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Promotion ID: NEPBKNGTRP
01 Jan '20 To 31 Dec '22

USD 3,050
USD 2,885
Country: Nepal
City: Kathmandu
Duration: 13 Day(s) - 12 Night(s)
Tour Category: Mt. Biking
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In The Shadow of the Himalayas

Many mountain bike routes promises to claim the title of the World’s Greatest, but only the Kali Gandaki Valley trail in the Mustang region of Nepal can evidently claim to be surrounded by five-mile-high peaks, with exposure to diverse environment. You will be cycling through different altitudes where every night you will stay in teahouses run by local villagers and stocked with good food and local beverage.
 
The Kali Gandaki Valley – the deepest valley in the world – marries natural grandeur, local culture and relative luxury in a perfect combination found nowhere else. This mountain biking holiday in Nepal, on the roof of the world, will give you experience of some tough climbs, technical descents, fast, flow single-track, and the most spectacular views you can imagine.
 
You’ll also experience an incredible flight in the route as you travel between Pokhara and Jomsom.
 
Riding the trails on the legendary Annapurna Circuit and the lower Mustang region, at altitudes of between 1,500m and 4,000m, this mountain biking holiday in Nepal will take you to some of the most beautiful and unexplored places on the planet, where you will experience the most memorable and emotional mountain biking of your life.
 
The cycling tour in Mustang region will show you some of the best place you have ever visited, and your experience are further enhanced by being exposed to unique local culture, their lifestyle and traditions. Mustang is a great alternative for travelers who want to experience real Tibetan culture as it was in the past. The Loba (Lo Pa) people are ethnic Tibetan and practice a form of Buddhism from the Sakya lineage.
 
Trip overview:
 
Countries: Nepal                 Trip Days:  13               Level:  Medium
Trip Start:  Kathmandu        Trip End:  Kathmandu    Trip Code:  HWMBT
 
Activity:  Explore, Biking     Group Size:  02-14       
 
Accommodation:  Hotel/Lodge/Guest House   
 
Trip Region:  Kathmandu and Annapurna
 
 
OUTLINE ITINERARY
 
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu airport & transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Drive to Kakani and Bike to Shivapuri
Day 03 Bike from Shivapuri to Boudhanath via Kapan
Day 04 Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 05 Kathmandu flight to Pokhara & cycling around
Day 06 Morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom/Acclimatization Ride to Kagbeni
Day 07 Day return to Muktinath and back to Kagbeni
Day 08 Kagbeni to Jharkot to Marpha
Day 09 Marpha to Tatopani
Day 10 Tatopani to Beni and transfer to Pokhara
Day 11 Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 12 Relax in Kathmandu
Day 13 Final Departure
 
 
DETAIL ITINERARY
 
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU:
On the first day of your travel in Nepal you’ll be welcomed by our team member at Kathmandu airport and then transferred to your accommodation at Hotel Manaslu, a traditionally designed heritage hotel on the center of Kathmandu in Lazimpat. Here, you will be briefed on the bike adventure ahead of us and will be introduced to our support crew.
Accommodation:        Hotel Manaslu or Same Standard
Meal:                          Welcome Dinner
 
DAY 02: KAKANI TO SHIVAPURI RETREAT VIA SHIVAPURI NATIONAL PARK:
After our terrace breakfast on the restaurant with spectacular view of antique craftwork embedded with the design of the hotel, we will shuttle up to the hill-top town of Kakani at 2,200m. From there we will ride on a winding technical single track that offers glimpses of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains in the distance, before popping us out at beautiful Shivapuri Retreat. We descend to our accommodation and settle in for the night around the fire, reliving the day’s mountain bike trails.
Distance: 23km 
Elevation gained: 438m
Elevation lost: 819m
Accommodation:        Shivapuri Retreat
Meal:                          Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 03: SHIVAPURI TO BOUDHANATH VIA TAREBHIR & KAPAN MONASTERY:
Once our breakfast is done, we will ride through some part of hustling city life of Kathmandu towards peacefulness of Kapan monastery. We will spend some calm and relaxing time in the monastery and get to know about its teachings, practices and observer Tibetan Buddhism architecture. Moving on, we will ride to Boudhanath, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site which is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. You can take a stroll around the pavements of inspiring white dome buzzing with energy; observe devout passersby, light a butter lamp and send a prayer where you wish, look around for souvenirs, or observe all from a nearby rooftop restaurant, with coffee in hand.
Our day will end with the ride back to the Hotel in Lazimpat.
Distance: 22km
Accommodation:          Hotel Manaslu or Same Standard
Meal:                          Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 04: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU VALLEY:
The day will start with a breakfast which is soon to be followed up by a casual stroll to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The walk will take around 30 mins but it will show you hustling streets, people lifestyle and some amazing sights of temples. Once in Kathmandu Durbar Square, you will observe the traditional heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture. We will stroll around the area and visit museum to witness cultural and historical heritage and monuments.
 
After our tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, we will head towards Patan Durbar Square which is around 20 minutes away on a car (depends on traffic situation). Patan Durbar Square is best known for its artistic heritage as it is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. You will witness artistic and religious attractions such as Patan Museum, Golden Temple, Krishna Temple, Mahabouddha Temple and lot more courtyards and shrines. In between the tour, we will get delicious lunch in one of the famous roof top restaurants where you can observe the beauty of Patan with a view like form an eagle’s eye.
 
Our final destination will be to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest place for people following Hindu religion. It is a combination of religion, art, and culture and the place offers peace and devotion. The temple, spread across 246 hectors of land abounds in temples and monuments whereby hundreds of rituals are performed here every day. The temple premises is an open museum. This national treasure was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1979. We will travel back to Lazimpat to our Hotel in the evening and get ready for the adventure that lies ahead.
 
Accommodation:        Hotel Manaslu or Same Standard
Meal:                        Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 05: FLIGHT TO POKHARA:
Today we will take an early morning flight to the lake city of Pokhara, where upon arrival we will get breakfast, before heading out to explore Pokhara and its lively markets, and maybe enjoy a pedal boat race! Today is a free day. There is the opportunity to do some laundry in Pokhara. We will stay in a small hotel in Pokhara this evening.
Accommodation:         Temple Tree or Same Standard
Meal:                          Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 06: FLIGHT TO JOMSOM AND RIDE TO KAGBENI
We start today with what is described as one of the most dramatic plane journey, a spectacular mountain flight into Jomsom – the heart of the Kali Gandaki Valley (the world’s deepest valley). Once we collect our luggage we settle down to some breakfast, then embark on one of the most emotional mountain bike rides of your life to the town of Kagbeni at 2,900m, which is relatively a flat river trail. Our accommodation will be in a family-run teahouse.
Distance: 15km 
Elevation gained: 700m
Elevation lost: 425m
Accommodation:          Family run - Tea House
Meal:                          Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 07: TRIP TO MUKTINATH AND BACK TO KAGBENI:
This is our climbing day in the Mustang region. Today we will gain almost 1000m in elevation as we head from Kagbeni at 2,900m to Muktinath at 3,800m. The landscape is dry and desert-like with addition to the majestic mountains in the background which makes the entire scene mesmerizing.  Once there we will explore this cultural and religious site and after which we will grab some lunch before undertaking a stunning single-track descent that sees us weave through Nepalese villages before dropping us out onto a fast, open descent back down to Kagbeni.
Distance: 25km 
Elevation gained/ lost: 1,025m
Accommodation:        Family run - Tea House
Meal:                        Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 08: KAGBENI TO JHARKOT TO MARPHA:
Today starts with a shuttle up to Jharkot, which lies just short of Muktinath, we off-load the bikes and start a 300m ascent to the breath-taking trail through the Lubra Pass at 4,100m. After a series of photo calls we will descend through one of the main trail highlights of the trip to Marpha (2,700m), the apple growing region of the Mustang valley. We will stay in another traditional teahouse for the night.
Distance: 25km 
Elevation gained: 300m
Elevation lost: 1,360m
Accommodation:        Tea House – Best Available
Meal:                         Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 09: MARPHA TO TATOPANI:
We ride through Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest valley today, between the two 8,000m giants Mount Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri. We cross the valley on perfect single track and huge suspension bridges that link village after village in the Mustang region, providing the inhabitants with a trade route and means of communication. We end today’s ride in the hot spring town of Tatopani, a great way to unwind after a week of mountain biking.
Distance: 46km 
Elevation gained: 270m
Elevation lost: 1,650m
Accommodation:        Tea House – Best Available
Meal:                        Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 10: TATOPANI TO BENI & TRANSFER TO POKHARA:
Riding on dirt trails today, these are our last few hours on the bike in the Mustang region of Nepal. It may be a dirt road, but we are mountain biking in Nepal, a place where dirt roads are fun! Upon reaching the town of Beni we pack in the van and transfer to Pokhara. Once we have checked into the hotel we have a free afternoon to pick up all the last minute presents and sample and enjoy the renowned night life in Pokhara. Accommodation tonight will be the lovely hotel we stayed previously in Pokhara.
Distance: 21km
Elevation gained: 40m
Elevation lost: 365m
Accommodation:        Temple Tree or Same Standard
Meal:                        Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 11: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU:
Today we catch an early flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to our hotel, pack bikes and bags and hit the town for our final farewell dinner and drinks, before retiring for the night.
Accommodation:          Hotel Manaslu or Same Standard
Meal:                          Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 12: RELAX IN KATHMANDU:
Relax at hotel or explore own your own in Kathmandu valley.
Accommodation:        Hotel Manaslu or Same Standard
Meal:                        Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
DAY 13:  FINAL DEPARTURE:
We will transfer you to Kathmandu airport in plenty of time for your flight, and say our farewells!
Meal:                          Breakfast
 
