Kathmandu to Kakani
Our cycling begins with a ride to Kakani. Most of the towns around Kathmandu sit at the bottom of the valley – Kakani at the northern edge is set above a ridge. Just off the road to Trisuli Bazaar there are magnificent views stretching from Annapurna to Everest, via Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa and Shisanpangma. There was some earthquake damage here in 2015 but the village is open for business as usual.
We follow well surfaced road for 6km towards the Shivapuri conservation area then continue for around 5km on jeep track, which brings us to a typical local village SawanaGaon. From here we cycle on with a gentle downhill to Chilaune and then climb for 5km to join main road to Nuwakot. We cycle for 13km on paved road with a gentle climb until the last 3km; a steep climb to reach Kakani. We will get have awe-inspiring views of majestic Annapurna Mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain, Ganesh Mountain and other mountains. Kakani is famous for its colorful strawberry farm and Japanese rainbow trout.
Accommodation: Guest House
Sleeping altitude: 2,030m
cycling distance 34km
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner