Mountain Biking in Nepal – Nepal’s diverse terrain makes it one of the best for mountain biking. Bike through the country and discover villages and small towns in the midst of rural serenity. Time permitting, it is even possible to explore the entire length and breadth of the country on a mountain bike. Bikes can be hired in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Mountain biking is the best way to experience the rural Nepal. It happens possible to escape from paved roads to ride on tracks and trails to remote and rarely visited areas of the country. For an independent traveller, this is the best alternative way to avoid crowds of buses and to stop as you wish. Nepal offers challenging climbs to thousand of meters to reach some spectacular viewpoints and a reward of exhilarating descents. The Kathmandu valley has a vast network of village tracks and trails. Mountain biking gives a perfect chance to explore the valley’s wealth of temples, Stupas and medieval towns.
Nepal Visitors Refers to Mountain biking trips throughout Nepal. We are not supply a package trips but we only provide you the necessary biking information and recommended biking agency who deal a very experienced guides, high-quality bikes and helmets. We have a support of vehicles available on request on longer tours.
Nepal is on most of our bucket lists and there’s a reason why. It is home to eight of the world’s ten highest mountains; the landscapes are diverse and the views staggering. It is the birthplace of Buddhism and boasts a rich cultural diversity and wonderful people. As a developing country Nepal can be a challenging place to travel in, we’ve worked diligently over the years to offer the very best Nepal mountain bike trip available. Our guides and support staff are the best; they are hand picked and professional. Our routes have been carefully chosen; we ride as much singletrack as possible and spend three full days on the Annapurna circuit. We avoid long slogs up dusty roads and instead shuttle you so that you can save your energy for the fun stuff. From the moment that you touch down in Kathmandu you’ll be transported on an unforgettable mountain bike adventure, a true trip of a lifetime.
Some popular Mountain biking trails in Nepal:
The Scar Road: Starts from Thamel to Kakani and return to Thamel via Budanilkantha (30 kms.)
Dhulikhel-Panauti: Starts from Thamel via Pashupatinath temple, following Arniko highway through mediaeval town of Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Panauti (70 kms.).
Sankhu-Nagarkot-Bhaktapur: Starts from Thamel via Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa via medieval town of Sankhu to Nagarkot and return through Changunarayan and Bhaktapur to Kathmandu (45 kms.)
Tribhuvan Rajpath: Starts from Kathmandu to Hetauda, the first highway to connect Kathamdu with the rest of world (85 kms.):
Hetauda to Narayangarh: About 40 kms to link with Royal Chitwan National Park:
Pokhara-Sarangkot-Naudanda: Starts from Lakeside to Naudanda via Sarangkot hill and return to Pokhara through Baglung highway (35 kms.)
Biking Equipments And Essentials:
1.) A 3-season sleeping bag rated to zero
2.) T-shirts (cotton and short sleeved)
3.) Long sleeve shirt or light pullover (Polypropylene is recommended)
4.) Cycling shorts long and short both needed for the unexpected weather
5.) Waterproof windbreaker with a hood and wind trousers (make sure the material is “Breathable” for exercise)
6.) Cycling socks
7.) Cycling shoes
8.) Cycling gloves full and half
9.)Hat – suitable for cycling and sun protection.
10.) Micro-sensor Headband
1.) Sun glasses
2.) Suntan block or lotion
3.) Personal medication
4.) Camera and films
5.) Flash light / torch
6.) Plastic bags for wet cloths
7.) Needle, thread, and safety pins
9.) Mask for dust
10.) Water-bottle or Camelback
11.) Power bars & your choice of Medifast dry food purchased with coupons
Spare Bike Parts:
1. Inner tube
3. Puncture kit
4. Brake shoe
5. Mini-repair tools
6. Brake & gear wire
7. Bike oil
Note: If anybody brings a bike with Magura, any other new system bikes and Disk brake system, he/she should bring all the repair kit and spare parts & tools.
The 18-24 gear mountain bikes are recommended if you wish to negotiate tough terrain. If you’re going to be doing the exploring within the city limits itself, observing the hustle and bustle, going shopping, etc, one-speed Indian bicycles will do nicely. Mountain bikes are available for rent by the day or longer in many of the bicycle rental outlets in and around Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you wish to be better informed about the culture, rhythm of village life, cool spots to visit, perhaps guided trips should be undertaken.