BEST OF NEPAL
DURATION: 8 Days
BEST SEASON: All year round.
GROUP SIZE: Min 2 to maximum 8 riders.
BIKES: Enfield Classic 500 or Himalayan 411cc
TRIP GRADE: Easy to Moderate
TOUR COST: US$1850 per person.
A fully guided Enfield tour through Central and Western Nepal. We stay at Gorkha town and explore it’s historical Fort Palace and the museum. On a clear day, we will be greeted by the Manaslu mountain range. With a quick visit to Bandipur, we ride to Pokhara and spend an afternoon exploring the beautiful lakecity. We continue our ride through scenic valleys of Syangja and Walling to another ancient trading town of Tansen in Palpa district. An historical town where the architectures are quite as old as the mountains. Then we ride south to Lumbini – the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha where we take rickshaw rides and see various monasteries and the ancient ruins of Maya Devi Temple where Buddha was born. Continue our ride to Chitwan National Park where we park our bikes for a day and go for a full day jungle activities like dugout canoe ride, jungle walk, afternoon jeep safari to see the wild animals in its natural habitat. Then we head north to Nuwakot Famous Farm, located alongside an ancient fort palace and enjoy a true Nepali hospitality. Return to Kathmandu via Shivapuri Forest Reserve and check back into our hotel in Thamel and end the trip with a celebration dinner.
DAY 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet, greet and transfer to our hotel.
Our representative will receive you at the airport. Transfer you to our hotel in Thamel. B&B. Bikes will be at the hotel the same evening.
DAY 2: Kathmandu to Gorkha. 145km.
100% blacktopped road. First break at 56 Espresso Cafe. Nepali set lunch at Jomsom Thakali 100KM from Kathmandu. Arrive in Gorkha, check into a hotel. Enjoy the spectacular Manaslu Mountain range. Evening sunset views are amazing.
DAY 3: Gorkha to Pokhara via Bandipur. 125km.
Breakfast. A short ride to the ancient Gorkha Palace built 400+ years ago and the historical museum. Awesome views of Manaslu range from the Palace. A quick visit Bandipur. Walk around and meet for a coffee before we head down back on the highway to Pokhara. Arrive early afternoon. Check into our hotel. Explore the lakeside city on your before we meet for dinner in one of the finest restaurants.
DAY 4: Pokhara to Tansen. 136km.
Enjoy an early morning walk around the Fewa lake. Fishtail mountain view on a clear day. Breakfast.
Leave Pokhara and head to the historical town of Tansen in Palpa district, Western Nepal. Scenic ride along Syangja's rice valley with low traffic. Turquoise blue river, Annapurna mountain range on a clear day. Lunch stop at Multi-Cuisine Restaurant at Walling. Arrive at Hotel Srinagar. Enjoy the sunset view over the Himalayas from the roof. Evening walk thru the narrow gulleys of Tansen bazar. Enjoy dinner at Nanglo West Restaurant. 15 minutes walk back to our hotel.
DAY 5: Tansen to Chitwan National Park via Lumbini 230km.
Breakfast. Ride to Butwal and to Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Park bikes and visit the ruins of Mayadevi Temple and a few other monasteries. Lunch at Lumbini. Head to Chitwan National Park via Daunne's beautiful highway. Part of the road passes thru National Park's south side. Check into out Hotel set amidst beautiful garden. Walk around and explore the Sauraha market. Tharu Cultural program in the evening. Buffet dinner at the resort.
DAY 6: No ride. Full day Jungle activities.
Early morning dug out canoe ride on the Rapti river with our nature guide. Jungle walk accompanied by a guide. Arrive back at the resort for lunch. Late afternoon private jeep safari to the deeper part of the national park to see endangered wildlife such as rhinos, tigers, bear, leopard, three species of deer, two species of crocodile, Himalayan gray langoor, wild buffaloes, etc. Return back to resort and rest. Dinner with Tharu cultural show.
DAY 7: Chitwan to Nuwakot Famous Farm. 150km.
Breakfast. Leave Chitwan and ride to Nuwakot's Famous Farm. Part of the ride follows the Kathmandu-Lhasa Passang Lhamu highway. Settle down for the evening with chilled beer in their beautiful garden overlooking the Trishuli valley while enjoying the most magnificent sunset. Nepali set dinner or Continental dish freshly cooked in an open kitchen.
DAY 8: Famous Farm to Kathmandu. 70km.
Breakfast. Leave Famous Farm and head back to Kathmandu via a newly built road that brings us back to the city with some fantastic ride thru Shivpuri National Park. Check into our hotel in Thamel. Evening we meet up for a celebration dinner.
INCLUDES: 500CC Royal Enfield bike or 411CC Himalayan with fuel for the entire trip. Tour guide, mechanic, support vehicle and spare parts. Airport pickup and drop. Hotel/Resort on twin share basis with breakfast and ala-carte dinner. Full jungle activities with park entry permits. Farewell dinner in Kathmandu. A cool tour t-shirt.
EXCLUDES: International air tickets, Nepal visa, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, lunch and alcoholic beverages during the tour. Bar bills and laundry. Tips and gratitude. Emergency rescue and Personal Trave & Medical Insurance. Extra adventure activities in Pokhara like paragliding, Bungy jump, zipline, etc.
OUR BIKES: We have 500CC Royal Enfield Classic or 411CC Himalayan with electric start.
NOTE: No need of international driving license as long as you have a valid driving license from your country. Riders must bring proper riding gear. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival at the airport.