Mountain Biking in Rara Lake Nepal

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Epic Wild West – Bike Pack Rara

This trip is a little bit special and it isn’t one that you’ll find offered by anyone else.

Fundamentally it’s an adventurous bikepacking trip which means that you’ll be travelling light and carrying your own kit, it’s what you might call a “wash & wear” adventure. You’ll be serviced in very simple tea house accommodation and you will experience real rural Nepal at its most remote. There are few words that can do justice to the stunning and dramatic scenery, the authenticness of the local culture and the simplicity of local life in this little pocket of paradise. Oh and did we mention the Trails? One word – EPIC!

The Rara Lake National Park is heavily forested with ancient pine and once there you will enjoy loamy forest single track in abundance. It is a pristine and stunningly beautiful environment, and is rarely visited by foreigners (less than 200 per year on average).

Getting there is another matter. Rugged trails and high passes mean that you will enjoy plenty of hike-a-bike along the way, and thrilling descents as a reward for your efforts. Depending on your available time and experience there are options to take some easier sections of jeep road.

Lads and Lassies, put away your IPhone’s, unplug from the first world and saddle up for this unique adventure in the Himalaya’s.

Suggested Itinerary
Day 01 – Arrival in Nepal
dAY 02 – Warm Up Ride and Gear Check
Day 03 – Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04 – Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla
Day 05 – Jumla to Chautha (2800m) – 34.5kms
Day 06 – Chautha to Rara Lake (3000m) – 31km
Day 07 – Explore Rara
Day 08 – Rara to Sinja (2490m) – 29km
Day 09 – Sinja to Chalachaur (2980m) – 12.5km
Day 10 – Chalachaur to Jumla – 23km
Day 11 – Fly Jumla to Nepalgunj – Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Day 12 – Departure

Who’s it for? Fit, Skillful Mountain Bikers and Bike Packers who don’t mind roughing it and hauling metal up hills.
Length:- 11 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Fitness Factor:- Good cardio fitness and bike carrying strength and stamina required
Skill Factor:- Confident in rocky descents, drops and steep sharp switchbacks
Comfort Zone:- Way way off the scale!

An extended itinerary can include an overnight stay in the Beautiful Bardia National Park (2.5 hours drive from Nepalgunj) with the chance to see freshwater dolphin, crocodiles, and elephants; or maybe just relax in a delightful home-stay or resort village.

For full trip details and price please kindly email us and we will get right back to you. info@himalayansingletrack.com

 

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