Mountain Biking is the best way to express themselves by testing their endurance and fitness level for adventure seekers. Depending upon the fitness level, a mountain biking trip can be of one day or more than 15 days or even a month.
Different levels of riders, from novice to expert, everyone can enjoy riding on the nature trails. These trails will take you deep inside the forest and across the villages and towns. While riding through these trails, you will be able to enjoy the scenic view of mountains, villages, hills, and the lifestyle of the local people.
With the help of an experienced guide, you will get a chance to explore and enjoy the biking trip. You can choose different categories of mountain biking trips like an easy city ride, off-road uphill or downhill rocky trails. Riding through off-road single tracks, and downhill rides are considered as challenging rides.
A mountain bike trip can either be a one-day scenic tour or more than 10 days of the tour which will take you to different parts of the country. One day ride includes riding inside the valleys and cities whereas multiday tour includes riding through some of the hardest trails on the lap of hills and mountains. Nepal has different places for the mountain bikers with different landscapes and beautiful views.
Mountain biking around off beaten tracks of Mustang and Manang is adventurous as well as dangerous given the fact that the trails are on a high altitude with extremely narrow paths. There is various places ideal for mountain biking in Nepal given the topography of the country.
Top 5 Mountain Biking Destinations in Nepal
1. Kathmandu Valley Mountain Biking
It is an easy cycling tour which will take about one or two days to complete. Mountain biking in Kathmandu Valley requires easy riding with some uphill rides to the hills.
There are many places around the valley where you can cycle and enjoy the beautiful view of the valley, hills, and mountains.
Some of the best places around the valley for cycling are
- Shivapuri – Budhanikantha,
- Champadevi – Kirtipur,
- Nagarkot – Dhulikhel,
- Kathmandu – Changunarayan,
- Godavari – Phulchowki, and
- Godavari – Lakuri Bhanjyang.
These different trails are close to the valley and offer beautiful views. While cycling in these areas, you will be able to experience the local lifestyle as well. Due to the location and the terrain, these spots around the kathmandu Valley are becoming famous for the beginners as well as expert cyclists.
2.Upper Mustang Mountain Biking
Upper Mustang is considered as one of the best places for extreme biking to satisfy their adventurous spirit as it offers variation in the landscapes.
This trip takes about 20 days where you will be cycling in the deserted rugged terrain that will take you to the Forbidden Kingdom in Upper Mustang. Ghami, Jomsom, Samar, Lo Manthang, and Charang are some of the places that you will be cycling around.
During this cycling trip, you will get to indulge yourself in the local lifestyle and get a chance to know about the culture. You will be cycling up to the maximum altitude of 4200 m and different snow-capped mountains, old caves, and monasteries can be seen during this trip.
3.Jomsom Muktinath Mountain Biking
This is somewhat similar to cycling in Upper Mustang, but instead of reaching all the way up to Upper Mustang, you will cycle up to Muktinath in Lower Mustang, which is at an altitude of about 3800 m.
It is about 4-7 days of cycling around the Lower Mustang area covering areas like Jomsom, Muktinath temple, Tukuche, Kagbeni, and Beni. As you will be cycling in the rugged deserted trails, the cyclist must be trained and be physically fit. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Nilgiri (2637 m), and Annapurna (8091 m) can be seen throughout the trip. You will also be cycling on the bank of beautiful Kali Gandaki River.
4.Kathmandu Pokhara Mountain Biking
This is a fairly challenging cycling trip that will take you to the beautiful Pokhara city which is about 200 km away from Kathmandu. En route, you will be stopping at different places. You will be cycling through different cities like Dhading, Gorkha, Bimalnagar, and Bandipur.
These landmarks have different historic as well as natural monuments. Depending upon the cycling routes, this trip can be of 5 or more days. Though you will be cycling downhill mostly through black-topped roads, there are some strenuous off-road trails that may test your endurance level. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be cycling around this beautiful city of lakes visiting different places like Peace Pagoda, caves, monasteries, and Fewa Lake itself.
5.Kathmandu Langtang Mountain Biking
This 8 to 10 days cycling trip will take you through different landscapes. Starting from Shivapuri National Park you will end this trip in Langtang National Park. You will be cycling around the Tamang heritages passing through diverse flora and fauna on the way.
You will cycle through Kakani, Trishuli, Nuwakot, Dhunche, and then to Sybrubensi (Langtang National Park). The cycling route is combined with uphill as well as downhill rocky and black-topped roads, so you may grade this trip as a moderate to difficult range cycling. While cycling, you will witness green hills, mountains, monasteries, rivers, and old cities and villages which are the major attractions of this region.
Mountain Biking Packages
Kathmandu Nagarkot Tour
The Kathmandu Nagarkot tour allows you to explore the ancient cities of Kathmandu valley as well as beautiful landscapes and views of