Nepal offers a challenging and pleasant scenic ride from the tropical plains of Terai, Mid Hills, Mountainous terrain and its lush valleys to the arctic climate of the high alpine region. The only way to discover these hidden treasures and its warm ever-smiling people is on mountain bikes. Mountain biking is a great fun and a perfect way to discover Nepal’s great diverse landscape, of tremendous terrain, tracks and trails. Where mountain bike takes you away from the hustle bustle of the city-town life into serene country life, on a hidden trail rarely visited area of local villages, its traditional rural life style that has preserved for centuries.
It was in the mid-1980s that biking activity really took off in Kathmandu. Enthusiasts flew with their bikes from Hong Kong to Tibet to answer the call of the wild steppes. The two-week journey from there over the passes (17,000 ft) to Nepal is what sparked it all off. Even today Kathamdu is a Mecca for mountain bicyclists, as it draws thousands of enthusiasts from all corners of the world.
Kathmandu Valley has innumerable biking options for bikers. Depending upon one’s ability and time limit, one can make his/her own itinerary varying from a day tour to 14 days or more. If you want to ride the circumference of the valley it will take nearly 14 days.
While biking through and around the valley, one can enjoy the breathtaking and spectacular views of the great Himalayas i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Everest etc. and also learn the cultural and religious values of various ethic groups who have been living in three historical cities i.e. Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur for hundreds of years.