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Himalaya Downhill Mountain Biking

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time-raw1 weeks
Starting point
Your accommodation in Jomsom
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

This 10-day cycling tour is perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to experience the Himalayas via the seat of a mountain bike. You'll find a lot off of the beaten path as you take these mountainous twists & turns at speed. Don't worry though, they'll be plenty of time to stop and soak in the breathtaking mountain landscapes.

What to expect?

  • Jomsom, the starting point of your downhill excursion, is located at an altitude of 2,700 m and offers wonderful views of the Dhaulagiri Peak. You begin riding along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River, a motorable road with a dedicated single track. It also includes an uphill track up to Muktinath, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

  • You'll also get to take a look at Muktinath Temple, which takes its name from “Muktikhestra”, a Sanskrit word that means the place of liberation or “moksha”. Above all, Muktinath offers a fine view of Annapurna I & several of its peaks.

  • Between Muktinath and Marpha, you'll pass by yak herds and come across locals, most of whom still follow the old traditional lifestyles, even in the 21st century. In Marpha, human corpses are still offered to the local birds of prey. Marpha is mainly famous for its picturesque apple orchards. Bite the tastiest and juicy apples of Nepal here, and try some apple wine and brandy to mitigate your exhaustion.

  • From Marpha, there is a fantastic downhill ride to Tatopani, which means hot water in Nepali. This hot water is actually from a hot water spring located by the Kali Gandaki River. Plunge into the water to loosen your tightened muscles & prepare for the next day of biking, which pushes you ever closer to Pokhara. Once in Pokhara you'll take a rest while viewing the three highest mountains in the world: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

What is included?

  • Ground transportation
  • Overnight accommodations
  • English-speaking mountain biking guide(s).
  • The number of guides and assistant guides is dictated by the group size
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Annapurna conservation permit, & all necessary permits
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu on the night before departure
  • All government taxes, vat, and official expenses

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate level of fitness is recommended
  • Previous MTB experience is required

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)
  • Overnight items
  • 4 seasons sleeping bag (we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)

If you’re bringing your own bike:

  • Brake pads specific to your bike – 2 sets
  • Rear mech hanger specific to your bike – 2
  • Bottle of dry lube
  • Four inner tubes, or spare bottle of fluid for
  • Tubeless tyres (two for each tyre)
  • Quick link to suit your chain
  • For 29” wheels bring extra spare tubes; these are more difficult to find in Nepal

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
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