Duration: 13 Days Arrival to Departure
Location: Around Kathmandu Valley
Trip Grade: Moderate
Required Skill: Moderate Mountain Bike Riding
Best Time: February – May, and September – November are the best seasons.
Activity: City tour, Biking
Kathmandu mountain bike tour, Kathmandu Valley is a Mecca for mountain bicyclists, as it draws thousands of enthusiasts from all corners of the world. Around Kathmandu, Mountain Biking is an excellent option to experience as much of Nepal’s culture and natural diversity. Kathmandu Valley mountain bike tour offers you a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages, hidden temples, and views which include all of the principal peaks of the Nepal Himalaya – from Makalu to the Annapurna. You can explore secluded places and reach places that cannot be visited any other way. Mountain biking in Kathmandu offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magnificent country, its landscape, and its living heritage.
The biking trips within Kathmandu Valley allow you to enjoy its hidden pockets rarely frequented by westerners which give you a chance to see the other back side of Kathmandu. You will visit the historic cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, the hill resort of Nagarkot with its sunrise view of the entire Nepal Himalaya and the temples, monasteries, and picturesque villages tucked away in the forests along the way. The biking continues to Dhulikhel, and the beautiful hill station Nagarkot. You will witness sacred temples like Palanchowk Bhagwati, Dakchhinkali, and Namo Buddha during the cycling around Kathmandu valley. It is a good way to visit interesting towns, temples, and Buddha Stupas. It can be really interesting visiting a rarely visited traditional Newari village. Out of the valley, you will ride to Kulekhani and Daman which offer you exciting biking along with splendid views.
Mountain biking in Kathmandu is a fascinating way to travel the byways of the valley, visiting little-known villages, sacred groves, and out-of-the-way temples and monuments. The ride is a moderate one, with lots of up and downhill, and requires a good level of fitness. The challenges that come with adventures out in the wild lurk around almost every corner you zip into.
The Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour offers an exciting and dynamic way to explore the bustling capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, and its surrounding valleys. This tour allows cyclists to pedal through a mix of urban landscapes, charming rural villages, and serene countryside, all while enjoying stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley and the majestic Himalayan peaks beyond. Riders can navigate a variety of trails and routes, catering to different skill levels, from leisurely city rides to challenging off-road adventures. Along the way, cyclists have the chance to experience the cultural richness of the region, visit historical landmarks, and interact with the welcoming local communities. The Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour provides a unique and immersive way to discover the vibrant city of Kathmandu and its scenic outskirts while enjoying the thrill of mountain biking.
Day 01: – Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had time to settle in and freshen up, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 02: – A full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.
Day 03: – Bike to Nagi Gompa, Chisa pani (2195m)
Chisa Pani is east and north side of Katmandu. Follow a good forested trail with Rhododendrons blooming in the spring adding a magical appeal, whilst the Himalayas again manifest. On the way you can find the single track on adventure riding from jhule to jarsin pauwa. From Chisopani you can have good mountain views and also visit the Nagi Gompa here.
Day 04: – Bike to Nagarkot (2000m)
Today is again traffic-free riding as you leave Chisopani via the track and head up to Nagarkot. A short steep climb up to Nagarkot will be rewarded by the comfort and peaceful surroundings. It offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalaya peaks when the sky is clear. Eight of the nine highest Himalayan peaks can be seen, from the Annapurna as far as Mount Everest.
Day 05: – Bike to Palanchowk Bhagawati
After enjoying the glorious sunrise view, the day begins with an exciting descent by a single-track trail. We have a ride through the rustic village trail to the sacred Hindu pilgrimage Palanchowk Bhagwati.
Day 06: – Bike to Dhulikhel (1600m)
Dhulikhel is also the gateway to the road network that stretches into Tibet and the other eastern towns in Nepal. Leave Nagarkot go downhill for some way and rejoin the road for the short climb to Dhulikhel another ideal hill town.
Day 07: – Bike to Namo Buddha – Lakhure Bhanjyang Best view point of Valley
We start with an early morning climb on a wide jeep trail to the temple of Namo Buddha, rewarded with superb views of Ganesh Himal. we enter into a narrow pristine valley ascending 300m on the superb trail to reach the summit of Kathmandu Valley’s eastern rim known as Lakhuri Bhanjyang. It offers extremely stunning views of high-standing magnificent mountains.
Day 08: – Bike to Dakchhinkali
Today we will ride to Dakchhinkali Temple. We pass through many rustic villages, while the views of the Himalayas follow you on the right side on clear day! We follow the narrow paved road along the beautiful village farm land scenery to our village Inn. In Dakchhinkali a Hindu live sacrifice spot is just near the Village Inn.
Day 09: – Bike to Kule Khani
We spend the morning sampling some exciting trails that lead up and across the valley rim to the south and onto the Kulekhani Dam Site. Even Kulekhani is the best viewpoint for the panoramic views. From Kakani, we ride through the scared track to Daman.
Day 10: – Bike to Daman
Daman is the Best Viewpoint of the western mountain range of Nepal. Leaving Kulekhani Lake behind we ride on a wide dusty dirt trail to Palung village, popular for vegetable farming. We will start a 35-km climb to Tistung at 2100m, through terraced fields carved out into the steep hillsides to Daman.
Day 11: – Bike to the downhill to Naubise and Bus transfer to Kathmandu
We descend down to Palung Valley on the same way and continue up to Palung height then we follow a long broken tarmac road to Naubise. We will ride back to Kathmandu on the tarmac road.
Day 12: – Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu Valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remember from Nepal. In the evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied by cultural shows in the Hotel.
Day 13: – Farewell Departure
Today is free or last minute you have a few hours special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you at the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish you a Safe journey.
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