jungle to mountains
8 DAYS, ENDURO / PAVED ROADS
Experience the best of Nepal from the India border to the Tibet border.
The ideal Nepal moto-tour getaway! Traverse through Nepal’s Himalayan foothills before cutting across the country from south to north. Ride from the steamy jungles near the India border all the way through the Himalaya to the Tibet border in the north. Stay in luxury each night at delightful hand-picked lodges and hotels.
DAY 1 – Kathmandu: Airport pickup – Transport to hotel – Welcome Dinner – Orientation
DAY 2 – Charikot: 135kms, 5.5hrs Ride to Charikot – Panoramic hotel lodging
DAY 3 – Hattiban: 192kms, 6hrs Cruise Nepal’s newest highway to mountainside Hattiban
DAY 4 – Chitwan N.P.: 152kms, 6hrs Twist and turn through the Middle Hills to Chitwan National Park in Nepal’s jungly south
DAY 5 – Gorkha: 83kms, 3.5hrs Ride to the shadow of 8,156m Manaslu – Hilltop resort
DAY 6 – Dhunche: 160kms, 6.5hrs Cut through the Himalaya to the Tibet border – Simple hotel
DAY 7 – Tibet Border / Nuwakot: 85kms, 5hrs Ride secondary roads to the Tibet border – Return to “Farmhouse” style lodge in Nuwakot
DAY 8 – Kathmandu: 80kms, 3-4hrs Highway or secondary road riding over Shivapuri Mountain to Kathmandu
DAY 1 – Arrive Kathmandu – Welcome Dinner
If you are just arriving in Nepal, we can arrange private airport pickup and transport to your hotel. Hand-picked, boutique hotel in Kathmandu.
Check out the bikes and get geared up for the journey ahead. Welcome dinner and orientation at a favorite restaurant.
DAY 2 – Ride to Charikot – Himalayan Foothills
Heading east out of Kathmandu we’ll quickly find ourselves twisting and turning through the Himalayan foothills. A mix of paved and broken roads brings us along rivers, over mountain ridges, and finally to the hillside hub-town of Charikot, overlooking the eastern Himalayan range.
Panoramic hotel lodging in Charikot.
DAY 3 – Ride to Hattiban (Kathmandu Valley Rim) – Nepal’s Newest Highway
After breakfast we’ll descend through pine forests to the clear Tama Koshi River. Paralleling the river, the road takes us high along barren cliffs and past small villages. Our afternoon ride is fun and cruisy along Nepal’s newest and smoothest highway.
Finish the day by climbing to a quiet mountainside resort overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan range.
DAY 4 – Ride to Chitwan National Park – Twisted Mountain Roads & Highway
It’s a full day’s ride as we begin by twisting through steep mountains, only to finish up the day with a straight cruise along the plains. This is the original footpath from India into the Kathmandu valley, before there was even a road connecting Kathmandu with the outside world.
Kick back and relax with happy hour drinks by the Rapti River to polish off a great day!
DAY 5 – Ride to Gorkha – Shadow of Manaslu (world’s 8th highest mountain)
After several full days of riding, it feels good to take a mellow day. You’ll have the option to start out the morning with an elephant-back jungle safari, or we’ll just hit the road after breakfast and arrive early in Gorkha.
Within spectacular view of Manaslu, (the world’s 8th highest mountain), our delightful hill-top resort provides the perfect place to soak up the views with a beer on the terrace.
DAY 6 – Ride to Dhunche – Cut through the Himalaya to Mountainside Village
Start the day cruising the main highway along the scenic Trishuli River; finish the day traversing incredibly steep mountainsides on a secondary road cutting through the heart of the Himalaya. On clear days views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Tibet keep the Himalayan aura high. Our one night of very basic hotel lodging.
DAY 7 – Ride to the Tibet border – Return to Scenic & Rural Nuwakot
After breakfast we’ll start the day by cruising north along a gravel road to the Tibet border. There’s not much to see in way of facilities as this is a closed border, but the country is beautiful, and not everyone can claim to have been at this meeting point of nations.
Returning back down-valley we traverse high above the Trishuli River with great mountain views. Serpentine corners deliver us to our peaceful mountainside lodge for the evening.
Enjoy drinks and a garden-fresh dinner on the terrace.
DAY 8 – Return to Kathmandu via Alternate Route
After breakfast, we’ll take the road less traveled as we wind up and over the last mountain separating us from the Kathmandu Valley. En-route we’ll stop at a local teashop for tea and a sampling of local snacks.
Back in Kathmandu we’ll ride directly to the bike shop and return the bikes.
- 7 nights lovely, hand-picked lodging
- 7 Breakfasts
- 7 Dinners
- Motorcycle Rental
- Third party motorcycle insurance
- *Lodge-to-lodge Support Vehicle for ride
- **Mechanic / Follow-up Rider
- Eli as Trip Leader / Road Captain
- International airfare
- Nepal visa fee ($25 for 15 days)
- Any drinks other than complimentary drinks & morning tea/coffee
- Personal insurance
- Rescue & evacuation, etc…
- Expenses occurred as a result of delay beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellation, political disturbances, or natural calamities
- Coverage of any damages incurred to bikes (motorcycle insurance available for $400 / bike)
- Other personal expenses, laundry, etc…
- Tips for guides, staff, drivers, etc…
$2,230 / Rider (6-8 riders)
$2,395 / Rider (4-5 riders)
$2,670 / Rider (2-3 riders)
*support vehicle extra
**mechanic / follow-up rider included in groups of 4+
- Prices quoted on a twin-sharing room basis. Single supplement – $220
- Prices subject to change as cost of accommodation and transportation may increase.
Flexible Departure Dates
Contact me to plan dates that work for you
September – December; February – May