Nepal's spectacular topographical and cultural diversity appears at its best in the Kali Gandaki Valley situated north of Pokhara. The Jomsom- Pokhara mountain biking tour is a perfect way to explore the wilderness of this region, on top of your mountain bikes. Experience the raw, wild nature and the beauty of Nepal with the adventurous Mountain Biking Tour that encircles Jomsom and Pokhara. Embrace cultural and ethical diversity and terrain topography with the Jomsom-Pokhara Mountain Biking tour. Bike through rugged trails and varied, picturesque scenery of the mystical Annapurna region of Nepal, which resembles both a green tree line and a landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. The biking tour is not for the faint-hearted and the weak ones. If you have got what it takes, come experience this journey of a lifetime.

The major attractions include the temple of Muktinath, the village of Kagbeni and the dry and arid Jomsom. Biking around the lakes and several beautiful spots of Pokhara is another wonderful experience surely set to liberate you spiritually. Visit the pilgrimage spot of Muktinath, a venerated sacred spot for Hindus and Buddhists and explore Lower Mustang in the form of Jomsom village.

  1. Day Arrive in Kathmandu

    The biking tour starts first with the arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport of Nepal. You will be transferred to the hotel and the afternoon is free for sightseeing.

  2. Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    This is a free day to explore the architectural significance of the capital. Kathmandu is regarded to be the central attraction spot for architectural diversity and beauty. Today, we explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.

  3. Day Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the sides of the roaring Trishuli River and the views of terraced fields all around.  Pokhara is aptly called as the Lake City, owing to the numerous number of natural and artificial lakes it holds dear. Witness perfect views of the snowcapped peaks like Macchapuhccre and the entire Annapurna Range.Afternoon free for boating in Phewa Lake.Approximately 6-7 hours’ drive.

  4. Day Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom & Mt. Bike ride to Kagbeni (2800m)

    Today, we fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Jomsom is situated in the heart of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Valleys. The ambiance and the mystery of Jomsom are simply breathtaking. Our bike ride tour starts today as we ride slowly to the beautiful and mystical village of Kagbeni, which is even more mystical and alluring than Jomsom.

  5. Day Ride from Kagbeni to Jharkot to Muktinath (3760m)

    The actual journey to test our skills and power starts today. We start off with a ride up the holy pilgrimage spot of Muktinath through Jharkot slowly and steadily. As you go up, the air thins out and the path becomes steeper. We set off for the night, in the holy pilgrimage spot for Buddhists and Hindus, Muktinath. Distance covered: 14KM. Approximate riding time of 6 hours.

  6. Day Ride from Muktinath to Lupra Valley to Marpha (2560m)

    Today we start the day with visiting the holy shrine of Muktinath and its surrounding regions. We then set off to ride along the ridge of the Kali Gandaki Valley and down to the beautiful and dry Lupra Valley over technical tracks. The path becomes steeper and more difficult to pass as we continue the descent to Panda Khola. The day comes to an end in Marpha where apples are found in abundance. Taste the unique apple wine and chase away the pain of the day. Distance covered 17 KM. Approximate riding time 4-5 hours.

  7. Day Ride from Marpha to Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m)

    Descend to the lowlands of Tatopani through Kalopani. After Kalopani, the trail takes us to the steepest and the deepest gorge in the world nestled between Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri Valleys, the Kali-Gandaki gorge. Cycling here will surely test our skills, but will also shower us with exclusive views of the mountain ranges on both sides. Tatopani is home to relishing, natural hot springs where you can wash your feet and wash away the pain of the bike ride. Distance covered: 1.5 KM. Approximate riding time of 4 hours.

  8. Day Ride from Tatopani to Beni & drive to Pokhara

    Ride on a dirt road beside riverside villages to Beni. The path is steep yet entertaining. The actual bike riding trip comes to an end today as we reach the bustling city of Beni. We cross the Kali Gandaki River and board a private vehicle to drive to the throbbing city of  Pokhara. Distance covered: 38 KM. Approximate biking time of 4 hours & drive approx. 3.5 hrs.

