Nepal has become recognized as one of the greatest mountain biking destinations in the world, and this superb two-week cross-country route is an acknowledged classic, which links together a maze of remote village paths between Pokhara and Kathmandu. If fast cross-country routes are your delight and you enjoy testing yourself on single track, this is the ideal mountain biking choice. Altitude does not normally pose a problem as the biking is mainly around 2000 metres, but as over 7 kilometres of ascent and descent accumulate within the distance, previous off-road experience is necessary. After a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu, a couple of days are spent exploring the area's single track routes, including the Kali Horseshoe with its stunning views of the Annapurna Massif, and the picturesque Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). After that the route heads eastwards, via the valleys of the Trisuli and Marshyangdi rivers and the famous ridge-top town of Gorkha, and forges on to complete a testing, mile-high climb to the Kathmandu valley rim. Such effort is more than rewarded by the incredible panorama of Himalayan peaks spread out below Kakani. The culmination of this superb expedition is an exhilarating downhill descent on the 'Kathmandu Race Route', bringing to an end the ultimate Nepalese XC bike ride.
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This style of trip is organized for specific groups of people (families, friends,school and college students, colleagues, business associates etc.), and is closed to outsiders. If you are interested in this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.
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This trip departure is open to all. However, if you are interested in this particular trip departure date but want your own private group, then please get in touch with us.
Lodge Based Trip/Trek
This trip/trek is lodge (teahouse) based. All accommodation, including food, is provided in local lodges. Occasionally however, where a large group is concerned we may choose to send our own cook along, as well, to take care of your food hygiene and to cook some special additional items.We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s) and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.
Camping Based Trip/Trek
This trip/trek is camping (tent) based. We will provide one 3-man tent for every two people, also single tents, where requested, on payment of supplementary costs. All food and drinks are provided by our experienced cook and his kitchen team. We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s), cook, kitchen crew, food and drink, and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.
Guide, Accommodation & Porter only
In this trip neither food nor transportation is included. Clients are responsible for food and local transportation, and our responsibility is to provide insured guide, insured porter, and all necessary permits. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Clients pay for their own accommodation. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, We can arrange hotels and international airport transfer, on request.
Self Guided Budget Trip
This trip is specially designed for low-budget travellers who prefer fairly basic facilities with reduced services. It is a pre-requisite that a porter is hired for any self-guided trip, which is an ideal set-up for those who enjoy independent travel with minimum cost. We have added support to minimise the hard work of planning and costing, and we will be available to help in the unlikely event of an emergency. We will arrange all documentation (including permits), before you arrive in Nepal, so that you are free to get on with your adventure, relying only on your porter to help you on your way. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Hotel accommodation, local transportation and international airport transfers may be arranged, on request.
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