|Tour Code: NCMB004||Style: Cycling | Mountain Biking|
|Grading:||Maximum Altitude: 2200m|
|Transport: Private||Duration: 9 Days|
|Start in: Kathmandu |Ariport||End in: Kathmandu |Ariport||Price: US$ 799 per person|
Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking is one of the best and adventurous destinations in Nepal which brings you some of the exhilarating ultimate view points and cultural heritage sites. We travel along little-used dirt roads away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This route will not disappoint for those looking for a challenge. A single track ride around the most scenic parts of valley, boasting plenty of temples, mountain, small villages. It leads along the terraced farmlands, emerald hills, pristine forests of rhododendron and pine. Throughout the trip, we will experience all of the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that make up life in Nepal’s ‘Middle Hills’, Cycle up to the Nagarkot, where you could have awe-inspiring view of the massif mountain range ranging from Gaurishankar to Annapurna as well as an incredible sunrise and sunset view. We cycle some of remarkable up and downhill to arrive the very popular monastery of Namobuddha. It will be the best opportunity because you can visit the golden province of historical city Bhaktapur as well as Newari village, can able to know the real lifestyle of rural Nepali people and also can observe their enrich culture.
The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.
DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.
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You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. Like your personal architect creating your one-of- a-kind home, our Travel Specialists will execute the trip of a lifetime. It's all up to you - logistics, pace, budget, dates, performances, visits, explorations, meals and lodging are hammered out down to the finest customized detail. Please fill in our tailor-made request form.
If you do not want to join a group then you can also make this a private trip with your friends and family one at your own schedule. Considering this, Trekking Team Group organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Short briefing about the package in the hotel. Typical welcome dinner in the evening.
After the pre-trip meeting, you will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley to explore the vibrant city after breakfast at your hotel. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa Swayambunath, also known as Monkey temple, on the hill of Kathmandu Valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu valley. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes. After exploring Pashupatinath you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious exa mples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of century’s old temples and palaces, overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast, assemble your bike and start cycling towards a beautiful hill top Nagarkot through the scenic beauty and pine forest along the ridge with splendid view of the valley and monuments. Upon reaching there you will get an opportunity to see splendid sunset and also a picturesque scenic view.
Today you move to Namobuddha and here big Buddha monastery, 60% track is downhill, off road, some track good highway and near Namobuddha little bit uphill, head down hill on unused jeep tracks and through Tamang villages. Then after cycling through the historical town of Dhulikhel brings you to Namobuddha which a beautiful popular monastery tucked away on a ridge. In there you can meet monk people and explore Buddhist culture.
Leaving behind Namobuddha , today you will continue your biking through fields and orchards to the quite village of Balthali, having a picnic lunch along the way. Here you again have an amazing views to the mountains and can enjoy the charms of the village life. Paddling on a dirt road, passing beautiful small villages, terraced fields with the picturesque scenic views, you will reach Balthali, overnight in hotel of Balthali.
Get up early morning to see beautiful sunrise view, return back to hotel for delicious breakfast. Gradually riding downhill towards Khopasi crossing a suspension bridge over a Koshi River, you will reach Khopasi. Then paddling to downhill through the picturesque scenic view you will get a chance to explore the typical newari cultural village Panauti. Spend your night in Panauti.
Before you set off for Kathmandu enjoy one of the historic and cultural Newari village by interacting with the local people of their daily lifestyle and religion, after that have a delicious hot breakfast in hotel. Leaving Panauti behind you will ride back to Kathmandu through scenic beauty, enjoying the village and countryside. Overnight in hotel of Kathmandu
Your final day in Kathmandu is very free. You can do whatever you like. Many prefer for shopping while some other want to explore cultural aspect of the Kathmandu valley. Our local guide helps you find appropriate place for shopping as per your need and interest.
Final warm farewells, our airport representative will accompany you to the airport see you off. Fly back to home.
Jan 15 2016
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This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.
IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.
Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects. To know what we do and why we do please click here.
Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.
One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.
Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.