- Do we have to bring our own bikes?
- How to get to Nepal?
- Best time of the year to travel?
- How much does it cost?
- What’s not included?
- Where can I get insurance?
1.Do we have to bring our own bikes?
Many people ask us when they find out about our tours, how do we get there? Do we have to ride our bikes all the way to Nepal, because that’s a bit far! So I thought I better clearly let you know that no you don’t have to bother riding your bike crossing continents to get to Nepal, no need tp sail cross the stormy seas either! We have a fleet of Honda CRF250Ls already in Kathmandu that we use for all our tours in Nepal. So you just need to catch a flight with your helmet as carry on luggage.
2. How to get to Nepal?
Flights to Nepal operate via the UAE, like Dubai, Abu Dubai or Qatar. Or you can fly through India or even Turkey runs flights to Nepal. London Heathrow has the most choice of flights, but you can also fly from Gatwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh or Cardiff. An economy return flight can vary from £399 -£799 depending on your choice of airline and time of booking.
You can choose from airlines such as Etihad, Qatar,Oman, Air India, Turkish Airlines or Emirates.
We prefer flying with Etihad or Qatar and have had the best experience flying with these two airlines. Many people also like Emirates, however once you arrive in Dubai the next flight is then operated by flydubai, an economy airline and things get less comfortable from then onwards.
3. Best time of the Year to Travel?
Nepal is a country of many climatic zones, but without getting too complicated and mostly when people ask this question they are interested in pleasant weather conditions and seeing the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. March, April, October and November are really the best times for the combination of warm temperatures in and around Kathmandu, Pokhara and the middle hills. Warm means 25 degrees in the daytime and at night time dropping to 14-18 degrees centigrade. And getting to see the mountains as the skies are mostly clear and blue.
The seasons are the same in Nepal as in the UK as both are in the Northern Hemisphere. So when it’s summer here it is also summer there. The monsoons in Nepal happen in summertime, beginning around June/July time and continue to mid September. It varies a little every year when the rains come and finish especially with the current global weather conditions. Monsoon time may appeal to some nature lovers as lots of the greenery in Nepal is out in full bloom. You just have to be careful of leeches!
Winter is the best time to visit the southern flatlands of Nepal which are normally scorching hot in the summer, dropping to a pleasant 20 -25 degrees in the winter time. The jungles in the south of Nepal like in Chitwan National Park are home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna, again a fascinating place for wildlife enthusiasts.
Winter is also a time you are guaranteed views of the Himalayas, however trekking and travelling to heights above 3000m is not advised due to snowfall, bad weather conditions and freak storms.
4. How much does it cost?
All our tour costs are on the website listed under each tour. Tour cost varies depending on whether you are opting for twin sharing or the single room supplement. There is also a discount if you are riding 2 up or your friend or partner wants to ride in the Jeep.
We use quality bikes mostly Honda CRF250L’s of models from 2015 onwards, these bikes are included in the price as well handpicked accommodation ranging from 5* hotels to quality teahouses, all meals, fuel, transfers to and from the airport, a support vehicle with driver and mechanic, friendly English speaking guides, all necessary permits and Elephant/ Jeep safari (certain tours only).
We’re a UK based company so we also offer you financial protection in the case of insolvency, insured through Zurich Insurance PLC.
5. What’s not included?
We don’t include international flights, personal travel insurance, visa, alcohol or tips for the guides (customary in Nepal)
6. Where can I get insurance?
As well medical travel insurance, which should include helicopter rescue and repatriation, you must also make sure your insurance covers you for riding a motorcycle on and off road of up to 250cc (or applicable) and carrying a pillion (if applicable). Some insures cover you only, meaning third party is not included, so make sure you read the fine print. A good place to start is through one of our partner’s here in the UK who have teamed up with AON check out the link here: Travel Insurance BC motorcycles . You can also check out Voyager, Navigator, or Holiday Safe as possible insurance providers.
If you already have motorcycle travel insurance but it is missing helicopter rescue then you can look at the AAC (Austrian Alpine Club) which covers heli rescue and repatriation as well as medical expenses.