If you enjoy Mountain Biking and wish to experience as much of Nepal as possible in a short time then this package is an excellent option. In this tour, you'll 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 snow-peaked peaks of the Nepal Himalayas – 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 makeup life in Nepal’s ‘Middle Hills’. We will visit the historic cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, 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
This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.
In the morning, we begin with a classic 50 km mountain bike trail through Thamel to Lubhu, climbing up the deteriorating track to the quiet Newari villages. It's a photographer's paradise due to the view of richly colored villages against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. After a steep 500m ascend, it is wild trail downhill to Panauti, home of the oldest temple in Nepal, the Indreshwar Hahadev. Reunited with our support vehicle, which could not follow us for the whole route, we camp beside the river at Panauti. Overnight in Camp.
In the morning, we ride through the trail and climb up to Dhulikhel or a more adventurous track which goes more steeply up through terraced fields to the Buddhist pilgrimage temple of Namo Buddha and then down to Dhulikhel. This involves a ride of about 35 km. Our camp at Dhulikhel offers fantastic sunset views of the great chain of the Himalaya. Overnight in Hotel.
Today, we cycle downhill towards the medieval town of Bhaktapur, where we will explore the historic temples and courtyards. The afternoon is a steady series of switch-backs up onto the main ridge, where we find another spectacular vantage point at the hill-station of Nagarkot. Overnight in Hotel.
We continue our ride through the trail in the morning with a sea of cloud in the valley beneath us and we can look beyond this to a mountain panorama which stretches from Makalu to the Annapurnas. The riding terrain is also superb as we slowly make our way along an old jeep track, traversing the ridges of Kattike, Manichup, and Chipu Dara. Be careful to follow the directions of the guide as there are many trails and false descent will only mean a long carry back up to the ridge! After about 40 km., we reach Chisapani, just to the north of the main ridge. We have magnificent views of the Annapurnas. Support vehicles cannot follow us along this part of the route. Overnight in the local lodge.
Today is the final day of your mountain biking tour. We take the opportunity on our final day to climb the valley's second highest mountain Shivapuri 2732m, before descending back to Kathmandu on one of the best downhill rides in the area through Budhanalikantha. From Budhanilkantha, you'll be transferred to your hotel in our private vehicle.
|Private vehicle transportation to the starting point of the mountain biking and pick up from the ending point of the trail.|
|All night accommodation in the hotel/local lodge/camp including breakfast.|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.|
|Mountainbike hire cost.|
|Camping equipments for camping at Panauti.|
|Medical kit (carried by your guide)|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.|
|Extra cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind|
To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.
Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.Kanchenjunga Basecamp Trek Bungee Jump in The Last Resort Canyoning Cooking Workshop in Kathmandu Golf Tour Everest Heli Tour Mountain Flight Paragliding in Pokhara Rafting/Kayaking in Trishuli Rickshaw ride at Kathmandu Skydiving Zipline at Pokhara Ultralight flight at Pokhara Heli tour in Nepal
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