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Enduro – Man – Du
Smash Some of the Best Enduro Trails around Kathmandu Valley
Without a doubt, Nepal is one of the best places to come and shred some Enduro trails. Actually we believe Nepal was created for Enduro style mountain biking, we have hills … lots of them, limited road access and a bounty of natural trails which offer varied and exciting riding, plus easy access to beer at the end of a long day’s ride! Our Kathmandu Enduro trip rips the best trails during the day and haunts to best watering holes and feeding zones by night.
Himalayan Single Tracks’ specialty is finding the best trails in the chaotic maze of urban development, community forests, virgin jungles and terraced rice fields that is Kathmandu Valley, it is possible to do anything from 1 to 5 days of excellent Enduro riding here.
While we do have fixed itineraries, keeping to the essence of Enduro, we like to let you decide, so email us with your time frame, skill level and how hard you want to shred and we will custom the tour for you. This is a fully supported Shuttle Trip
Who’s it for? Enduro lovers who might not want to venture into the high Himalaya or bikers with a limited time to travel.
Length: – 2 to 6 days inside Kathmandu Valley
Fitness Factor: – As lazy or as active as you like (we can provide full shuttle, half shuttle or no shuttle)
Skill Factor: – The valley is famed for its skinny single tracks or “Khulo”, steep descents, rocks and tree roots. So, the better you can handle yourself the more fun you will have.
Comfort Zone: – Living it Up!
– 3 Nights Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel
– 4 Days Fully Qualified Mountain Bike Guide
– All Meals and Drinking Water
– All National Park and Park Entry Fees
– Full Vehicle Support for 4 Days
This trail is one of the best new trails in Kathmandu Valley. Made by mountain bikers for mountain bikers, this trail cuts its way from the top of the highest peak in the Kathmandu Valley (2600m) down through the dense
jungle and bamboo forests and out into the farm lands. It is a super fun, flowy trail and there are also some wood features and test jumps at the top of the hill.
Included meals: Lunch/Dinner
Enjoy exploring some of the trails around Kathmandu today with our guide. These trails like Chetwa Trail, Temple Trail and Monkey Trail are all favorites of the local riders, and built by local riders. The trails traverse
the North Western pocket of the Kathmandu Valley. You can also visit some monasteries along the way as well as Kalopandy, an impressive view point for panoramas of the Himalaya.
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
The ride starts with a one hour drive out of the Valley to Kakani. You can expect awesome mountain views on a clear day. From here we enter the National Park and have a short but tough climb that may involve some push
and carry. Things get exciting as we enter the jungle and the track narrows, 9km of undulating single track drops us out at Gurje Bhanjyang. We ride a further 7 km on flat trails with a few short climbs to get to 30 mins
of heaven, a 6km long flowing trail through the Jungle. Again we climb around 2.5km on easy jeep track, before we hit the long descent on Heli Pad, one of the most popular trails in the Kathmandu Valley. At the end of
the trail, we meet our shuttle and transfer to Nagarkot for an overnight stay enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalaya.
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Without a doubt, Nagarkot is the best place to ride Enduro inside the Kathmandu Valley. The trails vary in difficulty and distance, but they are all fun. The tour includes a full-day shuttle, for as much single-track fun as you can handle. The trails run through the jungle and rural rice fields and villages and boast stunning views of the Himalayas. Trail rating would be blue and black, the rider needs some decent skills to enjoy these trails. Trails Include – Ranger Trail, Ninja Trail, Golden Trail and Sankhu Trail.
These trails are not for beginner riders but perfect for intermediate to advanced ones.
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Entry visa to Nepal can be obtained either from the relevant embassy or consulate prior to your departure or at the airport on arrival to Nepal.
Visa on arrival can be applied for via the Immigration website. Just fill in the details online and then print a copy and bring it with you. Payment is made on arrival.
Visa on Arrival Fees:-
15 Days – US$30
30 Days – US$50
90 Days – US$125
The international airport in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan is located about 7km from the city center. Most of our package tours include an airport pick up. Other options are to get a pre paid taxi from the desk at the airport. The rates are fixed and fair.
