ExpERIENCE a new way to NEPAL
ExpERIENCE a new way to NEPAL
Mountain bike expedition
The wind brushing past your face, riding through remote rice and luscious jungle fields, smells of noodles and Dahl encircling your nose… finally a feeling of freedom and life embarks upon you, reminding you what life is really about! Challenge yourself and take your body to a new height of adventure on our most exhilarating mountain bike expedition exploring hidden and remote paths within the Himalayas – this is absolutely a new and unique way to Nepal! Our trips can be tailored to meet any riding skill level, from beginners too advanced.
mt everest, lhotse and ama dablam from above namche bazaar
Base Camp trekkers with Nuptse behind – en route to base camp
Lukla’s main street
“There is something about the himalayas not possessed by the alps, something unseen and unknown, a charm that pervades every hour spent among them, a mystery intriguing and disturbing. confronted by them, a man looses his grip of ordinary things, PERCEIVING himself as immortal, an entity capable of outdistancing all changes, all decay, all life, all death.”
Frank Smythe, English Mountaineer
A 10-day mountain bike trip, including 5 days riding high up in the Annapurna region on the Jomsom-Muktinath Trail.
Spectacular return mountain flights from Nagarkot to Pokhara
Accommodation in preselected lodges, inns and hotels
Mountain bike riding along some of the best and less travelled paths within a non-tourist season
Stupefying winter mountain scenery
Price US$2010 ex Kathmandu, Nepal
Special price if booking for more than 2 people and for group bookings
WHY BOOK WITH US ?
We have been travelling to the Everest region since the early 1990s and have a deep understanding of the environment and culture.
Our Everest Base Camp expedition take different routes to the main tourist trails.
We are flexible and nimble and can take advantage of opportunities along the way.
We use an experienced Western Guide and Nepali staff who are extremely experienced in the region and trekking at altitude.
Our staff have been with us for many years and love sharing their culture. We pay them directly. No agents are involved and we insure all of our staff.
Profits flow directly to earthquake affected regions and assist in Post COVID rebuilding.
We have more days acclimatising than the standard which gives you a better opportunity to achieve your goal and enjoy it.
We know and choose the best lodges and we use really good hotels in Kathmandu, such as Mums Home Hotel in Thamel.
We have a comprehensive medical kit including oxygen and Gamow bag.
We pay 5 kg excess baggage on your Lukla flights.
We use really good hotels in Kathmandu, such as Mums Home Hotel in Thamel.
We provide sterilized (pre-boiled) water each day, a complimentary HGA Kit bag, to keep at the end of the trip, a down sleeping bag and fleece liner for use on the trek and qualified advice on gear selection and purchase.
We travel in winter allowing for general better views and more stable weather.
Today you arrive in Nepal to the International Airport, Tribhuvan. We collect you and transfer your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome Dinner
Meals provided – Dinner(At Hotel)
Accomodation – International Guest House
Nagarkot is a scenic Hill Station on the Eastern Rim of the Kathmandu Valley. The drive takes an hour and we enjoy a full day of vehicle assisted Enduro riding on the trails made famous by the Asian Enduro Race Series. Trails vary in length and difficulty, but they have 95% good flowy single track and boast some damn fine views of the Himalaya. We stay overnight in Nagarkot.
Meals provided – Breakfast (At Hotel), Lunch( Local Restaurant), Dinner (At Hotel)
Accomodation – Hotel Country Villa
After Breakfast we leave the hotel and drive to the airport, where we catch a 25 min flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a chilled out lakeside town at the base of the Annapurna Himalaya. If time is sufficient, we ride to the Peace Pogoda, a 2 to 3 hour round trip with a short yet steep climb and a super nice single track descent to the Lake. Stay overnight in Lakeside.
Meals provided – Breakfast(Country Villa), Lunch(Pokhara), Dinner (Pokhara)
Accomodation – Hotel peace plaza
Wake up for sunrise and hopefully catch a glimpse of the mountains before we head to the airport. It’s about a 22 min flight to Jomsom, above the Pokhara valley and deep into the heart of the Himalaya, take a peek out of the window for fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and beyond. The flight is simply breathtaking as the plane’s wing pit almost touch the snow capped peaks, fly right between the Himalayan giants and you feel your adventure has really begun as the small plane banks left and touches down in Jomsom. In Jomsom, we have breakfast and spend some time getting the bikes ready for the journey. Enjoy an easy acclimatization ride of 14 km to the beautiful Tibetan village of Kagbeni. The road is mostly flat and traces the Kaligandaki River right up to the boundary of Upper Mustang. Stay overnight in Red House, one of the oldest Inns in the region
Meal provided – Breakfast(In Peace Plaza), Lunch(On Route), Dinner (Red House)
Accommodation – Red House
Get up early to see the sunrise and have breakfast. Today we cycle uphill for the most part. Leaving behind the beautiful village of Kagbeni, warm up your legs and start to climb. We follow the trail on the north side of the gorge and climbs up on a dusty jeep track towards the foreboding Throng La Pass. We stop and explore the ancient monastery at Jhong and have some lunch basking in the sunshine and enjoying the mountain Views. The final push after lunch is short and we should arrive in Muktinath around mid afternoon. Spend some time here exploring the Monastery and Temples, two of the holiest in Nepal. Stay overnight and enjoy the local culture of this bustling town.
Meal provided – Breakfast(Yak Donalds), Lunch(Jhong), Dinner(Best Step Inn)
Accomodation – Best Step Inn
Our day kicks off with some brilliant downhill and after yesterday’s challenge, you will welcome fun jeep tracks and trails with a mostly downhill gradient! We have to start early as the wind gets up after 11 am making riding a bit more challenging. Chill out on this section and enjoy the views. For experienced riders there are single track options. Savor the
moment as you whizz past trekkers, the Himalayan wind in your face and miles of downhill before your wheels. Once in the river Valley it’s a 6km flat stretch to Jomsom followed by undulating trails along the river to Marpha. In the wind this can be a bit tough riding, but stop and enjoy the views along the way. Take lunch in the beautiful and ancient town of Marpha famous for growing apples and making apple brandy! The trail rolls into Tukuche, a lovely old village on the river side. Take some time to explore the cobbled lanes and explore the Thakali culture. We stay overnight in the well furnished German Bakery. Apple Brandy is a local product and a good after dinner nightcap to relax your mind and body
after the day’s ride.
Meals provided – Breakfast (Best Step In), Lunch (Marpha), Dinner (High Plains Inn)
Accomodation – High Plains Inn
Again we are going downhill today. The trail starts out gentle and flat and wind’s in and out of the valley sides, through pine forests and small villages. Following the river, there are good views of the snow capped peaks. Stop at the lush waterfalls at Rukse Chaahara (Waterfall) for lunch. After here the speed picks up as the trail drops some 1000 meters with sweeping curves and plunges, rocky sections and bumps that you will love. Arrive in Tatopani the cobble lined village famous for its rejuvenating Hot Springs. Once in Tatopani you can enjoy a soothing bath in the Hot Springs and perhaps a local massage will not go astray, or a cold beer for that matter.
Meal provided – Breakfast (High Plains Inn), Lunch (RuksiChara), Dinner(Hotel Himalayan)
Accommodation – Hotel Himalayan
A ride of around 22 km on open jeep track, flat for the most part but a few up and down hills. The valley opens up near Beni and we cross the river for the last time, rejoining the main road. From Galeshwor we drive to Pokhara. Option to ride from Naudhanda
Meals provided – Breakfast(Hotel Himalayan), Lunch (On Route), Dinner (Pokhara)
Accomodation – hotel Peace Plaza
We spend the morning relaxing in Lakeside, before making the short flight back to Kathmandu. Time for some sightseeing and last minute shopping.
Meals provided – Breakfast (Hotel), Lunch(Pokhara), Dinner(Yak Restaurant)
Accomodation – International Guest House
We transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Meals provided – Breakfast (In Hotel)
INCLUSIONS & NON-INCLUSIONS
All airport transfers
All Accommodation as per Itinerary (09 Nights)
All Meals as per itinerary
Domestic Flights (Ktm – Pok, Pok – Jom, Pok – Ktm)
Private Jeep Transfers as per itinerary
Permits – ACAP/TIMS/Nagarkot
10 Days Qualified Mountain Bike Guide
Local Government Taxes and Services Charges
Filtered Drinking Water. Tea/Coffee with Meals only
Comprehensive Expedition medical kit, including a Gamow Bag and Medical Oxygen
Morning washing water
Expedition kit bag for you to keep
Down sleeping bag for use during the trek
Insulated mat for use during the trek
Fleece Liner for use during trek
Down jacket for use during trek
Pre-trip gear advice
20 kg baggage allowance (5 carry on and 15 checked) on the Lukla return flights
Porter to carry all your gear (max 15 kg each)
Taxis/travel in Kathmandu
Personal medical kit
Flights to and from Australia
Personal phone calls
Tips to staff
In Kathmandu, we normally stay at Mums Home Hotel, a funky and welcoming 3-star hotel close to Thamel. It has big rooms, great showers and beds, good WIFI, a beaut breakfast and very helpful staff. It is a home for us and we hope you like it too. Twin-share accommodation is included in your trip price, however, there is a range of rooms from singles to a family apartment that can be arranged.
On the trail in the Everest region, we use lodges that we have been using for years.
We have chosen them because they are warm and friendly, have reliable and tasty food and act sustainably. Your trip price includes a twin share room.
Everest Base Camp
Christmas at Base camp 15 December 2021 to 5 January 2022
8 January 2022 to 27 January 2022
The cost for the Mountain Bike Expedition is US$2,010 per person ex Kathmandu, Nepal
For groups of;
3 to 5 – US$1750 per person
6 to 10 – US$1550 per person
Single Supplement – US$350 per person