Heli Biking Gya La Pass

7 Days

Heli Biking Gya La Pass and Smash the worlds longest downhill, hit everyone’s fav Lubra Valley and finish with a soak in the hot springs.

Overview

Heli Biking Gya La Pass  is one of a kind trip in Nepal. It features two heli drops onto 2 of Nepal’s best high altitude trails.

Gyu La (La means Pass in Nepali) is situated on the boundary between Upper and Lower Mustang. Towering above both regions at 4044m , this Pass has trail options down to both the North and South. The Heli ride here takes you up the Kaligandaki River which runs through the deepest gorge in the world and right between the Nigiri and Dhaulagiri Mastiffs.

The trails are akin to a high-altitude desert, loose, sandy, and flowy. The views are second to none. Descents of 2500m meters and more can be found here. The trip also features the best trails in Lower Mustang Trails like Lubra valley, Dhumba lake and Tinigoan. This will be the trip of a lifetime.

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Trips Highlights

  • Dual Heli Flights in the Annapurna Himalaya
  • Shredding a 3000m Downhill
  • High Altitude Enduro Trails at their Best
  • Lubra Valley Trail
  • Soaking in the Hot Springs

Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Nepal, a member of our team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel. We have a meet and greet with the Guide/Trekking team for a trip briefing and gear check. We also treat you to a welcome dinner of Nepal’s Traditional dish Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentil Soup, and lots of Yummy side dishes).

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

After Breakfast, we leave the hotel and drive to the airport, where we catch a 25 min flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a chilled-out lakeside town at the base of the Annapurna Himalaya. If time is sufficient, we ride to the Peace Pogoda, a 2 to 3-hour round trip with a short yet steep climb and a super nice single-track descent to the Lake. Stay overnight in Lakeside.

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hope you are geared up for this one-hour Helicopter flight that takes us along the mid-Himalayan range, buzzing above local villages as we travel up the Kaligadaki Valley to Muktinath, passing between the Himalayan Giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Land in Lubra Dhada where our riding begins. It’s an epic descent and perhaps one of the best trails in the Himalayas. We ride down the switchbacking ridge line to Tini Goan and Dhumba Lake. We end the day’s ride in Jomsom on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is possibly the longest descent in the world. We fly up toGyu La Pass (4050m) just opposite the fabled Throng La Pass. Upon landing, an epic day of smashing trails awaits us. We descend down loose rocky trails all the way to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni we pedal to Jomsom and again pick up single tracks to Kalopani. From Kalopani we have long rugged jeep track descent to the Tatopani. At Tatopani, we can relax and chill out in the hot springs whilst enjoying a cold beer.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A ride of around 22 km on open jeep track, flat for the most part but a few up and down hills. The valley opens up near Beni and we cross the river for the last time, rejoining the main road. From Galeshwor we drive to Pokhara. Option to ride from Naudhanda.

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we transfer you to the Pokhara airport for the short 23min flight to Kathmandu. A member of our team will collect you from the airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Take some time for last-minute shopping or exploring this vibrant city.

Breakfast

Today we say farewell and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your outbound flight

Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • All Airport Transfers
  • Proffessional Mountain Bike Guide
  • Full Jeep Support
  • Porter Service
  • All Accommodation
  • All Meals as Per Itinerary
  • Required Permits
  • Treated Safe drinking water

Cost Excludes

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

Fixed Departures

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
April 12, 2023 Available $3,726
3 Available
November 10, 2023 Available $3,726
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 Gya La Pass