Motorbike Ride To Manang

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13 DAYS - 12 NIGHTS
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DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL Kathmandu
DURATION 12Nights/13Days
You have not experienced the adventure and the rush of adrenaline if you haven’t gone motor biking in the mountains of Nepal. For all the thrill junkies, Manang is one of the best places to experience the ultimate biking adventure. Manang Motorbike Tour takes you to the beautiful Manang valley with its many waterfalls and natural hot springs to ultimately reach the beautiful Tilicho Lake. With off roads that are some of the most dangerous in the world and with views to die for, Manang Motorbike Tour is not for the faint-hearted.

This motorbike tour will begin in Kathmandu and take you through the valleys and deep gorges offering majestic views of snowy mountains. Wild, rugged, and beautiful, surrounded by the Annapurna and Manaslu Massif, the valley of Manang is home to the Manangi, many of whom are prominent traders and hoteliers. The Manangi follow a semi-nomadic life and horse riding and archery are the famous activities in this region. Mostly Tibeto-Burman, the Buddhist tradition, and cultural richness can be seen in the many monasteries and through the innumerous prayer flags spread all across the region. Harsh terrain and quite a distance from the nearest town is the reason behind the preservation of these cultures and the pristine natural beauty. Uphill and downhill alongside rivers, waterfalls, and streams, you make your way to Tilicho Lake, which is one of the most beautiful lakes situated in the lap of the Annapurna (8091m). Brief stops at the villages like Manang, Pisang, Chame, Timang, and so on are bound to make riding through the tough terrain a worthwhile experience.

 

 

 

 Motorbike Ride to “The Hidden Kingdom of Manang

 

Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

The first day, you arrive at the international airport in Kathmandu. You will meet our staff at the airport. Then, you will be taken to your hotel where you will meet with your guide. You will check your motorcycle, get your paperwork done, and prepare for the ride.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

Day 2: Test Ride

In this day, you will do a short motorbike tour to Chisapani or Nagarkot and be familiar with your bike. You also get a glimpse of motor biking experience in Nepal. We will be back to Kathmandu by early evening.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Besisahar (106 Km)

The first day of the tour starts from Kathmandu as you make your way to Besisahar through the Prithvi Highway. You will ride through the hills of Nepal alongside the Trishuli River. The ride is smooth and the view of lush hills, rural settlements, and highway villages, while you ride, are amazing. After around 5 hours of riding, you’ll reach Besisahar in Lamjung district. You get a distant view of Annapurna II (7937m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) from here.

Overnight at Besisahar.

Day 4: Besisahar to Chame (66 Km) 

From Besisahar, you head towards Chame, riding along the Marsayangdi River. The route is off- road, dusty and there are steep hills and narrow turnings; so, you have to be careful. Except for the rough route, the scenery of rivers, mountains, and waterfalls make the ride delightful. After around 4 hours of ride, you reach Chame, the district headquarters of Manang district.

Overnight at Chame.

Day 5: Chame to Manang Valley (31 Km)

The journey to Manang Valley takes you through the forested route with the view of snow peaks. You will pass a small settlement named Bhratang. The off-road path alongside the river is challenging and exciting. En route, you’ll get an impressive sight of the great wall of Pisang named Pangdi Danda. From Lower Pisang, you reach Manang passing through Ghyaru, Ngawal, Julu, and Braga. On the way, you get a great view of Annapurna Massif.

Overnight at Manang.

Day 6: Explore Manang Valley

This day is acclimatization day for you to help your body adapt to the higher altitudes of Himalayas. You can ride to Nagwal all the way to Upper Pisang and enjoy the scenic beauties along with local culture and traditions.

Overnight at Manang

Day 7: Manang to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (20 Km)

The ride from Manang to Tilicho Lake Base Camp is a short yet pleasant one with magnificent views of the Annapurna massif. As we move out of the valley we can see the vastness of this region and  the Himalayas, which inevitably will make you feel like a tiny dot. This is still a rocky and mountainous terrain. At Tilicho Lake Base Camp, we will get mind-blowing views of the Annapurna massif and its adjacent mountains.

Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 8: Trekking to Tilicho Lake (4920 m)

Leaving your bike behind, you trek uphill to the highest lake in the world, Tilicho. If the lake is not frozen then, a beautiful turquoise lake will welcome you. You can enjoy great views of mountains like Tilicho (7134m), Khangsar Kang (7485m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Annapurna III (7555m). The nearby glaciers and landscapes are also quite surreal from the vantage points around the base camp. After exploring the area, you retrace your path to the base camp and then ride back to Khangsar.

