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Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking Tour – 9 Days

Mountain Biking around Kathmandu valley just out of the city is the exciting uphill ride on the valley rim. Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Chisopani, Namobuddha are the popular sites for sightseeing and mountain views. Biking through the cities, village and the paddy fields crossing many temples and monasteries gives you amazing experience of real Nepal.
This Kathmandu valley rim cycling tour offers you a lifetime opportunity to explore Nepalese culture, lifestyle, and beautiful panorama of Himalayan peaks.  The uphill ride is a moderate one, with lots of up and down hill and requires a good level of fitness. The trails are mixed jeep track, single track, country roads and short sections on main road. You will cover all the major hill stations nearby Kathmandu during this bike ride.

Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Day 02: Mountain Bike ride to Kakani from Kathmandu, about 37 kilometers. Overnight, stay at local hotel. Kakani is one of the best place for mountain views and landscape.

Accommodation: Local Hotel

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Ride from Kakani to Chisapani - 67km

A tough day of biking starts off with some super single track along a route. Technical riding abounds for the next hour or so. Jeep track and single track, many up and downs,  sometimes push and carry until you reach Chisapani, a small collection of Tea Houses and the gateway into trekking in Helembu and Langtang. Overnight stay at local hotel.

Accommodation: Local Hotel

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Biking from Chisapani to Nagarkot about 37 km.

Today our biking continues on some single tracks and some jeep tracks. If theday is clear we should see beautiful mountain views as we ride, nearby Nagarkot the trail is steady uphill. Overnight stay at hotel in Nagarkot.

Accommodation: 2 star hotel

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Biking from Nagarkot to Naomobuddha – 49 Km

Ride down towards Nala and follow the wide road to historical city Dhulikhel. Half an hour rest for sightseeing and head for Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a gorgeous Monastery tucked away on a ridge. Here is the place where the Lord Buddha sacrificed himself to feed a starving tigress and her five cubs.

Accommodation: Namobuddha Resort

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06:  Biking from Namobuddha to Lakuri Bhanjyang – 38 km

In the morning explore around the Buddhist monasteries.  After breakfast we head for a downhill section and then cross country riding to the historical town of Paunite. From Pauntie we cycling into a steep sided valley with terraced rice fields carved into the hillside and a clean river runs alongside the trail. We gradually climb upwards with the last 3 km becoming a little steep as we reach the valley rim and a pass called Lakuri Bhanyjang.

Accommodation: Local Hotel

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Biking from Lakuri Bhanjayang to Bhaktapur via Ashapuri – 48 km

We ride along the ridge with spectacular views and some awesome sections of single track. Arrive at a small but beautiful temple called Asahpuri. Take some rest and time to explore the area. Ride up and downhill trail to meet the main highway followed by a short on road climb to the giant statue of Shiva at Sanga Bhanjyang.  Head to Bhaktapur, one of the oldest cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Stay overnight within the city, with plenty of time to explore the ancient city and temples.

Accommodation: 2 Star Hotel

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Bike from Bhaktapur to Kathmandu - 27km

A morning riding or walking tour around the city to Potters Square and some of the more famous temples. Our ride back to Kathmandu is short, around two hours but takes in some great sections of semi rural and urban single tracks; these are some of our favorite single tracks, through urban back yards and paddy fields. End with lunch in one of our favorite Thamel restaurants.

Accommodation: 2 Star Hotel

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 09: Final departure for your onward journey.

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Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking Tour – 7 Days

Fact of the Trip

Duration: 09 days

Season: During Year around

Transportation: Flight and private car

Highlights : Kathmandu, Kakani, Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Bhaktapur