Upper Mustang Cycle Tour
The upper Mustang region in Nepal is a most traveled destination for cycle tours due to its remote and unique landscapes, and ancient Tibetan Buddhist Heritages. So, cycling in this region is an exhilarating way to explore the hidden gem of Mustang. Similarly, the cycle tour in Upper Mustang offers breathtaking scenery which includes deep Georges, unique rock formation, barren landscapes and the views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges. It also provides heavenly view of ancient monasteries, caves and experiences the unique culture of the region influenced by the rich Tibetan.
It is important to plan your logistics carefully, including carrying spare parts and tools, sufficient water and snacks for the journey. Notably, it is also suggested to respect the local culture, traditions, and customs while cycling through upper mustang. Moreover, as a restricted area, there are certain rules and regulations to follow. For instance, you should not photograph or disturb ancient artifacts or religious sites without permission.
Any trek in Nepal, including the Upper Mustang cycle Trek, needs travel insurance. The trek includes high-altitude trekking, which may be physically challenging and dangerous. Travel insurance can cover you financially in the event of an accident, a medical emergency, a flight cancellation or delay, or lost or stolen luggage.
When buying travel insurance for the Upper Mustang cycle trek, ensure that it covers high- altitude trekking and emergency helicopter evacuation, as these can be expansive without insurance. Depending on your plan, you can also obtain additional coverage of activities like hiking, mountaineering and adventure sports.
Guide and Porter
It’s always suggested to trek with a knowledgeable experienced licensed guide or join a trekking agency to assure safety and utilize your time in a best way. Moreover, according to Nepal tourism board all the trekkers are required to gain services of licensed trekking guide and to acquire (TIMS Cards) through authorized trekking agencies with the government of Nepal.
Significantly, Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours Pvt. Ltd. is a reliable and reputable company registered with the government of Nepal that can provide you helpful, friendly, English speaking with technically competent government authorized license holding guide and porter with their insurance. As they are highly experienced trekking guide prompt in safety performance and always carry essential safety equipments, first aid kids and gear.
The ideal season for visiting Upper Mustang Cycle Tour
Trekking to the Upper Mustang is appropriate in every season but the best time allows you best experience till the end. Generally, the different season will offer you with different topography, wildlife, and encounter.
Autum Season (September- November)
The autum months are the time of the harvesting season with the hours of daylight and the hours of night are the same. The temperatures are mild, the weather is relatively unchanged, the clear skies provide astonishing mountain views, and the day time walking temperature are also the most pleasant overall. However, the high mountains are still cold and lower elevations are warm. Along the trail, you will witness yellow, orange, red, and brown leaves on the trees.
Spring Season (March- May)
It is the pre- monsoon period when nature regenerates its lost beauty. You can explore a wide variety of flowers blooming making colorful hills such as magnolia, Nepalese national flower Rhododendron and other variety of wildflowers in various part of the country.
Spring is the advantageous season to tackle treks with high passes. The temperature of surrounding begins to rise allowing stronger sunlight and the days grow longer.
Generally altitude sickness occurs when you travel to a high altitude too quickly. Headache, nausea, tiredness etc are the symptoms occur when your body tries to adjust to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. When it comes to this illness, one should be pro-active and notify the guide as soon as possible.
Physical fitness level, health, and medical required for upper mustang trekking. The trekking trail of upper mustang cycle tour is a moderately difficult and adventurous tour, requiring good physical fitness and experience in handling off- road cycling. So, this trek is not recommended for trekkers who are suffering from chronic ailments or have heart or lung diseases. It is better to avoid this trip.
Foods and lodging
The accommodation in the mountains and remote villages are generally modest and basic. The room, shower and rest rooms are available in a twin- shared basis. The mountain teahouse provides rooms with just a bed, pillow, and blankets but the view is spectacular from the rooms. The standard lodge has two single bedrooms with mattresses, pillow, warm blankets, attached bathrooms and hot water.
Teashops and lodges usually provide plentiful and delicious foods which suits the preferences of various trekkers such as Nepali foods, Indian, Italian, Tibetan and Continental food.