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High Octane Himalayas

Ride the best Singletrack in the Kathmandu Valley- Trisuli River Rafting - Himalayan Paragliding - Massive Zip Wire

All meals 'on tour' included

Duration

10 Days

Grade

Moderate / Challenging

Max Altitude

2250m

Accommodation

8 Nts Hotels (1 Nt basic hotel) - 1 Nt Riverside camp

Trip Overview

Himalayan adventure trips for adrenalin junkies don't get much better than this.

 Get ready for some fun and action Himalayan style on a heady mix of some of the best mountain bike trails in Nepal, combined with wild river rafting. Beginning with Mountain Biking you'll ride out of Kathmandu and follow challenging singletrack and jeep track roads to then ride the skyline of the Kathmandu Valley rim, culminating with a blistering 1000m descent to test your technical skills. There's vehicle support some of the way, as a jeep can't follow the great singletrack trails you'll be riding. But, at least it will be carrying your main baggage! If you've seen the MTB movie "Retread", then some of it was filmed on the trails you'll be thrilling over. It's then time to head to journey by raft down the Trisuli River, with sections of Grade 3 and sometimes Grade 4 rapids and a cosy permanent tented river side camp in a balmy, sub-tropical climate.  Then to Pokhara and to finish on a literal high with a spot of paragliding with a magnificent back drop of the entire Annapurna's and what was claimed to be the longest, fastest zip wire in the world. A more full on adventure for seasoned outdoors people who have a good level of fitness and are competent handling a mountain bike in particular. Nepal adventure travel at its best.

Himalayan adventure trips for adrenalin junkies don't get much better than this.

  •  Get ready for some fun and action Himalayan style on a heady mix of some of the best mountain bike trails in Nepal, combined with wild river rafting. Beginning with Mountain Biking you'll ride out of Kathmandu and follow challenging singletrack and jeep track roads to then ride the skyline of the Kathmandu Valley rim, culminating with a blistering 1000m descent to test your technical skills. There's vehicle support some of the way, as a jeep can't follow the great singletrack trails you'll be riding. But, at least it will be carrying your main baggage! If you've seen the MTB movie "Retread", then some of it was filmed on the trails you'll be thrilling over. It's then time to head to journey by raft down the Trisuli River, with sections of Grade 3 and sometimes Grade 4 rapids and a cosy permanent tented river side camp in a balmy, sub-tropical climate.  Then to Pokhara and to finish on a literal high with a spot of paragliding with a magnificent back drop of the entire Annapurna's and what was claimed to be the longest, fastest zip wire in the world. A more full on adventure for seasoned outdoors people who have a good level of fitness and are competent handling a mountain bike in particular. Nepal adventure travel at its best.

Example Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Arrive Kathmandu
    • Day 2
      Budhanlikantha Biking
    • Day 3
      Bike to Chisapani
    • Day 4
      Bike to Nagarkot
    • Day 5
      The Retread descent trail
    • Day 6
      Trisuli Rafting
    • Day 7
      More rafting & transfer to Pokhara
    • Day 8
      Himalayan Paragliding & Zip wire action
    • Day 9
      Fly to Kathmandu
    • Day 10
      Depart Nepal
  • DAY
    1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: None

    DAY 1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: None

    DAY
    2

    Budhanlikantha Biking

    You leave the city behind on two wheels and head through the urban streets and out to the former royal hunting forests of Nagarjun. Riding on a mix of singletrack and jeep track trails through the forests is a lot of fun and a great way to get the legs pumping and the heart racing. Out of the forests to follow trails in the Kathmandu Valley and contour around to the very rural Budhanlikantha village (1400m). 45km with around 35km off-road and 10km paved road. Approx. 150m ascent and 300m descent.

    Accommodation: Budhanlikantha Village Resort
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 2

    Budhanlikantha Biking

    You leave the city behind on two wheels and head through the urban streets and out to the former royal hunting forests of Nagarjun. Riding on a mix of singletrack and jeep track trails through the forests is a lot of fun and a great way to get the legs pumping and the heart racing. Out of the forests to follow trails in the Kathmandu Valley and contour around to the very rural Budhanlikantha village (1400m). 45km with around 35km off-road and 10km paved road. Approx. 150m ascent and 300m descent.

    Accommodation: Budhanlikantha Village Resort
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    3

    Bike to Chisapani

    A stiff climb to begin with for around 7km on a mix of rough tarmac and dirt roads to enter the Shivapuri National Park. Here in the jungle there are great trails to ride. There are some descents, but today you are mostly gaining height and follow part of the Helambu trekking route riding on a mix of jungle trails and jeep tracks. Passing a series of small lakes you make your last 3km of uphill to Chisapani (2200m), a small collection of Tea Houses and the gateway into trekking in Helambu and Langtang. There are great panoramic views of the Himalaya from here. 40km. Around 1150m ascent and 200m descent.