  9. Day Sightseeing around Pokhara

    Home to magnificent views of the Annapurna range, and several lakes, Pokhara is a perfect sightseeing destination. Proceed to Davis Falls, Gupteshwore Mahadev Cave and ride to Peace Pagoda (the Shanti Stupa) to witness views of perfect pieces of architecture, standing against the backdrop of perfect mountain scenery.

  10. Day Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Fly back to the capital and spend the entire day in sightseeing around Kathmandu, or exploring the throbbing nightlife of the city. Notable destinations to visit are Pashupatinath, Swayambunath and the living museum, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Approximately 25 minutes flight.

  11. Day Depart transfer

    With adventurous and physically testing biking experiences carried out, it's finally time to bid goodbye to Nepal, only with the promise to come back for more.

  • Day Arrive in Kathmandu

    The adventure in the depths of Nepal begins first with the arrival in the capital. Kathmandu is home to the only international airport in Nepal, and this is where we will land on this day. You will be transferred to the hotel and the afternoon is free for exploration of the throbbing nightlife of the city.

    • Overnight at hotel in Kathamndu
    • Meals included : None
  • Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    This is a free day to explore the architectural significance of the capital Kathmandu has been listed as one of the most historic areas around the world. With several UNESCO World Heritage Sites to choose from, it is best to take time out to marvel upon the architectural delights put forward by the Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur Durbar Square. Durbar Square basically means Palace Square and each of the Squares once belonged to the Kings of the respective kingdoms.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square is situated in Basantapur and consists of a complex of palaces, temples, courtyards and the KumariGhar. KumariGhar houses the only living Goddess in the world. Another important World Heritage Site is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Full of architectural delights, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square has retained its beauty and charm even after the devastating earthquake that shook the nation on 2015.

    Patan Durbar Square, situated in Lalitpur, is a marvel of Newari architecture. Tiled with red bricks, the temples and idols in the area are worth drooling upon. We end the day with a relaxing drive back to the hotel.

    • Overnight at hotel in Kathamndu
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the sides of the roaring Trishuli River and the views of terraced fields all around.  , we drive to the beautiful Lake City of Pokhara. Pokhara Valley is considered to be one of the most picturesque and revered spots in Nepal. It is rightly called as the lake city due to its abundance of beautiful lakes, the major attraction being the Phewa Lake. These lakes arise from the glaciers of the Annapurna Range.  Lakeside is the district situated along the sides of the Phewa Lake. Phewa Lake reflects back the panorama of the beautiful Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre, Annapurna peaks and other rising above us. Macchapucchre is only 28 kilometers from Phewa Lake and the views of this beautiful mountain are the most alluring from this point.

    Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in the Pokhara Valley. It has been for years, the center of attraction of the valley, with a lot of restaurants and hotels situated alongside it. We can boat around the Phewa Lake and visit the temple situated in its middle. Baidam or the lakeside is the home base for travelers. Approximately 6 hours’ drive.

    • Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom & Mt. Bike ride to Kagbeni (2800m)

    Our journey and the time to test our skills start today. We start the day by flying to the beautiful and mystical Jomsom.  The flight takes about 22 mins and we can surely hope to catch a glimpse of the sky-high, white-capped peaks. Take a peek out of the plane to get a view of the Dhaulagiri range and way beyond. The small plane bans left and touches down to Jomsom. Jomsom is a beautiful town situated in between the two giants of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

    Our bikes are ready to be used in Jomsom. After breakfast, we start off an easy acclimatization ride to the Tibetan village of Kagbeni. The road is mostly flat today and does not eat up much of our energy. The road traces the Kaligandaki River to the boundary of Upper Mustang. We see a considerable change in the scenery as we move upwards. The greenery is left behind as we come across dry shrubs and reach the dry region of Annapurna.

