Wonders of Nepal by Bicycle

South Asia

Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Nepal's mountainous terrain isn't an obvious destination for those seeking a leisurely cycle trip, but the lowlands of the Terai offer just that along with a rich religious heritage of Buddhism and Hinduism, medieval towns, quaint hillside villages and protected wildlife.

Tour Dates

2020

  • November 15 – 25
  • December 13 – 23

2021

  • March 14 – 24
  • April 11 – 21
  • November 14 – 24
  • December 12 – 22

Tour Details

  • Duration: 11-days
  • Ride Type: Touring 
  • Difficulty: Hard (Level 5 of 6)
  • Average Daily Mileage: 27
  • Price: $2,700

We climb out of the Kathmandu Valley and start our riding through shady pine forests with stops along the way at remote temples and learn about the various kingdoms that comprised Nepal. We cycle down to the tropical lowlands where the fertile rice fields are still attended to using traditional farming traditions.

We spend a rest day on a canoe and explore the wildlife at Chitwan National Park before continuing on to the sacred birthplace of the Lord Buddha. A visit to the Newari city of Tansen will provide cool climes before we again descend to Pokhara, the base for trekkers on the Annapurna circuit. After a ride around the lakes of this region we’ll have a spectacular flight back to Kathmandu.

A cycling holiday in Nepal is the ideal way to discover this beautiful and diverse country. The scenery is ever changing on this relaxing ride through the lowlands where you’ll meet friendly villagers and have plenty of time to take photos.

We also take time out for some gentle hikes, including one where we’ll meet our bikes for an exhilarating descent.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrive in Kathmandu
DAY 2 – Kathmandu – Daman
DAY 3 – Daman – Hetauda
DAY 4 – Hetauda – Chitwan
DAY 5 – Chitwan Rest Day
DAY 6 – Chitwan – Lumbini
DAY 7 – Lumbini – Tansen
DAY 8 – Tansen – Pokhara
DAY 9 – Pokhara – Begnas Lake – Pokhara
DAY 10 – Pokhara – Kathmandu
DAY 11 – Kathmandu

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Highlights

  • Hike to Tibetan monastery
  • Explore Chitwan National Park on a canoe safari
  • Cycle to the Tikauli forest
  • Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha
  • Sweeping views of the Himalayas
  • Exhilarating Descent to Siddhartha Highway
  • Explore Kathmandu

Inclusions

  • SpiceRoads jersey
  • Water bottle
  • Domestic flights
  • Support vehicle
  • Guide(s)
  • Meals (as indicated)
  • Airport pick up 
  • Airport drop off
  • Accommodation
  • Snacks and drinks

Incredible experience! There was a good mix of cycling and non cycling activities with cultural, religious and animal watching opportunities all included. Our guides (particularly the head guide Chandra) and drivers were fabulous…looking after our every need, entertaining us and also keeping us safe. I would recommend a trip to Nepal as it is fascinating and has stunning mountain views.

– Peter E

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