Nagarkot Dhulikhel Mountain Biking Tour

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A beautiful destination blessed with the beauty of an unsullied nature and the natural art of the country’s Himalayan tapestry.   Situated near Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of Nepal's most popular hiking destinations. But, Nagarkot is not limited to hiking. Nagarkot Dhulikhel Mountain Biking is also one of the most famous trails of mountain biking in Nepal. The Nagarkot Dhulikhel mountain biking is meaningful from cultural and natural viewpoints. Moreover, the Nagarkot Dhulikhel mountain biking tour is a beautiful countryside tour. This tour also offers an opportunity to look into the rural village lifestyle. 

Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee sitting at an elevation of 2,175m. The hill station of Nagarkot is the major highlight of the Nagarkot Dhulikhel mountain biking tour. Likewise, the view tower at Nagarkot is most renowned for its sunrise and sunset views amidst the mountain peaks.

Additionally, Dhulikhel also called 'Queen of the Hills' stands at an elevation of 1,550 m. It is a Newar community that offers a view of the valley below and the city life along the way. Dhulikhel is a famous place to visit near Kathmandu Valley. It is a perfect location for panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range. 

Furthermore, the mountain biking tour into the gentle wilderness outside the cities is a perfect stop to enjoy and uplift the spirit. Because when you paddle into the tracks at Nagarkot, you will be in the company of the different Himalayas. That means, along with the natural beauty, you will be peddling along with amazing Himalayan shadows that decorate the faraway vista.

Besides that, you will be greeted by an amazing Himalayan panorama that unfolds from the edges of the Dhulikhel hill, as you turn your way to Dhulikhel on your bike. And peddling into the verdant scenery, you will continually be in the company of famous mountain peaks like the Langtang Lirung, the Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, the Melungtse, and many others.

You can see that the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour is a classic blend of the natural beauty that the hill enclaves of Nepal hold along with the cultural and religious riches that it beholds. So, make your way into the popular destinations of Nepal. And enjoy the natural beauty of the dense forests and hilly terrains outside the city.


Embark, on a thrilling bike ride through the streets immersing yourself in the energy of the city before reaching Bhaktapur, an ancient city adorned with breathtaking architectural wonders. As you continue your journey the cycling path will take you through landscapes and charming villages until you reach Nagarkot. Each pedal stroke will unveil mesmerizing sights; rolling hills, terraced fields, and glimpses of life that paint a captivating picture of this incredible adventure.

Next, we set out towards Dhulikhel following a trail that winds its way through forests and offers viewpoints. The route rewards your determination with awe-inspiring views of mountains showcasing Nepal’s awe-inspiring beauty. Dhulikhel beckons you to immerse yourself in its charm. Take strolls along streets interact with the warm-hearted locals and cherish precious moments amidst the magnificent backdrop of the Himalayas.

As our journey nears its end we pedal along Araniko highway towards Kathmandu. This cycling loop seamlessly merges the tapestry of culture with the allure of ancient cities and the grandeur of the Himalayas. It creates an adventure that will leave a lasting impression, on every rider's heart.


Embark, on a journey through villages, lush forests, terraced fields, and rolling hills that showcase the breathtaking beauty of Nepal's countryside. 

Take a moment to explore the revered site of Namo Buddha, where you can gain insights into the culture and history of the region. 

As you pedal along be amazed by the awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets over the Himalayas from Nagarkot. 

Immerse yourself in the community. Deepen your understanding of their cultural heritage. 

Indulge your taste buds with cuisines like Dhal Bhat—a combination of rice and lentils. 

Experience a sense of tranquility in this haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life.


The tour starts from Kathmandu. We ride towards the east to the ancient town of Bhaktapur. There are many squares with temples in the heart of this ancient town. We will explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We head northwards biking over an uphill trail to the hill station of Nagarkot after exploring the cultural town for a while. As you climb up the trail flanked by green terraces on both sides, you will feel a different sense of peace. And we finally reach the hill station of Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the most famous hill stations in Nepal. The atmosphere at Nagarkot is peaceful and full of natural beauty.

From Nagarkot, you can see the longest range of the Himalayan range. You can see the mountains ranging from Annapurna to Dhaulagiri in the West on a clear day. Moreover, Nagarkot is famous for its splendid sunrise and sunset views. 

