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
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:
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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