Wonders of Southern Nepal by Bicycle

Price from
EUR 2,115
Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Distance
310 km
Tour code
NPL-NSN
Next departure
17-Dec-2017
Number of Cycling Days 7
Average Distance Per Day: 44
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150 Km
Total Cycling Distance 310 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Mountain Bike: EUR 190
Single Supplement EUR 389

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

This tour will start in Kathmandu where you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. There we will have a trip briefing and bike fitting, followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 2

We transfer to the start of our ride at Humane Banjyang to the rim of Kulekhani Dam Site. We continue on the Tribhuvan Highway up to our highest point of the day at 2320 m at the village of Daman.

Day 3

This morning we hike up an easy trail to a panoramic view of the valley from an old Tibetan monastery. We descend through pine forests to Hetauda, in the Terai, the lowland area of Nepal.

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, continue on the paved Mehendra Highway and break for a picnic lunch. We then transfer to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in 623 BC.

Day 7

This morning's ride takes us through rural Nepal to give us a glimpse of village life in the Terai lowlands. Then we meet the Mahendra Highway and have lunch at Butwal, this old Newari city is known for its traditional architecture and sweeping views of the Himalayas.

Day 8

Today we ride from our hotel through the old alleyways of Tansen then we have an exhilarating descent on a windy road that takes us down to the Siddartha Highway. We have a gentle climb up to Galyang, followed by 2 hour drive to Pokhara.

Day 9

From Pokhara we drive to Begnas Lake for a 2-hour hike until meet up with the bikes and ride downhill following the road through to Pokhara old town and directly back to the hotel.

Day 10

We depart the serenity of Pokhara to return to the bustle of Kathmandu. We will book ourselves on a morning flight and we"ll have the afternoon free then meet up in the evening for a farewell dinner.

Day 11

Day free until transfer to airport for your international flight.

Additional journey information

Meets: Kathmandu
Ends: Kathmandu
Fly in to: Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Fly out of: Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Countries visited: Nepal
Minimum age: 18 (on scheduled departures)

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