With innumerable types of terrain and exquisite mountain scenery, Nepal has emerged as a go-to destination for bikers all around the world. The opportunity to roam around the nooks and crannies of Nepal and its dirt roads is a perfect experience. The Nepal Experience, a ride to Lower Mustang, makes sure that you experience the ride through dirt roads in Nepal, in the duration of a few days.

With exciting biking opportunities waiting at every corner, motorcyclist enthusiasts visit Nepal each year, to explore the vibrant cultures, ancient monasteries, and the views of the perfect, sky-high white peaks peeking out from every corner. The Lower Mustang bike ride is an opportunity to explore it all, in a short duration of 12 days.

Explore the architectural diversity of Kathmandu, and embark on a bike ride to the beautiful city of Lakes, Pokhara. Ride to Tatopani, and traverse your way through the rural countryside to reach the exotic location of Muktinath. Explore the pilgrimage site and end the bike riding experience by traversing through Kalopani, to Pokhara.  Also included is the one in a million opportunity to explore wild flora and fauna in Chitwan. Test your immaculate driving skills, and take part in this perfectly formulated itinerary to explore the unrivaled wilderness, pristine scenery and warm inhabitants.

Itinerary

  • Day Arrival in Kathmandu

    Arrive in the capital of the country, followed by a brief introduction of the tour. You can spend the entire afternoon, by visiting and living in the nightlife of the city, or by relishing the exquisite Nepali cuisine in the comfort of your hotel.

    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
    • Dinner included
  • Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    Today, we embark on a sightseeing tour on a motorcycle. While the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on 2015, has done some damage to the architecturally beautiful city of Kathmandu, it still of home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites which stand proud and tall in the heart of the city.

    We will be visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square in the morning today. An epitome of cultural and religious diversity Kathmandu Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with ancient Nepali architecture. With its old temples, architecturally rich encryptions and some renovated areas, Kathmandu Durbar Square surely releases an ambiance of a place that used to be ruled by ancient kings. The special attractions are the Hanuman Dhoka Museum, Taleju Temple, Kalbhairav, Kumari Temple( Temple of the Living Goddess) and the Basantapur Durbar.

    Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, worth exploring today is the Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the center of the Patan City. Considered a specimen of ancient Newari architecture the Patan Durbar Square comprises of three courtyards called the MulChowk, SundariChowk, and the Keshav Narayan Chowk. A huge number of temples of several shapes and sizes adorn vicinity of the Patan Durbar Square. The major attractions include the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna, Bhimsen Temple, and Krishna Mandir. The entire region is made more attractive with the scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana (Hindu holy books).

    Ride to Nagarkot via the ancient city of Bhaktapur to experience exquisite mountain scenery of the Himalayan peaks ranging from the east to the west. Nagarkot is the nearest viewpoint in the Kathmandu valley. We reach Nagarkot by passing through the “city of devotees” Bhaktapur. Located 32 km east of Kathmandu, it is known for hosting the best sunrise and sunset views of Nepal. The scenic beauty of this location makes it a popular hiking route for tourists.

    Nagarkot offers the broadest views of the Himalayas in Kathmandu valley. it showcases the views of 8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal. The ranges include the likes of Langtang range, Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Mahalangur range, Number range, Rolwaling range, Jugal range, Langtang range among the 13 ranges that Nepal possesses.

    Nagarkot is packed with hotels, stacked up on a ridge facing the views of the snow-capped perfect peaks. Its strategic location makes it even more alluring. Nagarkoteas previously an ancient fort built to monitor external activities. Time at this international hill station is surely well spent and refreshing

    In the afternoon, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is called the open museum and is a living heritage full of architectural delights. Countless temples and showpiece adorn the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Some include the Lion Gate, the 55 Windows Palace, Batsala Temple as well as the Picture Gallery. The figures of Hanuman, Narasingh Narayan, and Bhairav adorn the entire region. We return to the hotel to get ready for the next day to come.

