TOUR ITINERARY DESCRIPTIONS:
Arrival to Kathmandu & transfer to your hotel. Please provide day of your arrival and your hotel so that we can arrange airport pick up service.
Day 1: 150 Kms / 5 HRs
To leave Kathmandu by 9.00 am to Bandipur.
After breakfast in the morning, a support jeep will be at your hotel at 8.00 am then drive you to Bikemandu. A quick paperwork and formalities then get set for the drive. Beginning from Kalanki the riders shall begin up their ride and come across the hectic busy K-Town. After reaching Thankot Check Post, the riders will experience steep down hill ride till they make it to Naubise. After short refreshment and rest, the riders shall further gear up and drive with the flow of river alongside. Once the riders reach Kuringtar, they shall have lunch and take short rest. Gradually, after beginning the ride, overcoming the busiest highway and crossing the west bridge, there are wonderful places to see in the meantime and only a less vehicles will be seen along this road. After reaching a place called Dumre, the riders exit the main road and start experiencing the hill top ride to Bandipur. Dinner and overnight at Bandipur. Bandipur is one perfect hill top region of Nepal, situated at an elevation of 1030m, on a mountain saddle is above 700m above Marshyangdi River Valley, 142 km west of Kathmandu. It is a wonderful old village, rich with magnificent arts and sculptures that can be seen at houses and temples. Mixed range of people reside here. It has typical Nepali touch and any visitor residing here overnight will get to experience what Nepal actually is from Bandipur itself. From Bandipur Manaslu Himalayas and Annapurnas can be viewed.
Day 2: 72 Kms/3 Hrs Ride
Ride from Bandipur to Pokhara by 12 PM.
After breakfast, we do short stroll in the main town to see its attractions and also to view points for Himalayas, then we start our ride, descending 7 Kms down to Dumre and continue for another 65 kms to Pokhara. On the half way to Pokhara, we stop for a short break. Around 4 pm, we reach Pokhara and check into hotel. Rest of the day is FREE. Pokhara stands at 900 meters above sea level and is an ideal vacationers paradise. With its crystal clear lakes, magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountain Range and its bustling but quaint lake side bazaar, it is a major tourist attraction. From here most of the treks starts for the western region and is a haven for people who wants to relax in this serene mountain beauty. The Annapurna mountain range is impressive by any standard. Looming ahead to take the center stage is Machhapuchhare or “Fish Tail Mountain”, which gets its name from the shape of its summit and flanking it from either side are the great mountains of the range including Annapurna I (8091 m), the first 8000 m peak to be scaled in 1950. The range continues to meet the Lamjung Himal in the east while to its west looms the massive dome of Dhaulagiri (8161 m).
Day 03: 135 Kms
Ride Pokhara to Tatopani by 9.00 am
After early breakfast, set out for town of Beni, 90 Kms on the Baglung Highway which takes about 3 hours and a convenient place to stop for lunch. From here set out on a rough terrain on the newly constructed road to Jomsom to arrive at Tatopani (43 Kms). Tatopani which means “Hot Water” is one of the most popular overnight stops in this area. It is so named because of the Hot Springs, located close by. Overnight in Tatopani
Day 04: 65 Kms/4 – 5 Hrs Ride
Ride Tatopani to Kagbeni by 9.00 am
After an early breakfast, set out on the trail by following the Kali Gandaki River passing water falls and Thakali and Magar Villages to Dana (4750 ft./ 1446 m.) and then steeply ascend to Ghasa (6600 ft./ 2012m). The Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest gorge in the world. As we pass between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range, a dramatic change in vegetation is witnessed from green forests, to dry arid desert. It takes gradual acclimatising with the surrounding. The Thakalies are the dominant tribe of the valley, related to the Gurung and Magars of the southern slopes. We by pass the route to Jomsom and head straight to Kagbeni (2800 m) which is the gateway to Upper Mustang. (Note : The Kaligandaki Valley becomes increasingly windy during the day as the winds blows south to north and make it difficult for travelers. So it is a good idea to start early and reach Kagbeni for lunch, before the winds build up.
