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  • Trip introduction

    Cycle your way through Nepal’s pristine landscapes that lined with gorgeous mountains views through the Sarankot Mountain biking trip.

    Conducted in half a day – you’ll make your way through rice paddies, small villages and tropical forests till you reach the top. Considered as the only rock in the world where you can catch a 360-degree view of the three eight-thousander’s at the same time, you’ll get to witness clear views of the Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Ranges, the Manaslu and Mount Fishtail all together! Besides this, you’ll also catch sight of the Fewa Lake, the Seti River and the World Peace Pagoda.

    On your way back down you’ll have the option of cycling through multiple trails that are often frequented by herds of buffalos and local villagers giving you an insight to the local and rustic way of life.

    Destination

    Situated at an altitude of 5249 feet, the Sarankot Rock is a hill that lies just outside Pokhara in the mountainous regions of Nepal. For this cycling trip, you’ll be cycling through a variety of different landscapes as you explore the countryside. You’ll encounter multiple small villages, vast terraced plantations, rivers, valleys and lakes. You’ll also cycle through many dirt roads and rocky mountain paths.

    As Nepal is greatly influenced by the Tibetan culture, en route your journey you may even spot many smaller stupas and Buddhist temples. But the beauty of this journey does not only lie in catching spectacular views, but rather in imbibing the culture. Throughout your trip, you’ll have smaller stops where you can meet and interact with the locals and admire their simplicity and warmth.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the rich countryside of Nepal through the Sarankot mountain biking trip. | Imbibe the local way of life. | Catch glorious views of many mountains from atop the Sarankot rock. | Cycle through many different landscapes. | Test your mettle through this challenging but thrilling adventure.

    Activity Details

    Road biking off road biking

    Yes

    No

    4593 feet

    5249 feet

    38 kms

    38 kms

    A guide with a mechanical back-up will follow you throughout the trip to fix any problems that occur with the bike.

    Mountain bikes

    Yes

    A guide with a mechanical back-up will follow you throughout the trip to fix any problems that occur with the bike.

    Trip details
  • Cycling up to the Sarankot Rock

    Arrive at the bike centre in the morning and undergo a thorough briefing about your upcoming trip. After this you'll head out to the valleys of Pokhara to embark on this glorious adventure.

    Although you'll start with a challenging uphill climb, you'll still witness some gorgeous landscapes along the way. But once you reach the top of the Sarankot Rock, you'll be rewarded with spectacular panoramic mountain views. Considered as one of the only view points in the world where you can catch a 360 degree view of 3 eight-thousander's mountains at the same time. Thus, you'll catch sight of the Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Ranges, the Manaslu and Mount Fishtail. Besides this, you'll also witness the Seti River, the Fewa Lake and the World Peace Pagoda.

    On your way down you'll have a choice of cycling down multiple trails, some consisting of locals, some consisting of buffalos walking through sub tropical forests. You'll also pass through rolling rice paddies and rustic Nepalese Villages, where you can stop and interact with locals.

    At the end of your trip you'll return back to the bike centre in Pokhara from where you'll depart. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pokhara

    Pokhara

    07:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellation made 21 days before depature: Full refund.

    For cancellation made within 21 days of the departure: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    In case the operator cancels the Sarankot mountain biking trip due to unforseen circumstances, you will be provided with a refund.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.    

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol or any kind of intoxication is not permitted during the Sarankot mountain biking trip.

    No harm or damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the Sarankot mountain biking trip.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the guide at all times during the Sarankot mountain biking trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers from outside Nepal are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the Sarankot mountain biking trip.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Sarankot mountain biking trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this course depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveler.
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Mountain bikes

    • Helmet
    • Gloves
    • Guide
    • Mechanical back-up
    • Facility to store your bag at the bike centre
    • Mineral water
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport to Pokhara

    • Visa, travel costs etc
    • Transport to and from the bike centre
    • Any meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Tips for guides
    • Any photos or videos
    • Any additional expenses due to delays etc
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Track pants
    • Good gripped shoes
    • Shorts
    • Full sleeve t shirt
    • Windcheater
    • Jacket
    • Socks
    • Not to wear - Heavy luggage
    • Sandals/slippers
    • Tight fitting clothes
    • Skirts/dresses/sari

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Mountain bikes
    • Helmet
    • Gloves
    • Mechanical back-up

    You need to get

    • Day pack
    • Waterbottle
    • Dry snacks/energy bars
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunblock
    • Light napkin
    • ID proof
    • Additional money in the local currency

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific or prescribed personal medication or a medical kit.