Distance
12.69 km
Ascent
507 m
Descent
407 m
Peak
2,904 m
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
1-2 hrs
Jomsom To Kagbeni
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Jomsom To Kagbeni

Overview

The Himalayas are home to the Earth’s highest mountains and are a paradise for your next mountain biking experience, especially the Annapurna region, where there are plentiful mtb trails awaiting your adventure. 

This ride from Jomsom to Kagbeni in Lower Mustang is considered a warm-up ride for your time in the area: it's one of the first trails everyone should ride when coming to the Annapurna region.

The trail follows the Kali Gandeki Corridor, providing a shape of two slight curves with a hook in Pangling. It's mellow but at the same time an exciting journey on the roof of the world. Eight miles of riding with some optional pedaling around Kagbeni are idyllic for new visitors to acclimatize to this whole wondrous place.

Riders here take it slow and easy, for a pleasant experience by explorers of all levels. However, it's suggested for riders who are relatively fit and have intermediate skills if planning to conquer further trails on the range.

Access

Jomsom is where the trail begins. Many people choose to take a flight from Kathmandu and land at the Jomsom Airport to start the journey.

Terrain

Off-grid singletrack on relatively flat jeep and rocky roads.

Food and drink

Both Jomsom and Kagbeni offer a few nice places for stopping over and enjoying meals. But it's always recommended to bring your own water (and perhaps some snacks) when you're on this ‘high’ adventure.

More details

Kagbeni, the ending of this impressive trail, is a historic village home to a population of Tibetan Buddhist Monks and the gateway to the Upper Mustang. This is where you can stay overnight and get ready for another fantastic ride tomorrow!

Check out the Kagbeni to Ranipauwa Trail which continues the journey.

 

Some information on this page is sourced from Epic Shangri la Adventure.

Photo Credit: Ram Gurung of 'Mountain Biking Adventures Nepal Himalayas'.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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