Into The Mountains

9 days, max altitude 3756m, 654km approx.
October 24th – 1st November 2019
March 16th – 24th 2020
October 24th – 1st November 2020

Price: £2790.00 1 rider twin sharing

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: £650.00

highlights

  • Lots of dirt tracks
  • Breath taking views and epic mountain roads
  • Kathmandu & Gorkha UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Getting up close to Mt. Annapurna II and III
  • Beautiful Glacial Lake, Gangapurna
  • Ancient Town of Khangsar famous for Archery
Truly epic adventure biking in the Manang region of Nepal. The roads are mostly gravel or dirt tracks with loads of fun to be had riding here, the roads are spectacular; carved into the hillsides with rushing rivers in the valley below. All the unbelievable scenery, and the fact that you get taken right into the mountains, makes this one of our most appealing tours. The HondaCRF250Ls are in their prime here. Also perfect for anyone on a budget as this 9 day tour keeps the cost of pure adventure affordable. Day 1 Kathmandu Free day for arrivals Usually flights are overnight so you should allow an extra day for the journey to Kathmandu. Once you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport we will pick you up directly from the airport transfer you to your 5* hotel. There will be the opportunity for exploration of the ancient city in your own time this day depending on your time of arrival. Accommodation: Hotel Annapurna (or similar): https://annapurna-hotel.com/ Day 2 Nuwakot (approx. 80km) 4hrs riding time approx. Today there will be familiarisation with the bikes in Kathmandu before riding out of the valley on a varied mix of mountain roads, paved, unpaved, gravel and sand as we head over hill passes and through tropical valleys to Nuwakot Durbar, a historic palace used by the late King Pritivi Narayan Shah.  Accommodation: The Famous Farm (or similar): https://rural-heritage.com/accommodations/the-famous-farm/ Day 3 Gorkha (approx. 130km) 6hrs riding time approx. Riding on a mixture of highways, sandy tracks and dirt tracks today, besides the river which flows from the East side of Mount Manaslu (26,759ft). After a bit more jeep track we’ll come back to tarmac roads to take us to the historic town of Gorkha, home of the fierce Gurkha warriors. Accommodation: Gorkha Gaun http://www.gorkhagaun.com/ Day 4 Jagat 111km (6hrs riding time approx.) We head down to the main highway today for a short time then we take the exit and head north into the middle hills slightly west of Gorkha. We reach Jagat on beautiful jeep tracks cut dramatically into the hillside with the sound of the rushing river below us.  Accommodation: Teahouse Day 5 Manang 63km ( 3.5hrs riding time approx.) Heading further north today on more jeep tracks which after sometime reach a plateau and we ride along towards Manang with stunning mountains surrounding you. The beautiful snows of Mt. Annapurna II and III can be seen today as well Pisang Peak and Chulu East. Accommodation: Teahouse Day 6 Manang  We take a day to explore the jeep tracks around Manang, seeing how far the road can take us into the mountains, reaching Khangsar a town where the archery festival takes place every year. Manangies are famous for archery and are well known traders in Nepal. There is also a beautiful glacial lake situated nearby where you can enjoy a glass of Seabuck Thorn Juice and look up in wonder at the huge glacier at Gangapurna. Accommodation: Teahouse Day 7 Kurintar 166km (7.5hrs approx.) Heading back down to the main highway today we reach Kurintar and stay at the beautiful resort besides the Trishuli river reachable only by suspension bridge.  Accommodation: Summit River Lodge Day 8 Kathmandu 104km (4hrs approx.) Last day of riding we will be on the main highway which is chaotic, dusty, busy and entering Kathmandu it gets busier and more chaotic! Accommodation: Hotel Annapurna (or similar): https://annapurna-hotel.com/ Day 9 Departure Time to say farewell to Nepal and your guides. We will drop you back to the international airport in time for your onward flight Cost Includes
  • Bike rental (Honda CRF250L or other bikes available, all fuel, all meals and soft drinks, all handpicked accommodation (the best available hotels or lodges), friendly English speaking guides, support vehicle, permits, all transfers, mechanic/follow up rider (for groups of 4+)
Cost Excludes
  • International flights, visa, any extra activities( ie. Bungee jump etc.), personal travel insurance, tips, alcohol

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