Mountain Biking in Nepal
For lovers of mountain biking, Nepal is a real expanse. There are plenty of mountains suitable for cycling in Nepal – you can make a bicycle tour both in Kathmandu and its environs, in Nagarkot, and in Dhulikhel. Especially for this type of tourism, many scenic routes along country roads have been developed, which, unlike the main ones, are not so dusty and dirty.
There are both short cross-country walks and long tours for up to 13 days. You can drive through famous places and find yourself in pristine nature. There are options with overnight stays in the open air and in hotels, meeting the dawn and swimming in the rivers, in general, everything your soul desires. You will be offered to get acquainted not only with the amazing local nature but also show amazing cultural attractions. Modern travel agencies and tour operators strive to satisfy any consumer whim, which is why tourism in Nepal and, in particular, popular cycling tourism is so well developed.
One of the most sought-after mountain biking trails is Lupra pass. Deep in the Himalayas, you will be surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world that will leave you breathless and speechless. After climbing to a height of 4100 m through the Lupra pass, you will be truly rewarded. This mountain biking route is filled with fast, smooth, dusty trails in an unrealistically scenic area.
Heading for a one-day cycling tour may cost you around 35 to 50 USD, including bike rental. However, if you are planning for a long biking tour, depending on your itinerary and accommodation, the cost may be more than $120 per day.
Main Mountain Biking Routes in Nepal
Route Minimum Duration required
Kathmandu 1 day
Nagarkot 1 or 2 days
Daman 2 days
Dhulikhel 1 or 2 days
Namo Buddha 1 or 2 days
Pokhara 1 day
Pokhara Valley and Begnas Lake 3 days
Sarangkot (Sarangkot, fortress on the mountain) 1 to 2 days
Long Biking Tours
Kathmandu to Pokhara 13 days
Annapurna Circuit 11 days
Mustang 5 to 10 days
Lower Everest Region 5 days or more