NEPAL - HIMALAYAS
Riding into the land of salvation, Himalayas where the trails has its own beauty but rich in culture, people and the history itself.
Experience the world’s 8000m high mountains Dhaulagiri, and many more mountains lost into the trails with the local Marpha “Local alcohol” one of the top mountain biking destination for your suitable adventure here in Nepal.
This trip is suitable for moderately fit riders with at least strong intermediate technical skills. The majority of the riding is between 2000m to 4000m with the highest point, Gyu La Pass, at 4500m! The riding is roughly 60% singletrack, 35% doubletrack, and 5% free-riding or hike-a-bike.
Travelling to the Temple “Muktinath” a Hindu pilgrimage where 108 flowing taps for holy bath and inside the same boundary the Buddhist monastery exists which is very rare in the world, having the mutual respect, peace and prosperity.
Riding through the ancient salt trading yak trials here in the Himalayas to the deepest gorges in the world made of Kaligandi river (The Kali Gandaki Gorge or Andha Galchi is the gorge of the Kali Gandaki (or Gandaki River) in the Himalayas in Nepal. The Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest canyon in the world, being 24,071 ft or 7,337 m lower than Annapurna I which bounds it at one point.)
This trip is perfect.
Duration: 10 day(s)
Distance: 220 Km
Total Climb: 2500 m
Price: (on request)
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1350m
Fly into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), transfer to hotel, our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Pre trip meeting with your guides over dinner and drinks. We recommend arriving one day early to experience more of Kathmandu and just in case of luggage delays.
Day 2 – Transfer to Pokhara 820m
Today after early breakfast we transfer to Pokhara from Kathmandu and head to peaceful Pokhara.Beautiful scenic 6 hours drive takes us to the beautiful city Pokhara Enjoy your beautiful lake in the lakeside visit nearby places.
Day 3 – Fly to Jomsom, Ride to Kagbeni 2800m
After breakfast we’ll load up with our bikes for an exciting flight to the roof of the Himalayas!Upon landing in Jomsom, we’ll put our bikes back together and ride to Kagbeni, an historic village home to a population of Tibetan Buddhist Monks and gateway to Upper Mustang. An acclimatization day, today’s ride will be a mellow 15 km’s on relatively flat jeep roads with the option for additional riding on the trails around Kagbeni. First day on the trails get your body acclimatizes take easy and slow enjoy the easy riding. Overnight at kagneni.
Day 4 – Shuttle to Muktinath. Ride to Kagbeni via Gyu La Pass back to Muktinath 3800m
After early breakfast with beautiful morning sunrise view to Nilgiri and other Himalayas Mustang Valley via Jharkot village to Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists . After a quick visit to Muktinath Temple, we’ll climb up to Gyu La Pass at 4500m, which borders on the restricted area of Upper Mustang.Take in the incredible views before dropping in for a fast and fun 15 km downhill trail ride back to our guesthouse in Muktinath. Enjoy your dinner with beautiful sunset in Mt Dhaulagiri and other Himalayan ranges. Overnight in Muktinath.
Day 5 – Ride from Muktinath, to Marpha via Lupra Pass 2650m
After breakfast we ride and hike-a-bike will bring us to Lupra Pass at 4200m with an awesome view of Himalayas including Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri at the background. We’ll drop in on a long and flowing singletrack descent totalling 30 km’s – this is one of the best rides anywhere on earth! Tonight’s accommodation in Marpha Village is home to abundant apple orchards; we’ll sample fresh apple pies and sip on homemade apple brandy. Overnight in Marpha.
Day 6 – Ride Marpha to Larjung
After a delicious homemade local breakfast , we’ll ride downhill to Larjung via jeep roads and singletrack side trails. We’ll stop for lunch and then head out on an afternoon ride up to a small mountainside village and back down through a beautiful pine forest. Overnight in Larjung Village.
Day 7 – Ride Larjung to Tatopani 1190m
Yay!!! it’s an awesome day for downhill riding about 35km Today we’ll ride through authentic Nepali foothills and villages on a mix of singletracks and rugged jeep trails. We’ll ride through the Kali Gandaki Valley, one of the world’s deepest river gorges made by Kaligandaki river. An awesome day to have beers and cheers and enjoy natural hot spring!!!! Back to hotel have dinner enjoy. Overnight in Tatopani village.
Day 8 – Ride Tatopani to Beni to Pokhara 820m
Another day in dirt mud downhill trails! From Tatopani we’ll roll through thick jungle and pass by ancient temples as we make our way to Beni, where our private shuttle vehicle will be waiting we drive to Pokhara. Enjoy and celebrate in Lakeside!
Day 9 – Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350m
After breakfast transfer to domestic airport Pokhara and fly back to Pokhara. Once we reach Kathmandu transfer to hotel. Enjoy your spare time packing your baggage for tomorrow’s departure, shopping rest. Farewell dinner!
Day 10 – Departure
3 hours before your flight schedule we leave you at the international airport Kathmandu.
9 nights of accommodation based on double occupancy
2 nights in Kathmandu (Bed and Breakfast)
2 nights in Pokhara (Bed and Breakfast)
5 night in traditional local guesthouses and teahouses
All local organic standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during your entire time in the mountains
Local English speaking Nepali guides, drivers, and porters
All transportation, including multiple shuttle uplifts and airport transfers, in private shuttle vehicles with safe and friendly drivers
Internal flights according to the itinerary – Pokhara to Jomsom, KTM-Pokhara-KTM
Mandatory travel & medical insurance with helicopter evacuation coverage (We recommend Global rescue travel insurance)
Bikes and riding gear
Fancy coffees, pastries or other delicacies available at certain guesthouses
Souvenirs, laundry, other items of personal nature
Nepali Tourist Visa
Gratuities (tips) for guides, porters and drivers
Extra costs besides the itinerary and extra expenses not listed in the inclusion
Available date: (on request, minimum group of 6 people)