Arrive in Kathmandu Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel.
Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Welcome Dinner [H, B, D / Total Cycle: 0km]
Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Welcome Dinner [H, B, D / Total Cycle: 0km]
Drive: Kathmandu / Besisahar (760m) / Khundi (790m)
[Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 0km]
Khudi / Bhaunadanda (1310m)
[Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 19 km, 4 hrs]
Bhaunadanda / Tal (1700m)
[Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 12km, 600hm, Rideable 45%, Time: 6 hrs]
Tal / Chame (2670m)
[Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 21.8km, 985 hm, Rideable 60%, Time: 7 hrs]
Chame / Pisang (3300m)
[Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 16.4km, 600hm, Rideable 48%, Time: 6 hrs]
Pisang / Manang (3540m)
[Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 17.2km, 400 hm, Ride-able 95%, Time: 5 hrs]
Continue to Letdar (4200m)
[Lo, B, L, D / ]
Letdar / Thorung Phedi (4450 m)
[Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 19km, 910hm, Ride-able 75%, ]
Cross Thorung La (5416 m), Continue to Muktinath (3800m)
[Lo, B, L, D / Total Cycle: 22.4km, 966hm, Rideable 60%, hrs]
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.
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!
Syangboche (3800m) to Charang (3560m)
Distance : 22 km, ride able
Altitude gained :
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!
Charang (3560m) to Lo-Manthang (3800m)
Distance: 20Km, % ride able
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.
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!
Drive from Lo-Manthang to Jomsom.
Fly Jomsom to Pokhara . Overnight Hotel.
Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu.