This biking tour is specially designed to visit the different varieties of culture and landscapes the country has to offer. The experiences of riding through plain flat lands, hills, dry regions, and mountains and becoming a part of the different cultures in the country assure you of making memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip Preparation.
Day 03:Drive to Chitwan.
Day 04:Ride Chitwan to Lumbini.
Day 05:Lumbini to Pokhara via Tansen.
Day 06:Pokhara to Tatopani (105km).
Day 07:Tatopani to Muktinath (3800m) via Marpha 2680m.
Day 08:Exploration Day.
Day 09:Muktinath to Tatopani (1210m).
Day 10:Tatopani to Pokhara.
Day 11:Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 01Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival at the airport, our representative will greet you and guide you to your hotel in Kathmandu. We will meet up with the guide today. You can explore the local markets and enjoy the day. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip Preparation. We will visit the historic and iconic sites in the valley and prepare for our trip. We will check our bikes and meet the guides. We will have a short briefing about the coming trip at the hotel. You can as well do some last-minute shopping. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03Drive to Chitwan. Today, we will drive to the city of Chitwan. Famous for the Chitwan National Park, it is the largest national park in Nepal and home to numerous rare and extinct floras and faunas. We will visit the national park and do some short riding around Chitwan if time permits. We experience the wilderness and, in the evening, take part in the local Tharu dance. Overnight at hotel in Chitwan.
Day 04Ride Chitwan to Lumbini. The bike ride starts today. We will start riding from Chitwan after our breakfast and call it a day after reaching Lumbini. The ride is easy on the highways of Nepal. Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, has different attraction sites which we will be visiting today. We will visit the Mayadevi Temple, Sacred Pond Pushkarini, Ashoka Pillar along with different monasteries. We will do some meditation and visit the local areas. Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 05Lumbini to Pokhara via Tansen. Bike ride today is full of scenic views. We will ride across gorges, and get the glimpses of some of the highest peaks in the world. Starting from Lumbini, we will ride to Tansen. Tansen is an old authentic Nepali town, rich in culture and handicrafts, especially famous for the ‘Nepali Dhaka Topi’ (cap). There are blacksmiths making ‘Karuwa’, a kind of vessel to drink water along with other Nepali items and handicrafts.
We will leave Tansen after lunch and ride to Pokhara, the majestic lake city. It is the beautiful lake capital of Nepal. We will roam around the lakeside and enjoy the evening. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 06Pokhara to Tatopani (105km). We pick up our bikes in the morning and set off on an uphill ride to the village of Sarangkot for a beautiful mountain view of the world’s 10th highest peak, the Annapurna range. We will later cross Nepal’s longest suspension bridge to arrive at the village of Tatopani. We will stay there for the night at the famous hot springs of Tatopani. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 07Tatopani to Muktinath (3800m) via Marpha 2680m. Climb up through the world’s highest gorge which is over 8000 meters deep. We will experience the amazing and chilling Himalayas along the way. We will be able to see the longest ‘mani’ wall in the country. After lunch, we will get down the village and again climb up the hill to arrive at the holy place of Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular temple among the Hindu and Buddhist communities around the globe. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 08Exploration Day. Today, we will get up early in the morning and climb up to the temple of Muktinath to run through the 108 water taps. It is believed that we wash our sins and be religious enough to pray for wellness and prosperity in the Temple of Muktinath. After visiting the temple, we will have our breakfast and visit the Jharkot Monastery. Great views of the Dhaulagiri and other snowy peaks can be seen from the temple of Muktinath. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 09Muktinath to Tatopani (1210m). We ride along on a downhill track descending towards the village of Marpha, a village famous for its apples. We will taste some Marpha and a range of apple products. Then, we will make our way to the Thakali village of Tukuche. Again, a downhill ride through jeep trails will take us to the hot steam village of Tatopani. A fabulous place to relax our mind and body. Overnight at tea house.
Day 10Tatopani to Pokhara. After breakfast, 30 minutes ride to arrive at the village of Beni. We will ride along the windy road through green lush valleys to arrive at the lake city of Pokhara. If time permits, we will ride to the World Peace Pagoda for the sunset overlooking the beautiful valley of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will ride back to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu on a comfortable ride along the highways and get back to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our team will host a farewell Nepali cuisine dinner along with Nepali cultural dances.
Day 12Departure Our representatives will drop you at the airport as per your flight timings and bid you adios, concluding the trip.
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.
Minimal Bike Riding experience is enough to make this biking tour memorable and successful.