High Road to Everest

 7th November – 16th November 2018 & 11th March – 20th March 2019  & 12th – 21st October 2019   &  12th -21st October 2020

£2590.00 2 up (each)

£3150.00 1 rider shared room (each)

£3795.00 with single supplement

Explore the old kingdom of Kathmandu 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.

This is a more relaxed motorcycle tour with shorter riding times than other tours, but with some mighty views we stay on top of various Himalayan vantage points such as; 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.

Tour Summary

Highlights

  • 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
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Day 1 Kathmandu

Free Day for Arrivals

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.

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Day 2 Nagarkot

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.

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Day 3 Besi Beach Camping

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.

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Day 4 Pattale

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.

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Day 5 Pattale

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.

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Day 6 Mulkhot

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, we’ll stay in the small town of Mulkhot at a basic hotel tonight.

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Day 7 Dhulikhel

A short ride today to the town of Dhulikhel situated on top of a ridge renowned for its beautiful mountain views, and often frequented by tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of the majestic Himalayas. Dhulikhel is not far from Kathmandu and is an old Newari town.

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Day 8 Kathmandu Valley

Two options today, we can either go off road through the hills around Kathmandu and have a great riding day out before ending up at our hillside resort tonight. Or head straight into Kathmandu for some sightseeing before heading out again for some fresher air at a laid back hotel just south of Kathmandu.

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Day 9 Kathmandu

Back to Kathmandu today for some good sightseeing and souvenir hunting. We’ll take you out to the UNESCO world heritage sight of Kathmandu Durbar Square, walk through the old market, sample some local delicacies and take a rickshaw ride through the bustling lanes of Thamel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 10 Departures

We will drop you back to the international airport in time for your onward flight.

Included

Bike rental (Honda CRF250L, all fuel, all meals and soft drinks, all handpicked accommodation (the best available hotels or lodges & camping 1 night for Everest trips only), friendly Nepali/Japanese/British guide(s), support vehicle, permits, all transfers, third party motorcycle insurance, mechanic/follow up rider (for groups of 4+)

Not Included

International flights, alcoholic beverages, tips, laundry, visas, any optional extra activities in Pokhara, personal insurance, rescues & repatriation etc, expenses incurred due to events beyond our control ie. weather, flight cancellations, political disruptions, natural calamities etc.