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Explore Nomadic Annapurna valley Adventure during Motorcycle road trip to Manang

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Trip Overview

“Riding to the Heights: A Motorcycle Adventure to Manang and Tilicho Lake”

A motorcycle road trip to Manang has transformed from a mere adventure into a dream come true for riders seeking the thrill of the Himalayas. This journey, once exclusive to trekkers, has evolved into a daring escapade through the nomadic landscapes of the Annapurna Circuit, offering a unique and exhilarating experience of the region. The Motorcycle road trip to Manang, once trodden by trekkers over several days, now allows for an exciting ride to the world’s highest lake, Tilicho Lake. This 10-day escapade promises extreme adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking landscapes that redefine the notion of a Himalayan road trip.

The journey commences on the smooth highways from Kathmandu to Besisahar, tracing the Marsayangdi River. The transition from turmeric roads to dusty and stony tracks marks the shift from conventional travel to an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Along the way, villages populated by Tibetan and Manangi communities warmly welcome riders, providing a glimpse into their unique cultures. The monasteries and chortens that bless the journey add a spiritual touch to this thrilling Motorcycle road trip to Manang.

The motorcycle journey to Manang takes riders through Jagat and Chame, eventually leading to the heart of the nomadic land. The smiles of the locals against the backdrop of the Himalayas create an invigorating and unforgettable atmosphere. The ride extends further to Kangsar village, serving as a gateway to the World’s Highest Lake, Tilicho Lake, situated at a breathtaking altitude of 4920 meters.

Highlights of the Motorcycle Road Trip to Manang:

  1. Annapurna Trekking Trail on a Motorbike: Experience the renowned Annapurna trekking trail on the back of a motorcycle, redefining adventure on two wheels.

  2. Best Riding Experience for Extreme Adventure Seekers: Satisfy your craving for adrenaline as you navigate challenging terrains and conquer the heights of the Himalayas.

  3. Nomadic Lifestyle Exploration: Immerse yourself in the unique cultures of Manangi people, gaining insights into their nomadic way of life amid the Annapurna Range.

  4. Scenic Beauty of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Tilicho Range: Revel in the awe-inspiring scenery of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and the majestic Tilicho Range, creating a picturesque backdrop to your ride.

  5. Ride and Hike to Tilicho Lake: Combine the thrill of riding with the adventure of a hike to Tilicho Lake, the world’s highest lake at 4920 meters.

  6. Blessings from Tibetan Monasteries: Receive spiritual blessings from Tibetan monasteries and enjoy the serenity of chortens dotting the path.

  7. Explore Manang and Kangsar Village: Delve into the charm of Manang and Kangsar village, soaking in the local flavors and hospitality.

  8. Visit the Rain Shadow Area of Manang, Annapurna Range: Discover the rain shadow area of Manang during the best seasons of spring and autumn, avoiding the challenges of the rainy season.

Embarking on the Motorcycle Road Trip to Manang requires expert riding skills, ensuring a safe passage through challenging terrains. The best time to undertake Motorcycle road trip to Manang thrilling adventure is in spring and autumn when Manang unveils its beauty in perfect harmony with the weather. Prepare for a journey that transcends boundaries, both geographical and personal, as you ride through the nomadic landscapes of Manang and conquer the heights of Tilicho Lake.

Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1370m)

Upon arrival, meet our representative who will assist you and transfer you to the hotel. A brief orientation about the upcoming Motorcycle Road Trip to Manang will be provided at the hotel lobby. Following the briefing, participants will receive their assigned bike keys and have the opportunity to check and familiarize themselves with their motorbikes by taking a short ride around the hotel area.

Overnight at the Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 02: Ride Kathmandu to Jagat 2650m (205 km / 7–8 hrs)

After a hearty breakfast, gather at the hotel lobby to meet the road captain and the team. Embark on the journey to Jagat, navigating through the bustling streets of Kathmandu and descending to Naubise. The route continues through Mugling, Dumre, and turns towards Besisahar and Jagat. The challenging ride from Besisahar to Jagat (34km/2hrs) features rocky single-lane tracks with occasional waterfalls, deep gorges, and valleys, providing a thrilling experience for adventure seekers.

Overnight at the lodge, Jagat

Day 03: Ride Jagat to Manang 3519m (62 Km / 4 hrs)

Set out from Jagat towards the picturesque valley of Manang. The initial part of the ride is relatively easy, gradually becoming more challenging as the altitude increases. Passing through Pisang village, with its timeless charm of stoned-paved paths and fluttering prayer flags, witness magnificent views of the Annapurna massif. The landscape evolves as you pass through monasteries and small tea houses, finally arriving at the challenging terrain of Manang after about 4 hours.

