Upper Mustang

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Lo-Manthang, the 500-year-old capital of Mustang is located in the heartland of Nepal, alongside the border with Tibet. You can now experience E-biking into this mystical land, which was off-limits to foreigners until 1992. This e-biking trip of a lifetime will provide you with ample opportunity to witness rugged barren mountains, deep canyons, eroded cliffs, Moraine valleys, snow-capped peaks, and more.

This 16-days E-biking trip starts off with an easy ride from Jomsom and riding through the beautiful landscape towards Kagbeni, a village in the Upper Mustang, and towards Muktinath, a temple that carries immense significance in both Hindu and Buddhist alike. As we head towards the barren lands of Mustang through Samar and Tsarang, we arrive at the tiny enclave hidden within the Tibetan plateau.

169 km
16 days
4,077 m
The Journey Begins Here

Tours and Stop­overs


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu. Upon landing at Kathmandu International Airport, clear all immigration formalities. Our E-biking Nepal crew will be waiting for you outside the arrival terminal. You are then transferred to Hotel. Gather with all members for a group welcome dinner.

Overnight at Aloft Hotel, Meals – Dinner

Day 2: In Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel. We will check the gears that you have and will go for a short day ride to the outskirts of Kathmandu to get familiarized with the bike.

Overnight at Aloft Hotel, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara

Today we will be taking a scenic 30 mins flight to Pokhara with spectacular views of Langtang, Manasalu, and Annapurna ranges. Once in Pokhara, you are then transferred to a hotel. The remaining day is at leisure, strolling around the lakeside.

Overnight at Hotel Kantipur, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Fly to Jomsom. Bike to Kagbeni (2850m) via Phalyak. 15kms / 880m up / 780 m down. 4 hrs cycling.

We start early from Pokhara for our flight to Jomsom. A 35 minutes scenic flight with views of Nilgiri and Tukuche peak on the right as we approach Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, we meet our crew members and prepare our bikes. Each of the numbered bikes will be with us for the rest of the trip. We start through the busy town of Jomsom and bike towards Kagbeni keeping Kali Gandaki River on our left and Nilgiri peak ok the right. It is important to stick on the left side of the road as the route is busy with local jeeps. After 20 minutes we arrive at a long suspension bridge that takes us toward the village of Phalyak. We cross the suspension bridge and continue biking to Phalyak for quick acclimatization and ride back through a few single tracks and arrive back at the suspension bridge that we cross and head right towards Kagbeni where we stop for lunch while our crew charges our bike for an afternoon ride. After lunch, we start our ride towards Muktinath. The uphill ride through the nice black-topped road brings us to the village of Khinga and then to another village at the elevation of 3509m. From here we ride down through the small alleys of the village until we arrive at the main road a short ride and we take left to ride through the single track until we meet the main road. We continue down and left to enjoy the single track until we meet the road again to ride down, cross the river and ride further down to Kagbeni to experience the local people smiling at us as we ride through the small alleys and arrive at our hotel where we stop for the night.

Total Kilometers: 18 km
Moving time: 4 hrs.
Max Altitude: 2850 m

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: At Kagbeni. Cycle to Muktinath (3800m) and back for acclimatization. 25kms / 1000 m up and down / 5 hrs cycling

After breakfast, we start our ride towards Muktinath on the black topped road to arrive at the Selfie Park and take the right to take off-route towards Muktinath. We gradually ascend in the beginning as the trail slowly becomes more and more challenging until we arrive at the top of a hill keeping Lupra Village towards our right to arrive at the elevation of 3700m. After this, we take a gradual descent to meet a jeep track and then continue to reach the top of a hill at 3800m, then we take a steep downhill ride until we arrive at Muktinath. We will have lunch at the hotel and then hike up to the Muktinath Temple for quick acclimatization and return back to the hotel.

Total Kilometers: 32 km.
Moving time: 4/5 hrs.
Max Altitude: 3700 m.