    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara

    This is the day that the incredible experience of this biking journey comes to a start. Ride through twisting and turning roads to Naubise, and continue through smoother road on your Royal Enfield bike to Pokhara.  At first, we will need to negotiate the traffic out of Kathmandu in the section of the ring road at Kalanki. From here, the path to Nagdhunga too is strewn somewhat by rough traffic conditions. From Naubise, the road becomes larger and less populated, and we can easily drive our way through pitch black roads to Kurintar. We continue on a ride to Mugling, from where the highway bifurcates into paths leading to Chitwan and Pokhara. We head west and follow the Marshyangdi River to reach Pokhara.

    Pokhara Valley is considered to be one of the most picturesque and revered spots in Nepal. It is rightly called as the lake city due to its abundance of beautiful lakes, the major attraction being the Phewa Lake. These lakes arise from the glaciers of the Annapurna Range.  Lakeside is the district situated along the sides of the Phewa Lake. Phewa Lake reflects back the panorama of the beautiful Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre, Annapurna peaks and other rising above us. Macchapucchre is only 28 kilometers from Phewa Lake and the views of this beautiful mountain are the most alluring from this point.

    Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in the Pokhara Valley. It has been for years, the center of attraction of the valley, with a lot of restaurants and hotels situated alongside it. We can boat around the Phewa Lake and visit the temple situated in its middle. Baidam or the lakeside is the home base for travelers. Watch in awe at the immaculately beautiful mountain scenery that appears before us in the City of Lakes.

    • Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Ride from Pokhara to Tatopani

    It is time to leave behind the extremely beautiful city, and the large Phewa Lake, only to reach the natural hot water springs at Tatopani. The path crosses through unpaved dusty roads through the sides of the Kali Gandaki and Myagdi rivers.

    We start off the day with a ride towards Beni, situated approximately 70 kilometers from Pokhara on the Baglung Highway. The picturesque terraced farmlands and the view sod the exotic looking mountains cheer us on as we navigate the traffic out of Pokhara to Beni. We leave the main highway behind at Mal Dhunga and follow a dusty traveled path to the district headquarters of Myagdi District, Beni.

    Beni is a wonderful town, situated at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and Myagdi Rivers. It is the entry point to the Mustang region of Nepal. The bustling town is laden with restaurants, hotels, government offices and stores of all types. The road from this point on becomes a bit harsher, yet exciting. We follow dusty and potholed roads of gravel and cross rivers to ascent through the Kali Gandaki gorge. Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest one in the world.

    A continuous twist and turn later, we arrive at Tatopani. Tatopani derives its name from Nepali words Tato and Pani, meaning hot water. The town is named for the hot water springs that it possesses. Bathe in the hot water springs in order to chase away the pain of aching muscles after a long ride. Use the rest of the day to relax in the premises of the hotel that we stay in.

    • Overnight at local teahouse in Tatopani
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Ride from Tatopani to Muktinath

    Today, we will observe a considerable change in vegetation as we reach the revered spot of Muktinath. We start off with an early breakfast and follow the Kali Gandaki River. We cross villages like Thakal and Magar village. We finally reach the beautiful village of Dana, known for the presence of an opulent waterfall. After refreshing our senses in the exotic looking waterfall, we continue further on a steep ascend to Ghasa.

    The ride from this point onwards becomes dustier and more difficult. The road leads us to the mystical village of Jomsom, followed by the Thalaki villages Kalopani and Tukuche. Mind boggling views of mountain peaks like Tukuche, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri etc. accompany us throughout the day as the vegetation lessens and the road becomes drier.

    Gradually acclimatizing with the surrounding and breathing in the views of the mountain peaks glistening all around us, we ride towards roads with apple orchards. The views of the rugged landscapes, cascading waterfalls, roadside villages and the warm and welcoming Thakali inhabitants make today’s journey even more incredible.

