Central Nepal Mountain Biking

A heady mix of urban and rural rides.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Kakani, Kalika, Sarangkot

11 days

£1209 per person

Trip Info

Overview

The Central Nepal Mountain Biking adventure offers rides through two of Nepal’s most interesting and ancient cities, trails through the breathtaking countryside, and downhill sections from the Himalayan foothills. Enjoy a heady mix of urban and rural rides with the expert leaders.

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"Thank you for organising such a great trip for us. We had a wonderful time and loved every bit if it." Celine and Gary Moyes, UK.

Day 1 - Dinner

Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel

Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner, a chance to taste Nepalese cuisine, or taste one of a range of other dishes if you prefer.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu

Morning & Afternoon: After Breakfast meet your biking guide to find you a suitable bike and kit. Ride out through the city and cross-country around the valley to get acclimatised to riding in Nepal and get to know your guide. Lunch provided on the trail.

Ride Distance: 12 – 16 miles

Around the Kathmandu Valley

Around the Kathmandu Valley

Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nagarkot | Kathmandu | Bhaktapur

Morning & Afternoon: Travel by 4×4 to Nagarkot hill station (2195m) on the eastern edge of the Kathmandu Valley. Ride a six mile single trail and technical downhill, followed by another six mile single trail through rice paddy and off-road trails. Continue for about two miles uphill and then a three mile B-road back into the city. Lunch provided on the trail.

Ride Distance: 16 – 22 miles

Nagarkot

Nagarkot

Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Chisapani | Kathmandu | Sundarijal

Morning & Afternoon: Take a 4×4 and drive about two and a half hours to the start of today’s ride, Chisapani, north-east of Kathmandu. Ride uphill for two miles and push the bike to the top of Shivapuri. Enjoy a ten mile downhill ride to Sundarijal. Today covers single trails, technical stretches and downhill inside the beautiful Shivapuri National Park. Lunch provided on the trail.

Ride Distance: 12 – 18 miles

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kakani | Kathmandu

Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast take a 4×4 for about an hour to Kakani (2030m). First ride is a two mile single trail uphill inside the Shivapuri National Park followed by a three mile single trail downhill known as Scar Route. Then ride a three mile trail up, flat and down. Another two mile ride inside the National Park, a two mile uphill trail and then a five mile downhill technical. Lunch at Gokarna Village Resort.

Ride Distance: 18 miles

Kakani

Kakani

Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu | Pokhara

Morning: Early breakfast then short walk to the coach. Leave hotel at 6.30am for 7.00am to catch the coach to Pokhara, about a seven hour journey with lunch en route.

Afternoon: Arrive and check-in to your hotel 2-3pm. Rest of the day is free.

Ride Distance: Rest Day

Pokhara

Pokhara

Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Peace Stupa

Morning: After breakfast ride three miles on flat roads around the lake and five miles uphill  to the Peace Stupa (1600m) on top of a hill south-east of Pokhara.

Afternoon: Have lunch then ride five miles of technical downhill through forest trails and two miles back to your hotel.

Ride Distance: 12 – 15 miles

Pokhara Peace Stupa

Pokhara Peace Stupa

Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Sarangkot

Morning & Afternoon: Breakfast then a 4×4 to Sarangkot (1700m) north of Pokhara, today ride a trail three miles up and down, then eight miles of flowing downhill to the lake and two miles to the city or lunch.

Ride Distance: 12 – 15 miles

Sarangkot

Sarangkot

Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Kalika

Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast travel by 4×4 to Kalika, six miles to Begnas Lake and ride back to Pokhara by road for twelve miles. Lunch on arrival.

Ride Distance: 17 – 22 miles

Begnas Lake

Begnas Lake

Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Kathmandu

Morning: Early breakfast then short walk to the coach. Leave hotel at 6.30am for 7.00am to catch the coach to Kathmandu, about a seven hour journey with lunch en route.

Afternoon: Arrive and check-in to your hotel 2-3pm. Rest of the day is free.

Evening: Enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner.

Durbar Square Kathmandu

Durbar Square Kathmandu

Day 11 - Breakfast, Lunch

Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

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Our Prices

Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.

1 person £1769

2 people £1239 per person

3 people £1059 per person

4 people or more £969 per person

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation
  • Bike hire, if required
  • Private mountain biking guide
  • Support vehicle, 4×4
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives

Excluded from your holiday

Value for Money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with us again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras, less services or the quality may not be as good.

 

  • Day 1
    Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu
  • Day 3
    Nagarkot | Kathmandu | Bhaktapur
  • Day 4
    Chisapani | Kathmandu | Sundarijal
  • Day 5
    Kakani | Kathmandu
  • Day 6
    Kathmandu | Pokhara
  • Day 7
    Pokhara | Peace Stupa
  • Day 8
    Pokhara | Sarangkot
  • Day 9
    Pokhara | Kalika
  • Day 10
    Pokhara | Kathmandu
  • Day 11
    Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday not knowing but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min

Language: Nepali

Food Of Nepal

Nepalese Food Culture

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

Yak Attack Mountain Bike Stage

 

When to Go to Nepal

Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of  the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

Central Nepal Mountain Biking

The best time of the year for this trip is November to May.

Personalise your unique adventure

Tailor-made Holidays

We design trips around the needs, interests, and budgets of single travellers, couples, families, small groups, Scout groups and schools.

So, personalise your unique adventure with these add-ons and don’t hesitate to let our professional Travel Consultants know about any needs or interests that aren’t listed, we love a challenge!

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Spa Massage

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A full body massage, popular after mountain biking.

Mountain Flight

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Half-a-day add-on. Fly for one of the best views of Everest and the Himalayas.

Paragliding

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Paraglide around Pokhara with a safe and reliable company and professional instructors.

Bungy Jump

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Jump at a safe and reliable bungy site in one of the world's most beautiful landscapes.

Yoga Meditation

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Half-a-day add-on. Very popular - Join a class for all abilities.

Extra Day Kathmandu

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Add an extra day, popular after mountain biking to get some added relaxation.