Overview

Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak of the world has always been a feature for appealing large number of tourist every year. An attempt to reach at the base of the top peak in the world will no doubt offer elating and fantastic experiences. Everest Base Camp cycling tour, the most breathtaking mountain trail will in fact take us to the world famous Sherpa settlement. Plus, you will see the culture of bright prayer flags, the appealing Namche Bazaar, pass by the Sagarmatha National Park. Also, the most appealing part of the tour is reaching the highest viewpoint-Kala Patthar lying at 5550m.

Boundless Himalaya Trekking and Expeditions is self-assured to put forward Everest Base Camp along with the incomparable services and boast great pride of arranging the cycling trip in Everest region in Nepal for the first time in cycling history of Nepal. You will be stunned with the superb vistas of Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and numerous other snow-topped peaks of Everest area.

A. Itinerary in Detail (19 Days)

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport transfer to Hotel
After your arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be accorded warm welcome and transfer to the Hotel, give short briefing about the trip

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla then ride to Phakding (2610m) about 35 minutes flight and about 2 hrs cycling
It takes about 35 minute’s flight journey to Lukla. From Lukla, we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. There is a ride and pushing up somewhere and we follow the river’s course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Phakding

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) about 4/5 hours
After breakfast we head through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one-hour, we get the first sight is of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to cycle to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Namche Bazaar – Rest and Acclimatization Day

This day we will have a rest to acclimatize in the place. We can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region on this day.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m) about 4/5 hrs 
After breakfast, we ascend riding the cycle out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various ‘shops’ set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend with through forests of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). We make another ascent on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Tengboche

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m) approx., 5-6 hrs

Today’s trail descends to Debuche: a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and long mani wall. Cross the Imja Khola and ascend to Pangboche with closer views of towering Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft). The trail then follows the river as it rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up to Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above terraced fields of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals during the short growing season.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Dingboche

Day 07: Dingboche: Rest Day
The second rest day is taken for the acclimatization at Dingboche / side-trips planned from Dingboche, or you can rest. The side trip winds up the valley to Chhukung for sensational views.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) about 3 – 4 hrs 
After breakfast, our cycling brings us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Thughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Lobuche

Day 09: Lobuche  to Gorak Shep (5140m) then cycle to Everest base camp (5364m) about 3 – 4 hrs 
Today bit challenging, long and hard day so we leave early morning after breakfast we following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs cycle wherever needed push and ride. After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorakshep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp, we get fantastic close-up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop, we retrace our steps to Gorakshep.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight at Gorakh Shep

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala Pattar (5545m) then cycle to Pheriche (4260m) about 3-4 hrs 
We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. Push, ride and carry the cycle whenever needed. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind’s eye to last life time. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and retrace our steps to Lobuche for lunch and then continue on down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Pheriche

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) about 5 to 6 hours 
After breakfast, we go down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. Ifitisspring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570m) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. At this point, we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche then continue to walk to your lodge.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Chaurikharka (2700m); approx., 6-7 hrs.   

Today the trail criss crosses with Dudh Koshi River a number of times today, along suspension bridges. Pine and oak forests pass along the way. Views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam among many others are amazing from here. The short trek today passes through Buddhist structures that decorate the route. Prayer flags, mane walls, stone tablets, and giant carved stones form a noticeable array along the beautiful natural landscape.

Day 13: Chaurikharka to Paiyan (2,730m), approx., 5-6 hrs.

Today we cycle through the Village of Chaurikharka Look at Khumbu Valley and Dudh Koshi River, the good trail finally leading us to Paiyan

Day 14: Paiyan to Karikhola (2040m); approx., 4-5 hrs. 

Today we get through the Khari La Pass (2860 meters) downhill to Bupsa steadily descending–descent parts and then slight gradual uphill – cross the suspension bridge to get at Kharikhola.

Day 15: Kharikhola to Nunthala (2250m), approx., 5-6 hrs. 

We start the day from Kharikhola towards Nunthala, then the trail descends through terraced field and yard of houses Jubing, a Rai settlement, cross a large suspension bridge, then from Dudh Koshi our trail ascends finally to reach Nunthala with the spectacular views of green sceneries, crop fields and panoramic landscape on the route.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Nunthala

Day 16: Nunthala to Phaplu (2364m), approx., 6-7 hrs. 

Today our journey begins from Nunthala, The trail ascends through conifer and rhododendron forest alive with birds through dense forest to reach the isolated monastery of Takshindo., a superb example of Sherpa monastic architecture at 2900m. From there we descend along the way down to Ringmu village with mild apple farming and surrounding greeneries. From which our trail descends almost down till today’s destination of Phaplu, a small town with an airstrip.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Phaplu

Day 17: Phaplu to Patale (2840m), approx., 4-5 hrs. 

After the breakfast, we cycle today towards the Patale via Ghurmi, Dorpu village, etc. with the spectacular Himalayan ranges of  Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Gaurishanker ranges en route. Finally, we reach Patale, a big village with up and down trails.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Patale

Day 18: Patale to Kathmandu (2840m), approx., 5 – 6  hrs. 

Today the trail initiates from Patale towards Ghurmi, then continues towards Tamakoshi and Sun Koshi rivers, enjoying a panoramic view of central Himalayan range and natural scenery to Kavre Bhanjyang then continue the scenic drive via hill town Dhulikhel and old medieval town Bhaktapur to our last destination at Kathmandu.

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Somewhere only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast, departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination with beautiful memories back home

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Depending upon the slope gradients en route, the bikers are supposed somewhere to only riding, and in some places pushing and carrying the cycles.

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category hotel on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • Special permission and liaison officer from the Government of Nepal
  • All the local area fees during the trip
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit fees
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • First aid kit for comprehensive medical supplies
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla / overland transport if needed as per the itinerary
  • Cargo service
  • Supporting vehicles from Phaplu to Kathmandu
  • Camping equipment like member tent, Sherpa tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, toilet tent, mattress, pillows and all kitchen utensils, etc.
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trip, tea and coffee, snacks, desserts and seasonal fresh fruit after every dinner, purified drinking water
  • Qualified and experienced cycling guide, cook, Sherpas and all the helpers, porter services, yak and yak men
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for all the Nepalese staffs
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag if required
  • Farewell Dinner with typical local cultural program
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast when staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses and bar bills
  • Mountain bike
  • Clients’ travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the cycling itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

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