One of the fastest growing sports has in Nepal is mountain biking. With these special bicycles, you can ride all across the Kathmandu Valley and even beyond. Mountain biking will take you places that regular vehicles can’t reach and at a much faster pace than traditional trekking.
Trekking Explore Nepal is now offering two one day cycling trips in the Kathmandu Valley. Mountain biking will take you to hidden temples rarely visited by visitors to Nepal. These trips take you into valleys and past amazing traditional farms. Ride through villages, stopping for lunch where you will enjoy traditional Nepali foods with the local people.
Mountain biking in the Kathmandu Valley ranges from easy to moderate. You can easily cover as much as 50 km a day. The Kathmandu Valley is quite large and has more square kilometers than the country of Singapore!
So why not choose the green way to enjoy the Kathmandu Valley. Mountain biking is fun and does not contribute to pollution or use of fossil fuels. Trekking Explore Nepal can arrange the perfect mountain biking adventure for you!
Mountain Biking Trip No. 1 – Tokha & Budhanilkantha
Easy to Moderate Ride of 30 – 40 km
Are you a beginner at mountain biking? Or want to enjoy an easy ride that will take you into some truly amazing places off the beaten path? If so, then the Tokha and Budhanilkantha Ride is ideal for you.
Budhanilkantha features a very ancient temple with a five meter long idol of the reclining Vishnu. He’s lying on the water representing the cosmic sea. The ride takes you to the edge of Shivapuri National Park as you ride past paddy fields of rice. Tokha is an ancient Newari village that has preserved its own culture and traditions and has its own interesting temples. There is plenty to see on the Tokha to Budhanilkantha Ride
Mountain Biking Trip No. 2 – Ride to Bungamati
Moderate ride of around 40 – 50 km
The Ride to Bungamati heads to the southern side of the Kathmandu Valley. It’s a long ride through a part of the Valley that is not seen by most visitors. Here there are some very old and traditional Newari villages with architecture that dates back centuries. The highlight of the trip is the unique Rato Macchindranath Temple which has a mystical quality. The ride will pass through lush forests through the village of Champi and then to the historic village of Chapagaon, home of the famojs Bajra Varahi Temple. The ride returns through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan. This city is known as the City of Art with its unique carvings in both wood and stone. Finally, return to Thamel.
Discover more by cycling in the Kathmandu Valley
Bike with Helmet
Biking Guides with mechanical backup
Medical backup if needed
Soft Drinks or Alcoholic beverages
Entry fees where required
Tips & Gratuity
Evacuation or Rescue