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Mountain Bike Through Nepal with Access Trips

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Adventurous travellers can now witness the majestic peaks of the Himalayan mountain range, from Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west, thanks to Access Trips’ brand new 12-day Himalayan Mountain Bike Tour through Nepal.

Guided by expert mountain biking instructors, travelers will be able to delight in the thrills of a mountain biking adventure that offers the perfect balance of activity, coaching and cultural discovery.

 Access Trips’ newest mountain bike tour allows travelers to explore the diversity of cultures nestled in small, untouched, traditional villages far off the tourist trails among some of the world’s most incredible mountain scenery.

Mountain Bike in Nepal

With the first trip departing March 2013, this biking tour provides travelers with an up-close experience discovering the romance of Nepal’s ancient culture amidst the world’s highest peaks. Highlights include:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Explore the legendary city of Kathmandu on a tour of the city’s most mesmerizing highlights. Take in the commanding views of the city from the golden spire of Swayambhunath, a World Heritage Site, regarded as the most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines.

Other stops include visits to Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and Pashupatinath temple, the most important Hindu temple in Nepal.

Visit a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery: On the morning of Day 5, enjoy a short bike ride to a nearby Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Listen to the monks chanting their morning prayers and watch pilgrims circumambulate as a sign of their devotion.

Explore Local Villages: Bike the old walking route between Kathmandu and Pokhara, on a journey through forests and small villages, each with different cultures and traditions. Enjoy snacks in a local teahouse in Bhorietar and learn about the local people, mostly Newar, Magar, Bramin and Gurung.

Trace the Gorkha Trail: Continue along the ancient walking trail towards Gorkha and take in the incredible sites of the “seven trails meeting point”, an orange farming region with hillsides aflame with oranges between October and February. Stop to sample local oranges before crossing the Daraundi River on a suspension bridge.

In the evening hike about an hour uphill to visit Gorkha Durbar. This historical palace is situated at the top of fortified hill above the township, with spectacular views of Manslu and Himachuli.

Expert Mountain Biking Instruction: Guides on the Nepal mountain biking trip are advanced mountain bikers with extensive biking experience and regional expertise.

Boutique Accommodation: From a few nights in cozy guesthouses with spectacular views to top-rated boutique hotels, Access Trips’ mountain biking tour includes some of the best accommodation in some of Nepal’s most remote areas.

Rates start at US$2,790 per person and include 11 nights of accommodation, daily instruction, full support vehicle, all meals, all transportation and airport transfer in Nepal and entry fees. Not included in that rate are international airfare, airport taxes, visas, insurance, and bike and helmet rentals. The additional cost for bike and helmet rental is US$325. Groups are limited to 15 travelers who are accompanied by a multilingual guide.

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