Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking

8 Days

Are you an adventure enthusiast looking for a thrilling experience in Nepal? Look no further than the “Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking” tour! This exciting and challenging adventure takes you through the beautiful hills and traditional rural villages surrounding the Kathmandu valley.

Starting from Sundarijal, you will cycle through terraced farmlands, emerald hills, and pristine forests of rhododendron and pine. You will also visit sculptured temples and Gompas, including the artistic temples of Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan.

The highlight of the tour is the hill station of Nagarkot, offering breathtaking views of the majestic mountain range from Gauri Shankar to Annapurna, including Mount Everest. You will also visit the famous Namobuddha monastery, the golden farmland of the historical city of Panauti, and the Royal Botanical Garden in Godavari.

With mixed single tracks, jeep tracks, and country roads, this adventure is quite challenging and requires off-road biking experience. However, the reward is worth it as you experience the real rural villages of Nepal and the rich culture of the Nepali people.

Choose the “Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking” tour and embark on an unforgettable adventure. Book now and join us for a unique mountain biking experience in Nepal!


Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking is an idyllic and relaxing way to experience the real rural villages of Nepal, far from the hustle and bustle of busy Kathmandu city. The Kathmandu valley rim encompasses the beautiful hills that are home to rhododendron and pine forests, as well as traditional Nepali villages that surround the valley. This Kathmandu Valley rim mountain biking tour takes you through terraced farmlands, emerald hills, pristine rhododendron and pine forests, traditional villages, sculptured temples, Gompas, and much more.

This mountain biking tour takes you to some of the famous historical cities such as Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan, which are filled with artistic temples made up of stone and wooden sculptures. The hill station of Nagarkot, located at the southeast rim of the Kathmandu valley, is one of the most famous mountains and sunrise viewpoints near Kathmandu. This popular hill station offers spectacular views of majestic mountains such as Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal range, Gauri Shankar Himal, and even Mount Everest.

The Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking tour starts from Sundarijal, where we begin cycling uphill through the rhododendron forest and passing small farmlands until we reach the jeep track. We then cycle uphill and take a rest at a tea house before continuing towards Chisapani, where we enter the Helambu region. From here, we cycle up to Nagarkot, which offers breathtaking views of the spectacular mountain range ranging from Gauri Shankar to Annapurna. After observing the beautiful and inspiring scenery of mountains and sunrise, we then cycle some remarkable up and downhill terrain to reach the famous Namobuddha monastery.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the golden farmland of the historical city of Panauti, where you can explore traditional Newari villages and learn about the real lifestyle of rural Nepali people and their rich culture. We then continue cycling towards Godavari hill via one of the passes to enter Kathmandu valley called Lakure bhanjyang. In Godavari, you can visit the Royal Botanical Garden. From Godavari, we cycle back to Kathmandu via Hattibaan and visit the famous Hindu temple of Dakshinkali en route.

This mountain biking tour is an exciting and challenging trip that takes you through mixed single tracks, jeep tracks, and some country roads. Since the route is quite demanding and technical, it requires off-road biking experience.


Day 1:
Arrived in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan 360 will meet you and take you to your hotel. After checking in, you can rest or take a guided tour to Himalayan 360’s office in Thamel, a popular tourist district in Kathmandu. There are numerous colorful shops filled with pashminas, slippers, trekking equipment, and felt items, as well as restaurants serving both European and Nepalese meals. ATMs are also available should you require them. In the evening, you will be treated to a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan 360, featuring authentic Nepalese cuisine, providing a great introduction to the local food.

Day 2:

We will begin our cycling adventure by departing from Kathmandu towards Sundarijal, where we will start cycling uphill. After cycling for an hour, we will reach a jeep track, which we will follow through small farmlands, villages, and forests as we enter the Helambu region. Upon reaching a tea house, we will take a short break before cycling for approximately 3 km to reach Chisapani. At this point, we will have left the valley, and you will be able to witness your first breathtaking views of the Himalayas, from Gaurishankhar in the east to Annapurna in the west.

Day 3:

Today, we will follow the ridge and retrace our steps. From here, we will continue on a single track until we reach Jhule, where we will stop at a teahouse for a short break and to refuel. After that, we will descend down a technical route before ascending for 7 km to reach Nagarkot.

Day 4:

Today, we will begin our journey by riding along the ridge, passing through the Rhonni Bhanjyang, and descending towards the Tamang villages. Afterward, we will head towards the historic town of Dhulikhel before embarking on a challenging uphill climb towards Kavre Bhanjyang. Once we reach Kavre Bhanjyang, we will continue cycling uphill until we finally arrive at Namobuddha, a famous monastery in the region.

Day 5:

Today, we will start our day by exploring the beautiful and artistic monastery and immersing ourselves in the Buddhist culture. After that, we will move on to the historic city of Panauti. From there, we will cycle into a steep-sided valley, passing through terraced rice fields, and gradually climb upwards for 3 km towards the valley rim to reach Godavari via the pass named Lakuri Bhanyjang.

Day 6:

Today, we will enjoy cycling around the base of the valley rim, passing through Chapagoan and exploring an ancient temple hidden in the forest. Continuing our ride, we will cycle up to a suspension bridge across a gorge and through scenic farmlands, climbing towards the rim. Once we reach the rim, we will be rewarded with stunning views and an exhilarating downhill ride towards the Bagmati River, where we will reach the Hattiban Resort.

Day 7:

Today’s itinerary involves a thrilling single-track downhill ride through the lush jungle, leading us back to the Kathmandu Valley.

Day 8:
Final Departure

Today is the last day of our trip, and it’s time to bid farewell and return to the real world. If you have any time left, you can indulge in some souvenir shopping or sightseeing around the hotel. A representative from Himalayan 360 will collect you from the hotel and take you to the airport three hours before your departure, ensuring a smooth transition.



  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • Mountain bike with extra parts(if needed)
  • All food during the tour
  • All accommodations as per itinerary
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking, and Government-Licensed bike rider
  • 4X4 Jeep for during the tour
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Food and Accommodation


  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from the mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accidents or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advise you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities


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Do I need to have previous mountain biking experience to join the Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking tour?

Yes, the tour requires off-road biking experience as the route can be demanding and technical.

What kind of accommodations are provided during the tour?

The tour provides accommodation in hotels, guesthouses, and teahouses along the route.

What kind of food will be served during the tour?

The tour will provide authentic Nepalese cuisine and European meals in the restaurants along the route.

What kind of climate can I expect during the tour?

The climate can vary depending on the season, but generally, the temperature can range from 5°C to 25°C. It is recommended to check the weather forecast before the tour.

Is it safe to travel to Nepal for the Kathmandu Valley Rim Mountain Biking tour?

Nepal is generally safe for tourists, but it is recommended to take necessary precautions and follow the guidelines provided by the tour company and the government.

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