Downhill Mountain Biking Tour of Nepal
Light-Aircraft Accessed, Himalayan Downhill
Tour of the Best Rideable Terrain in the World – 9 days with scope to extend
This is downhill mountain biking at its very finest. We ride the Himalaya’s longest lines, drop into the world’s deepest gorge and experience a mind blowing 10 000 feet of vertical descent. The terrain features high alpine single track, fast flowing trails and the very best freeriding in Nepal. Jaunt across the slopes of the highest mountains on earth, through remote Mustang villages and soak in the incredible Himalayan culture.
This is a once in a lifetime, big bucket list tick – simply mind blowing and spectacular!
For a full list of what is included download the Downhill Mountain Biking Tour dossier
Welcome to Nepal, let the adventure begin!
- Fly through the Himalaya in a Twin Otter plane
- Downhill, big mountain riding on the sickest lines
- Himalayan culture, remote mountain communities and friendly people of the Mustang
- Ride the slopes of the world’s 7th and 10th highest mountains
- 3000 metres of descent
- Comfortable lodges and teahouses
- The opportunity to see 8 of the 8000m peaks, including Mt. Everest!
- Experience the thrill of 3000m of descent; part of the world’s longest mountain bike descent!
Want more adventure? Combine this tour with one of our other trips or treks to Nepal for an epic 15 to 31 day tour!
Dates and prices
The best time to travel to Nepal is from March to May and October to December. We can accommodate any group size.
Prices excluding flights
Prices including flights
Are there any hidden costs or price changes?
No. Once you pay your deposit, we guarantee there’s no price change. There are no hidden charges or extras either. The price we quote is the price you pay.
Extend your trip in Nepal by 2 more weeks
Check the departure dates of our other Nepal tours here. Get a 5% discount off of the lower priced tour when you book two trips for yourself!
You are welcome to bring your own bike with you for the trip but please contact us to discuss logistics.
We can rent you bikes for the trip for the following costs:
Giant Trance 2 – £40 per day – Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Giant Trance 3 – £30 per day – Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Giant Fathom 2 – £20 per day – Kathmandu to Kathmandu
If you want to arrive early or depart later then we can arrange accommodation and transport for you. Please contact us with any requests.
Additional Days of Mountain Biking
Our guides have been pioneering trails in Nepal for years. Lost Earth Adventures’ co-founder Richard Goodey spends six months of the year in Nepal and a large portion of that is spent on two wheels. Getting out of Kathmandu and gaining a couple of thousand meters of height can be done quickly in a powerful 4X4. We’ll get high on the mountain tops via a dirt road then either spend the day doing down-hill laps using the jeep or we can go on single or multi-day cross country excursions.
Let us know what it is you want to do, your preferred style of riding, your ability and let us do the planning. We charge £150 per day for a qualified guide with first aid certification and £40 per day for full suspension bike rental and £25 for a hard tail.
Unlimited use of a 4X4 and driver for for 8 hours is £250
Hotel in Kathmandu is £69/79 single/twin room per night
Think the jeep is too slow? Don’t want to waste time driving when you should be riding? We understand. With unlimited use of a heli for you and your group, why wait? If this is the type of high adrenaline action you crave, then we’re with you all the way!
Continue reading about heli-biking Nepal.
You may also be interested in our Sunday Times recommended Hike and Bike of the Annapurnas.
If you would like to treat yourself before or after your grand adventure, we are more than happy to arrange alternative accommodation. We also appreciate how lovely a little bit of lavish comfort can be when you are away from home and can recommend the following hotels for a touch of 5-star luxury in Kathmandu.
Day Tours and Extensions to Nepal Trips
Want More Adventure?
The mountains are big, the rivers are big, the memories are HUGE! We have many thrilling, mountain excursions in the world’s biggest playground.
Read more information about Nepal.
Itinerary and Route
All of our itineraries are meticulously researched and well planned. They are designed to give you the most amounts of fun and excitement, whilst also giving you ample time to relax. Lost Earth Adventures takes the hassle out of organising your trip, leaving you to sit back and enjoy your adventure!
Welcome to Kathmandu, enchanting and exotic, it is a city immersed with ancient temples and tradition! Fused with colourful markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants, Kathmandu with its exhilarating allure is a city you won’t forget! You’ll have the afternoon free to explore the streets and markets. In the evening we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant. You will be met at the airport by your expedition leader.
We will drive to Pokhara on winding roads, surrounded by the stunning mountain views of Nepal. Arriving in the afternoon you will have the chance to explore a little of the lakeside town and relax before the excitement of the following day. We chose to drive this section as driving is more reliable than flying.
We take a short, but spectacular flight in a light aircraft and land in the remote town of Jomsom. The flight offers unparalleled views of Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m), the world’s 7th and 10th highest peaks. We continue via jeep to Muktinath – a breathtaking 3700 metres above sea level.
We are surrounded by rugged mountain landscapes and are deep into the heart of the Annapurnas. This is where we’ll begin the ultimate downhill!
In the evenings, treat yourself to an ice-cold beer or a dram of the local apple brandy and tuck into a hearty, well-deserved meal. Accommodation is spent in teahouses in remote villages that dot the paths we use. The 3 days of riding is around 65-70% downhill. The rest is flat with the odd small up but there is never any big hills to cycle up.
