Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour – 1 Day Namobuddha
Kathmandu valley is a Mecca for mountain bicyclists, as it draws thousands of enthusiasts from all corners of the world. This mtb tour takes you through a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages, hidden temples and the high mountain peaks of the Himalayas.
This program introduces you to the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu valley, with its picturesque landscapes and terraced rice fields. The highlight of the program is a visit to Namobuddha, one of the most important monasteries in Nepal, perched atop a hill overlooking the valley.
The ride is a moderate one, with lots of up and downhill and requires a good level of fitness. This is a fascinating way to travel the byways of the valley, visiting little-known villages, sacred groves and out of the way temples and monuments.
- MTB Ride to Namobuddha
Take an early morning drive to the eastern town of Dhulikhel. Here, riding out from Dhulikel we drive to Kavre Bhanjyang. From here we ride 6km on a country road (paved) which is slightly uphill. This road takes us to Namobuddha. We can take lunch here and explore the monastery. We then ride around the back of the monastery, mostly downhill on dirt roads, high above the Rosi Khola. Then we come out into the agriculture fields and ride to Pauntie where our ride ends and we drive the short drive back to the hotel in Dhulikhel. This ride is about 30km.
7am: Depart Kathmandu with your guide & mountain bikes
9am: Reach Kavre Bhanjyang
915am: Start your MTB tour
Noon: Reach Namobuddha and Lunch break
1pm: Rip down the slopes of Namobuddha to Panauti - Dhulikhel
3pm: Reach Dhulikhel & drive back to Kathmandu
5pm: Reach Kathmandu