• XC Nepal
  • XC Nepal
  • XC Nepal

XC Nepal - 14Days

  • Group size 1 - 12 pax
  • Max-Altitude: 3800m / 12467.04ft
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Fitness level : Moderate
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu
  • Departure From: Pokhara/Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

  • One of the best trips
  • Cultural shock to those visiting Nepal for the first time
  • World Heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Crazy, busy Kathmandu, Temples and Monasteries
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan and Native culture of Tharu people
  • One horned Rhinos and wild life
  • XC trails in three types of topography from low land to high Himalayas
  • Epic rides and Himalayan cultural experience
  • Welcoming friendly people
  • Prayers flags and clockwise rounding of Monasteries
  • Eternal flame, mixed Buddhist and Hindu culture
  • Apple garden, apple cider and apple brandy
  • Himalayan high desert, Alpine forest to tropical topography
  • View 3 eight-thousand meter peaks from one place
  • Biking through various areas that Nepal has to offer

Trip Description

Our XC Nepal is a classic biking trip. It offers magical riding opportunities from low land (Tarai) to Himalayan heights, embraced by culture, nature and awe-inspiring topography through the foot hills. Starting from Kathmandu, we explore this fascinating hub of culture and its medieval market squares, narrow lanes and hundreds of ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples.  The next leg of our journey takes us to one of Asia’s premium wildlife reserves. The wild and mysterious Chitwan National Park is home to the royal Bengal Tiger, the one-horned rhino and many other fascinating species, including several hundred birds. We explore the jungle by two wheels, foot and elephant ride. In the evening we relax in beautiful surroundings as the sun sets over the plains of India. After Chitwan, we head north, where we will ride some of the most exciting trails in the Himalayas - single-track and double dirt road based on your riding style. We will take you into the heart of the majestic Annapurna Range and spend amazing days through breath-taking scenery, ancient cultures and charming villages.

Fitness and skills level: Cross country Nepal is the best playground that offers something for everyone! No matter what your skill level is! We have organized this trip for beginner, intermediate to the world champions! As we can make customized trip to suit any riders as per their physical and technical requirements. We would need your willingness and a bit of experience, we can make it happen the trip of your pace and demand. No matter what is your technical and physical fitness is? We have many optional trails to take you through easy, moderate to hard trail that suits you most for beginner intermediate to advance riders. We also can provide Jeep shuttles as per requirements.
IS this trip right for me? People who are physically, mentally fit and who Does Mountain biking/hiking regularly, an average rides ride at home at least once in two/three weeks. Who would like to check out and explore the Himalaya, nature, local and their culture?

Length of the trip:  our standard trip is designed for beginner to intermediate riders that is why it’s longer than any other companies’ itinerary. Also the itinerary is altitude friendly, we believe whatever takes longer is better! We recommend riding slowly and plan well for acclimatization is always better in Mountain. However, we also can organize the XC Nepal trip in shorter version to those who have short holiday. If you would like to create shorter trip please contact us.

Food, accommodation and internet:  there will be 3 star hotels in Katmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and local tea houses and home stay in Mountains. It will be nice and clean room with hot shower and Wi-Fi access in most of the places. You can choose the different food from the menu each and every day to try new and different tastes of local and international foods. We are open to book the 5 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your wish.

Transportations: All the transfers are by a private Jeep/van/bus (based on the group size) and mountain flight uplift from Pokhara to Jomsom in this trip.

Guides and crew: all our guides’ local folks who are well trained and national and international license holder with a full of passion and dedication in mountain biking and outdoor activities. Also for the Jungle safari we will have local guide who are well trained and worked for long time in this national park.

Female MTB guides: we are the company training and empowering youth and girls into mountain biking and outdoor tourism. We also have ladies guides if our female guests like to come along with female guides.

Optional trip: we can combine XC Nepal, Pokhara Kathmandu and Hetauda biking trip to those who like to have longer holidays in Himalayas. We will always have optional trails according to individual’s physical fitness and technical skill. Either to stick with Jeep track or single tracks or back country road?

Flexibility, safety and customer care:  we are proud to be the local company that allows us to offer more flexibility in our itinerary and dedicated to customer care and service. We are socially oriented rather than only business, in our 17 years of mountain biking/hiking tour operator history there is no single recorded history of severe altitude sickness and major injury/accident. Our priority is taking good care of our clients to make sure every client are safe, sound and having fun each day while in the trip.

Is this trip for a road biker? Yes! We have been organizing this trip even for road bikers as well. Our previous cyclist from road cycling background well handled the trip and learned the skills of mountain biking in this holiday. Actually this trip is for all such as family, beginner, intermediate to the professional rider.

Best time of the year: we organize the trip all year around. However, spring (March, April, May and June) and autumn (September, October, November and early December is the best).

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!

