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Ride for a good cause in the mystical Himalayas

“Ride for relief a good cause”

MUKTINATH – POKHARA (10 DAYS)

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Dear friends

Namaste

As we all know this year 2015 April 25th and 12th May Nepal was hit by an earthquake. This devastating earthquake took many lives, destroyed many architecture, villages, building and killed many lives. In this situation we went through many villages and remote areas where people were suffering. We tried to help them from our side and lots of relief works were carried by me and my team. We are united for helping hands.  We have planned to rebuild and help the victims to build shelter and schools for the children and help them what we can from our side and we are very pleased to inform you that if you are willing to support us and join hands through this relief work we welcome you and be a part our support work.

The main purpose of this biking tour is to provide the humanitarian aid to the area.

MUKTINATH: The Goal of the Pilgrims: Muktinath is a pilgrimage centre for Buddhists andHindus; you will see Tibetan traders as well as Sadhus from the far south of India. The shrines,in a grove of trees, include a Buddhist monastery and the Vishnu temple of Jiwala Mayi. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and natural gas jets, which provides Muktinath’s famous

Eternal flame The earth – water – fire combination accounts for Muktinath’s great religious Significance.Spectacular views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak and several other 8000mts peaks are visible JOMSOM: A modern town is the ‘Thakali’ homeland. Thakali people of Tibetan origin but have their own language and customs. We fly to Jomsom from Kathmandu and initially we ride through a popular trekking trail, which leads us to many different wonderful villages rich in cultural and architectural point of view. Riding on the rocky wide and small track from Jomsom, we descend slowly to meet the paved road which takes to the beautiful Pokhara city lying on the foothill of Annapurna Mountain Range. Unlike the rest of The Nepalese Himalayas, the Annapurna mountain range does not form the border between Nepal and Tibet.

ITINERARY

 

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel in Thamel, a tourist district offering numerous bars, shops and restaurants and an instant taste of Nepali life. In the afternoon we will sort out our bikes and over dinner there will be a tour briefing. O/N Guest House

Altitude: 1350 mts

Day 2: Kathmandu-Pokhara: Fly or take tourist bus to Pokhara. You have sufficient time to explore the café’s and diners around the lake on reaching Pokhara. O/N Hotel

Altitude: 820 mts

Day 3: Fly to Jomsom, build bike and ride to KagBeni: There are numerous flights that service the Jomsom airstrip early each day before the Kali Gandaki wind picks up by mid morning. To get used with the altitude and the weather condition, we assemble the bikes as soon as we land in Jomsom and ride the relatively flat river trail to Kag Beni, the border – town of the recently forbidden Mustang Kingdom. O/N Guest house (B, L & D)

Altitude: 2700 mts

Trail: 100% ride able

Distance: 11.8 km

Day 4: Kag Beni to Muktinath: We begin riding the 1000 mts vertical climb towards Muktinath, which is situated at 3850 mts, hence making it the highest point on this trip. The landscape is extremely dry and desert like. You may come across few trekkers and a bunch of pilgrims, many from India on their way to the holy temple and the eternal flame in Muktinath that burns from a natural gas source. O/N Lodge

Altitude: 3760 mts

Trail: 100% ride able

Distance: 15km

Day 5: Muktinath – Lupra –Marpha: With awesome thrilling views of the Dhaulagiri and several other 8000 mts peaks on our sight we begin our descent. On the way we might pass some yak heards.This route has previously been ridden only once. We ride through Lupra where black magic and human sacrifices (on dead bodies) are a part of the community rituals. We then call the day of on reaching Marpha. A picturesque community known for its apple orchards, (the tree – line in the Himalayas is much higher than in the Alps). O/N Guest house  B, L & D)

Altitude: 2670 mts

Trail: 70% ride able 30% push/carry

Distance: 25km

Day 6: Marpha to Tatopani: With a fantastic downhill ahead of us, we begin our descent

Towards Tato Pani (hot water), this in the local language means hot water. At the end of the ride, you can pamper yourself in the natural hot spring, which is located besides the Kali

Gandaki River, hence giving you the time and space to loosen up your muscles and chill to the natural sound of the wilderness. O/N Guest House (CH) B, L & D)

Altitude: 1190 mts

Trail: 100%ride able

Distance: 45km

Day 7: TatoPani to Sarangkot: We carry on descending further down towards Beni following the Kali Gandaki River, before finally reaching the Baglung highway. We follow the highway up to Nau Danda and then take the dirt road to Sarangkot, which also happens to be the number one viewpoint in Pokhara to enjoy the views of the Himalayas along with the sunrise and sunset. O/N Hotel  B, L & D)

Altitude: 1595 mts

Trail: 100% ride able

Distance: 60km

Day 8: Sarangkot to Pokhara: Today we ride through a steep and narrow trail to Pokhara. Make sure you check your brakes before you start a 90% downhill. Pokhara is the starting or finishing point for some of Nepal’s most popular treks. The lakes with the magnificent Fishtail dominate the mountain ranges. O/N Hotel  (B)

Altitude: 820 mts

Trail: 100% ride able

Distance: 15 km

Day 9: Pokhara-Kathmandu: Take a mountain flight or drive to Kathmandu O/N Guest house

(SH) (B)

Altitude: 1350 mts

Flight time: 25minutes

Driving: 200km (Approx 6hours by tourist bus)

 

Day 10: Departure (B)

 

 

 

Cost Includes:

Air ticket and departure tax Pokhara to Jomsom

Guide with First Aid Kit and Mechanical Backup

Trekking and biking permits

Food & Accommodation on twin sharing during biking days

Dinner on day one and breakfast on day nine

All Ground transportation

Excess baggage charge

Entrance fees (of Temples, Monastery etc.)

Bus to Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu Air fare

Excess baggage charge

Bike and accessories

Mineral water/Soft and hard drinks

Emergency evacuation fee

Insurance

Other personal interest items

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