Rich in natural beauty, magnificent mountains, vibrant villages, craggy hills with cascaded fields, and subtropical forests all these and many more make the Pokhara valley the finest place in the world for cycling/mountain biking. Furthermore, cycling along the foothills of the Machhapuchhare and Annapurnas can be a lifetime experience. At the present time, Pokhara valley offers a wide range of choices for cycling. Amateur to Professional cyclists both can choose easy to tough destinations as per their level of skill, stamina, and courage.
A unique topographical feature of the Pokhara valley has drawn many amateur and professional cyclists from home and abroad. Craggy mountains and steep downhill are considered among the best places for cycling in Nepal. Over the last decade or so, some professional mountain bikers and cycling associations have worked hard to develop some outstanding cycling routes in the Pokhara valley.
While cycling in and around the valley, people can feast their eyes, particularly on the beauty of the majestic Himalayas. The Pokhara valley is rich in lush vegetation and dotted with shimmering lakes. In general, the valley has many awesome vistas. The magnificent image of Mount Fishtail reflected in the clear waters of Lake Fewa leaves everyone spellbound. Pokhara offers a huge potentiality for every adventure activity. That is why, Pokhara is known as Nepal’s adventure hub, the valley has the reputation of being the second home for tourists worldwide.
Pokhara is uniquely lapping at an altitude of 730 meters to 1030 meters. This is the reason behind the existence of an abundance of Flora and fauna. The lush green hills range in height from 1077 meters in the South to 2738 meters in the North resulting in a unique topography.
It is a perfect destination for cycling enthusiasts. Pokhara offers a complete cultural, natural, and religious experience. You don’t need to spare many days to explore the surroundings of the valley. All you have to do is manage 2 to 3 days to reach each and every corner of the valley.
Today we are going to talk about some overnight tours around Pokhara valley. You can compare all the trips and figure out which one matches your riding style and attracts you more. Let us dive into some popular trips around Pokhara.
AUSTRALIAN CAMP AND DHAMPUS
In the past, this place used to be known as Thulo kharka which literally translates to bigger pasture land. As the Australian people made camps during their trekking to ABC and Annapurna sanctuary areas around the 50s. The previous name Thulo Kharka slowly became popular as an Australian Camp among people around the world.
This tour is popular among the adventure craving and passionate riders. To be honest, this is not the right choice of a trip for faint-hearted people. This is the reason only a countable number of riders participate in this tour. Whilst some intermediate riders have enjoyed this trip too. The overnight stay will be at the Australian Camp.
The next day’s ride will lead us through the vibrant villages of Dhampus, Khani Gaun, and Lwang where we will experience different ethnic groups and their culture followed by mesmerizing landscapes and river valleys.
Let’s have a look at some important highlights from the tour.
- Spectacular view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna
- Traditional Nepali lifestyle, mountains, and river views,
- Amazing trails and awesome ride
- Challenging climb
- Push and carry for about 30 minutes
- Amazing landscapes
This is one of the most popular mountain biking trails around Pokhara. It is popular for its natural beauty, amazing landscapes, and history of Royal Prince Charles from the UK, who did trekking on this trail.
Are you tired of all the hustle and bustle of the city? Do you want to go out in nature to relax your soul? If yes, this is the perfect place that allows you to enjoy nature with peacefulness. This trip not only permits you to calm your thoughts but also enables you to sight the views of three above 8000m mountains at a single glance.
We have been operating mountain bike tours in this region for a long time and we have found many satisfied guests. Most of them were absolutely mesmerized by the landscapes, vibrant villages, mountain ranges, peacefulness, and the ride along the ridge with the sight of Begnas Lake. Now, it’s your turn to experience what it means to be there.
Some important highlights from this trip are listed below.
- Views of several lakes such as Fewa, Begnas, Rupa, and some other
- Stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu
- Riding through the river valley and cascading terraces
- An awesome ride through vibrant villages
- Enriched with culture and nature
- Amazing people
Do you want to feast your eyes on stunning views of snow-clad mountains? Do you really want to enjoy the nature and authentic mountain culture of Pokhara? Then this is a perfect trip to satisfy your thirst for nature, culture, and an absolutely amazing ride.
The ride departs from our store at the lakeside. The first part of the gentle ride leads us to the remote part of Pokhara valley which is also the end of the valley. The intense climb to the place known as Tarebhir offers an incredibly beautiful landscape and views of the Annapurna mountain range.
After our stay at a family-run home-stay in Bhumdi, the next day we leave this amazing place behind to enjoy the thrill of a hair-raising downhill. After the world peace stupa, we will enjoy the jaw-dropping single track down to the lakeside.
Now let’s go through some of the major highlights of the trip.
- Amazing views of the Annapurna mountain Range
- Incredible landscape
- Wonderful villages and amazing people
- Hair raising single tracks
- The sight of World Peace Stupa
The above-mentioned trips are some of the most popular overnight mountain biking trips around Pokhara. Besides these trips, there are many more which can be customized to address your demands for mountain biking.
Do you have queries about the mountain biking tours in or around the Pokhara valley? Feel free to call or WhatsApp us at +977-9804134788, or visit us at www.nepalmountainbike.com. We will be more than happy to answer your queries in a detail.