Nepal On Bicycle

When we think of Mountain Biking, what comes in our mind? Windy roads, rough terrain, beautiful scenery, exotic places, cultural settlement and so on. Nepal is even called Mecca for mountain biking as it is rich in all the things a cyclist look for. From high mountains to Terai’s plain field, from Hilly terrain to exotic national parks, Nepal is one of the top destinations for cycling enthusiasts around the world. Moreover, Nepal is home to magnificent Natural beauties, traditional and untouched civilizations, rich wildlife, and friendly people. Cycling around Nepal is one of the best ways to experience its beauty rather than trekking or on a vehicle.

While there are plenty of mountain biking options like Annapurna Circuit, Upper Mustang, Langtang region, etc., Swotah has carefully designed a cycling trail to give you best Nepal experience by including multi cities and villages to give you the better sense of Nepal and adventure. This trail includes all the major touristic places as well as overlooked places that one must visit.
Trip Code: NOB22
Starts: Pokhara
Finishes: Kathmandu
Duration: 18 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 4 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3281m/ 10764.4ft
Trip Views: 416
Activities: Overland Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 17
Lunch: 14
Dinner: 15
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Hotel: 17 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Average cycling per day is more or less 70 KM
  • This trip will cover more than 10 different cities and villages in Nepal
  • Cultural, religious as well as historical places have been included in the itinerary
  • The trip is customizable

Why this Trip

  • If you are a Mountain Biking fanatic and looking for your next adventure, think of riding near the tallest mountains accompanied by serene nature and warm people then this trip is for you from Swotah Travel.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    You will be landing in the city of Temples. One of our representatives will be there to escort you directly to our office first for briefing of the itinerary. Right after that you will check-in at the hotel for refreshment. In the evening, we will be seeking your presence at a cultural restaurant with traditional Nepali food for dinner and itinerary briefing.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick up service
    • Welcome Dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU TO POKHARA LAKESIDE, PEACE PAGODA
    During the day, we will leave for the beautiful city, Pokhara on deluxe tourist bus along with your cycle. Lunch on the way. After around 6-8 hours’ drive we reach Pokhara in the afternoon, perfect for evening stroll near lakeside and short hike or visit to World peace pagoda. Overnight at Lakeside.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private Vehicle
  • placeDAY 3 : POKHARA CYCLING TO NAUDANDA AND RETURN (35 KM)
    Waking up in the city of lakes is a wonderful feeling in itself. After breakfast we will depart for Naudada, one of the best scenic trails for experiencing the rural life of Nepal. Yow will be astonished by the views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, Phewa lakes, Pokhara valley, Paragliding and hilly farming terrace land. Cycling back to Pokhara and overnight in Pokhara. After reaching the hotel, you can chill on the banks of Phewa Lake or take a boat to see the magnificent view surrounding the lake.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
    • Sightseeing around Pokhara
  • placeDAY 4 : POKHARA TO BANDIPUR VIA BEGNAS LAKE (80 KM)
    Next day we will head towards the cultural ancient city, Bandipur, a living museum of Newari Culture, more or less 80 km from Pokhara. Its main street is lined with traditional row houses which reflect the past culture and lifestyle. With its attractive 18th-century architecture, pedestrian zone and outdoor dining, it has a distinctly European feel. It's amazing how the way it looks reflects as if time has stood still here. You will be delighted to spend the night in this village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 5 : BANDIPUR TO GORKHA (55 KM)
    After the cultural town of Bandipur we will be heading to the historical town, Gorkha. Gorkha is a crucial place in the history of Nepal since the unification campaign of Nepal was initiated. We will visit the 16th-century Gorkha Durbar which is a fort, palace and temple all in one after cycling for about 55 km. It lays high above on a knife-edge ridge, with superb views over the Trisuli Valley and magnificent panoramas of the soaring peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himalaya. Moreover, we will visit the famous Gorkha Museum and Temples.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 6 : GORKHA TO DEVGHAT (150 KM)
    This is a day for Hindu pilgrims. Devghat is a more or less 150 Km ride, which is home to various temples and caves of Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints. There are numerous ashrams where various religious activities are performed all year round. You can bathe at the junction of the Krishna Gandaki River well known for its rare 'Saligram Sheela (Holy Stone), which Hindu devotees worship as Lord Vishnu. On the way to Devghat we have an option to ride on the cable car and visit much accolade Manakamana Temple, a temple dedicated to Goddess and it is believed that the goddess fulfills all of your wishes.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 7 : DEVGHAT TO SAURAHA (150 KM)
    This day, after breakfast we will cycle to Sauraha, about 150 km from Devghat. You will be excited to visit Chitwan National Park, which is rich in flora and faunas. While in Sauraha, we can observe distinct Tharu culture unlike any other part of Nepal.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing around Chitwan
    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 8 : SAURAHA EXCURSION
    Out and about in Chitwan National Park such as Jungle Safari, museum, Tharu villages, elephant breeding center, elephant riding and so on.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing around Sauraha
  • placeDAY 9 : SAURAHA TO HETAUDA (70 KM)
    Leaving Sauraha behind, we will now be heading towards Hetauda. The city is famous for scenic beauty as well as cultural beauty. Visit to Temples, Makwanpur Gadhi, Herbal farms and Memorial Park. It's 70 km ride or more. Overnight at Hetauda.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Small Manakamana Temple
    • Bhutan Devi Temple
    • Samari River
  • placeDAY 10 : HETAUDA TO DAMAN (65 KM)
    About 65 km from Hetauda is Daman, a small village, marketplace, and another great balcony view point to see beautiful Himalayan range. Daman gives you the most spectacular view of the mountains from Dhaulagiri to Mt. Everest in whole of Nepal. Daman is also a favorite spot to enjoy the snow. Overnight at Daman.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 11 : DAMAN TO PATAN (60 KM)
    Today we will enter Kathmandu Valley via Kirtipur, Pharping, and Chobhar. Known for its art and wonderful squares, Patan, also known as the land of Artisans, is a great place to spend the night. Overnight at Patan.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 12 : PATAN TO DHULIKHEL (30 KM)
    Leaving Patan behind, today, we will head outside the valley towards Dhulikhel, another great retreat center in Nepal known for beautiful mountain views and chilled weather. Overnight at Dhulikhel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 13 : DHULIKHEL TO BHAKTAPUR (20 KM)
    Next morning we will visit one of the famous durbar squares i.e. Bhaktapur Durbar Square via Namobudhha. Bhaktapur, an open museum is a beautiful Newar city rich in ancient arts, religious values, fabulous cultural traditions, architectural masterpieces and ancient sculptures that date back to 100s of years ago. Overnight at Bhaktapur.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 14 : BHAKTAPUR TO KATHMANDU (20 KM)
    Finally, today, we will be back to Kathmandu via Changunaryan Temple (Oldest Temple in Nepal), Sankhu and Budanilkantha (Entrance to Shivapuri National Park).

