The Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour is a beautiful country-side tour of Nepal’s city-periphery. It presents amazing aspects of the country’s rural areas that are decorated with the beauty of natural environments. As you make your way through the lush tracks into the mostly-pastoral terrain that spreads across city-circumferences, you will be blessed with the tranquil nature of the village-life and wonderfully verdant surroundings. Correspondingly, it is quite difficult to feel rejuvenated in the city being surrounded by the noise and the vehicles. But the Cycling Tour into the tame wilderness outside the cities is a perfect respite to enjoy and uplift the spirit. Make your way into the popular destinations of Nepal that are quite easily accessible from the capital. Enjoy the natural beauty of the lush woodlands and hilly terrains outside the city. Rejuvenate your senses with the fresh natural provinces of Nepal’s hilly enclaves.
One of the major highlights of the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour is the hill station of Nagarkot. A former royal retreat for the royal family of the country, Nagarkot is of the most popular hiking destination in Nepal that is situated near Kathmandu. It is a beautiful destination that is blessed with the beauty of an unsullied nature and the natural painting of the country’s Himalayan tapestry. As you cycle through the tracks at Nagarkot, you will be in the company of the distant Himalayas that can be seen from here. Moreover, the view-tower at Nagarkot is most famous for its sunrise and sunset views amidst the mountain peaks. Along with the natural beauty, you will be peddling along amazing Himalayan shadows that decorate the faraway vista.
Likewise, Dhulikhel is another feature of the Cycling Tour. As you meander your way to Dhulikhel on your bike, you will be greeted by an amazing Himalayan panorama that unfolds from the edges of the Dhulikhel hill. Peddling through the verdant scenery, you will constantly be in the company of prominent mountain peaks like the Langtang Lirung, the Dorje Lakpa, Gaurisankar and the Melungtse among many others. You can also enjoy Dhulikhel’s Newari ambiance as you cycle along the temple-lined streets of the village. As such, the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour is a perfect blend of the natural beauty that the hill enclaves of Nepal possess along with the cultural and religious riches that it beholds. It is also a great way to enjoy the distant views of the mountains in a very quaint setting.
The tour starts with a morning drive to Sankhu. Assembling the cycling gears, we will peddle along a jeep track lane, making our way to Nagarkot. It is one of the most well-known hill-stations in Nepal. Nagarkot is quite famous for its Himalayan views, including Mount Everest. The sunrise and sunset views of the mountains from Nagarkot’ s view-tower are quite spectacular. Moreover, the surroundings of the hill-station are ornamented with trails and Trans-Himalayan foliages where many species of butterflies reside. The environment at Nagarkot is quite peaceful and full of natural beauty. It is an ideal destination to experience Nepal’s life in the countryside.
From Nagarkot, we will be making our way to Namobuddha. The journey presents a thrilling adventure where you will cycle through amazing natural sceneries and dainty small villages. It is a perfect adventure where you can enjoy the country’s rural atmosphere and ethnic culture. From Nagarkot, the trial is skirmished with a small number of ups and downs, cutting through remote villages. Tropical vegetations and hilly woodlands ornament the trail, making for a pleasant journey. You can also enjoy the Himalayan views along the track. Places like Nala, Banepa and Dhulikhel are also crossed. We shall stop at Dhulikhel for lunch, and then continue on to Namobuddha- an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The site is famous for its legend of the Prince who sacrificed himself to a hungry Tigress and her dying cubs, hailing him as the New Buddha and adorning the place with his namesake. From Dhulikhel, the trial ascends uphill through lush forests.
Riding on the flat, mostly-paved route, we shall make our way to Balthali. It is a traditional village sprouting ancient architectural buildings and innumerable temples. The verdant farms and green lush environments that the journey is decorated with makes for a pleasant ride. Moreover, the village of Balthali is snugly situated behind the forest of Panauti, giving it an ethereal natural feel. It is considered as a naturally and culturally opulent destination easily accessible from Kathmandu. The village is a charming farmstead of green rice-terrace fields, green surrounding hills and faint shadows of the Himalayan tapestry to the north. We will stop for lunch at the Balthali village and then return before riding to Khopasi. We will then drive to Kathmandu via a private vehicle.