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Single Track Mountain Biking Adventure (13 days)

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Trip Code: NET-ADV-MBT02

  • Trip Type Adventure Sports
  • Duration 13 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Land Transportation
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Single Track Mountain Biking is the real Mountain bike exploration. On the very first day of you trip, you fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and spend the first day getting the bikes ready. The next day you explore Tumlingtar and the surrounding villages all on the bike, since there are a lot of really nice single tracks here. For the first three days of this trip, you have no backup vehicles, so when you can't ride you carry the bikes. 
 
Then on the third day the real adventure begins as you make your way along the Arun River down to Kewabesi where you meet your support staff and from here on you camp. The rest of the trip is on a series of hard uphill climbs, and trilling downhill rides, but you can now hitch a ride with our support vehicles when the going gets to tough. 
 
This tour provides everything that makes a Mountain bike adventure, a lot of single trails, a couple of strait forward but long climbs and last but not least two long thrilling downhill rides on tarmac.

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 Trip code: NET-ADV-MBT02
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 13 days
 Trip Type: Adventure Sports
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land Transportation
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Camping during Trip

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On you arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and then transfer you to hotel.
 
Stay overnight in hotel.

This is your free day as you can stroll to local market or visit nearby cultural sites. Preparation will be underway for the trip the following day. 
 
Stay overnight in hotel.

Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar which takes about one hour flight. Tumligtar is situated on a plateau just above the Arun River in an elevation of 460 meters. Around Tumlingtar you find lush forests, banana groves and rice paddies.
 
Stay overnight in lodge. 

You can explore Tumligtar in the morning. Later make an excursion to Khandbari, two hours ride from Tumligtar towards Makalu Base Camp. If you are here on a Saturday you will experience the weekly market. Khandbari is a charming place, with a flag-stoned main street, whitewashed houses with gardens and manicured lawns. Return to Tumlingtar for the night.
 
Stay overnight in lodge.

Today you will bike down the Arun valley. From Tumlingtar the trail follows the plateau and then goes downhill to Shawa River, where you will get to ride across a suspension bridge. The rest of the day you follow the Arun River. You have time for a dip in the river during lunch rest. Continue the ride to Kewabesi, a big delta next to the Arun River.
 
Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
 

This is the day you will climb up to 1400m elevation. You start out the day with another few kilometres of single trail to Leguwa, where you will meet your support vehicles. From Leguwa you have a few more kilometres on relatively flat dust road, before the real climb starts at Manmaya. Manmaya to Pakhribas is one long climb.
 
Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

Start the day with a 10km ride on a leveled dust road to Hile before taking a flying downhill. Hile is a pleasant roadside town situated high on a hill at 1850 meters, the  cool breeze providing a welcoming relief from the heat of the Arun valley. Many of the people who inhabit this village are Tibetans who have settled here. From Hile the road descends a spur into Dhankuta at 1220m. The road does not pass directly through Dhankuta, a beautiful town inhabited Rai, Limbu and Newar communities. Take time to tour Dhankuta and then descend to your camp at the Tamur River at Mulghat.
 
Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

The trail initially descends about an hour then it ascends to about 4 hours.
 
Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

The distance from Pauwa Pass to Ilam is around 55 km. The trail at first involves a descent before contouring around a ridge. This is followed by a blast down to the river and then a short climb. Finally, you cruise into Ilam town surrounded by tea plantations.
 
Stay overnight in lodge.

Today you can spend time relaxing or exploring Ilam on your mountain bike. This is a fantastic town to ride some single trails with beautiful tea gardens. If you prefer just to walk around at your own pace, feel free to do so.
 
Stay overnight in lodge.

Leaving Ilam you go downhill, as far as the river, before taking an uphill roller coaster route. You hitch a ride on the vehicles for the 40 kilometers climb to the top of the pass at Ficcal. The fish curry at the top of the pass is worth the trip, but you are now on the very last crest of the Himalayan foothills, looking down across neatly cropped tea bushes onto the plains.
 
Your trip ends with an 1800m descent, on smooth tarmac for a change, but with enough pot holes to keep it interesting! It is switchbacks all the way to the town of Charali. From here you pack your bikes and drive to your hotel in Biratnagar.
 
Stay overnight in hotel.

A leisurely morning is spent exploring Biratnagar before you take the return flight across the foothills of the Himalayas to Kathmandu.
 
Stay overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Depending on your flight schedule, our representative will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The Trip includes following services:
  • One mountain biking guide
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges (tea houses) during the trip 
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags etc., are provided if required
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Biratnagar to Kathmandu
  • Bike permit fees
  • Entry permits for Makalu National Park
  • Insurance and equipments for guide and porter
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency situation, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services by helicopter. In order to arrange timely helicopter evacuation/rescue facility, you must be insured by a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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