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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. Any ride in Nepal is not for the faint hearted so come prepared for a challenge 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 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.
Meet your trusty steeds and road captains for the trip today. 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. By the end of the riding day you will be familiar with the riding style in Nepal.
It’s an early start today, especially if you want to get up (and you should!) for the sunrise where the Himalayas are beautifully lit up. There will be a combination of broken sections and tarmac roads today. One section of road was part of the BBC’s world’s most dangerous highways documentary. Bumpy riding conditions 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.
Today you head down to the Tama Kosi River, many switchbacks take us down a steep hillside on a newly tarmac-ed road, with beautiful views as you 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. For freshening up you can go for a cooling dip in the River which is also renowned for it’s Gold. Relaxing under the stars tonight the Ride Nepal team will take care of the Camp set up.
A challenging ride today as we increase our altitude and head to the little known Everest viewing point. The river of gold stretches out beneath us as we wind our way up the hillsides into the Solukhumbu region. Many switchbacks to maneuver as well as some river crossings and a lot of climbing. We aim to get there in time for sunset and if we’re lucky with the weather then we’ll have a panoramic view of over 39 glowing 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. The ride there is beautiful and may be a little challenging for those who have not ridden on unpaved roads before. But don’t worry the Ride Nepal team will be there to assist you.
Accommodation: Luxury 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.
Once we’re in the river valley the road heads up a steep hill to the town of Khanyakharka, 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 ride through Sindhuli and from here the roads will flatten out as we head into the Terai.
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 will also include 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 you may spot might 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. There is also a tranquil Lake, on one side the town is built, the other lies a jungle. To get to our 5* hotel tonight we drift across the water on a raft to Fishtail Lodge.
Today is a free day in Pokhara. Pokhara is Nepal’s home of adventure sports; paragliding, white water rafting, or for the really adventurous bungee jump off a suspension bridge. Pokhara is also ideal for relaxation and souvenir hunting.
Your final leg of the journey is along the busy Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu.
Today there is time for sightseeing, we can take you for a rickshaw ride through Thamel the touristic quarter of Kathmandu, and down towards Hanuman Dhoka, one of the many beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here we’ll show you around and give you an insight into our country’s history, then we can stop to taste some of the local delicacies on the way back through the old market.
The rest of the day will be free for you to go souvenir hunting.
Time to say goodbye to Nepal and your guides…we will arrange for you to be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight. Bon Voyage and See you again!
- Bike Hire (Honda CRF250L)
- Support vehicle and Mechanic (groups of 4 +)
- Airport to Hotel Transfers
- Handpicked Accommodation (Mixture of Hotels and Lodges)
- Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner plus snacks and hot beverages)
- Expert English Speaking guides
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance ( Medical, Rescue and Repatriation, Cover for riding a motorcycle of 250cc)
- International Driving Permit (IDP)
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Tips for guides