Mountain Biking

Biking is a great pastime in Nepal. The extraordinary landscape, awesome descents, endless tracks and stunning mountain views make this part of the world a mountain biker’s paradise. One can ride up and down the countless challenging mountain trails, through picturesque villages or through golden fields of rice and wheat. Then there’s the vastly different topography of the lowlands (Tarai) or inside the Kathmandu Valley; all offer excitement and opportunities to admire Nepal’s natural beauty. Mountain bikes can be hired easily in Kathmandu. One can plan a ride around the Valley for a day or a longer trip to more exotic places for a few days. Every year in November, Himalayan Mountain Bikes (HMB) organizes the International Bike Racing Tournament in which many locals and international bikers participate. The race takes place at the edge of the valley which allows for a varied route that climbs up and down the dirt track.The usual tourist destinations like Sankhu, Dhulikhel, and Kakani are also fantastic routes for bikers. Here in the valley alone there are countless routes and the other famous valley of Pokhara is yet another destination for mountain biking. From there one can do the spectacular Annapurna Circuit. Biking in the Himalayas is fascinating, with incredible views of mountains, rivers and gorges. HMB also organizes extended biking tours to Tibet via Kathmandu often lasting up to 23 days.