Nepal from West to East, a unique experience
From high Himalayan peaks to the plains of the Indian subcontinent through the jungle of Chitwan National Park, a summary of our kingdom is offered to the bikers. Glaciers, Alpine meadows, forests, lands of the Buddha will also be at the rendez-vous of this fabulous adventure.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Briefing in the evening.
After breakfast, visit of the medieval city of Bhaktapur and lunch on site. We will drive to Surya Binayak and Lubhu, a town known for its handmade cloth. The visit of the temple of Vajra Varahi will follow, before going to the hotel in Godavari.
Total distance: 45km (Kathmandu to Godavari)
We will head to Bungamati, Newari village from the 16th century at the south of Kathmandu. We will follow the Chobar Gorge to the road leading to Dakshin Kali. This temple is one of the most famous in the Kathmandu valley. Dedicated to Kali, the goddess of power, ritual sacrifices are regularly practiced there. Total distance: 20km Note: The road is narrow and busy, especially on Saturday and Tuesday
We will drive the morning on magnificent trails between the valley to the south and the site of Kulekhani Dam (1st big hydro-electric project of Nepal inaugurated in 1982). We will pass through pine forests and some small villages (Hudu, Hunanae Bhanjyang, Fakhel, and Kalanki) before arriving at Markhu and its picturesque lake, a perfect setting for lunch break. We will then go to Daman via the Tribhuvan highway. An introduction to the Himalayan climbs with a first pass of 14 km. A reward for the day, the hotel offers one of the most spectacular views of the Himalayas. In good weather, it is possible to see up to Everest to the east and the Dhaulagiri to the west. Altitude: 2325m Distance: 65km
Morning discovery of a nearby monastery before returning to lunch at the hotel. Then, return on the road to discover the Terai, the Nepalese lowlands, in the direction of Hetauda. The road descends along the plains of northern India with a negative elevation of 1500m over 52km and an unobstructed view of the farms and pine forests of the surroundings. Altitude: 535m Distance: 52km
The day begins along the Mahendra road via Gajiya and Monohari to the Lothar Bridge (33 km). Change of playground then with the track in direction of Sauraha where we will be accompanied by the forests on our left and the Rapti river on our right. Rice fields and sub-tropical forests will now be part of the scenery until Sauraha. Altitude: 295m Distance: 66km
Free day in Chitwan National Park, the pearl of Asian wildlife. You can choose between several activities (included in your stay) ranging from canoeing to the safari in search of rhinoceros, the rare Bengal tiger or one of the 50 species of mammals and 400 species of birds in this protected area. Altitude: 295m
En route to Tikauli. We enter the area of Beeshajar Tal and Ramsen. This forest area is home to 131 animal species, including several in danger of extinction (large Indian rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, crocodile ...). The surrounding lakes are the main attraction. Leaving the forest behind us, the landscape will change dramatically with vast farmsteads as far as the eye can see. We then join the Mahendra road to Narayanghat for a well deserved break (32 km). From here, the panorama looks captivating as we approach Kawasuti bazaar (30.5km) for lunch. We will then load the bikes on a car and go to Lumbimi, where Buddha was born (in 623 BC). Altitude: 165m Total distance: 62km (+130km transfer)
Departure to Bhairahawa. We will pass through villages with a strong Indian community. Lunch at Butwal (45 km), one of the most important commercial crossroads of the Terai. Then after a climb of 10 to 15 km, we will head towards Tansen for the night. Tansen is a medieval city with a romantic character perched above the Kali Gandaki. Formerly, capital of a powerful kingdom, it is now more a big bazaar with multiple sites of tourist interest. Altitude: 1440m Total distance: 60km (+26km transfer)
Morning hike on the banks of the Kali Gandaki river to the ruins of the Ranighat palace, built in 1896. Then drive through the windy streets of the old village of Tansen before reaching the Siddhartha road. Passage by Ramdi, climb and lunch in Galyang are on the program of the day. We will continue biking to Waling before loading our bikes for Pokhara. In clear weather, view of the Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna range. Altitude: 850 m Total distance: 65km, mostly downhill (+60km transfer)
Free day. If Kathmandu and its valley are the architectural treasures of Nepal, Pokhara is its natural equivalent with its immense variety of semi-tropical plants and warm climate. The city is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the good weather thanks to a wide choice of shops, restaurants and bars on the shores of the lake. For the more energetic, it is also one of the most famous spots in the world for paragliding, boat trips or a simple hike to Sarankot for example. Altitude: 850m.
Hike and bike for that day where we will borrow part of the Royal Trek, so named after Prince Charles made the tour. If time permits, it is possible to visit a Tibetan refugee camp before arrival in Pokhara. Altitude: 850 m. Hike: 8 km. Bike: 10 km.
Flight to Kathmandu, one of the most spectacular aerial experiences. During this 30-minute flight, we will approach the highest peaks closely of the world. Free day in Kathmandu. Flight duration: 25-30 min.