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Trip Facts

  • Group Size: Min-4
  • Grade: D: Tough
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Type of Tour: Mountain Biking Tour, Activity Holiday
  • Total Days: 10 Days
  • Trip Cost: USD -

Kathmandu - Pokhara Biking Tour

Day to Day Outline Itinerary


After leaving the chaos of the city we head towards Narayanthan, where you can stop to see the magnificent sleeping Vishnu temple. We then carry on biking on the outskirts of the Shivapuri National Park. The Langtang Range can be clearly visible depending on the time of the year and clear weather of course. We check our brakes and gear up for a 950 mts descent all the way to Likhu Khola. After some refreshments we head towards our day I destination Nuwakot. (900mts)

Nuwakot: Nuwakot is a quaint mountain district with breathtaking views of the Trishuli and Tadi valleys situated 76 kms North West of Kathmandu. Nuwakot sits 2970 feet above sea level and is home to a diverse array of ethnic groups; the largest of which are the Newars, followed by the Tamangs. The area is historically known for the palace created by Nepal's unifier, Prithvi Narayan Shah, who chooses the area for its strategic hill – tops views of Tadi and Trishuli rivers. These rivers are considered the gatekeepers to the main trade into Tibet via Kerung. Some of the other places of interests are the Taleju temple, Saat Tale Durbar (seven storied ancient palace) and the Nuwakot durbar square.

Total Distance: 45Km
Altitude: 900 mts


We gradually climb 3 Kilometers from the starting Point to Raisingh, all the roads are Turmac. From the starting point to Samari most of the ride is a gradual climb. As we ride we can see the local villagers engaged in farming Potatoes, Cauliflower, Carrot, and Cabbage. Etc. The farmings are spread out on open farms unlike terrace farming. From Samari to Taskar the ride is mostly on rocky track then Taskar to Ratomate is mostly dusty Jeep track. Waling Danda to Dhading Besi is more or less like a cross country trail and easy to ride. (7 Km) Dhading Besi is a small city, where the people from the neighboring villages come to buy the basic necessities. The people that make up these villages are of mixed cultures and castes.

Total Distance: 45Km
Altitude: 550 mts


From Dhading Besi to Murali Bhanjyang, it is all tarmac roads. There are few local shops but nothing fancy. From Muralibhanjyang we begin riding on a jeep track. From Tallo Rampur we can see Nepal's second largest Tar. Mathillo Rampur to Tallo Rampur is mostly all dusty, downhill. We carry on riding pass Bunkghat; you can see local villagers engaged in farming.

Gorkha: The birth place of Prithivi Narayan Shah, conqueror of the Kathmandu Valley and founder of modern Nepal. The main attraction here is the Gorkha Durbar (palace) the former palace of the Shah dynasty which lords over Gorkha from a precarious ridge over the town.

Distance: 54.5 Km
Altitude: 1110 mts


Today is more like a cross country and easy ride. From Chhepetar we can see lots of Banana trees. It is just a small village. There are newly built houses and few old houses on the sides. Okharelisankhu to Garam besi this is like different parts because Okharelisankhu is in Dhading District and Garam Besi is in Lamjung district. It partition from one small flexible bridge (Jholunge Pool). Most people here depend on farming.

Distance: 54.3 Km
Altitude: 675 mts


Sunder Bazaar: From Sunder Bazaar we can see Machhapuchhre (the famous fishtail mountain) cleraly. Lots of mixed caste people live around here. Begnas Tal (lake) also happens to be the second biggest lake in the country and compared to the other lakes this one is more calm and peaceful.

Pokhara: Pokhara is the starting or finishing point for some of the Nepal’s most popular treks such as the Annapurna Circuit, The Jomsom Trek and the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its nearness to the mountains.

Picturesque villages, gently rolling chains of hills with terraced rice fields, subtropical forests and the unique outline of the Himalayas – whose gigantic mountains are only fifty kilometers away and seem so close that you could almost touch them.

Total Distance: 74.4
Altitude: 830 mts

NOTE: Food and Accommodation are basic.

Client Reviews

My husband and I went on a trek in Nepal this past August, and we had a fabulous time. It was truly the most unique, beautiful outdoor travel experience that either of us have ever had. For anyone considering trekking in the Himalayas, we highly recommend Raj Tamang as a guide. His company, Responsible Adventures ( and (, is professional and customer-service oriented. We were amazed at the ways that Raj and his employees went above and beyond to make this experience memorable for us. Raj is a 'walking encyclopedia' of information about the culture and history of Nepal, and his confident, welcoming nature put us at ease. He was experienced at facilitating positive, genuine interaction between Himalayan villagers and Western trekkers such as ourselves, and that made all the difference in our 10 days touring the Manang valley. His company offers a service that is truly a cut above the rest.

We can't wait for another opportunity to trek with Raj! Feel free to check out our story and pics at

Elise and Josh Drexler
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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