Nepal Mountain Bike Trip

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Nepal Mountain Bike Trips

Challenge yourself physically while taking on the technical trails of Nepal, all while taking in 8 of the worlds largest peaks. The Everest Epic. 

 

In true Haku fashion we have searched out a biking route that you will not find on our competitors sites. This ride will take you to places where you will see 8 out of the world's 14 largest peaks, all over 26,000ft / 8000m! Physically demanding and filled with epic single track this ride will take you on some of the most amazing trails Nepal has to offer. 

The trip starts in Katmandu where you can soak in the local culture and then it heads out into the stunning Everest Region passing though the heardlands of the famous sherpa people. Once in the Everest region the views are breathtaking and the days are action packed with both climbing and thrilling descents. 

We will find ourselves the highest on Pikey Peak at 13,400 ft / 4091m. The panoramic views will be insane and  we will get a 6500ft / 2000m descent! We then base ourselves for a few days in the Solu region. Here we will have some shuttle days of mostly all downhill before flying back to Kathmandu. We will celebrate in style as we recap this seriously amazing trip of a lifetime. 

 


Details for the Nepal Mountain Bike Trips:

 

Your 10 day itinerary price includes:

  • Hotel nights based on standard rooms on twin share, nights camping and local teahouses*
  • 24 Meals as per the itinerary, D,/ B, L, / B,L,D/ B,L,D/ B, L, D/  B, L, D/ B, L, D/ B, L, D/ B, D/ B
  • Airport Pick up and Drop Off
  • All Biking transport and shuttles
  • Return flight to Kathmandu during itinerary
  • A local city guide and entrance fees for the bazaar  on our walk to the Bazaar
  • Your local bike guide and all their expenses for the trip
  • Entrance fees and permits for all trails on the itinerary. Any changes requested by the clients can incur fees. 
  • First aid kit appropriate for the group size and routes taken – if you require or are taking specific medications it is critical that you discuss this with us prior to your trip departure

 

* Note: Local tea houses are basic but clean. They generally do not have attached bathrooms or hot showers. We have not included the cost for attached bathrooms, hot showers, or for battery charging as they may or may not be available and the price varies in each tea house. 

 

Not included:

  • Mountain bike rental
  • 4 Meals not included in the 10 days, Day 1: B, L/ Day 2: D/ Day 10:  L/  On the 11th day that you fly out there are no meals. 
  • Any gear or equipment that you may need to rent/buy - please ask us if you would like any advice about gear to bring/buy/rent
  • Single supplement for hotels/tea rooms/tents
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and emergency rescue / evacuation that covers all of the activities you will undertake during your trip should this be required for any reason. This is  required as the minimum insurance cover.
  • Additional services and activities such as but not limited to: additional nights, optional trips and sightseeing tours.
  • Personal expenses: mineral water, soft drinks, bar bills, entrance, photography fees at monasteries, laundry, telephone calls, postage, donations, extra snacks....
  • Tips for your city guide, drivers, hotels, restaurants etc. Please ask if you would like guidance about appropriate tips.
  • International flights to and from Kathmandu; Nepal visa fees and international airport taxes; any excess baggage charges.
  • Costs incurred due to unforeseen events such as but not limited to: natural disasters, adverse road conditions, flight delays, labour strikes, fuel shortages, extreme exchange rate changes, etc.

 


 

The Everest Epic!

10 Days of Shredding Nepal's Best Trails

 

Arrival to Kathmandu:

Day 1: We will pick you up from the airport and save you from the crazy crowd that awaits. We will take you to your hotel where we can drop your things and relax or if you feel energetic and have arrived with enough time to explore, that is exactly what we will do. Take a walk though secret alleyways and into the ancient courtyards of Kathmandu.

In the late afternoon we will have a briefing to prepare you for the adventure ahead of us, put our bikes together and enjoy a traditional Newari dinner at one of the tastiest restaurants of Kathmandu. 

Meals: Dinner

The Scar Route and Shivapuri National Park

Day 2: Today we will ride the start of one of the most infamous trails in and around the Kathmandu valley, the Scar Route. You will have your first serious views of the Himalayan Range where the mountains seem super close and huge*. After a short climb we will enter into the Shivapuri National Park 

Once inside the park we really start the single track! We climb for 4km and then descend for 4km on fast technical jungle trails. From there, we contour around the park boundary on jeep trails to Danda Gaun, where we have a delicious Nepali lunch waiting for us in a lovely garden.

