Trip Overview

This trip is perfect if you want to experience the magic of the Himalayas but don’t want to take not he physical challenge of the Annapurna Circuit.

The​ ​riding​ for this trip ​starts​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Scenic​ ​Hill​ ​Station​ ​of​ ​Nagarkot outside of Kathmandu,​ ​hitting some​ ​awesome​ ​enduro​ ​singletrack ​through​ ​the​ ​jungles​ ​and​ ​rice​ ​fields.​ ​Next,​ ​the​ ​tour heads  ​to​ ​Pokhara,​ ​the​ ​laid​ ​back​ ​lakeside​ ​paradise​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Peace​ ​Pagoda​ ​Trail.​ ​​

​The highlight​ ​of​ ​the​ ​trip​ ​is​ ​the​ ​5​ ​days​ ​of​ ​riding​ ​high​ ​up​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Mustang​ ​Region​ ​of Nepal on​ ​the Jomsom-Muktinath​ ​Trail.​ ​This​ ​journey​ ​showcases​ ​the​ ​magnificence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Himalaya’s,​ ​the rich​ ​and​ ​vibrant​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​Nepal​ ​and​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best​ ​bike​ ​trails​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world. This​ ​is for​ ​riding​ ​skill​ ​level​ ​from Intermediate​ ​to​ ​Advanced.

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2022-2023 Jomsom Muktinath Dates 

Oct 20-29, 2022

April 26-May 5, 2023

September 27-October 6, 2023

October 25-November 3, 2023

November 22-December 1, 2023

 

 

Don’t see a date that works for you? Contact us for custom trip dates!

 

Price – $2095

Book more than 90 days in advance and save $200 off the trip price.

$300 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot

*Deposits are non-refundable and can be put toward any other World Ride trip in the future.

The remainder of the cost of the trip is due 30 days prior to the start of the trip and can be made in payments. Trips require a minimum of 4 people in order to run.

Invite your friends to join you as well!

Day 1

Arrival in Nepal and transfer to hotel. Your guide will be at the airport to greet you and take you to your hotel. Sleep off the jet lag and build up your bike if you have the energy!  Accommodations: Wood Apple Hotel

Day 2

Today, we will build up our bikes and head to Nagarkot.. Nagarkot is hands down the best area for enduro riding in the Kathmandu Valley. The trails vary in difficulty and distance, but they are all fun. We will have a full day of shuttle runs for as much singletrack as we can handle.

Accommodations: Wood Apple Hotel

Day 3After breakfast we leave the hotel and head to the airport, where we catch a 25 min flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a chill lakeside town at the base of the Annapurna Himalaya. If time is sufficient, we ride to the Peace Pogoda, a 2 to 3 hour round trip with a short yet steep climb and a super nice single track descent to the Lake.

Accommodations: Hotel in Pokhara

Day 4

Wake up for sunrise and hopefully catch a glimpse of the mountains before we head to the airport. It’s about a 22 min flight to Jomsom, above the Pokhara valley and deep into the heart of the Himalaya. Take a peek out of the window for fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and beyond. The flight is simply breathtaking as the plane’s wing pit almost touch the snow capped peaks. Fly right between the Himalayan giants and you feel your adventure has really begun as the small plane banks left and touches down in Jomsom. In Jomsom, we will have breakfast before we enjoy an easy acclimatization ride of 14 km to the beautiful Tibetan village of Kagbeni. The road is mostly flat and traces the Kaligandaki River right up to the boundary of Upper Mustang. We will stay overnight in Red House, one of the oldest inns in the region.

Accommodations: Tea House

Day 5

Today we cycle uphill for the most of the ride, leaving behind the beautiful village of Kagbeni. We follow the trail on the north side of the gorge and climb up a dusty jeep track towards the foreboding Throng La Pass. We stop and explore the ancient monastery at Jhong and have some lunch, basking in the sunshine and enjoying the mountain Views. The final push after lunch is short and we should arrive in Muktinath around mid afternoon. Spend some time here exploring the monastery and temples, two of the holiest in Nepal.

Accommodations: Tea House

Day 6

We will start the day with a short climb that will take us to one of the best descents in Nepal- Lubra Valley. This flowing singletrack is very fun and has some of the most breathtaking views! We will descend all the way to the river valley below and make our way to Tukuche to enjoy some apple brandy and apple desserts.

Accommodations: Tea House

Day 7

We will make our way through the valley, on a combination of singletrack and jeep roads downhill to the village of Tatopani. The trail starts out gentle and flat and winds in and out of the valley, through pine forests and small villages. Following the river, there are good views of the snow capped peaks. Stop at the lush waterfalls at Rukse Chaahara for lunch. After here the speed picks up as the trail drops some 1000 meters with sweeping curves and plunges, rocky sections and bumps that you will love. Arrive in Tatopani the cobble lined village famous for its rejuvenating hot springs.

Accommodations: Tea House

Day 8

Our last day of the ride will take us to our finishing spot of Beni. We will celebrate with a delicious lunch and then make our way to Pokhara for some lakeside relaxing.

Accommodations: Hotel in Pokhara

Day 9

Enjoy the morning in Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city that has many adventure options. Walk around the city, rent a boat to get out on the lake or just relax before flying back to Kathmandu.

Accommodations: Woodapple Hotel

Day 10

Today, we will say our “see you laters” as we depart Kathmandu. We will transport you to the airport to catch your flight home.

 

*Itinerary is subject to change.

 

  • All accommodations, including comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and tea houses in the mountains.
  • Airport pickup an drop off, as well private transportation within Nepal
  • Flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu
  • All meals
  • Porters to carry your gear while riding
  • An experienced and certified guide

 

Pricing is based off 4 or more people. Please get in touch if you are interested in a private trip with less than this number.

Cost does not include airfare, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance or rental bike.

Rental bikes are very limited. For this trip, we highly recommend that you bring your own bike! We have a lot of experience traveling with bikes, so please let us know what questions that you have. This trip is on challenging trails at and we highly recommend a full suspension bike.

Anything you need for your own bike if bringing

  • Derailleur hanger
  • Extra brake pads
  • Any special bike tools -Multitool, mini pump, spare tube

Bike gear

  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Buff/scarf
  • Pack (at least 15L in size to carry layers and capacity of 3L of water)
  • Bike shoes
  • Gloves
  • 3-4 pairs of bikes shorts or more depending on preference. (There is laundry service in Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • 3-4 jerseys
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve base layer
  • Waterproof rain jacket and rain pants

Other gear

  • Warm packable jacket (the nights can be chilly)
  • Either a bike light or a headlamp
  • Other clothing for after ride
  • Comfortable shoes to hike and walk around in
  • Clothes to sleep in
  • Swimsuit
  • Any medication you might need
  • Toothbrush and other necessities
  • Sunscreen

Personal items

  • Passport
  • COVID-19 Vaccination card
  • Proof of travel insurance if you purchased it
  • Credit and debit cards
  • A small amount of cash to travel with
  • Camera (or just your cell phone)
  • Cell phone (plenty of wifi along the way)
  • USB Battery pack (optional- there are outlets in all of the hotels and some of the tea houses)
  • Electronics cords and chargers
  • Power adapter for Nepal
  • Any extra mountain bike gear you might be able to collect for the ladies there 🙂

Download our Jomsom Muktinath Trip Information Sheet for all of the details about this trip.