Cycling and Mountain Biking
Nepal offers a challenging and pleasant scenic ride from the tropical plains of terai, mid-hills, mountainous terrain and its lush valleys to the arctic climate of the high alpine region. The only way to discover these hidden treasures and its warm ever-smiling people is on mountain bikes. Mountain biking is a great fun and a perfect way to discover Nepal's great diverse landscape, of tremendous terrain, tracks and trails. Where mountain bike takes you away from the hustle bustle of the city-town life into serene country life, on a hidden trail rarely visited area of local villages, its traditional rural life style that has preserved for centuries.
Around the Kathmandu valley the options for mountain biking are endless. You can challenge yourself on long, hilly rides out on the valley rim or just explore the many temples and Newari villages in the lower valley. Or for the less energetic you can have a strictly down hill tour.
Exploring the area on a bike is a fantastic way to experience the local culture and way of life. It allows you to get off the beaten track and explore rural farming areas, National parks and Hill Stations. For long trips there are plenty of guest house scattered around the valley rim, so you can travel easily. You don’t have to bring your own bike; good quality front suspension mountain bikes can easily be hired from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
For the adrenaline seeker there is some really good down hill routes on offer around Kathmandu and Pohkara as well as a newly opened up heritage trail in Langtang to challenge your technical abilities. For the serious rider, there are also mountain bike races throughout the year that are open to foreigners. Please contact us for detail and information. we can tailor any mountain biking trip to suit your needs. Here is a taste of some excellent tours for your Trip.
Kathmandu Valley Biking Tour
This mountain bike tour takes you on and around the rim of Kathmandu Valley. The Kathmandu region, Capital of Nepal holds the great historic features that are teeming with culture, God's exotic and erotic architecture, holy men, temples and unique culture of the local people.
Biking Tour Highlights
Explore the beauty of Kathmandu
Observe many historical town and villages
Fascinating views of Himalayan range
Unique culture and tradition
Biking Trip Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival
Arrive at the airport and be collected by our representative. Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Mulkharka, 22km (1660m)
Today you leave Kathmandu via Budhanilkantha and enter the shivarpuri national park. Its up hill and a bit steep for the last 3km.you have Good views of the valley and once over the ring road its traffic free off road biking. You can visit a historic Gompa / Monastery. Over night in Mulkharka.
Day 03: Mulkharka to Chisopani 21km. (2195m)
Today you follow a jeep track up and down into the heart of the national park. From Chisopani you can have good mountain views. Over night in Chisopani.
Day 04: Chisopani to Nagarkot 25 km (2000m)
Today is again traffic free riding as you leave chisopani via the track and head up to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a scenic hill top village and is famous for having the best mountain views in the valley.
Day 05: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel 32 km (1600m)
Leave Nagarkot and go down hill for some way and rejoin the road for the short climb to Dhulikhel another ideal hill town. Over night in Dhulikhel.
Day 06: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur 32km (1300m)
It’s mostly down hill today as you ride roads and tracks back to Kathmandu. You stop for sightseeing in the ancient town of Bhakatpur where you can take in the local sights and culture.
Accommodation is good and is about the best available in each location - Hotels & Guest Houses are based on twin share accommodation, attached bathrooms except in Chisopani, comfortable rooms, good food, hot showers and group facilities with unique vistas. Those chosen are based on their charm and services, views, location and within the budget suggested.
(The trip price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a quote.)
Local guide/expert mechanic
Customized Giant or Fuji front suspension bikes and helmet
All lodgings and meals while tour
All food and accommodation (except meal in Kathmandu)
Shivapuri reserve entry fee
Luggage drop only in two places (Nagarkot and Dhulikhel)
Personal extras and special request purchases, confirmation or changes to flights
Faxes, e-mails and other personal correspondence
Drink and other food consumed other than the set out within the itinerary
Evacuation, medical expenses and related transfers
Bike clothing, mineral water, support vehicle
Entry fee into Bhaktapur durbar square