Friday, June 7, 2013


Paulines Guest House – Perfect Midweek Getaway

Tucked away in a mystical northern pocket of the Valley just above the Newari Village of Tolka you will find Paulines Guest House. Owned by two French ladies and their assortment of Dogs, Donkeys and stray animals, this is a delightful place for a mid week over night excursion. A forty minute ride after work can take you there, leave your bikes in the Garage at the village and walk seven minutes up to the renovated farmhouse. Four rooms, nice facilities and a completely relaxing environment make this a nice place to escape the stress of work. The food here is excellent, fresh, hearty and tasty, best washed down with a bottle of handpicked wine. Abundant trails make a nice option for a morning ride before heading back to the office.

Shivapuri Village Resort

Situated on the flip side of the Valley Rim, over Shivapuri National Park, this rustic resort is surround by dense jungle and enveloped in peaceful silence, sit back on the slate patio and lap up the Himalayan Views. The rooms are cozy all with fire places and the food and service is great. You can ride here from Kakani and then continue on down to Sundarijal the next day, or drive up along the newly made Nuwakot Road and hike or bike down the next day. A great weekend getaway.

Namobuddha Organic Farmhouse

Just outside the Kathmandu Valley beyond Dhulikhel you can find Namobuddha Resort. This beautiful place sitting on a rural hillside is back dropped by the Himalaya and the Namobuddha Monastery. Get in touch with your Buddhist side!  A beautiful place 4 hours riding from Kathmandu takes you over Lakuri Bhangyang and down to Pauntie. You can then return via jeep or ride back through Banepa, Nala and Bhaktapur.

Himalayan Single Track offers guided weekend and overnight mountain bike rides to all of these places. We love to showcase the great trails and the great accommodation right in our back yard. The more people that visit these places and keep them running the better we can promote mountain biking in the Valley and help preserve, develop and expand the trails for the future of all cyclists in Nepal.

If you are a local or an expat, get in touch with these great resorts for local and Xpats rates and enjoy a lovely time away with your friends or a romantic getaway with somebody special.

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