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Early breakfast. Drive to Muktinath and cycle via Thorong Phedi and Gyu La to Samar. 27kms / 1400m up, 1200m down. 6 hrs cycling.

After breakfast, we head north towards the Muktinath Temple and take a left before the staircase and continue ascending. We ascend until we arrive at a flatland but the gradual ascending continues through the loose rocks. The chances of falling down are high in this part so we have to be careful with our ride. We arrive at a suspension bridge and we will cross the bridge and continue uphill until we arrive at a small refuge at the Thorong Phedi at 4200 m. We ride down after a quick tea and continue to ride through the hill until we arrive at the beautiful ancient village of Jhong. We continue from here through gradual up and down to meet the Jeep track keeping Gyu la pass to our right. Another 13 km ride through the main road and we arrive at Chuksang where we have our lunch and charge our battery for another 13 km of the uphill ride to Samar. After the lunch break we start the ride crossing a small river to arrive at a bridge from where the uphill ride starts. As the landscape starts changing, now we are also entering the Upper Mustang area. Continue riding until we see Gyakar Village on the left. We take the left to pass the suspension bridge and ride uphill to pass through the village and continue riding for another 30 minutes to arrive at Samar where we spend our night.

Total Kilometers: 33 km.
Moving time: 5/6 hrs.
Max Altitude: 4077 m.

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Cycle to Tsarang (3600m). 32kms / 1360m up and down / 6 hrs cycling

An early morning walk to the viewpoint for uninterrupted views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna 3, Nilgiri, and Thorong Peak. After breakfast, we start our riding uphill towards the Bhena pass. From here we descend riding down till Syangmochen where we will stop for a quick tea after which we take a single track following the Jeep track below us. For more advanced riders we will have a short single track requiring a bit of technical skills. Normal riders follow the Jeep track and continue till we arrive at Bhena La pass at 4000m. We descend from here until we arrive at Ghami where we stop for lunch and have to charge the battery. After lunch, we descend a bit further to cross a small wooden bridge after which it is uphill for about 6km and then we descend till Tsarang, a small beautiful village that will be our last stop until we reach Lo-Manthang.

Total Kilometers: 40 km.
Moving Time: 4/5 hrs.
Max Altitude: 3600 m.

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Cycle via the Lo La to Lo-Manthang (3800m). 16kms / 550m up / 350m down. 3 hrs cycling

An easy day today, we start our ride through the village towards Lo-Manthang. We descend shortly after until we reach a small river to take a right to take a long uphill through the desert-like jeep trail passing through the trekkers walking through the dusty jeep track and passing through the isolated stupas, horses taking stuffs on their back and keeping the landscapes on the back until we arrive at a spot from where we can see Lo-Manthang. We descend through the dusty road and a short uphill to reach the gate of Lo-Manthang. We ride to our lodge and after lunch, we have a free day to stroll around the walled city of Lo-Manthang.

Total Kilometers: 16 km.
Moving Time: 4/5 hr.
Max Altitude: 3800 m.

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: MORNING RIDE TO CHOSAR CAVE VIA TINKER VILLAGE. Spend the day at Lo-Manthang. Tiji Festival.

We have an easy day ride today. After breakfast, we ride towards Chosar cave. We pass through the city and descend until we cross the river and take left and ascend. We continue until we arrive at the Namgyal village, and continue further to arrive at the Namgyal Monastery. We return back and take left through the Jeep track and pass small village settlements of Phuwa and Kimling and continue through the village to arrive at a small pass from where we descend and cross another village of Namdo. We cross the river and continue to arrive at the Chosar Cave. After the Chosar cave visit, we continue down to the main junction and take a left towards the small lodge built in the cave. Continue through a small village settlement and arrive above Lo-Manthang and continue riding back to our hotel.

Total Kilometers: 30 km.
Moving Time: 5 hrs.
Max Altitude: 3600 m.

