Cycling (Kathmandu to Kakani)

It is an easy one-day cycling activities to escape the hustle and bustle city life.  It is about 23 km ride from Balaju towards the northern part of the town.  Most of the road is black topped but you can expect some off road gravel road in few sections.  Not to mention, trail is flat, uphill as well as downhill, but easy trail.  Within a few minutes of ride, you will feel the difference in the environment.  You will be cycling around the green valleyfull of fresh air.  The trail passes through Shivapuri National Park and we will follow the road leading to Trisuli Bazar.  Less traffic, green hills, fresh air, less pollution, great view of the mountains makes this cycling a perfect way to spend your time here.  Trail passes through forest, hills, villages and towns.  After about 4 hours of ride, we will reach Kakani, where we will have our lunch.  This is the famous place for picnic for the people living in Kathmandu and surrounding places.  Lush green forest and pastures are the home for different species of plants and birds.  Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges can be seen in the clear day from this place.  We will spend some time exploring the area, talk with the local people and know about their living status there.  It is a perfect place to escape hectic work schedule.  After spending some time here, we will now return back to Kathmandu taking the same route.