Kakani to Nagarkot Mountain Cycling


4 Days

Trip Grade





Mountain Bike

Group Size

02 Minimum

Kakani to Nagarkot Mountain Cycling Brief Insight

Kakani to Nagarkot Mountain Cycling explores the lovely hill stations around the Kathmandu Valley. Beginning from Kakani, the trip stretches along the forested trails to head to Chisapani followed by Nagarkot. This adventure offers a stunning vista of various mountains in Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, and Everest Himalayan ranges. Even traversing the trails through the Shivapuri National Park, mountain cycling allows you to immerse in the biodiversity on the park premises. The bumpy and rough tracks test your grit and offer immeasurable adventure.

Brief Trip Description

The first day of the ride begins from Kathmandu as you ride through beautiful lush green forests. The trail consists of uphill and downhill landscapes with numerous small settlements and beautiful small streams to head to Kakani. Kakani is best known for its surrounding panoramic mountainous views and fish foods. The next day, you will continue your ride to Chisapani, the gateway to Helambu and Langtang trekking, through a similar landscape with numerous twists and turns. You will also enter Shivapuri National Park which is a paradise for bird watchers. You can also explore various floras and faunas as you bike along the zigzag trails of the national park.

Chisapani offers a breathtaking view of various mountains starting with Gauri Shankar (7134m), Ganesh (7422m), and Langtang Lirung (7227m) among others. Again, a similar landscape follows as you make your way to Nagarkot. It is a beautiful town that offers a stunning vista of mountains and surrounding valleys. The viewpoint of Nagarkot is also famous for a remarkable panorama of the Himalayas including even the mighty Mt. Everest (8848m).

The best times for this thrilling adventure are October to December and March to May when the sky is clear and the mountains are clearly visible. These seasons also see less rainfall which allows you to ride on dry trails.

Nepal Alibaba Treks is one of the best travel and tour operators in Nepal. We provide excellent services for transportation and accommodation along with expert guides for the trips. For the Kakani to Nagarkot Mountain Cycling, we also assist you to get comfortable mountain bikes. Please contact us for further information.

Interact with the locals of various ethnic communities along the trip.

Highlights of Kakani to Nagarkot Mountain Cycling

  • Exhilarating mountain cycling through a beautiful  forest of rhododendron, oak, and pine
  • Stunning view of sunrise and sunset over various mountain ranges
  • Wonderful opportunity to explore the Shivapuri National Park

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu-Kakani (47Km)

You will begin your ride from Kathmandu to Kakani early in the morning to avoid traffic in Kathmandu. This continuous uphill and downhill biking trail takes you through beautiful oak, rhododendron, and pine forests, numerous small villages to reach Kakani. Kakani offers a stunning panoramic view of Gaurishankar (7134m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), and other mountains in the Jugal ranges. You can also explore the village and observe the lifestyle of the people.

Day 02: Kakani-Chisapani (67Km)

After the view of sunrise from Kakani, you will bike through the single track in the forest filled with numerous twist and turns. The track follows jeep trail from there and switched from single track to jeep trail often. The trail goes both downhill and uphill, and after a hard track uphill you will reach Chisapani. Chisapani offers a breathtaking view of various mountains starting with Gauri Shankar (7134m) in the east to Annapurna (8091m) in the west.

Day 03: Chisapani-Nagarkot (35 Km)

You continue your ride through similar landscape consisting of damaged jeep tracks and single tracks in the Shivapuri National Park. Along the way, you will pass numerous small settlements and small streams. Stunning views of snow-capped mountains and gorgeous landscapes will follow you for the entirety of the cycling trip. The last session of the trial goes steep uphill all the way to Nagarkot. From Nagarkot, you get a spectacular view of the sunset over the Himalayas.

Day 04: Nagarkot-Kathmandu (32 Km)

You can awe at the sights of the Himalayas in Langtang, Jugal, and Gaurishankar ranges from the Nagarkot viewpoint. After you rejoice in the majesty of the Himalayas, you will make your way back to Thamel, Kathmandu. The trail to Kathmandu is mostly downhill through lust green forest. Along the way, you will pass by numerous small settlements. On the way, you can visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. H You will take the road all the way to Thamel, ending this thrilling adventure.