This biking safari adventure takes you, at first, for a thrilling ride around the Kathmandu valley. As you ride up and down the hills and adventurous trails on your mountain bike, the beautiful Himalayas dominate the skyline. And then, the trip takes you to Chitwan National Park. Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher, says it is “one of the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia”.
You begin your biking adventure by paddling from Kathmandu. Enjoy riding in the bustling city and then start a challenging ride to Kakani, a quiet town atop a ridge. The hill station offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest (weather permitting). Ahead is a 9-km single track, known as “Scar Road”, which runs through Shivapuri National Park. In the trip, you will get lots of opportunities to ride in challenging trails. On Day 3 while biking from Shivapuri village to Chisapani, you will ride on a single biking trail known as “30 Minutes of Heaven”.
From Chisapani, cycle to Nagarkot, which is another popular hill station offering the breathtaking sights of the snow-white peaks. The major attraction of staying overnight at Nagarkot is the sunrise in the morning. Wake up before dawn and go out on the balcony. You will be amazed at the scenery. The sun rays light up the Himalayan mountains and turn them from white to red and gold.
From Nagarkot, ride for 5 km along a ridge at first. You will pass through beautiful towns that have preserved their cultures well and have distinct medieval look. They are Panauti and Dhulikhel, both of which are Newari towns. You will stay at Dhulikhel today. The next morning’s ride will take you from Dhulikhel to Banepa via the sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site, Namobuddha. From Banepa you will be picked up and driven back to Kathmandu. You will pass through a giant statue of Shiva, one of the significant Hindu gods along the way.
When the biking tour ends, the safari adventure begins. Take a drive to Chitwan National Park. At the park, you will do lots of activities such as elephant safari, canoeing, jungle safari, visit to elephant breeding centre and watching wildlife. You will get to watch some of the rare wild birds and animals and plants.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 – Ride from Kathmandu to Kakani (2,300 m). Distance: 33 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 3 – Ride from Kakani to Shivapuri Village (2,000 m). Distance: 33 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 4 – Ride from Shivapuri to Chisapani (2,430 m). Distance: 67 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 5 – Ride from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175 m). Distance: 37 km. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 – Ride from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1,550 m). Distance: 21.9 km. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 – Ride from Dhulikhel to Banepa (1500 m) via Namobuddha. Distance: 28.3 km. Drive back to Kathmandu from Banepa. Distance: 28.2 km. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 – Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park (415 m) by Tourist Vehicle. Overnight at Resort.
Day 9 – Full Day Jungle Activities inside the Chitwan National Park. Overnight at Resort.
Day 10 – Early Morning Activities and Drive Back to Kathmandu by Tourist Vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 – Transfer to the International Airport for Your Flight Departure.
Ace the Himalaya is a trekking and adventure travel company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, providing first-class adventures and holidays in the Himalayas.
Since it was founded in 2006, Ace the Himalaya has meticulously created unique outdoor adventures to explore the highlights of four enchanting yet different cultural wonderlands - Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. They specialize in Himalayan adventures - trekking, hiking mountaineering, wildlife safari, mountain biking, plus cultural and heritage tours. They are a highly rated company on Trip Advisor and have been awarded with Certificate of Excellence every year since 2012.
The upmost care is given to their clients’ needs for a spectacular trip, their safety and health, the impact on environment and the benefits of locals. With more than 110 experienced and enthusiastic staff members, they have already served more than 20,000 trekking groups.
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