Biking through the rural villages at the valley rim on the back trails with some ups and down hill tracks, these day biking trips gives you sufficient time to immerse in its peaceful surrounding environment and make friends with the locals.Our varied day biking trips within Kathmandu Valley allows you to enjoy its hidden pockets rarely frequented by westerners thus giving you a chance to see the other back side of Kathmandu.
Our other biking trips includes City Tour with a difference biking to the famed popular historical and medieval places of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, viewpoint of Nagarkot and Kakani, the quiet sleepy town of Sankhu and Budhanilkantha. a: Back Trails of Kathmandu (A day tour on the back road visiting rural areas Kathmandu-Bungmati-Chapagaon-Kathmandu.
Hot air ballooning in Nepal is something that many travelers have written home about. In the five years since its inception, the sport has been very popular with tourists for it affords the most spectacular view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan ranges towering in the background. On a clear day it’s a superb way to view the Himalayas (from over 6000 m up), and the view of the valley is equally breathtaking.
The huge balloon comes to life in the morning light, `a sleeping giant decorated with the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha’, as it ripples, stretches, expands and readies itself for its load of passengers. The departure is gentle and one hardly feels the ascent.
The advantage of this ancient and romantic form of flight is that there is no whirring or whining of engines, no dusty Perspex and no airplane wings to obscure the most magnificent of views. Like the agency puts it `even if you do not climb Mt. Everest, from the perfect safety and comfort of a wicker basket…you will feel that you have reached the top of the world in effortless security’. Cool!
The best time for a hot air balloon flight is during the months of October-November and March, although the season extends from October to April. The flights take place daily during the season, and are dependent on the wind for the direction the flight will take (Eastward or westward across the valley). The landing could be anyplace, mostly in the terraced paddies that stretch out across the fringes of the valley, and usually attracts a large impromptu gathering of villagers checking to see what has fallen out of the sky!
Day 1: After Breakfast we start ride from Thamel all the way to Budhanilkantha the sleeping Vishnu about 11km. Then we enter the Shivapuri National park about 8 km uphill good road then start the grabel jeep track where is no trafficking From there we can see the beauty full Kathmandu valley . We go to Gurgu Bhanjyang Where we can see the very clear Ganesh, Manasly and Langtang Himal views. This is the old traditional way between kerung Tibetan border, Gorkha and Nuwakot to connect the Kathmandu. And start the down hills about 15km to Thapagoan Satdobata. In there we make camp and overnight stay in there.
Day 2: After breakfast we continue 3km down hills then reach in Chara bazar and to go to Dhikure bazar via normal gravel road and cross the suspension bridge in Tadi Khola and go to 6 km uphill to Nuwakot and drive back to kathmandu.
Option 1 Drive to Nagarkot and come down via Bhaktapur to kathmandu.
Option 2 Drive to Nagarkot and down to Indrabati river and drive to kathmandu.
Option 3 Drive to Shivapuri and go to Trishuli bazar drive to kathmandu.
Day 1: This tours is starting from kathmandu to Pharping via Bungmati in Bungmati you can see the Newari typical settlement and to cross the Very old suspension Bridge over the Bagmati river in Chovar then follow the continue to Pharping and overnight stay in resort there.
Day 2: After Breakfast we check again the bike condition. This day we go to grabel road normal way to Kulekhani via Tamang village. Where we can visit the real typical Nepalese lifestyle along the way largest hydro power and artificial lake in Nepal . We continue the hydro dam and up to daman it takes about 2 hours up hills from there and overnight stay Daman. If weather is clear we go to visit the view tower for sunset in evening.
Day 3: After Breakfast, Again we check the bikes breaks and condition because this day we go quite long down hills to Naubishe. We follow the old Nepal’s highway links to India. But now a day there not so much traffics with very good mountain views. In Naubishe we meat again cruddy road which is the our precious highway to India and other Nepal’s destination to kathmandu. From here we take our transport to kathmandu.
This 5 day tour starting right from the courtyard of our office in Thamel. We ride through a beautiful lush green jungle to a hilltop from where the surrounding mountains are seen but depending on weather condition. It then passes through a nun's monastery and continue riding through the thick jungle of Shivapuri towards Nagarkot. Further, we go to an old Newari town and re-enter the valley through a high pass called Lubhu.
DAY 1. KATHMANDU - KAKANI (31KM)
Soon after breakfast we leave from our office in Thamel through the bustling back streets of Thamel and on to good wide undulating jeep tracks into jungle. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular mountain views. We go to visit the Ranipauwa for good mountain views including Manasly (8163m) and visit the typical Tamang village and back Upwards for the seriously fit ride up to Kakani. We camp in a reserve at 2,000m to enjoy the stunning views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang, Lirung and the valley view of Likhu Khola 1,000m below.
