This exhilarating introductory level cycling tour along the Kathmandu Valley Rim at an altitude above 1,350 metres is an experience like no other. From the ridge-top trails that encircle the Kathmandu Valley, amazing vistas can be observed as one cycles against a spectacular alpine backdrop of Himalayan mountain peaks.
We leave Kathmandu after breakfast through the bustling back streets of Thamel and on to good wide undulating jeep tracks into jungle. Our efforts are rewarded by spectacular mountain views. We travel downhill and then on upwards for the seriously fit ride (22km) up to Kakani. We camp in a reserve at 2,000m to enjoy the stunning views of mount Ganesh and Langtang, and the valley of Likhu Khola (river) 1,000m below.
A good level of fitness is required as the trail at times throws up some challenging climbs. This is an off-road ride which avoids vehicle access roads.
Moderate. Some sections along the route are a bit technical.
from 1300m to 2200m
40 km (with optional ad on)
For a comprehensive stay in Nepal, after cycling, participants can engage in supplementary activities including:
√ climbing and
√ adventuring on safari.
Comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and local lodges during cycling tour.
Kathmandu hotel will include breakfast. Three meals a day will be provided during cycling tour.
Bike not provided but it can be hired if you are not bringing your own. Guide will have First Aid Kit and Mechanical Backup. 50% of this trip is vehicle supported.