 
Financial Terms:
02-04 Pax     Twin Share            05-09 Pax     Twin Share              10-14 Pax     Twin Share
$ 2932.00       per person            $ 2858.00       per person              $ 2755.00        per person
 
Single Supplementary Charges
US$ 525.00 per person
 
 
Trip Cost Inclusions:
 
Accommodation:
  • 05 Night's accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Manaslu or same standard on Twin Share BB plan
  • 01 Night accommodation in Shivapuri Retreat on Twin Share BB plan
  • 02 Night's accommodation in Temple Tree Resort or same standard on Twin Share BB plan in Pokhara
  • 04 Night's accommodation in Guest House/Tea House on Twin Share
 
Domestic Flight Fare:
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight
  • Pokhara to Jomsom by flight
 
Transfer:
  • All airport transfer in Kathmandu & Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu hotel to Shivapuri drop by private vehicle
  • Sundarijal to Kathmandu hotel by private vehicle
  • Beni to Pokhara by private vehicle
 
Others Inclusions:
  • 1 Cycle, Helmet, Cycling gear
  • 1 Cycling guide for the trip
  • Including salary, accommodation, food, insurance & logistic transfer
  • All government service charges & Tax
 
Meal:
  • 12 Breakfast, 09 Lunch & 07 Dinner - Excluding drinks
 
Trip Cost Exclusions:     
  • International air fare 
  • Nepal entry visa fees 
  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)   
  • Any personal expenses – (laundry, phone, internet, shopping, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters)
  • Excess baggage charges        
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary          
  • Tipping to Staffs         
  • Any extra drinks (including water, tea, coffee, liquor) or expense during trip        
  • Travel and rescue Insurance 
  • Photography or Movie fees on the trip         
 
If you wish to extend your trip to Nepal please contact us and we can help you to organize this. Email. 
 
Thank you for your kind the co-operation and supports.
 
Namaste,
Himalayan Walkers Nepal Team
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