DAY 2: KAKANI TO NAGI GOMPA (31KM)
Today we head off along one of the best single tracks in the valley down towards Budhanilkantha, a holy site for Hindus where Lord Vishnu is sleeping on the bed of snakes. Following the valley rim we then push our way on single-track uphill through thick forest of Shivapuri Reserve towards Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist nun's monastery. We camp close by the monastery premises spend enough time to absorbing the Tibetan culture here and observe the evening Puja.
DAY 3: NAGI GOMPA TO NAGARKOT (34KM)
This is a challenging day! We pedal through the dense jungle of Shivapuri National Park and the route to the Helambu trekking trail. We then ride down into the north-east corner of the valley, then we head on to a mix of single and jeep track to wind our way to Nagarkot. However, our route will depend on the condition of the trails. A short steep climb up to Nagarkot will be rewarded by the comfort and peaceful surrounding of the hotel where we spent our night. This is were part of the biking movie 'Retread' was filmed.
DAY 4: NAGARKOT TO DHULIKHEL VIA NALA
After an early morning breakfast we have two options to ride downhill. One is to ride downhill on paved road to Bhaktapur and then to Nala or two, ride uphill to Nagarkot viewing Tower and then follow a technically steep downhill to Nala and towards Dhulikhel. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 5: DHULIKHEL TO KATHMANDU VIA LUBHU SISNERI
We ride on jeep track to the ancient city of Panauti, where Lord Buddha once lived as a prince. This special village-truly lost in time-is rarely visited by tourists. Indreswor Mahadev Temple in Panauti is the oldest surviving temple in Nepal, believed to be constructed in 1294A.D. 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 trail to reach the summit of Kathmandu Valley's eastern rim known as Lakhuri Bhanjyang. This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu Valley, connecting the ancient cities of the valley with Panauti. What a grunt! But the views of the Himalayas are more than compensate. From the saddle, the descent is on switch-backed jeep track. After an hour and a 500m descent, we come to Sisneri, a quiet valley village. The ethnicity of the people change as we descend from Tamangs, Thakuries and Chhetris to lowland Newari farmers. We then cycle the last part of our journey from Sisneri to Kathmandu city making a quick round-about through Patan Durbar Square.
Pokhara is situated at about 827 meter from sea level, and is located 124 miles (about 200 km) west of Kathmandu.It is Headquater fo West Reagion Nepal. Can be reached by Fly in 30 minutes or in 5 hours by overland. It is the next destination after Kathmandu for many adventure and pleasure trips in and around Pokhara. It is often called the enchanting Himalayan valley with a heart of major actions and adventures.
Surrounded by beautiful snow-caped mountains, with a magnificent lake of crystal-clear pure Himalayan water, all-year round pleasing weather, and friendly Pokhralis will greet you with a smile and leave you with the most unforgettable moments in your life. So pack up your bag, load your camera, and get ready for Pokhara experience thorugh Mountain Bikes.
Day 1: Drive or Fly to Pokhara .And few hour test ride around Pokhara ready for next days biking .Stay in Pokhara.
Day 2: Bike up to Sarangkot which is about 15 km from the lakeside, mostly on paved road and about 10 km off-road towards Naudanda and hit again off road with many dusty mostly downhill to Fewa lake. Bike back to the Hotel.
Day 3: On this day we bike through the main town Mahendrapul and turn right on off-road after crossing the British Gorkha's Camp, which is mostly mixed trail with unless 2 or 3 short carry up and down about 10min. in between Ghachok and Lhachok after crossing Bhurjung Khola and back again on Tarmac road to Hemja (Tibetan Refugee Camp). Awesome mountain views on this trail as Annapurna South and Fishtail.
DAY 4: Today's almost 10% off-road biking through Davis Fall and cross the river. About 7km Jeep track up towards Kristi Danda. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and the majestic Fishtail mountain. We turn towards Nirmal Pokhari on fantastic off-road with single trail down to the Seti River and slowly head back to hotel.
DAY 5: From the hotel we bike along the highway to Tansen and Butwal. We cross right to the off-road climbing approx. 3 km on Jeep track that goes as far as 12km from the main road and nice single trail will began with technical down and ups through Biswa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) to the dam side.
DAY 6: Today we bike 14km to the Pokhara - Kathmandu Highway and then turn left to Begnas Lake. After lunch steep climbing about 6km off-road up to Kalikasthan (15-20minute carry up) then 7 km wide Jeep track down to Bijayapur Khola and continue on biking on highway and back to the hotel.