Overnight at Khangsar.

Day 9: Khangsar to Timang (43km)

From Khangsar, you’ll head straight to Timang passing Manang, Humde, Pisang, and Bhratang alongside the Marsayangdi River with the view of snowy peaks. The bumpy roads make the ride a bit tough but the view of hills, rivers, and mountains makes it enjoyable. The ride to Timang descends for most of the trip and you will cover the distance in a short time.

Overnight at Timang.

Day 10: Timang to Besisahar (57km) 

You’ll head to Besisahar from Timang passing Chame on the way. You will also cross Tal, Syange, and Ngadi villages en route. Besisahar is the last stay on this Manang Motorcycle tour before riding back to Kathmandu. The off-road tracks and bumpy roads will come to an end in Besisahar.

Overnight at Besisahar.

Day 11: Besisahar to Kathmandu (106km) 

After a long ride to Tilicho, the return ride to Kathmandu starts this day, leaving Lamjung district. The ride through taking you through serpentine road will be smooth. After around 5 hours of ride, you’ll reach Kathmandu. You can take rest the remaining hours of the day or you can go for a stroll.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 12: Explore Kathmandu

This is a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can either spend this day resting or you can go sightseeing in Kathmandu. You can visit the World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. Likewise, hiking destinations like Shivapuri and Chisapani are also ideal to spend your final day in the country. You can also do some souvenir shopping in Thamel.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure

After bidding you farewell, you will be dropped off to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight home. We hope you had a good and adventurous time riding through the hills of Nepal.

Farewell!

NOTE: If you don’t want to trek to Tilicho Lake, we can skip Day 7 and 8.

 

 Cost for “Motorbike Ride to The Hidden Kingdom of Manang ” (Duration: 12 Nights / 13Days)

The cost stated below is NETT per person on twin sharing basis, based in US Dollars for a minimum of 07 persons travelling together and valid till 30th December 2020.

 No. of Riders Nett cost per person in USD
07pax 2649.00
08pax 2599.00
09pax 2549.00
10pax 2499.00
11pax 2599.00
12pax 2549.00
13pax 2499.00
 

 

 

**Single Supplement cost per person in USD 195.00**

The Cost Includes:

  • Airport / hotel / airport transfers in a deluxe a/c vehicle accompanied by a
  • Welcome dinner with hotel transfer
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with guide and entrance fees
  • Hire of Royal Enfield 500 CC
  • Fuel for the
  • Services of an experienced Road Captain on a bike including the cost for his meals, accommodations and daily
  • Services of an experienced Mechanic including the cost for his meals, accommodations and daily
  • Services of an experienced Sherpa Guide including the cost for his meals, accommodations and daily
  • Services of one 4X4 non a/c jeep throughout the trip as per the itinerary to carry the client’s luggage and spares for the bikes along with 1 driver, fuel, his meals and allowances. (If Number of Rider is above 10 then we use 2 Jeep)
  • 12 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis with meals as per itinerary inclusive of all government taxes (currently 3%)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee of approx. US $20.00 per person. (Subject to change without prior notice)
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) fee of US $10.00 per person. (Subject to change without prior notice)
  • Comprehensive Medical
  • All toll taxes for the bikes and the backup vehicle and also the government

The cost excludes:

  • International
  • Nepal Visa fees (If applicable).
  • Personal
  • Third party
  • Personal Riding
  • Lunches and dinners in
  • Items of a personal nature such as bar bills telephone calls, laundry, extra mileage and any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays
  • Personal
  • Insurance for or against accidents, loss of life, theft
  • Tips for the
  • Cost for any major damages to the bike due to rough handling or accidents. (please note that we will provide the above mentioned spare parts in “cost includes”) but if more than one set is used, which usually happens due to rough and careless handling, the client will have to bear the
  • Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, and break downs of bikes, accidents, cancellation of flights, altitude sickness or unforeseen circumstances (riots, natural calamities etc.) and situations beyond the control of Raconteur Adventure Pvt.
  • Any item not mentioned in the above ‘cost includes’.

 

 Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total
  • The deposit is refundable if the booking is cancelled before 24 days of the arrival
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on

 

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