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Explore the richest country in terms of biodiversity on a biking trip over the Royal Enfield bike. Nepal is where the confluence of the ice-cold snowy mountains with the lush tropical Terai plains takes place. The monsoon madness on Royal Enfield is a perfect experience, taking you to the depths of this exclusively gifted country. Explore the diversity of this country on a motorbiking tour that lets you explore the nooks and crannies of this Nepal. The extremely beautiful landscapes and rocky terrains make this bike trip on Royal Enfield on an experience to remember for a lifetime.
The Royal Enfield is a bike with a different class altogether, ranging from its performance to the way it looks. Explore the magnificent looking mountainous peaks, the vibrant cultures, monasteries and ancient temples over the classy Royal Enfield. The varying climatic conditions ranging from subtropical to Arctic can be experienced on The Monsoon Madness tour on Royal Enfield. If you are someone who loves riding a bike, and if you are ready to explore the beautiful country with diversity in terms of flora, fauna, and topography, then this tour is for you.
Today, you will arrive at the international airport of Kathmandu. After being transported to the hotel by our representative, you have the entire afternoon to yourself. Explore the bubbling life of the capital, or relish the exquisite Nepali cuisine in the comfort of your own rooms.
This day starts off with the preparation for the trek and the briefing associated with it. After breakfast, we will be sightseeing around the architectural masterpiece of Kathmandu. We visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square first, complete with exquisitely carved architectural designs. Another destination for today is the beautiful Patan Durbar Square.
We ride out from the have traffic of the Kathmandu city on top of our Enfield bikes and make our way to Naubise. Naubise is where Kathmandu valley comes to an end. With hearts excited over the days to come, we lead on to follow on a smoother ride to Kurintar. The roads are sleek and glossy, and riding here will be an enjoyable experience. Follow the sides of the roaring Mmarsyangdi River to reach the windy Dumre. Another half kilometer later, we reach the beautiful Newar village of Bandipur nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Bandipur is situated in the municipality of Tanahun District. Formerly a Magar village, Bandipur houses a huge number of a variety of Nepali ethnicities with different beliefs. Excellent views of the Himalayas, as well as the easy accessibility from Kathmandhu, akesBandipur a most revered destination.
A living museum of Newari culture, this carefully preserved village is situated on a lofty ridge above Dumre. The absence of motorized vehicles, 18th-century architecture, and distinctly European feel combined, makes the ambiance of this village something out of a movie. With lush landscapes and views of the TrishuliRiver on the way, the drive to Bandipur is surely a beautiful experience. 144-kilometer ride.
After witnessing the mind-boggling views of Bandipur, it is finally time to ride to the Lake City. Today we descend down Dumre and reach the “Lake City” of 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. You can also explore the nightlife of the city by visiting the nightclubs and buzzing streets of the tourist destination. 84-kilometer ride.
This is a well-earned day in Pokhara which can be utilized to carry out optional activities. There are a huge number of options to choose from. Fly like a bird in a paragliding experience from Sarangkot or boat around the Phewa Lake and explore its sides. Embark on an ultra-light flight around the city or feel the adrenaline rush in the tallest, fastest and longest zip line in the world. Another option is to Bungy jump from the first and only tower bungee in Nepal. You can go anywhere on top of your Enfield bikes on the smooth, beautiful roads around Pokhara.
For those interested in sightseeing around Pokhara, sightseeing is also a good experience. Home to magnificent views of the Annapurna range, and several lakes, Pokhara is a perfect sightseeing destination. Proceed to Davis Falls, GupteshworeMahadev Cave and ride to Peace Pagoda and the Shanti Stupa to witness views of perfect pieces of architecture, standing against the backdrop of perfect mountain scenery.
Exploring around Pokhara is an experience worth all the trouble. Known as the most picturesque location in Nepal, lovely lakes adorn the city. Magnificent views of the mountain we observed from close by are reflected in the massive Phewa Lake.
Phewa Lake we the largest lake in the Kingdom and is the center of attraction of Pokhara. Most hotels in this city are situated around the lake, called commonly as the Lakeside. This enchanting lake contains a temple in the middle and we can hire a boat in order boat around the massive lake. 2 hours trek. 3 hours of drive.
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 model of the Macchapucchre. The museum also hosts a string of pictures of mountaineers and basically everything that you need to know about the mountaineering history of Nepal.
The World Peace Stupa is situated on a hill overlooking Pokhara. From atop the stupa, the glistening view of the Phewa Lake accompanies by the views of the sky-high mountains makes the trip totally worth it. The Tibetan Refugee camp is another worthy location to visit, containing the homeplace of refugees and their intricate handmade designs. While Pokhara is usually a bustling city filled with tourists, the aforementioned locations host serenity, and peace of its own.
