Nepal Bike Tour
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A fully guided bike tour through Central Nepal kicking off with ride to Chitwan. The first stage of the tour will take you to the world famous Chitwan National Park where we park the bikes and go for dug-out canoe ride, jungle walk, elephant safari to view wild animals including endangered one horned Rhinoceros, gray langoor monkey, flocks of deer, gharial crocodile and numerous birds. This section of the tour also includes fantastic Prithvi Highway through many jungles. We then head to Pokhara – Nepal’s most chilled out lakeside city nestled in the laps of Annapurna Mountain Range. Ride around and visit the caves, temples, lake and afternoon hike to the world peace pagoda to enjoy the magnificent views of the Pokhara city and the surrounding mountains. Finally our way to Kathamndu, a good time for shopping & get a feel of this place.

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Details

Included:

• 8 nights accommodation on a twin sharing basis.
• 8 breakfasts.
• Bike hire & fuel for the entire trip.
• Accompanying support vehicle, mechanic and spares.
• Breakdown and non-accident related repairs on journey.
• Bike Permit fees payable to Goverment of Nepal.
• Accompanying road captain/tour leader.

Not included:
• Riding gear, including helmet boots or gloves.
• Drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic.
• Rider accident insurance.
• Meals other than breakfast.

Itinerary

Day 1

Siliguri/Bagdogra:

Guests arrive on this day; they will have to arrive to the hotel booked by the agency. Briefing session in the evening around 5pm on the trip and what to expect over the next 6 days, and an introduction of the organizing crew at the Bullet House office.

 

Day 2:

Siliguri to Chitwan

428kms 9 hours:

Assemble at Bullet House office by 6:30 am, depart by 7am. Clients will be picked up from their hotels by support vehicle and client luggage will remain on vehicle during the ride.We should be at the India-Nepal border by 8 am IST latest. Once across we complete our motorcycle permitformalities, get a quick breakfast, and should be on our way before 10am Nepal time. The roads are good and we ride through the terai or lowland agricultural regions of Nepal, passing a few major towns and a number of little villages. Lunch will be at a location of our choice along the way. The ride takes us over numerous bridges spanning rivers coming down from the hills to our north, and roads through sections of thick forests, until we arrive late in the afternoon at Hetauda town, located at the foothills of the lower Churia hills.  A well earned rest at our hotel after a long day of riding, possiblya brief interactions with local biker club members after dinner.

 

Day 3:

Hetauda to Lumbini

210kms 6 hours & then to Tansen, 44kms 2 hours:

Breakfast at hotel, and we aim to be on the road by 8 am today. From here we ride to Chitwan, where at Narayanghat, about 80 kms away, we cross the mighty Naryani river continuing west, and soon the road starts winding up hills and down back to the plains till we reach Butwal, where we will stop for lunch. From here we head south about 11 kms to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, where we pay a short visit to the archaeological site marking the birthplace of the Buddha,  after which we retrace our path to Butwal and onwards to the hill town of Tansen, away from the heat of the plains. Overnight at the quaint town of Tansen with time in the evening to explore the local sights.

 

Day 4:

Tansen to Pokhara

130 kms 5 hours

Breakfast at hotel, and we aim to be on the road by 9 am today. The road from Tansen winds through hills most of the way and makes for enjoyable riding in the twists and turns winding through the bucolic Himalayan scenery. Lunch on the way at a place of our convenience and so by late afternoon we should be riding into the picturesque lakeside town of Pokhara, at the foothills of the awe inspiring Annapurna and Fishtail mountains. We may even have enough time to explore the lakeside sights and sounds before evening, once we check in to our hotel.  Local bike club members may also visit us today, and for the rest of the evening you may explore on your own.

 

Day 5:

Pokhara and around

Today is a rest day and a day to relax and take in the laid back vibe of this pretty lakeside town. We will organize a set of local sights that we will lead rides too, but you are free to relax and wander around on your own, go boating in the lake, or take up any of the number of activities on offer in this adventure focused town including zip lining or paragliding.  Or, you could just doze off by the lakeside with a chilled beer! Lots of eating out options here with many restaurants offering all manner of cuisine from Korean to Continental, and even more souvenir and shopping options if you need to buy gifts. Overnight at same hotel.

 

Day 6:

Pokhara to Kathmandu

205 kms 6 hours.

Breakfast at hotel, and we aim to be on the road by 9 am today. We will ride out of town and ride through a lovely road that winds along the foothills of the mountains and along fast flowing river and villages set in lush green farmland. You may be sad to leave Pokhara and its laid back vibe, but Kathmandu is definitely something to look forward to. Once we cross the confluence of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli river at Munglin, it’s about a 100kms ride to Kathmandu, following the Trishuli river upstream and the main highway linking Kathmandu to the lowlands and India. Lunch will likely be at Kurintar, a short distance from Munglin. We should be in Kathmandu by early evening, giving us time to catch the nightlife in the tourist area of Thamel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7:

Kathmandu.

Breakfast at hotel and by 9 am we will ride out as a group to a number of key sites across town including  Patan, Boudha, Pashupatinagar and Swoyambhu.  This city tour should be over by around 4pm max, ensuring you have enough time to do some exploring, shopping on your own. Again, if you wish to drop out and do your own exploring during the day, it is also possible. This is a day to explore Kathmandu and get a feel of this place. This is our last night in Nepal so there may be a visit to our favourite bar, remember though, it’s an early start and a long day tomorrow! Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 8

Kathmandu to Siliguri

487 kms 9 hours.

Breakfast at hotel and by 7 am we will ride out. Early start to ensure we cross border by late evening else we will not be allowed across! We will head east out of the city to Dhulikhel town from where, if the weather is clear, you may catch a distant tiny glimpse of Mt.Everest. From here we begin one of several descents to river valleys and ascents up hillsides on a spectacularly winding road – great roads for motorcycling! By midday we should be at Bardibas, here we join the road we started on on our first day of riding, and ride east to cross the border. Lunch along the way. By early evening we should be across the border and in Siliguri town by 6pm. Ride ends at Bullet House office from where guests will be dropped to a hotel after a small farewell ceremony.

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INR 45,000 ex Silguri/ Bagdogra

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