Cycling Tour to Nepal

Thrill Nepal’s Chitlang-Indrasarobar cycling is regarded as one of the best cyclings around Kathmandu Valley. The cycling offers a great journey through the lush green forest in the southwest part of the valley. It is the mirror which reflects the landscape, flora-fauna, people, and culture in fewer days around Kathmandu Valley. Panoramic mountain view, Indrasarobar Lake, birdwatching, Chitlang village, and rainbow trout fish are the major highlights of this trip.

Key information
• Trip type: guided
• Lodging: point to point
• Terrain: gravel and a mix of asphalt and off-road
• Starts in: Thankot
• Ends in: Pharphing
• Difficulty level: moderate (cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, the terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day)
• Total distance: 47 miles / 75 kilometers
• Type of bike: Mountain bike
• Minimum / maximum number of participants: 2 / 10
Highlights
• 3-day cycling tour in Bagmati Zone
• Boating experience on Indrasarobar Lake
• Hiking to and exploring Chitlang organic village
• Visit to the cheesemaking and winemaking factories
• Services of a mechanic backup crew and spare parts
• Services of an experienced road captain
• Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• 4 nights’ accommodation

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Thrill Nepal’s representative will pick you up at the airport and then you can check in to a hotel in Kathmandu. After freshening yourself up, there will be a briefing about the cycling tour. Then, you overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Thankot – Chitlang (four-hour ride)
There will be an early morning transfer to a domestic airport for a mountain flight to encounter the breathtaking view of Mount Everest and other mountains from the flight (optional). After breakfast, you will ride toward Chitlang organic village. It is located in the southwestern part of Kathmandu. You will start riding from Thankot and it goes through a lush green forest and passes through Chandragiri Pass (2,250 meters). Then, the trail heads downhill and reaches the unique village called Chitlang.
Chitlang is a unique ancient settlement and centuries-old village reflecting the ancient history, art, and culture through the art, craft, custom, and culture. Before the road construction in Nepal, there used to be a big trail way coming to Kathmandu Valley from the south bringing stuff and commodities carried by donkey, horse, and man.
Day 3: Chitlang – Indrasarobar Lake (one hour)
After breakfast, you will hike toward the village and explore the different culture, cuisine, and drink. You will also go to cheese making and winemaking factories. After lunch, you will be cycling down toward Indrasarobar Lake to enjoy boating and have a relaxing evening with a fish barbecue. Indrasarobar Lake is the largest human made lake in Nepal. You can explore the lake and dam side which is a good place to try some cuisine (the local fish).
Day 4: Indrasarobar Lake – Pharphing – Kathmandu
After breakfast and sunrise on the lake, you can walk around the area. Then, you will start cycling again to Pharphing. After that, you will be dropped off in Kathmandu.
Day 5: Kathmandu
This is your departure day.
Notes: you can bring your own bike if you want.

Things to do (optional)
Goat cheese and wine tasting during your visit to the winemaking and cheesemaking factories
• Mountain flight to enjoy the view of Mount Everest and other mountains
What’s included
• 3-day cycling tour in Bagmati Zone
• Boating on Indrasarobar Lake
• Hiking to and exploring Chitlang organic village
• Visit to the cheesemaking and winemaking factories
• Mountain bike rental
• Services of a mechanic backup crew and spare parts
• Services of an experienced road captain
• Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• Farewell dinner at the end of the trip
• 4 nights’ accommodation
• Transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
• Entrance fees
• Wine and cheese tasting
What’s not included
• International airfare to Nepal
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
• Expenses of personal nature
• Drinks or mineral water
• Phone calls and Wi-Fi
• Personal clothing and equipment
• Travel and evacuation insurance
• Tips for your crew
• Riding gear (helmets, jacket, gloves, knee and shin protection, and raincoat available to rent)
• Mountain flight to see the Mt.Everest
Cancellation Policy
• A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
• The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
• The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.