Kathmandu Valley Mountain Biking Tour

Duration: 10 Days

About Kathmandu Valley Mountain Biking Tour

Kathmandu Valley Biking Tour offers great off-road mountain biking experience and adventure, which is short, easy, and near from the capital of the Himalayan country Nepal, ‘Kathmandu’. This biking tour is relatively easy and has plenty of accommodation options to choose compared to other popular mountain biking tours like Annapurna Circuit and Upper Mustang. Kathmandu Valley Biking Tour can be done by people with professional-level skills and by beginners as well. In this tour, we ride through the amazing rugged trails passing through different beautiful villages, temples, Buddhist stupas, hills, and forests surrounding the valley.

We can explore the daily lifestyle and culture of different ethnic groups while encircling the Kathmandu Valley's rim with the panoramic views of different Himalayan ranges and amazing landscapes from various viewpoints and hill stations like Kakani, Shivapuri, Dhulikhel, Chisapani, and Nagarkot. The hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley are known for diverse flora and fauna. Most of the places which we ride through during the tour are located within the Shivapuri National Park. Places like Panauti, Dhulikhel, and Khokana are some of the ancient settlements of the indigenous Newari people, full of history, culture, and tradition, which adds uniqueness to the tour and make it more fascinating.

Highlights

  • Bike ride the jeep tracks along the trails of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Enjoy technical challenges along jungle and village roads and some single track
  • Explore the local villages and visit historic Panauti Bazaar and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site Namo Budhha 
  • Magnificent view from every hilltop of the Himalayas
  • Enjoy local food and their lifestyle experience during the tour 
  • Explore the natural beauty as well as many interesting places 
  • Visit all of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valley 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Arrive at Kathmandu airport where you will be greeted by our team representative. He will take you to the hotel where you will stay overnight. In the evening, you will meet with your guide and will brief you about the program. 

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After having breakfast, you will go on a guided sightseeing tour to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhnath Stupa. 

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After having breakfast and geared up, we will begin riding towards Kakani situated at the northern side of Kathmandu. Biking along the well-made road passing by the countryside, we will reach Kakani. This place will welcome us to beautiful views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar and other numerous Himalayas. We will also get to see the stunning view of Kathmandu Valley from here. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Kakani
  • 2145 M
  • 4 hours

Today we will ride to Mulkharka, a small beautiful village mostly inhabited by Tamangs. It is located above Sundarijal inside Shivapuri National Park. The route passes through beautiful forests, jeep tracks and off road with beautiful scenery of Kathmandu valley.

  • B,L&D
  • Resort
  • Mulkharka
  • 1855 M
  • 5 hours

Today we will ride through the interesting forest trail to Chisopani. it is a classic Helambu trekking route. On the way, we will pass by dense forest and crossing Borlang Bhanjyang along with enjoying captivating scenery. Chisopani is a beautiful village where we will get to see the daily lifestyle, culture, and tradition of locals. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Chisapani
  • 2165 M
  • 3 hours

Today, we will ride to Nagarkot, one of the most famous holiday spots of Nepalese. Biking along the traffic-free road, we will descend to Jarsing Pauwa. Here, we will have a short picnic. After that, you will continue riding towards Nagarkot. We will get welcome in Nagarkot with a marvelous sunset view along with snow-capped mountains. 

Distance: 35km

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Nagarkot
  • 2175 M
  • 5-6 hours

We will have breakfast and then begin ascending towards Nala, a Newari village. On the way, we will get to see people from Brahmin and Chettri community doing their daily chores. Further, biking on a dirt road, we will ascend and descend to reach Namobuddha, a famous Buddhist religious site. After visiting a few monasteries, we will make our way to Dhulikhel where we will spend today's night.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dhulikhel
  • 1550 M
  • 4-5 hours

Today we will ride through the beautiful landscape and pass by several villages, and mountain scenery then will reach Namo Buddha. Namo Buddha is one of the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist sites in Nepal. We will take lunch here and we spent some time enjoying the beautiful view, then riding continues towards Panauti another beautiful Newari village where we will spend the night. Here, we will visit the holy Indreshwar Mahadev Temple, which is the oldest surviving temple in Nepal. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Panauti
  • 1500 M
  • 5-6 hours

Leaving Panauti, we will follow a small path along the Roshi River. Crossing Madhuban town, we will enter into a narrow valley. From here, we will climb up towards Lakhure Bhanjyang from where amazing views of snow-capped mountains and Kathamndu valley can be seen. Spending some time here, we will ride back to our hotel for a night stay.

Distance: 52 km

  • B&L
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 5 hours

Today is a free day for you. You can explore around, taste delicious food, and buy souvenirs. In the evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • B&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
One of the members from our company will drop you at the international airport terminal gate to take your flight back to your next destination.
  • B&B

What’s Included

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the biking tour.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations with twin sharing basis during the biking tour.
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation & insurance.
  • English speaking MTB guide with his own bike during the trek. (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork needed for the tour.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Personal bicycle (to bring your own or rent at Kathmandu)
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Sightseeing and Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).