Great Buddhist Trail will be the first of its kind sporting event in Nepal. The cycling event begins from the Swoyambhunath Stupa premises and passes through places of diverse topography, beautiful terraced land, hills and descends to the plains of Tarai before traveling to the heartland of the indigenous Chepang people. From there, the trail moves through the plains of Tarai to Lumbini – the birthplace of Buddha. The trail offers everything that an adventure cyclists look for: leisure cycling, stiff uphill climb and easy downhill.
The main objective of this cycling event is to promote Swoyambhunath Stupa and Lumbini – two most important Buddhist sites of Nepal – by promoting an adventurous cycling event. Events like these will be crucial to promote Lumbini in national and international market as number of tourists there is expected to shoot considerably once the international airport being built in Bhairahawa comes into operation.
Day 1: Swoyambhunath to Kulekhani (Approx 50 kilometers)
Day 2: Kulekhani to Hetauda (Approx 45 kilometers)
Day3: Hetauda to Narayanghat via Chepang Village (Approx 60 kilometers)
Day 4: Narayanghat to Kawasoti (Approx 35 kilometers)
Day 5: Kawasoti to Lumbini (Approx 80 km)