Motorcycle Trip in Nepal, important information here
Welcome to Nepal for an adventure experience once in a lifetime!
Riding in Nepal is an amazing adventure activity. It offers a lot of interesting and adventurous rides in this Himalayan paradise to add a noble experience to your travel life. The most significant one is the Mustang Motorcycle Tour, which is the ride beyond the Annapurna ranges (Mustang) through one of the world’s deepest gorges along one of the most scenic roads. In terms of the political situation and people’s concern, Nepal is very safe for all tourists from around the world, but it is still an underdeveloped country. Therefore, you must expect to be deprived of equivalent facilities that are available by developed or European equivalent civilisation.
The Best Season to Ride in Nepal: Nepal is an ideal destination to visit and enjoy at any time of year. If you are planning a road trip or an adventure ride, the best seasons are undoubtedly spring, autumn, and winter until February. A monsoon is due to start; therefore, it is somewhat risky for riding due to unpredictable landslides or flooding. In the short time following the end of the monsoon, one should expect unexpected rain but should not be concerned. A light weatherproof jacket can easily protect you from getting soaked. Roads may not be yet repaired; therefore, riders should expect many difficult sections while riding. Complete mindfulness on the ride is essential whilst enjoying the scenic beauty of the Himalayas. Especially in the mountains, roads are not dry, so riders are to be prepared to cross muddy, slippery obstacles, and a few water crossings may be encountered during the journey. Please get mentally prepared but do not try to go beyond your riding skills and motorcycle limit. Please get help nearby if you are in need while doing a solo ride and cooperate with each other if you are riding in a team. Getting to the maximum edge also depends on the rider’s ability and also the motorcycle’s capacity as well. Therefore, please analyse the situation carefully before attempting. When you are riding in a group, it is ideal to have a support team with a group to work in difficult situations, as there is a likely chance of needing help mechanically. You must always judge the situation and make a logical decision to avoid serious eventualities. It can be a difficult ride for someone here in Nepal, but patience, rest, and going easy will help you explore and enjoy more of this beautiful experience safely and harmoniously.
A few steps that can help you accomplish your riding trips::
Our mission is to get you to your planned destination, have a beautiful experience filled with enjoyment from the trip, and return home safely. Safety when riding comes first to prevent injury and save life. Safe-riding tips are mentioned below to raise your awareness and clarify how we ride in Nepal.
Riding in a group: Riding in a team of 2 or more
While you ride in Nepal, follow the following steps:
- Stay as a group when you are riding with friends.
- Never leave the mechanic if you have one and are riding with a support team.
- Follow the tour leader.
- Keep a safe braking distance.
- Do not panic if you get lost or miss the road. Navigate your way back or stay where you are confused until one of your support member finds you.
- Get involved in rehearsal prior to departure for a ride to get used to in the event of lost or unexpected incidents.
- Please keep a record of the contact number of a guide, mechanic, or tour leader.
Riding Solo: Riding alone without a companion
A solo rider has little to consider, but plan your journey carefully. Start early and finish early is always best here in Nepal as you may get unexpected stoppages sometimes during the journey due to poor road infrastructure, traffic incidents, or sudden protests etc. It is always a good idea to ask the locals at your hotel about the situation before you proceed to your next destination.
If your motorcycle stops and won’t start:
If your motorcycle stops and won’t start: Do
not panic! Turn the key off once, then start the bike using the correct method without rushing. Rush can’t always do the job correctly and create more trouble. After a long trial of starting, if you are left behind, please do not attempt to self-start continually—the battery will drain out! Clutch sprags will also wear out, which can result in engine movement locking up. Use the kickstart method properly to start the bike if it does not start with the electric method. Never try to repair a bike yourself if you don’t have any mechanical knowledge. Stay where you are stopped and ask for help if some riders show interest in your situation. Mostly on Nepalese roads these days, many youngsters have emerged as passionate riders, travellers, and bloggers who are found to be great helpers to other bikers no matter where they come from. Nepal is an excellent tourist-friendly country as we have a concept of thinking that guests are representations of gods. Nepal is not only beautiful but also a perfectly safe country for everyone living here or visiting here. If you are riding in a group, you shouldn’t worry as you will be searched by support staff. Inform the mechanic immediately about any issues you encounter. Healthy Bike – Healthy Ride! Healthy Ride – Happy Guy!
