Pedaling across the Forbidden Kingdom

Mustang is the Last forbidden kingdom in Nepal which was restricted for tourist and visitors till 1992. Mustang described as a mystique valley, allows the travelers to witness heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscape, and ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines such as Stupas, Chhortens, Kaanis, Prayers walls, and centuries old monasteries. Once you start your pedaling your MTB across the once forbidden kingdom you may feel like going back to the ancient Tibetan time and submerge yourself in the fresh wind, the culture, the myths and the high mountains altogether.

MTB Bike, peddling across the high himalaya dessert, Mustang nepal.

Mustang is almost treeless barren landscape, vegetation dessert area. This is a perfect location for MTB lovers to pedals in the spectacular desert single track trails landscape. The Mustang has its strange beauties which you may feel during MTB rides such as delightful long-abandoned cliff and caves dwellings, magnificent views and dramatic high altitude Himalayan. Now, we have to find some awesome biking trails with our passion and unique knowledge of the area of Upper Mustang; this is where The Mustang Madness happens.

The high himalaya dessert, Mustang nepal.

Once again The Mustang Madness is coming back with the new aspiration and some great experience from last year. So we’ve managed to carve out a spectacular route technical descents, fast, flowy single-track trails in hidden valley and a most remote area of the world.

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The Mustang Madness is a seven staged semi-technical adventurous mountain bike event in the once forbidden kingdom in Upper Mustang. In this event, the riders have to ride on their MTM in awesome single track village trails and covering a Total of 220 km in the high Himalayan desert and the elevation which is scaling up to 4200m altitude in upper Mustang. The mountain biking race starts off from Kagbeni, which is a highlight location in the Annapurna circuit leads through Muktinath, Chele, and Lo-manthang before descending to Beni, that’s the ending point of the race. Moreover, the MTB bike ride will take you through Paha Pass at 4200m, which is the highest point in the MTB Mustang Madness event.

Mustang Madness 2016, MTB with a view.

If you’re looking for something truly unique, then this location and particularly the event “the Mustang Madness” is designed for Mtb riders and as a tour in once Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal where most riders would never get the chance ride.

MTB ride in the upper Mustang offers some technical single tracks along with ultimate downhill ride full of adrenaline and a few upward climbs providing an ultimate MTB event to make a beautiful image in your memories and have a deep imprint on your souls which you never forget.

MTB trails of Mustang Madness

Downhill, MTB Bike, Mustang trails

The Exotic beauty of Mustang has hard to find trails from steep uphill to chill downhill. The MTB trails of Mustang include river crossing, so one need to be ready to ride or carry the bike on, with continuation to the ride. Crew experience says that despite any dynamics of trails, the rare scenic charm with snow capped high Himalayas no-doughtily will drop some charm in the moments of the engaged member or riders, leaving them to love their life.

Unpolished jeep trails and the most found single tracks show the wonderful Mustang is still less visited despite its rare exquisiteness. Riders need to be familiar with these single and jeep trails either on push uphill or cool downhill. 7 stages of MTB Race have a gap in between as we care riders more than just waiting for winner timing. On each stage, we ride from one village to other village or town. Starting the race from kagbeni, the last stage ends on tatopani through Muktinath, Chelee Town, Ghami village, large village Lo Manthang with a palace of Mustang King & Queen, remote area Tenge with Tibetan flavour and Marpha as well view don’t miss Kali Gandaki valley, Mt. Dhaulagiri & Nilgiri.

MTB trails of Mustang

Although the detailed document of each stage will be handled to you, it is a smart to have navigational skill on. The MTB Mustang Race is on 4200m high altitude with evening rest at about 3500m height level. So start knowing what your body needs to get adjusted and continue being strong till the race completes. Although all stages are on the own different level, stage 5 & 6 are seen on little more difficulty with the push or carry your bike on steep uphill of around 15 minutes and 2-3 hrs on respective stages. Despite marvellous nature view the cultured taste of each village or town we step on, will we leave us fascinating and refreshing.

Win or lose is a part of a game, so more than rank it is important to complete the race. Start caring ourselves, uplifting your stamina level by run and cycling as passion. Along with all these, the MTB Race being a self-evaluating own riding capability, it is not good to not grab the opportunity.

Explore Mustang on MTB

The Mustang Madness offers you an exploratory MTB event in the once Forbidden Kingdom of Lo. which is Designed on the roof of the world, mustang madness is a seven staged MTB bike event technical offers a single tracks along with ultimate downhill ride full of adrenaline and a few upward climbs as well as the culture, tradition, and architecture of the Himalayan deserts of Mustang, Nepal. providing an ultimate phenomenal experience MTB holiday that you’ll never forget..

Mustang lies north of the Himalayas and is technically part of Tibetan plateau. Tourist entry was started since 1992 Only relatively few visitors are able to visit Mustang each year as special entry permits are required for upper Mustang. If you can visit in early May, the trip coincides with the spring Tiji festival where you’ll experience rich traditional displays of music, dance and costume to celebrate the arrival of spring after the harsh winter. the Tibetan culture, tradition and architecture of ancient Buddhism is well preserved here. Foreigners require a special permit to get to the High Himalayan deserts of Nepal.

Landscape from Kagbeni

Landscape from Kagbeni

The Mustang Madness offers riders a chance to explore the majestic Mustang. The exploration race will take off from Kagbeni and will be filled with views of  Mustang Himal, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himalayan range and the Annapurna Massif. It is one of the best mountain biking destination on earth. No other places in the world have such an amazing, speechless and jaw-dropping views of the high Himalayan desert up to 4200 meters altitude and the best single track that Nepalese Himalayas has to offer. You will be wondering and asking yourself where I am now? With a great amazement! Some part of the trip is a truly heaven, the views we will experience like on a post card but real just in front! You will ride through….

Riders will have to possess some bike repair skills and should be at ease riding an assortment of single tracks which may incorporate tight trees, mud, loose rocks, and sand are open to doing as such on aggressive territory with small braking. As the trail is narrow and technical, some previous MTB experience would be fruitful.

En-route ancient cave towns with some of the oldest places of worship among many other things are visible. Additionally, thousands of cliff dwellings believed to be established in 8-10,000 BC when Mustang was a much greener place is another sight that’ll imprint memories in your soul. Muktinath, a famous site for Hindus which is believed to provide “Moksha” for everyone who visits the place, is a highlight location in the ride.

Ancient cave dwelling in Chele.

Ancient cave dwelling in Chele.

Mustang Madness is a seven stages of semi-technical high altitude MTB ride along a jeep road and some awesome single trek village trails ride through Himalayan dessert, with the views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himalayas along with snow capped other peaks that will leave you an impression of ‘once in a lifetime experience’ and being proud of yourself that you have ridden once in the forbidden kingdom.

This is a high altitude biking route that what the Mustang Madness offers. Parts require pushing the MTB up-hill. This location and particularly the event are designed to have a deep imprint on our memories and souls lisinopril medication. Biking through the stunning high elates and through a spectacular desert landscape against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks.

When riding an MTB in Mustang, you don’t just ride. You feel the wind, the culture, the myths and the mountains altogether. In a nutshell, MTB in Mustang is a thrilling adventure culturally, physically, and psychologically. It’s one you don’t want to miss.

MTB and the mountains.

MTB and the mountains.

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