Cycling Tour

 

Day 1:

Arrival at Kathmandu . Welcome and Receive by Our representative at airport. Transfer and check-in to Hotel.Half Day sight  seen  to ShyambhuNath. Which is build in 5 Century B.C. Overnight at Hotel.

Lunch: Tourist standard Restaurent

Day 2:

Breakfast at Hotel and transfer to pokhara ,Today we have a 7hrs drive in Private Van to Pokhara with some stunning View from road. On the way we can see the  magnificent view of Trisula and Marsandi River.

Day 3:

The adventure starts today with a warm up ride on our home trails of the Pokhara Valley!

We have plenty of circuits to choose from. Flat Cross Country rides, hard climbs that offer stunning views of the Himalayan Range, recreational rides visiting some caves or just enjoying our flowing single-track, it’s up to you… Get into the groove before jumping up into the high mountains the next day.

Day 4

Jomsom (2730m) to Kagbeni (2800m)

Distance: 12 Km, 100% ride able
Altitude gained: +50m:

We’ll leave early to take the spectacular flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, (approximately 20 minutes). As soon as we land at Jomsom airport, we assemble our bikes, and have breakfast in the lap of Mount Nilgiri.

After breakfast, we start biking to Kagbeni (2800m). Our ride will follow the Kaligandaki gorge on a flat, rocky jeep track along a famous holy trekking trail. Kagbeni is the entry point to Upper Mustang where we’ll stay in the “Red House” hotel.

Day 5:

Kagbeni (2800m) to Muktinath (3800m)

Distance: 20 Km, 100% rideable
Altitude gained: +1000m:

We recommend waking up early to enjoy the spectacular sunrise and get some photos that you wouldn’t believe! Today we will be biking mostly uphill to Muktinath on jeep track. We will have lunch at Jharkot exploring afterwards some of the monasteries and local culture.

Day 6:

Muktinath (3800m) to Chaile (3050m)

Distance: 18Km, rideable

Altitude Gained: (-750m)
Today our journey enters into the forbidden land of Upper Mustang. We will ride uphill to the Gyu La pass descending to Chusang where we will have lunch and rest for a while.

After having lunch, we’ll follow the banks of the Kali river and cross by bridge, riding uphill to reach Chaile. This is a nice little village which offers an awesome view of mount Nilgiri and the Kaligandaki valley from a different angle than the first day in Jomsom. In Chaile we can explore some ancient buildings and a monastery.

Day 7:

Chaile (3050 meters) to Syangboche (3800 m)

Distance: 20km, rideable

Altitude Gained:

Heading farther North into the Himalayas we’ll ride and push the uphills, enjoying the downhills after the passes. There’s 4 passes in between Chaile and Syangboche.

We’ll stop at Samar for lunch then ride again towards Syangboche, being likely to meet some village people, ponies and donkeys along the way!

Day 8:

Syangboche (3800 m) to Charang (3560m)

Distance: 22 km, rideable

Altitude gained:

To start we have short climb to reach the first small pass with two more passes to come. From the 1st pass we will be rewarded with an amazing view of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Mustang. We will then ride, first on gentle track then hair rising downhill, to the Gilling then uphill again through some beautiful villages on single track. After the bigest pass of the day (4000m) we’ll ride the downhill to Ghami.

We’ll have Lunch in a local tea house with some delicious food from the Tibetan influenced kitchen. Next we’ll ride down through some farmland where yak/ Chauri graze and cross a bridge riding past Mani wall and an ancient Gumba. Then we’ll approach the last pass followed by a downhill taking us towards Charang where finally we can relax after the big day!

Day 9:

Charang (3560m) to Lo-Manthang (3800m)

Distance: 20Km, % rideable

Altitude Gained:

Today we’ll finally reach our destination of Lo-Manthang, the walled city of Buddhist heritage. It is a relatively easy day’s ride with only the Lo-la pass (3810m) to cross. In this true Himalayan landscape the views are amazing and there are some 360 degree view points where we can stop and take photos. We’ll be riding through open jeep tracks and some trekking trails. After the pass we’ll reach Lo-Manthang after about half an hour. We’ll take lunch in our guest house and relax for the rest of the day.

Day 10:

Lo-Manthang (3800m)

Now we get the chance to explore the fascinating Lo-Manthang with it’s centuries old Gumba, Royal Palace, inhabited caves, museum and ancient Buddhist ways of life. We may even get the chance to meet the traditional King and Queen of the region!

Day 10:

Lo-Manthang (3800m)

Now we get the chance to explore the fascinating Lo-Manthang with it’s centuries old Gumba, Royal Palace, inhabited caves, museum and ancient Buddhist ways of life. We may even get the chance to meet the traditional King and Queen of the region!

Day 12:

Ghami to Samar

Distance: 32Km

Altitude Gained:

We’ll now be reversing the route we took coming towards Lo-Manthang with the veiws and scenery just as spectacular as before! We’ll take lunch in Syangboche then ride up to the pass followed by a downhill to reach Samar village.

Day 13:

Samar to Marpha (2670m)

Distance: 30km

Altitude Gained:

We’ll start today’s ride early in the morning with small climb up to Da- Jorila pass (3737m) then a downhill ride to Chaile. We’ll ride along the kali Gandaki river bank to Kagbeni and take lunch in either Chhusang or Kagbeni. After lunch we ride back along the kaligandaki gorge to our starting point at Jomsom. Then we’ll continue with a ride through gorgeous apple gardens to the beautiful village of Marpha. We will stay overnight in Marpha which is known for it’s Apple brandy!

Day 14:

Marpha to Tatopani

Distance: 45Km

Altitude Gained:

We’ll wake up early after a good sleep (as you come down from high altitude most people sleep better at night) and have the chance to explore some of Marpha. After a good breakfast we’ll get started on our journey toward a more subtropical region along the Kaligandaki River. It’s downhill all the way with lush, green scenery and more oxygen in your lungs, what a great feeling! We’ll reach Tatopani (meaning ‘hot spring’ in Nepali) which is a famous place among locals for treating skin ailments (& not bad for tired legs too!).

 

Day 15:

Tatopani to Beni then Drive to Pokhara

Distance: 18Km, 100% rideable

Altitude gained:

After breakfast we will ride along the river bed on a jeep track to the Beni Bazaar where we’ll meet the Pokhara road. Our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to Pokhara

 

Day 16:

Rest/explore/shop in Pokhara or fly back to KTM. Alternatively extend your holiday in Nepal!