Kathmandu to Muktinath
Of all our cycling tours, the redspokes Nepal bicycle holiday is the most culturally and geographically diverse. Nestled along the spine of the Himalayas between the snow-capped peaks of Tibet and the Ganges plains of India, Nepal is a magical place, rich in heritage, dotted with temples, medieval cities and tiny hillside village communities. 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. Their 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 is the perfect way to explore Nepal.
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 breathtaking.
The 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 Annapurana and Dhaulagiri with breathtaking views. From Jomsen we cycle up between the Nilgiri Massifs 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 downhill crossing a dramatic suspension bridge and riding along the beautiful Kaligandaki River, one of the deepest gorges in the world, past ancient monasteries and traditional villages. cobble paths, 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 cycling adventure holiday and discover its wonders for yourself.
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- Kathmandu: Swayambhu Astupa, Garden of Dreams.
- Chitwan National Park.
- Annapurna Cycling Circuit.
- Pokhara: Phewa Tal Lake.
- Tatopani hot springs.
- Shrines, temples, pagodas, holy caves.
This map is for illustration purposes only and may not show the exact route taken on this tour.