Mountain Biking With A Taste Of Home Stay is one of the adventurous and thrilling activities to experience. Moreover, it is tremendously popular in Nepal since Nepal owns most of its topography as hill and mountain. The off the beaten mountain trails will absolutely be an ultimate destination to mountain biking. Doing mountain biking and going through the lush forest, typical traditional settlements, going across the natural streams and falls, visiting historical and cultural sites and most important, witnessing snow-capped mountains will be astonishing experience to the bikers.
This Mountain Biking With A Taste Of Home Stay trip commences from Benighat after you are jeeped to Local Hotel in Trishuli River, you will spend the night in the near Local Hotel . The next day, actually, the ride begins in the afternoon until you reach a beautiful stream. It is a 4000m. ride. As the riders get a beautiful stream, you will enjoy the scenery and take rest for sometime and the jeep will take us to the top of the hill, Manakamana. Manakamana is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. It is also popular for mountain view to the north including Annapurna Massive, Machhapuchhre, Manasalu and Ganesh Himal.
The next will be a real ride for you. The mountain terrain and the off the beaten trails down through the pristine settlements and woods will be real thrills of adventure until we get the village named Phujel. Your arrival to Phujel, a mesmerizing view of Mt. Manasalu will astonishingly be welcoming you. In the evening, Aama Samuha, a group of women, offers you typical Nepali cultural shows which will be a significant moment to have an insight of Nepali culture. One more important highlight of this trip is that the dishes they offer you are organic since they cultivate all required vegetables and grains themselves and fruits as well.
The next day will be for village tour . We will prioritize on health, education, the way of life of the local people and also some religious sites including Vairbnath Temple which offer you an entire insight of rural life. In the evening, you will enjoy some cultural shows and enjoy home-brewed alcoholic millet under a starry sky. Then, the next day, after breakfast , will be taken to the spot from where we again start cycling for approximately 17 kms along the scenic Budi Gandaki River until we get the main highway then finally we are driven back to Kathmandu.
Day 1 : Airport Pickup and Transfer to the Hotel of your Choice. We will assemble at the Office of the Magic Expedition in Thamel After Check in To The Hotel.
Day 2 : Drive to the Trishuli River and Rafting Activities – Overnight in Local Hotel-
Day 3 : Drive to the Benighat and Commence Mountain Biking On the Way to Manakamana – Overnight-
Day 4 : After breakfast Continue Mountain Biking To Phujel – Overnight Home Stay-
Day 5 :Local Place Visit / Village sightseeing with Mountain Biking – Overnight Home Stay –
Day 6 :Local Places / Village sightseeing visit to see Nepal 1st Prime Minister Home – Overnight-
Day 7 : Drive Back to Kathmandu Transfet To The Hotel.
Day 8 : Drop to the Airport.
- Professional guide & mechanic – minimum one each in Nepal
- Minimum 1 local English-speaking Nepali ground agent & 1 Lead Cyclist from Magic Expedition in Nepal.
- Accommodation (i) twin share hotel (extra costs for single) where possible @ Trishuli River & Manakamana
- & (ii) home-stay in Phujel
- Full board and meals – B/F, Lunch and Dinner during homestay and as indicated in program
- Choice of rental bikes that will be fitted to cyclist’s physical attributes (LC from NHWP will be around to assist)
- Support vehicle – one four-wheel jeep where terrain permits
- Entry fees where required,
- Cyclists are encouraged to have their own helmets & a pair of (thickly) padded gloves for comfort & hygiene purposes. Covered shoes are mandatory during rides & shades are highly recommended as well as a long-sleeve riding jersey. A waterproof top, a set of spare inner wear, sunshades & personal medication are wise to have while riding.
- Cyclists who wish to get into the support vehicle at any point in time are welcomed to do so at no extra charge
Service Exclude :
- Travel insurance.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- And extra food beverage alcoholic drinks besides agreement.
Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of traveling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized.
Tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.
Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you are suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur.Many standard polices cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure ,we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 90 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 60 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 59 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing you trip.