If you’re looking for some breathtaking trail riding, you simply can’t afford to miss this one. The Scar Road is considered the best biking route in the valley and follows the old forestry trail through the Western part of the Shivapuri National park. The Helipad, on the Eastern part of the National Park, is the most popular training trail for the country’s professional MTB riders who frequently use it to polish up their technical skills. The trail starts from Kakani, a picturesque hilltop town that offers beautiful mountain views, and ends at Budhanilkanatha, a popular pilgrimage site on the outskirts of Kathmandu city.

4.6 Rating
8 Hours
4 Reviews


What You Will Do
  •  We start from Zostel at 7 am and start cycling from Kathmandu (1,350 m) to Balaju, then we will bike for about 23 kilometers along Trishuli Bazaar road to reach Kakani (2,073 m).
  • Kakani is a famous picnic spot among Nepalis, We will stop at Kakani for sight-seeing the beautiful mountain ranges which include Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Then we will start biking and pass through Shivapuri National Park, home to 129 species of mushrooms, 2,122 floral species and 318 species of birds.
  • After riding through Shivapuri Park, we will be heading towards the famous Hindu temple – Budhanilkantha, where you can see a huge sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu in a pond.
  • After this temple visit, we will cycle back to Zostel


  • Mountain Bike
  • Guide fees.
  • Hydration Pack.
  • Snacks.


  • Confirmation for this activity will be received by you in 2 working days.
  • We conduct this activity on a daily basis but the booking is subjected to weather conditions on the day of the hike.
  • Zostel won't be responsible for the cancellation of treks due to unforeseen circumstances. The entire amount would be refunded for the same in such cases.
  • Cancellation Policy: 1. If we receive your cancellation request before 7 days of departure date, there shall be no cancellation fees. 2. If we receive cancellation request in between 3 and 6 days before the departure date, there is 50 percent cancellation fees. 3. If we receive cancellation request within 2 days of scheduled departure date, then no refunds are made i.e 100% cancellation fees."



For groups exceeding 8 members only.


My friends and I had fun exploring the mountain roads on our bikes.

Spent a lovely day enjoying the great Himalayan sceneries. The temples and the statue were quite unique.