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Ride to the land of Gurkhas



Rides Description

FARE

Rs 29000/- Per Head.

INCLUDES

16 Nights Stay with breakfast
Service Charges and Taxes


DOES NOT INCLUDE

Other than mentioned
Lunch, Dinner, Mineral Water, Snacks, Tea/ Coffee etc.
Entry Tickets to sightseeing places / national parks etc.
Transportation of Motorbikes From/To Bangalore.
Transportation of the Riders from/To Bangalore.NOTE (Important points for the participants)
There is an entry tax of about Indian Rupees 200/- to Rs 300/- per day for Indian bikes entering Nepal ( not included in the cost )
Stay will be in Hotels/ Guesthouses in main towns like Kathmandu, Chitwan, Ithari, Janakpur, Pokhara and guesthouses / homestays in Jomsom/Muktinath and Tatopani. In main towns and tourist areas stay would be standard category while in Tatopani and Jomsom/Muktinath it will be basic accommodation.
Most of the stay would be two or three bedded rooms while in offbeat areas like Tatopani and Jomsom/Muktinath where accommodation options are less it could be shared accommodation.
The ride from Beni to Muktinath ( total of about 190 kms which will be covered in three days ) is through offroading route ( mud roads ) through beautiful valleys and villages and less explored routes  and considered as the ultimate route for bikers riding through Nepal.
Book your tickets in advance From Bangalore to Bagdogra and Lucknow to Bangalore. People who are interested in going by train one way or both ways can contact any member of the BMC for assistance.
Transportation of the bikes will be done in a group and at the appropriate time the rider will be notified well in advance.



PLACES COVERED

KATHMANDU - Kathmandu, situated in the Kathmandu valley is the capital of Nepal and its biggest city. It is the political as well as cultural capital of the country. Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions rub shoulders with the latest technological advances. However, it is the grandeur of the past that enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or the spiritually uplifting stupas. Some of the places to visit in Kathmandu are the Unesco World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bouddhanath Stupa. One can also visit the tourist area of Thamel for its shopping and restaurants.

JANAKPUR - The birthplace of Janaki or Sita, is an important religious pilgrimage site in the Terai plains, in south central Nepal. In ancient times, Janakpur was the capital city of the Kingdom of Mithila and the centre of Maithil culture during the Treta Yug, or period, nearly 12,000 years ago. Today Janakpur is known for its massive and magnificent Janaki Mandir constructed in 1874 and in a blend of Mughal and local architecture. The temple is a three-storey building and has 60 rooms, making it the largest temple in Nepal. Janakpur is also said to have as many as 115 ancient ponds of historical and mythological importance.

NAGARKOT - Nagarkot is located 30 km to the east of Kathmandu on the valley rim. Nagarkot is for those on the lookout for Himalayan scenery and rural serenity. Nagarkot, situated at an elevation of 2,175 m, provides a panorama of five of the world’s 10 tallest peaks - Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Makalu (8,463 m) and
Manaslu (8,163 m) - and many other lesser summits. Visitors also go to Nagarkot to watch the stunning sunrise and sunset.

BHAKTAPUR - The third of the medieval city-states in the Katmandu valley, Bhaktapur is also the best preserved. Covering an area of 6.4 sq. km, Bhaktapur is still untouched by rapid urbanisation and has managed to retain its brick paved roads, charming red brick houses and a way of life that goes back to medieval times. This ancient city is also famous for pottery and woodcarving amply displayed on the squares and windows respectively. Among the three durbar squares, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site )  is by far the most elegant with its large open space facing south. The 15th century Palace of 55 Carved Windows and the palace entrance, the Golden Gate - a masterpiece in repousse art - have added splendour to this palace square which consists of buildings dating from the 13th century to the 18th century. Apart from the Durbar Square the attractions of Bhaktapur are Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Changu narayan Temple and Dattatreya Square.

