Nepal Cycling Tour
- 01 April 2018 06:00 - 12 April 2018
- Kathmandu, Nepal.
- $ Ticket price starts from : INR 68,900
Nepal is a beautiful central Himalayan country famous for its incredibly warm and friendly people, diverse culture, beautiful temples and of course stunning mountains. Cycling through this country is only the best way to explore the beauty of biggest Himalayan territory in south Asia. Through Nepal cycling tour you can explore a huge range of different cultures, weather, and fabulous landscapes, all in just twelve days. During this beautiful journey, you will get to ride in the foothills of the Himalayas, forests and picturesque farmland, with the chance to explore fascinating old towns and remote temples on the way. Nepal cycling tour ride starts from foothills of the Annapurna mountain range at Pokhara and ends at Kathmandu. Crossing through the green valley in the shadow of the Himalayas and along the way, spotting rhinos, tigers, and bears in the wild Chitwan National Park will certainly be your one of the most adventurous and memorable trip of a lifetime. Our All cycling tour program is fully supported tour so you don't have to worry about anything just pack your bag and be here, and we will show you unexplored Nepal.
Per Person Cost: INR 68,900.00 + S.T 9% ( for Indian National with Mountain Bike)
US$1,780.00 All Inclusive ( for foreign National)
Age criteria: 16+ years.
Days: 12 Days | Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
Places Covered: Kathmandu- Pokhara- Damauli- Chitwan National Park & many small beautiful villages of Nepal.
Group size: 5 to 15 plus Explore Himalaya team.
9 Days cycling with full vehicle support.
70% surfaced roads and some dirt tracks.
Why Nepal Cycling Tour:
How difficult is Nepal Cycling tour:
This trip is Moderate/Challenging in nature. The majority of the riding is on paved roads or hard packed dirt roads. Most are in fairly good condition but there are also some rough sections. Most of the rides are undulating with some good downhill sections.There are occasional climbs, with some of them being steep. As the trip is 90% vehicle‐supported, there will nearly always be the option to enjoy the scenery from the bus. The leader will inform you in advance about any off road sections where the bus is not around for support. 60% of the cycling is on surfaced roads and on some of these routes there will be traffic. You will be advised of this in the daily briefing. Although it is a moderate trip a good level of fitness is required and you should feel confident cycling for 9 days in sometimes humid conditions (especially in April). As the trip stays at relatively low altitudes (below 3000m) there will be minimal side effects from the altitude and the laid back pace means you can relax and immerse yourself in the local culture.
How to Reach Nepal:
By Air: - Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport is the only international airport in the country of Nepal. Read more Here
Weather & seasonality:
Nepal has four different climate season and the weather conditions vary from season to season and Read more Here
Nuts & Bolts:
Bike Repairs: Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicle, though we cannot guarantee to have spares for every conceivable problem. Carrying a basic tool kit, a spare tube, and a pump while riding is recommended.
Safety: Wearing a helmet is required on all our biking adventures and is nonnegotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you will not be allowed to cycle. Your tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue, but to a large degree, you must be responsible for your own safety while riding. It is, therefore, compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a mountain biking tour.
Support: Our all cycling tours are supported by vehicles and they are always available for tired cyclists. It is very easy to get bikes on and off, so you can rest when you are tired and cycle whenever you feel like it.
Guides: You will be led by a local English-speaking tour leader. All our tour leaders are well informed about the history, culture, and religions of the area where you are biking and are skilled at passing that knowledge on to you. Your guide is also medically trained and an experienced cyclist, able to handle most minor repairs en route.
Arriving and Departing: This tour begins in Kathmandu and ends in Pokhara. International flights, to and from the start and finish points are not included in the tour price. If you need help or advice arranging international flights please contact us.
Passports and Visas: Please make sure that your passport is still valid for at least six months at the end of the tour. All foreigners, except Indians, must have a visa. You can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport by filling out an application form and providing a passport photograph. To get a jump on the line, you can download a visa application form from the websites of the Nepali embassy in your country ahead of time. A single-entry visa valid for 60 days costs US$30.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations although it is strongly recommended that you are vaccinated against Typhoid; Hepatitis A and B. Tetanus and polio vaccinations should also be up to date at the time of travel. If you have come from an area infected with yellow fever you are required to be vaccinated before entering the country. Please speak to your doctor/physician for the most recent information.
Altitude: Travelers to the Himalayas may suffer breathlessness and headaches before becoming acclimatized. Though we won't be going over 2,000 m/6,000 ft, it is important to take things lightly at first and to drink plenty of water.
Accommodation: In Kathmandu and Pokhara you will stay in 3-star hotel and in between them we use to stay in forest lodge, Homestay, Hotels, Guest House.
Food: Meals are included in the itinerary where B = breakfast, L = lunch, and D = dinner. Meals during the tour will be prepared by the cook team and feature Nepali and Western-style cuisine. Any special dietary requirements can also be catered for as well. Please let us know at the time of booking.
Drink: Keeping you completely hydrated is a job we take very seriously. Cold water and energy-restoring drinks are included in the tour price. Soft drinks and other beverages during meals are not included. Beer and alcohol are NOT included in the price.
Solo Travelers: Explore Himalaya.org does not require you to pay an extra charge for traveling alone. We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveler of the same gender and if we can not match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge.
Extra Expenses: We recommend that you tuck away a few extra dollars a day for incidentals. Included entrance fees are those for the listed sites and national parks that are part of the itinerary. Any other site fees are not included.
Money: The currency is the Nepali rupee (Rs) and there are Standard Chartered Bank ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara that take international cards. However, to be safe, we suggest you change money in Kathmandu and carry cash as a backup in case the power goes down, the ATM is out of order. Major credit cards are widely accepted at midrange and better hotels, restaurants and fancy shops in the Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara only.
Local Time: GMT + 5 hrs 45 mins.
Electricity: 220 ‐ 240 volts. Nepal uses a mixture of two and three round prong plug sockets, because of this we recommend taking a universal plug adaptor.