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WESTERN NEPAL MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO RARA LAKE

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Destination

Rara Lake

Region

Dolpa Rara Region

Max.Altitude

3,000 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Riding Adventure

Duration

14 Days

Route

Pokhara - Lumbini - Manma - Rara Lake

Riding Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / tea house

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the ride

Transportation

Kathmandu / Rara Lake / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Person

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

Rara lake motorcycle adventure takes you on an incredible journey in the far west of Nepal. On this trail, you will experience the hardship of riding in the land of the Himalayas. This riding is one of the harshest for riders. But it is also about human life's stubbornness for survival in the Karnali region. It is also one of the best places to witness the difficult reality in the life of people. Finally, you will visit the most attractive destination Rara Lake.

Rara lake motorcycle adventure is an extreme adventure for both trekkers and bikers. The beauty of the natural wilderness and the view of Rara Lake make it the most amazing ride. You will ride through diverse geography, culture, lifestyle until you reach the lake. Once you reach Rara Lake, you can see the beauty God has given us to experience. This experience might be the best riding tour you have done in your life. With the opening of the roadway on trekking destination, we can take part in riding adventure. Now time for riders has come to explore formidable Rara lake.

Covered by Rara National Park, Rara Lake Motorcycle Adventure is a masterpiece. It takes you to the big mass of clear water where one can see a shadow of his own shadow. If you are lucky while riding you will also be able to capture the wild species. Species like snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, langurs, and many more live in Rara National park. You might able be able to see the five different colors that this lake offers.

Motorcycle adventure is sure enough for enthusiasm and endurance riders. If you are ready to check your own riding skill on diverse geography take part on this adventure ride. The bike of Choice for this adventure is Honda CRF 250 cc, Himalayan 411 cc.

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Itinerary

01
KATHMANDU ARRIVAL (1350 m)

Upon arrival at the airport met by our office representative and transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. In the evening, short briefing about the trip and bike introduction. Overnight Hotel

02
Ride Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m – 210 km / 7-8 hrs)

After breakfast, we negotiate the traffic out of Kathmandu city and ride out of the valley to Pokhara, where we are greeted with views of the Annapurna Mountain range including the famous Fishtail Mountain. Pokhara stands at 884m above sea level, about 700 m lower than Kathmandu Valley.Upon arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the lakeside bazaar.Overnight at the Hotel

03
Ride Pokhara to Lumbini (9150 m – 170 km / 6-7 hours)

After breakfast we ride out of Pokhara and head south on to the Siddhartha Highway. Upon arrival around mid-afternoon we check into the hotel and visit the famous birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha. Lumbini was made a World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1997. Overnight at the Hotel.

04
Highway ride from Lumbini to Kohalpur (569m – 270 km / 6-7 hours)

After breakfast, we track back the road up to Butwal and from here we turn west and join the East-West Highway going towards Kohalpur. This part of the road is made up of smooth wide roads with medium traffic. The highway is perfect for a smooth ride passing through beautiful Saal forests, rivers, and small towns and villages. For the occasional speed lovers, this is the perfect part of the journey to hitting the throttle. Upon arrival, we check into the hotel.

05
Motorbike ride from Kohalpur to Manma, Kalikot (1865 m – 230 km / 8+ hours)

Continue to Rara Lake by leaving Kohalpur and traveling towards Kalikot. After about 5 km the road enters the Shivalik foothills of the Himalayas and starts climbing and winding. Sometimes, beyond Surkhet, the clouds may be on the surface, bringing a touch of magic to the ride. Enjoy riding on a meandering, winding, ascending, and descending mountain roads.

06
Kalikot – Guthijiula – Talcha – Rara Lake (2990 m – 150 m / 6-7 hours)

From Kalikot, the route ascends and descends a series of mountains. We start the most scenic part of the Rara Lake bike trip, as we ride through coniferous forests of Morinda spruce, Pindrow firs, and deodars. You may get to see horses grazing wide-open meadows. On reaching the Talcha Airport, we park the bikes and set out towards the lake on foot. We walk uphill through pristine forests to reach our destination, which lies within Rara National Park. Admire the intense natural beauty to the fullest, click photos and keep sharp eyes for a wild animals in the area. We proceed to the hotel located on the shores of Rara for an overnight stay.

07
NO RIDE. Trek to Rara Lake, Mugu, Nepal

This day's rest from the Rara Lake moto expedition will allow you to muster the energy for the journey ahead. A fine opportunity to hike in the area, looking for various animal species, or go on a short trek to a nearby village. After the sightseeing, come back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.

08
Ride from Rara Lake to Kalikot (150 km )

We begin the downhill phase of the tour and travel to Kalikot. On reaching the place, transfer to your lodging for a welcome night's rest.

09
Ride from Kalikot to kohalpur (230 km)

This section of the Rara Lake bike tour involves riding further downhill towards the border town of Nepalgunj for an overnight stay at Kohalpur.

10
Ride Kohalpur to Chitwan (Sauraha) (415 m – 370 km / 8-9 hours)

After breakfast, we head east towards Narayanghat, 120 Kms from Butwal. We ride on the east-west highway and this section of the journey is very relaxing as the roads are wide and smooth passing through rivers and sal forest. Sauraha is the main tourist destination in Chitwan and also the entrance to the Chitwan National Park.

11
NO RIDE. ALL-DAY JUNGLE ACTIVITIES IN CHITWAN.

Full-Day jungle activities such as dugout canoe ride, jungle walk, visit elephant breeding center, gharial breeding center, elephant safari to see wild animals like Rhino, deer, wild boar, monkeys, peacock, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile, if lucky we may even see Tiger but they are very elusive. Evening Tharu cultural dance program. Lunch and dinners included.

12
Ride from Chitwan to Kathmandu (152 km / 4-5 hours)

After breakfast, we can go on a wildlife safari on an Elephant to view and photograph wildlife from close quarters. The animals are scattered, elusive, and mostly reside in the dense grasslands which grow to a height of 3 m. the only means of penetrating this dense grassland is by elephants. This gives us an opportunity to see the majestic one-horned rhino. Later return back to the hotel.

13
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

After breakfast, meet your guide and vehicle for half a day’s sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. The rest of the day is free for last-minute shopping. In the evening: Dinner with Nepalese Cultural show.

14
Final Departure / End of our service

You can enjoy some of your remaining time buying souvenirs. Final departure to the airport for your next destination.

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What is Included

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicle
  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • All guest house accommodation on full board twin sharing basis while on the Ride
  • 500cc Royal Enfield bikes/ HImalayan 411 cc with petrol, and all the necessary requirements
  • Professional English speaking road captain with his own Personal bike (available with group size 7+)
  • One mechanic through out the tour
  • A supporting vehicle for all the riders luggage and for the mechanic
  • All the permits of road and conservation as per the government rule
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag and guide with a knowledge of Emergency first aid Method
  • Guided sight-seeing tour with experienced English speaking guide inside cities
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for Road Captain, mechanic and driver
  • All necessary Conservation Entry Permits and Special permit as per the rules of Government
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all staff( Road Captain, Mechanic, Driver)
  • All government taxes and insured

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What is Excluded

  • Visa Fee for Nepal Entry
  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu or cities stay
  • Personal expenses, medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • All the riding gears for personal use( Helmet, Gloves, riding jackets)
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionery and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek or tour in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING:

  • BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR:

  • SHOES AND SOCKS
  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for the daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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