The Weekend Hikers from Explore Himalaya have hiked the length and breadth of almost all the hiking trails in the Valley's rim. So the last weekend, they decided to try out something different – they decided to do some mountain biking instead of hiking. For their biking adventure the group chose a 45 km route stretching from Thamel – Teenpipli – Jitpur Phedi – Kavresthali- Jhor- Tokha – Gongabu and back to Thamel, along pitched and rough gravel road. Though tiring and back breaking, according to them the adrenaline rush was worth the sweat.
All set to for the rough ride – @Thamel
On the Kakani Highway – Teenpipli
Teenpipli- en route Jitpur Phedi
Village of Jitpur Phedi
A gravel track skirting the Bishnumati River
Fuel for the body – Lunch break at a local joint
Pitch, Gravel & now mud- At Jhor
Traditional houses and fields at Tokha
At Chandeshwori Temple, Tokha
(Pic : Explore Himalaya)
Dolpo requires some extra logsistics and Pemba made all necessary arrangements. We also benefited. Both treks were wonderful! from having a local guide- Baba –in Mustang- as this is more of a cultural trek-his personal knowledge was useful.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.