Kathmandu Valley Bike Tour
Kathmandu Valley Bike Tour

Kathmandu Valley Bike Tour

8 nights

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Highlights of The Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking Tour

Explore the scenic beauty of the Kathmandu Valley by bicycle.

Witness breathtaking Himalayan views at sunrise and sunset.
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city, including some of the city’s most famous cultural sites.
Learn more about Buddhism as you visit several temples that are important to the faith, including the big Namobuddha temple.
Interact with native Tamang and Newari people and learn more about their daily life and culture as you stay in their villages.

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Imagine exploring the Kathmandu Valley by bike, on a guided cycling tour? What better way to explore the highlights of cycling in Nepal, with peaceful villages, great views and lots of incredible Nepali culture.

Kathmandu is the vibrant and exciting capital city of Nepal. But the Kathmandu Valley extends beyond the hustle of the city, out into peaceful mountain villages where native people groups live life according to their traditional customs and culture.

This guided Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking tour lets you experience the fullness of both city and countryside as you explore this amazing region by bike. You’ll visit important centers of religion and culture and surround yourself with breathtaking Himalayan scenery. Interact with monks in the Buddhist temple of Namobuddha, as well as local villagers that you encounter along the way. You’ll never forget the beauty of the sunrise or sunset from a scenic mountain overlook in the Kathmandu Valley. Book your Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking tour today and let the adventure begin!

Kathmandu Valley Bike Tour

Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal! When you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport, an airport representative from your tour will meet you. At the hotel, your guide will brief you with more details about your tour. Enjoy a traditional Nepali welcome dinner to celebrate your arrival.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu

After breakfast and a quick, pre-trip meeting, take a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and experience the wonders of this vibrant city. Visit the famous Buddhist temple Stupa Swayambunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. The temple is high on a hill, and you’ll enjoy an inspiring view of the mountains and the surrounding valley. Stupa Swayambhunath is an ancient and mysterious shrine that attracts tourists and Buddhist visitors from all over the world with its distinctive white dome and sparkling gold spire. Next, visit renowned the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the crematorium beside it. Finally, your tour also takes you to Patan Durbar Square where you can see notable temples and palaces from centuries past, each an intriguing example of traditional Nepalese architecture.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Ride to Nagarkot

Begin your bike ride today after breakfast. Cycle through a beautiful pine forest then follow the ridgeline where you’ll have a magnificent view of the valley and some monuments in the area. When you reach the beautiful hilltop town of Nagarkot, enjoy a wonderful view and a fantastic sunset.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Nagarkot (2,175 m/7,136’)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle to Namobuddha

Today’s cycling route takes you from Nagarkot to Namobuddha. About 60% of the trail will be downhill today, using off-road trails, unused Jeep roads, and some stretches of better highway as you approach Namobuddha. You’ll pass through some native Tamang villages and the historic village of Dhulikhel. When you arrive in Namobuddha, visit the large and beautiful Buddhist monastery where you can interact with monks and learn more about Buddhist culture.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Namobuddha (1,660 m/5,446’)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle to Balthali

As you leave Namobuddha today, your path takes you through orchards and fields. Cycle along a dirt road where you can experience charming village scenes and terraced fields, always against the backdrop of picturesque mountain panoramas. Stop along the way for a picnic lunch, then enjoy more beautiful views all the way to Balthali, where you’ll stop for the night.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Balthali (1,520 m/4,987’)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Bike to Khopasi then to Panauti

Wake up early today and watch an amazing scenic sunrise before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Today’s ride takes you downhill to the Koshi River, which you will cross via suspension bridge to reach the town of Khopasi. Continue riding through picturesque surroundings until you arrive in the Newari village of Panauti. Spend the night here and learn more about the native Newar people.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Panauti (1,500 m/4,921’)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Return to Kathmandu

Today is your last day of cycling as you return to Kathmandu by bike. Before leaving Panauti, take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the local Newari people to learn more about their culture, daily life, and religion. Conclude your cycling tour with a beautiful stretch of trail through the countryside.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Kathmandu

Today is a free day in Kathmandu. You can decide how to spend your time, whether you would like to do some souvenir shopping or continue sightseeing and exploring the city on your own. Your guide can advise you and help you plan your day according to your interests.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Departure Day

Your Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking tour has come to an end. After an exciting and memorable experience, an airport representative will escort you to the airport and bid you a fond farewell. Have a wonderful journey.
Overnight Location: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking Tour Dates and Prices

This biking tour in Nepal can be done either as a private tour for your group only, or a fixed-departure tour, where you would be joining a group. This tour is available year-round. The best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Prices for Private Guided Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking Tour

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Group of 2-5: $825 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6+: $775 USD per person

Prices to Join a Fixed-departure Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking Tour

Prices below are per person:

Sep 01, 2020
Sep 08, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 10, 2020
Sep 18, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 03, 2020
Oct 10, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5 Spaces Left
Oct 13, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 23, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 09, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 11, 2020
Nov 18, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 22, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5 Spaces Left
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$799
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking Tour

This tour is based in mountain lodges, also called tea houses, along the route. These accommodations are simple, since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere. Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a sleeping bag. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

Before and after the cycling tour, stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $240 USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in the trekking lodges.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu ★★★★

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Night 3-6

Mountain lodges along the trail

Stay in cozy mountain lodges along the trail. These lodges are simple and amenities are basic, but they are full of atmosphere.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu ★★★★

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

What’s included in the Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included on this tour. This includes special welcome and farewell dinners.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 8 nights are included. Along the cycling tour, stay in simple mountain lodges (tea houses). Before and after the Annapurna Circuit, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation described in the itinerary is included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, insured, and equipped English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees in Kathmandu
  • Luggage transfer

Not included

  • Bicycles (Available to rent for an additional fee)
  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, flight/itinerary changes
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Personal costs such as charging batteries or hot showers

Optional Extras

Bicycle rental:

  • Single suspension - $12 USD per day
  • Dual suspension - $35 USD per day

Frequently Asked Questions about Kathmandu Valley Bike Tour

Trekking Team Group is a leading Trekking Tour Operator in Nepal, with over 25 yeas of experience showing tourists the best of Nepal. Originally formed with Trekking Team Switzerland, Trekking Team Group aims to provide excellent Swiss quality service for all their guests.

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about mountain biking at high altitudes.

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