(B: BREAKFAST, L: LUNCH, D: DINNER)
|DAY 1||Kathmandu||International Guesthouse||D|
|Day 2||Pokhara||The Butterfly Lodge||B|
|Day 3||Pokhara||The Butterfly Lodge|
|Day 4||Pokhara||The Butterfly Lodge|
|Day 5||Pokhara||The Butterfly Lodge|
|Day 6||Pokhara||The Butterfly Lodge|
|Day 7||Pokhara – Kathmandu||International Guesthouse||D|
|Day 8||Kathmandu Departure||N/A||B|
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, our representative will greet and meet you ton transfer to your hotel which is located in the heart of the tourist district of Kathmandu, Thamel (approximately a 30-minute drive). Depending on your arrival time, there may be time to explore the streets, sights and shops of Thamel or to relax after your journey, before joining your guides for an early evening welcome meal, where they will explain more about the coming day’s tour and activities.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kathmandu domestic airport for the 60-minute flight to the Lakeside town of Pokhara.
On arrival in Pokhara, you will check into the hotel which will leave plenty of time in the afternoon and evening to stretch the legs and explore the town.
You will head out on a 7km ride along lakeside to the first of our off-road loops, Fewa Lake. The total off road riding is 40km with 1400m of climbing and the trails will be steep and challenging. There are however a number of points where you can cut the ride short and return to Pokhara should there be any tired legs.
The trails today climb and crisscross the mountains that surround the prominent Peace Stupa, after which you will descend on some awesome single-track back down to the lakeside followed by a 7km relaxed ride back to the hotel.
The afternoon and evening are free to stretch out, relax and explore Pokhara Lakeside and its many delicious local and continental eateries.
Biking distance: 54km, 1400m ascent
The same routine as yesterday but you’ll be heading out to Kristi Hill today. A 6km ride to the trail head where another 50km of scintillating off road trails await. Again, don’t worry if you’re not up for the full 50km, there are plenty of escape routes!
The trail today is 2 loops with the second loop being much tougher than the first, with some really steep climbs rewarded with awesome views across to the snowcapped mountains.
Biking distance: 62km, 1800m ascent
You know the score by now! Today’s ride to the dirt is the longest of the lot at 15km but you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Begnas Lake as you ride the 45km of off-road awesomeness. As always there are many short cuts for those that want a more leisurely ride.
The course starts from the beautiful Begnas Lake and climbs up to Kalika top before descending via a different route back down to Begnas and a loop around Rupa Lake on undulating trails.
Biking distance: 75km, 1800m ascent
The last day of riding but no need to take your foot off the gas if you don’t want to.
Our guides are happy to go as fast or as slow as you like and can accommodate those wanting a total workout or those who’d rather take in the stunning views.
Either way, even with the full 47km off-road loop there should still be time today to explore the bat caves before heading on a 10km ride back to the hotel
Biking distance: 67km, 1600m ascent
After breakfast you will return to Kathmandu via a short plane journey.
Once back in Kathmandu, there will be time in the afternoon for some trinket shopping or to explore some of the many temples and places of interest in the city.
Transfer to airport for departure flight.