Highlights of the Ride
- Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle.
- Breathtaking natural views all around with terrains you have never seen or ridden before.
- Experience Tibetan culture and visit one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Muktinath.
- Hot water spring bath at Tatopani
Sacred for Buddhists, Hindus, and anyone who has made the journey, there’s a reason why Muktinath temple draws an astounding number of visitors each year despite its remote location. Offering unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and a true glimpse of Nepal’s religious heart, Muktinath translates to “the provider of salvation” and is seen as one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country.
In addition to the world-famous shrine inside the temple, there are several other points of interest in the immediate vicinity. The series of 108 waterspouts located on the temple wall (Mukti Dhara) is said to bring salvation to Hindu practitioners and they can commonly be seen taking baths under the ice-cold water. In a similar fashion, the two pools in front of the temple (Mukti Kunda) are used to remove negative karma. The three eternal flames at Jwala Mai are yet another incredible part of any Muktinath journey.
Skill level – Advanced
- Can ride for five to six hours
- Good riding experience
- Experienced with riding a Royal Enfield
- Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions
The maximum no of people in the group is 15. The optimum people of one Batch/Group for efficiency in operation is 8 pax or 12 pax.
CLIMATE IN NEPAL FOR RIDING
Nepal is a land of extremes. The climate varies dramatically with altitude and the seasons. Luckily, the weather changes are most predictable so we can schedule the tours in advance. We spend most of our time in the mid-hills where the climate is perfect for riding. With bright sunshine, few showers, clear roads, fresh air and stunning scenery, its Motorcycle Nirvana.
Between Mid November and February, early mornings can be chilly and it can get cold at night when we ride over 2000m. In the south of the country, at low altitude, it gets seriously hot from about May. Between June and August, the wet season takes hold. Best time to ride is February – May, and September – Mid December.
Day 1: Wander Through Charming Thamel
Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be greeted by a friendly representative . We’ll whisk you away to an excellently located partnered hotel with a touch of comfort and upscale luxury. From here, after a short rest you’ll wander through a veritable labyrinth of small shops and brightly-colored buildings filled with local arts and artifacts in the tourist hub of Kathmandu – Thamel .
Take in a massage, pick up a cashmere scarf, or dine at one of the many scrumptious Nepali restaurants in the picturesque Thamel district. In the evening prepare for your journey to Pokhara next day and get briefed about your upcoming adventure and ask any questions that you might have.
Day 2: Unwind in Unique Pokhara (In a private vehicle)
Pokhara is well-known as the most serene city in Nepal and you’ll see why after a quick morning trip from Kathmandu to our next stop. It is a 6 hours drive from Kathmandu with amazing views along the way .
Fully sated, you’ll check in to our partnered hotel in Pokhara for a quick rest before seeing what Pokhara has to offer. Team meetings, Extra Tour briefing , Bike introductions , Gear Sizing etc will be on the agenda today . Also if possible we will arrange for a short ride around the city to get you familiarized with your bikes and get you more excited. Overnight in Pokhara dreaming about the adventure which starts from tomorrow .
Day 3: Ride to Kalopani
A relatively long ride up the Himalayas gaining about 3000m . We will cross Buddhist influenced towns , monasteries and see the landscape changes constantly .Truly a magnificent experience.
The road is 65km Black topped till Beni and a tough 45 km off road ride till Kalopani which will surely test your biking skills .
Day 4 : Ride to Muktinath via Jomsom
After an exhausting riding day the day before, a relatively shorter ride to Muktinath . We halt at Jomsom for lunch soaking the sun and refueling our bikes. The terrain is purely off road making the ride more challenging and rewarding .
Jomsom is a pivotal area of the region due to its airport and proximity to Mukitnath temple which is one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal .
Day 5 : Ride to Marpha via Dhumba Lake
In the morning we give our prayers at Muktinath Temple . Besides offering your prayers you also can savor the magnificence of Himalayan peaks including Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri sprawling right before your eyes.
The cultural aspects are surely other delightful highlights at the site. We continue south towards Marpha – the apple capital of Nepal – where we halt for the night visiting Dhumba Lake in the midst.
Day 6 : Ride from Marpha to Tatopani
Along the retracing road, we ride back to Tatopani. The ride goes downhill towards Tatopani. En-route we halt to savor the view of Rupche Fall, which comes after Ghasa, which is a major stopover point of the region.
Admire the beauty of the fall and resume the ride along the mishmash highland road all the way to Tatopani. The name of the village refers to hot natural springs, so you can let go all the riding exhaustion bathing in the natural hot springs at Tatopani.
Day 7 : Ride from Tatopani to Pokhara.
On the retracing trail we arrive to Pokhara via Beni riding along Baglung Pokhara Highway.
Day 8 : Deep rest and explore Pokhara
After nearly a week of riding , we advise all our customers to take a day break in Pokhara before heading to Kathmandu . Boating at Phewa Lake , visit to Devis fall and Gupteshwor Caves will be on the agenda today. Explore vibrant Lakeside with plenty on offer in the evening.
Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu . ( In a private vehicle )
Day 9 will see us return to Kathmandu after a sumptuous breakfast in Pokhara .Reach Kathmandu by evening and check into our partnered hotel. Shopping , buying some souvenirs and relaxing should be on the agend a this evening .
Day 10: Say Farewell to Nepal (for now)
After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight back home. While the week may have seemed to fly by, your memories with us will last a lifetime.
- Airport Pick up and Drop
- Accommodation in highly reviewed hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara .
- Lodge style/Guest House rooms during the ride . ( Day 3- Day 7)
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara .
- Dinner and Breakfast at all days during the ride. ( Day 3 – Day 7)
- Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back in a Air conditioned vehicle. ( Toyota Hi Ace )
- Rental of a One Royal Enfield Himalayan – 411 cc per person for the whole riding tour ( Day 3 – Day 7 )
- Fuel , Spare parts of the bike in the support vehicle.
- All the permits required for the ride . ( ACAP/TIMS )
- Group Medical Kit
- Support Jeep with one Mechanic .
- Experienced English Speaking Group Leader on Bike
- Sightseeing in Pokhara on Day 8 in an Air conditioned vehicle.
- Travel insurance
- Visa for Nepal( If required , Not required in the case of Indian Nationality )
- Alcohol and Snacks outside of meal times
- Meals other than specified in inclusions.
- Personal Expenses