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Nepal Guided Motorcycle Tour Through Forests and Arid Landscapes

Road to Manang is one in a lifetime dream where trekkers take several days to explore this nature. Now, Manang lets you experience the nomadic land of Annapurna Circuit on a motorbike. On this trip one can experience a motorcycle ride to the world highest lake Tilicho Lake. This tour is fun and adventurous ride to the Himalayas for extreme adventure seekers.

Key information

  • Terrain: Off-road
  • Bike: rental bike (Royal Enfield Himalayan)
  • Mileage: 740 kilometers / 450 miles
  • Daily rides: 62 - 205 kilometers / 39 - 127 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, jacket, gloves, trousers, goggles
  • Meals: all breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara, full board in the rest of the places

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Kathmandu
  • Ride to the Manang and Kangsar village
  • Visit to the rain Shadow area of Manang, Annapurna Range
  • Explore the nomadic lifestyle of Manangi people in Annapurna Range
  • Get the blessing from Tibetan monasteries and enjoy the chortens on the way
  • Ride and hike to the world's highest lake Tilicho Lake at 4920 meters
  • Witness the scenery of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tilicho range
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

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6 riding days
Group size: 4-15 participants
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

During this tour, you will be accommodated in best available guest house / lodges on twin sharing basis and in three-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Program

Once a trekking destination, it is now known as a road trip to Manang Valley. One will get to enjoy whole new level of excitement with the company of Tibetan and Manangi culture. The smile of people and Himalayas with every track ride is something not to miss make the ride more special.

On this tour you will ride from tarmac road to the dust and stone road. Furthermore, you will witness the scenery of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Tilicho Range. This road to Manang is a short ride of 10 days taking you for one village to another nomadic land.

On this trip, you will ride on the smooth highway road from Kathmandu to Besisahar. You will ride along the Marsayangdi River which leads to less tarmac and more of adventure road. You will pass through Jagat, Chame, and visit the village of Tibetan nomadic people.

With the blessing of monasteries and chortens on the way you will reach to Manang. From here you can explore further to the Tilicho Lake at 4920 meters (16141 feet) above sea level. You will take a short ride to Kangsar village from where you will hike to the world's largest lake

This challenging road to Manang requires expert bike riding skills. Manang lies in the ultimate rain shadow area of Nepal though Parikrama Treks and Expeditions try to avoid rainy season.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu

  • Altitude: 1370 meters / 4494 feet

Airport transfer and check into the hotel. A short briefing about the tour will be carried out at the hotel lobby along with the safety and the proper speed to ride on the roads of Nepal. After the briefing, everyone will be handed the keys to the motorcycles and check the bike of their selection by riding around the hotel area. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Ride Kathmandu to Jagat (205 kilometers/ 127 miles / 7 - 8 hours)

  • Altitude: 2650 meters / 8694 feet

After breakfast, you will be met by the road captain and the rest of the team at the hotel lobby and ride to Jagat. You will negotiate the traffic out of the Kathmandu city and descend to Naubise, 26 kilometer marker (about 17 kilometers / 11 miles from Nagdhunga).

Continue riding to Mugling, till you reach Dumre then take a turn for Besisahar and Jagat. The ride from Besisahar to Jagat (34 kilometers / 21 miles / 2 hours) is one of the most difficult terrains. The path is a rocky single lane track with stones and occasional waterfalls.

Deep gorges and valleys can be seen on the way as there is a gradual change in the scenery. This is a good trail for adventure and thrill seekers who like to challenge themselves.

Motor biking on this route is one of the most exhilarating experiences one can be a part of as you pass through many notable settlements en route. Overnight at lodge in Jagat.

Day 3: Ride Jagat to Manang (62 kilometers / 39 miles / 4 hours)

  • Altitude: 3519 meters / 11545 feet

From Jagat, you will ride out to the valley of Manang. The ride is easy at first and then gets a bit challenging as you move up. As you move forward, you will arrive at Pisang village which almost feels like we have time traveled to the past.

Beautiful houses and stoned paved path and the fluttering of many prayer flags glorify the natural beauty of Pisang. There are magnificent views of the Annapurna Massif against grasslands where wild horses and cattle graze.

There is the gradual change in the landscape as you pass through monasteries and small tea houses that offer basic but good accommodation and homely food. About riding for about four hours on a difficult challenging road, you will arrive at Manang. Overnight at lodge in Manang

Day 4: Excursion around Manang

Today you explore the Manang and ride up to Kangsar which is located at 3745 meters (12226 feet) altitude. You will ride a motorbike up to the Khangsar which takes 40 minutes. You may also walk around the village and visit the monastery with your own and hike up to Gangapurna Base Camp (3800 meters / 12467 feet). Overnight at lodge in Manang.

