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‘Rough Riding Below Mt Kanchenjunga 12 Days’ is an exciting biking adventure to the southeast of Taplejung. You will fly to Taplejung via Biratnagar, watching the majestic Kanchenjunga Mountain on the way(3rd highest peak of the world). Upon reaching Taplejung, you make your way to the south, biking alongside the quaint villages, rhododendron forests and terraced farmlands.
12-Day Rough Riding Below Mt Kanchenjunga is an exhilarating biking adventure below Mt. Kanchenjunga that provides you with the opportunity to experience deadly high passes, breathtaking views of the Himalayas, captivating tea gardens and unique traditional villages with their rich culture.
If this itinerary is not suitable for you, then you can choose from our other Biking packages such as Biking Around Kathmandu Valley 8 Days or Single Track mountain Biking Adventure 10 Days.
Day: 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu on a clear day is itself an awe-inspiring experience as you get to view the entire Nepalese mountains region below you. Upon your arrival, our support team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is reserved for rest.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On day 2 of your ‘12 Days Rough Riding Below Mt. Kanchenjunga’, you will visit the historic sites of Kathmandu Valley. These sites include Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Basantapur Darbar Square and other sites of Patan and Bhaktapur. All these sites exhibit the ancient culture, art and crafts of Nepali people.
Day 3: Flight to Biratnagar
Today, you will take a 40-minute scenic flight to Biratnagar, witnessing stunning views of the world’s highest peaks. After reaching Biratnagar, you will have plenty of time to explore your surrounds. Though it doesn’t cater for tourism, you can enjoy the day roaming the streets of the city, experiencing the unique Terai lifestyle.
Day 4: Flight to Taplejung and explore the village
You will start the day as the sun rises, have your breakfast, then catch the earliest flight to Taplejung.
The Taplejung Airport is situated on the top of a ridge, from where you get to observe the stunning views of Sikkim to Makalu. From here, your adventurous biking trip starts. You will explore the surrounding villages, then set up camp to spend the night.
Day 5: Taplejung to Kabeli
Leaving the camp, you descend 40km down a jeep trail. After completing the descent, you will have another 10km of relatively easy riding, before reaching the Kabeli River. You camp here for the night.
Day 6: Kabeli – Jor PokhariI
From Kabeli, it’s all about the ascent up to Jor Pokharai. Leaving the river, you climb up to the top of the ridge and observe your incredible surroundings. Next, you follow a well constructed road to Jor Pokharil, where you spend the night.
Day 7: Jor Pokhari – Pauwa Pass
On day 7 of your Rough Riding Below Mt. Kanchenjunga 12 Days, you will descend alongside terraced fields and thick jungle for the first part of the morning. Next, you take a a steep climb to the local market called Phidim. After lunch, you continue cycling to the top of the Pauwa Pass (2560m), which is the highest point on your route.
Day 8: Pauwa Pass – Ilam
Leaving Pauwa Pass, you head towards Ilam, which is 55km away. You first descend down, following the contour around the ridge. From here, you descend down to the river, then take a short climb to reach Ilam. Here, you will set up the camp amongst the tea plantations and spend the night.
Day 9: Ilam and around
The 9th day of your ‘12 Days Rough Riding Below Mt. Kanchenjunga’ is a rest day for relaxation and exploration. You can enjoy riding along the small tracks set amongst the fascinating tea gardens or if you wish to walk around, you can visit the nearby villages, experiencing the unique way of life of the locals.
Day 10 Ilam – Biratnagar
Today, you descend down to Biratnagar, passing through tea gardens, thick forests and quaint villages.
Day 11 Flight to Kathmandu
After having your breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the Kathmandu Airport, you will be driven to your comfortable hotel. The rest of the day is reserved for rest or if you wish to walk around, you can enjoy walking on the streets of Thamel.
Day 12 Depart Kathmandu
Your ‘12 Days Rough Riding Below Mt. Kanchenjunga’ comes to an end. For your convenience, our support team will take you to the airport for your flight back home. You are going to leave Nepal with a new and enriched experience.
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