    • Overnight at local teahouse in Kagbeni
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Ride from Kagbeni to Jharkot to Muktinath (3760m)

    The actual journey to test our skills and power starts today. We get up early to see the views of the sunshine and have breakfast before starting off. Leaving behind beautiful Kagbeni, we start on a climbing ride. Follow the trail up to the north of the gorge and climb through a dusty jeep track to the Thorong La Pass. After explaining the ancient monastery at Jharkot, and basking in the glory of the exquisite mountain views, we arrive in Muktinath in the afternoon. After spending some time by exploring the holiest areas of Nepal, we stay overnight and enjoy the local culture of the town. Distance covered: 14KM. Approximate riding time of 6 hours.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner inlcluded
  • Day Ride from Muktinath to Lupra Valley to Marpha (2560m)

    Today we start the day with visiting the holy shrine of Muktinath and its surrounding regions. Our day kicks off with a brilliant downhill trek. After yesterday, a welcome journey down jeep tracks and trails makes our feelings soar. We start off early morning today, to avoid the wind that comes up after 11 pm. We then set off to ride along the ridge of the Kali Gandaki Valley and down to the beautiful and dry Lupra Valley over technical tracks. Enjoy the views of the region and enjoy the track. Experienced riders can choose the singletrack options. Whizz past trekkers and savor the journey as you ride down a 6km flat stretch to Jomsom. The path follows undulating trials along the river to Marpha. With the winds soaring high, riding can be a bit on the tougher end.

    Marpha is famous for its apples and its apple brandy called as "marpha". Take time to explore the cobbled lanes of this village. Explore the Thakali culture enjoy the local apple brandy to ease away the pain of the aching muscles. Distance covered 17 KM. Approximate riding time 4-5 hours.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse in Marpha
  • Day Ride from Marpha to Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m)

    Descend to the lowlands of Tatopani through Kalopani. Our trail starts out as a gentle journey at first, through flat paths. After some time, the path winds in and out o the valley sides. There are exclusive views of the snow-capped peaks at this point. We stop for a while to enjoy the RukseChaahara waterfalls. The speed picks up as the trail drops down 1000 meters. After Kalopani, the trail takes us to the steepest and the deepest gorge in the world nestled between Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri Valleys, the Kali-Gandaki gorge. Cycling here will surely test our skills, but will also shower us with exclusive views of the mountain ranges on both sides. The path now follows through sweeping plunges and curves, and bumpy roads. The cobble-lined village of Tatopani is famous for its rejuvenating Hot Springs. Tatopani is home to relishing, natural hot springs where you can wash your feet and wash away the pain of the bike ride. Distance covered: 1.5 KM. Approximate riding time of 4 hours.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse in Tatopani
  • Day Ride from Tatopani to Beni & drive to Pokhara

    Ride on a dirt road beside riverside villages to Beni. The path is steep, follows an open jeep track, but is yet entertaining. We leave the Annapurna region behind upon reaching Beni. The actual bike riding trip comes to an end today as we reach the bustling city of Beni. We cross the Kali Gandaki River and board a private vehicle to drive to the throbbing city of Pokhara. Distance covered: 38 KM. Approximate biking time of 4 hours & drive approx. 3.5 hrs.

    • Overnight at hotel in Kathamndu
    • Meals included : Breakfast & lunch
  • Day Sightseeing around Pokhara

    Home to magnificent views of the Annapurna range, and several lakes, Pokhara is a perfect sightseeing destination. Proceed to Davis Falls, GupteshworeMahadev Cave and ride to Peace Pagoda and the Shanti Stupa to witness views of perfect pieces of architecture, standing against the backdrop of perfect mountain scenery.

    Exploring around Pokhara is an experience worth all the trouble. Known as the most picturesque location in Nepal, lovely lakes adorn the city. Magnificent views of the mountain we observed from close by are reflected in the massive Phewa Lake.

