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Trip Facts

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

Mountain Biking Tour de Nagarkot

Trip Overview

Under Tour De Nagarkot we offer two options. One goes to Nagarkot and returns via Changu Narayan temple. The second goes to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur and returns from Sankhu, an old Newari trading town and then to Boudhanath stupa.

Mountain Biking Tour de Nagarkot

OPTION 1

DAY 1: KATHMANDU-BHAKTAPUR-NAGARKOT (38KM/0600M)

After an early morning breakfast in Kathmandu we head east to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an ancient city, full of Newari art and cultural heritage. There are many temples and palace squares here for you to explore. From here we head northeast to Nagarkot on an excellent and quiet tarmac road. We gradually climb 20km uphill to Nagarkot, on the valley rim, passing steeply terraced farmland and houses that seem to be clinging to the hillside. When we reach the summit we will be rewarded with the panoramic views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas including a distant pyramid of Mount Everest. (depending on weather condition). We stay in a beautiful guesthouse on the ridge.

DAY 2: NAGARKOT TO BHAKTAPUR AND CHANGU NARAYAN (34KM)

The day starts with an exciting descent on single track. We pass through many rustic villages, with the mountain views following us! We reach the ancient Hindu temple complex of Changu Narayan where beautiful stone carvings dating from the 6th and 7th centuries, made by the Newari artisans of that time, can be found. From here we continue downhill to Bhaktapur where we stop for a lunch. We then return to Kathmandu via the old road stopping at the mediaval town of Thimi, famous for its traditional masks and pottery.

OPTION 2

DAY 1: KATHMANDU-BHAKTAPUR-NAGARKOT (38KM/0600M)

After an early morning breakfast in Kathmandu we head east to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an ancient city, full of Newari art and cultural heritage. There are many temples and palace squares to explore here. From here we head northeast to Nagarkot on an excellent and quiet tarmac road. We gradually climb 20km uphill to Nagarkot, on the valley rim, passing steeply terraced farmland and houses that seem to be clinging to the hillside. When we reach the summit we will be rewarded with the panoramic views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas including a distant pyramid of Mount Everest. (depending on weather condition). We stay in a beautiful guesthouse on the ridge.

DAY 2: NAGARKOT - SANKHU - BOUDHANATH - KATHMANDU (34km with 200m altitude gain)

The day starts with an exciting descent on Jeep tracks. We pass through many rustic villages, while the views of the Himalayas follows you on the right side on clear day! We reach the beautiful ancient village of Shankhu. Here we will visit the beautiful temple of Vajrajogini. From here we are on tarmac road towards Boudhanath Stupa, where we will have lunch and then ride back to Kathmandu or ride towards (Budhanilkantha) sleeping Vishnu temple and then back to Thamel.


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 (www.responsibleadventures.com) and (www.notjusttreks.com), 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 www.joshandelise2008.blogspot.com

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

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