The Everest Epic - Mountain Biking in the Everest Region of Nepal

The Everest Epic is truly an epic ride. At the high point, you reach Pikey Peak, one of Nepal's best view points . Here you have the chance to see 8 out of the world’s 14 peaks above 8000 meters, including Mt Everest, from the seat of your bike! This journey is filled with single track of the best kind, it will suit people who like All mountain or endure style riding and you will be challenged on your physical ability as well as on your technical biking skills… and you will have a blast!

Highlights

  • Bike up Pikey Peak - declared by Sir Edmund Hillary as the best viewpoint in Nepal!
  • Authentic culture and stunning traditional mountain villages
  • Rustic accommodation and the famous hospitality of your Sherpa hosts
  • Awesome and diverse trails – customizable to suit your riding style
  • Enjoy some time in Kathmandu to explore and to spoil yourself a bit after an epic ride
(Photo credit: Dawa Sherpa)

Overview

Fast facts
Min. duration 11 days
Max. elevation 4091m (Pikey Pike)
Start/finish Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Difficulty Challenging
Trek style Teahouse

Mountain biking in Nepal is among the fastest growing activities in this amazing country, and for good reason. This ride starts in the Kathmandu Valley where we warm up and explore for a couple of days, riding fun single trails on the northern section of the valley rim. So on the two first evenings there is also a chance to emerge yourself in the amazing culture of ancient Kathmandu… and modern Kathmandu has some fun in store too!

We then head for the mountains, the Everest region more specifically. To start off we have a big day’s drive in comfortable jeeps, to get to Solu as it is locally known, the heartlands of the famous Sherpa people. The next few days are action packed with single trail climbs and lots of awesome downhills. If we are lucky with the weather, these first few days in the high mountains will offer to-die-for mountain views.

We start out climbing to Pikey peak which, at 4091m, is literally the high point of the trip. This peak was described by Sir Edmund Hillary as having the best view on Mt Everest and is listed amont the best viewpoints in Nepal

After coming down from Pikey Peak we base ourselves in Salleri/Phaplu, the main town in the Solu region and from here we have some amazing vehicle assisted day rides lined up..mainly downhill but of course we are in the remote Himalayas and there will still be some work to be done to have the fun.

In the end we have a short but stunning flight back to Kathmandu, where we celebrate in style before heading our separate ways and till we meet again… 

(Photo credit: Dawa Sherpa)

Brief Itinerary

Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu; explore the local Bazaar
Day 02 Drive to Kakani, ride the Shivapuri Trails to Boudhanath Stupa
Day 03 Drive to Nagarkot, Ride to Dhulikhel
Day 04 Drive to Sigane, Ride to Japre
Day 05 Ride to Pike Base Camp
Day 06 Hike to Pike Peak and ride to Salleri
Day 07 Drive to Ratnagi, Ride the community forest trail
Day 08 Drive to Ratnagi, Ride to Nela, Drive to Salleri
Day 09 Drive to Ratnagi, Ride via Taksingdu back to Salleri
Day 10 Fly back to KTM
Day 11 Farewell, for now
(Photo credit: Dawa Sherpa)

Expert tip:

This trip links in well with a longer adventure, trekking right on up to Everest Base Camp. This combines the lesser visited and more culturally authentic villages in the Solu area as the Lower Everest region is known, with the highly popular trails and flash facilities on the way to Base Camp.

Customize your ride

Your ride in the Solu area as the Lower Everest region is known can be customized in a number of ways. You can take more days and do a loop to visit one of the most significant Buddhist Monasteries in the region, or you can make yours a multi-activity adventure including some trekking and even rafting on one of the most epic rivers in Nepal!