Kathmandu valley mountain biking tour offers the best opportunity to explore Kathmandu valley and its surroundings. Kakani, Budhanilkantha, Nagarkot, Palanchowk, Balthali, Lakure Bhanjyang, Godavari are the stop point of this trip. The complete trail is a mix of single track and jeep road as well as little section of metropolitan. The trail passes through forest (national park), city, villages, view points and several monuments.
Kathmandu is just not a capital of Nepal it is also an ancient city in south Asia. It is a bowl shaped in structure and surrounded by mountain to form a valley. A single city with seven UNESCO Heritage sites within a short distance has made Kathmandu one of the unique and most visited places once in a life.
Biking around Kathmandu valley is not only a thrilling adventure; you will also engage yourself to interact with local people and their daily lifestyle. Splendid views of numerous snow-capped mountains from Manaslu Himalayan range to Everest including Langtang regions are visible on a clear day. One can have unlimited fun and joy while participating in a mountain biking tour in Kathmandu valley. This trip is a perfect choice for those who prefer challenging, thrilling and off the beaten track not very far away from the city.
On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can also choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing. By late afternoon, you will drive back to your hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you will start your cycle riding from Thamel to Kakani which is located at an elevation of 2100m. Today’s riding follows completely on jeep tracks alongside the Nagarjun forest of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Kakani is famous for delicious Japanese trout fish farmed locally. It ia also popular for organic farming and strawberry plantation. From Kakani we can enjoy stunning views of Ganesh Himal and other mountains in Langtang region. Stay overnight at a lodge.
Today’s riding involves mostly on a single track descending down to Budhanilkantha Temple (Sleeping Vishnu) through Shivapuri National Park. You might be able to see some wild animals and birds during your cycling.
Budhanilkantha Temple is one of the oldest temples of the Lord Vishnu in Kathmandu valley made in 5th century, reclining on the coil of giant king snakes in the middle of small pond. It is interesting that Royal family members of Nepal are not allowed to visit this temple. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Your riding today passes through Kathmandu ring road, Boudhanath and Sankhu before reaching Nagarkot. Boudhanath is the biggest Stupa in the world built in 5th century. After exploring Boudhnath, you will continue your riding to the Sankhu village where you stop for lunch and explore this ancient town. From Sankhu, we head straight to Nagarkot on a jeep track road.
Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. On a clear day, Himalaya range stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west to Everest in the east can be seen. Stay overnight at a hotel.
There are numerous biking trails around Nagarkot to explore or you can just take some rest and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere at Nagarkot. It is also possible to visit Changunarayan, a culturally rich temple nearby Nagarkot. Changunarayan is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest existing temple in the valley. Changunarayan Temple is one of the finest example of Nepalese ancient culture and history. From here you can also enjoy good views of the valley and surrounding hills. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Your today’s riding trail includes mix of single track and jeep road. First you will descent through a paddy fields and small villages before you reach paved road. After riding 9 km on a paved road, you will finally reach Phalanchowk Bhagawati Temple. The stunning image of Bhagawati Temple is carved of black stone and bedecked in jewelry. From your hilltop vantage point you'll have a spectacular view of the Himalaya and the surrounding valleys. Stay overnight at a lodge in Palanchowk.
After spending a wonderful night at Palanchowk, you will descent down to main road and continue 20km uphill to Dhulikhel, another popular tourist destination in Nepal. It is mix of technical easier cycling. Stay overnight at a hotel.
From Dhulikhel, you will ride on the flat mostly-paved route to Balthali. It is a traditional Newari village with some Tamang and Bramin people following their traditional cultures. Old temples and different style of old houses welcome us today. This definitely allows for a great spot for sightseeing. The greenery and the farms make your riding very pleasant. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Today’s riding from Balthali to Lakure Bhanjyang includes both jeep track and single track. This ride is mix of fun and thriller. After 4-5 hours of riding, you will reach Lakure Bhanjyang passing paddy fields along the gorgeous and serene forest. Then, you will descent to Godawari where the famous garden is located. The Godawari Botanical Garden is a famous botanical gardens consisting of several indigenous and exotics plants. It is popular for scientific research and observation, and is popular among both the locals and tourists because of its pleasing landscape surrounded by evergreen natural forest. You can feel a sense of tranquility and refreshment in Godawari. It is also a popular picnic sport in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at a hotel.
After your breakfast, you will spend 2-3 hours exploring botanical garden. Then, you will ride straight back to Kathmandu. You can also visit Patan Durbar Square while are returning back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at a hotel.
As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.