Day 5: Ride Manang to Besisahar to Riepe Village (125 kilometers / 78 miles / 7 hours)

  • Altitude: 1250 meters / 4101 feet

After breakfast, start the ride by back tracking the same road to Besisahar. The route is rough but is adorned with many waterfalls and natural hot spring and the snaking Marsayangdi River accompanies you throughout.

You will arrive at Besisahar and continue to Kalimati near Turture, Here you will take a right turn via the village of Chisopani and up to the village of Riepe at 1250 meters (4101 feet). The gentle dignity of the community of Reipe is the key to their ecological, pastoral and their self-sufficient way of life.

The little village really stands out for awesome views of Mt. Manaslu and the beautiful Annapurna Range and for the pure freshness of the air. Overnight at Riepe Village Home Stay in Turture.

Day 6: Ride Riepe Village to Pokhara (93 kilometers / 58 miles / 4 hours)

  • Altitude: 827 meters / 2713 feet

From the beautiful Riepe Village, you will make your way back to Dumre. The mountains disappear as you get back to the lushly forested region. You will descend all the way to Dumre, where you will join up with the main Kathmandu Pokhara highway.

From Dumre, head west following the Marshyangdi River for a while and ride through terraced agricultural lands and small road side villages. At the outskirts of Pokhara, you are greeted with views of the Annapurna Mountain range including the famous Fish Tail Mountain.

Upon arrival at Pokhara check in to the hotel and rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the lakeside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7: Free day or optional city tour in Pokhara

Early morning drive to Sarangkot Sunrise and Mountain View Point. Drive back and have a breakfast. After breakfast, drive for sightseeing Davis Falls, old market places, and Tibetan Refugee camp. In the evening, enjoy boating in Phewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi Temple (situated in the middle of the Phewa Lake). Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 8: Let's get dusty - ride from Pokhara to Nuwakot (approximately 185 kilometers / 115 miles / 6 hours)

Head east alongside the Trishuli River as it detours from the highway all the way to Nuwakot. You’ll have the chance to visit the Nuwakot Palace once you arrive at your very special accommodation. You'll take a short walk to see the seven-storey ancient fort palace of Nuwakot. Overnight at Famous Farm in Nuwakot.

Day 9: Back to Kat - ride from Nuwakot to Kathmandu (approximately 70 kilometers / 43 miles / 3.5 hours)

After breakfast, ride from Famous Farm to Kathmandu via Shivpuri Forest Reserve. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 10: Final departure

After breakfast, you are free until the flight time, later transfer to the airport for the onward flight.

Bike rental deposit

Bike rental deposit is not required. Bikes are only third party insured. For any physical damage to the bikes due to negligence the repair charge will be charged to the rider. We carry all wear and tear parts and a couple of extra wheels ready to be fitted in case of a flat tire.

Note

Personal travelling insurance must be obtained from your origin country. Proper riding gear is mandatory including helmets. International driving license is not mandatory in Nepal as long as you have a valid license from your country.

Skill level(s) required for this tour: advanced

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

All the offroad destinations are made available with local guest houses.

Food

You will be served breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and you will have full board meal in the rest of the places. You also be given two bottles of mineral water per day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

If there is free time during the tour, guests can have a chat with the guide for a place to visit. As guides are full of ideas where you can enjoy the most or enjoy the beauty of the destination.

What's included

  • All airport pickup and drop arrangement
  • All ground transportation with private vehicle / tourist bus as applicable
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Full board meal in rest of the places (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per day per person
  • Necessary ACAP permit and TIMS
  • 9 nights accommodation on best available guest house / lodges on twin sharing basis and three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan motorbike and fuel (petrol) as engine oil top up( whichever applicable) for the entire trip
  • 1 supporting jeep in entire trip
  • 1 mechanics in entire trip
  • 1 tour leader and extra driver in entire trip
  • Simple first aid kits
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • All toll taxes for the bikes and the backup vehicle and also the government taxes

What's not included

  • Air ticket and air tax if needed
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal clothing and equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves, trousers, goggles etc.)
  • Cost of any damage of motorbike during the tour (to be settled as per the expenses incurred)
  • Personal expenses, medical expenses
  • Personal insurance, emergency evacuation cost in case of need
  • Insurance for or against accidents, loss of life, theft etc.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold / hot drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet
  • Any gratitude as tips to guide, porter, driver etc.
  • Any other tours and transfers other than mentioned in inclusion list
  • Expenses occurred as a result of delay beyond Parikrama Treks and Expeditions' control in case of weather, flight cancellation, political disturbances, break downs of bikes, accidents, strikes, altitude sickness or unforeseen circumstances (riots, natural calamities etc)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Parikrama Treks and Expeditions will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

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