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Cycle the flat Terai Plains Enjoy a sunrise view of the entire Himalayan range Visit the birthplace of Buddha Relax lakeside in Pohkara Bike through off the beaten path villages

Nepal Bike Tour

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Cycling Nepal from Plains to Mountains

Join our Nepal bicycle tour, travel the valleys and plains of scenic and sacred Nepal as you take in the astounding landscapes and visit venerated cultural sites! Travel downhill to the Terai plain, visit Lumbini (The birth place of Buddha). Traveling all way through Chitwan National Park keeping eye on it tigers and rhinos.

Beginning in bustling Kathmandu, where elephants intermingle with cars on the streets, this Nepal Bike Tour takes you up, down, and around the mystical country. Watch the sun alight the peaks of the entire Himalayan range at dawn, ride across the plains to the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and bask in the beautiful setting of Pokhara, whose dramatic Annapurna Mountains frame the town's lovely lake. Experience the city life with vibrant street markets and immerse yourself in the Nepalese wildlife with a safari through Chitwan National Park, where tigers and rhinos roam. This cycling tour offers you all the best of Nepal with cozy accommodations, traditional dishes, and lively Nepalese music and enjoying luxury Nepalese style lodges such as Dwarikas, when available and local style lodges in more remote towns.

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Arrive Kathmandu, enjoy walking tours of the temples and market squares.
We'll gather today in Kathmandu. After checking into our unique boutique lodge, Dwarikas, we leave you free to explore or relax, as your guides gather the rest of your fellow riders. You will start your tour with traditional Nepalese music and dance during our welcome dinner at a renowned local restaurant in Kathmandu.
Relax: Free to explore until dinner
Eat: Dinner
Sleep: Darwikas  

Explore the city, then shuttle to Daman Pass on Day 2.
Kathmandu awaits you this morning, as we head out to explore some of this ancient, colorful city. Our journey will take us from the awesome Swamyambhunath Temple, to bustling Durbar Marg to ancient Hindu temples where public cremations are still held. Kathmandu is an interesting mix of new and old, with cars sharing the city streets with elephants and monkeys guarding colorful temples. In late afternoon, we will transfer out of Kathmandu to our hotel perched on top of Daman Pass.
Walk: Expore the city by foot and van
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Everest Panorama Lodge  

Enjoy sunrise over the entire Himalayan Range, descend by bike down to the Terai Plains.
Your wake-up call comes before dawn has a chance to crack. The whole reason for bedding down high atop Daman is to enjoy the awesome view of the Himalayas at sunrise. Before the clouds settle in, you will be able to see the entire length of the range from Everest in the east to Dhalagari in the west. Then it's a big downhill bicycle tour to our next overnight stop in Hetauda.
Ride: 34 mi / 55 km, Land: winding downhill
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Avocado Orchid Resort  

Biking across the Terai Plains, flat farmlands covered with yellow fields of canola plants, bed down in Chitwan National Park.
Today's cycling tour takes us across the Terai Plains, Nepal's breadbasket. This agricultural region sits slightly above sea level, providing a stark contrast to the high altitude of the Himalayas. We will be sharing our roads here in the Terai Plains, with hundreds of cyclists, as the Nepalese still use bicycles as a primary form of transport in this region. Afternoon will find us at Chitwan National Park, where we are shuttled deep into the wild grasslands.
Ride: 41 mi / 66 km, Land: flat
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Island Jungle Resort  

Explore the park atop elephants in search of rhino and tiger or leisurely nature walks near our safari camp.
You have the day free inside the park. Our lodge offers walking tours through the lush forests or elephant back trips in search of the tigers and rhinos that inhabit the parklands. At dinner we can compare notes on what was seen.
Relax: Free to relax or sign up for walking tours
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Island Jungle Resort  

Cycle to Lumpini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, learn about his life.
After breakfast we will shuttle back out of the heart of Chitwan and down the road a bit before we start cycling. Today's bike tour takes us across more of the Terai Plains to the city of Lumbini, just north of the border with India. Lumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who later through enlightenment became Lord Buddha, the inspiration for the world's third largest religion.
Ride: 68 mi / 109 km, Land: flat & small hills
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Hotel Lumpini Garden  

Follow the historic Siddharta Highway, ascending the foothills with glimpses of the Himalayas as we ride.
We leave the flat Terai Plains behind today, as we roll back towards the foothills of the Himalayas. As we did leaving Daman, we will be following one of Nepal's older highways, the Siddharta Highway, built originally to connect India and Nepal but no only carrying local traffic as it winds through the valleys and mountains, en route towards Pohkara. Tonight will be will bedding down in historic Tansen, in a hotel perched on the ridge offering great views of the Annapurna Mountains.
Ride: 50 mi / 80 km, Land: flat then long moderate climb
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Hotel Srinigar  

Descend into Pokhara.
Our last and longest ride of the Nepal bike tour, takes us further through the foothills to colorful Pohkara, with its lovely lake in town center and a backdrop of the towering Annapurna Mountains. You would be hard pressed to find a town with a more dramatic setting.
Ride: 79 mi / 127 km, Land: mountainous
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Fishtail Lodge  

Enjoy a full day to explore this lake side town backed up by the towering Annapurna Mountains.
The day is free today, allowing you time to explore Pohkara or perhaps joining your guides for a hike to nearby villages offering spectacular photo opportunities. If you want some more miles on your bike, there are options here as well. In late afternoon, we will pack the bikes, as they head by truck to Kathmandu tonight.
Relax: Free day
Eat: Breakfast
Sleep: Fishtail Lodge  

Fly back to Kathmandu, with free time to visit markets or relax poolside.
We take the easy way back to Kathmandu today, catching a flight from Pohkara. The balance of the day in Kathmandu is free to explore some more of the city, or shop for those mandatory gifts for your house and pet sitters. We'll end the tour with another evening of Nepalese music and dining in Kathmandu.
Relax: Free day
Eat: Breakfast, Dinner
Sleep: Darwikas  

Time to depart for your next adventure.
As they always say ... all good things must end. We'll shuttling you back to Kathmandu Airport to catch your outbound flights back home or on to more adventures.
Travel: Shuttle to airport
Eat: Breakfast

Getting There

The Nepal Bike Tour meets and ends at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Guides will meet arriving flights, between 9:00 and 16:00

Guests should plan their flights to arrive in Kathmandu before 16:00 (4 pm) on Day 1 of the tour and their departing flights after 10:00 (10 am) on Day 11.

Kathmandu Airport code: KTM     Local Time: GMT+5:45


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Passports are required for all guests. Visas maybe required depending on your nationality, check with the nearest Embassy of Nepal.

Whatcha Gonna Get

  • Expert local bilingual guides
  • Entrance and activity fees
  • Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
  • Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
  • Unlimited drinking water**
  • Support van for baggage and lifts
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Airport pick up & drop off

*as noted in itinerary
**during activity

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