Adventure Discovery Treks arranges a tailor made Mountain biking tour in Nepal. This Biking tour in Nepal takes you throughout some of the many massive area of Nepal.
Nepal Cycling tour Leaves from Kathmandu we cover Bishankhu and Chapagaun which presents outstanding scenery of Kathmandu Valley. One of tour ends with cycle tour from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu airport we pick up you and transfer to hotel and trip briefing & stay overnight at Kathamndu.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Bishankhu
Right after breakfast a Hotel we start our Kathmandu Biking Tour enjoying the view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan range and we go through Bagmati River by Swing Bridge. We carry on our cycling tour uphill for short distance to reach the beautiful seen village of Khokana and Bungamati known as home of numerous of 14th century’s temples. We will explore Machhendranath temple, the sympathetic god of farming wealth, who is revered by both hindus & Buddhist. We then go uphill southwards on jeeps trail throughout jungles to the village called Champi and Lele.
Continuing north, we descend to Chapagaon village which offers excellent views of Kathmandu Valley. Chapagaon is home to the Vajra Varahi, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Ancient woodland surrounds the temple, protected by the local belief that to cut even one tree would greatly anger the deity. The villagers still appease the wrathful Vishnu by weekly sacrifices of chicken, goat, and buffalo.
After lunch we continue along the jeep track to the southern end of the valley, reaching the foot of Bishanku Narayan temple. We then cycle clockwise round this heavily forested knoll, where it is said by folklore that the land is fertilised by Bhasamur’s ashes. Here we head towards east on single track to join a tarmac road passing through the village of Lubhu , known for its handmade cloth. We stay in the lodge here, near the Farm House.
Day 03: Bisankhu to Nagarkot (28km with 600m altitude gain)
Early morning farm activities awake us as we enjoy the sunrise from the terrace. After breakfast, we ride to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. This restored old city is full of temples and courtyards. After spending sometime exploring this ancient city, we head northeast on tarmac road passing lush rice fields the base of Nagarkot where we join a steep jeep track. We climb to a narrow ridge where there are some great single-track rides. The track brings us to the temple complex of Changu Narayan where, in the sixth and seventh centuries, Newari stone masons made beautiful carvings to Lord Vishnu. The stone tablet standing on the West Side of the temple is said to be the earliest known inscription in Kathmandu Valley. It depicts King Mandev’s military conquests in the fifth century. From here we descend the North side of the ridge along a jeep track to the Manohara River. Crossing the river can be tricky depending on the monsoon rains.
We have lunch once reaching the other side of the river and then continue north to the village of Sankhu and the Bajra Yogini (a Tantric goddess) temple complex, lined with old water tanks, rest house and a vermilion-powdered and blood adorned triangular stone where animal sacrifice are still practiced. It is believed that this goddess was the motivating force behind Manjushri, who drained the lake that once filled the Kathmandu Valley. We then climb steeply to the summit of Nagarkot. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Rest day or off-road ride and Nagarkot summit (10km)
If you don’t want to rest, there is an optional morning or afternoon ride. The three hour morning ride ascends the southern slopes to soak in sweeping views to the whole valley and Jugal Himal. This ride returns to the Hotel for lunch. The three hour afternoon ride goes to the Nagarkot tower at the summit (2,165m), for the fantastic views of the Himalayas. We ride on paved and jeep road. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05: Nagarkot to Panchkhal and then to Dhulikhel, Back to Kathmandu (65) Km with 1000m
This day begins with an exciting descent along a single track passing through several villages and small ancient shrines, with fantastic views of the Himalayas. Soon after the Tamang village of Balwapati, We reach the village of Lamsai, overlooking the Indrawati River after hard work by a demanding slippery stony road. From here we join a jeep road that follows the Chok Khola (River), a tributary of Indrawati River, winding our way through a golden sea of rice crops. After 1000m of downhill, a dusty jeep road leads us to the Friendship Highway, the main road to Tibet. We have lunch in a secret spot by the river before the long climb back up to the valley rim. We have the choice to continue the ride on the paved road of Friendship highway or on the off road. Then we’re on the way back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06: Final Departure
Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.
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