Overview

Nepal is a country full of rugged hilly terrain thanks to a mind-boggling variation in the country’s geography. The many old roads that run on the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley, consist of dirt and run up and down through these dense hilly forests. Once were the routes of passage for locals from one village to another through the hills, now make for wonderful cycling trails. These mountain cycling trails are adventurous and entertaining in equal measures.

Speaking strictly of cycling the trails have an exciting variety. The trails around Kathmandu appeal to bikers of every skill level from beginners to veterans, and your routes and exploration destinations can be tailored accordingly. The trails do have steep inclines, and intense downhill sections and sometimes lead through tight switchbacks, which are perfect for experienced riders. However, most of the main trail runs through level tracks where you glide between the dense foliage and wildflowers and the many traditional villages and their red mud and stone slab roads, and between terraced farmlands. The routes will be a contrasting variation of exploring the busy cities and then moving to the serene outskirts to take in the fresh air. All this can be done with outstanding views of the surrounding valley and hills, and sometimes, distant view of the mountain ranges. The cycling will usually begin or take you to popular destinations around the valley, such as the hill station towns of Kakani, Nagarkot or Dhulikhel, and also through cultural centers such as the Patan Durbar Square and Thamel.

At Eternal Himalaya, we make sure that you can choose any of the packages offered depending on your skill, availability and preference. You will be guided along the trails with some of the finest cycling guides well versed with the secrets of the trails. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Highlights

  • Enjoy cycling through lush vegetation along hills of Nepal not too far away from the capital city
  • Enjoy beautiful sunrise and sunset view from hills stations
  • Cycle along a variety of cycling tracks

Itinerary

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Day 1:Drive to Nagarkot, Cycling to Dhulikhel [20km], Drive to Kathmandu

You will take a ride of just under an hour to Nagarkot, a picturesque hill station which is the favorite getaway of the people in Kathmandu. From here, we will begin cycling making our way to Dhulikhel passing through strings of small settlements along the way. The trail begins with a downhill ride, and then will switch between uphill and downhill through the dirt roads passing the towns of Nala and Banepa. You arrive at busy town of Dhulikhel and enjoy the sunset over the Kathmandu Valley. You might be able to catch distant view of mountain range if the sky is clear. After this relatively short cycling tour, we will drive you back to Kathmandu thus, ending the tour.