Kathmandu Pokhara Cycling Trip

This is a 5 day mountain bike ride through the country side of Nepal. You will get to experience local lifestyle, landscape, culture and much more in this trip. The terrain is quite hilly all the way to Pokhara, so it’s a lot of up and down riding. It’s a marathon kind of ride. You will be introduced to your guide before starting your trip, and he will explain the details of the trip.

Day 01:
Kathmandu - Nuwakot(Durbar).

The start of the ride will begin slowly due to the busy traffic in Kathmandu. Your guide will lead the way, make sure you stay to the left hand side of the road and follow instructions. The first stop is the small Newari cultural town, Tokha. then climb for 45 min -1 hr to get to top, from top there is 17 km of downhill waiting for you. If you are a good/experienced rider you can take it off road, however we recommend beginers stay on the track. Then there is a small flat section and 10km of up and down till you cross the river. Your lunch will be somewhere by the river. Then it's the last climb to the Nuwakot top, about an hours climb. Nuwakot is a nice, quiet place where you can enjoy the sunset from. Have a look around town when you have time, there is a palace (Darbar)from where our Great-great King Prithivi Narayan Saha planned to capture Kathmandu Valley.
Distance - 60km.
Altitude - 1040m.

Day 02:
Nuwakot - Dadhingbesi

The ride starts with a steep downhill section to a town called Trisuli. From here you will ride for about an 1 hour on up and down terrain, and then there's a big climb to Samari Bhanjyang. (Bhanjyang means 'hilltop' & phedi means 'foothills'). Keep snacks in your backpack because there isn’t any perfect lunch, so lunch could be noddle soup. The ride continues up and down to Dhadingbesi. Here you can enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal (6800m) & Manaslu Himal (8000+m) and the kids along the trail greeting you with namastee or hello.
Distanse - 50km.
Altitude - 550m.

Day 03:
Dadhingbesi - Gorkha.

The ride today starts with a 400m climb and then is up and down pretty much all the way to Gorkha. You will pass through local villages, farms and forest land to get to Gorkha. Gorkha is a bigger town then Dhadingbesi. Have a look around, at the palace and museum of our Great-great King Prithivi Narayan Saha - he was influential in creating Nepal as we know it today.
Distance - 53km.
Altitude - 1050m.

Day 04:
Gorkha - Bandipur

The ride begins with some downhill off road riding for while. It then continues to be up and down for the rest of the ride. Todays ride is 50% off road and 50% on paved road. There is one major climb to Bandipur that will end the ride for today. Banipur is a Newari cultural town, known for its old style houses, beautiful landscape, sunsets and sunrises and 300km of panoramic mountain range view!
Distance - 58km.
Altitute - 1030m.

Day 05:
Bandipur - Pokhara.
The ride starts with a downhill section for a while and then continues up and down to Pokhara. After Damauli we have to take a main highway, so be careful, stay to left hand side of the road and listen to your guide. Pokhara is the second largest city after Kathmandu. It has a nice atmosphere and is pleasant to visit for a few days. There is a lake called Fewa lake where you can go boating. There are also beautiful views of the Annapurna mountains and Mount Fishtail to be seen from anywhere in town.
Distance - 71km.
Altitude - 850m.

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