Easy Everest Motorcycle Tour

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. There are also opportunities to test out the dirt tracks around Kathmandu and in the Solukhumbu region.

This trip is designed for anyone – young or old – who wants a true motorcycle adventure, but in a relaxed fashion with shorter riding times.

Tour Summary

Highlights

  • Kathmandu, an old kingdom with a rich spiritual heritage, the original Shangri-La, now a modern vibrant city, steeped in its mystical past.
  • Ride through the valley of the Sun Kosi River, (River of Gold)
  • Stay within 50 miles of Mount Everest in the Solukhumbu region.
  • Views of 39+ Himalayan peaks 
  • Wonder the streets of Bhaktapur and admire the skilled craftsmanship and architectural prowess of the locals reflected in the palaces, temples and shrines dotted throughout the lanes of this old Kingdom neighboring Kathmandu.
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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 Phaplu

Today you are free to choose what you would prefer to do, whether that is hiking, trying out some dirt tracks of the 3000m+ hills or biking to a secluded and very important Buddhist monastery. Tonight we stay in the larger mountain town of Phaplu, an alternative start point for climbers of Mt. Everest.

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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 back down to the valley floor. 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 along 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, originally a small Newari town, now developed to a larger, dustier and slightly chaotic highway town.

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Day 8 Haatiban

Today we ride on dirt tracks around the Kathmandu valley for a 4-5 hours exploring the lush green hillsides and the countless trails, before landing up at our hillside hideaway at the edge of a fresh pine forest with views of the whole of Kathmandu valley.

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Day 9 Kathmandu

Back to Kathmandu today for 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), friendly English speaking guide(s), support vehicle, permits, all transfers, mechanic/follow up rider (for groups of 4+)

Not Included

International flights, alcohol, tips, laundry, visas, any optional extra activities in Pokhara, personal travel insurance