Kathmandu – Kakani – Budhanilkantha Bicycle Tour

This is one of the most popular cycling routes within the Kathmandu Valley, and it is your chance to see the outskirts of Kathmandu much more closely. As we move from Kathmandu the hustle and bustle of the city slowly recedes, and you will find the villagers living casually, more of a relaxed life. This tour passes through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park – the ninth national park in Nepal, established in 2,002 AD. On your way, you will witness the sleeping statue form of Lord Vishnu within the premises of Budhanilkantha Temple.

We will assemble at our Thamel office in Kathmandu at 7 am and start cycling from Kathmandu (1,350 m) to Balaju, then we will bike for about 23 kilometers along Trishuli Bazaar road to reach Kakani (2,073 m). Kakani is a famous picnic spot among Nepalis. We will stop at Kakani for lunch and for sight-seeing the beautiful mountain ranges which includes Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Then we will start biking and pass through Shivapuri National Park, home to 129 species of mushrooms, 2,122 floral species and 318 species of birds.

After riding through Shivapuri Park, we will be heading towards the famous Hindu temple – Budhanilkantha, where you can see a huge sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu in a pond. After this temple visit, we will cycle back to our office. The whole tour is quite demanding, so you need to be fit to finish the whole tour.

Day 01:
The trip will last for about 5 hours. Our designated guide will come to pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu. As soon as all of our team members assemble, we will take you to Pashupatinath in a private van. At the site our guides will brief you about Hindu Belief, the importance of Pashupatinath, its history and major festivals and how they are celebrated . If you time your visit right, you might also witness them first hand.

Next, we will head to Boudhanath – located on the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. This is one of the sites in the world, where you can actually observe everyday rituals carried out by Tibetan Monks. Boudhanath is believed to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha.

Important Information:

Departure Point: Your hotel in Kathmandu Valley
Departure Time: 10 am
Return To: Original departure point

Other info:
  • Age requirements at least 13 years of age
  • Some monuments have been damaged due to earthquake in April 2015
  • You will receive confirmation within two business days
Cancellation Policy:
  • Age requirements at least 13 years of age
  • Some monuments have been damaged due to earthquake in April 2015
  • You will receive confirmation within two business days

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