Unbelievable vistas as you bike tour Nepal
Tackle some of the greatest riding in Nepal
Incredible views of your famous neighbor
Incredible views all around
Take a photo of the amazing scenery and share it with friends or family
Enjoy the cool breeze of Himalayan air
Don't forget your camera to capture sublime images of the mountain
Enjoy the ride from tundra to lush green surroundings, almost like the tropics
The rugged terrain will please adventure seekers
Some of the riding takes place through wooded terrain so you'll experience a variety of challenges

Everest All Mountain

10 days
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$2,182 USD

Explore the humbling Himalayan mountains in this epic MTB tour, a true paradise for mountain biking over 10 days, this is the trip of a lifetime. As you ride up and down the mountainous trails on your bike, the beautiful Himalayas dominate the skyline. This cycle tour is truly a mountain biker’s dream come true - Enduro riding at its finest. Tibetan Buddhist Mani Walls, prayer flags, and stupas – experience the fascinating culture firsthand. Pack your gear, let’s start the adventure. This tour runs from/to Kathmandu.

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    4 - Advanced
  • Activity Level
    5 - Tough
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    110 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    15.5 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Main Destination
  • Distance
    110 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    15.5 miles
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain

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Route map

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport, where your guide will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu, this area is also known as the traveller's district. Take the afternoon to rest from your long journey, before meeting the crew for a bike fitting.

    • International Guest House, Kathmandu
  2. Day 2Nagarkot Enduro Ride

    Wake up early for some fantastic single-track riding in Nagarkot, home of the "Grand Himalaya Enduro Series" held outside of Kathmandu each year.

    It's roughly an hour ride in the van to Nagarkot, located on the rim of the Kathmandu valley, but after you arrive it's a full day of shuttling and as much single-track fun as you want. Nagarkot's trails run through jungle, hillside rice terraces, and local villages. The tracks are highly technical - a great warm up for the upcoming riding in store for you!

    After a full day of fantastic riding, we'll overnight in Nagarkot to rest up and get ready for the journey ahead.

    • 14.3 miles
    • 259.2 ft
      3,021.7 ft
      2,762.5 ft
    • Local Teahouse in Nagarkot
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  3. Day 3Dhap to Jhapre

    Head out early for a long transfer to Dhap, nearly 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Nagarkot. The drive takes you along the Sindhuli Highway and through the hills where the Sunkosi River flows out of the Himalayas.

    It's a long drive, but the scenery will be beautiful, and you'll have a scenic lunch break along the way. Once you arrive in the humble village of Dhap by mid-afternoon, you'll shake out the legs with a 16-kilometer (10 miles) warm up ride on jeep track to Jhapre, where you’ll overnight in a simple, but comfortable local teahouse.

    • 9.9 miles
    • 1,273 ft
      1,273 ft
    • Local Teahouse in Jhapre
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  4. Day 4Jhapre to Pikey Peak Basecamp

    Rise early and enjoy a local Nepalese breakfast before setting out on a dusty jeep track out of Jhapre that quickly begins to climb out through dense rhododendron forest. Watch out for yaks walking the trail, some out to graze and some carrying supplies to the villages.

    Today's ride is a big climb - and you'll gain about 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) from our starting elevation of 2,812 meters (9,226 feet) in Jhapre, no small feat at this altitude. your pace will be easy to allow for acclimatization, and to take in the scenery and culture that surrounds you. Tibetan Buddhist Mani Walls, prayer flags, and stupas dot the hillsides and surrounding villages. You'll have time to make several ritualistic circles around some of them!

    From the village of Bhulbhule, you'll trade double track for single all the way to Pikey Peak basecamp. It's a tough ride and some sections will be off the saddle. You’ll spend the night at base camp, in a simple accommodation run by an elderly couple who will take great care of you.

    You have the option to enjoy Thukpa, a thick noodle soup and a local delicacy, along with fresh yak cheese and maybe some wild mushrooms. Rest well for a challenging ride the following day.

    • 12.4 miles
    • Local Teahouse in Pikey Peak Basecamp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  5. Day 5Pikey Peak Basecamp to Phaplu

    After a hearty breakfast, you'll head out from base camp to make the 2-hour hike and bike push to the peak. Porter assistance for the bike is available if you need it. The peak, at just over 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) has absolutely unforgettable views of the Everest (Himalayas). Even Sir Edmund Hillary himself claimed this place to be his favourite! Take in the views, savour the moment, listen to the prayer flags flapping in the wind, before revving up for an exhilarating ride down.

    Pikey's descent is steep, rocky, and totally gnarly all the way down to Suke Pokharai and will be a demanding 45-minute technical descent. From here, the environment turns to jungle, and you'll enjoy some tight sections through the surrounding villages. Expect tree roots, drops, and rocks on this wild forest single-track, used by the local people and their livestock for centuries.

    A final 3-kilometer on jeep track takes us into the village of Phaplu, our home base for the next couple of days.

    • 21.1 miles
    • -2,227.7 ft
      4,176.5 ft
      6,404.2 ft
    • Everest Hotel, Phaplu
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  6. Day 6Phaplu Enduro

    A fun day of shuttling and single track on the forest trails surrounding Phaplu, which seems to have an endless array of trails for you to choose from. Expect more rough tracks with plenty of tree roots, rocks, and flowing sections.

    You'll head up to a scenic view deck in Raatnage, followed by yet another great single-track section through the forest and back down to Phaplu and the neighbouring village of Salleri. You’ll spend the night in Phaplu.

    • 12.4 miles
    • 62.3 ft
      3,097.1 ft
      3,034.8 ft
    • Everest Hotel, Phaplu
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  7. Day 7Phaplu to Junbesi

    More single-track riding today as you head to Raatnage by car, then ride down another single track on the northern side. You'll follow the Junbesi River and meet a flat jeep track all the way to the village of Junbesi, famed for its beauty and breathtaking scenery.

    Junbesi village sits alongside an ancient monastery, adorned with prayer flags and prayer wheels, and the local farmsteads can be seen growing kiwi fruit. You’ll stay tonight in this beautiful village, in a charming teahouse famed for its apple liquor!

    • 21.7 miles
    • 531.5 ft
      4,704.7 ft
      4,173.2 ft
    • Apple Garden Teahouse, Junbesi
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  8. Day 8Ringbu Loop

    One of the best days of the trip is ahead of us- a fast and exciting ride through the surrounding hillside villages. The trail begins with a challenging climb, where we'll have to push the bike on some sections.

    After this, the rest of the trail is a fast and flowy track through the jungle with rock and root sections, followed by a small river crossing and a small section of carrying.

    You'll stop for lunch in one of the villages, surrounded by views of the Everest Himalayas, before the last section of the ride back to Phaplu. It's a fast and flat downhill jeep track all the way to the village.

    • 18 miles
    • -498.7 ft
      2,194.9 ft
      2,693.6 ft
    • Everest Hotel, Phaplu
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  9. Day 9Phaplu to Kathmandu

    In the morning prepare for departure by packing up the bikes and sending them back to Kathmandu via truck. You'll take the more scenic option, a 30-minute flight with stunning overhead views of the scenery you've been riding for the past week. You'll have some time to check in to your hotel and get refreshed, maybe do some last-minute souvenir shopping, before meeting up for a farewell dinner in the lively Kathmandu district of Thamel. 

    • International Guest House, Kathmandu
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  10. Day 10Departure

    After breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport to catch your flight out of Nepal. Or if you'd like to extend your stay, the local guides can help you prolong your cycling adventure with more travel arrangements.

    • Breakfast