PM : FREE to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Overnight in Kagbeni
Day 05: 45 Kms (Full Day Sight Seeing)
Ride to Muktinath and then descend to Jomsom (2750 m)
After breakfast set out for Muktinath, on graveled river beds. If lucky, one can find ammonite fossils millions of years old but one can also buy them directly from the traders. The village of Muktinath is one of the many pilgrimage places in the Kali Gandaki basin. At 3800 m, its eternal flame draws the Hindus and Buddhist alike and is therefore, interesting to note the mixture of Buddhist and Hindu culture in this area. There are many interests to occupy the day in this ancient town which also used to be the capital of one of the province of Mustang. After lunch ride down to Jomsom by way of Jharkot. Jomsom (2713 m) is the Administrative seat of the Mustang Region and the gateway to the Annapurna region. A land of mystique, the rugged peaks of the Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagari gaze down in their awesome splendor at weathered landscapes which contrast with the deep river ravines over noisy river beds. Jomsom is a mixture of hard work, social frivolity tempered by culture founded on deep religious traditions. It has the only airport which operates daily scheduled flights to Pokhara in the early mornings before the winds build up. Overnight in Jomsom
Day 06: 90 Kms/6 Hrs
After breakfast by 9.00 am. Ride to Beni.
After breakfast, we set out for Beni. On the way, we visit a viewpoint in Kalopani then continue to Tatopani. Lunch in Tatopani and complete the final off road leg to Beni. Overnight there.
Day 07: 230 Kms/7 Hrs
Ride Beni to Tansen by 8.00 am
It is pleasant relief to start our tarmac ride after exhausting hard off road riding on the previous days. The roughest section of the journey is completed and now start the easier part. After breakfast, we head off for Tansen via Pokhara. Lunch in Pokhara and continue riding to Tansen along winding but scenic road toward the South built by British Government aid. On the way If tome allows, we ride to Shreenagar in order to catch the beautiful panoramic himalayan view. We check into hotel and get refreshed. Tansen is a district headquarters and commercial centre of Palpa District. It is a pleasant town built on the side of Shrinagar hill. It lies in the middle hills of Nepal, at an altitude of 1400 metres, 300 kms west of Kathmandu and 80 kms from Bhairawa on the Indian border. Tansen is charming because it is unspoiled by modernity, pollution and urban bustle. Overnight at the Hotel
Day 08: 179 Kms / 5 Hrs
Tansen/Chitwan Park ride by 9.00 am.
After breakfast and short stroll around Tansen Bazar, we ride 179 kilometers to Chitwan National Park (Sauraha) in lowland, you will notice changes of road and terrain when mountain road ends and start riding through deep Jungle toward after Butwal. We take lunch in Daune and finally end our day in CHITWAN Park. After checked into hotel. Rest of the day is free. You can plan for next day activities like jungle safari on Elephant back or Jeep to see wild life while going through the jungle (Bengal tiger, one horn rhinos and other endangered species can be spotted.
The Chitwan National Park (CNP) is a world heritage property. It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.
Day 09: Free rest day or Activities
Day 10: 163 Kms / 5.30 Hrs
Chitwan Park to Kathmandu ride by 9.00 am
After breakfast, we leave for Kathmandu via Daman. Daman is a small village at distance of 64 Kms from Hetauda reached by winding uphill and situated at an altitude of 2400 Metres. Daman has a viewpoint for Mount Everest so we will take an opportunity to have a look from the viewpoint. Lunch in Daman and continue to Kathmandu. After arrival to Bikemandu, return of bikes, Debrief of tour with complimentary drinks then transfer to hotel of your choice. Bikemandu closing time: 1700 PM
Riding together with your friends on legendary Royal Enfield Motorcycle to one of the best place in the world will be your additional unforgettable trip in life. March to May and October to December is the perfect months to see beautiful Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas to the North where you will have to go through world’s deepest gorge. Daman village on the mountain has a viewpoint from where you have best chance to see Mount Everest if day is clear on the way back to Kathmandu via Daman.