We will wake up early in the morning today. We will have an astounding sunrise view from the Nagarkot hill station. The colour of the mountains turns as the angle of the sun rays falling on them changes. We have the best views of mountains at this time. Then we will have breakfast and leave for Dhulikhel. 

The trial from Nagarkot wrangles with a small number of ups and downs, making it into remote villages. Further, the tropical vegetation and hilly woodlands on the trail make the journey pleasant. It is an adventurous biking journey through astonishing natural sceneries and charming small villages. You can further enjoy the Himalayan views onward the track. It is a perfect venture where you can experience the country’s rural atmosphere and ethnic culture. Dhulikhel is a busy town. It has been historically important as a trade hub point in Tibet. The biking back from Dhulikhel will end your cycling trip. We will spend a night at Dhulikhel. 

Today, we will have a delicious breakfast and leave Dhulikhel. The biking back from Dhulikhel will end your cycling trip. We will have a splendid biking journey through the Arniko Highway. We will be enjoying the astonishing natural sceneries and charming small villages.

Besides that, we came across the Saga on the way. Here we will explore Kailashnath Mahadev. It is the tallest Lord Shiva Statue in the World. It is 143 feet high on a high mountain 20 km from the capital city, Kathmandu. Moreover, there are lord Shiva Parivar statues and 12 Shivalingas along with the Kailashnath Mahadev Shivalingas temple.

After exploring this beauty, we will continue paddling to Kathmandu. We will reach Kathmandu after around 3 hours of biking. And after reaching Kathmandu, our Kathmandu-Dhulikhel Mountain Biking Tour ends.   

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package


  • Full-suspension mountain bikes

    National park entry fee

    All ground transportation by Jeep support as needed.

    Full Board Meals( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Drinking water

    2* Category Hotel.
    All necessary gear repair kits, Helmet

    First aid medicine

    Experienced mountain biking guide


  • Travel Insurance 

    Deserts and bar bills 

    Tips for crew members 

Best time to go mountain biking

The best time to visit Nepal for tourism is, during the autumn season, which spans from September to November. During this period the weather is delightful. The skies are crystal clear providing views of the majestic mountains.

If you're planning to book a cycling tour the second favorable time would be in spring from March, to May. This season offers sunny weather. The hills become adorned with flowers creating a setting that nature enthusiasts will truly appreciate.

If you'd rather steer clear of crowds and are okay, with temperatures you might want to think about scheduling this tour for the winter months (December to February). The skies are usually clear offering views of the mountains even though it can get a bit chilly. On the side, it's best to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) for this cycling tour due, to rainfall. The roads can become muddy and slippery during that time. The mountain views often get obscured by clouds.

Important Riding techniques

Uphill Climbing:

Maintain a steady pace and rhythm to conserve energy.

Use lower gears and distribute your weight evenly to maintain traction.

Shift your body weight forward to prevent the front wheel from lifting on steeper ascents.

Downhill Descents:

Keep your body loose and flexible to absorb shocks and bumps.

Shift your weight to the back of the bike for stability and to prevent going over the handlebars.

Use both brakes, but modulate them to avoid skidding. The front brake provides more stopping power but requires caution to prevent flipping.

When you are crossing obstacles, like rocks or small pits lift yourself off the seat to absorb impacts. 

Body Posture:

To absorb shocks it is important to keep a position, with bent elbows and knees. 

Always keep your head up. Look ahead to anticipate any changes, in the trail. 

Make sure to adjust your body position depending on the terrain in order to maintain stability throughout the ride.

Learning exercises:

To improve your skills it's important to practice these techniques, in various environments.

Consider participating in skills clinics or joining group rides where you can learn from other riders.


Staying Fit;

Improve your endurance and stamina by engaging in cycling and other cardio exercises. It's essential to focus on strengthening your leg muscles, for sections while also practicing riding techniques.

Taking Care of Your Bike;

Make sure your bike is in good condition by checking the brakes, gears, tires, and overall functionality. It's always wise to carry a repair kit, spare tubes, and the necessary tools for any on-the-go fixes that may be required.

