Cycling around Nepal
Surrounded by spectacular vistas and rhododendron forests, which give way to bamboo groves, you will encounter the marvelous culture of the people, with a mix of Aryan and Mongoloid people. The Annapurna Himal lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. It spans a total of 40 miles and incorporates twelve peaks that are higher than 7000m
Day-2: Nagarkot, cycle to Nagarkot
Day-3: Cycle and visit Bhaktapur
Day-4: Drive to Pokhara
Day-5: Fly to Jomsom, ride to Kagbeni
Day-6: Cycle to Muktinath
Day-7-8: Cycle part of Annapurna circuit
Day-9: Cycle part Annapurna Circuit, transfer to Pokara
Day-10: Free day Pokara
Day-11: Fly to Kathmandu
Day-12: Depart Kathmandu
Day-1: KathmanduArrival transfer, included dinner, overnight at Thamel Eco Resort
Day-2: Nagarkot, cycle to Nagarkot, overnight hotel (B-L)After breakfast, transfer by road to Bhaktapur to avoid traffic, then cycle to Nagarkot on nice backroads and through pine forest. As we pedal along the rim of the valley we pass terraced farmland and houses that seem to cling to the hillside. When we reach the top of the hill we are rewarded with the our first glimpses of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas.
Day-3: Cycle and visit BhaktapurAfter an early morning breakfast we ride west to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an ancient city, with beautiful Newari art and a wonderful cultural heritage. There are many lovely temples and palace squares to explore.
Day-4: Drive to PokharaFree morning. In the early afternoon we drive to Pokara. On a clear day the views from here over the lake are breathtaking. There is plenty of time to enjoy this city and make some last minute preparations for our ride up in the Himalayas.
Day-5: Fly to Jomsom, ride to Kagbeni, overnight guesthouse (B-L-D)A spectacular morning flight will bring us to Jomsom, a lovely village nestled in the Annapurna mountain range at 2800m. We then cycle to Kagbeni, only two hours away. This is perfect way to get acclimatised to the higher altitudes. In the afternoon we will go out on foot and explore the valley. This was one of the major trading routes between Tibet and India. The traders brought salt from Tibet and barley, spices and cloth from India. We stay overnight in Kagbeni.
Day-6:Cycle to Muktinath (B-L-D), guesthouseWe set off early for a strenuous ride uphill to the spiritual hub of Muktinath. A jeep can be used for those who can't make the strenuous uphill.
Day-7-8: Cycle Annapurna circuit (B-L-D), guesthouseFrom today our ride is mostly downhill until we get back towards Pokara. Don't be deceived though, the adventure is far from downhill with the legendary mountain views! We cycle along the parts of the Annapurna Circuit and we stop overnight in lovely authentic local villages.
Day-9:Cycle Annapurna Circuit (B-L-D)The last day of cycling is just few hours, finishing at Beni. Our bus will be waiting for us. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.
Day-10:Free day Pokara
Day-11: Fly to Kathmandu
Afternoon city tour, overnight Thamel Eco Resort
Day-12:Departure day, airport departure transfer
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|Kathmandu Holy Muktinath Tour||Annapurna Tilicho Lakes|
Day-1 Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)
Day-2 Kathmandu Nuwakot Dhading Aarughat
Day-3 Mountain Biking from Gorkha Aarughat to Pokhara.
Day-4 Fly to Jomsom after arrival bike ride to Kagbeni
Day-5 Cycling from Kagbeni to Kalopani.
Day-6 Full day mountain bike tour at Jomsom to Muktinath and back to Kagbeni.
Day-7 Cycling from Kagbeni to Baglung
Day-8 Cycling from Baglung to Pokhara
Day-9 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day-10 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day-2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day-3: Drive: Kathmandu / Besishar (760m) / Khundi (790m)
Day-4: Khudi / Bhaunadanda (1310m) Total Cycle: 19km
Day-5: Bhaunadanda / Tal (1700m) Total Cycle: 12km, 600hm, Rideable 45%
Day-6: Tal / Chame (2670m) Total Cycle: 21.8km, 985hm, Rideable 60%
Day-7: Chame / Pisang (3300m) Total Cycle: 16.4km, 600hm, Rideable 48%
Day-8: Pisang / Manang (3540m) Total Cycle: 17.2km, 400hm, Rideable 95%
Day-9: Manang / Khangsar (3,750m) Rideable 50%, Time: 5 hrs
Day-10: Khangsar / Tilicho Lake Base Camp (4,200m) Rideable 55%
Day-11:Early morning ride to the Tilicho Lake and back to Khangsar (3,750m) Rideable 40%
Day-12: Khangsar / Manang (3540m) Rideable 50%
Day-13: Continue to Letdar (4200m)
Day-14: Letdar / Thorung Phedi (4450m) Total Cycle: 19km, 910hm, Rideable 75%
Day-15: Cross Thorung La (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m) Total Cycle: 22.4km, Rideable 60%
Day-16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) Cycle: 25.6km, Rideable 95%
Day-17: Jomsom / Kalopani (2530m) Cycle: 26.2km, Rideable 90%
Day-18: Kalopani / Tatopani (1190m) Cycle: 24.4km, Rideable 75%
Day-19: Bike until Beni Baazar ( 830m). Drive to Pokhara (79km) Total Cycle: 24km, 90% ride-able
Day-20: Fly to Kathmandu (1310m)
Day-22: Fly back After breakfast, we transfer you back to the airport for your onward departure flights
Day-23: Depart Kathmandu
Yes you do. We (Nomadic Adventures) do not allow anyone to climb with us unless they have adequate travel insurance. Adequate, means you must be covered for
1) trekking or hiking - this may sound strange, but many insurance list that as an exclusion.
2) altitude up to 6,000 meters. Most travel insurance providers do not include this under their standard option and often limit it to 3500m or less.
3) Sprains strains and physiotherapy - yes, many insurers exclude this, though ironically, this is what you will most likely need cover for.
4) personal accident - this is the horrible part of insurance. Yes, you need to be covered in the case of death. We are often told by clients - "if anything happens to me, just leave me there." It is not that simple. Bodies need to be brought home or laid to rest overseas, and this can run into thousands of dollars, creating a huge burden on family members.
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