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Bike to the nature [BTN08]


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Day 1

We ride out of Kathmandu from our hotel, though the busting back streets of Thamel. Leaving the city behind we arrive at the Nagarjun Forest (the Queen’s Forest) where we head off-road, starting with good wide undulating track before a long 10km climb up through the jungle. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular views over the valley and a superb fine trail descent down the backside of the hill. At the bottom, we transfer or for the seriously fit ride the last 22km on the back road up to Kakani. Our accommodation, set in a reserve at 2000m, enjoys stunning views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal and the valley of Likhu Khola 1000m below.Overnight at the local guest house.

 

Off-road: 30km

Paved road: 25km

Total distance: 55km

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Day 2

Head off on one of the best single tracks trails in the valley (which was used as the Mountain Bike Championship course) down towards Budhanilkantha. Following the valley rim we stay Buddhanilkantha, a remarkable 5th century 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. Overnight at the local guest house.

 

Off-road: 23km

Paved road: 8km

Total distance: 31km

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Day 3

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 famous Helambu trekking trail. Today, our destination is up to Chisopani (which means cold water in Nepali), which rounds off a challenging day. Again today’s lodge enjoys outstanding and the closest views of the panoramic mountain ranges- this is one of the best outlooks within the valley region. Overnight at the local guest house.

 

Off-road: 33km

Paved road: 7km

Total distance: 40km

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Day 4

We climb approximately nine kms up to 2175 ms (highest point of our trip) then ride down into the northeast corner of the Kathmandu valley, then it is 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. A part of the biking movie ‘Retread’ was filmed on this trial. A short steep climb up to Nagarkot will be rewarded by the comfort and peaceful surrounding of the hotel on the valley rim.  Enjoy the spectacular view of the Himalayas and sunset from the hotel.

 

Off-road: 18km

Paved road: 7km

Total distance: 35km

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Day 5

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.

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Day 6

This is a jeep 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. After 1000m of downhill a jeep road leads us to the Freedom Highway, the main road to Tibet. We have lunch by the river before the dusty uphill climb back up to the valley rim. For most this is best done in the support vehicle

Off-road: 20km

Paved road: 30km

Total distance: 50km

 

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Day 7

We leave Dhulikhel on a dirt trail climbing and descending two hills before reaching the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha. According to legend it was here that Buddha, in a previous incarnation, offered his flesh to a hungry tigress. A stone statue marks the site; there is an active monastery closed by. We follow the picturesque view along rich; you can enjoy fantastic view of the valley and Mountain View in clear day. Overnight at local guest house.

 

Off-road: 17km

Paved road: 10km

Total distance: 27km

 

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Day 8

tart with a jeep track down to the ancient city of Panauti, where Lord Buddha lived as a prince prior his offering to the tigress. This special village-truly lost in time-is rarely visited by tourists. Indresara Mahadev Temple is the oldest surviving dated temple in Nepal believed that it was constructed in 1294. Climbing west, we follow a jeep track along the meandering Roshi River. Beyond the town of Madhuban, we enter into a narrow pristine valley ascending 300m on superb single trail to reach the summit of Kathmandu valley’s eastern rim known as the Lakhuri Bhanjyang (1930m). This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu valley, connecting the ancient cities of the valley with Panauti. Views of the Himalayas are more than compensated. From the saddle, the descent is on switch-backed jeep track. After an hour and a 500m descent, we come upon Sisneri, a quiet valley village. The ethnicity of the people change as we descend from Tamangs, Thakuries and Chhetris to lowland Newari farmers. A short distance beyond Sisneri is our pickup point for the drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

 

Off-road: 30km

Paved road: 10km

Total distance: 20km

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HIGHLIGHTS

Country
Nepal
Type of trip
Mountain Biking
Trip Length
8 days
Maximum Elevation
2200m/7218ft
Grade
ModerateModerate or Moderate
Season
Jan – May / Sep – Dec
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Price
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