Visit the major monuments in the Kathmandu Valley and travel to the nearby hill station in an eco friendly cycle tour.
We will pick you up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.
Representatives and guides of Mountain Kick will meet with you at your hotel will brief you on the itinerary. We begin cycling in Kathmandu but soon we will leave the city to follow an off-road track through Nagarjun forest. We ride past farmhouses and villages uphill to Kakani which offers scenic view of the Himalayas.
We ride through Shivapuri National Park with the Himalayas in the backdrop and different flora and fauna in the front to reach Budhanilkantha. The Budhanilkantha Temple located here is an open-air Hindu temple the statue of which was carved in the seventh century.It is one of the most popular temples in Kathmandu.
We begin our day with a short ride to the Boudhanath Stupa. The Stupa is rich in culture and has been listed in Unesco’s World Heritage List. From there, we ride to the historic town of Sankhu which is all farmlands. Then, we take a jeep-track to Nagarkot hill station. Nagarkot offers an excellent view of the Himalayas, sunrise and sunset.
The weather at Nagarkot is very pleasant so we will spend the day making bike excursions to different monuments in the ancient city of Bhaktapur and back.
It is a downhill ride today through villages and farmlands to Palanchok. From Palanchok, you can ride uphill to visit the famous Palanchok Bhagwati temple dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, the main female deity in the Hindu religion. Beautiful scenes of the Himalayas will accompany us throughout the trip.
Dhulikhel is one of the major towns surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. We will ride downhill first and then ascend to reach this beautiful city in the hills.
A paved road leads to Balthali village. The village is unique because it is surrounded by different ecosystems which make it perfect for bike tours. There are forests and hill-side farmlands to visit or you can cycle towards the village and see traditional houses or temples.
We visit another beautiful village of Panauti before descending to Bhaktapur. Here we cycle around Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a centuries-old royal courtyard where the former palaces and temples still stand in their former glory. This is another site included in the Unesco’s World Heritage list. You will feel like you have got back in time as the people and neighborhoods here have remained the same for ages. We spend the night at Suryabinayak village.
An off-road track through a forest and some villages leads to Godavari. Godavari is famous for its flower gardens and forests and offers a peaceful bike-riding experience. A short trip to the summit of the Phulchoki Hill will be rewarded with beautiful scenes of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas.
We ride back to Kathmandu through Lalitpur district. In the district, we will visit yet another Unesco-listed heritage site the Patan Durbar Square. This is similar to the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur but offers a slight different taste of Lalitpur’s history and culture.
We will spend the final day of cycling by visiting the remaining heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world and the Syayambhunath Stupa, a Buddhist temple which stands overlooking the Kathmandu Valley.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be gone with recollections of your Himalayan journey to keep you busy throughout the flight.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
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As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR