Kathmandu Nagarkot mountain biking trip is one of the finest cycling trips for a beginner and specially when you do not have much muscle power for over a day. Since it is a day trip, it can be done at ease and can be completed within time frame of 4 hours to 8 hours.
The trip can be initiated from anywhere in the valley but however we begin from Kathmandu city. The entire ride is around 30 kilometers and the first 15 kilometers of the ride is a warm up ride on the 6 lane highway that links Kathmandu with Bhaktapur. After stopping by for breakfast in Bhaktapur we embark on the highway left behind. From the outskirts of Bhaktapur begins 15 kilometers of uphill road. Despite it is an uphill ride, it is not entirely uphill but a mix of uphill, downhill and as well plain road. The trail is none other than the main highway that connects Bhaktapur with Nagarkot. However, except for few motorcycles and buses there aren’t much vehicles. The entire uphill experience would not take over 2 hours for novice.
While mountain biking to Nagarkot we traverse through few small patches of village and beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. This is a part of our refreshment tour and every once in awhile when there is a necessity of a quick break, we embark on the same trail. The reason behind is the splendid view see from the hill top of Nagarkot. By the end of the day you will feel like you have accomplished a small adventure in your life.
|Trip Code: BT - 156||Total Duration: days|
|Destination: Kathmandu - Nagarkot Cycling||Best Time: All year round|
|Trip Grade: Medium||Group Size: 2 - 30|