Himalayan Downhill

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Price

Group Expedition – $2300
Private Expedition – $2990 ($2300 for groups of 5 or more)
Student Discount – $1955 (15% discount)

Trip Information

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This expedition includes 5 days of biking, 3 nights’ accommodations in Kathmandu, and 3 nights’ accommodations in Pokhara.

Day 1: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). We pick you up at the airport. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into our OneSeed partner lodge in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.

Inclusions: Private airport transfer; accommodations

Day 2: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Your biking adventure begins! Head to Shivapuri National Park to ride 23 miles on single track and jeep trails in the jungle. Return to Kathmandu for the night.

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks); transportation to and from Bhudanilkhanta; bike hire; mountain bike guides; national park entry; accommodations

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Take a bus to the beautiful city of Pokhara, where you will have time to walk and explore. Meet in the evening for a group briefing and gear check.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks). Other options available for guest purchase); transportation to Pokhara; accommodations

Day 4: Pokhara to Muktinath (12,464ft/3800m). Take a stunning morning flight to Jomsom before hopping on your bikes to head to the mountain towns of Kagbeni and Muktinath. Visit the sacred temple with 108 spouts of waters and soak in the beautiful views of the valley. After the 17-mile bike ride with an elevation gain of almost 4000ft, retire to the teahouse for the night.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); domestic flight; airport tax and excess baggage charge for bikes; biking guides; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

Day 5: Muktinath to Marpha (8,789ft/2679m). Leave Muktinath for the 21-mile bike ride to Marpha. The route has two options: a jeep track for intermediate riders and a single track for advanced riders. The ride is mostly downhill so enjoy the breeze as you rush down through the valley. Retire for the night in Marpha, a town famous for its Mustang apples and apple brandy.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; porter services for luggage; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

Day 6: Marpha to Tatopani (4,002ft/1220m). Continue the descent by following the river on jeep or single track trails. Today’s ride is 30 miles but you will stop midday for lunch at the beautiful waterfall in Rupse Chartra. Once in Tatopani, enjoy the hot springs before heading to bed.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

Day 7: Tatopani to Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). In the morning, bike 14 miles to Beni, where you will take a Jeep to Naudhadha. From there, hop back on your bike and enjoy the beautiful views of Pokhara and its surrounding lakes as you descent 7 more miles into the town. Head out to explore the beautiful city of Pokhara in the evening.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; mountain bikes; Jeep transfer; porter services; accommodations

Day 8: Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Rest your biking legs in Pokhara. Spend the day by the lake, taking in the views and enjoying a hot shower!

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Travel by van or jeep to Kathmandu. Join the rest of your group for a farewell banquet in Kathmandu.

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, farewell dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transportation; accommodations

Day 10: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.


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Included:

medical/evacuation insurance for all U.S./Canadian residents (learn more)
3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
3 nights accommodation in Pokhara
all accommodations on trek (double occupancy w/ shared bathroom)
breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trek
trekking permits and entry fees
mountain bike (Giant Anthem, Giant Trance, Giant XTC, Talon or ATX Models)*
farewell banquet
guide and porter services
baggage transport (limited to 10kg – 22lbs)
all ground transportation in Nepal
one-way air transportation to Jomsom
guided bike excursion in Bhudanilkhanta

*client is responsible for all damage to bike (up to $2300 for full replacement) due to any non-mechanical reasons

Not Included:

personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
international airfare and meals during travel
snacks during trek
beverages outside of designated meals

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

Refund Policy

If your adventure must be canceled due to circumstances outside of your own (e.g. weather or size of party), we will work with you to reschedule for no extra fees. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase, net a 20% administrative fee.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are non-refundable.

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OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex cancellation and interruption insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.

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