Received by our representatives and transfer to hotel, Welcome to our lovely home playground known as the Himalayan country the top of the world and eight of the world’s ten highest mountain exist in the little country that offers amazing playground for mountain biking, trekking and other outdoor activities.
Kathmandu is the city with great history of Kings, culture, architect, temples, monasteries and many more…. We really like to show you the best of the Kathmandu that has to offer in culture and history. There are Museums, monasteries and temples we can visit. Or if you like to stretch your body and legs we also can take you hike or ride in Kathmandu valley.  Choices up to you we have many options to celebrate your stay in Kathmandu.
We will be heading to Chitwan leaving crazy Kathmandu behind and move peacefully toward the land of Tharu inhabitant, Bengal tigers, one horned rhinos, crocodile, Elephant and different kind of birds. We will drive subtropical hills to the fertile tropical Land of Terai, terraces, riverbed and wonderful villages. We will have lunch along the way and stop to enjoy the view and take snapshots. Once we reach in the Chitwan the land of one horned Rhinos, Bengal Tiger and Elephant. we will attend the sunset view and cultural programme at the evening.
It’s a great day the totally into the nature, either on Elephant ride or Jeep drive to Jungle to see the Bengal tiger, one horned rhinos, birds and other species in the Jungle. We will also do Jungle walk, canoeing, Elephant breeding center as well and museum visit.
Biking to Beeshazari Lake (twenty thousand lake) and Sauraha is really cool experience on cycling around which is an amazing ride to stretch out your legs and to see wild animals, peacock, crocodiles and local life of the Tharu people. Our ride will be mostly flat as Chitwan is flat land. Along the river, paddies and villages. We will stay in Chitwan tonight.
We will have Breeding Center visit in the morning after that we will head to our adventure hub and charming lake and mountain city Pokhara. We will have lunch on the way in a nice and scenic place. Our drive will be along the river bed with amazing view of Himalayan range.
You are in the best place where many opportunities to ride on the lap of mount fishtail and alongside of the lake. You have choices and we offer the playground to take you. We will show you the trail profile, distance and altitude details; we can sit together and decide the route together which is the best one to choose!
Biking hours: 3 to 5 hours
Biking distance: 25 to 35 km approx.
It’s our another beautiful day of our rides as we will take you to the best view points, best XC ride and take you to the biggest and clean Lake of Pokhara. We will have great day with locals. Our ride will be awarded by the Giant fishtail and Annapurna I, II and III.
Biking time: 3 to 4 hours
Biking distance: 35 to 45 Km
We will wake up early in the morning to get the dramatic flight to Jomsom. Usually first flight will be at 6.15 am. We will reach Jomsom after half an hour on the lap of Mount Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. We will have big organic breakfast on the lap of the Himalayas viewing the crystal clear mountain just in front of you. We will assemble the bike and ride to Eklebhatti and stay overnight in Kagbeni.
Flight time: 25 minutes
Biking time: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Distance:  12 to 15 km Approx, its acclimatization day.
It will be a challenging day it’s not because of the hard trails its due to thin air. We will take it easy and enjoy our pace and amazing view all the way to Muktinath. It’s uphill to the Himalayas to celebrate your wonderful mountain biking holiday.
Biking time: 3.5 to 4.5 hours
Distance:  16 to 18 km Approx
We will visit Muktinath temple, monastery, eternal live fire and 108 water spouts which are the special and sacred place of earth for Hindu and Buddhist people. It is believed that once you reach in this place you will get moksha, the liberation you will get place in heaven after your death. Muktinath to Marpha allows us the best optional ride which one to take either follow Jeep track or super flowy single track via Lupra valley. Our tour leader and individuals and group can decide which route to take based on their technical skills. Today is one of the best days of your holiday if you are a single track rider and if you are an intermediate rider still you can try to take the loop via Lupra trails which is a rewarding ride. We are more than sure you will have smile on your face during the whole trip. The best trail Mustang has to offer! We will stay in Marpha town which is famous for Apple capital for its production of Apple brandy, Apple pie and other Apple products.
Biking time: 4 to 5 hours
Distance:  25 to 30 approx km
Today, we are heading toward the low land from the thin air. Our lungs will get more air and you will feel better along with seeing different topography and geology than yesterday. We will ride through authentic Nepali foothill villages on some jeep and single trails. We will ride through Kali Gandaki River Valley, the deepest gorge in the world. We will end our ride today in a hot spring called Tatopani.  We will have opportunity to treat our muscles and body to the healing water of the natural hot spring.
Biking time: 5 to 6 hours
Distance:  45 approx km
From Tatopani we will ride through Kali Gandaki river bed along the dirt road - we have no optional trails. We will roll through villages, temples and bushes. This will be our final ride in the Mustang region. Once we reach Beni our van will be waiting to transfer us to Sarangkot then ride down to Pokhara.
Biking time: 3.5 to 4.5 hours
Distance: 30 to 40 Km

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

  • Airport Pick up and Drop Off
  • Jungle safari
  • Canoeing
  • Elephant ride or Jeep drive
  • Jungle walk
  • Museum
  • Mountain bike guide
  • Hard Tail Mountain Bike
  • Porter to carry your luggage
  • Safe drinking water
  • Full accommodations (13 nights) and meals (from starting day dinner through lunch on the final day)
  • ACAP Permit and TIMS
  • Bike cargo from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa
  • Flight to and from Nepal
  • Domestic flight in Nepal
  • Bottled water
  • 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 (optional – additional 250 Euros)
  • Gratuity to 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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