Kathmandu to Muktinath
redspokes Nepal bicycle holiday is one of redspokes most culturally and geographically diverse cycling itineraries. Nepal is a magical place to cycle, rich in heritage, dotted with temples, medieval cities and tiny hillside village communities. Nestled along the spine of the Himalayas between the snow-capped peaks of Tibet and the Ganges plains of India you wind find a great variety of landscapes within Nepal, with high icy mountains, deep valleys and subtropical jungle. The Nepalese people with give you a courteous welcome on your cycling tour from the Kathmandu Valley to Pokhara and following the Annapurna circuit to Muktinath. The defiantly proud, resilient and unique identity manifests in heritage and culture with flamboyant festivals and traditional pageantry. You will hear as many as fifty different languages spoken by twelve different ethnic groups. Buddhism and Hinduism are both practised in Nepal as well as older Nepalese religions. From densely populated towns to rural mountain wilderness, cycling Nepal with redspokes is the perfect way to explore.
Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten highest peaks including Mount Everest on the border with Tibet. With no less than ten natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites Nepal is as historically interesting as it is scenically breath taking.
redspokes Nepal cycling holiday offers a complete experience of this wonderful country's varied landscape and culture. Bicycling from the Kathmandu Valley you will travel over mountain passes and into the tropical plains of the Terai to explore the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park. You will take an exhilarating flight up to Jomsen over snow-capped peaks, and fly right between the Himalayan giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with breath taking views. From Jomsen we cycle between the Nilgiri Massifs up to one of the holiest temples in Nepal, Muktinath at the foot of the mighty Thorung La Pass (5416m). From here we follow single track cycling downhill crossing a dramatic suspension bridge and riding along the beautiful Kaligandaki River. This is one of the deepest gorges in the world, we ride past ancient monasteries and traditional villages cycling along cobbled paths and through ice fed streams as the landscape soars towards the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
Nepal has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination. Join us on this exhilarating and memorable Kathmandu to Muktinath adventure cycling holiday and discover its wonders for yourself.
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- Kathmandu: Swayambhu Stupa, Garden of Dreams.
- Chitwan National Park.
- Annapurna Cycling Circuit.
- Pokhara: Phewa Tal Lake.
- Tatopani hot springs.
- Shrines, temples, pagodas, holy caves.
"A fantastic and challenging experience. Enhanced by the like minded people on the tour and calm efficiency of Lee and Ox. Lots of highs and a few lows but great support..."