After lunch we head out to another sweet single track. This route has some technical climbing and fast downhill sections over 5km of terrain before shooting us out onto a 4km climb on jeep trails that will lead us to the final descents into the Kathmandu valley. We end up at the Boudhanath Stupa, where we will spend the night in a hotel nearby the stupa.

The evening is free to wander around the stupa area and have dinner and drinks in one of the many great restaurants overlooking the stupa.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Nagarkot, Home of the Asian Enduro Nepal Race.

Day 3:  Today we transfer out to the Kathmandu valley rim. We will be on the eastern side at Nagarkot. Inside the Nepal Rangers training area is a sweet loop called the "Ranger Trail." If the rangers are not training that morning we will have a chance to ride the loop. If that is not possible there are many fun trails around Nagarkot that we can ride. In fact, Nagarkot is home of the Asian Enduro Nepal race. We will definitely hit one of the trails used for this race that will take us down towards Nala, a valley deep below Nagarkot. From here we will climb towards our last destination of the day, Dhulikhel. We will spend the night with killer views of the main Himalayan Range.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Himalayan Roads and Epic Views of Everest

Day 4: We leave Dhulikhel in the early morning, as we have a big drive day ahead of us. We will drive though the mountains of Nepal crossing rivers and winding our way along mountain roads until we reach our destination in Sigane. Here in Sigane, the peaks of the Numbur Himal section of the Himalayan Range will come into view. We will get to know these mountains well over the next few days. 

After a long car ride we will unload the bikes and stretch out our legs, we will be rewarded with views of Everest and the Numbur Himal! We will stop at a small tea house in Japre where we will sleep for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Pike Peak Base Camp 12,000ft/3640m

Today we will head out and climb on a grassy ridge towards a lodge with amazing views of the Everest Range. We will head towards Pike Peak passing old yak herders houses and a long Mani Stone wall. We will ride though forests filled with rhododendrons until we reach the base camp for Pike Peak in the early afternoon. 

There’s just one lodge here at 12,00ft/3640m, with four rooms in a separate building, so we will sleep in our cosy tents and use the dining room as our hangout. It’s a short climb to the summit at 4065m but unless there’s an unusually clear evening it’s better to climb for sunrise.

 

Accommodation: Camp/tea house

Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 06:  360 Degrees of Killer Mountain Views

Today we will hike to the top of Pike Peak where we will have a stunning 360 degrees view! We will see the main Himalayan range from Mt. Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world, to Annapurna, Mt Everest and even more peaks over 26,000ft/8000m. Panoramas just don’t get better than this!  

The climb with our bikes to the peak will be about 1.5 hours, we will then spend an hour at the top to take pictures and to enjoy the views. We will be rewarded with one of the most amazing downhills in Nepal with over 6500ft/2000m of descent! Our 15mi/20 km ride will give us amazing views all day long!

We sleep tonight in a local tea house.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: B, L, D

 

For the next three days we will be based out of the same tea house so that we can do a variety of rides in the area. Here are some of the options! 

 

Day 07 - Traditional Yak Herders and Jungle Single Track

Waking up to the sight of Numbur Himal is a great way to start the day! Lets load up the jeeps for a shuttle ride!  We will head up to Ratnagi at 10,800ft/3300m. Ratnagi is a traditional yak herders camp where you will see the temporary shelters of the herders. Through years of tradition they preserve the milk of their yaks and cattle by making cheese and butter. Check out the view tower for a nice shot of Everest on a clear day. 

Today's downhill is one sweet single track inside jungle for almost the entire ride. The 10 km downhill is both fluid and technical.  

We will have lunch at Dorpu and for those who want more it is possible to go back up and do the downhill again. Otherwise we pack up the bikes and drive back to the tea house where there will be chilled beers waiting.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: B, L, D

Day 08 - Drive to Ratnagi, Ride to Nela, Drive to Salleri

Wake up to another shuttle ride! Today we will head south along Silgodee Danda almost entirely on single track. We then start slightly downhill towards Chyalsa where we will stop for tea before another undulating section. 

 

We now start a long section where there are no snacks of any kind to buy, so please make sure you carry snacks and plenty of water. The trail is mainly downhill with a big mix of forest, villages and fields. We eventually reach Nele Bazaar. We will see if we can be here for a Tuesday which is the big market day for which people from near and far come to do their shopping. We will have a late lunch before packing up the bikes and driving back to our tea house.

 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: B, L, D

          

Adventure Travel:

Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in the mountains, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travellers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!