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
Was really impressed with the speed at which they organised a tour for me, and the quality of the tour itself. The director - Ngima - was very responsive and really helpful, meeting me the day before my tour and introducing me to my guide the day of the tour.…Phillippa
Just got back from an awesome trip to Nepal, kindly arranged by Ngima Sherpa from Annapurna Foothills Treks. The organisation of the trip was absolutely flawless, and I can't remember having any problems during my whole month long stay. My Sherpa Dendi (as featured in the new Everest movie),is a…Neil Murphy
My boyfriend and I wanted to trek in Nepal so I found Annapurna Foothills details online - they were amazing from start to finish. Ngima, the Managing Director was really helpful over email in planning the trip and flexible to help us fit in everything we wanted to. Our guide…Meriel Flint