A fantastic opportunity to explore this tranquil town and to experience the many activities on offer. Mountain biking and motorcycling for the adrenalin junkies or for nature lovers, there are bat caves and eagle watching. End a perfect day by witnessing the sun setting on the Himalayas from the World Peace Pagoda or treat yourself to a fresh lassi (traditional yoghourt based drink) at one of Pokhara’s many restaurants. This day is also a contingency day for the tour in the event of any changes in Nepal
Day 8 – Return to Kathmandu
We return to Kathmandu following the gorge of the Trisuli River, arriving in Kathmandu in the afternoon. Wander around the medieval Durbar Square in the heart of the city, sample some Newari cuisine, or shop for some locally made handicrafts and souvenirs.
We will have a group farewell dinner in the evening at a local restaurant.
Day 9 – Depart for Home
Unfortunately it’s the end of this adventure. Lost Earth Adventures group services end after breakfast. Transfers to the airport are complimentary. See you next time!
Click on the arrows below to take a photographic journey through Nepal’s mountains
Recent Trip Reports
- Read our comprehensive guide to travelling at high altitude.
- A qualified Western Leader, with extensive experience
- 1 fully qualified, wilderness first aid trained, local bike guide/mechanic
- 5 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara
- 3 nights teahouse accommodation (while cycling)
- A welcome and farewell meal and all breakfasts while in Kathmandu. The food available in the tea houses is brilliant, there is a large selection of western, Chinese and Nepalese food available for you to choose from. We do not want you to be restricted in your menu choices and want you to enjoy the vast menus and locally grown produce of the tea houses. We will let you choose whatever meal you want from the menus at meal times.
- Meals from lunch on day 3 to lunch on day 6
- Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last day
- All transportation for duration of tour (unless otherwise specified)
- All bike tools, spare parts, tubes etc. As fast as possible replacement of any broken bikes
- Porters and support staff to carry luggage
- Sufficient means of communication. Satellite phones can be rented on request for £10 per day.
- Guides will check in with our office to get regular bespoke weather updates and confirm locations
- Pre-departure support and advice by email, phone and face to face meetings in York if you would like
- After booking with us we will send you a highly informative and comprehensive trip information pack
- Remote medical support from specialist doctors
- Our guides and porters are paid fairly, properly equipped and fully insured for rescue and medical emergencies
- Map of our cycle route through the Annapurna’s
- Permits to hotsprings
- If you’d like to meet some of our team and experience our services beforehand you can join us on one of our UK adventures.
- Flights from Pokhara to Jomsom
What’s Not Included
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Items of a personal nature (drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
- Nepalese visa (Available to buy from $30 USD on arrival in Nepal)
- Tips to local guides
- Bike hire from £20-£40 per day depending on type of bike
- Optional activities in Pokhara
- Airport transfers taken outside of the itinerary’s arrival and departure dates
For a full list of what is included download the Downhill Mountain Biking Tour dossier
Travelling to Nepal
You will need a passport with 6-month’s validity and you will need to obtain a Nepalese visa. The easiest way to get the visa is to buy it on entry to Nepal with either dollars or any major currency but not Nepali Rupees. Currently the cost for a single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$30/50/125. You can buy a visa in advance from the Neplese embassy in your home country if they have a location there. It is more expensive than buying it on arrival in Kathmandu and it doesn’t always save you time when you arrive as it is random which queue is longer. You also have to risk sending your passport off and they may take it for several weeks. You will need to buy travel insurance for your trip which you can find out about here. You also need to visit your GP or travel health professional at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to check what vaccinations you need.
For more information about travelling safely and obtaining passports you can see more at the FCO know before you go Travel Aware Campaign.
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Groups: Private Treks and Group Tours
Charities, Schools, Military, Private Groups and Tailor Made Trips for Individuals
All our tours can be run privately for you and your group, from solo travellers to groups of over 50. We specialise in organising bespoke tours for groups of friends, charity challenges, school groups, mountaineering clubs, families, and countless others.
Please contact us with your details to receive a price within 24 hours.
We love working with charity challengers! We have our own charity (Share the Load Foundation) and are inspired by your determination to fundraise for worthy causes. That’s why we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals during a charity challenge. We provide support from start to finish, including fundraising tips, training plans and the very best in-country support.
We believe that the best way for students to develop into global citizens ready to go and conquer the world is to get them out into it as soon as possible. We meticulously plan our itineraries to increase students’ independence and self-belief and develop a sense of social responsibility. UK safety standards and documentation for all activities and a 24 hour UK based operations centre ensure students’ safety and well-being on their Asian Lost Earth Adventure.
We are an Approved Military Contractor and provide many courses, expeditions and adventure training for groups of serving personnel and Cadets.
We understand honeymooners need a bit of champagne sparkle, some celebrations warrant the inclusion of heli-trekking and spa treatments, and that the very active relax with white-water rafting after summiting 6,000m peaks. Decades of research and our extensive in-country network mean anything is possible. Get in touch and we’ll start preparing your perfect adventure.
Information for group leaders & group discounts
Depending on your trip and number of participants, we can offer groups of 10 or more a complimentary place or a discount for all adventurers. Schools trips can benefit from free places for teachers, whilst we can discount rates for charity challenges. Contact us with your details and requirements and we will get a quote to you within one working day.
We also appreciate the effort it takes to coordinate a group of people so in exchange for your efforts, we will give group organisers of 10+ people a £150 Cotswold gift voucher; perfect for kitting yourself out ahead of your big adventure!
All group members receive a complimentary kit bag, t-shirt and a voucher code for 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor.
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Health and safety and financial protection
At Lost Earth Adventures, health and safety is our top priority. All our trips are run to UK and international safety standards, and are proud to surpass these standards in many areas.
Full details of our policies and protections are available here.