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 15 : KATHMANDU TOUR
    Kathmandu is the heart of Nepal, a melting pot and an eclectic mix of the past and the present. Today, we will be seeing its best places that include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Cycling
  • placeDAY 16 : SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU
    We will visit all the places that we couldn’t on the previous day such as Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar Square as per your preference and the availability of time. You also have the option to do mountain flight in the morning to experience the magnificent view of all those gigantic mountain ranges.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 17 : FREE DAY
    Today is a free day to explore on your own, do souvenir shopping and hang around. Take our complimentary service of Post cycling massage by the professionals. Farewell dinner in the evening with Swotah Team.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
    • Yoga Retreat (Optional)
  • placeDAY 18 : DEPARTURE
    Dropping off to the airport wishing you all safe journey and looking forward to lifelong friendship.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop off
    • Souvenir
    • Farewell lunch
  • Detail Inclusions
    • All accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork
    • Bicycle & Helmet per person
    • All needed permit and taxes
    • All applicable government tax
    • Authorized English-speaking guide
    • Bike repair support and a biking guide
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by private transportation
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during mountain biking
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara along with ticket fees
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • All expenses for staffs –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
  • Complimentary
    • Map of Nepal
    • Sim card service
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos/Videos of the tour
    • Certificate of Appreciation
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Photos and videos of the trip
    • Certificate of appreciation
  • Exclusions
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, etc.)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms.
  • 3. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 4. What is the main purpose of this trip ?
    The main purpose of this trip is riding near the tallest mountains accompanied with serene nature and warm people.
  • 5. What about security during trip ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trip to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 6. What sort of food can I expect in trip ?
    This trip provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trip.
  • 7. Can we get safe drinking water during this trip ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trip. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 8. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private transportation for sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley and we use car/jeep/minibus depending on the number of group to transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • 9. What is the best season for tour ?
    You can enjoy this tour in every season, but March, April, May, September, October, November, is the best time to do this trek.
  • 10. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    In case of emergency like any medical condition, ask your tour leader to contact us so that we can transfer you to hospital for the treatment.
  • 11. What is appropriate dress for this tour ?
    Weather at the Kathmandu is not so much cool so you should carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with pant and thermal innerwear to escape the severe cold. If you are doing this tour during winter season you have to carry one down jacket also. But during cycling wear a light and comfortable clothes.
  • 12. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trip, consult the guide
  • 13. Are we sure to get room while tour ?
    We contact the hotel owner for reservation of the room before trip.
  • 14. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
  • 15. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount.
  • 16. Is there any communication while we are on tour ?
    Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
  • 17. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trip, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 18. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trip without any complication.
  • 19. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 20. Can we use the credit card during the tour ?
    Yes, you can use the credit card during the hiking. But make sure you withdraw few amount in case of emergency.

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