Mountain biking in Nepal is gaining popular among the adventure enthusiasts from around the world over the past few years. Its terrain & Himalayan peaks makes mountain biking trail in Nepal an exceptionally inspiring play ground for riders with any level of experience and fitness. There are few countries on Earth that can match its combination of spectacular scenery, exotic culture and hospitable people.
The Pokhara Valley account gives detail on roads and bike able destinations in that area. A few recommended itineraries are given below, though you’ll need patience, local advice and good map-reading skills to get the most out of them – hiring a guide is recommended.
|Tour Starts At||9 AM|
|Tour Ends At||3 PM|
|Trip Duration||6 Hrs|
|Departure From||Every day from Sisne Rover Trekking Pvt. Ltd Lakeside Pokhara|
PHEWA TAL LOOPS
A shortest day’s circumnavigation of Phewa Tal is easily possible, heading out along the north shore and returning via Danda Kot and the World Peace Stupa – the last part takes you downhill along single tracks through the forest, coming out just west of Damside. This loop will take most people around five hours. A more adventurous, slightly longer option heads out across the face of the hillside underneath Sarangkot – but you’ll need a guide to find the mix of 4WD trails and single-track; the longer alternative would be to follow the Sarangkot ridge. To make a really full day-trip, you can extend the loop south of the Peace Stupa down the Seti River
SARANGKOT AND BEYOND
The hilltop viewpoint of Sarangkot makes a great focus for an intermediate-level day-trip or overnight, and one that can be easily done without a guide. From the Bindyabasini temple in the bazaar, follow the paved road 8km westwards to Sarangkot town and lodges, where there’s a junction: the hilltop viewpoint is another 3km along to the right, while the left-hand fork leads towards Naudaada. The first 10km of the Naudaada road contours pleasantly along the south side of the ridge through forest, terraced farmland and villages; at Naudaada you can head back to Pokhara on the busy Baglung Highway. A shorter, but more demanding alternative is to break off the Naudanda road at the saddle of Deurali, then descend steeply on off-road tracks via Kaskikot to Pame, a couple of kilometers west of Pokhara along the lakeshore.
BEGNAS AND RUPA TAL
A fine road, paved only in its earliest sections, follows a ridge between two beautiful lakes, Rupa Tal and Begnas Tal, and then westwards to Besisahar. A fairly tough, long day’s route, involving some carrying, is known as the Begnas Loop: it takes you east of Pokhara (from the Bhadrakali Mandir), along the ridge road past Tiger Mountain Resort to Kalikasthan and Tiwaridanda; from here it’s downhill, heading south on a rough road to Kotbari and Sundari Danda, then back on the partially paved road between Begnas and Rupa Tal.
THE SETI NADI
Unpaved roads head downstream along the churning Seti Nadi, with dramatic overlooks of the canyon and views of the mountains. The road on the south side of the canyon goes on for many easy, downhill miles, and leads to some more remote trails further to the southeast. One good loop from Pokhara follows a trail south from the main road to Chhorepatan, stopping just short of Kristi Nachne Chaur, and then turns east to Nirmal Pokhari; from here, you descend to the Seti, crossing at Dobila, below the huge Fulbari Resort – from where it’s a relatively gentle ride up the Seti towards Lakeside.
Trip Start Dates and Cost
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