After your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), a representative of Firante Treks shall be waiting for you at the airport terminal. After being welcomed and greeted by our representative you shall be escorted to a private vehicle for a ride to your respective hotel for overnight stay. After getting into your hotel rooms, you may rest and relax your jet-lagged bodies. Later you can go out for a walk around the vicinity of your hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Wake up early, have your breakfast and let’s begin your motorbike riding adventure today. After having your breakfast we shall get on our Royal Enfield bikes for a ride around the UNESCO World Heritage sites sited all across the Kathmandu Valley. Today we shall have a motorbike ride for about 55 km as we go for a visit to the most prominent Buddhist stupas. Boudhanath is considered as one of the largest stupas in the world & Swayambhunath is the most prehistoric holy shrine in Kathmandu. Later we ride our bikes to the holy site of Pashupatinath Temple, a very consecrated Hindu Temple located side by the Bagmati River. From there onward we ride through the bustling road of Kathmandu to the Patan Durbar Square where you can see Nepalese art at its finest with intriguing sculptures carved in the temples and palaces. After riding all day through the vivid Kathmandu valley, lastly in the evening we ride back to our hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Carrying on with our motorbike tour, after having our breakfast we shall now get on our bikes and ride further out of the valley to Daman which is a hill station famous for sunrises and sunsets and the magnificent view of the Himalayan range against the vastness of the sky. At the end of the day, the road distance covered by us will be about 55 km. Initially as we ride away to Daman, you ought to expect some heavy traffic for the first 23 km of our ride. Moving away from the central city traffics of vehicles, we shall begin to ride on roads with very less traffic where you can enjoy the scenery beside and ahead the trails. After riding for about 23 km, we shall get off the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway and instead turn our bike to an old narrow highway. From here onward we shall continue ascending up the trail which is bound to give you a great riding experience. After riding for about 3 hours we shall reach Daman where you can enjoy exploring and walking around the naturally sited village of Daman (2,322 m). You can even climb up the viewpoint tower for a panoramic sight of the Himalayan ranges & later on return to the resort for dinner. Stay overnight at Daman.
After yesterday’s vertical climb, we now have to leave the glorious viewpoint of Daman today for a 128 km ride to the low plains of Chitwan. As usual after finishing our breakfast, we ride further on and start descending down to 2,000 meters. With an eagerness for the terrains ahead, we continue descending to arrive at the southern plateau of Terai and reach the main East-West Highway at Hetauda where you shall have our lunch. Moving on, we shall continue riding down with zigzag roads all the way through the plain landscapes to the verdant region of Chitwan where the first and oldest Chitwan National Park is situated. Get enchanted with the wildlife flourishing with plain yet magnificent scenery all around you. This national park is home to many endangered and rare species of flora and faunas so you can expect to witness some amazing sights nearby you during your stay at Chitwan. Stay overnight at Chitwan.
Today is a day for exploration, as we have a full day scheduled entirely for doing various jungle activities. Feel the enthusiasm and natural vibe of the Chitwan National park as you ride on the back of the mammoth Elephant. Do take your camera with you because while during the elephant safari, you are bound to receive some amazing up-close shots of the wild animals and birds prospering here. Get your senses aspired with the sights and sounds of countless variety of animals like the world famous rhinoceros, tiger and crocodile along with the stunning birds flying over the forests trees. Later in the afternoon after finishing the tour around the Chitwan National Park, we shall ride our bikes to a local Tharu village to observe the ancient cultural practices of the indigenous people living here to end our day. Stay overnight at Chitwan.
Get ready as today we will be riding a 181 km route to our next destination Palpa. After having our breakfast today, we shall commence on with our motorbike tour with a ride to our next destination Palpa. Among all the rides we had and going to have, this is going to be the longest distance we shall cover in one day for this entire trip. We shall now get on our bike and ride the southern east to west highway for a second time. Cruising further west with views of incredible surroundings covered with lush forests, we enjoy the thrilling ride to later have our lunch atop a hill. As we finish our lunch, we now ride further and reach the township of Butwal at an attitude of 322 meters above sea level near the Indian border. Riding further we shall get to the last part of the ride with the inclined slope getting steeper and starts ascending uphill north for few hours to reach the hillside town of Palpa after riding for approximately 5 hours. Palpa was once considered as a city of immense richness and importance but nonetheless this is a labyrinth place filled with small streets and alleys. This place has a sensible climate with temperatures hardly ever going beyond 30 Celsius. Upon your arrival here, you can go to the Srinagar hill which is situated north of Tansen. Being at an altitude of 1,600 meter, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the western Himalayas from the Srinagar hill and later we shall ride towards Srijana Farm which is a breeding center and a place for our overnight stay for this day. Stay overnight at Palpa.
