Experience Nepal Biking Tour

Trip Duration 14 nights/15 days
Trip Code NAP-MBT - 002
Trip Grade Biking Adventure
Trip Cost On Request
Best Time Throughout the year but March – April / September – November is best time

Overview

Experience Nepal Biking Tour is one of the most amazing activities for travelers in Nepal which is possibility ranges from a low land of just few hundred feet above the sea level to the highest point on earth and one to several days tours are available to suit your fitness level and personal preference. The Kathmandu biking tour offer, best wildlife spotting, best cultural experience, best local cuisine and best overall experience for both technical and non-technical riders. Circumnavigating the rim of Kathmandu Valley, we’ll ride to remote villages, scenic hillside towns and important world heritage sites. The trails range from superb dirt trails to not-so-technical single-track with undulating hills — challenging for the intermediate cyclist; fun for advanced bikers and an unforgettable experience for all! You can have an option, a 2-day of Cannoning or bungee jumping or rafting at the end of your bike trip.

Highlights

  • Culture, historical, heritage sites & ancient temple of city in Kathmandu
  • Unique biking adventure in Kathmandu valley
  • Lake valley of Pokhara
  • Panoramic view point of Sarangkot
  • Ancient town of Bandipur village
  • Historical town of Gorkha
  • Join in Manaslu trekking
  • Trisuli Bazar
  • Himalayan view point of Kakani Hill

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Biking Adventure
Trip Duration 14 nights/15 days
Trip code NAP-MBT - 002
Trip Start/Ends Pokhara-Kakani/Pokhara-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude (1542m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity Maximum altitude (1600m) Gorkha, 4/5-hrs average biking per day in easy trail.
The Route Kathmand-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Season Throughout the year but March – April / September – November is best time
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel/Resort

Itinerary

This is arrival day and you'll be met by your Nepal Adventure Point leader in the evening to go over the trip ahead in the group meeting.

First thing this morning after breakfast we transfer by minibus from the capital city to Pokhara. The drive will take 6 hours, much of it alongside the Trishuli River, past rice fields, small villages small towns. We will aim to arrive in Pokhara for a late lunch. For the afternoon, an orientation by bike of the town and its surrounds; the Phewa Lake and a climb to the top of the World Peace Stupa for some impressive views of the surrounding mountains and river valley.

We gear up for an awesome ride up to the Kaskikot ridgeline. This is a great ride in itself but also a good chance to get used to your bike and condition the legs with some hills and some good off-road! The distance is not long, but there are sections that are steep. Our lodging for the night is a guesthouse located on the tip of the ridgeline, has some of the most spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges possible.

We return back to Pokhara for another night, using a different track. The first section as we descend off the ridgeline is quite steep down on grass, dirt and rock tracks with a few nice sections of single track. The last section coming into Pokhara is tending down on a sealed road.

Today we head south west towards the two lakes of Begnas and Rupa. There is an easy start to the ride before a seriously steep climb out of the Pokhara Valley. The final section of the day is a little easier and the terrain undulates as we pass through the middle of Begnas and Rupa Lakes to our lodging for the night that looks right out onto the larger of the two lakes. Perfect for a swim once we arrive after the day’s ride.

This is another big day on the bikes, covering more distance but over less hilly terrain. We continue heading south-east towards Kathmandu with a break halfway for lunch and refreshments. Our location for tonight is the township of Damauli Bazzar

After breakfast we start biking to Bandipur National Park. There are some steep climbs and quick descents and although the distance is not great, there are places where we need to get off and carry the bike. Our destination for this evening is the charming hill town of Bandipur. There are views of the snow-capped mountain ranges of Annapurna and Ganesh Himal Mountain Ranges and the Marshyangdi River from all of the hotel room balconies.

For a change we cycle for a section of the morning till lunch along paved road, with the ever present mountains underneath and as a backdrop. Lunch will be in the small town of Tuture and then it is back on the dirt trails as we climb out of the valley, winding our way through the forest and some terraced-fields sculpted into the hillsides. We finish the day with a further 15 kilometre climb on sealed road to finish in the town of Gorkha, even the driveway is steep! You can relax in the gardens or on the veranda with a well-deserved beer looking out over the valley.

Morning visit the Gorkha Royal Palace. The Gorkha Kingdom, one of dozens in Nepal at that time, was established in the 16th Century under King Drabya Shah. It was not until the 18th Century that King Privthi Narayan Shah united all the kingdoms. He with his Gorkha soldiers took control of Kathmandu and since then the Gorkhas (or Gurkhas) have been famous for their bravery and fighting skills. Their invasion of Tibet in 1791 brought Chinese retaliation and a war with the British in India in 1914-1916. Gurkhas have served in the Indian and British Armies. There is still a regiment in the British Army, the Royal Gurkha Rifles, and seen recently protecting Price Harry when he was serving in Afghanistan. The climb up to the palace means 1700 steps to the top! The afternoon will be free time to explore the town or just relax with a coffee in the garden of the hotel looking out over the valley.

After a days rest the legs should be feeling pretty strong and ready to get you up the climbs today. We start climbing almost straight out of the town and continue on tracks and trails up for several hours around the southern face of the mountain range. What goes up must come down! There will be very few other people on the trails which leaves you free to enjoy the ride down without fear of much traffic. We finish at the river, where we must cross over and up into the town of Arulghat, cross over the town’s suspension bridge and through to our lodgings for the night.

The first section for the day is undulating down as we cycle towards the River. Once we cross to the other side we have a 15km unbroken climb on a dirt road that becomes sealed in the last few kilometres. We will have lunch not long after we reach the top of the pass to replenish the energy stocks. The downhill section is mainly sealed and all the way to Dhading base, our destination for this evening. Our overnight staying in a basic guesthouse.

It is another big day on the bikes. Most of the morning is climbing on a mix of dirt and rocky terrain. The section before lunch is not quite as steep as we cycle across a valley floor. The afternoon gets steep again as we climb up out of the valley with very rewarding views at the top. Following is a long, fast and steep descent into Trisuli town.

For a change all the cycling is on a sealed road today, but fears not, the traffic is close to non existent and the views are still great. Today is mostly climbing with the exception of the first 10-kms which is mostly downhill. The climbing gradient is not very steep until the last three kilometres of the day. Tonight we stay in Kakani, perched right on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley.

This is our last day on the bikes. We head back down to the main highway and coast downhill all the way to the capital on a sealed road. The last couple of kilometres coming into the city will be very busy with buses, cars, cycle cabs and motorbikes. We will be in Kathmandu for lunch and a celebration for the end of the journey.

This is departure day and you are free to leave at any time.

Cost Included

  • Fee: Park entrance permit
  • Activities: Sightseeing and biking trip as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation: 13 night’s hotel/resort on twin sharing bedroom as per the itinerary
  • Food: 14 breakfast only
  • Staffs: Biking Guide (Assistance guide group above 6 passengers)
  • Transportation: Airport arrival and departure transfer.
  • Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

  • Travel insurance covering with emergency Helicopter rescue
  • Personal bike and biking equipments
  • All lunch and dinner
  • Bar bills and beverages
  • Sherpa Porter or pack animal, if necessary to hire for carrying baggage
  • Tips/Gratuities for your crews
  • Temple and Monastery entrance fees
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

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