Choosing the Gear;

Prioritize safety by wearing a fitted helmet and cycling attire. Consider wearing shorts for added comfort during rides. Additionally, bring along layers of clothing to adapt to changing weather conditions and gloves for grip and hand protection.

Staying Hydrated and Nourished;

To keep yourself hydrated throughout the ride make sure you have water with you. Pack energy bars, snacks, and a packed lunch to refuel during breaks. Remember to incorporate carbohydrates and proteins into your meals, for energy levels.

Safety Precautions;

Make sure to adhere to traffic regulations particularly when sharing the road with others. Remember to use lights and reflectors especially if you're cycling during low light conditions. It's important to maintain a distance, from both cyclists and vehicles.

Being Weather Wise;

Always check the weather forecast before embarking on your cycling adventure. Be prepared for changes in weather conditions especially if you'll be riding through areas where the weather can be unpredictable.

Prepared for Emergencies;

Carry a first aid kit with you at all times along with emergency contact information. Familiarize yourself with facilities or emergency services that are accessible along your planned route.

Consider Group or Guided Tours;

If it is your time cycling on this route or, in the region it may be beneficial to join a guided tour or ride with a group of fellow cyclists.

Essential Items to Carry

Cycling Gear:

Apparel(Comfortable moisture-wicking clothing suitable for cycling)
Gloves to protect hands and provide a better grip.
Cycling Shoes for pedaling efficiency.

Bike Essentials:

Bicycle Repair Kit(Tools, pump, spare tubes, and patch kits for quick fixes)
Bike Lock
Water Bottle Cage


First Aid Kit
Reflective Gear/Lights for visibility during low-light conditions.

Personal Essentials:

Sunscreen and Sunglasses
Insect Repellent
IDs and Cash

Clothing and Accessories:

Rain Gear including waterproof jacket.
Warm Layers for colder weather
Backpack or Panniers


Camera/Phone: Capture the scenic landscapes and memorable moments.
Reusable Bags: Handy for carrying purchases or storing items.


About Meal

Here are some of the food choices you'll come across on your journey;

Traditional Nepali Cuisine;

Dal Bhat; This is a staple meal that includes lentil soup (dal) and rice (bhat). It's often served with vegetables, pickles, and sometimes meat.
Momos; These are dumplings filled with either meat or vegetables. They're typically accompanied by a dipping sauce.
Newari Cuisine; You'll find specialties such, as bara (fried lentil patties) yomari ( dumplings), and various types of choyela (marinated meat).


Samosas; These are fried pastries filled with potatoes or meat.
Chiya; Along the route, you can enjoy Nepali tea or chiya ( tea) at local teahouses.
Fresh Fruits; Local markets offer bananas oranges, apples, and other seasonal fruits.

Local Eateries and Restaurants;

 Restaurants; Explore eateries that serve dal bhat thukpa (noodle soup) and local curries.
Street Food; You might come across street vendors selling snacks like corn, peanuts or fried treats.

Western and Tourist-Friendly Options;

Pasta and Pizza and baked goods such, as bread, pastries, and cakes.

The favorable seasons for cycling in Nepal are spring, which spans from March to May and autumn which occurs between September and November. During these months you can expect weather conditions with skies and comfortable temperatures making it an ideal time for embarking on cycling adventures. However, it is always advisable to check the prevailing weather patterns before planning your trip.

Having a guide can significantly enhance your experience. Guides possess knowledge about the terrain and local culture allowing them to provide information about customs and traditions along the way. Additionally, they can assist with navigation throughout the journey ensuring a tour.

The level of difficulty for this cycling route varies across sections. Some parts may require cycling skills due, to climbs or rough paths. It is advisable for participants to have a level of fitness and be prepared for hours of biking.

You can fully experience Nepali culture as a cyclist by exploring captivating cities such, as Bhaktapur, discovering temples engaging with the locals in charming villages, and indulging in authentic traditional cuisine. This route allows you to catch a glimpse of life witness age customs and enjoy the welcoming hospitality of the locals.

Yes, you'll find a variety of accommodation options, along the route, including guesthouses and hotels in Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and other villages.

When it comes to safety cyclists should make sure to wear helmets and use gear. It's also important to carry a first aid kit stay properly hydrated and remain aware of traffic conditions. Additionally checking weather forecasts and being prepared for any changes in weather is essential, for a journey.