    Accommodation: Dorje Lakpa Hotel, Chisapani
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 3

    Bike to Chisapani

    A stiff climb to begin with for around 7km on a mix of rough tarmac and dirt roads to enter the Shivapuri National Park. Here in the jungle there are great trails to ride. There are some descents, but today you are mostly gaining height and follow part of the Helambu trekking route riding on a mix of jungle trails and jeep tracks. Passing a series of small lakes you make your last 3km of uphill to Chisapani (2200m), a small collection of Tea Houses and the gateway into trekking in Helambu and Langtang. There are great panoramic views of the Himalaya from here. 40km. Around 1150m ascent and 200m descent.

    Accommodation: Dorje Lakpa Hotel, Chisapani
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    4

    Bike to Nagarkot

    You continue to ride steadily uphill to a small pass at 2250m. Now you can enjoy a blistering descent, before folllowing a mix of singletrack and jeep roads contouring the hillsides, and then finally a short, steep climb up to Nagarkot (2100m). Again, you have incredible and extensive panoramic views of the Himalaya, which Nagarkot in particular is renowned for. Part of  the MTB film 'Retread' was filmed on todays route. 35km with around 200m ascent and 300m descent.

    Accommodation: Country Villa Hotel - Nagarkot
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 4

    Bike to Nagarkot

    You continue to ride steadily uphill to a small pass at 2250m. Now you can enjoy a blistering descent, before folllowing a mix of singletrack and jeep roads contouring the hillsides, and then finally a short, steep climb up to Nagarkot (2100m). Again, you have incredible and extensive panoramic views of the Himalaya, which Nagarkot in particular is renowned for. Part of  the MTB film 'Retread' was filmed on todays route. 35km with around 200m ascent and 300m descent.

    Accommodation: Country Villa Hotel - Nagarkot
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    5

    The Retread descent trail

    A truly epic, singletrack descent today is your reward for two days of hard effort. Heading down, down, down through paddy fields and small villages, be sure to stop and make offerings at the temples you pass along the way so that your technical skills remain with you. It's around a 750m descent to the Indrawati River and then a short ride along a jeep track to the main highway. Here the support vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 5

    The Retread descent trail

    A truly epic, singletrack descent today is your reward for two days of hard effort. Heading down, down, down through paddy fields and small villages, be sure to stop and make offerings at the temples you pass along the way so that your technical skills remain with you. It's around a 750m descent to the Indrawati River and then a short ride along a jeep track to the main highway. Here the support vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY
    6

    Trisuli Rafting

    After breakfast you'll travel by private vehicle to the Trisuli River Valley and to Baireni, the put in point for the rafting. You'll be given a safety briefing, wetsuits, safety helmets and life jackets. Your main baggage will travel ahead by vehicle to tonights camp, so anything you want with you for today will go into dry bags on the raft. Once you're ready it's onto the river and after around an hour of paddling and a bit of whitewater (Grade 3) you'll stop at scenic river bank location for a picnic lunch. Back onto the water and there's some more whitewater before the river becomes a calmer paddle and to the permanent riverside tented camp known as Big Fig (Trisuli Centre). Enjoy a BBQ dinner al fresco on the stony beach by a camp fire.

    Accommodation: Big Fig (Trisuli Centre) Riverside camp
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 6

    Trisuli Rafting

    After breakfast you'll travel by private vehicle to the Trisuli River Valley and to Baireni, the put in point for the rafting. You'll be given a safety briefing, wetsuits, safety helmets and life jackets. Your main baggage will travel ahead by vehicle to tonights camp, so anything you want with you for today will go into dry bags on the raft. Once you're ready it's onto the river and after around an hour of paddling and a bit of whitewater (Grade 3) you'll stop at scenic river bank location for a picnic lunch. Back onto the water and there's some more whitewater before the river becomes a calmer paddle and to the permanent riverside tented camp known as Big Fig (Trisuli Centre). Enjoy a BBQ dinner al fresco on the stony beach by a camp fire.