Tyre Puncture/ways to avoid:
A significant amount of time gets wasted if you get a puncture on the tour.
Precautions for tyre punctures:
On the Highway: There are lots of nails on the road, especially in ditches, so avoid ditches and potholes while riding along the Nepalese Highway.
On off-road: Avoid sharp stones and spinning wheels on sharp rocks.
Traffic in Nepal & Safe Riding Tips:
World-class traffic rules are in place in Nepal, but there are only a few people who follow traffic rules while driving, so
- Always ride defensively by thoroughly understanding the situation.Always protect yourself. Do not expect from other traffic.
- Never expect other traffic to give you the right of way. Make your own way very carefully and with good anticipation.
- Always use horn in time, when you see hazards, going around bends & overtaking.
- Always prepare to move to the left side of the road or stop instantly when you meet an overtaking vehicle from the opposite side.
- Always stay in your lane unless necessary. Think about lane discipline!
- Never ever overtake around bends.
- Never do excessive banking on any Royal Enfield, otherwise the foot rest may touch the road and you may lose control.
- Always maintain a gap and keep your braking distance.
- Always ride at your controllable speed. It depends on individual riding skills, experience, and the condition of the road and the capacity of the bike.
- Ride carefully in the cities (speed limit is 40 km/h). Get familiar with how traffic is flowing.
- Never ever stop in the middle of the carriageway under any circumstances. Always use your indicator, check traffic and pull over only at a safe place for stops.
- Follow traffic light signals.
- Always wear a helmet. If you have good riding gear, it is a clear definition of your awareness.
Always cooperate with the police politely when you are going through their checkpoints. They are there to help, so do not hesitate to get assistance if necessary.
- Always park your motorcycle in a safe location during the day and lock the handle.
- At night, always park your motorcycle on the centre stand and in close proximity.
- Never leave your motorcycle on a public road overnight.
- Start and let your motorcycle run for 10 minutes, even if you are not using it every day, to make sure everything is functional for the next trip.
- To avoid unexpected breakage, never turn a motorcycle around using a side parking stand.
How to start motorcycles?
Basic tips are listed below, if you struggle with starting your motorcycle. For combustion, an engine needs three fundamentals: fuel, air, and electricity.
- Remove the fuel tank lid to let trapped air out of the tank. The trapped air can create a vacuum and prevent the passage of fuel from the fuel tank to the engine.
- Check the fuel level by rocking the bike left and right, sometime fuel indicator can be faulty.
- Check that the spark plug is securely connected.
- Check that the air hose from the air filter box to the carburettor or throttle body to the engine is properly connected.
- Check the electricity by pressing the horn. beeps, the motorcycle has electricity.
- If a motorcycle is carbureted, check that the fuel supply switch under the tank is not in the “OFF” position. The fuel supply switch must be either “ON” or “Reserve” if less fuel remains in the tank.
- If your motorcycle has a kick lever, lubricate the piston and cylinder wall by kicking the lever a couple of times.
- Press the start button for 1–3 seconds after turning on the red ignition button.
Motorcycle Starts: Let it warm up for 2 minutes before the ride
Motorcycle doesn’t start:
8a. Motorcycle is EFI and has choke lever. Press the lever then repeat no 8. Motorcycle starts. Let it warm up for 2 minute before the ride.
Motorcycle doesn’t start: Repeat the procedure 8a. Use kick start for better efficacy!
8b. Motorcycle has Carburettor. Pull the choke lever at the carburettor then repeat no 8
Motorcycle doesn’t start: Repeat the procedure 8a. Use kick start for better efficacy!