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 (16 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 trailnorthwest to the village of Choblung in the DudhKosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. There is ride and pushing up somewhere and we follow the river’scourse, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.

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

Overnight in Phakding

Day 03: Phakding to NamcheBazaar (3440m) about 4/5 hours
After breakfast we head through a beautiful pine forest, the trackleadsusalong the DudhKoshi River throughmanysuspensionbridges, one of whichis 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 DudhKoshi and BhoteKoshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of aboutone hour weget first sightfist 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 centre 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 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 DudhKosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse aswe go. We pass the various ‘shops’ set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and thendescend with throughforest of blue pine to cross the DudhKosi 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 05: 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 06: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) about 3 – 4 hrs
After breakfast our cycling bring 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 07: Lobuche  to GorakhShep (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 08: 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 Pattharwe can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach KalaPatthar. 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 09: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) about 5 to 6 hours 
After breakfast, we go down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and junipertrees. 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 DudhKoshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa whichis 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 suchas 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 thispoint, we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche then continue walk to your lodge.

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

Overnight in Namche

Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m), about 5 to 6 hours 
After breakfast we need follow the trail descends steeply downward. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowingDudhKoshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to getwarmed up by the light breeze. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snowcovered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayerstones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces.

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

Overnight in Lukla

Day 11: Lukla to Kharikhola (2040m), approx., 6-7 hrs. 

After breakfast today the trail descends to Surkhe (2290m) then The trail climb up and down towards Paiyaa Sherpa settlement completely surrounded by forest at 2720m. from the ridge, the trail turns almost due east as it descends into the deep canyon of Paiya Khola. En route we have the divine glimpse of Mt. Khumbila and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) then our trail  descends steadily to Bupsa, then approx., after cylcling then reach to the Kharikhola.

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

Overnight in KhariKhola

Day 12: Kharikhola to Nunthala (2250m), approx., 5-6 hrs. 

We start the day from Kharikhola towards Nunthala,  then trail descends through terraced field and yard of houses Jubing, a Rai settlement, cross 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 13: 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 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 destinationof 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 14: 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, Kanchanjunga 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 15: 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 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 16: Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast, departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination with beautiful memories back home

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 bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • All the local area fees during the trek
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • First aid kit for comprehensive medical supplies
  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu / overland transport if needed as per the itinerary
  • Supporting vehicles from Phaplu to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek and seasonal fresh fruit after every dinner
  • Qualified and experienced cycling guide, helper and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, rucksack, duffle 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
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