This day can be credited as one of the most significant day of our motorbike tour as we head further onward to the scenic lake city of Pokhara. Waking up in the Srijana Farm guest house, we now start descending and continue on with our ride after having our breakfast at usual time. Going through the constricted and winding streets we shall reach at the convergent point of Siddhartha Highway. Riding from this point onward becomes an uncomplicated and easy ride on the sealed roads of the highway. After this riders shall get presented with several twists and turns along the road. Now with a final undulating climb we shall approach the Galyang bazaar situated between the Kali Gandaki River and Aadi River. Reaching the last phase of our ride today, we shall throttle our engines and ride towards Pokhara. During today’s entire ride, we shall have covered up to 140 km of road distance. Upon reaching Pokhara, you are sure to get the feeling of crisp air moving in your lungs with an overwhelming view of the Annapurna Range soaring up in your eye line. Stay overnight at Pokhara.
The bewitching beauty of Pokhara has been the subject of many travel writers and so we are planned to stay in this iconic lake city for a day of exploration. Waking up to the pristine air with stunning background, we shall ride up to the view point of Sarankot where you can see a panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains like the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, and Lamjung peaks gleaming with the rays of sun. After that we shall return back and descent down to the Pokhara valley where you will spend the remaining day by going for sightseeing around the city. Pokhara is the ultimate destination for relaxation so you can rejuvenate your tired bodies with the serene lakes reflecting the jewels of the Himalayas with remarkable natural beauty. Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Now is the time we say goodbye to the Pokhara city and carry onward with our motorbike tour. After having our breakfast, as usual we shall get on our bikes and then proceed further to our next destination. We have to cover a distance of about 130 km today which might take us about 4 hours to complete. Initially as we get away and reach the outskirts of Pokhara valley, we shall leave behind the views of the Annapurna Mountain range and the famous Fish Tail Mountain. Now we continue heading east along the scenic road with grandiose views of hills and rivers pouring out from the Marshyangdi River. Before reaching Kurintar we shall reach an ancient Newari town of Bandipur at an altitude of 1,005 meters and along the way riders are sure to witness spectacular scenery of local communities living in these terrains. Untouched by modernization Bandipur is situated 7 km above Dumbre Bazaar. Moving past Bandipur we shall reach our last destination for the day, Kurintar. Nestled in the semi-tropical hills on the banks of the Trisuli River, Kurintar is a place of immense natural and culturally scenic environment and also the cable car which takes visitors up to the Manakamana Temple is located here. Stay overnight at Kurintar.
As we reach the end of our Motorbike tour, we shall ride our way back to Kathmandu today. Waking up early, we shall have our breakfast and then jump on the back of our bikes to begin our ride to the capital city. Once, the ride leaves Kurintar, riders get to experience an amazing and thrilling ride going alongside the furious Trishuli River which is quite famous for white water rafting in Nepal. Moving past this river, we now follow the Prithivi Highway to reach the southeast settlement of Nuwakot which can be translated to Nine Forts in English. And from here onward the ride shall become relatively easy as we get close to Kathmandu valley. Before making a final ride to Kathmandu, on our way from Nuwakot we shall reach Kakani which is set atop a ridge at 2073 meters just off the road to Trishuli Bazaar. From Kakani, we now move towards south-east direction for about hour and a half to reach the ending point of our thrilling adventure Motorbike Tour, Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you shall be transferred into your respective hotel rooms. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Today marks the end of our 11 days Nepal Magic Ride Tour. A representative of Firante Treks shall escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight. We hope that the journey was undoubtedly full of awe-inspiring adventurous ride for you filled with unique experiences as you throttled your way through the natural, historical and cultural sites of Nepal. It’s been wonderful knowing you and we hope you have a smooth flight back home.
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