Bike Hike Pokhara to Kathmandu

Pokhara to Kathmandu – an awe inspiring off-road challenge for mountain biking adventurers. Cycle along the mighty Himalayas. This is your chance to test your mountain biking skills on remote paths otherwise used only by villagers and their buffalo or holy cows. A remarkable adventure that puts you on the off road trail linking two major cities in Nepal, Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Your biking trip begins from Pokhara, an amazing place in the stunning backdrop of Mt. Annapurna and Manaslu range and famous for its placid lakes. Rest of the journey is tracing an assortment of broad foot paths, old jeep trails and some technical single tracks. We make your way across remote territory that’s seldom visited by westerners. Challenging ascents as well as some incredible descents combine to makes this special off-road biking a Great biker’s dream.

Duration: 10 Days.
Best Time: October to December & March to May.
Focus: Culture, People, villages, Stunning Mountain views & off road biking.
Experience: One need good experience on bikes and has to be fit to take the challenge.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon free or take an optional guided city tour. Overnight in hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara
Drive/fly to Pokhara, the lake city at an altitude of 830m. Rest and prepare for the biking trip. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Bike to Begnas Tal
Bike from Pokhara up to Kali village, here we turn off to descend through the farm village to the shores of Begnas Tal. Begnas Lake, is the second largest lake of Pokhara Valley is situated at an altitude of 650m. It is located in the Siswa village on the eastern part of Pokhara and is 13 km away from the Pokhara city. It covers an area of 3 sq. km. Average water depth of the lake is 9.37 and the maximum water depth is 13.84m.

Day 04: Begnas Tal – Damauli
Today we ride from hotel across the Sundari Danda (ridge) from where we can see both Rupa and Begnas lakes on right and left respectively. From here we climb steep uphill about 2 km with altitude gain of 100m and again we have uphill of 2km with dense forest and we reached to Saure Bhanjyang where jeep track ended and we take steep downhill walking trail washed by monsoon rain but rideable on dry season.

We will bike via Baguwa village to Karpurtar through beautiful rice fields where the intersection of three roads, one goes to Besisahar, one goes to Sundari Bazar and one goes to Damauli (Karpurtar to Damauli 38km). We ride towards Damauli via suspension bridge on Madhi and Mitini Khola and stay in Damauli in a hotel.

Day 05: Damauli – Turture
Today’s ride involves some down hills interspersed with a lot of climb, with easy ride to Ghansi Kuwa (Grass cutter built well). From here we take a left on the dirt red mud trail and climb to Ramjung Ki Vardan (5km with 310m altitude gain); an old Rama temple over there. Then we ride through single trek via Tanahu Gaon and forest and reach Mel Danda from where we can see towering Fishtail mountain. After 1.5 hrs uphill and downhill riding we reach Chainpur Maibahal and take a rest for half an hour and head towards Turture. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 06: Gorkha
Near the start of the Annapurna Circuit trek, we cross the Marshyangdi river and reach to the deserted airport and ride uphill and downhill to the Luitel village, a remote village from where we can see Fishtail mountain and Ganesh Himal. Then we descend down to the Daraundi Khola and after crossing the river we reach Chepetar. From here it takes us 1hour to get into the main Gorkha road called 13km point and then we ride to the Gorkha palace (1100 m). We ride around historical Durbar square of Gorkha. Home of the Royal family and Gurkha soldiers, Gorkha has much of historical interest. Overinight hotel.

Day 07: Arughat
A stunning action packed day, our ultimate goal, having made our wild descent into the Buri Gandaki Valley to Arughat. Overnight hotel.

Day 08: Trishuli
The only long section of trip, we ride and drive via Dhading and Galchhi to Trisuli. Overnight hotel.

Day 09: Kathmandu
An exciting mix of jeep track and single track, today’s ride is mostly uphill till Kakani (2080 m) intersection. Then trip’s glorious finale is a downhill fast descent via Raniban forest, which brings us to the crowded capital city of Kathmandu. The long slog is rewarded by spectacular views of the Himalayas. Overnight in hotel.

Day 10: Departure: Early morning departure transfer to the airport or take one of our great Treks, rafting or wildlife experience in Chitwan National Park.

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