Nepal Epic enduro

Nepal Epic Enduro, the adventure of a lifetime: 

A 12-day mountain biking trip to the best enduro tracks in Nepal, fully supported by a local team in this beautiful remote part of the world. The trip will be full of emotions with a mixture of singletrails, jungle trails, jeep tracks, rope bridges, and technical sections.

Trip summary:

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu valley ride – Fulchoki trails

Day 03: Big downhill from Goddess Manakamana temple

Day 04: Scenic flight to Jomsom and ride to Kagbeni

Day 05: Ride from Kagbeni to Muktinath & Lubra Valley ride

Day 06: Climb to a high altitude lake, flowy and technical downhill

Day 07: Shuttle + climb to 4700m and downhill to Kalopani

Day 08: Ride a sandy peak & single tracks in the forest

Day 09: Climb to Numsang, a high plateau, & ride among the lakes

Day 10: From Kalopani to the valley end & transfer to Pokhara

Day 11: Ride on local trail of Pokhara and flight to Kathmandu

Day 12: International departure

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at Kathmandu, where we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Thamel. Final check on the bikes to make sure they are in order before the big trip. We will take the time to take a tour of the city and optionally have a yoga session.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley ride

After breakfast, we will ride the best trails in the Kathmandu Valley, passing through the rice fields, the old town, etc. An exotic experience to kick off the trip.

Details: 30-50km of singletrails, D+ (uphill) approx. 1000m / D- (downhill) approx. 1’000m

Day 3: Manakamana ride

The day begins with a transfer to Manakamana, the temple of the goddess who has the power to grant wishes. We will continue our climb until the start of a long downhill descent. Then our journey will take us to Pokhara.

Details: 20km of singletrails, D+ approx. 200m / D- approx. 1’000m

Day 4: Scenic flight to Jomsom and ride to Kagbeni

A very scenic 15 minute flight will take us to Jomsom, a village located at 2743m between the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri mountains. We will have breakfast in Jomsom, check the bikes and head towards the mountains, passing along the Kaligandaki gorge. Destination: Kagbeni (2840m), an ancient Tibetan village, gateway to Upper Mustang. Before reaching Kagbeni, we will detour to Panglign crossing the suspension bridge and on a scenic nature trail through apple fields. During the drive to Jomsom, you will realize that Mustang is unlike any other place: characterized by its arid land, its windswept desert hills and its wide palette of colors: shades of pink, purple, brown and gray. To the south of these colorful mountains lies Kagbeni, known as “the village beyond the mountains”. After lunch, riders are free to explore the village, dotted with irrigation canals, apple fields, and beyond the modern village of Kagbeni, abandoned houses – part of the old village, destroyed, according to legend, by a demon with the head of a lion and the body of a serpent.

Details: 15km of jeep track and singletrails, D+ approx. 550m / D- approx. 400m

Day 5: Ride from Kagbeni to Muktinath, down Lubra valley

We start the day with sunrise over Nilgiri mountain (7061m) and Kaligandaki gorge. We are now ready for a good day of mountain biking. Just after leaving the village, we begin our ascent to Muktinath (3800m), a temple sacred to Hindus and Buddhists located at the foot of the Thorang La pass (5416m). A 3-4 hour climb to Muktinath will bring you to the starting point, where you will feel the altitude. We will break for lunch so you can catch your breath, drink some cool water and enjoy lunch served at Ranipauwa, the village below Muktinath Temple, overlooking the valley. After lunch, we will descend to Kagbeni village on dusty mountainside trails where you can enjoy fast and flowing sections.

Details: 35km of jeep track and singletrails, D+ approx. 1400m / D- approx. 2100m

Day 6: Climb to a high altitude lake, flowy and technical downhill

This day will be spent in the Tinigahon region. We begin our ascent to an isolated lake located at 3800m where we will take a picnic break and enjoy the panorama. After lunch, we will continue our climb to a plateau located at 4200m offering spectacular views of some of the highest peaks in the world. Then comes the best: a superb flowy and technical trail that can only make you smile. A deserved descent that few riders have ridden.