    Jomsom spreads over both banks of the Kali Gandaki River and is a perfect spot to witness the views of the towering backdrop of the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri peaks. You can find merchants and local inhabitants going about their daily work there. The awesome splendor of the mountain peaks glistening all around, combined with the mystique of the people living in Jomsom, makes this town a perfect mixture of beauty and splendor.  Jomsom is the gateway to Mustang and is also home to a small airport.

    We pass through the High Altitude Mountain Warfare School of the Royal Nepal Army and several schools and restaurants in order to reach the east bank of the Kali Gandaki River. We reach Eklebhatti, a small village and leave it behind to take the right trail to Muktinath. Over our Royal Enfield bikes, we will cross the settlement of Jharkot to reach Muktinath.

    In the afternoon, we will utilize our time to breathe in the glory of Muktinath. Muktinath is known as one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists and is visited by a huge number of internal tourists every year. Near the Muktinath Temple, lies the Jwala Mai Temple, an attractive pilgrimage spot for Buddhists. We will visit both the temples and marvel upon the burning flame on the water and the views of the mountain peaks all around, and a different vibe to the area altogether.

    The strategic location of Muktinath under the Thorong La Pass makes it even better. Hindus call this sacred place the MuktiKshetra meaning the place of salvation. Tibetan Buddhists consider this place to be a place of Dakinis. ChumigGyatsa situated in Muktinath is one of the 24 Tantric places.  After sightseeing around this region of holy and spiritual importance, we descend down to the main bazaar of Muktinath, Ranipauwa.

    • Overnight at local teahouse in Muktinath
    • Breakfast included
  • Day In Muktinath

    Time to leave Muktinath behind and drive leisurely down to Kagbeni, the pathway to Upper Mustang. We start off the day with a leisurely breakfast and start off early to reach Kalopani today since the Kaligandaki valley becomes extremely windy during the day; it is good to start off early.

    Kagbeni is situated at an altitude of 2840 m and is a medieval village holding a mystical and fascinating quality. The ride from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800m) follows beautiful barren landscapes. Bare eroded hills, offering a backdrop of snow-capped high peaks offers a perfect looking contrast to our eyes. After crossing the JhongKhola, we ascend to the beautiful village of Jhong. After a simple lunch in the only lodge in the village, we will pass along cliffs eroded by the wind. An array of beautiful colors will pass by before we reach the village of Kagbeni.

    Strewn with mud brick houses, dark alleys and the imposing views of sky-high Himalayas, Kagbeni is a beauty on its own. The village stands as a green oasis in the otherwise barren lands and is dominated by a red monastery. The modern amenities that a traveler wants is easily available, however, the village has retained its medieval beauty. The village also boasts a monastery, where the monks of the Gelukpa sect reside.

    After spending some time in Kagbeni, we descend down to Jomsom and continue further down to Kalopani via the Marpha Village. Along the sides of the Kali Gandaki, look out for ammonite fossils, called Shilajit in Nepali. From Kagbeni, we continue downwards to reach the village of Thini after crossing a river. Thini is home to a small monastery. After crossing a wooden bridge to Samley, the path takes us to Dumba Lake. Considered holy by the local Thakali people, the Lake paves way the path to the DumbaGompa. The Gompa is the viewpoint of the Dumba region, offering an exclusive view of the Tukuche and the Dhaulagiri as well as the magnificent Kali Gandaki Valley. Marpha is a beautiful village with clean paved streets and whitewashed houses adoring the entire region. It is also home to local apple and peach brandy called Marpha.

    After crossing the river, we will ride to Chokhepani through the Tibetan Refugee Camp. The camp is situated at Chairo. After crossing the Camp, we will follow the trail to reach Tukuche. The trail becomes undulated here onwards and takes us to the Sauru Village. From Sauru Village, we will reach Larjang via the Kobang Village. The river will be crossed again. From here an easy ride will take us to Kalopani. The entire path today will be blessed by the views of the Annapurna Mountain Range glimmering before our eyes.

