The Jomsom Muktinath Trail

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5 Day(s)
Moderate
120 Km
avg 24 Km
Guided

The Best Short MTB Trip in Nepal

By far and away the most ridden trail in Nepal, this short mountain biking adventure takes you into the heart of the Himalaya and rips down some of the best trails in the Lower Mustang region, including the famous Lubra Valley Trail. The route follows the raging Kaligandaki (Black River), famed as being part of the deepest gorge in the world, splitting the massive peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

The upper part of the gorge is also called Thak Khola after the local Thakhali people who became prosperous from trans-Himalayan trade and are famed for their delicious food, apple growing and the making of local Apple Brandy.
Our trail climbs up to Muktinath at the foot of the mighty Throng Pass on route from the Annapurna Circuit. From here there are many options for some amazing single track and downhill riding, past ancient monasteries and traditional villages. Bump along on cobble paths and get your feet wet in ice fed streams. This is surely one of the most spectacular short mountain biking holidays in the world. If you ride with the HST Team we will take you on trails other companies don’t know to hidden lakes, villages and single track descents.

You have to try it once in your life.

Who’s it for? Intermediate fun loving mountain bikers, mountain biking families and people who might be doing their first multi day trip. Trails are also adaptable for serious bikers with a short amount of time in Nepal. Great for Expats looking for a short getaway.
Length:- 5 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara, or 11 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Fitness Factor:- Weekend riders accepted on this one. Just one big climb of 1000 m, jeep assistance can be deployed if your heart begins to pop out of your chest.
Skill Factor:- Any confident cyclist can do this trail, there are many trail options, so we can tailor the ride to suit your skill level. Still you should have ridden a bike more than a few times to be able to enjoy it.
Comfort Zone:- You might get sweaty palms from gripping the armrests of your seat during the 20 min flight to Jomsom, but the rest of this journey is quite civilized. Well set up Tea Houses, hot water, WiFi in most places and great food, even a porter to carry your bags.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
Nepal
From:
Pokhara
To:
Pokhara

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
5 Days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
Off-road
Tour Type:
Mountain bike|Groups
More Options:
Non-rider program
Tour Language:
English

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
120 Km
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
March|April|May|June|October|November|December
Departure:
Oct 26th, Nov 15th, Dec 9th 2019 14th April, 18th May, 25th Sept, 7th Oct, 15th Oct, 1st Nov, 12th Nov, 1st Dec 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: US$190

Booking Conditions:

20% Deposit Required

Group Information:

10% 4 to 6 Pax

Inclusions

PERMITS/ENTRY FEES
ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
Tatopani Hot Springs

FLIGHTS
Pokhara to Jomsom – Tara Air
All airport taxes and Service Charges
Excess Luggage Charges up to 7kg Over weight

MEALS
Breakfast (5)
Lunch (5)
Dinners (4)
Fresh Ground Coffee on during the biking trip

TRANSPORT
Private Vehicle Beni to Pokhara

GUIDES/PORTERS
5 Days Qualified Mountain Bike Guide (MBLA Certificate and Wilderness First Aid)
5 Days Porter
Support Guide for group over five people
All Guide and Porter expenses and insurance

Exclusions

International Flight
Travel and Evacuation Insurance Expenses
Personal Expenses like laundry, booze, etc

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