Cycle The Forbidden Kingdom

May 2020  22 days

Ben is back from exploring the area, and we have added the all important finishing touches to this pure mountain bike experience.  No groomed or machine-built trails with berms, just sheer vertical drops, naturally-formed rock gardens, off camber, switchbacks and gut-busting grinders that will turn you inside out.  These trails are unlike anything you’ve had pass under your machine before.

Join Ben the Bike Tech on this fully escorted, exploratory adventure in the Forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang.   

 

Want to be one of the first cyclists in the world to shred the solitary trails and side-tracks that make up the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet.  Ride through eroded hillsides, along majestic valleys, past glacial moraines and descend single tracks in and around stunning rock formations, where over ten thousand caves dot the landscape.  The kingdom is a treasure trove of Tibetan art and culture.

Check out the Full Itinerary then head to Book Your Journey and get ready to totally immerse yourself in Himalayan life, while challenging your abilities and cleansing your mind from the madness of modern day-to-day living. 

Brief Itinerary Outline*

Day 1    

Depart Australia 23.30hrs

 

Day 2  

Arrive Kathmandu Airport.  Transfer internal flight to Pokhara

Day 3   

Early morning flight to Jomsom 2,720m.  Assemble bikes and ride to Kagbeni 2,810m

Day 4 

Ride Kagbeni 2,810m to Chele 3,050m

Day 5    

Ride Chele 3,050m to Ghemi 3,520m

Day 6    

Ride Gehmi 3,520m to Lo-Manthang 3,810m

Day 7 - 9    

Ride single tracks around Lo-Manthang.  Exploratory rides could include the Tibetan border at Siyaba La 4,840m and Thinggar or Kimaling Glacier.

Day 10

Ride Lo Manthang 3,810m to Yara 3,650m

Day 11 

Ride Yara 3,650m to Tangye 3,340m

Day 12  

Ride Tangye 3,340m to Chhusang 2,980m

Day 13  

Ride Chhusang 2980m to Jomsom 2,720m

Day 14 

Ride Jomsom 2,720m to Tatopani 1,190

Day 15

Ride from Tatopani 1,190m to Dobato 3,210m

Day 16

Ride Dobato to Nayapul 1,070m.  Drive to Pokhara

Day 17 - 18

Pokhara

Day 19

Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 20

Kathmandu

Day 21

Depart Nepal 13.20hrs

Day 22

Arrive Melbourne 13.00hrs

*The route and towns we will be staying in overnight while cycling could change, depending on where our exploration leads us each day.

WLJ

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