Kingdom of Enduro

  • Trip duration 15 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate & Technical
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The new road development has brought us access into one of the most remote wilderness in the Nepal Himalayas, giving us unlimited access to some of the very best hidden trails on this desert like tundra of jagged cliffs, rolling plains, moraines and river valleys. Our team are super excited to bring this special first time in Nepal itinerary to you…”Upper Mustang — Kingdom of Enduro”. Right from the far reaches of the barren Chinese border all the way down to the rich and fertile Deepest Gorge in the World. Along trails which have for centuries only been trodden by Yaks and Nomads. Not only will some of these trails blow your mind and have you shouting “Yahoo” at the top of your lungs, they will also take you into the heart and soul of the nomadic and little explored lifestyle and culture of the Mustangi people.

This, by no means is not a luxury (read lazy) Enduro trip. The tour is pure, old school Enduro in every sense. Meaning, while you will have some of the sections shuttled, there is still plenty of grunt and grind uphill and some even tougher sections of push and carry.  These sections are there because the downhill is epic and worth your sweat, curse words and effort. We stay overnight in authentic Tea houses and enjoy local food, music, culture and people.

This ride is a MUST on the bucket list of every hardcore Enduro purest, as it surely is a lifetime experience.  The beauty of this trip is the trail options, while what’s written below is our standard program, if you’re the adventurous type, then let our guides take your exploring on many of the other options. Who knows you could find your own un-ridden trails.

Available dates:  

2020 – 1st May, 1st June, 1st Nov, 1st Dec

Trip Highlights

  • Enduro lovers and adventure seekers who don’t mind the rough and tough remote area environments.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: ARRIVAL IN NEPAL
  • Day 02: FLY TO POKHARA & SOME CLASSIC SINGLE TRACK RIDING IN POKHARA
  • Day 03: POKHARA TO KAGBENI
  • Day 04: HIGH PASSES AND EPIC DESCENTS (Kagbeni to Ghami via Gyu La)
  • Day 05: RED CLIFFS AND FLOW TRAILS (Ghami to Charang)
  • Day 06: THE YAK HERDERS FOOTSTEPS (Charang to Lo Mantang)
  • Day 07: TOUCHING CHINA (Loop Ride – Lo Mantang – Kora La – Chosser – Lo Mantang)
  • Day 08: REST DAY IN LO MANTANG
  • Day 09: NEPAL’S GRAND CANYON (Lo Mantang – Lo La – Dhigoan – Yara – Luri Ghompa – Dhigoan)
  • Day 10: THE HIDDEN TRAILS OF DHEGOAN (Dhegoan to Tangbe)
  • Day 11: LEAVING THE WILDERNESS (Paha Pass to Chukksang)
  • Day 12: THE DEEPEST GORGE IN THE WORLD (Muktinath to Tuckche)
  • Day 13: TITI LAKE AND THE HOT SPRINGS (Tuckche to Tatopani)
  • Day 14: BACK TO KATHMANDU
  • Day 15: DEPARTURE

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01ARRIVAL IN NEPAL
  • Day 02FLY TO POKHARA & SOME CLASSIC SINGLE TRACK RIDING IN POKHARA
  • Day 03POKHARA TO KAGBENIChilled riding and acclimatizing.
  • Day 04HIGH PASSES AND EPIC DESCENTS (Kagbeni to Ghami via Gyu La)Push Carry to the pass, followed by some epic single tracks.
  • Day 05RED CLIFFS AND FLOW TRAILS (Ghami to Charang)Combined shuttle and push/carry sections to some of the best flow trails on the trip.
  • Day 06THE YAK HERDERS FOOTSTEPS (Charang to Lo Mantang)A little uphill grunt and grind to some hidden single tracks and the back door to Lo Mantang.
  • Day 07TOUCHING CHINA (Loop Ride – Lo Mantang – Kora La – Chosser – Lo Mantang)A stunning shuttle ride through the open wilderness to some epic downhill and single tracks. Visit some ancient cave Monastery on the way.
  • Day 08REST DAY IN LO MANTANG
  • Day 09NEPAL’S GRAND CANYON (Lo Mantang – Lo La – Dhigoan – Yara – Luri Ghompa – Dhigoan)Stunning Scenery and challenging trails today.
  • Day 10THE HIDDEN TRAILS OF DHEGOAN (Dhegoan to Tangbe)Today is an adventure of epic Himalayan proportions. We shuttle, Ride, Shuttle, Ride.

  • Day 11LEAVING THE WILDERNESS (Paha Pass to Chukksang)Today is one of the hardest days on the trip. We carry/push for an eternity and hen we ride the most epic of descents.

  • Day 12THE DEEPEST GORGE IN THE WORLD (Muktinath to Tuckche)Ride some of the most classic single tracks in the Himalaya’s.
  • Day 13TITI LAKE AND THE HOT SPRINGS (Tuckche to Tatopani)A breathtaking final day of riding, followed by a dip in the Hot Springs

  • Day 14BACK TO KATHMANDUDrive to Pokhara and Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 15DEPARTUREWe transfer you to the airport for your outbound flight

Trip Note

Trail Notes for “Upper Mustang – Kingdom of Enduro”

This is a remote area trip. We use local flights, that can sometimes be weather-affected. The trip is 80% jeep supported, though, during the trails, you at times will venture where the jeep cannot go.

The trail is a mix of rocky sections, loose dust, and sand. Some single tracks are exposed and off the chamber. Some single tracks are down gorges and canyons.

When booking the trip with Himalayan Single Track, we offer full airport to airport service including all transfers, hotels, and logistics for you and your bike. We are also happy to custom tours to suit your needs. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your ride.

FAQ

What is the average riding time per day?

During this trip, you will be riding between 5 to 8 hours per day with plenty of time for cultural site visits and photo taking.

Can this trip be shortened?

Yes in some cases this trip can be shortened, please do ask us. But we need to consider key points like proper acclimatization and also your personal riding fitness and skill level.

What sort of bike should I bring for this trip?

We recommend a full suspension bike with 140mm to 160mm travel for this trip.

Can I hire a bike?

Yes, We have a range of well-maintained and up to date full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes. 

What spare parts can I get in Nepal?

We have a shop in Thamel where most spare parts for bikes are available, things like tubes, tires, chains, lubes and chain links can be brought. Specialist things like tubeless liquid, spare parts for 1 x 12 and brakes pads other than Shimano should be brought with you, or check with us first.

What is the accommodation like?

In Kathmandu and other major cities, the accommodation we use is 3 stars with attached bathroom, hot water, WiFi and back up power. In the mountains, we use simple yet clean Tea Houses. We try to get attached bathrooms in all places but in some more remote areas, there might be common bathrooms, squat toilets and bucket hot showers only. But all in all, staying in Tea Houses and meeting local families is often one of the highlights of the trip.

How do I pay for the trip?

If you decide to book this trip with High Spirit Treks, we take a 20% deposit at the time of booking paid by bank transfer. The balance should be paid on arrival by cash or credit card.

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