Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: As Per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Benighat
  • Thrilling white water rafting in Trishuli River
  • Adventurous mountain biking on off the beaten trails via the lush forest and picturesque landscapes
  • Visit holy Hindu Pilgrimage site, Manakamana Temple
  • Experience the real taste of Homestay in Phujel, Gorkha
  • Enjoy organic food and local cozy accommodation
  • Capture mesmerizing views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal

Mountain Biking With A Taste Of Home Stay is one of the most rewarding adventure activities to enjoy in Nepal with Magic Expedition and Tours. Moreover, this trip is considerably popular among adventure lovers who are looking forward to an adventurous holiday since Nepal owns most of its topography as a hill and mountain. The off-the-beaten mountain trails will absolutely be an ultimate destination for mountain biking. Doing mountain biking and going through the lush forest, typical traditional settlements, enjoying the natural waterfalls, visiting sacred historical and cultural sites, and most importantly, celebrating snow-capped mountain panorama will be an incredible experience for the bikers.

This Mountain Biking With A Taste Of Home Stay trip commences from Benighat after you are jeeped to the Local Hotel in Trishuli River, you will spend the night in the near Local Hotel. The next day, actually, the ride begins in the afternoon until you reach a beautiful stream. It is a 4000m. ride. As the riders get a beautiful stream, you will enjoy the scenery and take a rest for some time and the jeep will take us to the top of the hill, Manakamana. Manakamana is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. It is also popular for mountain views to the north including Annapurna Massive, Machhapuchhre, Manasalu, and Ganesh Himal.

The next will be a real ride for you. The mountain terrain and the off-the-beaten trails down through the pristine settlements and woods will be real thrills of adventure until we get to the village named Phujel. Your arrival to Phujel, a mesmerizing view of Mt. Manaslu will astonishingly be welcoming you. In the evening, Aama Samuha, a group of women, offers you typical Nepali cultural shows which will be a significant moment to have an insight into Nepali culture. One more important highlight of this trip is that the dishes they offer you are organic since they cultivate all required vegetables and grains themselves and fruits as well.

The next day will be for the village tour. We will prioritize health, education, the way of life of the local people, and also some religious sites including Vairbnath Temple which offers you an entire insight into rural life. In the evening, you will enjoy some cultural shows and enjoy home-brewed alcoholic millet under a starry sky. Then, the next day, after breakfast, will be taken to the spot from where we again start cycling for approximately 17 km along the scenic Budi Gandaki River until we get to the main highway then finally we are driven back to Kathmandu.


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Day 01:Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel

We receive you at the airport and make an easy transfer to the hotel. Next, we will meet for a short discussion about the trip we are undertaking. We will let you know important things for your trip and introduce the trip leader too at the same time. Then, you are free to do whatever you like. 

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

After breakfast at the Hotel.We will take over our rental bicycle before driving ahead to trishuli river. The drive will be 3 to 4hrs by Privat or Local Vehicle to the Trishuli River. In Trisuli River you will have Lunch after that Your river rafting activities will continue. The rafting activities will last for 3 hrs and for Hotel accommodation for the evening has been arranged and it may be possible to get running hot water for shower.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Trishuli

We will have breakfast at Hotel . After breakfast, Our Mountain Biking Trail is commence After Crossing the Beneghat.We will continue our journey to Manakamana which is regarded by many as the oldest Hindu temple in the world. According to Lonely Planet, ‘Hindus believe that the goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati, has the power to grant wishes, and newlyweds flock here to pray for male children.’ The cycling terrain will be up and down .Hotel accommodation at Manakamana for the night has been arranged.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Manakamana

We will have breakfast at Manakamana before we ride to Phujel. The terrain is up and down over a distance of ~20km. We will home stay for the night at Phujel, our host’s home village. The highlight of the night includes an ‘AMA Samuha’ cultural performance by the villagers.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Home Stay
  • Phujel

After breakfast we ride to visit the village. We will see the earthquake-affected school & houses. We also visit the Bhairavnath temple. The terrain will be up & down dirt road over ~8 km. It takes ~1hr each place & we will chat with villagers to understand more about the affected area. We stay another night at Phujel.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Home Stay
  • Phujel

 After breakfast we ride to visit the Arughat Bazaar. On the way we will see the Historical Palace of the first Prime Minister of Nepal. The terrain is off road up & down and the road follows the side of Budi Gandaki River over some ~35km. We return to Phujel for another night of home stay.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Home Stay
  • Phujel

We leave the village after breakfast by cycling to Benighat. The terrain is ~17km up and down jeep trail to Benighat. From Benighat we will take a jeep toward Kathmandu. Lunch is on the road and will be provided. We will drop you off at Hotel or the hotel that you are staying at. Thank you and see you again!

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

Drop to the Airport

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Professional guide & mechanic – minimum one each in Nepal
  • Minimum 1 local English-speaking Nepali ground agent & 1 Lead Cyclist from Magic Expedition in Nepal.
  • Accommodation (i) twin share hotel (extra costs for single) where possible @ Trishuli River & Manakamana
  • & (ii) home-stay in Phujel
  • Full board and meals – B/F, Lunch and Dinner during homestay and as indicated in program
  • Choice of rental bikes that will be fitted to cyclist’s physical attributes (LC from NHWP will be around to assist)
  • Support vehicle – one four-wheel jeep where terrain permits
  • Entry fees where required,
  • Cyclists are encouraged to have their own helmets & a pair of (thickly) padded gloves for comfort & hygiene purposes. Covered shoes are mandatory during rides & shades are highly recommended as well as a long-sleeve riding jersey. A waterproof top, a set of spare inner wear, sunshades & personal medication are wise to have while riding.
  • Cyclists who wish to get into the support vehicle at any point in time are welcomed to do so at no extra charge
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • And extra food beverage alcoholic drinks besides agreement.