Travel Insurance that covers evacuation from above 5000m is required for this trip. The current entry rules to Nepal also require your insurance to cover Covid related issues. Personal travel insurance is compulsory for you to join this trip. You must present a copy of your policy upon arrival in Nepal. Two companies we recommend for travel insurance are World Nomads and Covermore.
BRINGING YOUR OWN BIKE
On the Annapurna Trip, the trails are a mix of rocky sections and powdered dirt/sandy sections, the trails are generally very dry and abrasive in most places. There are long climbs on most days and some bike carry and push involved in some places. Along the trails there will also be some river crossings.
Days comprise of an average 4 to 5 hours riding and plenty of time to explore and take photos.
We recommend the following specifications:-
• Full Suspension 130mm to 160mm travel bikes are ideal for this trip.
• Tire recommendation is 2.2 to 2.3 something like a MAXXIS High Roller or Schwalbe Nobby Nic or equivalent is ideal for this trip.
• Tubeless is recommended and we also recommend you bring a little extra Liquid.
• Hardtails are also okay for these trip’s if that is what you ride.
You should provide for your OWN BIKE:-
Chain Links, Spare Chain
Dry Chain Lube
Mech Hanger or Drop Out for your model of bike
Brake Pads for your Model
Brake fluid for your Model of Brake
The food on the trail is pretty good. Menu items vary for the local staple Dhal Bhart (Rice, Lentils, Veg Curry, Spicy Pickle and optional Meat Curry) to Noodles, Pasta, Rosti, Eggs and all kinds of soups and locally made flat breads, Oats and Potato dishes. Fresh Fruit is generally limited in these areas.
Vegetarians and Vegans are not a problem at all, there are multiple menu items for both requirements that are filling, nutritious and high energy. Though we do recommend you to pack nuts, dried fruit and relevant energy items. If you have any dietary requirements, please contact us before the trip.
A note on food related Illness:- Most people coming to Nepal get some form of stomach upset. But there are ways to avoid this, in most cases it is not from the food in the teahouses, here are our tips to stay healthy:-
Stay away from oily food in the mountains. Most of us are not used to lots of oily food for every meal and combined with the physical exhaustion, cold and altitude it can lead to upset stomachs. Try and choose light options like Dhal Soups, Soups, boiled and poached eggs, hearty porridge, pasta and rice (non-fired) dishes. Be careful with your hands, wash, sanitize and wash again!
This is an important topic, the tap water in Nepal is NOT SAFE to drink and mineral water bottles are an environmental hazard and we do not like our clients to use them. HST is trying our best to eliminate the need for disposable water bottles.
Our office in Kathmandu has free water refills. You should bring along some form of water purification. HST will not be purchasing bottled water for this trip.
Hotels in Kathmandu are 3 star with all facilities.
The NPR – Nepalese Rupee and it comes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Notes with 1 and 2 paisa coins. Most places in tourist areas like Kathmandu and Pokhara will accept USD, EURO, POUNDS and other major currencies.
For travel in more remote regions like Annapurna and Upper Mustang you should carry local currency in smaller denominations.
ATM’s withdrawing up to 30,000nrs at a time can be found everywhere in the tourist centers of Kathmandu and Pokhara and also there is one ATM in Jomsom and Manang. Beware the local banks charge 300nrs to 500nrs per transaction above any charges your own bank may charge you.
Can be found all over the tourist areas and you can negotiate a little for better rates. On The street money exchangers give a much better rate than banks and hotels.
CREDIT CARDS are accepted in bigger hotels and business, the local service charge is normally 4%.
Bikes are transported in our Twin Cab Bolero with a padded tail gate. Our drivers are all professional and caring when it comes to looking after bikes. When the bikes go on the mountain flights to places like Jomsom, the wheels are removed and the bikes padded and placed in the cargo hold.
If you get sick, you have options that include, returning to either Pokhara or Kathmandu with a member of our support team, staying and resting in place for a day or using a support vehicle to travel to next destination. It depends on severity of sickness and options available to the group at the time. For serious illness or accident, immediate Helicopter evacuation will be undertaken.