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Glimpse of Mountain biking tour in Nepal
Nepal is the world's number one adventure playground for mountain bikers. Through mountain biking trip is one of the most amazing activities for travelers in Nepal which is possibility ranges from a low land of just few hundred feet above the sea level to the highest point on earth and one to several days tours are available to suit your fitness level and personal preference. Glimpse of mountain biking tour trail takes you on a fantastic off road route linking the 2 major cities in Nepal, Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Highlights Glimpse of Mountain Biking Tour:
-Culture, historical, heritage sites & ancient temple of city in Kathmandu
-Unique biking adventure in Kathmandu valley
-Panoramic view point of Shivapuri Hill, Nagarkot Hill, Dhulikhel and Daman Hill
-Ancient town of Shanku
-Visit Buddhist Monastery of Namo Buddha
-Lake Valley of Pokhara
-Day rafting adventure in Trisuli River
-Wildlife activities in natural heritage sites of Chitwan National Park

Mountain Biking Around Kathmandu Circuit -14 Days
Trip Code : NAP-MBT - 002
Group Size : Minimum 2 upto 16 person
The Route : Maximum altitude (2194m) Nagarkot, 4/5-hrs average biking per day in easy trail.
Season : Spring: March - April/Autumn: September – November

Details itinerary:
DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu: Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.

DAY 02: Biking Excursion: After breakfast our first biking day start of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

DAY 03: Kathmandu to Shivapuri village via Kakani: Our biking ride starts at 9:00 am, to the Kakani riding through the walled Nagarjun. The road is all black -topped till the Kakani hill top which is about 2075m. From here we bike on to the Shivapuri. It lies in a transition zone between subtropical and temperate zone. The vegetation consists of a variety of natural forest types including pine, oak, rhododendron etc., depending on altitude and aspect. Recorded wildlife in the park includes mammalian species such as Himalayan Black bear, leopard, Jungle cat, and rhesus monkey. The park is also home to 177 species of birds, including 9 threatened species, 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species, and 129 species of mushroom.

Day 04: Shivapuri Hill bike to Nagarkot: We venture to ride some excellent single track and travel jeep trails in undulating terrain and on into the hill-station of Nagarkot (2194m). From a point a little way north of the village there is an opportunity to catch 360° view. We spend the night at the Nagarkot at view point spot to observe sun rise and sun set view.

DAY 05: Biking to Dhulikhel via Sankhu: After sunrise views we have breakfast at Nagarkot then we ride down the ultimate downhill trail for nearly 10-km to Sankhu, another ancient town at the outskirts of Kathmandu. Then continue our biking trip to Dhulikhel descending through ‘Nala’ an old Newari village, rich with traditional architecture and ‘Banepa’ a busy town, market for several villages nearby. We will reach Dhulikhel, (2140m) situated at 32-kms east of Kathmandu. Dhulikhel is yet another vista point which offers central and eastern Himalayan views but with a different perspective than from Nagarkot Hill. Dhulikhel is also the gateway to the road network that stretches into Tibet and the other eastern towns in Nepal.

DAY 06: Biking to Namo Buddha: The trail starts with a nice climb to Kali temple and gradually reaches to Namo Buddha. (Buddhist Monastery), which is situated on a hilltop east south of Dhulikhel. It is rarely visited by as there is no road for vehicle. Pilgrims hike to Namo Buddha but we do it on the mountain bike all the time. After picnic lunch atop the monastery we ride back down to Dhulikhel and check into the resort.

DAY 07: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu: Our last day ride begins at 8:00 am after breakfast. We ride through a historically important town, ‘Panauti’. Pedaling 2 and half hour climb from here will reach to ‘Lakuri Bhanjyang’. A perfect destination for awe-inspiring panoramic views of the mountain and sight the three cities (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur) from the altitude of 1994m. After a refreshing lunch at a beautiful Tented Camp Resort, we descend back to Sisneri – Lubhu and finally to Kathmandu.

DAY 08: Biking to Daman: This day we ride the bike to Naubise on Kathmandu to Pokhara Highway. At Naubise, we stop, refresh and get on our bikes. The road we are going to ride was used to be the only road linking Kathmandu with the rest of the country and India and has been abandoned by most of the vehicles since alternative roads were built. The road passes through some interesting villages and it is uphill all the way until we reach Daman (2300m), which is offers a 180 degrees view of the mighty western, central and eastern Nepalese Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Langtang, Everest and Kanchanjunga and the deep red colors of the Rhododendrons bloom contrast with the greens and the blues of the mountains.

