The Kathmandu valley offers some great mountain biking trails. We travel along little-used dirt roads away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Only a short bike ride away lies a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages, hidden temples and the views which include all of the principal peaks of the Nepal Himalaya - from Makalu to the Annapurnas providing some excellent, easy to semi - technical single track riding along old jeep roads. Throughout the trip, we will experience all of the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that make up life in Nepal's 'Middle Hills'. We will visit the historic cities of Basantapur, Bhaktapur and Patan; hill resort of Nagarkot with its sunrise view of the entire Nepal Himalaya and the temples; monasteries and picturesque villages tucked away in the forests along the way. We are so close to the chaos of Kathmandu, yet so far off the beaten tourist trail. This is a fun but challenging trip, suitable for those with some off-road biking experience, since a couple of trails are technical.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Day 02: Pre-trip meeting and ride from Kathmandu to Kakani (2,100m)
Day 03: Ride from Kakani to Budanilkantha (1,630m)
Day 04: Ride from Budanilkantha to Nagarkot (2,175m)
Day 05: Rest day at Nagarkot
Day 06: Ride from Nagarkot to Palanchowk (820m)
Day 07: Ride from Palanchowk to Dhulikhel (1,600m)
Day 08: Ride from Dhulikhel to Balthali (1,445m)
Day 09: Ride from Balthali to Suryabinayak (1,360m), via Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Day 10: Ride from Suryavinayak to Godavari (1,545m)
Day 11: Ride from Godavari to Kathmandu (1,345), via Patan Durbar Square
Day 12: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (on a private vehicle)
Day 13: Final departure from Nepal