Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour |13 Days Arrival to Departure

Trip Highlights

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.

Transportation: Bicycle

Activity: City tour, Biking

Trip Overview

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.

Detail Itinerary

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.

Equipment List

Biking Gear:

  1. Mountain Bike: Choose a suitable mountain bike with durable tires and gears appropriate for off-road cycling.
  2. Helmet: A well-fitting helmet is essential for safety while biking.
  3. Cycling Gloves: Protect your hands and improve grip during long rides.
  4. Cycling Shorts and Jersey: Moisture-wicking shorts and jerseys for comfort.
  5. Cycling Shoes: Sturdy cycling shoes with proper traction for pedaling efficiency.
  6. Pedals and Cleats: Ensure your pedals and cleats are compatible with your cycling shoes.
  7. Spare Tubes and Repair Kit: Carry extra inner tubes, tire levers, a pump, and a basic bike repair tool kit.
  8. Chain Lubricant: Keep your bike’s chain well-lubricated for smooth operation.


  1. Base Layers: Moisture-wicking base layers for both warm and cold weather.
  2. Insulated Jacket: A lightweight but warm jacket for cooler evenings.
  3. Rain Jacket: A breathable, waterproof jacket to protect against rain.
  4. Cycling Tights or Leg Warmers: For cooler temperatures.
  5. Arm Warmers: To adjust to changing weather conditions.
  6. Cycling Socks: Wicking socks to keep your feet dry and comfortable.
  7. Headwear: A lightweight, moisture-wicking cap or headband for sun and sweat management.

Safety and Protection:

  1. Sunglasses: Polarized sunglasses with UV protection.
  2. Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen for sun protection at higher altitudes.
  3. First Aid Kit: Basic first aid supplies, including bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers.
  4. Emergency Whistle: A whistle can be a valuable safety tool in case of emergencies.
  5. Multi-Tool: A multi-tool with various functions for bike repairs.

Backpack and Accessories:

  1. Hydration Pack: A backpack with a built-in hydration reservoir for water.
  2. Map and Navigation: Detailed maps, a compass, and a GPS device or smartphone with offline maps.

Camping Gear (if camping):

  1. Tent: A lightweight, compact tent suitable for camping along the route.
  2. Sleeping Bag: A warm sleeping bag appropriate for the season.
  3. Sleeping Pad: Insulated sleeping pad for added comfort.


  1. Cash: Sufficient local currency for small purchases and emergencies.
  2. Identification and Permits: Carry identification, permits, and travel documents as required.
  3. Camera: A camera or smartphone to capture the scenic beauty and memorable moments.
  4. Chargers and Power Bank: Ensure you have charging options for your electronic devices.
  5. Toiletries: Travel-sized toiletries, including soap, toothbrushes, and toilet paper.
  6. Small Towel: A quick-drying, compact towel.
  7. Travel Pillow (optional): A small inflatable pillow for added comfort during rest stops.
  8. Ziplock Bags: Handy for organizing and protecting items from moisture.
  9. Trash Bags: Carry lightweight trash bags for waste disposal, ensuring you leave no trace.
  10. Duct Tape: A versatile item for quick bike or gear repairs.

Cost Included

  1. Airport Pick up & drop off
  2. An English-speaking Guide
  3. Good potter to carry your bags during the trekking
  4. All Ground transportation
  5. Kathmandu and Trekking accommodations
  6. One Main course meal 3 times a day on the trek (You can choose from the menu)
  7. Himalaya Sunrise Treks and Expedition pvt ltd T-shirt
  8. Duffel Bag for the trek which needs to be returned after the trek 
  9. Trekking achievement certificate from the company
  10. A Comprehensive medical kit
  11. Trekking permits
  12. Tims card
  13. all Government Local Tax
  14. Farewell  Dinner before departure

Cost not Include


  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu are US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day.
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal equipment
  • Nepal Visa fee (visa charge of USD 40 and 4 passport photographs for the visa and permit).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • All kinds of drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic).
  • Personal shopping and laundry shower etc.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Price Include’ section.

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  • Trip Duration: 13 Days Arrival to Departure
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 2200 m
  • Best Time: February – May, September – November are the best seasons.
  • Group Size: 1+
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