We ride to the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini today. Start off by riding on top of your bikes to Butwal in pitched, empty roads. Pass through beautiful hills, ethnic villages and forested ridges to Lumbini. The roads are pitched black and will offer the perfect views of lush meadows and several villages all along the way. The path to Lumbini on top of your Royal Enfield is a perfect experience.
Upon reaching Lumbini, we embark on an afternoon sightseeing in Lumbini, to explore the Ashoka Pillar, Mayadevi Temple, and other archeological delights. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site situated in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gaumta on 563 BCE in this place. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Lumbini holds a great spiritual significance and attracts a lot of Buddhists all around the world.
Upon reaching the epitome of peace and beauty, we embark on a rickshaw ride to explore sacred holy sites like the Ashoka Pillar, the sacred pool of Puskarni, Sanctum Sanctorum of the Birthplace, the statue of Mayadevi and the eternal flame.
The spiritual heart of Lumbini is the Maya Devi Temple which marks the spot where Siddhartha Gautam was born. The Ashoka Pillar is situated in the adjoining sacred garden. The garden also comprises of ancient ruins and monks congregating under a Bodhi tree. The Maya Devi Temple is situated in the middle of the Lumbini Development Zone which was designed by Japanese architect KenzoTange. The stone slab in Sanctum Sanctorum is believed to be the exact birthplace of Gautam Buddha. The Holy Pond, known as Pusakarini is where Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth, and also where he had his first bath. If time permits, we also visit the Lumbini International Research Institute. 212-kilometer ride.
Today, we reach the Chitwan National Park, home to a huge number of unique flora and fauna. Ride via Parise, Bardaghat, Kawashoti through black pitched roads to Chitwan. The road is easy to maneuver and crosses through several villages where ethnic people live. The lush valleys and green grass along the way make the experience on top of the Royal Enfield better.
The enjoyable and scenic drive 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. 189-kilometer ride.
Home to gharial crocodiles, rhinoceros, different species of birds, species of flora and the Royal Bengal Tiger, jungle activities in Chitwan are exciting and adventurous. Today is yet another exciting day as it will be full of jungle activities. Guests will be mounted on elephant back and 2-3 hour jungle safari will be done in the early morning. Dense grasslands offer the unobstructed views of the wildlife in their natural habitat. The dense elephant grass is the perfect spot for tiger and rhinoceros to stroll around in. We then move on top of our bikes to reach the viewpoint of Daman today. Daman is the perfect destination for nature lovers and the path to Daman is an enjoyable ride.
Daman offers the finest view of perfect Himalayan peaks, ranging from Dhaulagiri in the west to Everest in the East. It is known that Daman is the only location that offers the unimpeded views of the entire Himalayan range. Roughly 400 kilometers of the Himlayan panorama is offered b this viewpoint. There are a number of activities to choose from too. Cyclick, climbing, hiking or even bike riding are activities that can be carried out in Daman. There are also a number of trails leading to several locations which offer even more unobstructed views of the Himalayan peaks. 163-kilometer ride.
It is finally time to return back to the capital; via the beautiful Kulekhani Dam. The road to Kathmandu is surely strewn with some hard spots on the way, but that is what will make the ride even more memorable. The views, however, are perfect, and even more so in the Kulekhani Dam.
The Kulekhani Dam is a rock-filled dam situated in Kulekhani. The main purpose of the dam is to generate hydroelectric power; however, it has also recently emerged as a tourist destination owing to the beautiful natural setting it is situated. The beauty of the man-made lake exudes beauty and pristine perfection. After taking some photographs in the Kulekhani Reservoir, negotiate the paths and test your driving skills on the dirt trail back to Kathmandu. 84-kilometer ride.
Today, an optional sightseeing around Kathmandu will be organized for those interested. We will visit the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath with its richly ornamented pagoda house and sacred linga. Another must visit location is Boudhanath, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, named among the largest Stupas in South Asia. We will also visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which consists of countless temples and showpieces of architectural beauty.
With hearts heavy for the departure and with memories of the beautiful ride, you will return back to your respective countries, only sure to come back for more.
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.
Nepal entry visa fee.
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”.
All transfers will be conducted on a private vehicle
Support of a backup vehicle from Kathmandu /Bandipur / Pokhara / Lumbini / Chitwan / Daman /Kathmandu with applicable overnight vehicle retention charges, to carry spares, luggage and support staff.
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
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:
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:
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:
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.
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