Jomsom, a modern town is the 'Thakali' homeland. Thakali people are of Tibetan origin but have their own language and customs. We fly to Jomsom from Kathmandu and initially we ride through a popular trekking trial which leads us to many different wonderful villages rich in cultural and architectural point of view. The rocky wide and small track slowly descends to meet a paved road which takes to the beautiful Pokhara city on the day 5.
Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
Highest access of the Trek
-10 to 15 Celsius
Chettries, mahara, bohara Jhkari, Lohar
Mode of the trek
Camping or Tea house
Camping or Tea house
Most attraction of the Trek
Off touristy route and authentic Nepalese life style
Arriving in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel in Thamel, a tourist district offering numerous bars, shops and restaurants and an instant taste of Nepali life. In the afternoon we will sort out our bikes and over dinner there will be a tour briefing . Overnight in a hotel.
Jomsom to Kalopani via Marpha, Tukuche and Kokepani The Thakalis have established the tradition of hospitality to passing traders for centuries along Thak Khola stretch of the Kali Gandaki between Jomson and Tatopani. The overwhelmed and flagstone-lined village of Marpha is popular for apple farming. Tukuche at 2590m was once a meeting place for traders from Tibet. Mostly ride through wide track. O/N Kalopani. Distance: 25 km Ride: 95% Push/Carry: 5% Altitude: 2530m
Kalopani -Tatopani via Ghasa and Dhana. Thee trial follows the Kali Gandaki valley. The river cuts a channel between the peaks of Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri, thus qualifying the kali Gandaki valley for the title of the world's deepest gorge. We ride through Gasa at 2080m and one stage takes a precarious ro route through a very steep and narrow section of the gorge to take the way to Dana at 1400m. This is where the difficult track branches off to Maurice Herzog's base camp, used for his historic ascent of Annapurna in 1950. Push and carry in some sections. Ride mostly on newly made wide track/trekker's track. O/N Tatopani. Distance: 21 km Ride: 90% Push/Carry: 10% Altitude: 1195m
Tatopani - Beni Tato means 'hot' and Pani means 'water', a name earned courtesy of the hot springs by the river. Tatopani is a popular destination for a shorter trek out of Pokhara. From Tato Pani, we cross the bridge to the eastern side of the kali Gandaki (a major river) and shortly afterwards, the bridge over the Ghara khola (river). Passing the trail up to Ghorepani, continue south along the Kali Gandaki the trial rises and falls through small villages. Under an hour's ride from quieter and far more attractive riverside village, Tiplyang(1040m) the trial takes to the bustling market town, Beni . Buses run along the east bank road to Baglung and on to Pokhara. Ride mostly on newly made wide track/trekker's track O/N Beni . Distance: 25km Ride: 95% Push/Carry: 5% Altitude: 830m
Beni to Sarangkot After breakfast we will follow Kali Gandaki river and reach the Baglung highway which will lead us to Naudanda where we will have lunch. We follow the dirt road to the Sarangkot which is the number one view point in the Pokhara to enjoy the view of Mountains, Himalayas, sun rise , sun set and the Lake. O/N Guest House Distance: 70km Ride: 100% Push/Carry: 0% Altitude: 1595m
Sarangkot to Pokhara Mostly we ride through steep and small road to Pokhara. Make sure to check your brakes before you start for about 90% down hill. Distance: 16km Ride: 100% Push/Carry: 0% Altitude: 820m