DHULIKHEL - Dhulikhel is a quiter lesser developed place to observe the high Himalayas with views easily comparable to Nagarkhot. Dhulikhel is a real Newari town with
a temple lined village square and a good base for short walks. Dhulikhel was an important trade post, and you can see an impressive vista of the snowy central
Himalayas making a backdrop to the gentle hills. Dhulikhel is central to a number of day excursions such as an early morning 30-minute hike up to the Bhagawati Temple
for an unforgettable sunrise over the Himalayas. Trails lead along the ridge north of the town. A leisurely all-day hike can be undertaken to visit Namo Buddha, a
sacred site that has drawn reverent pilgrims for many centuries.

LUMBINI - Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha lies in the lower Terai region of Nepal close to the Indian border. The holy site of Lumbini has ruins of ancient
monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, an ancient bathing pond, the Asokan pillar and the Mayadevi temple, where the precise place of birth of Buddha is located.

MUSTANG REGION - Mustang ( Muktinath and Jomsom ) offers an experience of trans-Himalayan landscape and exotic Himalayan cultural experience. Muktinath (3,749 m) is a popular destination for pilgrims and trekkers to the region. It is a site holy for both Buddhists and Hindus before. There is now a motorable road ( mud road ) from Muktinath to Beni, from where you can take the tarred road to Pokhara. Mustang region is populated by Tibetan people, and the history of this kingdom is a legend all
over the Himalayan land. Mustang was a separate kingdom till 2008. The mud road from Beni to Muktinath is considered one of the most adventurous roads with some of the most beautiful scenery by bikers travelling to Nepal

CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK - Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. Established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 sq.kms and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan District. In altitude it ranges from about 100 meters in the river valleys to 815 meters in the Churia Hills. In the north and west of the protected area the Narayani-Rapti river system forms a natural boundary to human settlements. The Chitwan National Park (CNP) is a world heritage property, and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone.

POKHARA - Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. With the magnificent Annapurna range forming the backdrop and the serenity of three major lakes – Phewa, Rupa and Begnas – Pokhara is the ultimate destination for relaxation. Pokhara Valley, gateway to the Annapurna region where many a trekker finds his Shangri-la, sits high on the list of ‘must visit’ places in Nepal.Some of the places to visit in Pokhara are Devi's falls, Phewa Lake, Seti River, World Peace
Pagoda and Old Bazaar apart from the stunning views of the Annapurna Ranges.

CONTACT:

A NIRANJAN PRASAD.
Ph: +91 98459 88986
prasad@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com

KARTHIK GOWDA
Ph: +91 98453 74658
karthik@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com

VASUDEV BYLAHALLI SAMPATH
Ph: +91 97397 67146
vasu@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com


Ride Plan


DayDateRoute & Distance DescriptionOvernight
12014-04-26Arrive in Bagdogra

Arrive in Bagdogra and transfer to hotel in Siliguri. Pick up bikes .

Siliguri
22014-04-27Bagdogra to Ithari via Khakkarbhitta - 160 kms

Leave from Bagdogra early morning and on the way Have  breakfast. Pass through Naxalbari ( famous for communist uprising of 1960's ) on the way to the

border town of Khakkarbhitta. Get the permits for the bikers and bikes and head to Ithari. 

Ithari
32014-04-28Ithari to Janakpur - 180 kms

After breakfast leave from Ithari through the southern plains of Nepal and the Terai region (alluvial, forested and marshy terrain at the base of the Himalaya mountain range) to the temple town of Janakpur. Evening visit the impressive Janaki Mandir and is considered as the most important model of the Rajput architecture in Nepal.

Janakpur
42014-04-29Janakpur to Kathmandu - 300 kms

After breakfast leave for Kathmandu. We ride through the Terai for about 160 kms till Hetauda and then start the ascend through the Himalayan ranges. Arrive in Kathmandu by evening.

Kathmandu
52014-04-30Kathmandu

After breakfast explore the cities attractions like Patan, Durbar Square, Bodhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple and in the evening we explore Thamel, the shopping and tourist hub of Kathmandu.