    • Overnight at local teahouse in Muktinath
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Ride from Muktinath to Kalopani

    Time to leave Muktinath behind and drive leisurely down to Kagbeni, the pathway to Upper Mustang. We start off the day with a leisurely breakfast and start off early to reach Kalopani today since the Kaligandaki valley becomes extremely windy during the day; it is good to start off early.

    Kagbeni is situated at an altitude of 2840 m and is a medieval village holding a mystical and fascinating quality. The ride from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800m) follows beautiful barren landscapes. Bare eroded hills, offering a backdrop of snow-capped high peaks offers a perfect looking contrast to our eyes. After crossing the JhongKhola, we ascend to the beautiful village of Jhong. After a simple lunch in the only lodge in the village, we will pass along cliffs eroded by the wind. An array of beautiful colors will pass by before we reach the village of Kagbeni.

    Strewn with mud brick houses, dark alleys and the imposing views of sky-high Himalayas, Kagbeni is a beauty on its own. The village stands as a green oasis in the otherwise barren lands and is dominated by a red monastery. The modern amenities that a traveler wants is easily available, however, the village has retained its medieval beauty. The village also boasts a monastery, where the monks of the Gelukpa sect reside.

    After spending some time in Kagbeni, we descend down to Jomsom and continue further down to Kalopani via the Marpha Village. Along the sides of the Kali Gandaki, look out for ammonite fossils, called Shilajit in Nepali. From Kagbeni, we continue downwards to reach the village of Thini after crossing a river. Thini is home to a small monastery. After crossing a wooden bridge to Samley, the path takes us to Dumba Lake. Considered holy by the local Thakali people, the Lake paves way the path to the DumbaGompa. The Gompa is the viewpoint of the Dumba region, offering an exclusive view of the Tukuche and the Dhaulagiri as well as the magnificent Kali Gandaki Valley. Marpha is a beautiful village with clean paved streets and whitewashed houses adoring the entire region. It is also home to local apple and peach brandy called Marpha.

    After crossing the river, we will ride to Chokhepani through the Tibetan Refugee Camp. The camp is situated at Chairo. After crossing the Camp, we will follow the trail to reach Tukuche. The trail becomes undulated here onwards and takes us to the Sauru Village. From Sauru Village, we will reach Larjang via the Kobang Village. The river will be crossed again. From here an easy ride will take us to Kalopani. The entire path today will be blessed by the views of the Annapurna Mountain Range glimmering before our eyes.

    • Overnight at local teahouse in Kalopani
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Ride from Kalopani to Pokhara

    We will tackle the roughest section of the journey today. We start off early in the morning and ride through an off-road trail via the ThakKhola. After crossing the bridge, we will ascend steeply through the forest. After crossing the pass we move along through PairoToplo in order to reach the settlement of Kopchepani through a narrow gorge. Continuing on the same side of the river, will take us through an ancient trail to Bhalebas and then into an undulating pass. We cross a hydroelectric project now, to reach Tatopani (1190m). We continue from this point onwards, to reach Jaleshwor and on to Beni. Witnessing the view of the lush meadows along the way, we continue downwards to Beni and continue along the metalled road to reach Pokhara.

    • Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Sightseeing around Pokhara

    Pokhara is not only home to beautiful lakes, but also to natural creations like caves. We will visit the famous Mahendra Cave and the Gupteshore Cave today. Above the Gupteshwore cave is the Davis Falls. Also included is the opportunity to make a visit to the beautiful Mountaineering Museum which also contains a medal of the Macchapucchre. Clothes worn by the traditional Sherpa people and information about previous mountaineering expeditions in different regions of Nepal are showcased in the museum. Gurkha Museum, Sarangkot, and Peace Pagoda are other locations which we will visit if time permits. This relaxing day is surely set to make you forget the pain in your aching muscles after the wonderful riding journey.

    • Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Ride from Pokhara to Chitwan

    Today we ride to the trading center of central Nepal, Narayangath. Ride further to reach the haven for wildlife enthusiasts, Chitwan National Park. Today we will rise up early in the morning, in order to reach the destination of Chitwan in time. The enjoyable and scenic ride is followed by a briefing by the Guest Relation officer in the lodge inside the national park. After the exciting briefing, a choice of activities will be arranged for you.

