Ride the Himalayas with views of Mt. Everest
Camp in far flung destinations and be nearer to the less frequented trails
Meet kindred seekers of action
Roll on trails that are rarely visited by tourists

Mountain Bike Kathmandu to Pokhara

Duration
11 days
Site savings
$60
From
$1,940 USD

This Nepal mountain biking tour explores the culture and pageantry of the three tiny kingdoms of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur before heading to Gorkha. Visit the palace of the former principality of Gorkha and learn about Gurkha warriors before riding on to a Hindu temple that celebrates the goddess Kali. The bike tour ends in Pokhara, once on the trade route between India and China, and now the base for trekkers on the Annapurna circuit. You'll camp on the route so that you can ride through areas that are less frequented and unspoiled.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    11 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    4 - Advanced
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
    Rugged
  • Distance
    215.6 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    24.2 miles
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The ultimate mountain biking experience – ride with views of the highest mountains in the world! As you skirt along the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Pokhara you will have glorious views of the Langtang and Annapurna range and catch glimpses of Mt. Everest. Land-locked Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains and to more than 240 peaks over 6,000 m/ 20,000 ft above sea level.

A land of Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas, yaks and rhinos, peaks and valleys, Nepal offers up an endless number of surprises. The Kathmandu Valley was once home to three tiny kingdoms – Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur - and each left behind stunning architecture, an artistic culture and rich pageantry that you will explore before heading to Gorkha. Here, in the 18th Century, the ruler of the small principality of Gorkha formed a unified Nepal from a number of independent hill states. After a visit to the palace and learning about Gurkha warriors it is on to a Hindu temple that celebrates the goddess Kali. The tour ends in Pokhara, once on the trade route between India and China, and now the base for trekkers on the Annapurna circuit.

As you cycle from ridge to ridge you'll encounter the friendly smiles and openness of the Nepali people. You'll camp on the route so that you can ride through areas that are less frequented and unspoiled. Once out of Kathmandu you'll see very few westerners passing through – especially not on mountain bikes.

This is a spectacular ride with thrilling descents and challenging climbs, panoramic views and an opportunity to experience a different Nepal from those on the well-frequented trekking routes.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • All meals included
  • Water, snacks and fresh fruit while cycling.
  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Basic bike repair and maintenance toolset available at all times
  • Clean and comfortable accommodations
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa (mandatory)
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available