Sideburn has co-promoted a number of unforgettable sold out trips in the Himalayas and we have been itching to do another in the region with our Indian-owned partners at Helmet Stories.
After a few reconnaissance journeys over the two years they have designed and researched this is new trip for us that is the ideal mix of challenge, duration, culture, natural beauty and value for money. We're going to Nepal and a maximum of 12 of you can come with us.
THE TOUR OF MANANG - 12-21 October 2019
Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu
12th October 2019. Check-in relax after the long flight and get into the groove of Nepal.
Day 2 - In and around Kathmandu
Take in a few of the sights while the permits get issued and rest up a bit because the fun starts the next day.
Day 3 - Kathmandu - Besisahar
We ride out of Kathmandu in the morning as the city wakes up and escape all the chaos and craziness of the captial. We ride towards Pokhara on the Prithvi highway before turning off into charming back country roads to Besisahar.
Day 4 - Besisahar - Timang
This is where the tarmac ends. We ride out after a hearty breakfast and enjoy everything the trails have to offer.
Day 5 - Timang - Braga
More fantastic vistas and more challenging trails ahead towards the brilliant village of Braga. It's not a long ride but the ever changing vistas make it hard not to stop and stare.
Day 6 - Braga
The bustling village of Manang is one of the main stopover point for trekkers and cyclists on the Annapurna circuit. However, we prefer the charms of Braga, close on the banks of the Marsyangadi river. We spend the morning exploring trails around the valley.
Day 7 - Braga - Tal
We start our ride back down the way we came. The way back feels as crazy as the way up. It's like you are riding a whole different road.
Day 8 - Tal - Kurintar
We ride back towards civilization to Kurinter.
Day 9 - Kurinter - Kathmandu
It's a short ride to Kathmandu from here and we can leave at
a leisurely pace. This is where the ride comes to an end. We
have one final grand evening.
Day 10 Kathmandu
Leave for home. 21 October 2019
• Transfers to and from Kathmandu Airport
• Twin sharing rooms with breakfast on all days
• A traditional Nepali welcome dinner
• Fuel for the trip
• Back up Vehicle for luggage and mechanic
• Anapurna Conservation Area Project fee
• TIMS Permits
• Road Captain
• Helmet Stories Team ( Vir and Harsh)
• Medical Kit
• Flight to Kathmandu
• Visa to Nepal
• Lunch and dinner
• Riding Kit
• Personal Insurance and evacuation charges
• Personal expenses
• Insurance against or for accidents/ loss of life etc
• Tips to staff
• Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes and things beyond the control of Helmet Stories Adventures and its associates.
• All repairs and damage to the bikes will be on cost basis.
RS 200,000 (Inclusive of all taxes) (at time of publishing £2200, $2840, €2530
We can accommodate a maximum 12 people for this ride as all the home stays and spots we like to stay in are small and can take just about that many people.
A 30% deposit is to be paid at the time of booking and is accepted as part of the total cost of the tour and will not be refunded unless the applicant cannot be offered a place. The balance of the total cost for the tour must reach Helmet Stories no later than EIGHT weeks before the tour date.
12-21 October 2019
If you have any questions or to secure your place, email us for details on how to pay your deposit. Remember, there are only 12 places.
As with all the Sideburn trips, we partner with experienced and trusted local tour companies and we send a. Sideburn representative. The benefit of a Sideburn tour is you are (almost) guaranteed to be on the same wavelength with a great group.
These tour companies take all the payments and run the trips. Sideburn is a co-promoter, not the tour leader or organiser.
All photos: Vir and Harsh, Helmet Stories.