Price for Groups of 1-2: £180.00
Price for Groups of 3-4: £150.00
Price for Groups of 5+: £130.00
This ride out starts in Kathmandu where we visit Boudhanath, then heading out of the city to the temples of Sankhu, Changunarayan and back to Pashupatinath. This tour of the Kathmandu valley temples will be far more exciting than your standard sightseeing tour. We take you riding through the chaotic city traffic first to reach Boudhanath, the largest Tibetan stupa outside of Tibet. We ride by rice paddies to reach the ancient town of Sankhu situated on the old trading route connecting Kathmandu with Lhasa in Tibet. Then we starting climbing up through forested roads to Jarshing Pawa, along this ridge we will take local jeep tracks to reach Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a famous hillside resort with panoramic views of the Himalayas, on a clear day Mt. Everest is visible from the view tower 4km from the town centre. And the other Himalayan giant, Xixabangma (Gosaithin) 8013m high is also visible from here.
From Nagarkot we take the main road until Telkot, then we again ride on jeep tracks to Changunarayan. This Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is home to the oldest stone inscription in Nepal, dating back to 464 AD, which recalls how the king persuaded his mother not to commit sati (ritual suicide) after his father’s death, it is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
Descending the hillside from Nagarkot on the main road we enter the old Kingdom of Bhaktapur which takes us to Thimi, home to some of the greatest architecture in Nepal, especially famous for it pottery and religious masks of the Gods.
Then taking the ring road we head back towards the city centre, where we finish our ride out by visiting Pashupatinath, the largest temple complex in Nepal. Built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings, the site itself is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here.
Duration of the trip will be 7 hours including lunch.
Helmets, gloves and masks can be provided at an extra cost of £10.00 (subject to availability)