DAY 09: Daman drive to Pokhara: After breakfast at Daman, we ride down our bike till Naubise and from here scenic drive through the bank of Trishuli & Marshyangdi River drive to Pokhara valley. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal situated at an altitude of 820 meters above the sea level and is 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. This is the magic city in the sense that you can enjoy exotic view of Machhapuchhre (6977m) very close from Pokhara city. Moreover, Pokhara offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Himchuli and more. The valley is famous for natural and cultural beauty that has more than seven lakes, out of them Fewa and Rupa are very attractive for tourists. You can visit various local attractions which are a must see for any travelers coming to this place.

DAY 10: Biking around Pokhara Valley: Early in the morning we bike to Sarangkot to hill to catch the surise view. Saragkot is situated in the western part of Nepal at an elevation of about 1725 meters,is very popular for mountain scenery. Here you can see panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m), Manasalu (8165m), Ganesh Himal (7446m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchare (the sacred mountain) and 25 other mountains over 6000 meters high. This area also offers you views of the Pokhara Valley with all its natural beauty. Sarangkot is another spot renown for seeing the sunrise over the Himalayas. This is a one day trip from Pokhara. After sunrise view we bike ride back to hotel and we take our breakfast the we have continues bike ride to visiting Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal, The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara, Seti Rivers, Devi's fall, Mahendra cave, Tibetan and surrounding areas of Pokhara etc.

DAY 11–13: Pokhara – Rafting – Chitwan – Kathmandu: You will proceed to your rafting destination on tenth day, i.e., to rafting starting point of Trisuli river. You will enjoy whitewater rafting in Trisuli River along with lunch by its side. Later that day, you drive to Chitwan to enjoy the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park, the oldest national park in Nepal which is situated in subtropical inner Terai lowlands of South Central Nepal. In Chitwan enjoy elephant back safari, canoeing elephant ride and breeding centre visit, bird watching and see wild animals like rhinos, peacocks, crocodiles, deer’s etc. You will visit deep in the national park on elephant back. You will see one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. After 2-3-hours of elephant safari, you can enjoy canoeing river. Later in the evening, you will enjoy Tharu cultural program. The next day, you will finish your tea/coffee rather fast because you will be going for bird watching. You can have the most thrilling and exciting wildlife experience of your lifetime in Chitwan National Park. You will be back to Kathmandu the same day.

DAY 14: Departure day: After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

Includes:
Fee: National Park entrance permit
Activities: Sightseeing, biking trek, day rafting and Chitwan National park trip as per itinerary.
Accommodation: 4 night’s hotel in Kathmandu, 1/1 night hotel in Chisapani/Nagarkot, 2 night hotel in Dhulikhel, 1 night hotel in Daman Hill, 2 night hotel in Pokhara and 2 night hotel at Chitwan national park on twin sharing bedroom.
Food: 13 breakfast and full board at Chitwan (BLD)
Staffs: One export biking Guide, assistance guide, river guide and naturalist guide at Chitwan
Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head transportation.
Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Excludes:
-International flight, departure taxes
-Travel insurance covering with emergency Helicopter rescue
-Mountain bikes
-Personal bike and biking equipments
-Lunch & Dinner
-Bar bills & Beverages
-Sherpa Porter or pack animal, if necessary to hire for carrying baggage
-Tips/Gratuities for trekking crews
-Temple and Monastery entrance fee while sightseeing in city
-Optional activities
-And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Price:
USD 730 per person

Opening Hours:
10:00 am to 6.00 pm

How to get there:
By Air: The major international airlines operating scheduled services to Nepal are Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Etihad Air, Silk Air, Air Arabia, Druk Air, Jet Lite, Dragon Air, Air China. These airlines carry most of the foreign travelers to Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), only international airport in Nepal.

By Road: Mainly from Indian border side, there are several entry points to enter Nepal; Kakadvita, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalganj, Dhangadhi and Mahendranagar. Scheduled public buses run to and from Kathmandu.


 
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