Prior to Himalaya Downhill Mountain Biking, you do a warm up biking in the northern valley of Kathmandu, where you ride through the greenery region via Balaju – Mudkhu – Chaurgoan – Jhor – Tokha – Budhanilkantha, enjoying the best single track, zigzag trail, a sharp turn, a steep climb, and a sweet downhill with the professional biking guide. On the subsequent day, you enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara enjoying the hills, rivers, and small towns. From Pokhara, the City of Lakes, you fly to Jomsom, the Windiest Place of Nepal.
Jomsom, the starting point of your Himalaya Downhill Mountain Biking, is located at an altitude of 2,700 m and offers a fine view of the Dhaulagiri Peak. You begin this biking in a region, which amalgam the bank of the Kali Gandaki River, a motorable road, and a single track. It also includes an uphill track up to Muktinath, the sacred site both for the Hindusand for the Buddhist.
There is also Muktinath temple, which has derived its name from “Muktikhestra”, a Sanskrit word. Muktinath means the place of liberation or “moksha”.Above all, Muktinath offers a fine view of Annapurna I (8091m), including Nilgiri, Tukuche and other 8000m peaks – the mountains that meet the purpose of every trekker and every biker in Nepal. The Himalaya Downhill Mountain Biking becomes true to its name from Muktinath, as you head all the way downhill to Pokhara, the finishing point of your biking.
Between Muktinath and Marpha, you pass by yak herds, and you come across the people, who still follow the old traditional lifestyle even in the 21st century. In Marpha, human corpses are still offered to the birds of prey. Marpha is mainly famous for its picturesque apple orchards. Bite the tastiest and juicy apples of Nepal here and try some apple wine and brandy to mitigate your exhaustion.
From Marpha, there is a fantastic downhill ahead to Tatopani, which means a hot water in Nepali. This hot water is actually a spring hot water by the Kali Gandaki River; plunge into the water to loosen your tightened muscle, getting ready for the next day biking, which further leads you to the beautiful valley, to the lakes, and to Pokhara. You take a rest in Pokhara, one of the largest cities of Nepal, by watching the lake, as well as by watching the three highest mountains in the world, viz. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu, including the Fishtail mountain.
Nepal’s mountains and valleys are laced with a network of footpaths travelled for centuries by traders and pilgrims. Ready your downhill mountain biking tour for an exciting encounter of rural Nepali life and witness the world most tallest mountain the different way.