The kingdom of Lo (Which is Tibetan for “South of Tibet”), is a land that falls in the rain shadow behind Mt. Nilgiri and Mt. Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and is linked to the Tibetan Plateau. Lo only opened up to tourism in 1992, hence earning the name “Then Forbidden Kingdom”. A valley isolated from rest of the world with own distinctive culture and tradition.
Then Forbidden Kingdom ; a place rich with ancient Tibetan culture, Wiley Nomads, Yaks and Herds of mountain goats (Chyangra). A land where the bow and the arrow are common weapons and the sturdy mountain pony is the standard transport. And a kingdom where the king still sits on a throne in a walled city that is hemmed by snow-capped mountains but to Himalayan Dirt, the forbidden kingdom is a heaven crisscrossed with some of the best, the most remote, the most extreme and the purest fun mountain bike trails in the world!
Nepal mountain bike tours in Mustang provides you the ride that consists of uneven jeep tracks and stiff climbs that traverse from 3000m to 4300m. When hike a bike section passes over mountain then huge canyons and single track descents will blow your mind. But it’s not just the ride that will leave you in awe; it’s the ancient monasteries, the rows of chortens, the prayer flags and the exquisite landscapes.
But it’s not just the riding that will leave you in awe, it’s the ancient monasteries, the rows of Chhortens, prayer flags and the stunning landscapes. Apart from mountain biking and the ancient monasteries you can experience the local Tibetan culture of the High-Himalayan desert. Well, if you don’t mind trying a different beverage than you get back home, either hot or cold? You should probably taste “Syu chya” A Tibetan butter tea. If you are a beer lover, you can get Lhasa Beer that has been brewing on the roof of the world and those who would like to try some home brewed alcoholic drinks, which are made of rice, barley or millet, is always available.
Pedal hard while climbing and get loose on the gravity, because…
This is Enduro at its most epic!
[Note: This is a general outline. The number of days on the Itinerary can be customized upon client’s request. However, if there are any kinds of changes to the itinerary needed during the trip, possibly due to bad weather, flight disorder, change in terrain conditions due to Natural Disaster or any other unpleasant situations Himalayan dirt reserves the rights to do the alteration to make it convenient and safe for our clients and crew.]
Altitude and Acclimatize
On the way to Upper Mustang, we will start riding from the elevation of 2700m at Jomsom to the highest point Mui La 4170m and then decent low towards the end of our tour till Beni 800m. This itinerary is designed to adapt for easy acclimatization, so our clients won’t have issues to deal with AMS (Acute mountain sickness) on this tour.
What bike should I bring for this trip, if I cannot bring my own bike, is it possible for rental?
An All Mountain or Enduro full suspension bike, fork travel from 140-150/160 would be ideal to play, but a good Hard-tail even with a 100mm-120mm fork can always do a job.
If you are planning not to bring along your own bike on this trip, we can arrange you a suitable bike for rental. The price may vary upon the quality and nature of a bike; please write to us for price and details. However, we always encourage you to bring your own bike.
Price and the requirements to get restricted area permit to visit Upper Mustang?
You need to be at least 2 person to apply for the restricted area permit. The application has to be made through a registered tour company in Nepal, which we are… The permit for Upper Mustang cost USD500/- for the first 10 days and it will cost USD50/- more per day for additional days.
What kind of accommodation would it be during the trip? Wi-fi?
2-3 star quality hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and well-located comfortable guest houses/lodges on trails in the mountains, with hot shower and private bathroom. All the hotels and guest house/lodges have Wi-fi, even in the mountains. Wi-fi is often free for hotel guests in most of the places.
Dietary Gluten/Allergy issues
International food/cuisine will be served along with local delicacies in various restaurants & bars in Kathmandu and Pokhara, perhaps just a little less choices in the mountains. Please, let us know that if you have any kind of diet request or you are allergic to certain things. We will try our best to facilitate such kind of requests.
Things to put on your backpack for daily rides
10lt, 12lt or even 16lt backpack is suitable for this trip. Hence, we provide porter service for the luggage transport from one point to another throughout the tour.
Wind/water proof Jacket
One extra cycle jersey or sweatshirt
Some power bars and energy drink
Sun glass and buff
Camel Bag or water bottle for hydration?
Knee pad is recommended
Mobile phone/camera and some cash…
Mountain biking is an adventure sport where risk and hazard may happens in no time. We carry the first- aid kit with us and do the basic first aid.
A sufficient medical travel insurance is mandatory and must arrange prior the trip from the country of origin. Your insurance should be able to cover all the medical expenses, including Emergency Helicopter Evacuation, if unwanted incidents occurs.
You are on your holiday and so we’d like you to have fun as much as possible and in the same time we would like you to spend a trouble free holiday while mountain biking in Nepal.
Alcohols are not permitted to consume during the ride. Beers? After ride…
Respect the nature and the culture, be responsible and enjoy the ride…
Ride: All mountain, Enduro
Group Size: 2-10
Trip grade: Moderate hard
Duration: 14 –18 days
Altitude: Riding in the elevation between 2800m-4300m max in the high desert mountains and end the riding trip at 800m on the low land.
Accommodation: 2-3 star hotel in the cities and Tea house/lodge on the trail. We normally ride from 5 to 6 hrs a day
Trip Contact: *Please email us for further information about the price and trip details for this Desert of High Himalayas Mountain Biking trip. firstname.lastname@example.org