Destination:Thorong La Pass/Muktinath
Led By: Locally LED
From here ride to Tinpipple and then head off road on jeep tracks and village trails riding through villages and the beautiful green rice fields. The trail hugs the valley rim and offers good views of Kathmandu and a good insight into semi rural life in Nepal. Reaching the ancient town of Tokha we take lunch at the temple. Return back to Kathmandu on easy roads and test your skill on a few short sections of Single Track.
2. North Valley Single Track Explorer
Balaju – Mudkhu – Chaurgoan –Jhor -Tokha – Budhanilkhanta (47km – Moderate Ride, 4 to 5 hours)
This is the best single track in the northern side of the valley. The Zig zag way through the rice paddies and semi rural local villages and you can test your skill on some fine sections of single track. The ride combines sharp, steep climbs, sweet down hills. There are many variations on this route so you can choose and take assistance from your guide depending on your fitness and skill.
3. The Fabled Scar Road
Kathmandu – Kakani – Bhudanilkhanta ( 57km – Hard Ride, 5 to 6 hours)
It is one of the most challenging rides that will provide you the opportunity to view the best panoramic mountains and around 9 km of single track riding in the dense jungle. The ride starts with a long on road climb of around 27 km to Kakani .The last 5 km of this climb are quite steep. Here you can stop for the lunch. From here we enter the park and have a short but tough climb. Things get exciting as we enter the jungle and the track narrows. Emerge from the jungle and drop almost vertical back down into the Kathmandu Valley.
4. Splendid Single Tracks, Jungles and Monasteries
Thamel –Bhudanilkhanta-Staff College – Nagighompa-Heli Pad-Kapan (47 km –Technical Ride 5 to 6 hours)
We start the ride heading towards the northwards following the main road for around 8 km on a steady climb to Budhanilkantha. From here, ride up hill for another 8km on a smooth switch back road which climbs through the jungles of Shivapuri National Park. Here you can get great views of both the valley and the Himalaya. Re-join the jeep track and climb for a further 3 km before the trail again begins to descend, turn off the main trail for a steep and super technical descent through the villages and the ‘Heli Pad’. You can have lunch in this spot if you wish to.
5. Temples, Ancient Villages and Nature
Changunayaran – Sankhu – Ghorkarna (41 KM – Moderate Ride 4 to 6 hours)
The terrain is varied from paved country lanes, bumpy jeep tracks and sweet sections of single track which is one of the best cross country rides in the Kathmandu Valley. The trail from Bhaktapur begins in the northeast part of the city and climb upwards to the ancient temple of Changunarayan; we can explore the temple and stop for the lunch. From here a sweet section of single trail and jeep track takes us through the rice fields to the Newari town of Sankhu. After that we head to Gokarna a beautiful and a religious site using a selection of narrow trails before returning to Kathmandu.
6. Culture, Tradition and Suspension Bridges
Chapagoan – Khokana – Bungamati – Chobhar (47 km Moderate/Technical Sections 5 hours)
This trail will take you to the southern culture of the valley with ancient villages and some good section of single track plus a spectacular suspension bridge crossing. You can notice the highlights of rich culture and tradition culture of the Kathmandu Valley. It finishes up at Chobhar. As the ride passes through Patan and Central Kathmandu you need to prepare your mind set for the traffic.
7. Jamacho & Mudhku Tracks
42km- Moderate Ride, 4 to 6 hours
This ride starts with a short section of traffic roads to the National Park Gate. Then you will enter the jungle and follow the winding jeep trail on its 21 km climb to the top of the second highest ‘hill’ in the Valley. You can enjoy the amazing views from the top.
Now the downhill begins, retrace the main trail for 3 km then head right which will take you too very deep jungle, from the army check post you can enjoy the panoramic views of Manasalu and Ganesh Himal. From here the single track fun begins with a fast descent. After the single track, 6km of sweeping flat trail takes us out of the jungle and back to the main road at Mudkhu where you can stop for a while and take a break. From this place you can follow cross country trails and fun single tracks before getting back to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu valley offers the best and amazing experiences of day tour options for all levels of riders, a full days climbing and single track exploration in the National Park and everything in between with full adventure.
This biking tour to Kathmandu valley which will take you to the heights of 2200m and will give you immense satisfaction with its unique culture and the importance it possess, it also showcases stunning panoramas of the Himalaya, explores jungles, National Parks and many kilometres of rambling single tracks through rice fields and local villages. If you love biking then explore the vivacity of Kathmandu valley with us.
All our day biking tours include English speaking guide, packed lunch, mountain bike and helmet. You can also extend your trip to Pokhara, Chitwan and many other beautiful places.
Trip Start & End: From your hotel
Departing: On Request
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: USD 115 per person
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.
We also recommend, a dental check-up prior to travelling and that you know your blood group in case of emergency.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader.
YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.
Yes, we do have PAC but we don’t use it for Everest Base camp trek since you only have to stay a night above 5000 meters. We will surely provide one if required.
The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 deg C, we can provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.
The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
At most cases you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.
In major places (Namche Bazar, Lukla), we arrange guesthouse with hot shower. And in the rest of the places, hotel water in bucket will be provided for shower; it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.
In the cities, yes – to some extent. Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges. Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters!
Yes, you need to book your own International flights.
Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.
Our guides are well trained for the high altitude problems and first aid. They always carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well. All our guides carry the local mobile phones and SAT phones for the emergency.
Yes, they have all received 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Every trekking trip up the mighty Mt. Everest presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that forever live on in the hearts and minds of those brave enough to make the climb. One of the most unpredictable elements of the Everest region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation.
Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Everest region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C, only to dip down as low as -20 degrees C in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.
Spring – March / April / May / June
Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flower are visible in the lower altitude.
During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
July / August through Mid-September are Monsoon Season
This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. There are positives to trekking during the monsoon months, however. The excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds. The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
Autumn – End of September / October / November
Similar to springtime, autumn in the Everest region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle.
The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
Regardless of time of year, trekkers should always plan accordingly and bring clothing for both cooler and warmer temps. Layering is always recommended, as are pants that can double as shorts. For a full list of clothing and materials to bring to account for various temperatures and weather changes that can occur in the Everest region, visitors should work closely with their travel provider. This will ensure that the adventure will be enjoyable no matter what the weather and that every possible scenario will be accounted for ahead of time.
Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek.
Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggyback rides on mules and yaks. We provide you only those options which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs, more manoeuvrable in travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.
For domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu), we use Tara Air, Agni Air -popular domestic airlines.
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per litre. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.
YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
Most teahouses (lodges) in Everest Base Camp trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while lunch will be taken on the way to destination.
You can clear the remainder of the money upon your arrival in Kathmandu or even before you arrive in Kathmandu. You can use USD cash, American Express, Travellers Cheque, Master or Visa cards for the payment options. There will be 4% bank levy when paying by credit cards.
YES all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants, we can arrange the trip for one person as well.
Yes! We can surely book separate rooms in Kathmandu for your portion of the trip. During the trek we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled room instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required.
The additional cost is USD 70 per person for booking a single room in Kathmandu for four nights when booking for groups of two or more than two people.
We use standard rooms at three star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in tea houses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.
Everest base camp standard trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
We have up to 98% success rate for our Everest treks.