Kathmandu: Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour


Kathmandu: Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour

From US$ 80 per person

Bike the Himalayas on a tour around Kathmandu. Cycle the ridge-top trails encircling the valley's rim on quiet dirt roads. Immerse yourself in the wilderness of mountain villages, small temples, etc.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in and around the Thamel district of Kathmandu


  • Ride the jeep tracks and trails of the Kathmandu Valley by bike
  • Enjoy technical challenges along jungle roads
  • Get panoramic views of the giants of the Nepalese Himalayas
  • Choose a route to suit your techical ability
  • Meet the villagers of the Newar and Tamang people
Full description
Enjoy spectacular views of the Nepalese Himalayas on a full-day mountain bike tour, with options tailored to your level of experience and fitness, from an easy 19-mile (32-kilometer) trek to a challenging 37-mile (62-kilometer) bike ride. You will be cycling in a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages, hidden temples, and views of the giant mountain peaks, from Makalu to the Annapurnas. Each route is available daily and includes a mix of trails and technical challenges. Kathmandu-Tolkha-Kathmandu Tour This is a great beginner’s ride that includes an easy climb away from Kathmandu before a thrilling ride back downhill through typical villages and farms. There will be some chances to test your skills on sections of single track. Visit the ancient temple at Tolkha for a picnic lunch, before returning to Kathmandu. • Grade: Easy • Distance: 19 miles (32 kilometers) Kathmandu-Jamcho-Kathmandu Tour Enjoy a challenging 27-mile (45-kilometer), 3-4 hour bike ride, climbing through the National Park jungle, with breathtaking views and a brilliant descent along a rough-and-ready trail as the reward for hardcore mountain bikers. • Grade: Difficult • Distance: 27 miles (45 kilometers) Kathmandu Scar Road Tour This is one of the most talked about and challenging rides in the Kathmandu Valley. Start with a 20.5-mile (34-kilometer) climb along a winding paved road to Trishuli and the heart of Langtang. Once at the top, go off-road and climb the last 3-mile (5-kilometer) steep section for stunning views of the Himalayas on clear days. Once inside the National Park the trail becomes narrow and technical. Traverse the jungle with a cliff drop on one side, and test your technical riding with some fast and furious downhill stretches. Be sure to keep your eyes on the trail and not the mountains! • Grade: Difficult • Distance: 37 miles (62 kilometers) Kathmandu-Chobar-Lele-Godwari- Kathmandu Tour Enjoy a longer, scenic ride of the southern end of the Kathmandu Valley. Suitable for intermediate riders, the tour combines a mix of jeep tracks, country roads, and trails. The 28-mile (47-kilometer) trail undulates through the countryside and small villages of the Newar and Tamang people, before making a sharp ascent to Dhanda, where views of the Kathmandu Valley open up before your eyes. There is the option of a challenging single track, or a switch back jeep track to get down to the valley. • Grade: Difficult • Distance: 28 miles (47 kilometers)
  • Packed lunch
  • Experienced cycling guide
  • Mechanical facilities
  • Mountain bike with repair kit, helmet and gloves
  • All necessary paper work, service charge, and government taxes
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Personal accident insurance or rescue
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People over 70 years

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  •  Cancellations made up to 30 days before departure date incur a 15% charge of the total tour cost; cancellations made 30-15 days prior to departure date incur a 25% charge; cancellations made 15-7 days before the tour incur a 40% charge; cancellations less than 7 days before the tour incur a 100% charge of the tour cost (no refund)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Had a wonderful ride (chose the easy route). Milan, the guide was amazing and considerate. We had to navigate through heavy Kathmandu traffic to get to the valley which turned out not to be too difficult due to Milan's guidance. Due to roadwork, the traffic in the park was unusual. But the views were great and I enjoyed myself immensely.

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December 1, 2022

Mountian biking tour lasted approximately 5 hours, it was just the two of us and our guide. The tour was nice allowing us to see more of Kathmandu. We are both fit and it was comfortable, I think they would adapt for your level of fitness. The bikes were in good condition and we experienced no problems. The guide was friendly and managed to take us on another route when our initial route was blocked for a festival. We were given a bottle of water on the trip and also offered dinner when we returned. I would book with this company again.

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April 1, 2018

Good guide nice ride...

Good ride out of Kathmandu up to the rim where you have some options. I chose to ride around the valley and then back into town. Nice views of the valley and the terraced rice fields and the chance to ride like a local through the city streets. ***Good bikes that were well tuned and ready to roll....

September 25, 2016

Product ID: 25344