The 12-day Nepal Cycling Tour is an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The trails lead you to the delightful world of wooden slopes, adorable villages, hidden temples and the stunning vistas of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan nation – from the Makalu to the Annapurna. It is also a chance to experience the beautiful nature as all the sounds, sights, smells, and tastes seem to roll into one making a feeling of happiness for each trail you pass through. This trip is fun yet a bit challenging. If you want to enjoy some off-road biking experience, enjoy it.
 

Duration: 12 Days/ 11 Nights
Start/ End: Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Tour Route: Kathmandu – Kakani – Budanilkantha – Nagarkot – Palanchowk – Dhulikhel – Balthali – Bhanjyang – Kathmandu
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your interests)
Tour Highlights:

  • Experience the off-beaten-cycling-trail
  • Take one step closer to the pristine beauty in Nepal
  • Learn about the history of several ancient sites
  • Vibrant nightlife in Thamel

Tour Category: Nepal Adventure Tours
Guide: Local Guide (English speaking guide or other languages as you wish)
Transportation: Private first-class-air-conditioned-vehicle
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.

Brief Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Nepal Cycling Tour Begins – Kathmandu to Kakani
Day 03: Cycling Tour From Kakani to Budanilkantha
Day 04: Budanilkantha to Nagarkot
Day 05: Nagarkot
Day 06: Nagarkot to Palanchowk
Day 07: Palanchowk to Dhulikhel
Day 08: Dhulikhel to Balthali
Day 09: Balthali to Lakure Bhanjyang
Day 10: Lakure Bhanjyang to Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 12: Kathmandu Departure

 
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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon arrival at Kathmandu, our representative will be waiting to warmly greet you and escort you to the hotel. When you’ve settled in the hotel, take a rest and have lunch.
The rest of the first day will be yours. A leisurely stroll around the city, explore every narrow alley your way. In the evening, the vibrant nightlife will be waiting for you to enjoy.
Overnight at the hotel.

thamel - nepal cycling tours

Day 02: Nepal Cycling Tour Begins – Kathmandu to Kakani

Today, our cycling tour will begin. After breakfast, you will meet your guide who will be your side during your tour. After the meeting, we prepare equipment & pack back and then head to Kakani. We will take a pretty jeed drive along the Nagarjun forest. Our efforts will be rewarded with breathtaking mountain views. Along the trail, we will taste the scrumptious trout fish farmed locally.
Now, we bike uphill to Kakani (2.100m)  where offers the impressive views of Langtang & Ganesh mountains and the Likhu Khola valley. The rest of the day we will spend on the off-beaten destination. Relax and high on the view at the high altitude.
Overnight at the guesthouse.

kakani - cycling tour of nepal

Day 03: Cycling Tour From Kakani to Budanilkantha

Wake up early and enjoy the remarkable scenery of the sunrise in the early morning. After breakfast, sit on our bike and we ride downwards to the Budhanilkantha Temple, through the Shivapuri National Park. On the way of reaching the destination, ready to witness the spectacular panoramic views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh.
Today, you will have an opportunity to take one step closer to nature, even when you are in your hotel. It is because your hotel you stay this day has a beautiful garden converging nearly 2.000 flowering trees & shrubs and 75 bird species.
Overnight at the hotel.

Budanilkantha - cycling tour of nepal

Day 04: Budanilkantha to Nagarkot

This morning, we enjoy breakfast and ride to the Boudhanath – the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. Learn about this destination and we continue our cycling journey to Sankhu village and stop for exploring this ancient town and enjoying lunch. After lunch, we enjoy a 2-hour biking trip around the Nagarkot which is known as one of the hill stations. Do not miss to witness the marvelous views of the Himalayan mountain range, en route. At dawn, we will have a chance to behold the beautiful scenery of the sunset in Nagarkot.
Overnight at the hotel.

Nagarkot - cycling tour in nepal

Day 05: Nagarkot

Today, we spend our day exploring numerous biking trails in Nagarkot or you can take a whole day to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there. There is an old-aged site you should visit – the Changu Narayan, a complex containing one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kathmandu. Once there, you can see the sacred objects such as intricate statues and stone tablets presenting old-aged Hindu folklore. It will be great for you to enjoy the views of the Katmandu valley and surrounding hills.
Overnight at the hotel.

