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7 Days 6 Nights
Availability : Autumn and Spring
Thamel Kathmandu
Lower Mustang
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Bike Tour

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  • Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Maximum Altitude: 5545m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

Nepal is renowned worldwide as a prominent trekking destination for its breathtaking mountains, misty valleys, lush forests, rivers, glaciers, and much more. The country has excellent terrains best suited for mountain biking, apart from trekking and traveling. With that said, mountain biking in Nepal has gained popularity in a short period of time in recent years.

However, the majority of people are not aware of the adventurous biking tracks in the mountain region of Nepal. Nepal has a lot to offer, from paved routes to rough and uneven roads. Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu to Pokhara, Lower Everest region, Annapurna Circuit, etc., are the major area popular for mountain biking trips. Likewise, the mountain biking tour to Jomsom Muktinath is quite a famous biking trail in Nepal.

Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Biking Tour is a stimulating adventure along the well-known trekking trail of the Annapurna region. The most exciting thing about biking is that you reach the unseen section of the Annapurna region without hiking for hours. In contrast, the journey can be challenging and requires a great deal of perseverance.

The biking trip takes you to the enchanting valley of Jomsom at an elevation of 2,743 m. The place offers remarkable biking tracks. It is the doorway to the upper Mustang. The terrains are steep and remain dry all year round mostly as Jomsom resides in the rain shadow from Annapurna.

Muktinath is the famous sacred temple residing in the lap of rocky hills and mountains. The temple is a pilgrimage site for the devotees of Hindus and Buddhists. The eye-catching view of landscapes from the temple is mesmerizing. The main biking trail follows the route taken by the jeep. Nevertheless, other rocky and demanding tracks fulfill the challenge of an adventure enthusiast.

The mountain biking tour to Jomsom Muktinath is a great way to indulge in the appealing terrains and awe-inspiring sights. This tour takes you to the holy temple, Muktinath, while encountering the lively lifestyle and traditions of the local inhabitants. Furthermore, the jaw-dropping view of Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, Nilgiri, and other mountains awestruck you with their majestic beauty.

If you are willing to go for the Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Biking Tour, then Nepal Mountain Adventure provides you with the best deal. Booking the tour via us can save you time and money. Our itineraries are standard and can be customized as per your preferences. And lastly, we make sure of safe and enjoyable travel to any destination in Nepal.

Tour Facts

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Trip Start/Finish: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: Muktinath Temple (3,750 m)
  • Best Time: Autumn and Spring
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Mountain Biking
  • Group Size: 1-6

Tour Highlights

  • Drive along the winding roads of Prithivi Highway leading to Pokhara.
  • Enjoy and relax in the appealing city of Pokhara.
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Bike through the exciting trails of the Muktinath Jomsom region.
  • Try out some apple products locally made in Marpha.
  • Visit the holy temple of Muktinath.
  • Take a hot and relaxing bath in Tatopani.

Itinerary Outline

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 02: Fly to Jomsom from Pokhara and then Ride to Kagbeni
  • Day 03: Bike from Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Day 04: Bike from Muktinath to Tukuche
  • Day 05: Bike from Tukuche to Tatopani
  • Day 06: Bike from Tatopani to Beni and Drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Mountain Bike From Muktinath
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
What to Expect
  • Drive along the winding roads of Prithivi Highway leading to Pokhara.
  • Enjoy and relax in the appealing city of Pokhara.
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Bike through the exciting trails of the Muktinath Jomsom region.
  • Try out some apple products locally made in Marpha.
  • Visit the holy temple of Muktinath.
  • Take a hot and relaxing bath in Tatopani.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive Distance: 200 Km Approx.

Drive Duration: 6-7 hrs

Accommodation: Hotel

The mountain biking tour starts once you arrive in Jomsom. So, today leave Kathmandu for Pokhara on a drive and to Jomsom the following day. As the drive commences from Kathmandu, the route follows the Prithivi Highway while offering the intriguing sight of verdant hills, appealing Trishuli river, villages, and many more. Eventually, you’ll enter the gorgeous city of Pokhara. The long drive from Kathmandu is a bit exhausting. So, you can visit around the lakeside to rejuvenate your mind and body. The scenic view and ambience of the lakeside are truly freshening.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 02: Fly to Jomsom from Pokhara and then Ride to Kagbeni

Flight Duration: 20 min

Biking Distance: 14 Km

Biking Duration: 1-2 hrs

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

You’ll be guided to the airport for a flight to Jomsom in the early morning before breakfast. As the flight takes off, you’ll be awestruck by the massive Himalayan vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, along with the alluring sight of Nilgiri mountain and Kali Gandaki River. After your arrival, have breakfast and gear up for the ride to Kagbeni.

