Himalayan Highways

Himalayan Highways

Time Frame: Oct - Apr

Duration:
14 Days

Max Group Size: 10

Tarmac and Spoilt Roads

Max altitude: 2900m

Mountains and Jungles

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Ride the old highways of Nepal and explore panoramic views of the Himalayas and stays at Jungle lodges. Complete a diverse circuit of Nepal featuring major tourist attractions and lesser known hilltop vantage points. Come prepared for a challenging ride that will introduce you to the wonders of Nepal.

Day by Day Itinerary

Once you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport we will pick you up directly from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Amidst all the chaos lies ancient stories of warriors, rivaling dynasties and great spiritual masters. This legendary capital city is home to an eclectic mix of people, shops, restaurants, temples, stupas, myths and legends! *Remember usually flights are overnight so you should allow an extra day for the journey to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Riding mixed terrain for familiaristaion with the bikes and Nepali riding style. We make our way through the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu to Nagarkot. Nagarkot sits on the Kathmandu valley rim and has stunning views of Kathmandu valley on one side and panoramic views of the Himalayas the other. 

Accommodation: Hotel

It’s an early start today, especially if you want to get up (and you should!) for the sunrise over the Himalayas. There will be a combination of broken sections and tarmac roads today. Arriving at Charikot where views from the Charikot Panorma Resort of Mount Gauri Shankar can be had along with the mountains over in Tibet.

Accommodation: Hotel

Today you head down to the Tama Kosi River along many switchbacks we descend into the hot river valley. Today is a short day with mostly tarmac riding. The Tama Kosi River joins up to the Sun Kosi River which we’ll camp beside tonight. 

Camping Tonight.

 We increase our altitude and head to the little known Everest viewing point with a panoramic view of over 39 Himalayan peaks.

Accommodation: Basic Lodge

Today we have an optional visit to an autonomous Tibetan monastery situated about 60km away, half the distance is unpaved. 

Accommodation:  Lodge

Retracing our route part of the way down we head towards the flatlands of the Terai. Today you’ll cover many climatic zones; Sub-Alpine, Alpine and Sub-Tropical and Tropical.

We ride through Sindhuli and from here the roads will flatten out as we head into the Terai.

Accommodation: Hotel

Today we ride mostly on a straight, flat, busy highway running East-West along the length of Nepal near to the Indian border. We’ll be travelling in the heat along with many others sharing the highway. Traffic will not be limited to just cars and buses but may also feature water buffaloes, cows, people, bullock carts and elephants. We’ll arrive in the late afternoon at the Jungle Lodge situated on the border of Chitwan National Park.

Wake up to the sounds of the jungle, as this morning we take you on safari…

If you’re lucky some of the wildlife may include the Greater One-horned rhino, the Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, spotted deer, wild dogs, sloth bears and jackals. The water bodies afford the patient visitor glimpses of the prehistoric-looking Mugger crocodile as well as the long-snouted Gharial crocodile basking on the banks of the river.

There are options for Safari where you can choose to go by Jeep, by Foot or the traditional way on Elephant Back.

Today we ride north west by the Trishuli river where on clear days there are stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range from the highway.  Entering the tourist town of Pokhara, there are stunning views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fishtail.  

Accommodation: Hotel

Today is a free day in Pokhara. Pokhara is Nepal’s home of adventure sports, so you could take the opportunity to go Paragliding, white water rafting, or for the really adventurous bungee jump off a suspension bridge

Ride back to Kathmandu on the main highway connecting Pokhara to the capital.

Sightseeing and Souvenir Hunting.

Time to say goodbye to Nepal and your guides, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight. 

Average Riding Hours
6 hours per day
Max Altitude
2900m
Total DIstance
1218km

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