Mountain Biking is a great way to explore real things in Nepal. Biking tour offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magnificent country, its landscape and living heritage. The best way to explore the Kathmandu Valley and around is on a mountain bike or cycling, Nepal's diverse terrain is a mountain bikers dream adventure come true.
Kathmandu Valley has some great places to ride, so we arrange this tour and we find Biking Tour as a good way to visit the interesting towns, temples and lots of stupas. The main highlights of this Biking Tour are to observe many historical town and villages, Fascinating views of Himalayan range, unique culture and tradition. Visitors can explore the beauty of Kathmandu and many others..
DAY 01: ARRIVE AT KATHMANDU
Upon arrival at international airport, you’ll be greeted by the staff of Splendid Holidays and you will be transfer to Hotel, then rest and free at afternoon. Overnight stay is available in a nearby Hotel.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU TO KAKANI -22KM
After taking a breakfast in the morning, we will start our tour from the office NMH through Nagarjun forest (the queen’s forest) which is way up the drive to Trishuli Bazaar via Langtang Trek and 22km north of Kathmandu. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular mountain views. Afterwards, we go and visit the Ranipauwa for good mountain views 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 03: KAKANI TO NAGI GOMPA -28KM
After breakfast 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 the thick forest of Shivapuri Reserve towards Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist nun’s monastery. We camp close by the monastery premises spend enough time to absorbing the Tibetan culture here and observe the evening Puja.
DAY 04: NAGI GOMPA TO NAGARKOT -35KM
Early morning take breakfast continues through our tour. Today, you have challenging day! We pedal through the dense jungle of Shivapuri National Park and the route to the Helambu trekking trail. We ride down into the north-east corner of the valley, and then we head on to a mix of single of 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 where part of the biking movie 'Retread' was filmed. Stay overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05: NAGARKOT TO NALA BY DHULIKHEL
After an early morning breakfast we have two options to ride downhill. One is to ride downhill on paved road into the Bhaktapur and then to Nala or two, ride uphill to Nagarkot viewing Tower and then follow a technically steep downhill to Nala from downhill a jeep road leads us to the Freedom of Arany Highway of the Tibet and our journey until Dhulikhel. Stay overnight in hotel.
DAY 06: DHULIKHEL TO KATHMANDU VIA LUMHU SISNERI
This is the last day of our journey through on jeep track to the ancient city of Panauti where Lord Buddha lived as a prince prior to his offerings to the hungry tigress. This city is rarely visited by tourists. The Indresara Mahadev Temple is the oldest surviving dated temple in Nepal and believed that it was built in 1294 AD. Climbing towards west, we follow a jeep track along the meandering Roshi River. Beyond the town of Madhoban we enter a narrow pristine valley, ascending 300m on a superb single trail to reach the summit of a hill on Kathmandu Valley’s rim. This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu Valley, known as Lakhure Bhanjung. What a grunt! But the views of the Himalayas more than compensate! From here we descend 500m via switch back jeep track to Sisneri, a quiet village. The ethnicity of the people change as we descend from Tamangs in the hills to Thakuris, Chhetris to valley bottom Newari farmers. A short distance beyond is our pickup point for the drive back to Kathmandu.
DAY 07: DEPARTURE
After breakfast Departure to International Airport for your flight schedule to your onwards destination.
END OF THE TRIP