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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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    Maximum Altitude: 5545m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Biking Tour unveils the allure of captivating terrains and breathtaking vistas. This journey not only leads to the revered Muktinath temple but also exposes you to the vibrant local lifestyle and traditions. Moreover, the spellbinding sight of Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, Nilgiri and other majestic mountains leaves an indelible mark.

Nepal has risen to international acclaim as a premier trekking destination, with its stunning mountains, misty valleys, lush forests, rivers and glaciers captivating adventurers worldwide. Recently, another thrilling pursuit has been gaining rapid traction – mountain biking. This lesser-known facet of Nepal’s allure offers enthusiasts an exhilarating experience across its diverse terrains, complementing the well-established options of trekking, cycling and travel.

Although the world may not be fully aware, Nepal boasts an array of adventurous biking trails in its mountainous expanses. Beyond the famed trekking routes, there are trails ranging from paved paths to rugged, uneven tracks. The Kathmandu Valley, the route from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the Lower Everest region  and the renowned Annapurna Circuit are prominent areas catering to mountain biking. Cycling in Nepal is an adventure unlike any other, allowing you to explore its breathtaking landscapes up close. One particularly famous route is the Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Biking Tour, a captivating cycle tour that unveils the hidden gems of Nepal’s mountains.

This journey presents an invigorating adventure along the celebrated Annapurna trekking trail. What sets biking apart is its ability to unlock unseen sections of the Annapurna region without the hours of hiking. The trip, however, demands a resilient spirit as the terrain can be arduous. Engaging in mountain cycling through Nepal’s rugged paths offers a unique perspective on its natural beauty.

The biking excursion leads to the captivating Jomsom valley, nestled at 2,743 meters. This location offers captivating biking tracks and serves as the gateway to upper Mustang. With predominantly dry, steep terrains, Jomsom resides in the rain shadow of the Annapurna range. Cycling in mountain regions like Jomsom,  provides an adrenaline-pumping experience as you navigate through challenging landscapes.

A key highlight is Muktinath, an acclaimed sacred temple cradled amidst rocky hills and mountains. This temple holds immense significance for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. The panoramic landscapes visible from this vantage point are truly enchanting. While the primary biking trail follows the jeep route, more challenging rocky paths beckon adventure enthusiasts.

 

Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Bike 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
Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Bike 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.
Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Bike Tour Itinerary
  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A Latest Version Mountain Bike with all needed Equipment
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Tourist Bus with Pickup and Drop facility
  • Pokhara to Jomsom Air tickets including Departure Tax
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • All Meals During the Trip
  • First Aid Kit
  • An Experiance Mountain Bike Guide including his food,salarey,insurance,equipment.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Two Night pokhara hotel with breakfast
  • All Night Standard Guest house in mountain
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.

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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.
Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Bike Tour Photos
Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Bike Tour 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