Cycling is a great way to travel around Nepal. Why not try some biking after you have been on one of our trekking or expedition trips?
Nepal offers some of the finest bike trails on Earth! There are virtually millions of tracks out there making Nepal a "Mecca" for mountain biking. Join Annapurna Foothills Treks for a bike ride alongside the tallest mountains in the world. Crisscross endless valleys vibrant with culture, colours, beauty and diversity of the Himalayan Region where people live a lifestyle that takes you back centuries. Mountain biking is a versitile way of exploring Nepalese rural lifestyle, terraced fields, rice paddies, rivers and places that are off the beaten track.
Annapurna Foothills Treks has been jumping the hurdles & challenges of running the best tours available for over 10 years. A love of sport, adventure, the outdoors combined with our desire to share the beauty of Nepal with people from all over the world motivates our endless search for new places and new ways to do it.
On the first day cycle to Nagarkot, about 35 km east of Kathmandu, and a favorite for those who want an excellent view of the snow-capped Himalayan Ranges in eastern Nepal, especially at sunrise and sunset. On the way, we stop to visit the 'living museum' of Bhaktapur.
On t he second day we set out for Namo Buddha,where according to legend, one of the incarnations of the Buddha fed his own flesh to a hungry tigress. There is a Tibetan monastery at Namo Buddha, which sits on a hilltop east south of Dhulikhel. There is no road for vehicles so pilgrims go by foot to NamoBuddha. We stop at Kali Templ on the way there, and after enjoying the serenity of this hill village we continue the climb up to the holy site of Namo Buddh.a After a picnic lunch atop the hill we ride back down to Dhulikhel and check into the resort.
After enjoying another beautiful sunrise, we set out on a jeep track to the ancient city of Panauti, where Lord Buddha once lived as a prince. Few tourists visit this amazing place. Panauti's Indreswor Mahadev Temple, constructed in 1294 A.D. is the oldest temple in Nepal. From here we go west; folowing another jeep track along the meandering Roshi river. From the village of Madhuban, we enter into a narrow valley and climb 300m up to thehighest point on the eastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. This place is called Lakhuri Bhanjyang, and there is another amazing view of the Himalayas to reward us for our effort. This is probably the oldest eastward route connecting the Kathmandu Valley with Panauti. From the saddle, the descent is on jeep track with lots of switch-backs. It takes about an hour to make the 500m descent to Sisneri, a quiet valley village. It is interesting to notice that the ethnicity of the people high in the hills is different from the valley. Tamangs, Thakuries live at higher elevation, and Newari people live in the valley. The last part of our journey is to Kathmandu City via Patan Durbar Square.
This tour is graded expert and requires good stamina.
Day 1 : Kathmandu to Nagarkot (38 km)
Day 2 : Nagarkot - Namo Buddha- Dhulikhel (35 km)
Day 3 : Dhulikhel to Kathmandu via Lubhu Sisneri (33 km)
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 3 Days
Price : US $250 p/p
Trip Grade : Moderate
I did the above mentioned trip in December 2016. The trip was perfectly planned and everything went smoothly. The itinerary allowed for perfect acclimatisation, especially having two nights at Island Peak Base Camp. Tashi, the trekking guide for the trip picked me up at the airport and helped me through…Lukas
A friend and I worked with Annapurna Foothills Treks to be guided trekking on the Annapurna circuit from Besi Sahr over the Thorong La pass to Jomsom, with a guided climb of Chulu West on the way. Our trekking guide Dawa was outstanding all the way to Pisang, and provided…Craig
Our 14 day Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek, guided by Tashi was an outstanding experience. We enjoyed his local knowledge while making the trip a joy. From the trip's booking to departure from Nepal, all aspects of the trip were carefully organized and well executed-something we appreciated very…Kathy