    The background information about the Chitwan National Park lies in its name itself. Chitwan stands for Chitwan, meaning the leopard. Chitwan National Park is a preserved wildlife location which comprises of the great one-horned rhino, 2 species of crocodile, 2 species of monkeys, 4 species of deer, sloth bear, wild boar and the infamous Royal Bengal Tiger. If you are particularly lucky, you might even get a chance to look at this specimen of an animal from up close. 450 species of birds and various reptiles are added attractions of this naturally preserved region.

    In the afternoon, an elephant safari or nature walk will surely be an experience, different from the one experienced in the trek a few days ago. Depending upon the time of arrival, activities will be set for you.

    Before dinner, flora and fauna slide presentation will enlighten you about the Chitwan National Park and all of its surrounding glory. If possible, the traditional Tharu dance will be the perfect ending for the day. Tharu is the ethnic inhabitants living in the area. 6 hours of drive.

    • Overnight at jungle lodges in Chitwan
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Ride from Chitwan to Daman

    Ride to Daman, a hill station which offers perfect views of the mountain peaks all around, ranging from the Himalayan Peaks from the east to the west. Daman is situated at a distance of about 163 kilometers south-west of Kathmandu. Retrace the gravel route followed on the day earlier to Dandi and take a right turn to reach Narayanghat. From here, it is a 77-kilometer ride to reach Hetauda. The road becomes narrow, steep and has sharp bends from this point onwards.

    Daman boats the best, unimpeded views of the entire Himalayan range in Nepal. from Dhaulagiri in the west to Everest in the east, Daman offers it all. You can also take part in activities like pony trekking, mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing, paragliding etc. in Daman.

    • Overnight at hotel in Daman
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Ride from Daman to Kathmandu

    It is finally time to bid goodbye to the most exotic locations in Nepal, Daman. We start the day with a downhill ride with sharp bends, till we reach Naubise. From here, we negotiate the traffic of the highway as we reach Kalanki and finally to hotel.

    • Breakfast included
  • Day Depart transfer

    It is finally time to bid goodbye to the beautiful nation of Nepal, and the experiences of the biking tour, only with a promise to come back for more. The riding journey comes to an end today, but Nepal awaits your presence for more intensely alluring moments in its vicinity.

    • Breakfast included

Trip Info

  • Accommodation & meals

    • Pre and post tour accommodations at three star hotel in Kathmandu.        
    • Standard hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in Pokhara & Daman.
    • Jungle Lodge in Chitwan
    • 12 Breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners during the trip. 
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    Cost for the hire of Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycles (Whichever applicable).
    Cost for the Fuel for the Motorcycles.
    Services of an experienced Road Captain and back up support of a trained Mechanics (including the cost for their meals, accommodations and daily allowance)
    Govt. taxes tolls and entrance fees where applicable
    All monumental entrance fees as applicable for the sightseeing tour in Pokhara.
    Comprehensive Medical Kit.

    Exclusions

    Nepal entry visa fee.
    Airport transfers.
    Personal insurance and evacuation charges
    All expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry etc.
    Insurance against or for accidents / loss of life, loss of goods etc.
    Tips to the staff.
    Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, and break downs and beyond the control of Wild Adventure Nepal (P) Ltd. and its associates.
    Any item not included in the above “cost Includes”.

  • Transportation

    All transfers will be conducted on a private vehicle

    Support of a backup vehicle from Kathmandu / Pokhara / Muktinath / Chitwan / Daman /Kathmandu with applicable overnight vehicle retention charges, to carry spares, luggage and support staff.

  • Visa & documentation

    A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

    Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

    Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a blank page on your passport for visa.

