Mountain biking in Nepal offers a challenging and pleasant scenic ride from the tropical plains of terai, mid-hills, mountainous terrain and its lush valleys to the arctic climate of the high alpine region. The only way to discover these hidden treasures and its warm ever-smiling people is on mountain bikes. Mountain biking in Nepal is a great fun and a perfect way to discover Nepal’s great diverse landscape, of tremendous terrain, tracks and trails. Where mountain bike takes you away from the hustle bustle of the city-town life into serene country life, on a hidden trail rarely visited area of local villages, its traditional rural life style that has preserved for centuries.
It was in the mid-1980s that biking activity really took off in Kathmandu. Enthusiasts flew with their bikes from Hong Kong to Tibet to answer the call of the wild steppes. The two-week journey from there over the passes (17,000 ft) to Nepal is what sparked it all off. Even today Kathmandu is a mecca for mountain bicyclists, as it draws thousands of enthusiasts from all corners of the world.
Scenic biking day tours:
An introductory ride which takes you to explore the ancient rural villages, legendary temples and monasteries with the superb view of the Himalayas. Biking through the rural villages at the valley rim on the back trails with some ups and down hill tracks, these days biking trips give you sufficient time to immerse in its peaceful surrounding environment and make friends with the locals. The biking trips within Kathmandu Valley allows you to enjoy its hidden pockets rarely frequented by westerners which gives you a chance to see the other back side of Kathmandu. Other biking trips include City Tour with a difference biking to the famed popular historical and medieval places of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, viewpoint of Nagarkot and Kakani, the quiet sleepy town of Sankhu and Budhanilkantha. All these interesting places seem like out of this world and yet so close to Kathmandu. Come and Bike with us from our great varied day trips for you to choose and to see the other side of Kathmandu as it was for centuries.
Kathmandu Valley Rim:
A pleasant, fabulous ride takes you to the medieval civilisation in and around the vicinity of Bhaktapur, with ample time to visit and make friends with the warm, local farmers and villagers enroute. Your journey continues to the famed scenic viewpoint at Nagarkot, highest spot of our trip offers you beautiful view of the sun rise and sunset with the magnificent Himalayan back drop.
Kathmandu Valley Explorer:
A great scenic ride with a visit to the best pilgrimage, and mountain view spots. This fascinating ride takes you to rarely visited area of the rural pockets in and off the Kathmandu Valley rim, biking on the off trail to tarmac road and through the rice terraces with superb views of an array of snow peaks from Annapurna to Everest range of mountains. Your wonderful five days ride concludes with a down hill delight from the panoramic mountain resorts at Nagarkot to Kathmandu.
Pokhara to Kathmandu Biking:
An ultimate biking adventure off the main motorable highway. A remarkable adventure that puts you on the off road trail linking two major cities in Nepal, Pokhara and Kathmandu. Your biking trip begins from Pokhara with a short biking tour in Kathmandu before the great journey. Pokhara is an amazing place in the stunning backdrop of Mt. Annapurna and Manaslu range and famous for its placid lakes. Adventure begins from this beautiful place, less than 30 miles of this ride is on the main highway, rest of the journey is tracing an assortment of broad foot paths, old jeep trails and some technical single tracks. We make your way across remote territory that’s seldom visited by westerners. Crossing the old Gorkha, we follow the traditional route that joins Kathmandu to other part of mid-western Nepal. Challenging ascents as well as some incredible descents combine to makes this special off-road biking a Great biker’s dream.
Other outlying places popular with mountain bike enthusiasts are Nagarjuna, Nage Gompa, Tokha, Ichangu Narayan, Gomcha, Bungamati, Kakani, Dhulikhel and Nagarkot.
Other relatively longer mountain bike trips are those extending from:
Dhulikhel to Kodari (82 km), near the Tibetan border; Naubise to Chitwan Park along the Rajpath through such as scenic places as the Palung Valley, Daman, and the not-so-scenic industrial town of Hetauda in the plains; Lakeside Pokhara up and along the ridge to Sarangkot Point, and continuing on to Naudanda from where you could take in the breathtaking close-up view of the Himalayas and the Pokhara valley; Naudanda to Pokhara through Lumle, Beni and Birethanti, or Naudanda to Pokhara (32 km) either via Sarangkot trail described in d) or the highway track, which starts with a twisting 6 km descent into Modi Khola valley.