Mountain Bike Kathmandu to Pokhara

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US$ 2,000
11 Days / 10 Nights
347 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days9
Average Distance Per Day: 39
150 Km
Total Cycling Distance347 kilometres
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 250
Single SupplementUS$ 210

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Ride dirt trails from ridge to ridge and take in majestic views of the Himalayan ranges of Langtang and Annapurna ranges as we make our way from the ancient Kathmandu Valley to lakeside Pokhara.

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Day 1

Meet at the hotel for a tour through the city to visit some top attractions – the Monkey Temple and Durbar Square.

Day 2

Drive to Nagarkot hill station and proceed by bike a further 4 km uphill to the highest point Nagarkot Tower, where we'll have views from Ganesh Himal to Everest. Then we ride downhill on dirt trails to Bhaktapur - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3

We head mainly uphill to the northern rim of Kathmandu Valley and the hill station town of Kakani at 2,073 m, where the beautiful Langtang range greets us.

Day 4

A downhill start to our cycling as we ride to the Trisuli Valley. We ride through several settlements with terraced fields and camp on the banks of the Trisuli River.

Day 5

We continue riding along the Trisuli River. We then transfer up to Gorkha, a former capital of Nepal, where we tour the historic Royal Palace of the former Shah dynasty.

Day 6

Today’s mainly downhill ride from Gorkha crosses the Madi River passes through Turture and orange orchards. We camp next to a stream on the outskirts of Sundar Bazar.

Day 7

We ride along a stream into beautiful Kunchha. Then it's dirt trails as we ride mostly uphill to Bhorletar, passing typical, small Nepali villages on the way.

Day 8

A challenging riding day as we cycle mostly uphill and on dirt tracks to Begnas Ridge, where again we'll be treated to amazing Himalayan views. We set up camp on Begnas Lake with snow-covered peaks dominating the landscape.

Day 9

After breakfast, we ride again mostly uphill on dirt trails to the top of Tiwari Danda and to Kali Temple (named after the Goddess of victory over evil powers) and our overnight camp.

Day 10

Our ride will be through villages before we join the main road into Pokha-ra, Nepal's 2nd largest city. We check into our hotel with the afternoon free to explore.

Day 11

Onward travel after breakfast.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Kathmandu Ride 38km. +555m / -1,139m.
Day 2 - Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Kathmandu Ride 38km. +555m / -1,139m.


This tour was a good mix of different types terrain, hills and flats. Some days were harder than others. The scenery and areas we rode through were spectacular. And yes have to say the camp mattress was the most comfortable I've slept on. I was very pleased with this tour. The staff and guide had the highest level of professionalism. there were times when they went beyond their required duties to make our trip richer and more enjoyable. One night our driver entertained us with singing Nepali songs, and another night Soraj took us to have our foreheads stamped with tika since it was part of the Dashain festival the n Nepal while we were there.

David KennicottOctober 2016

This trip was a wonderful way to experience the culture and people of this beautiful country. The scenery was breathtaking and our guide Chandra was very knowledgeable of the geography and history of the country. Chandra's care and attention to our needs was first rate. We were very well looked after. The food was amazing, and our cook Songram made sure my dietary needs were catered for at all main meals. We ate local cuisine and enjoyed the fresh produce bought along the route. Our driver was very professional and drove carefully on some fairly scary roads. We have a life time of incredible memories from out trip and I look forward to the time when I can book another cycle tour in Asia.

Thanks for an amazing experience. I loved all aspects of this tour and will definitely recommend your company to my cycling friends.

Susanne PereyJune 2012

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