Mountain Bike Tour Nagarkot – Dhulikhel – Namu Buddha – 3 Days
Until few years back, visitors came to Nepal mostly to trek, climb , raft or to see the Tigers in the wild. But now, mountain biking has become a new sensation. This trip brings you a wonder of riding alongside some of the tallest mountains in the world, cross the hundreds of valleys, inhabited by the indigenous people whose lifestyle has remained unchanged for centuries, through terraced fields, rice paddies, rivers and jungles.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Nagarkot (38 km)
After the breakfast in the morning, we rides to Nagarkot via route Shaku. Shaku village tour and we find different types life style. After reaching at Nagarkot, we will stay overnight there. Next day early in the morning, we will have an ample opportunity to observe fascinating mountain views (7,135ft) which includes Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and many others.
Day 02: Nagarkot – Namo Buddha- Dhulikhel (35 km)
We eat breakfast with sunrise views over the Himalayas. After we ride downhill leaving Nagarkot top to Nala other Newari Village. On the way we pass some interesting villages of Chetri and Bharamans people and their daily lives on the fields. Then we leave for Dhulikhel on a dirt trail climbing and descending small hill before reaching the holy Buddhist site of Namo Buddha. According to legend it was here that Buddha, in a previous incarnation, fed his flesh to a hungry tigress as an offering. A stone statue marks the site; there is an active monastery on top of the hil. We follow the picturesque view along tarmac and dirt roads back to Dhulikhel. We spend a night at Dhulikhel. Enjoy sunrise in the morning.
Day 03: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu via Lubhu Sisneri (33 km)
Final day of ride passing ancient city of Panauti. This is less known town 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 small track along the Roshi River. Beyond the town of Madhuban, we enter into a narrow pristine valley ascending 300m on superb trail to reach the summit of Lakhuri Bhanjyang. This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu Valley, connecting the ancient cities of the valley with Panauti. 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 with short visit to Patan Durbar Square.
- All land Transport
- Visa costs
- Insurance (obligatory on all trips)
- Spending of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, and souvenirs
- Crew tips
- International Flights & Departure tax.
- Personal expenses, Rescue, bar bills, Chocolates, Private transport, etc.