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Namobuddha Biking Tour

This is one of the best short rides in the valley. Itís a combination of on and off road riding with some challenging down hill sections. We go cross country along the lovely river valley exploring ancient temples and beautiful farming hamlets. The highlight of this ride is an overnight stay at Namobuddha, one of the most popular monasteries in Nepal. Near the end of the trip we will cross a small pass about 1800m above the valley from where you will get the most commanding views. This ride is for the medium to advanced rider.
   
Biking Tour Highlights  
A visit to Namobuddha
Stunning Views of the Himalaya
Ancient temples
Unique culture and tradition

Biking Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: The day begins with a ride through the early morning streets of Kathmandu. On the way you will stop in and visit Paspatinath temple, the holy home of Lord Shiva. We then trace round the airport and head through the vegetable growing region of Sanu Thimi before rejoining the friendship highway and climbing up to the pass at Sanga. This is the gateway to Karve district. Once at the top you can get commanding views of Bhaktpur and the valley. From here itís about 11km of downhill road before we again climb to Dhulikel. We can stop here for lunch. After lunch we leave the main road and head up to Namobuddha. Itís an easy off road climb with great views of the valley below; 11km of dirt road brings us to the monastery. We will stay in a guest house over night enjoying the peace and quite.

Day 03: After sunrise viewing, we will take breakfast and explore the area on foot. We have a nice section of single track down hill to begin the day. Then we have about 20km of gentle country roads before we reach to the lovely riverside town of Panuatie. We can take lunch here and explore the ancient temple complex. Our afternoon will take us on a gradual 11km climb to Lacuri banyan from where we can get stunning views of the Himalaya and the valley. Now itís about 20km of down hill back into the valley via the ancient town square of Patan.

Day 04: Transfer to Airport

General overview: Accommodation is good and is about the best available in each location - Hotels & Guest Houses are based on twin share accommodation, attached bathrooms except in Chisopani, comfortable rooms, good food, hot showers and group facilities with unique vistas. Those chosen are based on their charm and services, views, location and within the budget suggested.

Cost Information:
(The trip price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a quote.)

Cost Includes:

Guide
Bike
Local guide/expert mechanic
Customized Giant or Fuji front suspension bikes and helmet
All lodgings and meals while tour

All food and accommodation (except meal in Kathmandu)
Shivapuri reserve entry fee
Airport transfer
Luggage drop only in two places (Nagarkot and Dhulikhel)

Cost Exclude:

Personal extras and special request purchases, confirmation or changes to flights
Faxes, e-mails and other personal correspondence
Drink and other food consumed other than the set out within the itinerary
Evacuation, medical expenses and related transfers
Travel insurance
Bike clothing, mineral water, support vehicle
Entry fee into Bhaktapur durbar square