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Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour

Trip Level
Easy
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
1,350m/4,228ft
Trip Duration
1 Days

Overview

The one day Kathmandu Cycling Tour provides its participants an opportunity to understand the rich culture of Kathmandu valley which is also filled with historic sites, ancient temples, shrines and fascinating villages. Through our cycling tour you will not only get to be a part of the grandeur but will also have the opportunity to mingle with the locals along the way.We include Chobhar and Kirtipur village on our cycling route. Other cycling trips also can be arange as per the time schedule you will have which may different from Day 1 to multi days.

Outline Itinerary

  • A day cycling to Kathmandu including Chobhar Gorge and Kirtipur

Detailed Itinerary

A day cycling to Kathmandu including Chobhar Gorge and Kirtipur.

Our day will begin with a satisfying breakfast followed by a cycling trip to Chobhar gorge which is located 9km southwest of Kathmandu valley. Here, you will learn about a mythical legend that revolves around the making of the valley. You will also visit Adinath temple situated on top of the hill and enjoy the picturesque view of the valley.

We then cycle to Kirtipur, an ancient town located on a ridge 10km southwest of the valley. We will ride through the narrow alleyways of the ancient town and view the old shrines, temples and traditional houses typical to the valley. You will also observe the traditional lifestyle of the town dwellers and sample their local delicacies.

Cost Details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • A cycling guide with good knowledge of spare parts
  • Mountain bikes
  • Light Lunch
  • Spare parts of the bikes
  • All applicable taxes and service charge
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Cost of broken spare parts (incase of accident)
  • Biking clothings
  • Monuments entry fees
  • Other extra cost not mentioned above

Equipments Checklist

On-the-bike Clothing

  • Cycling helmet — ANSI and/or Snell approved
  • Touring shoes — good for walking as well as riding, i.e. some flex in the sole
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shorts (1 to 3 pair)
  • Socks — wool or synthetic (2 or 3 pair)
  • Leg warmers or tights for riding (rain pants could substitute)
  • Short-sleeved shirts (2)
  • Light, long-sleeved shirt for layering and sun protection
  • Rain gear, jacket and pants
  • Waterproof shoe covers

Off-the-bike Clothing

  • Comfortable shorts
  • Comfortable pants (zip-off legs or rain pants could substitute)
  • Underwear (1 to 3 pair)
  • Sandals, flip-flops, or lightweight shoes
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Wool sweater or fleece jacket
  • Gloves — wool or fleece
  • Swimsuit (optional)

Miscellaneous

  • Toiletries
  • Towel (lightweight to enhance quick drying, like the PackTowl)
  • Pocket knife or Leatherman (pliers and other tools are handy)
  • Lightweight lock and cable (optional – not a U-lock)
  • Water carrying bladders or containers — at least 1 US gallon capacity
  • Basic first-aid kit with emergency numbers
  • Bandannas (many uses!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight/headlamp and/or candle or oil lantern
  • Sewing kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock
  • Nylon cord
  • Bungie cords
  • Water filter (optional)
  • Camera and journal (optional)
  • Bear spray and cords to hang bags (where appropriate)

Tools and Spare Parts

  • Tire levers/patch kit
  • Spare tube (and tire, depending on the trip)
  • Mini-pump
  • Blue Loctite (keeps bolts in tightly)
  • Electrical tape
  • Spoke wrench
  • Spare spokes sized for your bike’s wheels
  • Allen wrenches
  • Screwdriver
  • Chain tool (or substitute a good multi-tool for this, allen wrenches, and screwdrivers)
  • Small triangular file (optional)
  • Small vice grips (optional)
  • Brake cable
  • Derailleur cable
  • Extra nuts, bolts, and wire (particularly for racks)
  • Assorted plastic zip ties
  • Small chain lube and rag
  • Bicycle light (optional)
  • Rearview mirror (optional)
  • Hoseclamp
  • Spare brake pads
  • Spare clipless-pedal-cleat bolts
  • Duct tape (invaluable – you can wrap some around a broken pencil to save weight)

Camping

  • Sleeping bag (Down bags are warmer, weigh less, and pack smaller, but useless if wet. Synthetic bags are heavier and bulkier, but less expensive for comparable warmth and they will keep you warm even if wet.)
  • Sleeping pad (Closed-cell foam pads work well and are light, but self-inflating pads are more comfortable and packable.)
  • Tent (Lightweight, with rainfly and vestibules.)
  • Ground cloth (this will extend the life of your tent)
  • Personal eating utensils (fork, spoon, cup, bowl)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional – a cotton sheet sewn in half works well for this. It can be easily removed for washing and can be used independently of the sleeping bag on warm nights.)
  • Stove (A small backpacking stove with fuel and fuel bottle(s).)
  • Cooking equipment (Small pots and pans — backpacking equipment works best and is lightweight.)

Map

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Departure Dates

No fixed departures.