KATHMANDU VALLEY CIRCUIT(Nanglo), 12 days
KAKANI - SHIVAPURI - CHISOPANI - NAGARKOT - DHULIKHEL - LAKHURI BHANJYANG - GODAWARI - LALITPUR.
HIGHEST POINT: 2725meters (Shivapuri Village)
TRIP GRADE: 8 (10 Being the most tough and 1 being easy)
TOTAL LENGTH: 224 Kilometers approximate
Day 1; Arrive Kathmandu. Airport Pick up and transfer to the Hotel. Relax and
good night rest.
Day 2; Kathmandu to Shivapuri village via Kakani (40km approx.)
Wow! Our great ride starts at 9:00 am, to the Kakani riding through the
walled Nagarjun Forest Reserve. The road is all black -topped till the
Kakani hill top which is about 2075m. From here we bike on to the
Shivapuri Forest Reserve. 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. We spend night at the Shivapuri Village Resort.
Day 3; Shivapuri Village to Karma Hotel (22km approx.)
This trail follows the forest jeep track circling the Shivapuri Reserve and
provides for good overall views. Ride down hill to visit the Sleeping Vishnu
temple, a prominent Hindu temple where a statue of Lord Vishnu in a
sleeping posture is believed to have discovered by a farmer while plowing
his field. After lunch, we will again climb the hill to reach at Karma hotel,
located serenely in the forest.
Day 4; Karma Hotel to Chisopani (22km approx.)
We conquer our ride of uphill and down hill on the jeep track and thus
reach at Chisapani. We spend the night at the Chisapani Guest House in
this village (2,180m), which is not particularly pretty but the view is an awe-
Day 5; Chisopani to Nagarkot (26km)
We venture to ride some excellent single track and travel jeep trails in
undulating terrain and on into the hill-station of Nagarkot (1950m). 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 Hotel Galaxy view point, a perfect
spot to observe sun rise and sun set view.
Day 6; Nagarkot day rest
After 9 am breakfast, we will ride to the Nagarkot hill station; tower
(2100m), 3 km towards north on a tarmac steep up road. Return back hotel
and relax. The guides will be ready to go with you on an optional ride or
walk that is available on this so-called rest day. Alternatively, just take a
well-deserved rest at this very comfortable and serene spot. An evening
awaited cultural musical show will entertain you at the hotel.
Day 7: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel via Nala (30km)
After having breakfast at 9:00 am we go for 1 hour sight-seeing to the view
tower and after that we continue our trip to Dhulikhel riding through Nala
and Banepa to the Dhulikhel Resort. We have lunch at great Dhulikhel
Resort and go for sight-seeing to Dhulikhel temple.
Dinner/ Night stay at the Dhulikhel Resort.
Day 8; Dhulikhel to Lakuri Bhanjyang via Namobuddha (40km)
We have breakfast at 8:00 am and start climbing our trip to Namobuddha,
where we can find the big Lord Buddha monastery. Spend about 1 hour
capturing the view and we start descending to Panauti. After a refreshing
lunch at Panauti Lodge, our trip again begins with 2 and half hour climb to
the Lakuri Bhanjyang(pass), a perfect place for an awe-inspiring
panoramic view of the mountains and view of the three cities (Kathmandu,
Bhaktapur and Lalitpur) can be captured from the altitude of 1994m.
Dinner/ Night stay at the Tented Camp Resort.
Day 9; Lakuri Bhanjyang to Godawari (28km)
First part of today’s riding is 9 kilometers technical, sharp turn but fun-filled
downhill. What goes down must come up we have to ride uphill which is
not so steep but demands stamina but not to worry we can have our own
pace. We have dinner and stay overnight at Godawari village Resort.
Day 10; Godawari to Kathmandu via Epic race route (35km approx.)
Today our last riding day, we ride through Epic Mountain bike race route
but in an opposite way which is pure cross-country trail including uphill,
downhill, technical trail and at the same moment we can have chance to
soak up some laid back experience of the ancient village of Lalitpur district.
Day 11; Rest Day/ Shopping
Today you have options, either visit the Patan Durbar Square or do
shopping on your own or take a rest day at the Hotel.
Day 12; Transfer to Kathmandu Airport/Fly out
Our vehicles will drop you to the Tribhuwan International Airport,
Kathmandu two hours prior to flight time.
Riding Hours Normally, our daily riding begins at around 09:00-09:30hrs and given the terrain and riding conditions for the day we plan to have the clients at the next evenings accommodation by 15:00-16:00hrs. This allows time for bike maintenance, a little extra exploration on your own, settling into the hotel and drink and relax before dinner. During the day our lunch break is approx. one hour at the most scenic spot available along the route.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from Day 1 to Day 10), (Soft drinks and
water will be provided)
- Accommodations ( Day 1 to Day 10)
- 1 Professional Guide and Mechanic - All entry fees during the ride
- Mountain Bike
- Wear and tear of the bike parts and accessories (if bike hired from Epic Mountain
- International airfare
- Personal extras and special request purchases
- Faxes, e-mails and other personal correspondence
- Support vehicle, unless requested at extra charge.
- Drinks other than tea / coffee as served with the meals.
- Visa fees (if required), vaccination costs, personal clothing and equipment, all
items of a personal nature
- Medical treatments
- Emergency & Evacuation Costs,
- Personal Travel Insurance
- All costs associated with cancellations, changes & unavoidable delays, beyond
MINIMUM PAX IN A GROUP: 3!
BIKE HIRE: We hire Hard Tail GIANT ATX pro bikes of different
BIKE HIRE COST: Per day US$ 10
Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.
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Grade: (Strenuous) [ Explain ]
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|Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2000m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.|
|This involves longer treks (five to ten days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 900m to 3000m.|
(Moderate to strenuous)
|A reasonably demanding trek at an altitude up to 4000m with side trips to higher elevations. The trails are sometimes uncharted and away from inhabited areas.|
|These treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3500 and 5000m. & there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit & enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.|
|This trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.|
|Basic||Ideal for backpackers, students, travellers, very basic accomodation 1 * or none*, group travel in bus.|
|Standard||Nice ** to*** star hotel ideal for the normal traveller family, couples, hotels are clean and monitored by our company, breakfast usually included. Travels are in van or 4 seater jeep.|
|Superior||**** to ***** star Hotels with all possible international comfort, where available SAT TV. SPA etc. brekfast included for the traveller who wants to be spoiled , travelling in privat car, Jeep.|
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation three weeks prior to Tour departure date, 50% two weeks prior to Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.