Kathmandu valley mountain bike tour offer one of the most energetic, colorful, chaotic and cultural experience. The magical kingdom of Nepal has got to be a mountain biker’s paradise. Whilst many of the more popular trekking areas may prove to be too extreme for really enjoyable mountain-biking, this tour may just be the answer. Kathmandu, at 1350 metres in altitude, lies in a valley surrounded by hills that rise to 2780 meters. These are part of the middle hills of the Himalayas, the ‘foothills’ of the 8,000 meter white peaks. From the city, you set off on a 5-day tour of these ridge-top trails which encircle the valley rim. A short bike ride away from down-town Kathmandu lays a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages and hidden temples. You ride jeep trails and ancient single-tracks against the most spectacular backdrop of Himalayan peaks.
We will be staying at standard hotel in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel and home stay basis during the tour. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Fourteen Summit will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, home stay at most places only have shared washing and toilet facilities.
All meals will be provided during biking tour including tea, coffee. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.
Kathmandu Valley Mountain biking tour is a Easy biking tour. Biker who can ride up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail, exposed single track will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the tour by jogging and biking regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Mountain biking to the Kathmandu Valley should be relatively easy for those who have experience in biking in single track in mountainous region. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the tour. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Fourteen Summit before booking the tour.
The best time for biking to Kathmandu Valley is during spring (March to May) and autumn (August to December). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.
Mountain biking Equipment list and Documents:
Fourteen Summit has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during biking tour. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.
Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines
Sleeping bag rated to -10 degrees C
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Small wash towel
Personal Clothing items
Mountain bike Helmet
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Mountain bike Shorts and t-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Lightweight gloves comfortable glove
Lightweight cotton long pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Comfortable mountain bike shock
Thick, warm wool socks to wear in the teahouse or when you walk around
Mountain bike Shoes
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.
Spare items to carry for the tour:
Spare items you can take with you. It is also possible to buy in ktm.
1. Spare tubes (Two)
2. Patch kit
4. Tire lever
5. Shock pump
6. Brake Oil
7. Brake wire
8. Brake pads