For more details, please contact us. We will gladly answer all your questions upon request.

Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrive in Kathmandu Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel. 

    Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Welcome Dinner [H, B, D / Total Cycle: 0km]

  • Day 02
     Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

    Welcome Dinner [H, B, D / Total Cycle: 0km]

  • Day 03
    Drive: Kathmandu / Besisahar (760m) / Khundi (790m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 0km]

  • Day 04
    Khudi / Bhaunadanda (1310m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 19 km, 4 hrs]

  • Day 05
    Bhaunadanda / Tal (1700m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 12km, 600hm, Rideable 45%, Time: 6 hrs]

  • Day 06
    Tal / Chame (2670m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 21.8km, 985 hm, Rideable 60%, Time: 7 hrs]

  • Day 07
    Chame / Pisang (3300m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 16.4km, 600hm, Rideable 48%, Time: 6 hrs]

  • Day 08
    Pisang / Manang (3540m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 17.2km, 400 hm, Ride-able 95%, Time: 5 hrs]

  • Day 09
    Continue to Letdar (4200m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / ]

  • Day 10
    Letdar / Thorung Phedi (4450 m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 19km, 910hm, Ride-able 75%, ]

  • Day 11
    Cross Thorung La (5416 m), Continue to Muktinath (3800m)

    [Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 22.4km, 966hm, Rideable 60%,  hrs]

  • Day 12
    Muktinath (3800m) to Chaile (3050m)

    Distance : 18Km, ride able

    Altitude Gained : (-750m)

    Today our journey enters into the forbidden land of Upper Mustang. We will ride uphill to the Gyu La pass descending to Chusang where we will have lunch and rest for a while.

    After having lunch, we’ll follow the banks of the Kali river and cross by bridge, riding uphill to reach Chaile. This is a nice little village which offers an awesome view of mount Nilgiri and the Kaligandaki valley from a different angle than the first day in Jomsom. In Chaile we can explore some ancient buildings and a monastery.

  • Day 13
    Chaile (3050 meters) to Syangboche (3800 m)

    Distance : 20km, ride able

    Altitude Gained :

    Heading farther North into the Himalayas we’ll ride and push the uphills, enjoying the downhills after the passes. There’s 4 passes in between Chaile and Syangboche.

    We’ll stop at Samar for lunch then ride again towards Syangboche, being likely to meet some village people, ponies and donkeys along the way!

  • Day 14
    Syangboche (3800m) to Charang (3560m)

    Distance : 22 km, ride able

    Altitude gained :

    Upper mustang mountain biking with makalu adventures

    To start we have short climb to reach the first small pass with two more passes to come. From the 1st pass we will be rewarded with an amazing view of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Mustang. We will then ride, first on gentle track then hair rising downhill, to the Gilling then uphill again through some beautiful villages on single track. After the biggest pass of the day (4000m) we’ll ride the downhill to Ghami.

    We’ll have Lunch in a local tea house with some delicious food from the Tibetan influenced kitchen. Next we’ll ride down through some farmland where yak/ Chauri graze and cross a bridge riding past Mani wall and an ancient Gumba. Then we’ll approach the last pass followed by a downhill taking us towards Charang where finally we can relax after the big day!

  • Day 15
    Charang (3560m) to Lo-Manthang (3800m)

    Distance: 20Km, % ride able

    Altitude Gained:

    Upper mustang mountain biking tour with makalu adventures

    Today we’ll finally reach our destination of Lo-Manthang, the walled city of Buddhist heritage. It is a relatively easy day’s ride with only the Lo-la pass (3810m) to cross. In this true Himalayan landscape the views are amazing and there are some 360 degree view points where we can stop and take photos. We’ll be riding through open jeep tracks and some trekking trails. After the pass we’ll reach Lo-Manthang after about half an hour. We’ll take lunch in our guest house and relax for the rest of the day.

  • Day 16
    Lo-Manthang (3800m)

    Lo-Mangthang valley at upper mustang

    Now we get the chance to explore the fascinating Lo-Manthang with its centuries old Gumba, Royal Palace, inhabited caves, museum and ancient Buddhist ways of life. We may even get the chance to meet the traditional King and Queen of the region!

  • Day 17
    Drive from Lo-Manthang to Jomsom.
  • Day 18
    Fly Jomsom to Pokhara . Overnight Hotel.
  • Day 19
    Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Day 20
    Departure from Kathmandu.
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