The mountain biking journey proceeds from Jomsom shortly after breakfast. The cycling trail to Kagbeni is mainly on a leveled surface alongside the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. So, you’ll reach Kagbeni while enjoying the ride and charming scenery.

Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 03: Bike from Kagbeni to Muktinath

Biking Distance: 15 Km

Biking Duration: 3 hrs

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

Adventurous cycling trails await you today! The routes to Muktinath are pleasing with the stunning sites of landscapes and desert-like regions. At times, cycling can be demanding due to rocky and uneven trails. But this is what mountain biking is worth.

After a delightful breakfast, get on the biking trail well prepared. On cycling the stimulating routes, you will arrive at a small settlement, Jharkot, on the riverbank of Kaligandaki. It is also the biking trail’s major highlight, offering the astonishing view of mountains and lovely civilization. Soon after traversing the enchanting town, Muktinath can be reached. Here in Muktinath, you can visit the holy temple and explore for more refreshments. It is the final destination of the whole mountain biking journey.

Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 04: Bike from Muktinath to Tukuche

Biking Distance: 27 Km

Biking Duration: 4-5 hrs

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

After resting a night in Muktinath, the trail follows down to Tukuche. The ride begins after a hearty breakfast. As the ride advances, you’ll come across various villages like Kagbeni, Eklebhatti, Jomsom, and Marpha. The route along the trails offers the awe-inspiring sight of landscapes. At long last, you’ll reach Tukuche village. This village is dominated by the indigenous group of Thakali people showcasing great culture.

Overnight in Tukuche.

Day 05:Bike from Tukuche to Tatopani

Biking Distance: 43 Km

Biking Duration: 4-5 hrs

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

On this day, you will ride your bike along the downhill course to Tatopani. Along the ride, you’ll be stunned by the majestic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and some other mountains. Moreover, you ride by the pristine Rupse Chhahara (waterfall) and traverse various villages and lush forests of pine. Here onwards, the trails are a bit challenging with steep downhill and hence arrive in Tatopani.

In Nepali, Tatopani refers to ‘hot water’. Implying to its name, the place is famous for its hot springs. Indulge yourself in a hot bath and relax your sore muscle.

Overnight in Tatopani.

Day 06: Bike from Tatopani to Beni and Drive back to Pokhara

Biking Distance: 18 Km

Biking Duration: 1-2 hrs

Grade: Moderate

Today is the day to conclude the mountain biking journey in the Muktinath Jomsom region. After a relaxing night in Tatopani, you will ride towards Beni and drive back to Pokhara. The trails following the route to Beni are short and easy. Upon arriving in Pokhara, you can treat yourself to scenic travel, a refreshing stroll around the lakeside, boating, and more. The leisurely time spent in Pokhara heals all your exhaustion from mountain biking.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

Drive Distance: 200 Km

Drive Duration: 6-7 hrs

In the early morning, head back to Kathmandu after a hearty breakfast in Pokhara. Enjoy the scene from the vehicle window once again along the raging Trishuli river.

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FAQ

What safety measures do you need to imply while mountain biking?

Biking in the mountain region encompasses rugged and demanding tracks. Though the trails are exciting, the ride can be difficult and risky at times. So, you need to follow safety measures for safe and convenient mountain biking. Here are the major safety measures to follow during mountain biking:

  • The proper selection of riding gear
  • Never ride without a helmet
  • Always ride safely
  • Be aware of blind corners
  • Get along with the trail
  • Ride within your limit

What are the prominent mountain biking places in Nepal?

Being popular with the trekking and mountaineering scenarios, Nepal offers exquisite destinations for a thrilling biking ride. The following is the list of mountain biking places in Nepal:

  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara
  • Mustang
  • Annapurna Circuit
  • Lower Everest Region and so on

Can a beginner go on a mountain biking tour?

Mountain biking is not the toughest sport; however, it is physically demanding. The biking tracks in the mountains consist of uphill and downhill. It takes a lot of effort to cycle on these trails. Therefore, mountain biking requires a good level of strength and endurance capacity. If you have remarkable physical fitness, then you can go on your first mountain bike tour. Otherwise, it is recommended to train before the tour.

What are the significant health benefits of mountain biking?

Mountain biking is an adventurous outdoor sport that lets you connect with serene nature. Participating in such activities is beneficial to our health. So, the significant health benefits of mountain biking are listed under the following points:

  • Full body workout
  • Maintain healthier heart
  • Improve body posture
  • Fat loss
  • Boost body immune system
  • Build up mental health
  • Enhance concentration
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