(w/ ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT)
Not only a trekkers' paradise, Nepal combines Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villages and jungle wildlife watching.
The Nepal Himalaya is the ultimate goal for mountain lovers. Some of the Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking and hence mountain biking is on offer here, with rugged trails to the Annapurnas and beyond. Nowhere else can you cycle for days in incredible mountain scenery, secure in the knowledge that a hot meal, cosy lodge and slice of apple pie await you at the end of the day. South of Nepal's mountains lies something completely different: a chain of wild and woolly national parks, where nature buffs scan the subtropical treetops for exotic bird species and comb the jungles for rhinos, tigers and crocodiles. Whether you cross the country by mountain bike, gravel bike or touring bike, Nepal offers an astonishingly diverse array of attractions and landscapes (by Lonely Planet).