    Visa Facility   Duration    Fee

    Multiple entry   15 days      US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   30 days      US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   90 days      US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

  • Insurance Policy

    We personally don’t recommend or advertise any particular insurance organization but we can help you figure out what kind of insurance company you should make a deal with. We kindly advise our guests that travel insurance is mandatory before any other travel and trek agreements.

    Ways of triggering your insurance:

    • There are actually two ways that your insurance fund can be triggered and brought into action. The first type is where you will have to use your own money if any injuries occurs or any medical attention is needed. Then the insurance company will pay you later when you return home and show them the documentation of insurance as proof.
    • Another type is where if any medical attention is needed and your insurance needs to be triggered the insurance company will cover all the cost up front and you won’t have to spend a single penny that is not meant for such incident.

    Personally we recommend you to pick an insurance company who are willing to pay you while you need medical attention in Nepal during the time of evacuation and other medical emergencies and not after you return from Nepal.

     

    Main conditions to look for in an insurance policy:

    General insurance only offers medical evacuation up to 4000m but we will attain maximum height of more than this, so we advise our clients to search for a company that provides medical insurance and evacuation plans up to 6000m. If you are planning to climb any peak along with trekking please make sure your policy also pays for “Climbing” as an option.

    You will need to find a policy where your insurance is activated only for the days that you are trekking. If you suffer from altitude sickness and have to be evacuated in an instant you will have to trigger your insurance. These insurance can cost up to $5000. Although these kinds of evacuations are very rare we still need to be prepared for it. So to make any insurance claim you firstly need to get a medical report from a hospital of Nepal as proof before triggering your insurance claim. You will be charged about $150 as a medical fee by the hospital to get your medical reports and documentations before claiming your travel insurance. Some insurance also cover for minor interference and obstacles like flight cancellations to Lukla or even from Kathmandu to your home.

    As mentioned before, please look for an insurance policy that pays you during the time of emergency while trekking and not after you get back to your country.

    What you need to know:

    We inform you that any kind of medical fees that your insurance does not cover will be your responsibility. So we want you to have a very good and thorough look at the insurance policy before applying for it. We do not take any kind of responsibilities for insurance related payments and fiscal managements but we will help you get required documentations and reports for the insurance.

     

    Examples of insurance companies:

    Bigcattravelinsurance.com, WorldNomads, travelguard.com, Squaremouth.com

     

    Important highlights to remember:

    1. Makalu travels do not hold any kind of insurance related financial management work but we will help you acquire important documentations needed for processing your insurance policies.
    2. Choose an insurance policy where you don’t have to pay your own money while trekking in Nepal while in need of medical attention. In other words look for a policy where your insurance company will cover all the money related process if you need any kind of medical attention.
    3. Choose policy with evacuation plan up to 6000m and with an option “climbing” if you are climbing any peak as well as trekking.
    4. Some companies like WorldNomads have a policy where clients have to pay their own money while trekking if they need any kind of medical attention and you will be payed once you return home. So please make sure you have a very good understanding of what type of insurance policy you are agreeing to.

     

  • Cancellation & Changes

    There are two ways to deal with modification in travel plans. First is you can cancel the trip completely and second is you can postpone the date. But for any of these change to take effect we need to be informed 6 weeks before your booked trip date before cancelling or postponing the trip.

    Important note: In case of natural disasters and national political issues our hands are tied so we cannot undertake any kind of activities which we will take full responsibility of and make sure our clients get the flexibility of making decisions to either postpone or cancel the trip they initially advocated for. There will be no extra fees or cost for rescheduling but if you decide to cancel the trip volunterily our cancellation fees apply which is listed and described below.

     

    Cancellation fees rules:

    These are our specific rules for trip cancellations and refund fees involved:

    1. If we are informed by our clients at least 43 days before the travel date then the full deposit amount will be refunded after deducting 4% bank surcharge on total deposit amount.
    2. If we are informed by our clients 6 weeks before the travel date then we can refund complete deposit by just deducting $195 per person.
    3. If cancellation is done between 4 and 6 weeks of travel date then we can refund your deposit after deducting $395 per person. This is because we will have to pay to the hotels, guides and other personals involved to make this trip possible to recover their financial plans.
    4. If we are not informed between 4 and 6 weeks of travel date there will be no refund as there are many other workers and organizations that needs to be paid by us for planning your trip. Losing you as a customer means losing their employment opportunity which will harm involved worker’s financial status.

