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|Tour Code: NCHS001||Style: Cycling | Mountain Biking|
|Grading:||Maximum Altitude: 3810m|
|Transport: Private||Duration: 10 Days|
|Start in: Kathmandu |Airport||End in: Kathmandu |Airport||Price: US$ 1700 per person|
Jomsom to Muktinath biking tour is an adventurous and very popular trips in Annapurna region. Jomsom is in the heart of the Himalaya and offers some spectacular trails for mountain bikers. From here there are many options for some amazing single track and downhill riding along the beautiful Kaligandaki River, one of the deepest gorges in the world passing ancient monasteries and traditional villages. While having this trip, the trail goes through stunning rural settlements, therefore you will have an exciting moment to explore the unique lifestyles, traditions and culture of people living along the biking trail, you will go through unique landscapes, through lush sub-tropical forest, deep valley, cultivated terraced field, while having tour through biking you will have enough time to spend along the way and enjoy the varieties of scenes and sceneries.
The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.
DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.
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You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. Like your personal architect creating your one-of- a-kind home, our Travel Specialists will execute the trip of a lifetime. It's all up to you - logistics, pace, budget, dates, performances, visits, explorations, meals and lodging are hammered out down to the finest customized detail. Please fill in our tailor-made request form.
If you do not want to join a group then you can also make this a private trip with your friends and family one at your own schedule. Considering this, Trekking Team Group organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Traditional welcome by our airport representative. Your guide briefs about your further programmed. Typical Nepali dinner served in the evening.
You will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley to explore the vibrant city after breakfast at your hotel. Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa Swayambunath, also known as Monkey temple, on the hill of Kathmandu Valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu valley. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes. After exploring Pashupatinath you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of centuries old temples and palaces.
After breakfast drive towards the beautiful town of Pokhara in western part of Nepal. Taking fresh air, enjoy the staggering beauty of an area surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountains. In the afternoon, we boat across Lake Phewa for magnificient views of the Annapurna mountain range. Watch reflections of their dazzling white peaks sparkle in the mirror-like water. Annapurna range is probably one of the finest mountain panoramas in the world. Enjoy the sunset in the lake and take dinner in one of the famous restaurant at lake side.
Early morning pack up and head to the airport for flight to Jomsom. It’s about a 22 min flight to Jomsom, above the Pokhara valley and deep into the heart of the Himalaya, take a peek out of the window for fantastic views of Dhawalagiri and beyond. Upon landing, assemble your bikes and spend some time riding through the cobbled streets of the bustling town. After having luch and some rest then you follow the next trail to Kagbeni, riding the relatively flat section along the river trail in Kagbeni. Enjoy the beautiful Tibetan village of Kagbeni. Overnight in Kagbeni.
Early morning wake up to see spectacular sunrise view and have breakfast. Leaving behind the beautiful village of Kagbeni, today you cycle off-road uphill for the most part. Following on the dusty jeep track towards the foreboding Thorung La Pass, you will have an oppurtunity to explore the ancient monastery at Jhong along with the sunrise enjoying the incredible mountain views. Finally after a short riding you arrive Muktinath mid afternoon. Explore around Muktinath Monastery and Temples. Overnight in Muktinath.
Today leaving behind Muktinath, ride along a very enjoyable downhill track descending to the Kaligandaki River valley floor. After riding few hours you'll reach Marpha, a village with legendary apple orchids. You can enjoy tasting the some local Marpha Brandy and a range of apple products like apple pie and dried apple skin. Continuing the biking you will finally reach Tukuche village, an ancient Thakali tribe settlement. Spend some time exploring the region and interacting about the culture and history of the village enjoying the amazing views of Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and icefalls of Dhaulagiri's east face. Spend your night in Tukuche.
After brreakfast begin your biking from Tukuche to Tatopani going downhill section along with gentle flat and winds in and out of the valley sides through pine forests and small villages. Following the river, there are good views of the snow capped peaks and beautiful waterfalls. Arrive Tatopani mid of the day relax your mind and body having a hot bath which will pamper and unwind your muscles after a great day of biking in this fantastic region. Spend your night in Tatopani.
From Tatopani, your next will be Beni after some hours of biking. Following the Kaligandaki river, the trail throws exciting riding with its dirt trails with heavy rock around. Spend some time exploring the Beni town and then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel of Pokhara.
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, enjoy panoramic mountains views. Spend the rest of the day exploring, shopping or just relaxing in Kathmandu's numerous cafes and rooftop restaurants before spending the evening celebrating your achievements.
Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day. You do as you like. Many people take the time for shopping others enjoy exploring the cultural sites of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.
This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.
IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.
Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects. To know what we do and why we do please click here.
Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.
One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.
Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.