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Explore Panauti – Cycling Tour

Nepal

Explore Panauti – Cycling Tour

Nepal
Trip Overview

One of the many things that Nepal is known for is its diversity. Its varied geographical landscapes, peoples, cultural and religious traditions all offer something new to discover daily.

Within easy reach of Kathmandu, Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal. The town itself consists of many temples dating from around the 15th century and a bicycle tour of the surrounding villages and countryside offers stunning scenery and an insight into rural life in Nepal today.
Trip Highlights
  • Explore Panauti town
  • Silkworm Farm visit
  • Experience local village life
  • 3rd oldest hydro plant in Nepal
Itinerary

 Drive from Kathmandu to Panauti. Cycle around Panauti.

Arriving in Panauti we trade our vehicle for mountain bikes and head into the heart of the town to explore its market and most prominent temples and landmarks.

After lunch at the Panauti Community homestay head out toward Khopasi, most of the route through orange orchards. Take a break in Sunthan along the way to look around the village and enjoy being out in the hills.

Khopasi is another small Newari town where we will take a short break for Nepali masala tea. On the route back to Panauti stop at Panauti hydropower, one the oldest hydropower projects in Nepal, established in 1965. Also visit a silk farm of Khopasi, learn about silkworms, silk farming and production. After returning to Panauti, drop off the bikes and drive back to Kathmandu.

 
Notes:
  • Trip Duration Full Day
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Best Season Everyday
  • Elevation 1410m/1525m
Services Included
  • Private transfer Kathmandu to Panauti and vice versa
  • Lunch in Panauti Community Homestay
  • Mountain bike
  • English speaking local cycle guide
  • Helmet
  • First-aid kit with guide
  • Tool kit/ spare tube/tyre
Services Excluded
  • Entrance and Monument fees
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any item not specified as included
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Royal Mountain Travel