There’s nothing quite like seeing Nepal from the seat of a mountain bike. A bicycle brings you onto trails and into remote villages that are inaccessible to motorized vehicles. Biking is usually faster and more fun than walking, and mountain bikes inevitably draw the interest of local people and provide a great way to ‘break the ice’ and connect with rural communities. A lot of visitors to Nepal might be intimidated by the idea of planning a multi-day mountain bike trip, but with the right planning, you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime.
Pedaling across fascinating mountain villages, nomadic settlements, high passes, rugged and tough mountain terrains, winding rivers, terraced rice fields, temples and monasteries where the majestic snow-capped Himalayan peaks stand as backdrops make mountain biking in Nepal an exceptionally inspiring activity for riders with any level of experience and fitness.
Make sure you take good care of your bike to reduce the chance of having bigger maintenance issues to deal with later on. You should clean and lubricate your chain at the end of each day, and wipe any mud or grime off of the gears and the derailleur jockey wheels. Also make sure to lock your bike and store it in a safe place every night.