Details: 25km of singletrails, D+ approx. 1400m / D- approx. 2000m

Day 7: Shuttle & climb to 4700m and downhill to Kalopani

In the morning, we follow in the footsteps of the best riders in the world. A big climb awaits us (4 hours to reach the pedal pass at 4200m), but to avoid getting out of breath, we will do this first part by shuttle! For the rest, we will cycle 2 hours to reach the summit at 4700m. Following this effort, an incredible descent awaits us. We begin with a technical descent through local mule trails, rolling stones, exposed sections and sharp turns for an incredible trail ride further down the valley.

Details: 28km of singletrails, D+ approx. 500m / D- approx. 1500m

Day 8: Ride of a sandy peak and single tracks in the forest

Departure towards a peak reaching 4600m! The climb is long, but the view is splendid, being just below Daulaghiri. The descent promises you sensations: the sandy wall of this peak will give you the impression of surfing in the middle of the Himalayas. Fun and dust guaranteed!

After lunch, we will ride through the Kali Gyndaki gorge to Kalopani. The trails will take us into lush pine forests, where the single trails are fun and fast.

Details: 30km, D+ approx. 450m (with shuttle), 1500 (without) / D- approx. 500m (1750m)

Day 9: Ascend to Numsang, a high plateau and ride among the lakes

From Kalopani, we head towards the mountains, towards Numsang, a high plateau where many yaks live. Facing Dalhaugiri mountain, we will take a break to regain strength before heading into a beautiful downhill section. We will end the day in a region near Dalhaugiri where two magnificent small lakes are hidden.

Details: 35km of singletrails, D+ approx. 700m / D- approx. 850m

Day 10: Ride from Kalopani to the bottom of the valley & transfer to Pokhara

For our last day of riding some of the highest peaks in the world, we will go down and down again. The first 3 hours will be a splendid downhill mixing technical and flowy sections. The next two hours will be calmer, driving on jeep tracks to reach Beni, the village at the entrance to Mustang. At this place a van will be waiting for us to take us back to Pokhara in a few hours.

The rest of the evening is free to sit by the lake, enjoy the spa, do some souvenir shopping, or simply sip a beer.

Details: 60km of single trails & jeep tracks, D+ approx. 200m / D- approx. 2000m

Day 11: Ride on Pokhara local trail & flight to Kathmandu

The end of the trip is approaching and the return to Kathmandu is felt. This is why we will take advantage of our last morning of riding to explore the surroundings of Pokhara. Our trail starts at the world famous Peace Pagoda, perched on a hill across the lake from Pokhara, we will ride the downhill trails to the city. Then return and relax at the hotel until departure to Kathmandu.

Details: 10km of single trails, D+ 100m / D- approx. 400m

Day 12: International departure

In the morning, it’s time to pack your bike, and then we will drop you off at the airport for your flight back home.

Price :

2900.- CHF per person

Reservation and registration: 800.- CHF pp

Trip confirmed as of 3 riders

Terms of cancelation :

Cancellation 3+ months before departure: 100% deposit refund
Cancellation 2 months before departure: refund of 50% deposit
Cancellation less than 2 months before departure: the deposit will not be refunded

Included :

  • Guide (Swiss Cycling Guide) and local guides
  • Nights in lodges and tea houses
  • Meals (morning, noon, evening) upon arrival
  • Transport (flights, jeep, etc.)
  • Baggage transfer
  • Technical assistance and advice
  • About 2000 D- per day
  • The best trails in Nepal

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Alcoholic beverages

Dates :

From April 1st-12th, 2024

From October 14th to 25th, 2024


Basic equipment:  

  • Enduro Mountain Bike in perfect condition
  • Helmet and knee pads mandatory
  • Elbow pads, back, and gloves strongly recommended
  • Light jacket, windproof, thermal layers
  • 20l backpack and camel bag
  • Bicycle light
  • Basic medications and SPF50 sunscreen
  • Optional: sleeping bag
Other :
  • Additional tires
  • Tubes
  • Brake pads
  • Chain
  • Bicycle oil
  • Multi-function and basic repair tool
  • screw, pump,
  • etc.

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