Shuttle Assisted Day Trips in the Kathmandu Valley
Enduro is the newest thing hitting the mountain bike scene and we cannot help but think the word “Enduro” was invented for Nepal, because every great downhill trails as an uphill stretch to get to it. So if you love mountain biking and have a spare day in the Valley, let us know and join one of our shuttle assisted mountain biking day trips. We have the right guides and the right gear to make your day a memorable one.
Head to Nagarkot, the home of “Grand Himalayan Enduro Series” held in April every year. The trails here vary in difficulty and distance, but they are all fun. The tour includes a full day shuttle, lunch and is guided by HST’s enduro riders Santosh Rai and Prabin Rai.
Shivapuri is the sprawling National Park that hems in the entire Northern section of the Kathmandu Valley. The trails comprise of rolling single tracks, fast down hill sections and some climbing on this ride. We drive up to Dhadagoan, its a easy drive of about 40 mins. Enter the National Park and get ready to ride. We have a short pedaling section of 10 mins of so into the Jungle onto a trail called 30 mins of Heaven. Its a fast flowing single track of about 6 km. After this we climb uphill on a sandy and rocky trail for about 3 km. When then hit the ridge line trail called the Heli Pad that starts of super technical and ends with a nice fast flowing section which includes the big drop called Widow Maker. Pedal back through the small alleys and back roads of Kathmandu to our office.
Chandragiri Cable Car
Situated on the out-skirts of the city, this is one of only two cable cars in Nepal. It takes about 40mins to drive to the base. Here we travel to top of this 2.5 km long cable car. with our bikes. Take some time to visit the temple here before we embark on our ride. What awaits us is a long descent to Naubise. The trail starts off as a jeep track and a short steep climb before a series of single tracks takes us all the way down a descent of 1850 meters the trail is fast and has great flow. Once we meet the main Pokhara – Kathmandu Highway we drive back to the city.
The Fabled Scar Road & Shivapuri Balcony (40 km, Full Day)
The ride starts with a one hour drive out of the Valley to Kakani. You can expect awesome mountain views on a clear day. From here we enter the park and have a short but tough climb that may involve some push and carry. Things get exciting as we enter the jungle and the track narrows, 9km of undulating single track drops us out at Ghurje Bhanjyang. We ride a further 7 km on flat trails with a few short climbs to get to 30 mins of heaven, a 6km long flowing trail through the Jungle. Again we climb around 2.5km on easy jeep track, before we hit the long descent on rocky trails to Mulkharka. A fast descent takes us to Sundarijal from where we drive back to base.
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