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Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Biking

Key Points

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Group -Size: 2-15 pax
  • Max Altitude: 3710 m
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Trip Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Biking tour takes you to the amazing Mustang region of Nepal – in which the landscape in the upper Mustang is similar to Tibetan plateau. This trek takes you to the base of incredible Thorang-La pass in the Mustang region

Mountain Biking in the sandy and rocky terrain enriched by wonderful landscapes and the Himalayan vista is a incomparable and not-to-miss experience. Through a good mixture of some challenging uphill, thrilling downhill, technical single track for skilled riders, enigmatic views of the Himalayas, cultural richness, and friendly local people make this biking trip to Jomsom-Muktinath is truly once in a lifetime Mountain Biking adventure. Enjoy the thrilling challenge and the excitement it brings to you to make a wonderful and memorable mountain biking trip.

Itenerary

Arrive Kathmandu’s Airport where our friendly representative will be waiting to receive you and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. After you complete check-in formality at the Hotel and taking short rest, we introduce you to the market of Thamel, where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuffs from supermarket, or buy trekking gears. Later we take you to our office for the trip briefing. Overnight at your hotel. Delay of any kind will postpone the events for next day according to feasibility.
You will be starting the day with breakfast at your Hotel. The sightseeing tour involves tour of two religious, cultural, and art-wise important sites of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath Temple: It is one of the most famous Hindu temples in South-Asia. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. This place is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The Bagmati river flowing besides the temple is religiously and spiritually important for Hindus where cremation of dead body takes place. Pashupatinath temple holds the most of prominence during Shivaratri – Shiva’s birthday and thousands of pilgrims gather in the night to celebrate the day. Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the biggest Stupas in terms of size and height in Nepal and located in east of Kathmandu. The site is peaceful and culturally full with intermixed influence of Tibetan and Sherpa roots. Stupa built in the trading route between Kathmandu and Tibet has four pairs of eyes directed towards all four directions. It is believed to be influenced by Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. After short tour of city we return to hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight will be spent at hotel.
You will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and drive to airport for a flight to Pokhara in the latter morning. You fly to Pokhara – small beautiful city situated in the lap of the Annapurna massif – parallel to the central Himalayas in which you can enjoy the view of the Langtang range, Gorkha Himal massif, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna. Arrive Pokhara and enjoy the rest of the day exploring lakeside and surrounding.
Before breakfast, we transfer you to the airport for an early morning flight to Jomsom. This breathtaking mountain flight takes you to Jomsom in about 20 minutes. As you leave Pokhara valley and approach the mountain, the Annapurna on the right side and Dhaulagiri range on the left is amazing. The flight, view of the mountain peaks, landing at the airport located in the bank of Kali Gandaki river beneath the majestic Nilgiri mountain awestruck you. You enjoy your breakfast and the prepare for the ride to Kagbeni. Cycling along the Kali Gandaki River bank up to Kagbeni is a steady and awesome ride mostly on flat trail. You take an easy ride today and stop in Kagbeni for overnight stay. You can explore the rare wonder of Kagbeni town, age-old monastery, and surrounding area for the rest of the day. Overnight local lodge.
After breakfast, start the day with a ride in uphill trail. You ride uphill for most of the part. The ride to Muktinath past Jhong village where you stop for an exploration of monastery. You continue further to Muktinath after Lunch. Once in Muktinath, you have time to explore the holy Temple and the surrounding. Stay overnight at the local lodge.
Muktinath is final destination of the trip and from here you start to descend all the way to Tukuche passing Kagbeni, Eklebhatti, Jomsom, and Marpha villages. The stretch of 32 kilometers is really scenic. Marpha village is beautiful where you can see apple orchard. Apple brandy is famous from this village. The ride continues further down on flat trail sometime in the river bed or along the river bed to Tukuche village. Tukuche village is an ethnic settlement of Thakali people with some incredible culture. Overnight local lodge.
The ride today to Tatopani stretches about 36 kilometers mostly on downhill trail. During the ride today you can enjoy some incredible Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Annapurna and other; runs past a beautiful waterfall called Rupse Chhahara; often penetrate into pine forest, and several settlements and villages. The ride further ahead from RupseChhahara becomes even more thrilling as the trail winds down steeply towards Tatopani. Once you reach Tatopani bouncing and panting, you will have a chance to go for soothing natural hot spring bath located in the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Overnight local lodge.
The ride of some 22 kilometers until Beni is in the jeep track. This is the end of the mountain biking trip in the Muktinath Jomsom region. From here, drive back to Pokhara by a private vehicle that will be waiting for you. Arrive Pokhara and enjoy the rest of the day. You can spend leisurely time to find some soothing massage, chilled beer or relaxing stroll around lake side. The relaxing and leisurely time in Pokhara today should give you some good recovery from the tiredness of pedaling for many days in the high mountains. Overnight at the Hotel.
You drive back to Kathmandu – some 206 kms and takes seven hours – or take a flight according to your interest. If you are driving, you drive through beautiful bending mountain highway which stretches along the river and passes through beautiful landscape. Once in Kathmandu we will transfer you to your respective hotel and you will be given free time to wander around. Overnight will be spent in hotel.
After breakfast at your Hotel, we take you to the mysterious Kathmandu city tour. This historical, cultural and spiritual city unveils the social and historical mysteries to visitors. You will walk through the narrow lanes of the ancient Kathmandu – the center of power – that includes markets of Ason, Glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupas inside the family courtyard. Visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square – the administrative quarter of Malla Kings (fourteenth to eighteenth century), and Shah Kings who ruled Nepal from 1768 until 2008. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”. After the tour, return back to your Hotel. If you are staying in Thamel, you can hang around this bustling tourist market and enjoy shopping. Overnight in Hotel.
As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kathmandu three hours prior to the flight time and your tour ends here.

What is Included?

    • Airport Pick Up and Drop Off (International & Domestic) in private vehicle
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in the Hotel with breakfast included  
    • Tea house (Lodge) accommodation during the biking trip in the mountain in full board (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
    • Tea / Coffee (3 times a day) during trek
    • Mountain Delights licensed English-speaking mountain biking guide(s). The number of guides and assistant guides is dictated by the group size.
    • Air ticket (Kathmandu-Pokhara; and Pokhara - Jomsom)
    • All food, drinks, lodging, salary, insurance, medical equipment, and transportation for staffs
    • Private transfer ( Beni - Nayapul – Pokhara)
    • Kathmandu Cultural and Historical sightseeing with a Tour Guide, private transportation, and entrance fee
    • Mountain bike for the number of days riding. The brands include Cube, Trek and Giant hard tail or full-suspension bikes, depending on your choice (We recommend to bring your own Bike)
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu on the night before departure.
    • Trekking Permit (TIMS)
    • Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area  Permit (ACAP)
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, fleece liner, and a duffel bag
    • All government taxes

What is Excluded?

      • International and domestic airport departure taxes
      • Your travel insurance that is mandatory to include the helicopter evacuation if required
      • Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
      • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, your personal insurance coverages that should include the emergency helicopter evacuation, and any kind of expenses created due to unforeseen circumstances.
      • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara: USD 20 per day per person.
      • Tips for biking staffs, driver, and other associates (Tips are not mandatory but expected, and recommended)
      • Biking attire and other personal gears.
      • Any other services that is not mentioned in Inclusion section

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