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Soak in panoramic views of the Himalayas on a mountain bike tour that takes you through the rice fields, villages, national parks, and jungle of the Kathmandu valley. You'll also visit the sacred site of Budhanilkantha on this moderately challenging bike tour that travels round-trip from Kathmandu to Mudkhu, Tolkha, and Budhanilkantha.

Highlights

  • Mountain bike tour from Kathmandu
  • Bike to the villages of Mudkhu, Tinpipple, Tokha, and Budhanilkantha
  • Take in views of the Kathmandu valley and distant Himalayas
  • Experience the rural countryside of Nepal from a bike
  • Includes lunch, use of bike equipment, and guide

What You Can Expect

Kathmandu Valley Single Track Mountain Bike Tour

Statue of Lord Vishnu at Budhanilkantha

Your guide meets you at your Kathmandu hotel to start your mountain bike tour.

Travel about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) on paved roads out of Kathmandu before you reach a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) climb to Mudkhu. There, stop for a cup of tea, then continue biking to Tinpipple. Follow off-road jeep tracks and smaller trails that pass through villages and vibrant green rice fields, providing a closer look at rural life in Nepal. Soak in sweeping views of Kathmandu from a trail that hugs the valley rim, then arrive in the ancient town of Tokha.

Take a break for lunch at the temple in Tokha. After lunch, hop back in the saddle to pedal to Budhanilkantha where you visit a sacred Hindu site that features a 1,500-year-old stone statue of the sleeping deity Vishnu. Afterward, continue about 45 minutes to arrive back at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Expect to ride for about three to four hours on a route that includes paved roads and dirt trails. The total distance is about 20 miles (33 km) on a moderately challenging route that combines paved roads and rough dirt tracks, and short steep climbs with stretches of smooth downhill.

Customer Reviews

Igor C

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2016

I'll start by saying it wasn't all bad. There were a few positive moments:
- guide picked me up on time
- the scenery was good although I had much higher expectations
- I was the only one on the tour

That's about it. Let's get to negatives:
- first, right at the start of the tour the guide asked me to pay extra USD 20 for bike rental! My confirmation clearly stated that the use of bike was INCLUDED! Apparently it's NOT! I don't know whose fault this is, but I will NOT deal with that operator in Nepal ever again! At least I got CAD 20 from Viator back although I expected to recover the equivalent of USD 20, which is CAD 27
- description of the tour says that it caters to all levels of riders. This is NOT true. I'm not a beginner, but I was struggling because the terrain we were going through was just terrible: lots of ups and downs and the road conditions were just outrageous! I had to dismount multiple times and push the bike instead of riding it!
- the guide was silent most of the time. Would not tell me a single story about the areas we were going through!
- you'd imaging the guide would know the area well and would stop at multiple locations having the best photo opportunities. Not to be! I had to ASK the guide to stop each time that I thought it was a good photo op! The guide would just stop and wait for me to take a picture!

Overall, a very disappointing experience!

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