Kathmandu valley mountain bike tour offer one of the most energetic, colorful, chaotic and cultural experience. The magical kingdom of Nepal has got to be a mountain biker’s paradise. Whilst many of the more popular trekking areas may prove to be too extreme for really enjoyable mountain-biking, this tour may just be the answer. Kathmandu, at 1350 meters in altitude, lies in a valley surrounded by hills that rise to 2780 meters. These are part of the middle hills of the Himalayas, the ‘foothills’ of the 8,000 meter white peaks. From the city, you set off on a 5-day tour of these ridge-top trails which encircle the valley rim. A short bike ride away from down-town Kathmandu lays a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages and hidden temples. You ride jeep trails and ancient single-tracks against the most spectacular backdrop of Himalayan peaks.
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,300m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Ride starts early after breakfast from Kathmandu. We pass medieval town of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an ancient city present full of Newari culture, many temples and squares. After exploring Bhaktapur we head northeast to Nagarkot on pitch road. We slowly climb 20km to Nagarkot passing steeply terraced rice fields and houses. When we reach on the top, if weather permits, we will be able to see the Himalayan range of Langtang and Khumbu region. Overnight on the guest Hotel/guest house.
We eat breakfast with sunrise views over the Himalayas. After we ride downhill leaving Nagarkot top to Nala, another Newari Village. On the way we pass some interesting villages of Chettri and Bharaman people and their daily lives on the fields. Then we leave for Dhulikhel on a dirt trail climbing and descending small hill before reaching the holy Buddhist site of Namo Buddha. According to legend, it was here that Buddha, in a previous incarnation, fed his flesh to a hungry tigress as an offering. A stone statue marks the site. There is an active monastery on top of the hill. We follow the picturesque view along tarmac and dirt roads back to Dhulikhel. We spend a night at Dhulikhel. Enjoy sunrise in the morning.
After breakfast, trip begin to famous Timal Danda, where majority of Tamang people lives. First part of the riding up to Bhakunde Besi is fine pitched road. From there start up hill with full of dust road up to Timalcot. From top of the Timal Danda you will see fantastic views of Himalayan range and Sun koshi river valley to north and Mahabharat range to south. Once you are on top, the trip will follow small ups and downs and passes many Tamang villages up to Pawa
Ride starts after breakfast with Himalayan views on the north side. Returning on the same trial up to Timalkot. From Timalcot we will take a fantastic downhill dust road to Panchal valley. We cross small river call Ghue Khola and follow the small track of Valley up to Tinpiple of Tamaghat. From here up to Dhulikhel friendly uphill with pitched road.
Final day of ride passing ancient city of Panauti. This is less known town rarely visited by tourists. Indreswor Mahadev Temple in Panauti is the oldest surviving temple in Nepal, believed to be constructed in 1294A.D. Climbing west, we follow small track along the Roshi River. Beyond the town of Madhuban, we enter into a narrow pristine valley ascending 300m on superb trail to reach the summit of Lakhuri Bhanjyang. This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu Valley, connecting the ancient cities of the valley with Panauti. The ethnicity of the people change as we descend from Tamangs, Thakuries and Chhetris to lowland Newari farmers. We then cycle the last part of our journey from Sisneri to Kathmandu city with short visit to Patan Durbar Square.
Transfer to airport for final departure to onward destination
- Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop
- 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Meals – tea, coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner during the tour
- Teahouse basis basic accommodation during the tour
- Qualified Mountain Bike Guide during the tour, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit
- Necessary local permit
- Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu
- All our government taxes
- Tourist service charge, vat
- Official expanse
- Qualified Mountain Bike Guide
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory)
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Nepal entry visa – you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu for 15/30/60 days from date of issue
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, etc.
- Personal bike and Equipment
- Tips for tour staff. (Tipping is expected)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned