The enticing and serene mountain biking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel via Namo Buddha is one of the most famous trails of mountain biking in Nepal. The Nagarkot to Dhulikhel mountain biking is significant from both the cultural and the natural viewpoint. The distinction of internal peace and serenity can be observed at Namo Buddha Stupa along the way. The biking trail takes you to the dirt roads leading towards Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel offers a view of the valley sitting below along with the hustle and bustle of city life.
About Nagarkot, Namo Buddha, and Dhulikhel
Nagarkot is a former Development Committee sitting at an elevation of 2175 meter. Namo Buddha that we pass along the way is regarded as the third most significant pilgrimage for the Buddhist community. The Stupa is home to 250 monks. Dhulikhel is a Newar community that offers a view of the valley below and the city life along the way.
The mountain biking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel passing through Namo Buddha starts from the mesmerizing hill of Nagarkot. You move downhill after having breakfast and enter Nala. Along the way, various Newari Villages can be observed. Then when you reach downhill you get a glimpse of the Chettri and Brahman community working on the vast farmlands. Then you take the dirt route towards Namo Buddha. We descend to small hills along the way and final y reach the holy Buddhist site of Namo Buddha. The Namo Buddha monastery lies at an elevation of 1750 meter above the sea level.
There are various mountain ranges like Mt. Everest, Ganesh Himal and GauriShankerHimal that can be viewed from the top of the hill at Nagarkot if the weather condition is good. Also, the most fascinating and popular sunrise from Nagarkot can be viewed right in the morning. Namo Buddha which is a culturally and religiously significant place of worship for the Buddhist community is home to the Buddhist monasteries. Stone sculptures of Buddha are seen in the stupa. Namo Buddha is where it is believed that Buddha gave up his body. Also, the stupa has a stone sculpture of Mahasattva, who is an incarnation of Buddha. The excellent architecture that the Buddhist community has to offer can be visible through the golden roof of Namobuddha Monastery. The trail leading to Dhulikhel might be dirty but the views of the valley sitting below are eye-catching.