Around Kathmandu Bike Tour
Bike Tour around Kathmandu is for an amazing experience to overlook the valley ridge by mountain bike. Exploring those destinations by car or mountainbike has become a cliché, but the motorbike option is a perfect idea to get the new insights about the nature and paddling through the isolated trail. The tour goes through the Highway to Nuwakot and Kakani is the best place to stay. It is a wonderful thing to do visiting the trout farm and enjoy the trout fish dinner. Thus, it is also known as the trout fish trail. The countryside freshness of Kakani and the Himalayan views are dramatic. The next day, mountain bike tour goes along the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park and it leads you through the awesome biking trail. The last activity is to do the Kathmandu sightseeing tour around Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath that are culturally rewarded destinations, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For the excellent arrangement of Around Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour, please, feel free to contact Blue Himalayan Tours and Travels.
On arrival, meet our representative at the Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. O/N stay in Hotel.
After the meeting, we prepare our equipment and backpack, and then ride off to Kakani. We head through the bustling back streets of Thamel and on to good wide undulating jeep tracks alongside the Nagarjun forest. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular mountain views. On the way, taste the delicious trout fish farmed locally – which gives the route the name “Trout Highway”. We bike mostly uphill to Kakani, which is at 2,100m elevation. Once in our destination, we enjoy the stunning views of Ganesh and Langtang mountains and the valley of Likhu Khola 1,000m below. O/N at a Guest House.
Head off on one of the best single tracks in the valley down towards the Budhanilkantha Temple (Sleeping Vishnu), passing through the Shivapuri National Park. Budhanilkantha is a remarkable 5th century statue of the Lord Vishnu, reclining on the coil of giant king snakes in the middle of small pond. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular panoramic mountain views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal on the way. O/N stay in Hotel.
After breakfast move for city sightseeing trip will start at around 7.30- 8:00am. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in the Nepal, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We then head towards Swayambhunath – also called the Monkey Temple - a Buddhist stupa perched atop a hillock on the western side. You get a magnificent view of the valley from here. O/N stay in Hotel.
After breakfast, free time till departure time. Transfer to Kathmandu airport.