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Explore Nomadic Annapurna valley Adventure during Motorcycle road trip to Manang

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Trip Overview

A Motorcycle road trip to Manang is a lifetime dream for riders. Trekkers take several days to enjoy this magnificent beauty. Now, Manang lets you experience the nomadic land of Annapurna Circuit on a motorbike. On this trip, one can experience a motorcycle ride to the world’s highest Lake “Tilicho Lake”. This tour is a fun and adventurous ride to the Himalayas for extreme adventure seekers. Once a trekking destination is now known as a road trip to Manang valley. One will get to enjoy a whole new level of excitement with the company of Tibetan and Manangi culture.

The smile of people and the Himalayas with every track ride is something not to miss makes the ride more special. On this tour, you will ride from turmeric road to the dust and stone road. Furthermore, you will witness the scenery of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Tilicho Range.

This Motorcycle road trip to Manang is a short ride of 10 days. This road to Manang taking us from one village of nomadic to another nomadic people’s land. On this trip, you will ride on the smooth highway road from Kathmandu to Besisahar. We ride along the Marsayangdi River which leads to less turmeric and more of an Adventure road Ride. We will pass through Jagat, Chame and visit the village of Tibetan nomadic people. With the blessing of monasteries and chortens on the way, we will reach Manang. From here we can explore further to Tilicho Lake at 4920 meters above sea level. We will take a short ride to Kangsar village from where we hike to the World’s Highest Lake.

Highlights of Motorcycle road trip to Manang:

  • Experience the Annapurna trekking trail on a Motorbike
  • Best riding experience for extreme adventure ride seekers
  • Explore the nomadic lifestyle of Manangi People in the Annapurna Range
  • Witness the scenery of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tilicho range.
  • Ride and Hike to the World Highest lake Tilicho Lake at 4920 meters
  • Get the blessing from Tibetan Monasteries and enjoy the chortens on the way
  • Ride to the Manang and Kangsar village
  • Visit the rain Shadow area of Manang, Annapurna Range

Best Time for Manang Motorbike Trip

This challenging road to Manang requires expert bike riding skills. Manang lies in the ultimate rain shadow area of Nepal though we try to avoid the rainy season. The best time to be part of this trip is in spring and autumn. During this time we can enjoy Manang in its best climate and beauty.


Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1370m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by our representative and transfer to the hotel. We provide a short briefing about the Motorcycle road trip to Manang at the hotel lobby. After the briefing, everyone will hold the bike keys and check their motorbike. Check the bike of their selection by riding around the hotel area.

Overnight at the Hotel, Kathmandu

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

After Breakfast, Met by the road captain and the rest of the team at the hotel lobby and ride to Jagat. We negotiate the traffic out of Kathmandu city and descend to Naubise. We continue riding to Mugling, till we reach Dumre then take a turn for Besisahar and Jagat. The Ride from Besisahar to Jagat (34km/2hrs) is one of the most difficult terrains. The path is a rocky single lane track with stones and occasional waterfalls. Deep gorges and valleys on the way offer a gradual change in the scenery. This is a good trail for adventure thrill-seekers who like to challenge themselves.

Overnight at the lodge, Jagat

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

From Jagat, we will ride out to the valley of Manang. The ride is easy at first and then gets a bit challenging as we move up. As we move forward, we arrive at Pisang village which almost feels like we have time-traveled to the past. Houses, stoned paved paths, and the fluttering of many prayer flags glorify the beauty. There are magnificent views of the Annapurna massif. You can also see the grasslands where wild horses and cattle graze. There is a gradual change in the landscape as we pass through monasteries and small tea houses. It offers basic but good accommodation and homely food. After riding for about 4 hours on a difficult challenging road, we arrive at Manang.

Overnight at the lodge, Manang

Day 04: Excursion around Manang

Today we explore the Manang and ride up to Kangsar which lies at 3745m altitude. We will ride a motorbike up to the Khangsar village which takes 40 min. You may also walk around the village and visit the monastery. Furthermore, one can hike up to Gangapurna Base Camp (3800m)

Overnight at lodges, Manang

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

After breakfast, start the ride by backtracking the same road to Besisahar. The route is rough but beautiful with many waterfalls and a natural hot spring. You will follow the trail snaking along the Marsayangdi River. We arrive at Besisahar and continue to Kalimati near Turture areas. Here we take a right turn via the village of Chisopani and up to the village of Riepe at 1250 m. The little village stands out for awesome views of Mt. Manaslu and the beautiful Annapurna range and for the pure freshness of the air.

Overnight at RIEPE VILLAGE Home Stay, Turture

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

From the beautiful Riepe Village, we make our way back to Dumre. The mountains disappear as we get back to the forested region. We descend all the way to Dumre, where we join up with the main Kathmandu Pokhara highway. From Dumre we head west following the Marshyangdi River. We will ride through terraced agricultural lands and small roadside villages. At the outskirts of Pokhara, we see the greeting smile of the Annapurna Mountain range.

Overnight at Hotel, Pokhara


Early morning drive to Sarangkot Sunrise & Mountain View Point. Drive back and have breakfast. After Breakfast, sightseeing of Davis falls, old Market Places, and Tibetan Refugee camp. Evening enjoys boating in Phewa Lake and visits Tal Barahi Temple.

Overnight at hotel, Pokhara


We head east alongside the Trishuli River as it detours from the highway all the way to Nuwakot. You’ll have the chance to visit the Nuwakot Palace once we arrive at our very special accommodation. We take a short walk to see the 7 stories ancient fort palace of Nuwakot.

Overnight at Famous Farm, Nuwakot


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

Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

After breakfast, free until the flight time. Later transfer to the airport for the onward flight.

A Motorcycle road trip to Manang journey Ends.

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).

Road way map to manang