Nepal Extreme Enduro

11 Days

If you are a hardcore Enduro rider looking for a total Himalayan experience, then look no further than this Nepal Extreme Enduro tour.

Overview

This 11 day journey in Nepal takes the rider to some of the very best high altitude trails in the Himalaya. 

While the trails offer the rider incredible riding , the journey to the top is challenging. The areas are remote high altitude wilderness and some of the trials involve 2 to 4 hours of hiking/ pushing your bike to get to the top! Our trails are raw and natural making them exciting and challenging for the riders.

We never said it would be easy! But it’s worth it. We use a combination of Jeeps, Local Porters and Ponies to assist you to the trails.

This tour is one of a kind adventure you will never forget, delivering the best trails in the Mustang Region. Along the way you will also be able to immerse yourself in the rich and diverse culture of the region. Stay in the best local teahouse, enjoy authentic food and meet locals with stories to tell.

If you are a hardcore Enduro rider looking for a total Himalayan experience, then look no further than this tour.

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Trips Highlights

  • Riding Epic High Altitude Enduro Trails
  • Mountain Biking one of the Worlds Longest Downhills
  • Discovering the Beautiful Culture of the People of Nepal
  • Journeying through the Deepest Gorge in the World

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 Bhart (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 25min 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 Pagoda, a 2 to 3 hour round trip with a short yet steep climb and a super nice single track descent through the jungle to the Lake. It can get a bit wild and slippery in some places. Stay overnight in Lake Side.

 

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up for sunrise and hopefully catch a glimpse of the mountains before we head to the airport. It’s about a 22min flight to Jomsom, above the Pokhara valley and deep into the heart of the Himalaya, take a peek out of the window for fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and beyond. The flight is simply breathtaking as the plane’s wing tip almost touches the snow capped peaks before touching down on the tiny airstrip at Jomsom. Here we take some time for breakfast and getting the bikes ready for the journey. We jeep 40 mins towards Muktinath (3860m). From here we ride the famous Lubra Valley Trail, it’s over a 1000m descent on a switchback trail above the Lubra River. To get to the trail we have to ride around 5km over the Yak Pastures, gaining around 200 meters in altitude. We ride from 4100m to 2790 meters to the river bed where our jeep is waiting and drive back to Muktinath where we stay for the night.

 

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A four hour hike a bike from Muktinath takes us up to 4690m, well above Gyu La (Pass) which is the gateway to the mystical Upper Mustang Region, this place the locals call Thamserku Hill. We have porter assistance to carry the bikes and the tea (An essential part of life in the high mountains). The views from up here are stunning all the way along the mountains including Nilgiri, Dhawlagiri, Annapurna and into Upper Mustang. The ride down is epic, rugged and a little off camber to start with, then fast and flowing with some epic switchbacks, loose rocks and sand. The trail ends in Jhong (3600m) for lunch. There is a small fort and Monastery here we can explore. A short uphill pedal takes us back to Khanga where we stay the night.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving early in the morning we hike up to the Teahouse at Phedi about 300 vertical meters above Muktinath, again assisted by porters. You can hire ponies if needed. This is part of the trail that goes to Throng La, one of the most famous high mountain passes in the Himalayas. After some tea we head downhill from 4200m to 2860m all the way to Kagbeni, an ancient village on the trade route between Tibet and Nepal. Have lunch here at the famous Yak Donalds, before shuttling back to our accommodation at Khanga.

 

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we head again towards Lubra, this time taking a slightly higher trail towards Gangapurna and swinging around onto the next ridge. It takes about 1.5 hours of steady riding and some pushing. From here it can feel like we are truly in the lap of the mountains. Our descent is around 7km of single track all the way to Lubra Village. After this we have a section of jeep track, before another short climb to Dhumba Lake. A cliff side single track trail takes us to Tinigoan and along the river to Maprha where we spend the night. Some of the trails today are certainly not for the faint of heart and have plenty of exposure.

 

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Maprha we cross the river on a suspension bridge and pedal up around 3km to Titi Lake, an awesome trail takes us back down to Kalopani with a smooth, twisting single track through the Pine Trees. From here we join the rugged Jeep track for a 1200m descent to Tatopani. For seriously good riders there is an extreme switchbacking stone staircase to ride instead. Tatopani is the Hot Springs, we can enjoy cold beer and hot springs.

 

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A ride of around 22 km on an 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 Sarangkot, a scenic hill station above Pokhara Lake. This is a great place to rest and chill out, enjoying the stunning mountain views before we ride down to Pokhara.

 

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the morning with a rural descent through terraced fields, villages and bamboo jungles to Lake Side Pokhara. After lunch we pack up the bikes and take the 4pm flight to Kathmandu. Back in town it’s time for last minute shopping.

 

Breakfast

We will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

 

Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • All Airport Transfers
  • Mountain Bike Guide
  • Porter Assistance for pushing Bikes to Phedi and Gai La
  • Meals as Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation as Per Itinerary
  • Full Shuttle Support
  • Filtered Drinking Watre
  • Permits and Entry Fees Required
  • Domestic Flights

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to 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

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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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Nepal Extreme Enduro

Trip Facts

  • Enduro Mountain Biking
  • Intermediate to Advanced
  • 4560 meters
  • Medium
  • Hotels & Teahouses
  • Planes, Jeeps, Mountain Bikes
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring (Apr, May, Jun) Autumn/Winter (Oct, Nov, Dec)