Nagarkot halt - nepal cycling trip

Day 06: Nagarkot to Palanchowk

Today, our cycling tour will be so much more interesting as we will bike through the terraced paddy fields and some small villages. We head to Phalanchowk and make our way ascending up to 9 km on a paved road. We will visit Bhagawati Temple which is home to one of the most gorgeous and worshipped images of Bagawati goddess in Nepal. As we reach the hilltop point, sensational views of the mountain and the valleys will widely open for us to admire.
Overnight at the guesthouse.

Palanchowk - nepal cycling tourism

Day 07: Palanchowk to Dhulikhel

Goodbye Palanchowk, our journey begins with an off-road descent. This trail requires technique; however, there is an easier one further west merging with the same trail. We ride to cross the main road and ascend 20 km uphill to Dhulikhel where we enjoy an overnight stay. Our today’s cycling trip gives an opportunity to experience the natural beauty along the road and it is also a chance for you to explore the well-preserved town.
Overnight at the hotel.

Dhulikhel - nepal bike tour

Day 08: Dhulikhel to Balthali

Our day 8 will start with a pretty ride on the flat-paved route to Balthali where the traditional village with the ancient architecture along with innumerable temples will heartily welcome us. This destination offers us the best option to enjoy sightseeing with the greenery as well as the farms making our today’s ride be pleasant. Once coming to Balthali, ready to enjoy a green paradise on earth as this destination is located behind the forest of Panauti. More than that, your hotel offers a stunning view of the green terrace field, faint streaks of the Himalayas, and the massive surrounding hills.
Overnight at the hotel.

Balthali - nepal mountain bike tours

Day 09: Balthali to Lakuri Bhanjyang

Today, we ride toward the north-west, pass through the green paddy fields along the stunning forest of Phulchowki on the way to the Godavari. The Godavari Botanical Garden converges a wide range of indigenous and exotic flora. Once there, you can feel a clear sense of refreshment and tranquility. It is great if you choose to reach the Phulchowki hill – the highest point in the Kathmandu Valley offering the best view for you to witness.
Overnight at the hotel.

Lakuri - nepal bike trip

Day 10: Lakuri Bhanjyang to Kathmandu

The last day of our cycling tour, after breakfast, we make our way riding to Kathmandu via Patan Durbar Square. En route, we will discover some thrilling trails close to the Godavari. On the way of reaching Kathmandu, we stop to visit Patan Durbar Square – an ancient sites and also known as one of the stunning World Heritage Sites in Nepal recognized by UNESCO. Once again, we will be in the tourist hub – Thamel and enjoy the rest of the day leisurely.
Overnight at the hotel.

Kathmandu - nepal bike trip itinerary

Day 11: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Your last day in Nepal, we start the sightseeing trip at around 7:00 am after having a hearty breakfast. We will head to Boudhanath Stupa – one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the world where we have a chance witnessing monks praying around the stupa. After that, we visit Pashupatinath – the most well-known Hindu temple where you can see Hindu holy men (also called sadhus) mediating. Then move to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) from where you will take many steps upwards and when we reach the top of the stupa, a magnificent view of the Valley.
In the evening, enjoy the last vibrant nightlife in Kathmandu.
Overnight at the hotel.

Pashupatinath Temple

Day 12: Kathmandu Departure

Time to say goodbye Nepal. Enjoy your last moment with breakfast and stroll around the city, go shopping or just simply relax in a coffee shop. Our representative will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the international airport before 2 hours when your flight launched. The trip ends. Hope you had an unforgettable Nepal cycling tour and wish that we can serve you next time in Nepal.

What’s Included

  • All land transport in private vehicle including airport transfers, Support Vehicle.
  • 3-star hotels in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • All accommodation in the best available tea house.
  • All meals as per itinerary.
  • Professional Mountain Bike Guide.
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Welcome dinner and Traditional Dance.

What’s  Excluded

  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Personal Travel and Evacuation Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Mountain Bikes