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Adventure Tour in Nepal
This part biking/part safari adventure takes you, firstly, for a thrilling ride around the Kathmandu valley. As you ride up and down the hills and adventurous trails on your mountain bike, the beautiful Himalayas dominate the skyline. Then, the trip takes you to Chitwan National Park. Lonely Planet says, it is “one of the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia”.You begin your biking adventure by paddling from Kathmandu. Enjoy riding in the bustling city and then start a challenging ride to Kakanii, a quiet town atop a ridge. The hill station offers mesmerising views of the Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest (weather permitting). On the trip, you will get lots of opportunities to ride challenging trails in sublime environments.
- CategoryMountain Biking
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration11 days
- Culture LevelOut There
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation4 - Challenging
- Distance93.8 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance18.6 miles
This unique tour sees you exploring the Nepalese landscape via bike for the first 6 days of the tour. The final 5 days are spent discovering this mesmerising land by safari, with some epic adrenalin-fuelled activities included such as paragliding, elephant safaris and canoeing.
Some of the fantastic cycling includes a 9-km (5.5 mi) single track, known as “Scar Road”, which runs through Shivapuri National Park, biking from Shivapuri village to Chisapani on a single biking trail known as “30 Minutes of Heaven”, cycling to Nagarkot, which is another popular hill station offering the breathtaking sights of the snow-white peaks. One of the major attractions of staying overnight at Nagarkot is the sunrise in the morning. Wake up before dawn and go out on the balcony. You will be amazed at the scenery. The sun rays light up the Himalayan mountains and turn them from white to red and gold.
You will pass through beautiful towns that have preserved their cultures well and have a distinct medieval look, for example, Panauti and Dhulikhel, both of which are Newari towns. You will cycle to a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site, Namobuddha and see a giant statue of Shiva, one of the significant Hindu gods along the way. When the biking tour ends, the safari adventure begins. Take a drive to Chitwan National Park. At the park, you will do lots of activities such as elephant safari, canoeing, jungle safari, visit an elephant breeding centre and watching wildlife. You will get to watch some of the rare wild birds and animals and plants.
Note that although the daily cycling distances are moderate (approximately 30km/18.6mi per day), this is high altitude cycling with many uphill climbs. Some MTB experience is also required - see the photos for examples.
A THING TO BE NOTED: Before or during the trip, there are certain factors like weather and political situations that are unexpected barriers and out of the tour operator's control, which will compel them to change your itinerary. In such a case, please try to understand these barriers, but their purpose will always be to follow the itinerary that has been listed here.