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Ride to Ghami via the Chogo La Pass (4250m) and Dhakmar and drive to Bhena La Pass and ride down to Chuksang. 24kms / 700m up / 950m down. 5 hrs cycling

Today we start with a drive up to the viewpoint from where Lo-Manthang is visible and start our ride from here. We continue on the flat until we arrive to a spot to take a right and ride uphill to arrive at Ghar Gompa. We take a quick look at this oldest monastery and later start riding uphill towards Dhakmar. The long uphill brings us to the top of the pass at 4100m, from here it’s all riding down until we arrive at Dhakmar where we have our lunch. After lunch, we ride up to Bhena Pass and from here it’s all downhill till Chuksang. One of the very interesting rides until we arrive at Chuksang where we spend our night.

Total Kilometers: 30 km.
Moving Time: 6 hrs.
Max Altitude: 2570 m.

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Ride from Chuksang and cycle to Jomsom – 47kms / 460m up / 700m down. 3.5 hrs cycling.

Chuksang to Jomsom with the Nilgiri Loop After breakfast, we start our ride through the Jeep track following back the same way to Kagbeni with a view of Nilgiri right in front of us. After about one and half hour, we arrive at Kagbeni and continue through the side of the river to arrive near Jomsom and take left to head towards the Thini Village from where a long stretch of the uphill ride starts right above the village until we reach at 3700m. We turn right to head into the single track for a Nilgiri Loop. We ride down the amazing single track until we arrive at Thini village and continue to Jomsom where we will have lunch and the remaining if the day is for free.

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Cycle to Lete. 27kms / 300m up / 535m down.2-3 hrs cycling.

We start riding into the lower mustang today. We cross a suspension bridge and ride a gradual uphill by the side of the river to Dhumba Lake. After a quick photo around the lake, we continue to ride through the small hill and ride down and pass through the single tracks passing through the small villages of Marpha, Chhairo and Tukuche. Today is possible one of the best rides of the trip passing through beautiful single tracks through pine trees until we arrive at Lete.

Overnight at Local Lodge, Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Ride to Galeshwar and drive to Pokhara.40kms / 500m up / 2100m down. 4-5 hrs cycling.

We start the ride with a short single track through the pine forest to come back to the main road. Today the ride is mostly through the Jeep track passing through the waterfalls and the deepest gorge. Mask/Bandana recommended as we will encounter jeep blowing up the dust as we head towards Beni from where we take the Jeep to drive back to Pokhara which is about 2 hours’ drive. Once in Pokhara, we check-in to our rooms and remaining day is at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel, Meals – Breakfast & Lunch

Day 14: In Pokhara

Rest day in Pokhara, stroll around the lakeside area and relax by the poolside.

Overnight at Hotel, Meals – Breakfast

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu

Today we will fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final Departure

Depending on your flight timings, you are transferred to Kathmandu International airport for your flight back home.

Cost Includes
& Excludes


  • Airport Arrival & Departure transfers
  • 4 nights in Kathmandu in Aloft Hotel, Kathmandu sharing twin room on FB basis
  • 2 nights in Hotel Kantipur, Pokhara sharing a twin room on FB basis
  • 8 nights Meals and accommodation at local Lodges in Upper Mustang region as per itinerary on sharing twin room on FB basis
  • 1 night Meals and accommodation at Oms Home Jomsom sharing twin room on FB basis basis
  • Certified and Experienced Mountain Bike Guide
  • 1 Assistant Cycling Guide for 5 Pax & above
  • Support vehicle during the ride (1 Support vehicle for 1 to 4 Pax & 2 Support Vehicles for 5 to 7 Pax)
  • For 4 Pax & above: Separate Hiace transfer from Beni to Pokhara for members.
  • Domestic flight: KTM-PKR-KTM & JOM-PKR
  • Rental of E-bike for the trip
  • 1 Generator for the Battery charge with fuel.
  • Local staffs Daily Wages, Meals & Insurance.

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses such telephone calls, laundry, shopping
  • Personal mountain biking gears such as gloves, shoes, shorts
  • Personal insurance and medical evacuation (Mandatory)
  • Drinks and beverages including mineral water during the trip
  • Things that are not mentioned in Cost Includes

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