Discover the magnificient trail traversed by Royal Prince Charles for a thrilling mountain biking experience in Pokhara's countryside!
And much more:
Spectacular view of 3 lakes
Sight of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu
Mountain and river views
Amazing trails and awesome ride.
One of the rarely visited places on mountain bikes that caters rich culture, nature and history
This is a magnificent trail for mountain biking, offering a combination of natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and historical significance, as it was traversed by Royal Prince Charles of the UK during his trekking journey.
Are you looking for a mountain biking experience in Pokhara's countryside, away from the busy city? Uncertain of where to go or how to plan it? Don't bother to look for other trip than this trip because this is the perfect trip for you to relax and enjoy the foothills of the Himalayas on skyline trails.
We will mountain bike through this area with great fun, taking in the stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Begnas Lake, terraced fields, villages, and the Madhi river valley.
Start planning your trip!
Our ride starts at Pokhara Mountain Bike shop where we will leave behind the Pokhara Valley. We will climb to Arva Village then down to Kaseri through villages and a little forested area. We will have the opportunity to ride along the river and cross by foot or bridge - we will decide based on the water level of the river. After this, we will be climbing foothills on wide trail all the way to Kalikastan. We will be spending the night in a guest house with a superb view of the sun set.
We will wake up early if you wish to see the sunrise in the morning. Otherwise, take it easy, wake up at your normal time. After breakfast, we will start our ride via Tiwari Danda through villages, forest and terraces with amazing views of landscapes and the Himalayas. We will ride down from Lipyani to Talbesi then climb a lovely hill and stop at Begnas. We will have lunch here. Begnas Lake offers a swimming opportunity if you wish, then we will ride back to Pokhara.
There are many popular mountain biking trails in Pokhara suited to different skills and abilities. Among them, round the Phewa Lake, Sarangkot, Kalikasthan, Begnas Lake, world peace stupa and Australian Camp are the most popular trails in Pokhara.
Yes, mountain biking in Pokhara is safe. But note that it is a high-risk activity that involves accidents and crashes, if you are unfamiliar with the trail and terrain. So, for your safety and an enjoyable mountain biking experience hiring a local guide or joining a group is highly recommended.
Mountain biking in Pokhara can be done all year round. But if you are afraid of getting wet from the monsoon (Jul. to Sep.) rain then October to June is the perfect time for mountain biking in Pokhara.
Mountain biking in Pokhara requires a properly designed mountain bike with reliable parts and components that is capable of going through rough climbs and technical descends. It is ideal to fully understand the trail and your riding preference for a specific selection of bike. However, dual suspension mountain bike with proper suspension system and a dropper seat post is highly recommended.
Yes, there are many selection of mountain biking guided tours available in Pokhara. Visit some local tour operators to have a best mountain biking experience in the Himalayan land.
The difficulty of the mountain biking trails in Pokhara depend on the selection of specific trail. There are trails that suit the level of every riders from novice to seasoned pro.
Yes, there are many mountain bike rental shops in Pokhara. Most of them rent very basic bikes. However, there are countable number of mountain biking companies renting top-notch mountain bike that can handle any trails and terrain.
Mountain biking in Pokhara, Nepal requires proper mountain bike, protective gears that includes helmet, gloves, elbow and knee pads. You should consider packing comfortable and durable clothing, a camel bag or water bottle, spare tubes, pump and a multi-tool. It is also recommended to pack things like first aid kit, GPS device, a map and a camera to capture the majestic views of the mountains and the landscape. Before starting to pack things, make sure all the items are in proper working condition.
Yes, beginners can go on a mountain bike trip in Pokhara. There are trails available for every level of riders from beginners to seasoned pro.
Pokhara is well-known for its amazing landscape, mountain views and the Phewa Lake. While mountain biking you will traverse through many colorful mountain villages, witness an incredible culture and observe the stunning views of Mt. Fishtail (6993m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) and other Himalayan ranges.
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