Mountain Biking in Nepal

Nepal Biking Tour - Biking in Kathmandu Valley


Set off towards Kakani off the bifurcation at Balaju. It is a slow and easy ascent to this hill resort 23 km northwest of Kathmandu. The entire trip offers a magnificent view of the valley along with the fresh and serene atmosphere of the hills. The route passes through forests, waterfalls and meadows. There are several restaurants on the way if you feel like resting or munching on some snacks.


Mountain BikingFor mountain bikers looking for a peaceful ride, the road leading from Bhaktapur to Dhulikhel, a hill resort 32 km east of Kathmandu, is simply terrific. The highway hardly sees any traffic and the view is magnificent. Dhulikhel can also be approached from Banepa, 4 km east of Dhulikhel, and Nala, 4 km northwest of Banepa. Further hiking to Panauti, three hours south of Dhulikhel, is possible. A day’s walk to Namobuddha is also a lot of fun.


Walking north from Bhaktapur, turn left from the road leading to Nagarkot to reach Changu Narayan. The six-hour walk is an easy one with panoramic views of the mountains, fields and the Manohara river. There is also a small village on the eastern side of the temple. A hike to Nagarkot from Changu Narayan takes five hours and is more adventurous.


Starting off towards the east from Sankhu, it takes around three-four hours to hike to Nagarkot, a hill resort 32 km east of Kathmandu. The road passes through terraced fields and strutted houses. This route is fun for mountain biking too. Returning from Nagarkot, you can take a different route leading towards Banepa via Nala which takes five-six hours.


Mountain Biking TourThe 114-km highway starting from the bifurcation off Thimi is the Arniko Highway that links Kathmandu with Lhasa. The tranquility of terraced fields against the backdrop of green hills and snowcapped mountains and interrupted by brick factories on the roadside is what a hike on the Arniko Highway offers. Hike or bike to Suryamode and rest in one of the restaurants. It takes four days in total to reach the border between Nepal and Tibet and return, if biking. The trail passes different villages and has the best presentation of rural life. Stay overnight at Dhulikhel/Barhabise and Tatopani.


Chobhar hill, situated 6 km south of Kathmandu, can be reached on bike in 15 minutes from the dirt road leading off from the Ring Road at Dhobighat. The Chobhar Gorge and the Jal Vinayak temple are situated here. After another 15 minutes’ biking from here at Khare Bazaar, follow the dirt road leading to the right. On reaching Bansbari, hike for two hours through forest area to reach Champa Devi. This is an ideal place from where to view the whole valley. The return route can be different reaching anywhere between Pikhel and Pharping.

Kirtipur is situated 6 km southwest of Kathmandu and can be reached in half an hour on bike. On reaching the main bazaar, head north uphill to the Bagh Bhairav temple which has an interesting tale. Bike further uphill to reach the Shiva-Parvati temple from where you can have a splendid view of the Kathmandu Valley. Return to the bazaar and take the road leading southwest and then follow a dirt road to the Adinath Lokeswar temple.

Biking Lhasa, Tibet - Kathmandu, Nepal

this 21-day tour guarantees to be a high point - in more ways than one - in any mountain biker's life. This rugged, remote and beautiful country lies hidden behind Mt. Everest and many more of the world's highest peaks in the Great Himalayas range.

Only a few brave cyclists have dared to ride along its inhospitable plateau and forge a passage through these mystic lands into Kathmandu. The reward being the longest downhill in the world as you enter into Nepal. At a breathless average altitude of 12,000ft (3,660-m) this expedition is not for the faint of heart but made for the pioneer in spirit.

Regular departures are generally 21 days and an Everest Base Camp addition is not to be missed. When you stand exposed before the shear North Face of Mt. Everest (Chomolungma - Mother Moutain) from base camp at 5,600m, you'll know why.

June through September is Tibet's best time to travel season due to weather and festivals. Chinese Liberation means pre-planning is a must.

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