Nepal Motorbike Tour with Sightseeing - 12 days

Nepal Motorbike Tour with Sightseeing - 12 days

Nepal Motorbike Tour is one of the most exclusive, engaging, and adventurous motorbiking tours that take you to varied landscapes of the western lowlands of Nepal. The 12 days of on-road experience takes you to 6 of Nepal's popular destinations, including Kathmandu, Bandipur, Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini, and Chitwan.

Your ride begins in Kathmandu valley with test rides in Nagarkot, Changunarayan, and Bhaktapur. With that, the ride officially begins at Gorkha, then the Newari village of Bandipur. The next stop is Pokhara for two days to explore the natural and religious sites, then Tansen for a short cultural tour. A short ride leads to the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, for another two days city tour. The ride takes you to the grasslands of Chitwan National Park before finally concluding back at Kathmandu.

With an experienced crew and well-geared motorbikes, you will take on the swift as well as tricky trails in the adrenaline-pumping ride. While the wind blows around you, you get to experience the best of Nepal and Nepali communities' culture, heritage, tradition, nature, and lifestyle. The tour is best for experienced riders who love adventure and exploring.

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The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Adventurous bike ride to six of the popular tourist destinations in Nepal; Kathmandu, Bandipur, Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini, and Chitwan
  • Visit the UNESCO heritage sites of Changunarayan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu Durbar Squares in Kathmandu valley.
  • Hike to the Nagarkot hill tower to witness the vivid views of Mt. Jugal, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang range
  • Witness the Nepali countryside lifestyle of the ethnic Newari community and culture in Bandipur
  • Visit the birthplace of the ancient Shah dynasty King Prithvi Narayan in the Gorkha Durbar Palace
  • Witness panoramic views of the Annapurna Massif and Machhapuchhre mountains in Pokhara
  • Visit International Mountain Museum, Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, Bat Cave, and World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara
  • Explore the ancient temples and houses of Magar and the Shah Kingdom of Tansen
  • Enjoy the ethnic Tharu culture, dishes, and traditions in Chitwan
  • Engage in a Jungle safari, canoeing, and bird watching in the Chitwan National Park

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Test ride to Nagarkot, Changunarayan, and Bhaktapur Tour - 3 to 4 hours (70km)
Day 3 Bike ride from Kathmandu to Bandipur via Gorkha - 6 to 7 hours (203km) ride
Day 4 Bike ride to Pokhara, half-day city tour, and one-hour boating- 3 to 4 hours (80km) ride
Day 5 Explore Pokhara
Day 6 Bike ride from Pokhara to Tansen - 4 to 5 hours (120km) ride
Day 7 Bike ride from Tansen to Lumbini and half-day city tour - 3 to 4 hours (80km) ride
Day 8 Full-day city tour of Lumbini
Day 9 Bike ride from Lumbini to Chitwan - 5 to 6 hours (175km) ride
Day 10 Jungle Safari in Chitwan
Day 11 Bird-watching trip and back to Kathmandu - 5 to 6 hours (182km) ride
Day 12 Departure Day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the adventurous tour of the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representatives, who will transfer you to a hotel in Thamel. After taking some rest, you can visit our office nearby to meet your guide and crew.

You can visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Freak Street, depending on the time. At night enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Test ride to Nagarkot, Changunarayan, and Bhaktapur Tour - 3 to 4 hours (70km)

It is an exciting day as you will see your bikes for the first time and take them for a test ride to nearby tourist attractions. The guide will explain the basics to you, and then you'll follow the crew to Nagarkot, located east of Kathmandu. The road is mostly blacktopped, but some biking trail near the hill station is partially graveled. After exploring the view tower to witness the Langtang range, take your bikes to nearby Changunarayan.

West of Nagarkot, only half an hour away, lies one of the oldest temples in Nepal, Changunarayan. The temple is a two-storied building that has been made in honor of Lord Vishnu. From there, take the dusty road to the Newari city of Bhaktapur. Visit Durbar Square's different temples, statuses, and museums before riding back to Kathmandu.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Bike ride from Kathmandu to Bandipur via Gorkha - 6 to 7 hours (203km) ride

Today, we officially begin the motorbike tour and experience the challenge and rush of adrenaline. You leave early in the morning with your crew, wearing all the gear and carrying your backpacks to Bandipur. Take the Prithvi Highway passing by Trishuli river on the side.

Riding past verdant hills, you will pass Benighat, and Muglin, and then from Muktinath, take a detour to Gorkha. Pass by the historic landmark of Gorkha Durbar with its magnificent palace on the hilltop. It is known to be the birthplace of the unifier of Nepal, the late King Prithvi Narayan Shah.

Continue to drive further west to Bandipur, an ancient Newari village with brick-laden houses, cobblestone streets, and picturesque vehicle-free streets.

Overnight stay in Bandipur

Day 4
Bike ride to Pokhara, half-day city tour, and one-hour boating- 3 to 4 hours (80km) ride

The bike ride to Pokhara further west is exciting as you will slowly start getting close-up views of the Himalayas like Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. The ride is fairly smooth as you will be following Prithvi Highway. Upon reaching the 'city of lakes, rest in the hotel near the Phewa Lakeside in Baidam.

In the afternoon, you can explore the city by first taking a 1-hour boating spree on Phewa Lake. Also, pay a visit to the island temple of Barahi. Enjoy the authentic Thakali meal at one of the restaurants nearby Baidam.

Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 5
Explore Pokhara

Pokhara, an amazing landscape offers the best experience to riders who want to enjoy the adventure along with natural views. After breakfast, take your bike to ride on the blacktopped road to Gupteshwor and Bat caves as well as the famous Davis falls (waterfall). From there, make a short trip to the Shanti Stupa/ World Peace Pagoda located atop a hill in Pokhara.

If time permits, you can visit the International Mountain Museum later in the afternoon if you wish to see the mountaineering history, tools, garments, and records. If your muscles are sore from riding, you can even enjoy a spa in the evening.

Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 6
Bike ride from Pokhara to Tansen - 4 to 5 hours (120km) ride

You will ride further southwest on this day as your next stop is Tansen. On the way, pass by Waling town and cross the Kali Gandaki River bridge. The road is a little tricky in some areas.

Tansen is a hill town in the Palpa district and has also been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List. Beautiful temples and old brick houses are preserved perfectly in the village. You can interact with the Shahs and Magar communities residing peacefully in the area.

Overnight stay in Tansen.

Day 7
Bike ride from Tansen to Lumbini and half-day city tour - 3 to 4 hours (80km) ride

One of the shortest rides awaits this day as you head further south to the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini. There is a change in temperature as it starts getting hotter. The trail will take you to the main city area of Butwal, then further down to Tillotamma and then Siddarthanagar. Taking the Taulihawa road, which is fairly smooth, you will reach Lumbini.

Explore the city in the late afternoon to avoid the heat in the peak afternoon time.

Overnight stay in Lumbini.

Day 8
Full-day city tour of Lumbini

You can take your motorbikes only to the outside of Lumbini. The entire area of Lumbini is huge, and you will have to walk there.

As you enter, you'll be welcomed by the Lumbini Garden with trees, bushes, and flowers. Make sure you visit the Maya Devi temples containing the archeological remains of Lord Gautam Buddha's birth. Visit the small tortoise pond and Ashoka pillar with ancient inscriptions. Finally, take a scenic boat ride along the canal.

Overnight stay in Lumbini.

Day 9
Bike ride from Lumbini to Chitwan - 5 to 6 hours (175km) ride

Leaving Lumbini, head back east to Chitwan, the grassland of Nepal. The road is mostly blacktopped, but some trails are tricky and unpaved, so the ride might be bumpy. Following the crew, make your way back to Siddharthanagar, pass the Narayani river bridge, follow the river most of the way, and head to Bharatpur. Eventually, rest your bikes in the hotel in Sauraha, the eastern gateway to Chitwan National Park.

After rest, walk on the streets to explore the Tharu community. You can also ride to the Elephant Breeding Center in the late afternoon and then drive to Tharu Cultural Show. The community performs the show with ethnic dramas, cultural stick dances, and more. Enjoy duck meat, snail soup, and local drinks popular in the area.

Overnight stay in Chitwan.

Day 10
Jungle Safari in Chitwan

Today, you will have a wild adventure, which will not involve riding on your bike but taking a Jeep to the depths of the Chitwan National Park. You will come across deer, antelopes, pangolins, peacocks, Rhinoceros, Gaur, and more. If luck is on your side, you might also witness the Royal Bengal Tiger.

In the late afternoon, take a canoe ride in the Rapti River to witness Alligators.

Overnight stay in Chitwan.

Day 11
Bird-watching trip and back to Kathmandu - 5 to 6 hours (182km) ride

Bird watching is a popular sport in Chitwan, and you can participate in the adventure too. As this is your final day in Chitwan, you can visit the Chitwan National Park for bird watching. The park is known to hold more than 550 species of birds, including the Kashmir Flycatcher, Kalij Pheasant, and Great White-Fronted Goose, which are rare to find.

Bid farewell to the locals as you take your bikes and ride for about 5 to 6 hours to reach Kathmandu on the northeast.

Upon reaching your hotel, the bikes will be sent back to the rental and you will head to your hotel for much-needed rest. In the evening, enjoy your night in local pubs and clubs in Thamel and also enjoy some souvenir shopping.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 12
Departure Day

Bidding farewell to the entire crew, you will be dropped off at the Tribhuvan International airport for homeward departure. Reminisce the amazing road adventure you had with us and remember us for more trekking, biking, and other adventurous journeys with us.

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Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Tommy Sutton
flagsUnited Kingdom
May 03, 2023

Motorcycle TOur

I am grateful to Naba and his company for this wounderful itinerary, full of adventure. The itineray is perfect for adventurous ride across Nepal. We ride all the way from Kathmandu to Lumbini through dust and dramatic landscape. At time it was tough due to rough road but most of the time it was lovely experience. We got backup from Kathmandu. Naba was active and would call his team. Such a great company. We are planning for Langtang trek this september. Can't wait to trek.
Nathan Thomas
flagsUnited States of America
May 03, 2023

Nepal motorcycle tour

Eric and I did this motorcycle tour with sightseeing and went to the eastern part of Nepal on a motorcycle. Some part of the road was too dusty to see the road. But that was adventuresome. Our team member from Third Rock was so concerned and attentive all the time. He would check if we need water and stop frequently. Chitwan was wonderful place to be. We rode all the way back to Kathmandu with lots of memories. I have sore back but loads of mesmerizing memories.

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