Bike downhill from the peak of Kakani, perched along a ridge 2,073m above sea level
Bike from the top through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, home to the valley's forests and main water supply
Take in captivating views of the Himalayas on your way down
Pass through the mystical Budhanilkantha, home to the slumbering Vishnu sculpture
Ride downhill on mountain bike from the 2,732m-high ridge of Kakani. Wind through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, home to the valley's water supply and over 170 winged species and rare orchids. The forest is among the last of Kathmandu's woodlands. From there you'll visit Budhanilkantha, an area off tourist routes, reserved for devotees of Buddhism and Hinduism. See the reclining black stone statue of Vishnu, resting upon the coils of Ananta, the 11-headed snake god, who you might glimpse en route to Kathmandu city. It's a daylong journey that begins at the top, dispatching you into an exhilarating bike adventure from the countryside to the city.
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Myself and my husband had our trip of a lifetime with HST. The most amasing company. Incredibly flexible, professional, friendly. We had some problems whilst away, with Rob getting food poisoning, whilst we were up the moutain. Satosh bent over backwards to make sure rob got safely off the mountain. Jenny is ultra organised, and brilliant with customers needs... We didnt know exactly what we wanted to do, as we had never been to Asia before. We prearranged the first week, and Jenny supported us to fit other trips in as we went along. The lads working for them were lovely...playful, hardworking and friendly. The HST teams passion for leading the way in mountain biking in Nepal comes through, despite the challenges they face with getting resources out there. Totally different to riding in the uk. Such an awe inspiring experience. Would definately reccomend these guys 100 times over. If you go to Nepal, use HST!!!!
I did the one day Kakani downhill ride. The van took us close to the top of the mt, then we rode a mixture of single tracks (one aptly named "Scar Road") and some fast paced roads down all the way back to Thamel via great views of the valley. (Don't look whilst riding tho- might be the last thing you remember doing!) The guys were great- professional but with a great sense of humour, and gave me tips on how to improve my riding technique. Will definitely return :)