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Kathmandu Manang Motorcycle Tour is a challenging but adventurous tour which takes you
to the world’s highest lake, Tilicho Lake. This tour is a perfect fit to explore the rough terrain
and beauty of Manang for any motorcycle or travel enthusiast. The challenging part of the
tour is the off-road trails that go through dirt roads, with many twists and turns and
challenging tracks. The cultural glory of the Manang and Khangsar villages in the backdrop
of the Annapurna Himalayas offers mesmerizing scenery.
The 11-day Kathmandu Manang Motorcycle Tour begins after your arrival in Kathmandu.
From Kathmandu, you ride along Trishuli River passing Mugling on the way to arrive at
Besisahar. Besisahar is the starting point on this tour as well as on the Annapurna Circuit
Trek. You head to Chame the next day where the roads are very tricky and narrow on the
way. Chame is a popular stop for adventurers as there are many stores and repair centers
for bikes. The next day, you’ll head to Manang valley riding through many Tibetan-
influenced villages. From Manang, you start your ride to Tilicho Base Camp where you leave
your motorbikes behind and start walking uphill to reach Tilicho Lake. You get an amazing
view of the lake surrounded by the mountains in Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges
along with the Mt. Tilicho (7134m). After exploring around the lake area, you will head
down to base camp and head back to Khangsar. You will then ride back to Kathmandu
staying at two stops Timang and Besisahar. The best time to go on this tour is anytime
except monsoon. The route is off-road and the roads can be blocked due to landslide during
the monsoon season.
At Miteri Nepal, we specialize in treks and tours around the country of Nepal. We customize
our trips according to the needs of our customers and aim to provide the best value for
money. The motorcycle for the tour, accommodation, and guide on this Motorcycle Tour
from Kathmandu to Manang will also be included in our package.

Trip Highlights:

  • Bike ride to Manang and Tilicho Base Camp
  • Hike to the Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world
  • Explore the villages and lifestyle of Manangi people
  • Sightsee the beautiful mountains in Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Muktinath (Himal ranges)

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

The first day, you arrive at the international airport in Kathmandu. You will meet our staff at the airport. Then, you will be taken to your hotel where you will meet with your guide. You will check your motorcycle, get your paperwork done, and prepare for the ride. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Kathmandu to Besisahar (106 Km)

The first day of the tour starts from Kathmandu as you make your way to Besisahar through the Prithvi Highway. You will ride through the hills of Nepal alongside the Trishuli River. The ride is smooth and the view of lush hills, rural settlements, and highway villages, while you ride, are amazing. After around 5 hours of riding, you’ll reach Besisahar in Lamjung district. You get a distant view of Annapurna II (7937m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) from here. Night stay in Besisahar.

Day 3

Besisahar to Chame (66 Km)

From Besisahar, you head towards Chame, riding along the Marsayangdi River. The route is off-road, dusty and there are steep hills and narrow turnings; so, you have to be careful. Except for the rough route, the scenery of rivers, mountains, and waterfalls make the ride delightful. After around 4 hours of ride, you reach Chame, the district headquarters of Manang district. Night stay in Chame.

Day 4

Chame to Manang Valley (31 Km)

The journey to Manang Valley takes you through the forested route with the view of snow peaks. You will pass a small settlement named Bhratang. The off-road path alongside the river is challenging and exciting. En route, you’ll get an impressive sight of the great wall of Pisang named Pangdi Danda. From Lower Pisang, you reach Manang passing through Ghyaru, Ngawal, Julu, and Braga. On the way, you get a great view of Annapurna Massif. Night stay in Manang.

Day 5

Manang Valley to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (20 Km)

This day too, you continue riding along Marsayangdi River to reach Tilicho Base Camp. You ride to Khangsar first crossing a suspension bridge over Jharsang Khola. After spending some time in the monastery in Khangsar and enjoying the Chortens, Mani walls and prayers flags, you head towards the base camp. The trail is pretty challenging and continues along icy and snowy paths. Night stay in base camp.

Day 6

Trekking to Tilicho Lake (4920 m)

Leaving you bike behind, you trek uphill to the highest lake in the world, Tilicho. If the lake is not frozen then, a beautiful turquoise lake will welcome you. You can enjoy great views of mountains like Tilicho (7134m), Khangsar Kang (7485m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Annapurna III (7555m). The nearby glaciers and landscapes are also quite surreal from the vantage points around the base camp. After exploring the area, you retrace your path to the base camp and then ride back to Khangsar. Night stay in Khangsar.

Day 7

Khangsar to Timang (43km)

From Khangsar, you'll head straight to Timang passing Manang, Humde, Pisang, and Bhratang alongside the Marsayangdi River with the view of snowy peaks. The bumpy roads make the ride a bit tough but the view of hills, rivers, and mountains makes it enjoyable. The ride to Timang descends for most of the trip and you will cover the distance in a short time. Night stay in Timang.

Day 8

Timang to Besisahar (57km)

You’ll head to Besisahar from Timang passing Chame on the way. You will also cross Tal, Syange, and Ngadi villages en route. Besisahar is the last stay on this Manang Motorcycle tour before riding back to Kathmandu. The off-road tracks and bumpy roads will come to an end in Besisahar. Night stay in Besisahar.

Day 9

Besisahar to Kathmandu (106km)

After a long ride to Tilicho, the return ride to Kathmandu starts this day, leaving Lamjung district. The ride through taking you through serpentine road will be smooth. After around 5 hours of ride, you’ll reach Kathmandu. You can take rest the remaining hours of the day or you can go for a stroll. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 10

Explore Kathmandu

This is a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can either spend this day resting or you can go sightseeing in Kathmandu. You can visit the World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. Likewise, hiking destinations like Shivapuri and Chisapani are also ideal to spend your final day in the country. You can also do some souvenir shopping in Thamel. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 11

Departure

After bidding you farewell, you will be dropped off to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight home. We hope you had a good and adventurous time riding through the hills of Nepal. Farewell!

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