Overnight at the lodge, Manang

Day 04: Excursion around Manang

Explore the beauty of Manang and embark on a ride to Kangsar at 3745m altitude. A 40-minute motorbike journey takes you to Khangsar village, offering the chance to walk around and visit the monastery. Optionally, hike up to Gangapurna Base Camp (3800m) for breathtaking views.

Overnight at lodges, Manang

Day 05: Ride Manang to Besisahar to Riepe Village 1250m (125 km / 7hrs)

After breakfast, backtrack the same road to Besisahar, riding through rough but beautiful terrain featuring waterfalls and a natural hot spring. Follow the trail along the Marsayangdi River, reaching Besisahar before continuing to Kalimati near Turture areas. Take a right turn via the village of Chisopani, arriving at the village of Riepe at 1250 m, known for its stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and the Annapurna range.

Overnight at RIEPE VILLAGE Home Stay, Turture

Day 06: Ride Riepe Village to Pokhara 827m (93 km / 4hrs)

From Riepe Village, descend to Dumre, transitioning from mountainous terrain to forested regions. Descend to Dumre, join the main Kathmandu-Pokhara highway, and head west alongside the Marshyangdi River. Ride through terraced agricultural lands and small villages, witnessing the welcoming smile of the Annapurna Mountain range at the outskirts of Pokhara.

Overnight at Hotel, Pokhara

DAY 07: FREE DAY OR OPTIONAL CITY TOUR POKHARA

Early morning drive to Sarangkot Sunrise & Mountain View Point. Drive back for breakfast, followed by sightseeing in Pokhara, including Davis Falls, old Market Places, and the Tibetan Refugee camp. Enjoy boating in Phewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi Temple in the evening.

Overnight at hotel, Pokhara

DAY 08: LET’S GET DUSTY –RIDE FROM POKHARA TO NUWAKOT (185 km / 6 hrs)

Head east alongside the Trishuli River, detouring from the highway all the way to Nuwakot. Visit the historic Nuwakot Palace upon arrival and take a short walk to explore the 7-stories ancient fort palace of Nuwakot.

Overnight at Famous Farm, Nuwakot

DAY 09: RIDE FROM NUWAKOT TO KATHMANDU. (70 km / 3 ½ hrs)

After breakfast, ride from Famous Farm to Kathmandu via Shivpuri Forest Reserve.

Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

After breakfast, enjoy free time until the flight. Later, transfer to the airport for the onward journey. The Motorcycle Road Trip to Manang concludes.

Cost Details

Trip Price: US$ 2,880 per person in twin shared rooms.
Single room/ Surcharge cost: US$ 330 per single extra.

Fixed Departures for Motorcycle ride road trip to Manang

Trip Date & Departure 2024 Trip Date & Departure 2025

Kathmandu Arrive Date: Mar 15, 2024
Final Departure Date: Mar 24, 2024

Kathmandu Arrive Date: Aug 17,  2024
Final Departure Date: Aug 26, 2024

Kathmandu Arrive Date: Oct 03, 2024
Final Departure Date: Oct 12, 2024

Kathmandu Arrive Date: Mar 15, 2025
Final Departure Date: Mar 24, 2025

Kathmandu Arrive Date: Aug 17,  2025
Final Departure Date: Aug 26, 2025

Kathmandu Arrive Date: Oct 03, 2025
Final Departure Date: Oct 12, 2025

 

Price Includes

  • All Airport pickup and drop arrangement
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara & On Full board meal in rest of the places.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All ground transportation with private Vehicle/Tourist Bus as applicable
  • Two bottles of mineral water per day per person
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Necessary ACAP Permit and TIMS
  • All accommodation on best available Guest house/Lodges on twin sharing basis and 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara only
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorbike and Fuel (petrol) as engine oil top up(Whichever applicable) for the entire trip
  • One Supporting Jeep in entire trip
  • A Mechanics in Entire Trip
  • One Mechanics in Entire Trip
  • One tour leader and extra driver in entire trip
  • Simple First aid kits
  • Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All toll taxes for the bikes and the backup vehicle and also the government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Air ticket and Air tax if needed
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, walking sticks, etc..)
  • The visa and the international ticket
  • Gratuities (allow about 2-3 USD per day / per person)
  • Personal insurance mountain rescue and repatriation (required). Ask your insurer to make sure you are properly covered.
  • Insurance for or against accidents, loss of life, theft etc.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold/hot drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Tours and transfers other than mentioned in inclusion list.
  • Any gratitude as tips to guide, porter, driver etc.
  • Expenses occurred as a result of delay beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellation, political disturbances, break downs of bikes, accidents, strikes, altitude sickness or unforeseen circumstances (riots, natural calamities etc).
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