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Back Trails of Kathmandu:
Explore the ancient ru
ral villages &  visit legendary temples with superb views of the Himalayas

Introduction:

A pleasant scenic ride takes us through the hidden roads of the old city of Kathmandu, from here we head towards the villages of Khokna and Bungmati, which date back to the 14th century. The temple of Macchindranath (worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhist as the giver of golden harvests) is situated in the main square of Bungmati.

Our journey continues through the hills on a jeep track through the village of Champa Devi to reach Chapagaon village situated on the southern tip of the Kathmandu Valley.

Although a rural village at present, Chapagaon, is growing slowly as modernization creeps in. Chapagaon is famed for its temple of Vajravarahi, one of the many reincarnations of Lord Vishnu in the form of a Boar. The temple is surrounded by an age-old forest which is protected by the local belief that to cut even a single tree would anger the deity. Villagers still worship the wrathful Vishnu by offering a weekly blood sacrifice of chicken, goat and buffaloes.



Grade:
  Leisure-Moderate
Price:   
Total Distance: Approx.: 41km.US$ 35 per person
Highest elevation:  Approx.: 1450mGroup Size:  4-6 pax

Itinerary:

A day tour: Kathmandu-Bungmati-Chapagaon-Kathmandu

What the price includes:
Hiring charge of Mountain Bike, Professional Mountain Bike Guide and lunch.

 
Kathmandu Valley Rim Ride:
2 Days Medieval town-valleys-hills and mountains

Grade: Moderate-Vigorous

Price:

Total Distance: Approx.: 72km.
3-5 Pax6-9 Pax10-15 Pax
Highest elevation stop: Approx.: 2100m at Nagarkot
US$ 145US$ 135US$ 120
Single Supplement:  US$ 15


Introduction:

This fabulous ride takes you to the medieval town of Bhaktapur, a World Heritage Site. There are ample other such medieval civilisations within the vicinity and as we explore the area by bike you will have ample opportunity to make friends with the warm local farmers and villagers. Our journey continues on to the famed scenic viewpoint at Nagarkot, at 2100m. this is the highest spot of our journey and therefore affords a beautiful view of sun rise and sunset over the magnificent Himalayan panorama.


Itinerary:
Day 01:  Kathmandu to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur. 38km ride with 600-800m elevation gain. O/N Resort.
Day 02:  Nagarkot to Kathmandu via ancient Changu Narayan Temple-Bhaktapur. 34 km mostly descent with a few short uphill sections.

What the price includes:

Hiring charge of Mountain Bike, 1 / 2 Days Mountain Biking Tour backed by Professional Mountain Biking Guide on full board, 1 night twin sharing accommodation at Resort / Guest House in Nagarkot and applicable entrance fee for Bhaktapur.
 
Kathmandu Valley Explorer:

Explore the best pilgrimage spots by bike in and off the Valley rim for 3 / 4 Days

Grade:  Leisure-Moderate

Price:

Total Distance:   Approx.: 150km.
3-5 Pax6-9 Pax10-15 Pax
Highest elevation: Approx.: 1800m at Namobuddha.
US$ 325US$ 300US$ 280
Single Supplement: US$ 40


Introduction:

This fascinating ride offers you the opportunity to see rural pockets of the Kathmandu Valley which are seldom visited by the outside world. We pass through scenic farm-fields, as we take in the superb panoramic view of snow capped peaks to the north.   


Itinerary:
Day 01:Kathmandu to Lubhu, via Bungmati-Chapagaon. (35-40km, approx. 4-6 hour ride.) O/N Farmhouse.
Day 02Lubhu to Dhulikhel via Panauti (approx. 40 km with 500m altitude gain) O/N Lodge.
Day 03:At Dhulikhel visit Namobuddha and return back to Dhulikhel via Panauti. (Approx. 35km with 400m gain).
Day 04Dhulikhel to Kathmandu  via Nala and Bhaktapur. (Approx 34 km with 300m decends ).

What the price includes:

Hiring charge of Mountain Bike, 3 / 4 Days Mountain Biking Tour backed by Professional Mountain Biking Guide on full board, accommodation at available Lodges / Farm Houses enroute and applicable entrance fee for Bhaktapur.



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