Bike & Raft [BNR07]

Day 1

We leave Kathmandu after breakfast through the bustling back streets of Thamel and on to good wide undulating jeep track and single track and pass through the Queen forest to the Buddhanilkantha, a remarkable 5thcentury statue of the Lord Vishnu, reclining on the coil of the snake king in the middle of small pond. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular panoramic mountain views of Ganesh and Langtang Himals on the way and moreover by a night at a true resort established in a rural setting with culturally rich and naturally pristine environment whose garden harbors nearly 75 species of birds and 2000 flowering trees and shrubs. 53 km Overnight at local guest house.

Day 2

We start with a steep upward ride (approx 7 km) on paved and off road through the Shivapuri Reserve. Part of the route is on the Helambu trekking trail. Our final destination is Chisopani (which means cold water in Nepali), which rounds off a challenging day. Again today’s lodge enjoys outstanding and closest views of the panoramic mountain ranges- this is one of the best outlooks within the valley region. 40 km Overnight at the local guest house.

Day 3

We ride down from Chisopani into the NE corner of the KTM valley, then it’s on to a mix of single and jeep track to wind our way to Nagarkot, our route will depend on the condition of the trails. The comfort and peaceful surrounding of hotel on the valley rim reward a short steep climb into Nagarkot. This is part of the biking movie ‘Retread’ was filmed and Everest can be seen form here on a clear day. Ride 25km or 35km. Overnight at the guest house.

Day 4

Early morning farm activity awake us and we can enjoy the sunrise views from the terrace. Today we explore the trails around Nagarkot or you can take a rest day. Overnight at the local guest house.

Day 5

This is an epic single track descent through terraced paddy fields and small villages that lead us to the Indrawati River. We will stop to take photos as the Himalayas are right behind us all the way down and also makes offerings at the local temples to help ensure that we remember those technical skills when we need them. After 1000m of downhill a jeep road leads us to the Friendship Highway, the main road to Tibet. We have lunch in a secret spot by the river before climb the dusty road to the main road. From here drive or bike to the river side camp for overnight.

Day 6

After a hearty breakfast we get on the bus and head down to the starting point of our rafting trip. At the put-in site, our team of seasoned guides will give you a thorough safety talk complete with practice. There will be approximately 1½-2 hours (this is because of the technicality of the river and we would like you to first get the taste of the river as a warm up run) of rafting on the first day but don’t worry you will be going through some of the best rapids from grade 3+ to 4+. These rapids will not disappoint you. We will then bus back to camp in our support vehicle.

Day 7

After a good breakfast, drive to the raft put - in point and start 2-3 hours rafting in Bhote Kosi River. To warm up, we will zip through yesterday’s section and I guarantee you’ll love it so much you’ll want go for a third run! The final section is even more challenging with longer and more technical rapids. We’ll pass under hanging bridges where the local children crowd to see the crazy foreigners shriek past. Be ready for an adventure as we head down numerous drops, catch swift eddies and bump around big boulders. As we reach our take out point at the Dam, we will find lunch is ready. After packing up and loading the gear, we head back to Katmandu and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

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Type of trip
Mountain Biking
Trip Length
1 days
Maximum Elevation
ModerateModerate or Moderate
Jan – May / Sep – Dec
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