East Nepal – Tea Gardens and Mountain Trails
This trail takes us from the heart of the tea estates up to the gateway of Kanchenjunga, down to the raging Tamur River and then up to the charming townships of Gupha Bazaar and Chainpur. The ride is a mix of trails and jeep track with singletrack options for good riders. Full vehicle support means we can enjoy the downhills and not suffer through the ups. Highlights of the area are the super friendly local people totally unaccustomed to tourists, stunning views of the Eastern Himalaya and experiencing local traditions and delicacies like Tea, Thungba (Hot Fermented Millet), Sukuti (Spicy Dried Meat) and Nepal’s National Flower the Rhododendron.
This is an epic ride that can be tailored to suit your needs. We can make a super challenging touring style ride with big climbs and big descent, or enduro style with full vehicle support for lovers of super technical single track. We can also shorten it to just a tea gardens ride.
Who’s it for?
Fit Mountain Bikers or Cyclists looking for a long touring style trip with great scenery, technical or easy trail options. Riders who want to get off the beaten track
14 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu (Custom itineraries also available)
Good cardio fitness and ability to ride long uphill climbs of 1000 meters or more in a day
Intermediate, trails are flowing and not so technical. All the way Jeep Track options are also available
A mix of Local and Comfort, limited WiFi, but always nice!