12th October – 21st October 2018 14th March – 23rd March 2019 12th October – 21st October 2019
- Kathmandu, an ancient kingdom with a rich spiritual heritage
- Sun Kosi: River of Gold
- Stay within 50 miles of Mount Everest
- Views of 39+ Himalayan peaks
- Newari Town of Dhulikhel
- Bhaktapur, UNESCO World Heritage Sight
Explore the old kingdoms of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur by motorbike before heading off to experience the amazing range of Nepal’s lustrous landscapes. You will ride through the valleys of the Sun Kosi (River of Gold) to reach a newly built road set just across from Mount Everest amongst 5 other mighty 8000+m peaks and more 6000m+ peaks of the Himalayan range of mountains. We enter the Solukhumbu region of Nepal, the most popular region for trekking in Nepal and home to Mount Everest.
Relaxed motorcycle tour with shorter riding times than other tours, but with some mighty views we stay on top of various ridges; Nagarkot, Pattale & Dulikhel to catch sight of the majestic Himalayas.
This trip is designed for anyone – young or old – who enjoys riding a motorbike. Average speed is about 40km/per hour.
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2 people sharing 1 bike & 1 double room: £2590.00 each
2 people, 2 bikes, 1 room: £3150.00 each*
1 person, 1 bike, single room**: £3795.00*
*By jeep – please enquire directly if you wish to ride in a private jeep – or simply hop in the support vehicle
Day 1) Kathmandu: 5* Hotel 1400m alt
Usually flights are overnight so you should allow an extra day for the journey to Kathmandu. Once you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport we will pick you up directly from the airport transfer you to your 5* hotel. There will be the opportunity for exploration of the ancient city in your own time this day depending on your time of arrival. Once you are settled in we collect you from the hotel and introduce you to your bikes. The evenings’ briefing will be latest at 6pm, with an introduction and familiarisation with your bikes and a talk on safety and riding style in Nepal. We’ll ride out to town for dinner this evening and a taste of Kathmandu traffic.
You’ll receive duffel bags for re-packing of your bags for the following morning, whilst your own suitcases can be left at the hotel’s storage facility.
Day 2) Nagarkot: 4* Hotel 29km (2175m alt.)
Today there’ll be a lazy morning to recover from any jet lag and hang around the hotel or get out for a wander in the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Around midday we’ll get going and begin venturing outside Kathmandu towards Nagarkot on the valley rim, where fantastic views of the mountains lay ahead. You’ll be able to relax with a swim at Club Himalaya which resides on the hilltop, being the best location for views of the valley and the Himalayas.
Day 3) Besi: Beach Camping 110km
Just tarmac roads today, with 10% being broken sections. Still definitely thankful for our off-road* bikes when we hit these parts! We’ll wind our way downhill through forested roads and come out by the Sun Kosi River (River of Gold). It’s a beautiful road alongside the river with the wide river valley meandering through the 2000m+ hills. The sun will be on our backs as we travel the busy road filled with colourful and pimped up trucksand buses.
Day 4) Pattale: Basic Hotel 124km (2900m alt.)
A bit more of a challenging ride today as we increase our altitude and head to our Everest viewpoint destination. The Sun Kosi stretches out beneath us as we wind our way up the hillsides into the Solukhumbu region. Many switchbacks lay ahead and some river crossings too. It’s a wild and beautiful journey that will take your breath away. You will arrive in time for the sunset view from your hotel of over thirty-nine peaks of the Himalaya, including Everest.
Day 5) Pattale – day ride/rest day: Basic Hotel
This is a free day for walking or riding around and taking in the mountain air. This area is quiet with not much to do but sit and look at the mountains. There is the possibility of riding off-road over the 4000m hillsides to have lunch ‘off-piste’ and experience some good Nepalese dirt tracks. Or take a day trip to a Tibetan Buddhist monastery about 60km away. In the evening we can enjoy the campfire outside under the stars swapping stories of the ride so far.
Day 6) Mulkhot: Basic Hotel 124km
Today we leave the peaks behind us as we travel back down on the high altitude roads with dramatic looking drops around us. The temperature slowly rises as we descend further. We’ll stop for lunch at a roadside restaurant where the familiar and freshly cooked dhal bhat tarkari (lentil soup, rice and vegetables) will fuel us on our way. Only small villages are scattered on this road and it’s still a long ride back to Kathmandu, so we’ll stay the night at a basic hotel and rest.
Day 7) Khaniyakharka – Dulikhel: 4* Hotel 117km (1550m alt.)
Time for a small diversion this morning as we take a different road, firstly back up a steep hill to the town of Khaniyakharka. This is the site of the hilltop fort where the British army were stopped in the 1800s and the legend of the fierce Gurkha warrior was born. We can stop here for a short break and a history lesson. Lunch will be had either on the road back to Dulikhel or if we’re riding fast, once we arrive at the Hotel. The sun will be behind us in the afternoon but vision may still be impaired by the dusty roads nearer Dulikhel so keep your visors down or be prepared to eat dust! Once in Dulikhel you can kick back at the Dulikhel mountain resort with views from your bedroom of the Himalayas.
Day 8) Kathmandu: 5* Hotel 31km
Today is a short journey back to the Kathmandu valley. Once we arrive you’ll be free to ride around town on the bikes unguided or just take a stroll around. Later we’ll be celebrating the adventure in the evening over dinner at Tukche Thakali at 6pm.
Day 9) Sightseeing: 5* Hotel
Relax, get a massage, be guided around the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu & Patan or feel free to sightsee by yourself. Lunch will be offered with the walking tour of the World Heritage Sites and there’ll be dinner at the hotel in the evening. If you’d like to go out by yourself for dinner there are many great restaurants and eateries in the city.
Day 10) Departure
Free day for departures – airport drop off.
Clear blue skies and good mountain views. Colder up the mountains and very warm when we ride down in the valleys. The weather can be unpredictable due to the mountains, but the best dates have been selected with this in mind.