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Kathmandu rim bike tour

Trip Overview

  • Explore the sleeping statue of the Hindu secret god Bishnu at Budhanilkantha
  • See a Buddhist monastery especially for female priests at Nagi Gumpa
  • Typical Tamang ethnic group village at Mulkharka
  • Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Langtang Himal range from Chisapani

Kathmandu rim bike tour is the perfect mountain biking experience for those adventurers with a short time frame and low budget. Mountain biking around Kathmandu valley gives great landscape views of the valley and mountains while allowing the cyclist to explore the cultural highlights as well. The biking trail passes on the graveled road of Shivapuri National Park and other hills surrounding the valley. It passes through Chisapani, a village of mixed cultures including Tamang, Sherpa, and Magar ethnic groups. See the sunrise views of the great Himalayan range. The trail also goes to Nagarkot, a famous tourist destination for sunrise and sunset views. In between Chisapani and Nagarkot, we will ride on a single track and feel the excitement of riding through nature and seeing wildlife. At the end of our tour, we will visit the ancient Chyangu Narayan temple, listed as a UNESCO world heritage siteThe Kathmandu Valley historically known as Nepal Valley or Nepal Valley lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of the Indian subcontinent and the broader Asian continent, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. There are seven World heritage sites within the valley. Historically, the valley and adjoining areas made up a confederation known as the Nepal Mandala. Until the 15th century, Bhaktapur was its capital, when two other capitals, Kathmandu and Lalitpur(Patan), were established. Kathmandu rim bike tour is the most developed and populated place in Nepal. The majority of offices and headquarters are located in the valley, making it the economic hub of Nepal. It is popular with tourists for its unique architecture and rich culture that includes the highest number of Jatras (street festivals) in Nepal. The valley itself was referred to as “Nepal Proper” by British historians.

 

Itinerary

We will start riding for the Kathmandu rim bike tour at 7 am in the morning after breakfast at the hotel. It takes about 30 mins to reach Budhanilkantha, where we will stop for sightseeing of the Sleeping Hindu god (Bishnu). After that, we continue to ride approx 5 km gradually uphill till the Nagi Gumpa. The ride becomes easier as the single track and flattening down till Mulkharka. We stop for the lunch and continue to ride to Chisapni through the jungle. ChisaPani is mostly famous for sunrise/sunset views, where we can capture many Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, and many more.
We will ride after breakfast having a sunrise view from Chisapani to Nagarkot through green forest and on a single track. The ride will be very interesting because of the chirping of birds, superb views of the Himalayas around the villages, and rice-paddy terrace fields. We will stop for our lunch at a place called Jule. We will stay overnight in Nagarkot.
Early in the morning, we will have a sunrise view from Nagarkot either from Nagarkot Hotel or Viewtower for the best view. Then after breakfast, we will start riding towards the Chyangunarayan Temple which is a Hindu temple. Lunch at Chyangunarayan and back to Kathmandu, where the tour ends.

What is Included?

    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner according to available menus
    • Hot water, coffee, snickers, fruit
    • Accommodation in teahouses and lodges
    • Experienced mountain bike guide
    • National park entry permits and other permits
    • First aid kit and repair kits
    • Bike and helmet
    • Nepali field staff insurance, accommodation, and food

What is Excluded?

    • Travel, accidental/ health insurance (mandatory).
    • International airfare
    • Emergency evacuation
    • Nepal visa
    • Airport tax
    • Tips
    • Broke and damage

Equipment Checklist

  • Hydration BACKPACK
  • Sunglasses and riding glasses
  • Riding gear (helmet, knee, and elbow pads)
  • Replacement parts for your bike (derailleur hanger)
  • Trail or Enduro Bike in good shape
  • Brakes and pads in good shape
  • Some tools
  • Light jacket

faqs

what type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalayas that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying the Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

Where we go along toilet during the trial?

In most cases, you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.

Do I need to tip my guide ? How much would that be?

The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trip.

All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

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