    Phewa Lake we the largest lake in the Kingdom and is the center of attraction of Pokhara. Most hotels in this city are situated around the lake, called commonly as the Lakeside. This enchanting lake contains a temple in the middle and we can hire a boat in order boat around the massive lake. 2 hours trek. 3 hours of drive.

    Pokhara is not only home to beautiful lakes, but also to natural creations like caves. We will visit the famous Mahendra Cave and the Gupteshore Cave today. Above the Gupteshwore cave is the Davis Falls. Also included is the opportunity to make a visit to the beautiful Mountaineering Museum which also contains a model of the Macchapucchre. The museum also hosts a string of pictures of mountaineers and basically everything that you need to know about the mountaineering history of Nepal.

    The World Peace Stupa is situated on a hill overlooking Pokhara. From atop the stupa, the glistening view of the Phewa Lake accompanies by the views of the sky-high mountains makes the trip totally worth it. The Tibetan Refugee camp is another worthy location to visit, containing the homeplace of refugees and their intricate handmade designs. While Pokhara is usually a bustling city filled with tourists, the aforementioned locations host serenity, and peace of its own.

    • Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
    • Meals included : Breakfast
  • Day Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Fly back to the capital and spend the entire day in sightseeing around Kathmandu, or exploring the throbbing nightlife of the city. For those, interested in the unique architectural beauty of Kathmandu, an optional sightseeing tour will be scheduled today. In the morning, we will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple and the BoudhanathStupa.

    The Pashupatinath Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site, considered to be the most sacred temple of the Hindus. Richly ornamented pagoda houses surrounded the sacred linga, which is the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple is said to have been made prior to 400 A.D. and its architecture still stands tall and proud. Ritual dips are taken by devotees on the Bagmati River flowing beside the Pashupatinath Temple.

    Boudhanath also called as Little Tibet is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered to be one of the largest Stupas in South Asia, it is the focal point of Buddhism in Nepal. The thirty-six-meter structure is located on the ancient trade route to China.

    In the afternoon, we will visit another architecturally fulfilling UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Known also as the open museum, this living heritage is the city of devotees. The Durbar Square contains countless architectural showpieces including the likes of the Golden Gate, the 55 Windows Palace, Nyatapola Temple, picture Gallery, Batsala Temple and the statue of King BhupatindraMalla among much more. The beautifully carved specimens impact the mind greatly and make the evening even more delightful. Approximately 30 minutes flight.

    • Overnight at hotel in Kathamndu
    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day Depart transfer

    With adventurous and physically testing biking experiences carried out, it's finally time to bid goodbye to Nepal, only with the promise to come back for more. The biking experience is now embedded in the canvas of our hearts and our cameras, and it is finally time to return back home with the experiences in mind.

    • Meals included: Breakfast,

Trip Info

  • Accommodation & meals

    • Pre and post tour accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu.        
    • Standard hotel accommodation Pokhara.
    • 11 Breakfast, 5 lunch & 4 dinner included during the trip.
    • Breakfast only in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • What's included

    • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
    • An experienced english speaking Nepalese cycling guide
    • English speaking city guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • ACAP & TIMS fee
    • Chitwan National Park fee
    • First Aid Kit
    • All Govt. taxes including service charges
  • What's not included

    • Emergency evacuation fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal Insurance
    • Personal expenses (Alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc)
    • Tips for local bike guide and support crew
    • Visa fee
    • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation

    All transfers will be conducted on a private vehicle

    A back up vehicle will accompany the group during the mountain bike ride. 

  • Visa & documentation

    A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

    Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

    Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a blank page on your passport for visa.

    Visa Facility   Duration    Fee

    Multiple entry   15 days      US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   30 days      US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   90 days      US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Date & Prices

Date Trip Status  
Oct 08, 2018 - Oct 18,2018 Available & Guranteed Book Now
Nov 12, 2018 - Nov 22,2018 Available & Guranteed Book Now

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