Shivapuri Loop Bicycle Tour
Shivapuri Loop Bicycle Tour
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The Shivapuri Loop bicycle tour combines cultural and environmental elements from Nepal. The beauty of lush forests, monasteries with prayer flags, wildlife, birds, and vegetation will soothe your soul during this journey.
The Shivapuri Loop Cycle Tour is one of the most popular walks in Kathmandu (north of the city’s center) for nature enthusiasts. It is the second tallest hill in the Kathmandu valley, after Phulchowki. The hike will take you on a tour through the beauty of nature.
With mild hills, an abundance of greenery and farms, ancient temples, and small traditional villages, the outskirts of Kathmandu are a cyclist’s heaven. On a full-day bike excursion, avoid getting lost before you’ve even left the city’s traffic. On clear days, this guided cycle takes you through the Shivapuri National Park, which is located north of the city and offers excellent views of the Himalayas.
Your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a safe journey out of Kathmandu. Choose from a variety of routes based on your skill and experience. Enjoy the natural splendor as well as a variety of interesting temples and cultural landmarks. Bike the jeep lanes and trails through Kathmandu, riding through the rainforest and on a single track provides technical obstacles. Moreover, you can also enjoy villagers from the ethnic groupings of the Newar and Tamang. See the sleeping image of the Hindu hidden god Bishnu at Budhanilkantha in the journey.
Our day begins with a hearty breakfast before heading to Budhanilkantha, a little village 6 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, for a mountain bike trip. Here you’ll discover a fascinating legend concerning the valley’s origins. You’ll also get to see the sleeping Bishnu Temple and take in the breathtaking views of the valley.
After that, we continue the cycling to Shivapuri National Park, where we see an ancient site on a ridge northwest of the valley. We’ll ride through the ancient town’s small alleyways, passing by antique shrines, temples, and traditional residences typical of the region. You’ll also get a glimpse of the locals’ traditional way of life and enjoy some of their specialties.
The climate of Shivapuri is similar to that of Kathmandu. It makes no difference whether it’s raining or not; what matters is whether it’s raining or not. The woods path and stone-paved walkway become muddy and hazardous during rainy seasons. It doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy or not because there are no mountain vistas. Therefore, the best season for the Shivpuri Loop bicycle tour is Spring and Autumn.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)At the Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport agent will be waiting for you. He'll greet you and take you to your hotel. In your hotel room, you can complete the check-in processes, freshen yourself, and relax. You are free to wander the streets if you so desire. Popular local marketplaces like Ason and Thamel sell Nepalese local products such showpieces, hemp purses, and handcrafted items at moderate costs. Exploring these markets is a visual feast for the senses. In Ason, you'll also find vendors selling spicy street cuisine. You can also go to some more stores that sell clothing and presents. If you still have some free time, the Garden of Dreams is a terrific spot to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. At night, you will have a welcoming dinner with representatives of our agency. Our guide will brief you of the program for the next day, and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 02: Cycling to Shivapuri (2732m)
Day 02 6:30 AM: Kathmandu to BudhanilakanthaAt our hotel, we'll have a light breakfast and get ready by 6:30 a.m. The park closes at a very early hour! i.e. at 4 p.m. As a result, we must begin as soon as possible. Budhanilakantha temple is roughly a half-hour drive away. The atmosphere is really holy. This temple's main statue has been dubbed Nepal's largest stone carving. We'll spend some time exploring a temple before departing at 7:30 p.m
Day 02 7:15 AM: Budhanilakantha to Shivapuri Nagarjun National ParkIt will take around 45- minutes to reach Shivpuri Nagarjung park from Budhanilkantha. We'll have to purchase tickets at Shivapuri's main gate. To the left, there is a ticket office where you can purchase permits. The following is the fee structure: i)Foreign nations 1000 NPR ii)Nepal 100 NPR iii)SAARC member nations 600 NPR
Day 2 8:00: Shivapuri National Park to Nagi GumbaNagi Gumba will take roughly 1.5 hours to reach. During the rainy season, the road becomes slick and muddy, which can be a nightmare. The trail is rocky, yet it is surrounded by lovely pine and cherry trees.
Day 2 9:30: Nagi Gumba to BaghdwaraBaghdwara is a religiously significant location. To reach Baghdwara, we hike the trek from the Buddhist monastery Nagi Gumba for around 2 hours. The scent of pine trees pervades the trail, and the needles adorn it to perfection.
Day 2 12:00 PM: Baghdwara to Shivapuri peakFinally, you will reach Shivapuri at 12: 00 PM. Throughout the path, you'll come across ashrams (priests' residences). They are secluded because they are engrossed in trance or meditation. From the Shivapuri peak, we have a great view of the valley. You'll be exhausted yet satisfied. Beautiful scenery and calorie expenditure, as you may be aware. Could things get any better? We'll stay there for a while and then return the same way. We'll return to Kathmandu, and you'll be whisked away to the airport in time for your flight. We hope to see you again soon!
- Destination: Nepal
- Starting Point: Kathmandu
- Ending Point: Kathmandu
- Max. Altitude: 2732 meters (Shivapuri)
- Difficulty: Moderate
- No. of Days: 2 day
- Best time (in months): March- November
- Combines cultural and environmental elements from Nepal
- Beauty of lush forests, monasteries with prayer flags, wildlife, birds, and vegetation will soothe your soul during this journey.
- Enjoy cycling on the second tallest hill in the Kathmandu valley, after Phulchowki.
- With mild hills, an abundance of greenery and farms, ancient temples, and small traditional villages, the outskirts of Kathmandu are a cyclist’s heaven
- Bike the jeep lanes and trails through Kathmandu
- Riding through the rainforest and on a single track provides technical obstacles
- Enjoy villagers from the ethnic groupings of the Newar and Tamang
- See the sleeping Bishnu Temple and take in the breathtaking views of the valley.
- Ride through the ancient town’s small alleyways, passing by antique shrines, temples, and traditional residences typical of the region.
No. of Days: 2 day
Best time (in months): March- November
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Here are some necessary trekking apparatus that can be required for accomplishing your trek effortlessly. They are shortlisted below.