Nepal’s diverse terrain is a mountain biker’s
dream adventure come true. Mountain biking offers and environmentally
sound way of exploring this magni-ficent country, its landscape
and living heritage. Because this is a Spartan, laborious mode of
travel, it is also considered the way to travel by the ‘purists’.
There are plenty of dirt roads and trails in Nepal to meet every
mountain biker’s wildest fantasy. Mountain biking is also
recommended if you wish to explore the urban centres such as Pokhara
and Kathmandu, plus the outskirts. Imagine, if you will, a ride
through lush green rice fields, through hamlets, up and down the
hillside, along river bank, around temples, past the street roaming
cattle, along the suspension bridge, along the highway, you name
it. Through snow, monsoon downpour, wonderful light effects, or
fierce head winds depending on place nd season. The adventurous
souls may plan extended trips to such exotic local’s as Tibet,
Namche Bazaar and western Nepal. Yu could even do the entire length
of Nepal across the plains. What you can or cannot do on mountain
bike is limited only by your imagination.
The 15-18 gear mountain bikes are recommended if you wish to negotiate
tough terrain. If you’re going to be doing the exploring within
the city, limits itself, bereaving the hustle, going to be doing
the exploring within the city limits itself, observing the hustle
and bustle, going shopping, etc. one speed Indian bicycles will
do nicely. Mountain bikes are available for rent by the day or longer
in many of bicycle rental outlets in and round Kathmandu or Pokhara.
If you wish to be better informed about the culture, rhythm of village
life, cool spots to visit, perhaps guided trips should be undertaken.
It was in the mid 1980s that Biking actively really took in Kathmandu
in the mid 1980s. Enthusiasts flew with their bikes from East Asia
to Tibet to do a 2-week journey from there over the passes (17,00
ft) to Nepal. this landmark event put Nepal squarely in mountain
bikers map. Thus Kathmandu today is considered a Mecca for mountain
bicyclists, drawing hundreds of enthusiasts from all corners of
the every year. Some of the regular routes that cover the valley
are those which weave in and out of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.
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