Kathmandu
62014-05-01Kathmandu to Last Resort ( Dhulikhel ) via Bhaktapur - 60 kms

Early morning we leave for Last Resort for some adventure activities like Bungee Jumping and Rafting. On the way we stop at Bhaktapur to see its Buddhist and Hindu architecture. Back to Dhulikhel, the beautiful Newari (original inhabitants of Kathmandu valley) town with the best views of the Himalayan Ranges.

Dhulikhel
72014-05-02Dhulikhel to Nagarkhot - 40 kms

After breakfast we leave for Nagarkhot. From Nagarkhot one also gets beautiful views of the Himalayan Ranges. Do some offroading around Nagarkhot and see the famed sunset of Nagarkhot. 

Nagarkhot
82014-05-03Nagarkhot to Pokhara - 240 kms

Early morning see the sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkhot. After breakfast we take the beautiful drive from Kathmandu Valley to Pokhara valley across hills, green valleys, ridges, river banks and rural nepalese villages. Arrive in

Pokhara by evening . 

Pokhara
92014-05-04Pokhara to Tatopani - 120 kms

Today and tomorrow will be the most adventurous ride of the trip with offroading tracks ( mud road ) for the whole route. The mud road follows the deep gorge of the Kali Gandaki River, and lots of spectacular waterfalls come down over the steep slopes. There are little settlements along the river, which are accessible only over spectacular suspension bridges. Arrive in Jomsom and cross the dry river bed for the 22 kms ascend to Muktinath located at 3700 meters above sea level. The landscape there is very beautiful with white peaks, brownish slopes, deep gorges, and lots of little villages.

Tatopani
102014-05-05Tatopani to Muktinath via Jomsom - 70 kms

Today and tomorrow will be the most adventurous ride of the trip with offroading tracks ( mud road ) for the whole route. The mud road follows the deep gorge of the Kali Gandaki River, and lots of spectacular waterfalls come down over the steep slopes. There are little settlements along the river, which are accessible only over spectacular suspension bridges. Arrive in Jomsom and cross the dry river bed for the 22 kms ascend to Muktinath located at 3700 meters above sea level. The landscape there is very beautiful with white peaks, brownish slopes, deep gorges, and lots of little villages.

Muktinath
112014-05-06Muktinath to Pokhara - 175 kms

Start early morning for the long return journey to Pokhara with slightly more than half of the journey through mud roads. We pass through the beautiful quaint villages of the Mustang region and the mesmerizing landscape. Back to Pokhara by late evening .

Pokhara
122014-05-07Pokhara

Day to explore Pokhara’s bewitching beauty, with its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. Some of the places to visit in Pokhara are Devi's falls, Phewa Lake, Seti River, World Peace Pagoda and Old Bazaar apart from the stunning views of the Annapurna Ranges.

Pokhara
132014-05-08Pokhara to Chitwan National Park - 150 kms

Early morning we leave for Chitwan National Park  via the hill station of Bandipur. We again enter the lowlands of the Terai region as we enter Chitwan. Evening one can go for a canoe cruise in the Narayani River.

Sauraha / Chitwan National Park
142014-05-09Chitwan National Park to Lumbini - 160 kms

Morning we have time for safari at Chitwan National Park. After breakfast at about 10 a.m. we leave for Lumbini ( a UNESCO world Heritage Site and the birth place of Gautam Buddha ). See the sights of Lumbini in the evening.

Lumbini
152014-05-10Lumbini to Lucknow - 330 kms

Early morning we start the long drive to Lucknow through the plains of Uttar Pradesh. Arrive in Lucknow by evening.

Lucknow
162014-05-11Lucknow

Day to pack bikes and evening explore Lucknow and the Chowk area for shopping and tasting some Lucknowi cuisine.

Lucknow
172014-05-12Lucknow

After breakfast departure.

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Ride Details

  • Team Lead: Ròshan Manuel
  • Date: 26 April, 2014 - 12 May, 2014
  • Place: Bangalore - Nepal
  • Start Time: 06:00:00
  • Total Distance: 2200KM
  • Ride Cost: Rs. 29000
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