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Responsible Adventures
Boutique trekking in the Himalaya

Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"

  • Western-Educated Leaders
  • Personal Trekking Chefs
  • Uncompromised Attention to Detail
  • Premium Concierge Service Available
  • Our Fair-Wage Guarantee

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Trip Facts

  • Group Size: Min-2
  • Grade: D: Tough
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Type of Tour: Mountain Biking Tour, Activity Holiday
  • Total Days: 1 Day
  • Trip Cost: USD -

Downhill Thrills Mountain Biking Tour

Trip Overview

Forget the uphills! We will take you on a downhill dream ride descending more than 2800ft, starting from 7100ft (2164m) with glorious mountain vista’s from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur, Nagarkot to Indrawati River, Kakani to Budhanilkantha, Jamacho to Balaju Botanical Garden.

Downhill Thrills Mountain Biking Tour

OPTION 1: Nagarkot to Bhaktapur

Early morning you will be transferred to Nagarkot, where we enjoy a hearty breakfast with the beautiful panorama of Himalayas, and then we head off along the valley rim. The descent begins in earnest. We visit Nala and then to Bhaktapur for the lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Group size: Minimum 2 people

OPTION 2: Nagarkot to Indrawati River

The ‘Retread’ trail is an epic track descent through terraced paddy fields and small villages that lead us to the Indrawati River. We will stop to take photos as the Himalayas are right behind us all the way down. We then make offerings at the local temples to help ensure that we remember those technical skills when we need them. After 1000m of downhill a jeep road leads us to the Friendship Highway, the main road to Tibet. We have lunch at 0km. (Dhal Bhat) and then drive back to Kathmandu.

Group Size: Minimum 2 people

OPTION 3: Kakani to Budhanilkantha

Early morning you will be transferred to Kakani, where we enjoy a hearty breakfast and the beautiful panorama of Himalayas then we head off along the valley rim. We enter the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve then to the valley floor at Budhanilkantha, visit this shrine on the way back to Kathmandu.

Group Size: Minimum 2 people

OPTION 4: Jamacho to Balaju Botanical Garden

After breakfast we drive or ride to the top of Jamacho, (top of the Raniban) and then descend towards Balaju Botanical Garden, where you have packed lunch. After taking a break there with flora and fauna, we will ride back to Thamel.

Group Size: Minimum 2 people


Client Reviews

My husband and I went on a trek in Nepal this past August, and we had a fabulous time. It was truly the most unique, beautiful outdoor travel experience that either of us have ever had. For anyone considering trekking in the Himalayas, we highly recommend Raj Tamang as a guide. His company, Responsible Adventures ( and (, is professional and customer-service oriented. We were amazed at the ways that Raj and his employees went above and beyond to make this experience memorable for us. Raj is a 'walking encyclopedia' of information about the culture and history of Nepal, and his confident, welcoming nature put us at ease. He was experienced at facilitating positive, genuine interaction between Himalayan villagers and Western trekkers such as ourselves, and that made all the difference in our 10 days touring the Manang valley. His company offers a service that is truly a cut above the rest.

We can't wait for another opportunity to trek with Raj! Feel free to check out our story and pics at

Elise and Josh Drexler
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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