Kathmandu valley’s face is known as hustle and bustle, busy street, traffic and dust. However, on the other side of the coin once we get out of the city on a mountain biking tours it offers an amazing opportunities to ride a bike on a peace, tranquil and serene trails in the countryside. There are so many trails to make you wet and sweat, no matter whether you are a novice rider or adrenaline junky to hit the technical trails Kathmandu Valley will have enough trail to address your physical and technical needs. Around Kathmandu valley offers a perfect mountain biking guided tour that can be customized for 5 to 10 days as per individual and groups interest.
Mountain biking in Kathmandu valley has many great landscape, entire valley and Trans Himalayan range view that can be seen from most off the skyline trails where we can explore diversity of the local culture, Mountain biking and cycling through narrow streets to avoid the traffic that will lead us into the pine forest, rhododendron flower filled bushes, challenging uphill, flowy and technical downhill, jeep tracks and villager’s walking trails are the most influencing features of mountain biking tours in Kathmandu. The mountain biking tours can be ridden by entry level bikes to the high end bikes that can hit the perfect trail accordingly to your riding styles.
Here are some of popular mountain biking tours and destination in Kathmandu valley listed below.
1. Shivapuri national park mountain biking
Shivapuri national park situated at Midhills subtropical climate. It has occupies some of historical and religious sites along with hiking and some of the popular mountain biking trails inside the park. We need to pay 10$ as a person and 10$ for the bike. Mountain biking through Shivapuri Park offers many opportunities to see birds, animals and herbs in this forest. In a clear day, it offers magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and the central and western Himalayan range and on the playground you will be awarded by awesome single track ride.
2. Mountain biking Nagarkot
Nagarkot is very popular among tourist as a sunrise spot; here in our case we can celebrate mountain biking and sunrise tour two in one! Nagarkot is known as breath taking view point to enjoy the Himalayan range. You will be riding through some of the authentic Newari villages, forest, paddy field, farmland and forest. Is depend on the trip where we started that offer plenty of optional ride either to make cross country ride, all mountain or Enduro-downhill trip. You make your day and check with tour operators they offer a mountain biking day guided tours according to your wish.
3. Lakuri Bhanjyang mountain biking tour
It is another scenic mountain biking tour in Kathmandu which is situated eastern part of Kathmandu valley. We have option either ride through jeep track, country road or take a jeep in a certain point to start the ride in order to avoid the traffic. There are many trails; we will ride via eastern stupa and Sundhara. Lakuri Bhanjyang offers an amazing view of the valley and the mountains. It’s a journey to explore the beauty of cycling in Kathmandu valley.
4. Mountain biking tour Kakani hill
Kakani is a popular place for its panoramic view among local also in a recent year locally grown strawberry has become an attraction.it is also became a picnic spot in some special occasions. In our case we can enjoy superb mountain biking experience. We will ride through Nagarjun forest will give you a feeling of refreshment and special energy to pedal uphill toward Trishuli. After a while we will take turn to Kakani where you can have an amazing view of the valley, terraces and mountains. We also can connect Budhanilkantha temple to get an experience Nepalese chanting and blessing.
5. Mountain Biking from Kathmandu to Nuwakot, Trishuli and Pokhara
Trishuli is situated in Nuwakot district which used to be a kingdom and commercial hub around 17th century. However, its became an attraction for mountain biking and hiking and cultural experience. It’s one of the very popular countryside routes to experience real Nepal on a mountain bike and cycling journey. We could do day mountain bike guided tour, overnight and multi-day mountain biking tour. In addition we also can ride all the way to Pokhara via Gorkha, Bandipur and Lamjung district.
If you are planning to ride close to the Himalayas, natural trails, lake, river and rain forest, alpine forest, high altitude ride and deeper into the nature to check your own fitness and skill then you might be interested in mountain biking in Pokhara the gate way to the Annapurna Himalayan region.