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AROUND KATHMANDU VALLEY BIKING TOUR

4 Nights/5 Days

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions / Exclusions
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Overview

Mountain biking in the Himalaya guaranties 100% pure adrenaline. Thrilling mountain scenery, awesome descents and endless single-tracks are characteristic to mountain biking in the Himalaya. You will ride on these wild and challenging trails through some of the most stunning scenic and cultural landscapes in the world. With the stunning backdrop of the Himalayan ranges, the extreme valleys and old forests of the rugged middle hills, the charming terraced fields and bright smiles in the timeless villages, you will remember this journey for its unique beauty as well as its challenging mountain biking terrain.

Nepal Visitors is a pioneer agency to introduce Eco mountain biking trails in the Himalaya. You outfit your mountain biking trips to Nepal, Tibet India and Bhutan. Selection of unsullied and scenic camps, up-to-date equipments, experienced supporting teams and exotic hot meals served by always smiling staffs make your trip extra special.

If you enjoy Mountain Biking and wish to experience as much of Nepal as possible in a week holiday this ‘Around Kathmandu Mountain Biking’ tour is an excellent option. This is a 5-day biking trip on the ridge-top trails which encircle the Valley’s rim. We travel along little-used dirt roads away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Only a short bike ride away lies a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages, hidden temples and the views which include all of the principal peaks of the Nepal Himalaya – from Makalu to the Annapurnas providing some excellent, easy to semi – technical single track riding along old jeep roads. During these five days we will experience all of the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that make up life in Nepal’s ‘Middle Hills’. We will visit the historic cities of Patan and Bhaktpur, 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. We are so close to the bustle of Kathmandu, but so far off the beaten tourist trail.

With the mornings spent cycling above a sea of clouds, it would not be an exaggeration to call this a heaven for mountain bikers! Throughout the trip, support vehicles carrying all our gear will either follow behind us or be with us at the end of the day. Whether you ride for fun, or take it more seriously, challenges lie around every corner.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Mountain Biking
Trip Length 5 Days
Trip areas Near Kathmandu
Trip Starting Kathmandu
Trip Ending Kathmandu
Meal Plan Full board
Places to see Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Panauti, Kathmandu
Main attractions Flora & Fauna, animals, Culture, Local peoples,
Difficulty Moderate
Kilometer 190 Km
Accommodation Tea House
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season Every day
Elevation (meters): 2850 m

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Nagarkot (38 km)
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 slowely climb 20km to Nagarkot passing steeply terraced rice fields and houses. When we reach on the top, if weather permit, we will be able to see the Himalayan range of Langtang and Khumbu region. Overnight on the guest Hotel/guest house.

Day 02: Nagarkot-Namo Buddha-Dhulikhel (35 km)
We eat breakfast with sunrise views over the Himalayas. After we ride downhill leaving Nagarkot top to Nala other Newari Village. On the way we pass some interesting villages of Chetri and Bharamans 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 hil. We follow the picturesque view along tarmac and dirt roads back to Dhulikhel. We spend a night at Dhulikhel. Enjoy sunrise in the morning.

Day 03: Namo Buddha to Pauwa-Timal Danda (36 km)
After breakfast trip begin to famous Timal Danda, where lives majority of Tamang people. 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 TimalDanda you will see fantastic views of Himalyan range and Sun koshi river valley to north and south to Mahabharat range. Once you are on top the trip follows will small up and downs and passes many Tamang village up to Pawa.

Day 04: Pauwa to Dhulikhel (37 km)
Ride starts after breakfast with Himalayan views on the north side. Return same trial up to Timalkot. From Timalcot 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 up hill with pitched road.

Day 05: Dhulukhel to Kathmandu via Lubhu Sisneri (33 km)
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.

Inclusions / Exclusions

COST INCLUSIONS:
Hotel in Kathmandu, B/B basis
Hotel in Nagarkot, B/B basis
Hotel in Dhulikhel, B/B basis
Hotel in Namobuddha, B/B basis
supported by Nepalese staff
Support by 4 WD land cruiser
Guided sightseeing tours with all entry fees
Guided salary

COST EXCLUSIONS:
Lunch & dinner during Hotel stay in Kathmandu,
Emergency evacuation due to any natural calamity or any unforeseen events
Soft/alcoholic drinks
International flight to and from Kathmandu
Bar bills and laundry
Travel insurance [We insist you have one]
Optional trips and sightseeing tours
Additional nights at the beginning or end of trip
Tips
Excess baggage charges
Bikes/Equipment
Important Items Needed For Biking.

BICYCLING CLOTHES:
T-shirts (cotton and short sleeved)
Long sleeve shirt or light pullover (Polypropylene is recommended)
Cycling shorts long and short both needed for the unexpected weather
Waterproof windbreaker with a hood and wind trousers (make sure the material is “Breathable” for exercise)
Cycling socks
Cycling shoes
Cycling gloves full and half
Hat & suitable for cycling and sun protection.
Micro sensor Headband

SPARE BIKE PARTS:
Inner tube
Tyre
Puncture kit
Brake shoe
Mini-repair tools
Brake & gear wire
Bike oil
Brush

EXTRA ITEMS:
Sun glasses
Suntan block or lotion
Personal medication
Camera and films
Flash light / torch
Plastic bags for wet cloths
Needle, thread, and safety pins
Binoculars
Mask for dust
Water-bottle or Camelback
Power bars & your choice of dry food

Note: If anybody brings a bike with Magura, any other new system bikes and Disk brake system, he/she should bring all the repair kit and spare parts & tools.

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To all Aaradhana Teams! Its been an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I am very greatful for your hospitality and all the help I have received during my stay in Nepal. I hope you will continue this …

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