Mystery Caves in Mustang

Mustang is a place rich in culture and history. With majority of people following ancient Tibetan Buddhism, the religion is well preserved and is not deviated from its core value More Help. In the 1900s, the exploration of the caves began. The team of archaeologists from Nepal and University of Cologne discovered remains of 42 ancient bodies buried under the wooden bunk beds. Dug 155ft above ground onto a cliff, the caves are believed to have been used as burial chamber during 1,000 BC. With seemingly no evidence of technolgoies being adequet enough to cave caves so high above the ground, it’s a mystery how the cave was formed.

Ancient cave dwelling in Chele.

Ancient cave dwelling in Chele.

The purpose changed to a safe bunker for families to avoid war during 10th century. Finally in 1400s the caves have been believed to become of meditative chambers, storage units and military lookouts.

Although the caves are empty now, the evidence of habitation and storage has been found inside the caves. Several dozen bodies found in the caves were identified to be more than 2,000 years old.

"Jhong" Cave in Chosser.

“Jhong” Cave in Chosser.


The Mustang Madness: An Ultimate MTB holiday

The Mustang Madness is a 7 staged MTB bike event in the land of once Forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang. it is an enthralling and challenging MTB bike event which offers riders have a chance to ride their mountain bikes in the high Himalayan desert of Mustang. In this event riders Covering a total of 220 km and scaling up to 4200m in altitude, the MTB bike ride offers technical single tracks along with ultimate downhill ride full of adrenaline and a few upward climbs providing an ultimate MTB bike in mustang madness holiday. The mountain biking event, which starts off from Kagbeni, which is a highlight location in the Annapurna circuit trek 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, the highest point in the MTB bike mustang madness event.

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MTB ride in Mustang.

In the Mustang Madness, riders will ride their MTB bike through the mostly unfettered lands of the upper mustang accompanied by the glorious Himalayas of Nepal.
This location and particularly the event are designed to have a deep imprint on our memories and souls. Biking through the stunning high altitude desert perpetually battered by wind, the eroded cliffs bring out the natural colors of local earth pigments in variations of red, yellow, brown complimented by clear blue skies and white snow caps of nearby mountains, two of which stand as the biggest gate columns in the world, Mount Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri. This is where Mustang Madness happens, the circuit trail in such a rich and technically challenging area makes for one of the most beautiful and self-actualizing mountain bikes rides in the world.

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Riders carrying their MTB in an uphill climb try this.

En route you see ancient cave towns with some of the oldest places of worship among many other things of beauty.
Being one of the most exotic locations for Mountain biking tours in Nepal, Mustang consists of some of the most amazing cultural and historic sites. The Tibetan cultures, art, and architecture is well preserved in the mustang. One could almost feel like going back in time once in the forbidden Kingdom in Mustang.

The Mustang Madness requires MTB bike rider to ride between 3-7 hours a day depending on their abilities. However, the riders will continuously be accompanied by views of the majestic Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Massif. Mustang consists of ancient cave civilization believed to be more than 6 centuries old. Additionally Gompa older than 500 years is also a key highlight of the event.

All in all, the Mustang Madness is a wonderful medley of culture, history, ancient architecture and adventure. The MTB bike event is not just a ride but also a deep reflection on the culture and architectures of Mustang.

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Chorten in Mustang.

MTB in Mustang

MTB in Mustang: – The Mustang Madness

MTB in Mustang is an enthralling and mesmerizing experience on MTB bike tour.  which is offers by the Mustang Madness event in the upper mustang. Mustang is one of the best mountain biking destination on earth. There are no other places in the world has such an amazing, speechless and jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas. which is one of the best single track trails that Nepalese Himalayas has to offer. In upper Mustang you’ll experience some tough climbs, technical descents, fast, flowy single track, and the most spectacular views that you can never imagine.

Now, we have to find some awesome biking trails with our passion and unique knowledge of the area of the upper mustang and we’ve managed to carve out a spectacular route on some of the most remote trails in the world in a place where most riders would never get the chance to ride. If you’re looking for something truly unique, then the Mustang madness, MTB in Upper Mustang Valley is truly an awe-inspiring adventure and a phenomenal experience that you’ll never forget.

we provide a complete MTB package in a mustang with views of jaw-dropping landscapes, towering peaks and ancient culture which makes an unforgettable beautiful image in your memories of the mustang madness MTB bike event.

Mustang Madness 2016, MTB with a view.

History: – The Kingdom of Lo, as it was known in the ancient world and until fairly was restricted to outsiders and hence also become known as the hidden Kingdom. which is Opened for foreigners in 1988, now where are Tibetan culture, architecture, and art preserved better in Mustang. So, when you are rolling your MTB bike wheels on the land of Mustang, technically, you are riding in the once Forbidden Kingdom.

The capital of the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo, Lo-Manthang.

Location: – Mustang lies in the north of the Himalayas and is technically part of Tibetan plateau; hence the similarity is landscape albeit with beautiful and unique features. A high altitude desert perpetually battered by the wind, the eroded cliffs bring out the natural colors of local earth pigments in variations of red, yellow, brown complemented by clear blue skies and white snow caps of nearby mountains. Two of which stand as the biggest gate columns in the world, Mount Annapurna, and Mount Dhaulagiri. MTB in Mustang will take you through these shots of awe where you’ll certainly stop the wheels to take in the moment better.

Royal Palace at Lo-manthang

The View: – MTB in Mustang En-route a huge cultural change, visiting ancient villages and 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 in another site experience Himalayan riding that’ll imprint memories in your soul.

Muustang Madness, MTB in mustang

The holiness: – Muktinath, a famous temple for Hindu and Buddhist delegates alike, is spectacular as it can get. The name Muktinath translates to “Place of Moksha”.The temple is also considered to be a Shakti Peetha which are sacred Shakti(energy) dwellings which are believed to have formed from the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi(the first wife of Lord Shiva) when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered after she died.

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The challenge: – Mustang offers physically and psychologically challenging adventure Mountain Biking (MTB). along with the culturally rich, mysterious, and the ancient Hidden Kingdom of Mustang deep in the Himalayas. you’ll love it because the riding is challenging both in the climbs and the descents, all through scenery that blows your mind. There is 7 stage of semi-technical high altitude MTB ride along a jeep road and some awesome single trek village trails. Biking through the stunning high elates and through a spectacular desert landscape against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks.

Riders with their bikes on the back.

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.

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