Most people think of trekking when it comes to outdoor adventure in Nepal, but did you know that mountain biking is the fastest growing sport in this incredible country?
In the early days, the few bikers all knew each other and rode together each weekend exploring the Kathmandu Valley and taking occasional longer trips. Now the biking scene has grown such that on any given Saturday you can see people riding everything from a flashy new bike to an old iron horse – but all with the same goal to enjoy the freedom and the joy of a great ride.
Biking in Nepal may be evolving at lightning speed, but the trails are ancient and there is a mind-boggling amount of them! No-one can know how many kilometres of trails are out there waiting to be discovered, as the whole country is criss-crossed with walking trails, beaten smooth by untold generations of feet, walking across the valley or across the country for trade, festivals or family visits.
Some of our favourite areas are rugged and truly wild with no easy way ‘out’, while some are close to town and offer almost limitless variations on the ride – from a day to a week or more, in stylish hotels or roughing it in tea houses or camping.
Many mountain bike routes lay claim to the title of the World’s Greatest, but only on our mountain bike tour Nepal will you be surrounded by five-mile-high peaks, and stay in teahouses run by local villagers stocked with good food and cold beer. You’ll also ride some of the amazing local trails high in the Kathmandu Valley – not to be underestimated! We’ll start to get you acclimatised to the altitude with a few days in the Kathmandu Valley, exploring the network of fabulous trails high above the hustle and bustle of the city, before heading up into the Himalayas.
To Mountain, Bike Annapurna is on the bucket list of many avid cyclists. This challenging high pass route through the Himalaya’s certainly has its appeal to mountain bikers.
If it was forbidden we would not be riding here! Mountain Bike Upper Mustang is fast becoming one of the most popular cycling destinations in Nepal.
this short mountain biking adventure takes you into the heart of the Himalaya and rips down some of the best trails in the Lower Mustang region, including the famous Lubra Valley Trail. The route follows the raging Kaligandaki (Black River), famed as being part of the deepest gorge in the world, splitting the massive peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
This tour is a combination of four elements. Long distance riding in the Himalayas, Sikkim’s countryside experience, Organic Tea plantation experience with a factory visit, highest Buddha statute in Sikkim and much more.