    So, we request our respectful guests to inform us about any kind of modification plans (postpone or cancellations) at least before 43 days of travel date. This will help us to refund your designated deposit and also maintain financial status of every worker and organization involved.

  • Payments & Deposits

    Makalu Travels offers easy & reliable online payment through credit/debit card, & Paypal. All online payments are processed through the our highly secured online payment partner Authorize.net Please kinldy be informed that all online payments are subject to additional 4% bank surcharge & processing fee. 

    If you would like to avoid the 4% transaction fee then you also have an option to deposit the money into Makalu Travels' bank account in Wells Fargo Bank, USA. The bank details will be provided on request. You will receive a notice from us after a successful deposit or any kind of financial transaction. We will make sure that your transfer amount has arrived to us before sending you any type of confirmation invoice or notification.

  • Hotel & Room Bookings

    The hotel we will accommodate you to is Hotel Le Himalaya pre and post trek in Kathmandu. We will book the hotel rooms for you as per your request with a good pricing than that of online booking. We will transfer all your luggage while being transferred from one accommodation center to another. In Kathmandu we will have a very standard hotel but while trekking we won’t have such luxury so we will have to spend our nights in tea houses. These tea houses are fairly of good standard, you can’t be too picky in the Himalayas! You can contact us if there is any specific query you have about the accommodation structure.

     

    In Kathmandu

    Rooms are very spacious and have private bathrooms and toilets. You will not have to compromise even a bit while your stay at Kathmandu. Hotel Le HImalaya is where you will be before and after the trek as we will have pre booked everything for our respected guests. In case of extending your vacation in Nepal we can help you book rooms for extra nights but we will need to be pre informed. If it is a peak season it will be difficult to manage room in same hotel but we will make an utmost effort to accommodate you in the hotel of same caliber.

     

    While trekking

    We have very less accommodation facilities and options while we are trekking. Bathrooms and toilets are common and shared. Usually there are at least two bed rooms in one room. But if any of our clients wants a private room it can be negotiated with the tea house owner. This management for private room can only be done if the rooms are empty in tea houses and the owners agree with it. It is impossible if you are trekking during peak seasons.

     

    Note: Our guests will not have to pay for the nights that they don’t spend in a hotel room in Kathmandu. We can always come to an agreement if there are certain flight delays or cancellations. During these kind of situations we will accommodate our guests fitting best to their requirements.

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Your Safety,
Our priority

It goes without saying that your safety is our topmost priority. The difference in climate, altitudes and geography can cause a certain level of distress for some, which is why our tour guides and leaders are trained and well-equipped for first aid services throughout the trip. Our super tour guides and leaders will ensure your safety at all times.

Transperency and
Honesty

Makalu Travels maintains a strong ethics of business. We therefore assure you there are no hidden charges applied in our packages. Unless you opt for additional activities other than those mentioned in the pre-booked itinerary, even in cases of unforeseen circumstances, the extra costs would be ours to bear.

24/7 Service and
Support

Round the clock support, operations and monitoring. Our services are available round the clock, 7 days a week. If you have any queries regarding the destination, itinerary, safety or duration among others, you can call us or send us an email any time. We are a travel agency that never sleeps.

Secure Online
Payment Options

With Makalu Travels your online payments are secure and simplified with the best transaction & data security methods applied . We offer you flexible and transaction fee free options to pay for your trip. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Paypal with no additional transacation fee.

Partnerships & Clientele

  • IATA
  • ASTA
  • NTB
  • TripAdvisor
  • TourConnect
  • Viator
  • Safari Deal
  • BrainModes
  • Charite
  • ANMA