Arrowtown is a small, former gold-mining town, situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand. It is only 20 minutes drive from Queenstown (connected through Shotover Gorge) and lies on the banks of Arrow River, one of the richest sources of gold in the 1860's.
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Mountain Biking in Upper Mustang (The forbidden Kingdom), Western Region, Nepal
Have you always been interested in finding the best place that can offer you the ultimate adventure of Mountain Biking? If yes, we are ready to reveal one of the most extreme mountain biking destinations. Upper Mustang will definitely live up to your expectations!
It is a place located off the beaten track and untouched of the modern civilization. It is a fertile place willing to host all mountain biking junkies. The Upper Mustang is a non-technical rider track, with some trail village sections enabling you for some hop off and push up with your bike.
During this 10 day trip, you will have the opportunity to feed both your body and mind with a unique experience, as you will pass through the most remote trails, with stunning views and feel the energy of the ancient Buddhist and Tibetan culture. Just imagine yourself riding through a series of canyons and ridges and discover caves used by monks. Lo Manthang is the best destination of this route. The town was constructed in 15th century and sits at an elevation of 12467 ft/ 3800 m above sea level. In order for the adventure to reach at the end, you have to go high onto the Tibetan Plateau at a maximum altitude of 14107 ft/ 4300 m.
Comparing to Himalayan standards, this is not so extreme, as the altitude of the highest point is 14000 ft/ 4267 m. There are a lot of local operators on spot who organize mountain biking trips with great success.
So, if you feel ready to have a lifetime experience, Upper Mustang is the best place to visit!!!