Heli Biking Gosaikunda

6 Days

Heli Biking Gosaikunda with Himalayan Single track is perhaps one of the best Enduro Mountain Bike trips in Nepal. 

Overview

Heli to the Holy Lake and Shred some of the most Epic High Altitude Trails in Nepal.

Just a stone’s throw away from Kathmandu, Gosaikunda is a high-altitude Lake sacred to Nepalese People. This beautiful body of water is nestled between the rugged peaks of the Langtang Himalaya. The Mountain Bike trails are raw and rugged for skilled intermediate riders to advanced thrill-seekers. Starting on the rim of the Lake and plunging down through the old-growth forest and out into the terraced hills and villages, it is one epic journey.

Along the way, riders can immerse themselves in Himalayan panoramas and breathtaking landscapes. The trails are challenging enough to sate the appetites of the most adventurous riders. This is a perfect, short add-on to any trip to Nepal.

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Trips Highlights

  • Heli Flight to the Holy Lake
  • Stunning Himalayan Panoramas
  • High Altitude Enduro Trails
  • Exploring Tamang Culture

Itinerary

Upon you arrival in Nepal a member of the Himalayan Single Track team will collect you from the airport and transfer you to the Hotel. In the evening we have a meet and greet with the guide to do the final checking for the trip and enjoy a traditional Nepalese dinner.

Dinner

Head to Nagarkot, 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

 

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda takes around 20 minutes. Right after breakfast, we will assemble the bikes and head out to the trails. The first section of the trail is relatively easy, passing by breathtaking views. Riding past Laurebina Pass, enjoy the stunning landscape of Langtang Lirung. You will soon experience rocky and bumpy trails to Cholangapti. The trail then becomes smoother until Chandan bari.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Right after breakfast, we will head to Syabrubeshi. The trail today consists of switchbacks and steep downhill sections which will test your riding skills. The last leg of the trail meets the highway. After loading our bikes, we will drive to Nuwakot. Time permitting, we can hike up the hills to visit the old palace at Nuwakot, a heritage site.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Around mid-morning we drive to Kathmandu via Shivaprui. Here we get dropped off and ride all the way to Kathmandu via the famous Scar Route, 30mins of Heaven and HeliPad trails, its an epic way to end the trip.

Head to the hotel for a shower and some last minute shopping. Tonight we go our for our farewell meal in Nepal.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • All Airport Transfers
  • Qaulified Mountain Bike Guide
  • Mountain Porters
  • All Accommodation
  • All Meals as per Itineary
  • Permits
  • Helicopter Flight
  • All Private Transport
  • Treated Safe Drinking Water

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to Nepal
  • Flight to and from Nepal
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Mountain Bike
  • Beverage/soft drinks and mineral water in mountains
  • Travel and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for guides, porters and supporting staff

Fixed Departure

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
March 30, 2023 Available $1,579
4 Available
April 21, 2023 Available $1,579
4 Available
October 26, 2023 Available $1,579
4 Available

Frequently Asked Question

What is the risk of Altitude Sickness?

Our itinerary is set up to allow for acclimatization. As long as the riders take it steady, most people only suffer mild symptoms which are manageable.

How will my bike be transported?

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.

What Happens if I get Sick?

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.

What level of training do the guides have?

All our guides hold the Government regulation trekking guide license as per the Law of Nepal. On top of this, as per our own company policy, Himalayan Single Track is the ONLY mountain bike company in Nepal to have international licensed mountain bike guides either through the MBLA Scheme or the MIAS Schemes. This is because to date Nepal Tourism sector does not have a safety regulation standard for mountain bike guides. On top of this all our guides have Valid wilderness first aid certification.

Is tipping expected in Nepal?

Tipping is not compulsory but it is expected and very much appreciated.

What sort of food is on offer in the guest houses?

Teahouses have a wide variety of simple and hearty foods like Momos, Chow Mein, Rice dishes, pasta, eggs, vegetables and curries as well as breakfast items, porridge, cereal, omelets and local breads.

Do you cater for Vegetarian’s/Vegans and Specials Diets?

Yes we do. Options are many in Nepal. Please inform us prior to the trip so we can make sure your dietary needs are properly looked after.

Should I take Diamox?

Taking Diamox (medication for altitude) is a personal choice, though it is a good if idea you are worried about the affects of altitude. It should be taken in advance of the trip. Please consult your Doctor before taking any medications.

What happens if my bike breaks?

Our guides will try their best to fix the bike. Where possible a replacement bike will be brought to you, though given the remote terrine of Nepal, this make take an extra day or so.

Do you take pictures of the trip?

Most of our guides will take photos of the trip for you. We also have specialized photographers/Videographers you can book for the trip if you need to. (Extra Charges Apply)

What if the mountain flights don’t go?

All mountain flights are weather dependent. If the flight does not go, you will get the option to drive on the same day or fly on the following day.

Do I need a sleeping bag?

In most cases a sleeping bag liner is sufficient. In the colder months its a good idea to bring one. Blankets will also be available at the teahouses. We will send you a packing list relevant to the trip with full details once you have booked.

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Heli Biking Gosaikunda

Trip Facts

  • Enduro Mountain Biking
  • High
  • 4380 meters
  • Medium
  • Helicopters, Jeeps, Mountain Bikes
  • 3 Star Hotels & Teahouses
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring (April, May, June) Autumn (Oct, Nov)