Bicycle Rent in Kathmandu - Everything You Need for a Mountain Biking Adventure

It is always exhilarating to engage in adventure activities and the most common way of indulgence for most people are hiking and trekking. Well, why be one amongst the crowd when you could stand out by going cycling and mountain biking? Rent a cycle from the many bicycle rentals in Kathmandu and go off on unexplored trails in Kathmandu or breeze through the town leisurely. If you are wondering if it is going to be an uphill task to hire a bicycle in Kathmandu, it certainly isn’t because you are spoilt for choice with so many places to rent bicycles from.

List of Top Bicycle Rentals in Kathmandu

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1. Himalayan Single Track

Started by a couple of friends, the Himalayan Single Track is one of the finest mountain bike operators in Kathmandu and also across the country. They offer three different mountain bikes in various sizes and with all the necessary equipment and they also offer discounts for hiring bicycles for longer periods of time or if you book a guided trip with them. You can book the bicycle via phone, online or at their outlet but they are subject to availability.
Available bikes and prices: Giant Anthem SX 2016 - NPR 5128 (USD 45) per day
                                      Giant Talon 1 - NPR 2849 (USD 25) per day                   
                                      Giant Trance 3 2016 - NPR 5128 (USD 45 per day)   
Address: Satghumti (Seven Corner), Thamel, Kathmandu   
Contact:+(977) 14700909

2. Annapurna MTB Adventures

They specialize in trails that are around the Annapurna range and also offer quality bicycles along with necessary equipment, that is, a helmet, pump, and a small repair kit. Payment can be done using Visa or Mastercard cards.
Available bikes and prices: Giant Dual suspension bike - NPR 3989 (USD 35) per day
                                     Giant Hardtail bike - NPR 1709 (USD 15) per day                   
                                     Giant Hardtail bike - NPR 1709 (USD 15) per day   
Address: Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu   
Contact: +(977) 9808631344, 9841436811

3. Epic Mountain Bike

This firm has been providing services to mountain bike enthusiasts since 2004 and they offer customers the option to buy, rent or service their mountain bikes with a wide array of brands available at the customers’ disposal.
Available bikes and prices: Commencal el Camino - NPR 1481 (USD 13) per day
                                      KTM Ultra 5.65 27S - NPR 1481 (USD 13) per day                   
                                      KTM Ultra 5.65 Lady 27S - NPR 1481 (USD 13) per day   
Address: Jhamsikhel Road, Kathmandu   
Contact: +(977) 1 5555021

4. Dawn till Dusk

Operational since 1987, Dawn till Dusk is one of the oldest bike touring operators providing customers with bicycles and customized tours. Started by two brothers Sonam and Chhimi Gurung, who were professional bikers themselves, made it their mission to provide mountain bike enthusiasts the best they can with some fascinating trails in the unexplored regions of the mountains.
Available bikes and prices: Marlin 7 - NPR 1368 (USD 12) per day   
Address: Gairidhara Kathmandu, Nepal   
Contact: +(977) 1 4700286

5. Everest Mountain Bike

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Everest Mountain Bike was started by a group of professional mountain bikers and they operate in Nepal, Tibet, Ladakh, Sikkim and Bhutan with their main focus being on Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and Annapurna region. They offer single and also off-road trails to their customers and also provide quality bicycles for rent in Kathmandu along with safety gear. 
Available bikes: Giant XTC 750
                      Giant ATX 770D
                      Giant ATX 770
                      Motachie
                      Classic Bikes   
Address: Galkopakha, 198 Samakhusi Road, Thamel, Kathmandu   
Contact: +(977) 9841207642

6. Nepal Mountain Bike

Located in Pokhara, it is very much accessible for anybody who is staying in town. They boast a history of 17 years of successful operation in Nepal and have been sustaining ever since. They offer a wide variety of mountain bikes and also have customized tours.
Available bikes: Scott bikes
                      Giant bikes
                      Trek bikes
                      Cube bikes
                      Specialised bikes
                      Format bikes   
Address: Hallan Chowk, Baidam-6, Pokhara (Lakeside)   
Contact: +(977) 9804134788

Famous Trails in and Around Kathmandu

1. Kathmandu Valley

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The Kathmandu is very flexible for mountain bike enthusiasts as it comprises trails that suit riders of all kinds - no matter if you are a beginner, an amateur or an expert at biking. There are 1-day trails and as well as packages that last up to 14 days.

2. Kathmandu to Pokhara

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If you’re looking for an all-terrain bike tour in Nepal, this could well be a great option. From getting into rugged places to riding on plain roads, you can have a great deal of fun with minimal gear as the trail is not scarce of civilization. This route has packages lasting between 7 to 12 days.

3. Annapurna Circuit

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Once a trekker’s paradise, now the Annapurna circuit is slowly becoming a pilgrimage for mountain bike enthusiasts. With paths running through high mountains and deep valleys, the Annapurna circuit is studded with breath-taking views and the trails can be more than 11 days in duration.

4. Mustang

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This region remains to be the most desired adventure trail in the country and it sure does give you the adrenaline. From riding in the dirt and steep slopes downhill to riding among bumpy rocks and narrow trails, this place has it all. People can customize the length of the trail between 5 to 10 days.

Nepal is never short of surprises for adventure and mountain biking is certainly an activity that has turned a lot of heads for the tourism of Nepal. For people desiring to travel to offbeat places with a touch of adventure, this list of bicycle rentals in Kathmandu will definitely add fuel to the fire in you.

This post was published by Vishal Varma

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