• Pokhara to Kathmandu XC Mountain biking
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu XC Mountain biking

Pokhara to Kathmandu XC Mountain biking - 9Days

  • Group size 1 to 10 peoples
  • Max-Altitude: 1300m / 4265.04ft
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Fitness level : Moderate
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Trip Description

If you like to avoid dusty highway to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara in most peaceful way then mountain biking from Pokhara to Katmandu is the best option. This trip will offer an opportunity to explore the Midhills culture, nature, and hospitality, diversity of landscapes and historical places of Nepal. Furthermore, this amazing XC ride will take you to river bed, amazing view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges, pristine villages and Lake Valleys. Pokhara to Kathmandu mountain biking has many different types of trails to suit your riding skills and styles. It’s also very popular among the trekkers who have finished trek in Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Upper Mustang region and like to experience mountain bike adventure. Tired legs will get relief and we will take you to another adventure through superb ride on skyline trails. We have been organizing mountain biking trip since more than a decade in the amazing backcountry trail.

Proposed Trip Itinerary

Please keep in mind; this is only an outline/sample itinerary. We understand that every rider is different, so we design each trip to cater to the specific needs of the group/individual. Easy, Moderate, Advanced, faster, chilled, or cruising…. Whatever your style – it’s your holiday/vacation/trip not a boot camp! We are here to listen, consult and understand your needs. We believe on your day you decide!

The ride from Pokhara to Bhorletar waves through the ancient town of Pokhara valley offering you the opportunity to see the local market and the important temples of the valley. The 45 Km ride takes you through the beautiful landscapes accompanied by the scenery of the snow-capped mountains. After having finished the climb all the way up to Sarka pass the trail then descends down to Ram bazaar and a bit of climb to Bhorletar, where the night will be spent. 
Distance: 45 Km
Riding Time: 5-6 Hours
Difficulty: Physical: Moderate/Hard, Technical: Moderate
The ride from Bhorletar to Sundari Bazaar is another milestone to get close to the local rural community. The first part of the ride follows the tarmac road along the Madi river to Duipiple and then to Sotipasal (around 15 Km) where you will be able to see the different life style of the people than in Pokhara or Kathmandu. After all those undulating ride from the starting of the day to Sotipasal the ride then gradually climbs from 1005 m to 1400 to Sundarbazaar via Kuncha. The term Sundar means beautiful and it is very much suitable name given to this amazing town.
Distance: 30KM
Time 4-5 hours
Difficulty: Physical: moderate Technical: moderate
The ride from Sundar Bazaar to Gorkha starts on the paved road all the way down to Turture and crosses the bridge over Marshyangdi River and follows the Palungtar-Mirkot off road to 12 KM (the name of the junction that connects the Aanbu khaireni-Gorkha Highway).  From this 12 Km junction it takes around 1 and ½ hours uphill to the mystic land of the Gorkhas. Today’s ride will lead you through the main high to less used jeep able road and then to the main high way back again. It is an amazing venture to see the country sides and riding through the incredible landscapes.
Distance: 53 KM
Time: 6-7 hours
Difficulty: Physical: Moderate/ Hard Technical: Moderate
The ride from Gorkha to Aarughat is absolutely an amazing experience. The trail runs through so many isolated villages, you may not have imagined about. The typical culture can be witnessed all along the way today. You will also get the opportunity to know a bit of culture and the people. You may be wondering how? These people love to see the bike that you are riding and will come to you asking about that and you will have a close communication with them literally, using the signs.
Distance: 40 KM
Time: 5-6 Hours
Difficulty: Physical: Moderate/ Hard Technical: Moderate
Today the ride is gentle than any other days. The ride is accompanied by couple of passes (Passes doesn’t mean massive ones) and differently, featured landscapes, certainly, makes you say WOW! Amazing, landscape, wonderful people and their daily hereabouts! What else you want to see more?
Distance: 37 Km
Time: 5-6 Hours
Difficulty: Physical: Moderate, Technical: moderate
Dhading to Trishuli is an epic adventure ride that guarantees 100 Percent of road track. Few bit of climb, some bit of undulating ride and the downhill all the way to Trishuli, one of the most popular rivers for rafting and kayaking destination. This ride gives you the wonderful opportunity to explore the river based town Trishuli and see the culture around.
Distance: 41 Km
Time: 5-6 Hours
Difficulty: Physical: Moderate/Hard, Technical: Moderate
This is the last day ride to enter Kathmandu valley. Around 70 percent of the paved road and nearly30 percent of the off road track. The ride starts crossing the bridge over Trishuli and leads to Bidur and Gagante and then split the main highway to get going to Shivapuri hill. This Shivapuri hill will definitely, test your limit as the climb is quite intense. But be happy the track is all paved until the top. The view that can be seen throughout this climb is mesmerizing. The snow-capped mountains seem like if they are aligned by someone in a single line. This will make you forget all the tiredness that you will get from the climb. Once you are at the top of Shivapuri get ready to descend down to Kathmandu valley and the beautiful Thamel.
Distance: 54 KM
Time: 6-7 Hours
Difficulty: Physical: Moderate/Hard, Technical: Moderate
It’s a free day after your adventure holiday in Nepal. you may involve yourself around Ktm to get some souvenir to your friends and family.
Fly back to home with lots of good memories to tell your friends.

If you like to make your own customized itinerary please contact us with many questions.

Important Notes

Above mentioned itinerary is just an outline and will be flexible day to day based on our daily physical demands and wishes. Please send us an email if you like to make changes as per your plan and schedule.

In the event of unexpected circumstances such as natural calamities, bad weather, political issues PMTBA reserves the right to modify the program in order to keep our guests safe, sound and happy.

Cost Includes

  • Transportation
  • Mountain Bike Guide,
  • Luggage support by jeep or person
  • Full accommodations and meals (from starting day dinner to lunch on the final day)
  • Local taxes
  • Hard tail mountain bike and gears

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa
  • Flight to and from Nepal
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks such as soft drinks and other beverages
  • Travel, activities and medical insurance
  • Personal safety, MTB gear and equipment
  • Full suspension bike (for rent- 250 Euros extra)
  • Tips and gratuity for guides, porters and supporting staff.

Dates and Cost

Our given dates are 100% guaranteed to departure and the cost is per person basis, if we have more than five people in the group there will be 5% discount on the given price. If you like to make your own private group on your preferred dates please write us an email. We will be happy to customize the trip according to your wish and budget.
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