TOUR DATES: 18 March – 3 April 2017
TOUR COST: $5,490 (per person)
The Kingdom of Mustang in the Nepal Himalaya preserves some of the last vestiges of traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture. Situated on the border of Nepal and Tibet, it is open to only a few select groups each season. We have now teamed up with World Expeditions, one of our key partners, to offer this exclusive mountain bike journey. Wild Horizons’ founder Huw Kingston will escort this mountain bike ride into the Kingdom of Mustang.
The route follows 4WD and off road tracks through substantial villages that once served a thriving trade route between Nepal and Tibet. These whitewashed settlements, set amid fields of barley and home to impressive chortens and simple monasteries, reflect the abiding Buddhist culture. The terrain is striking, a semi‑arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, flanked by snowy Himalayan peaks. A highlight is the visit to Lo Manthang where the King of Mustang reigns over his tiny kingdom and surveys a world still culturally closer to the heartland of Tibet than to the markets and temples of Kathmandu. World Expeditions has been running trekking trips into Mustang for many years but this will be the first time they have offered a mountain biking trip into the region. While they have done their best to ensure the notes reflect the expectations of each days cycling, the nature of the trip on a bike is still somewhat exploratory. The itinerary is flexible and may be adjusted to suit group and trail conditions. All participants need to be flexible and open minded and come ready for an unforgettable adventure!
All bookings and arrangements for Mountain Bike Mustang are done through World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading adventure travel companies, in business now for over 40 years.