    Accommodation: Big Fig (Trisuli Centre) Riverside camp
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY
    7

    More rafting & transfer to Pokhara

    Take breakfast at camp, no 'crack of dawn' start either and take to the river mid-morning to continue your journey down stream. You'll probably get a bit wet today as there's some grade 3-4 rapids (dependent upon river levels) to provide thrills along the way. After 3-4 hours rafting you'll reach Kuringhat and where the rafting ends. But, first a leisurely picnic lunch and then it's back to the road and after around 3 hours of driving you reach Pokhara, Nepal's premier resort. Your hotel is in the 'Lake Side' area.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 7

    More rafting & transfer to Pokhara

    Take breakfast at camp, no 'crack of dawn' start either and take to the river mid-morning to continue your journey down stream. You'll probably get a bit wet today as there's some grade 3-4 rapids (dependent upon river levels) to provide thrills along the way. After 3-4 hours rafting you'll reach Kuringhat and where the rafting ends. But, first a leisurely picnic lunch and then it's back to the road and after around 3 hours of driving you reach Pokhara, Nepal's premier resort. Your hotel is in the 'Lake Side' area.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY
    8

    Himalayan Paragliding & Zip wire action

    The paragliding crew will pick you up from your hotel in Pokhara in the morning and then drive you up the narrow, winding singletrack road to virtually the top of Sarangkot hill, which looms above Pokhara. A 5 minute walk to the take-off site, and some pretty great views too from Dhaulagiri to Manaslu with the entire Annapurna range and Fishtail in between. Here you’ll meet your pilot and after a safety briefing/instruction in just a few short steps you’re soaring like a bird! You can usually take a small camera on the flight (at your own risk naturally), but check with the pilot first. For a small additional cost, the pilot can also usually take “go-pro” stills and video footage of the flight (with you in it of course). Please ensure you both request this and agree the cost before take-off. As you’ll see, Pokhara is Nepal’s “paragliding grand central” and it’s easy to understand why. Easy access by road to the lift off site, often over 100 miles of Himalayan peaks in one direction, and 1000m below the lake at Pokhara, and a dazzling array of terraced fields and hillside homesteads for a view. The flight duration lasts usually between 20-45 mins, depending upon the thermals. Landing is by the lake, and after landing you’re dropped off back at the hotel. After you've taken a slow lunch you'll be taken to a zip-wire facility that runs right down Sarangkot. It’s reputed to be one of the fastest and longest in the world. After having a thrilling run down the mountain side it's back to the hotel for a chill out.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna, Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 8

    Himalayan Paragliding & Zip wire action

    The paragliding crew will pick you up from your hotel in Pokhara in the morning and then drive you up the narrow, winding singletrack road to virtually the top of Sarangkot hill, which looms above Pokhara. A 5 minute walk to the take-off site, and some pretty great views too from Dhaulagiri to Manaslu with the entire Annapurna range and Fishtail in between. Here you’ll meet your pilot and after a safety briefing/instruction in just a few short steps you’re soaring like a bird! You can usually take a small camera on the flight (at your own risk naturally), but check with the pilot first. For a small additional cost, the pilot can also usually take “go-pro” stills and video footage of the flight (with you in it of course). Please ensure you both request this and agree the cost before take-off. As you’ll see, Pokhara is Nepal’s “paragliding grand central” and it’s easy to understand why. Easy access by road to the lift off site, often over 100 miles of Himalayan peaks in one direction, and 1000m below the lake at Pokhara, and a dazzling array of terraced fields and hillside homesteads for a view. The flight duration lasts usually between 20-45 mins, depending upon the thermals. Landing is by the lake, and after landing you’re dropped off back at the hotel. After you've taken a slow lunch you'll be taken to a zip-wire facility that runs right down Sarangkot. It’s reputed to be one of the fastest and longest in the world. After having a thrilling run down the mountain side it's back to the hotel for a chill out.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna, Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    9

    Fly to Kathmandu

    A short private transfer to Pokhara Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. A private transfer will take you from the airport back to the KGH Hotel. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trip, whether it be for any difficulties that may arise on the actvities or with travel within Nepal.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 9

    Fly to Kathmandu

    A short private transfer to Pokhara Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. A private transfer will take you from the airport back to the KGH Hotel. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trip, whether it be for any difficulties that may arise on the actvities or with travel within Nepal.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    10

    Depart Nepal

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.

    DAY 10

    Depart Nepal

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.

    IMPORTANT

    This is an EXAMPLE ITINERARY and can be customised for you accordingly.

    Please consider whether you want your customisable, private trip itinerary to also include CONTINGENCY.

    See our ABOUT CONTINGENCY Information

    Please CONTACT US to discuss CONTINGENCY and ADDITIONAL ACCLIMATISATION, as well as other CUSTOMISATION POSSIBILITES for your PRIVATE CUSTOM TREK

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Price based on a private party of 4 persons, twin share rooms, low season.
  • £ GBP 984
  • $ US 1280
  • € EUR 1130

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The price shown is for guideline purposes only. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers, private overland travel, internal flights as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary (most meals), baggage transfers by vehicle for the biking section, entry level front suspension mountain bike, all rafting equipment, one tandem paragliding flight and one zip wire run with transfers, permits & fees & Snow Cat Travel Guide. All guides are english-speaking, professionals and fully licensed.

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