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Nagarkot to Bhaktapur

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A descending village tour above historical Bhaktapur.


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12.0

Miles

19.4

KM

Singletrack

6,130' 1,868 m

High

4,331' 1,320 m

Low

940' 286 m

Up

2,659' 811 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The Nagarkot to Bhaktapur route begins on a small plateau near Nagarkot village. The upper reaches of the trail link a series of steep and technical sections of trail and footpaths. Be aware of thick vegetation steep sideslopes on the initial descent.

The route then has a short respite through a beautiful hardwood forest, contouring with a brief climb. From there you'll ride along a ridge with great views of terraced field below and the Kathmandu Valley to the south.

The route descending steadily from here, alternating between rocky village walkways, dirt-packed doubletrack and techy singletrack. Be aware of people and animals as you pass through the villages and don't be afraid to smile and say hello.

As things level out, you'll find yourself working on your slow speed balance through the elevated rice field pathways. It's definitely 'local' flow with sharp bends and hard turns.

The Nagarkot to Bhaktapur route ends at the UNESCO World Heritage Site village of Bhaktapur where you can enjoy a rooftop lunch and a tour.

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Leslie Kehmeier

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Following footpaths near Bhaktapur
Dec 6, 2013 near Bhaktapur, NP
The ancient city of Bhaktapur, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Dec 11, 2013 near Bhaktapur, NP
The inital descent on the Nagakot to Kathmandu via Bhaktapurpur ride
Dec 11, 2013 near Nagarkot, NP
A small hardwood oasis in the Kathmandu Valley
Dec 11, 2013 near Nagarkot, NP
Views across the southern Kathmandu Valley
Dec 11, 2013 near Bhaktapur, NP

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