Wonders of Southern Nepal by Bicycle

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US$ 2,550
Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Distance
310 km
Tour Code
NPL-NSN
Next departure
18-Nov-2018
Number of Cycling Days7
Average Distance Per Day: 44
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150 Km
Total Cycling Distance310 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 225
Single SupplementUS$ 460

All About this Tour

Nepal's mountainous terrain isn't an obvious destination for those seeking a leisurely cycle trip, but the lowlands of the Terai offer just that along with a rich religious heritage of Buddhism and Hinduism, medieval towns, quaint hillside villages and protected wildlife.

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Itinerary

Day 1

After airport pickup and hotel check-in, we meet for a trip briefing, bike fitting, and then a welcome dinner.

Day 2

Transfer to our start at Humane Banjyang to cycle to Kulekhani Dam. We continue on the Tribhuvan Highway up to our highest point of the day at 2,320 m.

Day 3

We hike up an easy trail to a spectacular view of the valley from an old Tibetan monastery. We descend through pine forests to Hetauda, in the Terai, Nepal’s lowlands.

Day 4

We drive to Lothar Bridge to start our off-road riding on a jeep track through a shady forest, following the Rapti River. We cycle to the quaint village of Saurah, before arriving at our relaxing resort on the edge of Chitwan National Park.

Day 5

Today we spend the day at Chitwan National Park. We'll leave the bikes behind as they aren't allowed and explore the reserve from water level on a canoe safari.

Day 6

A full day of activities. We start by cycling to the Tikauli forest, continuing on the paved Mehendra Highway, and breaking for a picnic lunch. We transfer to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha.

Day 7

We ride through rural Nepal with glimpses of village life in the Terai low-lands. Then we meet the Mahendra Highway again and have lunch at Butwal, before reaching Tansen known for its traditional architecture and sweeping views of the Himalayas.

Day 8

We ride from our hotel through the old alleyways of Tansen to an exhilarating descent down to the Siddartha Highway. We have a gentle climb up to Galyang, followed by a two-hour drive to Pokhara.

Day 9

We drive to Begnas Lake to hike to our bikes. Then we ride downhill, fol-lowing the road through to Pokhara old town and directly back to the hotel.

Day 10

We depart serene Pokhara to return to bustling Kathmandu. We fly in the morning and have the afternoon free before our farewell dinner.

Day 11

Day free until airport transfer.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Kathmandu – Daman Ride 63km. +2,337m / -1,381m.
Day 2 - Kathmandu – Daman Ride 63km. +2,337m / -1,381m.

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