Probably the finest bike trails on Earth, Nepal, There are virtually millions of tracks out there. Some people have even started calling Nepal a “Mecca for Mountain biking.” Until few years back, visitors came to Nepal mostly to trek, climb, and raft or to see the Tigers in the wild. But now, a new sensation has begun mountain biking!
Have you ever wondered how would it be to ride alongside some of the tallest mountains in the world? Or crisscross the hundreds of valleys, inhabited by the indigenous people whose lifestyle has remained unchanged for centuries, through terraced fields, rice paddies, rivers, and jungles.
This site brings you information on mountain biking in Nepal, the mystical place with 10 of the 14 tallest mountains in the world. See Nepal on a mountain bike. You will love it! Bike Nepal believes that bikes are the most versatile way of seeing Nepalese rural lifestyle and exploring “off the beaten track. “Join us for a bike ride and we will guarantee you the highlights of your entire stay in Nepal.
Kathmandu Valley Cycling Tour:
If you are here in Nepal for short time and want to have a taste of Short bike ride around Kathmandu valley, try our Nepal mountain Biking day tour, go mostly downhill seeing the Himalayan vista, village rural life, and trace. The 1-day Kathmandu Cycling Tour provides its participants an opportunity to understand the rich culture of Kathmandu valley which is also filled with historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages. Through our cycling tour, you will not only get to be a part of the grandeur but will also have the opportunity to mingle with the locals along the way.
Mountain biking day tour in Nepal: The best way to explore the Kathmandu Valley and around is on a mountain bike, Nepal’s diverse terrain is a mountain biker’s dream adventure come true. Mountain biking offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magnificent country, its landscape, and living heritage.
Kathmandu Valley Rim Cycling Tour Itinerary:
DAY 1. KATHMANDU – KAKANI (31KM)
Soon after breakfast, we leave from our office in Thamel through the bustling back streets of Thamel and on to good wide undulating jeep tracks into the jungle. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular mountain views. We go to visit the Ranipauwa for good mountain views including Manaslu (8163m) and visit the typical Tamang village and back Upwards for the seriously fit ride up to Kakani. We camp in a reserve at 2,000m to enjoy the stunning views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang, Lirung and the valley view of Likhu Khola 1,000m below
DAY 2: KAKANI TO NAGI GOMPA (31KM)
Today we head off along one of the best single tracks in the valley down towards Budhanilkantha, a holy site for Hindus where Lord Vishnu is sleeping on the bed of snakes. Following the valley rim, we then push our way on single-track uphill through thick forest of Shivapuri Reserve towards Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist nun’s monastery. We camp close by the monastery premises spend enough time absorbing the Tibetan culture here and observe the evening Puja.
DAY 3: NAGI GOMPA TO NAGARKOT (34KM)
This is a challenging day! We pedal through the dense jungle of Shivapuri National Park and the route to the Helambu trekking trail. We then ride down into the north-east corner of the valley, then we head on to a mix of single and jeep track to wind our way to Nagarkot. However, our route will depend on the condition of the trails. A short steep climb up to Nagarkot will be rewarded by the comfort and peaceful surrounding of the hotel where we spent our night. This is were part of the biking movie ‘Retread’ was filmed.
DAY 4: NAGARKOT TO DHULIKHEL VIA NALA
After an early morning breakfast, we have two options to ride downhill. One is to ride downhill on paved road to Bhaktapur and then to Nala or two, ride uphill to Nagarkot viewing Tower and then follow a technically steep downhill to Nala and towards Dhulikhel. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 5: DHULIKHEL TO KATHMANDU VIA LUBHU SISNERI
We ride on a jeep track to the ancient city of Panauti, where Lord Buddha once lived as a prince. This special village-truly lost in time-is 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 a jeep track along the meandering Roshi River. Beyond the town of Madhuban, 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. This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu Valley, connecting the ancient cities of the valley with Panauti. What a grunt! But the views of the Himalayas are more than compensate. From the saddle, the descent is on switch-backed jeep track. After an hour and a 500m descent, we come to Sisneri, a quiet valley village. The ethnicity of the people changes 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 making a quick round-about through Patan Durbar Square.