Embrace the downhills of this superb country

Downhill Mountain Biking in Nepal

Duration
10 days
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$1,228 USD

The Natural Downhill Mountain Biking takes you through the most beautiful areas of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Muktinath, Marpha and Tatopani. Experience the best biking experience through this epic 10 day trip. Experience the majestic Himalayas coupled with some excellent MTB riding on this fantastic tour. Enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara watching the hills, rivers, and small towns go by. From Pokhara, the City of Lakes, you will fly to Jomsom, the Windiest Place in Nepal. Hold onto your hats, your mountain biking adventure of Nepal is about to begin!

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Downhill
  • Distance
    79.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    15.9 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Main Destination
    Nepal
  • Distance
    79.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    15.9 miles
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Downhill

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345 m/4,412 ft)

    The tour operator's airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in the private tourist vehicle.

    • Hotel in Kathmandu
  2. Day 2Pre-trip meeting and Biking in the northern side of the valley

    At around 8:00 am, the tour operator will host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about the trek. This includes a final briefing and preparation for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, two copies of passport size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

    After the pre-trip meeting, your biking trip will start at around 8:45 am. You will have a support vehicle and a professional Biking guide at your disposal. You will head toward the northern side of the valley for an adventurous bike ride. You will ride through the lush green valley via Balaju – Mudkhu – Chaurgoan – Jhor – Tokha – Budhanilkhanta that will take around 4 to 5 hrs. This is the best single track in the northern side of the valley. The Zigzag way through the rice paddies and semi-rural local villages and you can test your skill on some fine sections of single track. The ride combines sharp, steep climbs, sweet downhills. There are many variations on this route so you can choose and take assistance from your guide depending on your fitness and skill. Lunch can be had on the way at the various restaurants available.

    • 20.5 miles
    • Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
  3. Day 3Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara (827m/2713ft) - 7 hrs

    From the capital of Nepal, you will head off to Pokhara, the City of Lakes, via tourist bus. During the trip, you will see the spectacular view of the mountains. Pokhara is naturally beautiful, and you will see a lot of tourists.

    • Hotel in Pokhara
  4. Day 4Fly to Jomsom (2,700 m/8,858 ft), assemble the bikes, and ride to Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 ft) via Kagbeni (2,900 m/9,514 ft)

    There are numerous flights that service the Jomsom airstrip early each day before the Kali Gandaki wind picks up by mid-morning. To get used to the altitude and the weather condition, the bikes are assembled as soon as you land in Jomsom and you'll ride the relatively flat river trail to Kagbeni, the border-town of the recently forbidden Kingdom, Mustang.


    As you head towards Muktinath this is the highest point of the trip. The landscape is extremely dry and desert-like. You may come across a handful of trekkers and pilgrims, mainly from India, on their way to the holy temple with the eternal flame in Muktinath that burns from a natural gas source. Reaching the culturally and religiously site with stunning mountain views is quite an achievement.


    • 9.9 miles
    • Guesthouse in Muktinath
    • Breakfast
  5. Day 5Ride from Muktinath to Marpha (2,670 m/8,759 ft)

    With thrilling views of the Dhaulagiri and several other 8,000m (26,246ft) peaks in your sight, you'll begin the descent. On the way, you will pass yak herds and experience the centuries-old lifestyle of the local people. You will ride through Lupra where black magic and human sacrifices (on dead bodies) are a part of the community rituals. You will call it a day in Marpha – a picturesque community known for its apple orchards. The flagstone-lined village of Marpha is popular for apple farming. Don’t forget to try some local apple wine and brandy.


    • 13 miles
    • Guesthouse in Marpha
    • Breakfast
  6. Day 6Ride form Marpha to Tatopani (1,190 m/3,904 ft)

    With a fantastic downhill ahead of you, you'll begin the descent towards Tato Pani, which, in the local language means hot water. At the end of the ride, you can pamper yourself in the natural hot spring, which is located beside the Kali Gandaki River, hence giving you the time and space to loosen up your muscles and chill to the natural sound of the wilderness.


    • 23 miles
    • Guesthouse in Tatopani
    • Breakfast
  7. Day 7Ride from Tato Pani to Beni. Drive from Beni to Pokhara - 5 hrs

    You will carry on descending further down towards Beni following the Kali Gandaki River on your bike this morning. You will then take a drive from Beni to Pokhara in a tourist vehicle which takes around 5 hours. You can enjoy and explore the beautiful views of Pokhara and its surrounding lakes while on the drive.


    • 13 miles
    • Hotel in Pokhara
    • Breakfast
  8. Day 8Free Day in Pokhara

    Today you will have a free day in Pokhara city for resting your tired legs. You can simply stay by the lake enjoying the views or go for a brief sightseeing adventure.

    • Hotel in Pokhara
    • Breakfast
  9. Day 9Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,345 m/4,412 ft)- 7 hrs

    Today you will return back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus on a 6-hour drive. A pleasant stroll and a last-minute shopping spree in Thamel and Basantapur in Kathmandu. There will be a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali-style restaurant with cultural performances (dancing and singing with costumes) tonight to celebrate your hard work and achievement in the biking trip.

    You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting and bungee, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, and other activities.


    • Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  10. Day 10 Final departure from Nepal

    The trip concludes. The Airport Representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.


    • Breakfast