Days: 18 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Ekdam Ramailo! = Loads of fun!
PLACES TO VISIT: Pokhara, Chitwan, Jomsom, Kagbeni,. Muktinath, Kalopani,
Tatopani, TT Lake, Kakani, Shivapuri, Bhudanilkantha, Karma
Hotel, Chisopani, Nagarkot, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Last Resort,
Panauti, Namobuddha, Lakhuri Bhanjyang
Activities Involved: Cycling, Bus ride, Mountain Flight, Jungle Safari, Hiking and Rafting
BIKE ROUTE: MUSTANG — KATHMANDU VALLEY
HIGHEST POINT: 3800metres. (Muktinath)
TRIP GRADE: 8 (10 Being the most tough and 1 being easy)
TOTAL Length: 224 Kilometers approximate
Day 1; Airport pick up
We will receive you at the international airport at the capital city, Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel. On your leisure time we will show you around for sightseeing some historical sites and you may check around for shopping if you wish to. We will have already issued your permits to the Annapurna Conservation Area.
Day 2; Bus ride to Pokhara
Early morning we will catch a tourist bus and take 6 hours ride to Pokhara. You will have the opportunity to experience the highway ride passing through various settlements reflecting the true Nepali life style. After long hours of travel we will take rest at the hotel without any outdoor activities for this day.
Day 3; Mountain flight to Jomsom followed by bike ride to Muktinath and back to Kagbeni.
We will wake up early morning before little sparrows start chirping their morning songs. The morning first Mountain flight to Jomsom will be of 15 minutes time. Our refreshing breakfast in Jomsom will surely boost our spirit to pedal uphill towards Muktinath. We begin our journey today on the jeep track route comprising mostly of uphill. The Himalayan cultural heritage rides through ‘Ekalbhatti’, ‘Kagbeni’, ‘Jharkot’, ‘Ranipawa’, and finally to ‘Muktinath’ will surely be an educational and entertaining moment. A Hindu temple at Muktinath is the most popular attraction here. We will ride downhill back to Kagbeni.
Day 4; Kagbeni to Kalopani
Ride back the same trail till Jomsom to summon more pleasure on the same route. Biking towards Kalopani alongside the Kali Gandaki River will surely be thrilling. We notice gradually more pine forest observing us through our journey. After noon certain part of Jomsom gets windy, occasionally very windy. Kalopani is a small serene village wherein we will be resting in a very comfortable hotel.
Day 5; Kalopani to Tatopani via TT Lake
Early morning at dawn we will ride up hill to TT Lake. Your effort to reach this lake will be rewarded with magnificent outlook of Himalayan ranges. We will have a hot tea/ coffee and relax for a while. Ride back to the hotel, the cook will be waiting for our return to serve us a delicious breakfast. In an hour ride we will have passed 'Ghasa' wherein we have to show our entry permits in the conservation branch office. Our next stopover will be at the 'Rukche Chahara', a beautiful waterfall a perfect spot for a short break. After 2 more hours of ride passing through 'Dana', we will reach to our much awaited destination, 'Tatopani'.
Day 6; Tatopani to Pokhara via Maldhunnga, ride a van thereafter
Continue ride on the off road, pass a small village 'Tiplang' and in about half an hour ride reach 'Galeshwor' to enjoy refreshing lunch. Continue up and down track to reach the major town of the area, 'Beni'. We will cross the river suspension bridge and continue our ride on off road. We will arrive at Maldhunga and catch a van for 3 hours ride to Pokhara.
Day 7; Pokhara to Chitwan bus ride: Approximately 6 hours bus ride from Pokhara
to Chitwan. Buses stop at Chitrasali, about 5 kilometers from Sauraha. You can ride on a jeep or a local bus from Chitrasali to Sauraha.
Day 8; Rest day: Relax, explore around.
A day to explore the royal chitwan national park. We will be engaged with various activities like, boat ride, jungle walk, elephant safari in which we will get to see rare animals like Asian one horned rhino, gharial and mugger crocodiles, leopard, and the rare Royal Bengal tiger. More than 450 species of birds are observed here.
Day 9; Chitwan to Kathmandu bus ride
Approximately 6 hours bus ride will transfer you to Kathmandu. We will prepare for our next venture to explore the Kathmandu valley hills.
Day 10; Kathmandu to Shivapuri via Kakani
Riding on a steep up climb paved road of 22 km entering in the forest will arrive at a beautiful village 'Kakani'. We will then extend our ride further into the core of Shivapuri National park at Shivapuri.
Day 11; Shivapuri to Karma Hotel via Bhudanilkantha
We schedule to visit the Sleeping Vishnu temple, a popular Hindu temple where the statue of lord Vishnu is believed to have discovered on the field by a farmer while plowing his field. We now ascend 70% uphill ride to Karma Hotel.
Day 12; Karma Hotel to Chisopani:
A ride with a mixture of 50% down hill and 50% uphill ride will lead us to Chisopani. We will find very basic Lodges at this location but the scenic view and the surrounding are praiseworthy.
Day 13; Ride to Nagarkot
25 km uphill ride to Nagarkot, a hill station popular for sun rise, sun set view and 360 degree view of the Himalayan ranges form the top tower.
Day 14; Rest day at Nagarkot
A rest day, we will hike around to enjoy the panoramic Mountain View from the hill top tower and then experience the local market shops, people and culture settled at his beautiful hill station.
Day 15; Ride to Dhulikhel via Banepa and take a bus ride to Last Resort
A downhill ride to Dhulikhel seeing around the cultural and historical backdrop through various rural communities including a tiny village named Nala and a major city Banepa. Dhulikhel is a small town located on a hill top displays amazing view of Himalayan peaks. We destine to reach at the last resort, a popular destination for an exciting adventure and complete relaxation, located on top of a green river gorge close to the Tibetan border. `
Day 16; Rafting on a Bhote Koshi River then bus ride back to Dhulikhel
Classified as 4+ Grade River, rafting on this river requires a serious attention on your strength and movement. Experience the popular rapids of the Bhote Koshi River. Take a bus ride back to the beautifully located village, Dhulikhel wherein we will get to enjoy the cultural heritage and naturally beautiful topography.
Day 17; Ride to Panauti via Namobuddha
12 kms ride to reach Namo Buddha, a major Buddhist holy site. After following off-road ride, we will reach at Panauti, at the connection of Punyamati and Roshi Khola Rivers.
Day 18; Ride to Lakhuri Bhanjyang and then descend back to Kathmandu
4 kms of uphill slow ride will lead us to the tented camp resort in a calm location on the ridge of a hill. We will relax at the camp with the valley view. After enough rest, we will ride down hill back to Kathmandu.
Our Trip Package Cost Includes:
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from Day 1 to Day 18)
- Accommodations (Day 1 to Day 18)
- 1 Professional Guide and Mechanic
- All entry fees during the ride
Our Trip Package Cost Excludes:
- Mountain Bike
- Soft drinks, hard drinks and water
- Wear and tear of the bike parts and accessories (if bike hired from Epic Mountain bike Adventure)
- International airfare
- Personal extras and special request purchases
- Faxes, e-mails and other personal correspondence
- Support vehicle, unless requested at extra charge.
- Drinks other than tea / coffee as served with the meals.
- Visa fees (if required),
- vaccination costs, personal clothing and equipment, all items of a personal nature
- Medical treatments
- Emergency & Evacuation Costs,
- Personal Travel Insurance
- All costs associated with cancellations, changes & unavoidable delays, beyond
Minimum pax in a group: 3
BIKE HIRE: We hire Hard Tail GIANT ATX pro bikes of different sizesBike hire cost: Per day US$ 10
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trip: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.