Join the Trek For Change team as we challenge ourselves along the picturesque roads of Nepal, riding over 420 kms from Pokhara to Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, Bandipur and back to Pokhara at the base of the Annapurna mountain range. Experience the beauty of Nepal and meet the IBSH students the ride is supporting.
WHY JOIN THE TEAM?
After hugely successful rides in 2017 and 2018, we now venture back onto the roads of Nepal, immersing ourselves alongside the Nepalese people and culture. The terrain and the climate will physically challenge you but this life-changing journey will warm your heart and inspire you. This journey will be a fun, team orientated exploration through Nepal experiencing all the country has to offer. Along the journey, our riders will experience first hand the challenges faced and overcome by the children the The International Brothers and Sisters House are supporting.
HOW TO APPLY
Expressions of interest to participate open on the 1st June 2019. Once you pay your $500 deposit, we will be in contact every step of the journey with information packs and assistance setting up your Everyday hero fundraising link before a pre-ride breakfast a fortnight out. Registrations close 10th January 2020 with the final balance of payment due on 1st February 2020
Cyclist numbers are strictly limited to 15. Every aspect of your ride is taken care of once you arrive in Pokhara. Your participation in this riding adventure not only requires the fitness and ability to ride the distance, but also a fundraising component towards IBSH projects in Nepal. The Trek for Change team will assist you every step of the way to establish your dedicated fundraising page and provide you with assistance and support to meet your fundraising goals.
Duration – 8 Days
Dates – 1st – 8th March, 2020
Level – For Intermediate Riders
Cost – $3200 per person
+$100 for private room
Fundraising Commitment – To fundraise through EverydayHero for The International Brothers and Sisters House (tax deductible)
Inclusions – Pre-ride breakfast
-All accommodation twin share
-All breakfasts, lunches & dinners; Snacks, water, fruits & cold drinks
-Bike, El Camino 2016 range and helmet
-Fully supported van with bike mechanic including spare parts, cool box and back up service
-All national park and activity entrance fees
-Trek for Change riding kit
-English speaking Nepalese based tour guides
-Dedicated fundraising support
-Donations to charitable organisations in Nepal
Exclusions – Personal Travel insurance
– International Flights and Visa
– Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return
For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To secure your place on the 2020 trip make your $500 deposit with your name to:
Account: 1026 2061
SUNDAY, 1ST OCTOBER 2020
DAY 1: POKHARA
We will meet in beautiful lake side town of Pokhara and check in to our accommodation. We will get familiar with our bikes and have a chance to meet the students the ride is supporting. We will end our night with a traditional Nepalese welcome dinner.
MONDAY, 2ND OCTOBER 2020
DAY 2: POKHARA TO WALING. 70KMS
Our first day of riding will see us leave Pokhara and head south west. A challenging uphill meets us soon into the ride but after that it flattens out as we go through Syangja and get to our destination in Waling. We can then have an afternoon swim in the nearby flowing river to cool down.
TUESDAY, 3RD OCTOBER 2020
DAY 3: WALING TO TANSEN. 70KMS
A nice downhill once we leave in the morning eases us into the day with a tough uphill finish which will challenge us. We will end the day in the Hill station of Tansen and head out in the afternoon to a lookout to see the surrounding mountain ranges.
WEDNESDAY, 4TH OCTOBER 2020
DAY 4: TANSEN TO LUMBINI. 82KMS
A great day for the legs to recover as we travel 40kms downhill in the morning and 40kms on the flat roads after that. We will get into Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, at lunch and visit the sacred Maya Devi Temple and surrounding monuments.
THURSDAY, 5TH OCTOBER 2020
DAY 5: LUMBINI TO CHITWAN. 43 KMS
We will leave Lumbini early by our transport travelling east along the highway to cover much of the distance. We’ll jump on our bikes and ride the last 43kms into Chitwan, where we will have an option of a wildlife safari in the early evening and a BBQ dinner at night.
FRIDAY, 6TH OCTOBER 2020
DAY 6: CHITWAN TO BANDIPUR. 82 KMS
A long day along a new road road with rolling hills. We follow alongside a river in the valley with incredible scenery around us. We end the day in Bandipur, a famous destination filled with historical architecture and view of the snow capped mountains.
SATURDAY, 7TH OCTOBER 2020
DAY 7: BANDIPUR TO POKHARA. 76KMS
Our last day on the ride has us returning to Pokhara. A long day on the bike but we will finish together as a team and be welcomed by Namaste Community Foundation and will celebrate our achievements at the finishing party.
SUNDAY, 8TH OCTOBER 2020
DAY 8: POKHARA
Our final day where will have a range of additional options including an early morning micro-light flight to fly by the Annapurna Mountain Range, or a helicopter flight up to base camp. After which we will have our final goodbyes before starting our individual journeys back home.