Nepal Mother House
Spirit of Himalaya Adventure
This Biking tour takes you around the rim of the valley that contains capital city Kathmandu. It transverse to the northern rim of the valley taking in all the high points for spectacular mountains views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Everest. Not only does this route take in the mountains but also Kathmandu’s exotic and sometimes erotic architecture, holy-men, temples and culture. It may a unique experience not to be found anywhere else in the world. A lot of the trails are challenging and for the serious for recreational riders. The biking tour passes through a nun’s monastery and continues riding through the thick jungle of Shivapuri towards Nagarkot. Further, we go to an old Newari town and re-enter the valley through a high pass called Lubhu and ending our tour in the Kathmandu. We “Nepal Mother House Treks” are glade to arrange this tour itinerary on your own design also.
» Spectacular mountains views including Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Everest
» Erotic architecture, holy- men, temple
» Unique culture and tradition
» Beautiful Gompa
» Explore the Enticing places
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Upon arrival at international airport, meet, assist and transfer to Hotel (star category, a very nice centrally located at Thamel), rest and free at afternoon. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Kakani -22km Early morning take breakfast then we will start our tour from the office NMH through Nagarjun forest (the queen’s forest) which is way up the drive to Trishuli Bazaar via Langtang Trek and 22km north of Kathmandu. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular mountain views. We go to visit the Ranipauwa for good mountain views and visit the typical Tamang village and back Upwards for the seriously fit ride up to Kakani. We camp in a reserve at 2,000m to enjoy the stunning views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang, Lirung and the valley view of Likhu Khola 1,000m below.
Day 03: Kakani to nagi Gompa -28km After breakfast we head off along one of the best single tracks in the valley down towards Budhanilkantha, a holy site for Hindus where Lord Vishnu is sleeping on the bed of snakes. Following the valley rim we then push our way on single-track uphill through the thick forest of Shivapuri Reserve towards Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist nun’s monastery. We camp close by the monastery premises spend enough time to absorbing the Tibetan culture here and observe the evening Puja.
Day 04: Nagi Gompa to Nagarkot -35km Early morning take breakfast continues through our tour. Today, you have challenging day! We pedal through the dense jungle of Shivapuri National Park and the route to the Helambu trekking trail. We ride down into the north-east corner of the valley, and then we head on to a mix of single of jeep track to wind our way to Nagarkot. However, our route will depend on the condition of the trails. A short steep climb up to Nagarkot will be rewarded by the comfort and peaceful surrounding of the hotel where we spent our night. This is where part of the biking movie 'Retread' was filmed. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Nagarkot to Nala by Dhulikhel After an early morning breakfast we have two options to ride downhill. One is to ride downhill on paved road into the Bhaktapur and then to Nala or two, ride uphill to Nagarkot viewing Tower and then follow a technically steep downhill to Nala from downhill a jeep road leads us to the Freedom of Arany Highway of the Tibet and our journey until Dhulikhel. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 06: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu via Lumhu Sisneri After breakfast last day of our journey through on jeep track to the ancient city of Panauti where Lord Buddha lived as a prince prior to his offerings to the hungry tigress. This city is truly lost in time and is rarely visited by tourists. The Indresara Mahadev Temple is the oldest surviving dated temple in Nepal and believed that it was built in 1294 AD. Climbing towards west, we follow a jeep track along the meandering Roshi River. Beyond the town of Madhoban we enter a narrow pristine valley, ascending 300m on a superb single trail to reach the summit of a hill on Kathmandu Valley’s rim. This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu Valley, known as Lakhure Bhanjung. What a grunt! But the views of the Himalayas more than compensate! From here we descend 500m via switch back jeep track to Sisneri, a quiet village. The ethnicity of the people change as we descend from Tamangs in the hills to Thakuris, Chhetris to valley bottom Newari farmers. A short distance beyond is our pickup point for the drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 07: Departure After breakfast Departure to International Airport for your flight schedule to your onwards destination.
The trip price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a quote.