4 – 17 April & 23 May – 5 June 2018
10 – 23 April & 23 May – 5 June 2019
14 days, approx 725 miles/1163km
This is the ultimate Himalayan motorcycle adventure tour! A unique ride into the mountains of Nepal, to view Mount Everest close up and ride some of the most spectacular roads in the world.
725 miles of adventure riding in 14 days. Are you up for it? On this trip you will journey up through hills, mountains and valleys to a small road with a mighty view – where Mount Everest and the 8000+m peaks of the Himalaya are spread before you. This trip has been newly recce-d this year by Ride Nepal and promises to be a great adventure. After taking in the Himalayas you will travel down through the hills to lowland jungles of the Terai and safari on the back of an elephant – you may even spot a river dolphin or two.
The variety of road conditions on this trip are made even more interesting by the cows, buffaloes and bullock carts on the roads. But don’t be daunted, because you’ll also travel over to the laid-back lake town of Pokhara, where relaxation comes easy.
Day 1) Kathmandu – 5* hotel (1400m)
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport. Airport pick up and hotel transfer. Opportunity for exploration in your own time of the ancient city. Briefing in the evening for the long trip ahead. Introduction and familiarisation with your dirt bikes. Receiving duffel bags for re-packing. Your own suitcases can be left with us in our office.
Day 2) Nagarkot – 4* hotel (2195m)
The morning will be free time for you to wander in the hustle and bustle of the city. Around midday we’ll begin our trip by 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. 29km
Day 3) Charikot – 3* hotel (1554m)
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 before your eyes. There is a combination of dirt track and tarmac roads today. This section of road is part of the BBC’s world’s most dangerous highways documentary. So get ready for an adventure today as you will be riding a beautiful and chaotic mountain road. Arriving at Charikot where views from the Charikot Panorma Resort of Mount Gauri Shankar can be had along with the mountains over in Tibet. 130km
Day4) Mulkhot – basic hotel or Besi – beach camping (1284m)
Today we head down to the Tama Kosi River where it’s a day full of switchbacks on a steep hillside on a newly tarmac-ed road, with beautiful views of the river the whole way down into the hot river valley. 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. You’ll have a delicious meal cooked for you from our chef and relax under the stars. Not having to worry about the setting up or down of the camp and just enjoy the outdoors. 81km
A bit more of a challenging ride today as we increase our altitude and head to our Everest viewpoint destination. The river of gold 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. 118km
Day 6) Rest Day or day ride & hike to PK Peak – basic hotel/camping
This is a free day for walking or riding around and taking in the mountain air. Enjoy the peaceful tranquility and soak up the beauty of the mountains. There is the possibility of riding off-road over the 3000m hillsides to have lunch ‘off-piste’ and experience some good Nepalese dirt tracks. In the evening we can enjoy the campfire outside under the stars swapping stories of the ride so far.
As we’ve come up we must now go back down the long winding roads and head towards the flatlands of the Terai. Today we will cover many climatic zones as we cross over from the mountain lands to the jungles. Once we’re in the river valley the road then heads back up a steep hill to the town of Khaniyakharka, 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 can stop here for a short break and history lesson. Back on the road it will heat up towards the end of the day and the roads will smooth out as we head into the Terai, home of the Bengal tiger. You will enjoy arriving at a good hotel with a western style toilet and ensuite shower room! In the evening after freshening up we can be driven to the Janaki Temple, famous as the birthplace of the Goddess Sita and a popular pilgrimage site for many Hindus. 195km
A change in pace today as we ride the busy highway in the south of Nepal bordering India. 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 will arrive with time to relax and enjoy the Tigerland Safari Resort.
Enjoy a free day, go on elephant back safari*, or just chill out at the resort. 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.
*In Nepal the elephants are treated well and looked after as anyone would look after their own family. There are also the options of on foot and in jeep safari.
Today’s first section before we join the main highway is a broken road, which will give you a chance to really see what dirt bikes can do! We ride by the Trishuli river and ride back up for closer and stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. It’s a nice warm ride and we finish by entering the tourist town of Pokhara. The mountains lie before your eyes, white and glistening peaks reflected in the waters of Lake Phewa along which the town sits. Then it’s time for a boat ride to the lake’s temple and to say some prayers to guide us on our way safely back to Kathmandu. To get to our hotel tonight we have to go on a raft pulled across the lake by a rope. Fishtail Lodge is in a unique location situated on a peninsula on Lake Phewa a scenic base for a short stay in the town. 153km
Day 11) Rest Day – 4* hotel
Many options today, as Pokhara has lots of attractions, including Devi’s Falls – a beautiful waterfall where caves take you to a hidden cavernous passage just underneath the waterfall to get a spectacular view from behind the water. The Peace Stupa on top of a nearby hill is also a short ride out of town where there is an amazing view of Pokhara, the lake and the mountains. The International Mountain Museum is also worth visiting and contains a wealth of information on Nepal’s mountains. Another beautiful viewpoint is from Sarangkot hilltop where the sunrise and sunsets are especially awe-inspiring.
Day 12) Kathmandu – 5* hotel
Now we come to the end of the tour – we have ridden together through thick and thin, and have ridden through/around/over many obstacles. Our final leg of the journey along the Prithvi Highway, one of the world’s most dangerous highways, is a great way to end this journey and enjoy riding like a Nepali along the twisty-turny mountain road in the beautiful wild and rugged scenery back to your 5* hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening we will have a celebration of our adventures over dinner at Tukche Thakali Kitchen to have a traditional Nepali meal and celebration of our adventure. 204km
Day 13) Sightseeing – 5* hotel
Relax, get a massage, maybe a guided tour around the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu & Patan, or feel free to sight-see by yourself. Lunch will be offered with the walking tour of the world heritage sights and dinner at the hotel that evening, or you can take the evening to go out and explore.
Day 14) Departure
Free time before departure and airport drop off.
|2 people, 1 bike, 1 room||£3595||£3655|
|2 people, 2 bikes, 1 room||£4350||£4395|
|1 person, 1 bike, 1 room||£4895||£4995|
By Jeep: Add £330.00 each to applicable cost
*Single Supplement: Applies to Hotels in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Janakpur, Pokhara, Sauraha and Charikot.
Includes: Bike rental, fuel, food, all accommodation (hotels/lodges/camping), Nepali & British guides, support vehicle and all transfers
A Note on Weather:
You can expect clear blue skies on this trip. It will be warm in the valleys and colder as we ascend up. The climate can be unpredictable due to the location in the mountains, but the best dates for the tour have been selected with this in mind.
How to Book
A deposit of £300 per bike is required if you reserve your place more than 24 weeks before the tour starts. 50% of the tour price is to be paid 24 weeks before the tour starts and the balance is paid 12 weeks before the tour starts.
Please note that HVT & Ride Nepal reserve the right to route the tour to suit weather conditions or other issues that may affect the chosen route. All mileages are approximate.
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