Budhanilkantha, Nagi Gumba, Sundarijal

Kathmandu Valley Day Biking

Kathmandu Valley day biking is fairly and straightforward trip. One can get off with minimal push off and carry the bike. This trip is the easiest and short suitable for those who want to explore Kathmandu City within a day.

The trip will take you to the natural places surrounding Kathmandu Valley; Budhanilakantha, Nagi Gumba, Mulkharka, and Sundarijal. Our journey begins from Thamel, and it passes through Budhanilakantha, Mulkharka, Nagi Gumba Sundarijal and back to Thamel.

Some trails go through rice fields which involve riding on the single street and off-road tracks.

Tour Highlight
  • Explore natural surrounding around Kathmandu Valley.
  • Tour major Temples and Stupas: Boudhanath Stupa, Nagi Gumba, Budhanilakantha
  • Riding up to Shivapuri Hill via dirt street.
  • Majestic sight of mountain range from Nagi Gumba.
Kathmandu valley day biking
Kathmandu valley day biking







Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car

One Day Mountain Biking in Kathmandu

Ride from Thamel- Budhanilkantha

We’ll meet shortly after early morning breakfast at the hotel and load our bikes and gears for exciting day bike riding. We’ll use the local highway to reach Budhanilakantha. Around 30 minutes, we’ll reach there.

Budhanilkantha is situated on the northern side of the Kathmandu Valley and downhill from the Shivapuri Hill. It is one of the holy Hindu temples in Nepal where Lord Vishnu’s statue is laying on a small pond. Though, we visit few minutes over there, we have exciting and adventurous places ahead.

Budhanilkantha- Nagi Gumba

Leaving Budhanilakantha, we ride uphill towards Nagi Gumba- a famous Buddhist monastery from where we can see fantastic views of the Valley and Himalayas. It is located on the eastern side of the Shivapuri National Park.

After 10 minutes riding from Budhanilkantha, we reach the entrance point of Shivapuri National Park where we have to take permission from the concerned office for biking around Shivapuri National Park.

Then, we’ll follow a semi-easy trail from the woodlands of Shivapuri National Park. After riding for around 15 minutes, we will reach Nagi Gumba, situated at the height of 1650 m from sea level.

It offers us panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley. One can be fully relaxing and peaceful there. You can also see some monks who are meditating there.

Nagi Gumba- Mulkharka

Our next destination is Mulkharka, and without delay, we head towards Mulkharka from Nagi Gumba. Mulkharka village is located 10 km east from Nagi Gumba. It is a small but culturally rich Tamang village, and we explore the community so far.

Mulkharka- Sundarijal

After taking little rest in Mulkharka, we ride downhill to the small town of Sundarijal in less than an hour. Sundarijal, a famous waterfall of Kathmandu Valley, downhill from the Shivapuri National Park.

It is one of the coolest places in Nepal where you can have wild thrill experience. We’ll back to Thamel after enjoying on this amazing waterfall.

Sundarijal- Thamel

We’ll catch highway from Sundarijal to back Thamel. On the way, we pass Jorpati, Bouddha, Chabel, Ratnapark. We also visit Boudhanath Stupa; a UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Nepal. It is situated in the Bouddha, and it is one of the biggest Buddhist stupas in the world.

Shortly after, we ride back to Thamel via Chabel, Kalo Pul, and Ratnapark. When we get back to Thamel, we get fresh and lunch at a hotel. You have free time after lunch; you can explore other places around the valley.

Now, you can extend your Nepal trip by sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You may also visit Sauraha (Jungle Safari), trek to the several Himalayas or bike riding around other parts of Nepal.


Cost Includes

  • Hotel Transfers in a Private Jeep (All the Gears and Equipments along with Mountain Bike Cycle are kept)
  • Shivapuri National Park Entry fee
  • English speaking naturalist and specialized Mountain Biker
  • First aid kit
  • Insurance
  • Water
  • Lunch (packed)
  • Photos/ Videos

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks & Beverages
  • Biking clothes like shorts, T-shirts, S, etchoe
  • Day bag Personal/ Health insurance Staff tip
  • Extra Activities not mentioned in the itinerary