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In the Shadow of the Himalayas
This tour explores the gorgeous surrounds of Nepal, radiating out from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Jomsom to Shivapuri National Park, the extraordinary Kali Gandaki Valley, and the Mustang mountains. You'll ride singletrack high above Kathmandu, sleep in family-run teahouses, follow a riverside trail between the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, relax in the hot springs of tiny, hospitable Tatopani, climb and descend within sight of snow-capped peaks among the tallest in the world, spend a day in the cosmopolitan city of Pokhara, and reach the top of Lubra Pass. There is no better week in Nepal.
- CategoryMountain Biking
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration13 days
- Culture LevelOut There
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation4 - Challenging
- Distance116.8 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance14.9 miles
Many mountain bike routes lay claim to the title of the World's Greatest, only the Kali Gandaki Valley trails, in the Mustang region of Nepal, can claim to be surrounded by five-mile-high peaks. Every night you'll stay in teahouses run by local villagers and stocked with good food and local beverages.
The Kali Gandaki Valley – the deepest valley in the world – marries natural grandeur, local culture and relative luxury in a combination found nowhere else. This mountain biking holiday in Nepal, on the roof of the world, offers a delightful variety of riding experiences: tough climbs, technical descents, fast, flowing singletrack, and the most spectacular views you can imagine.
You'll also experience an incredible flight on the route between Pokhara and Jomsom.
Riding the trails of the legendary Annapurna Circuit and the lower Mustang region, at altitudes from 1,500m to 4,000m (4,900ft to 13,000ft), this mountain biking holiday in Nepal will take you to some of the most beautiful and unexplored places on the planet, where you will experience the most emotional mountain biking of your life.
Cycling in the Mustang region will show you some of the best places you have ever visited. The experience is further enhanced by the unique local culture, lifestyle and traditions. Mustang is a great alternative for travellers who want to experience real Tibetan culture as it was in the past. The Loba (Lo Pa) people are ethnic Tibetan and practice a form of Buddhism from the Sakya lineage.