A Motorcycle road trip to Manang is a lifetime dream for riders. Trekkers take several days to enjoy this magnificent beauty. Now, Manang lets you experience the nomadic land of Annapurna Circuit on a motorbike. On this trip, one can experience a motorcycle ride to the world’s highest Lake “Tilicho Lake”. This tour is a fun and adventurous ride to the Himalayas for extreme adventure seekers. Once a trekking destination is now known as a road trip to Manang valley. One will get to enjoy a whole new level of excitement with the company of Tibetan and Manangi culture.
The smile of people and the Himalayas with every track ride is something not to miss makes the ride more special. On this tour, you will ride from turmeric road to the dust and stone road. Furthermore, you will witness the scenery of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Tilicho Range.
This Motorcycle road trip to Manang is a short ride of 10 days. This road to Manang taking us from one village of nomadic to another nomadic people’s land. On this trip, you will ride on the smooth highway road from Kathmandu to Besisahar. We ride along the Marsayangdi River which leads to less turmeric and more of an Adventure road Ride. We will pass through Jagat, Chame and visit the village of Tibetan nomadic people. With the blessing of monasteries and chortens on the way, we will reach Manang. From here we can explore further to Tilicho Lake at 4920 meters above sea level. We will take a short ride to Kangsar village from where we hike to the World’s Highest Lake.
This challenging road to Manang requires expert bike riding skills. Manang lies in the ultimate rain shadow area of Nepal though we try to avoid the rainy season. The best time to be part of this trip is in spring and autumn. During this time we can enjoy Manang in its best climate and beauty.
Upon arrival meet and assist by our representative and transfer to the hotel. We provide a short briefing about the Motorcycle road trip to Manang at the hotel lobby. After the briefing, everyone will hold the bike keys and check their motorbike. Check the bike of their selection by riding around the hotel area.
Overnight at the Hotel, Kathmandu
After Breakfast, Met by the road captain and the rest of the team at the hotel lobby and ride to Jagat. We negotiate the traffic out of Kathmandu city and descend to Naubise. We continue riding to Mugling, till we reach Dumre then take a turn for Besisahar and Jagat. The Ride from Besisahar to Jagat (34km/2hrs) is one of the most difficult terrains. The path is a rocky single lane track with stones and occasional waterfalls. Deep gorges and valleys on the way offer a gradual change in the scenery. This is a good trail for adventure thrill-seekers who like to challenge themselves.
Overnight at the lodge, Jagat
From Jagat, we will ride out to the valley of Manang. The ride is easy at first and then gets a bit challenging as we move up. As we move forward, we arrive at Pisang village which almost feels like we have time-traveled to the past. Houses, stoned paved paths, and the fluttering of many prayer flags glorify the beauty. There are magnificent views of the Annapurna massif. You can also see the grasslands where wild horses and cattle graze. There is a gradual change in the landscape as we pass through monasteries and small tea houses. It offers basic but good accommodation and homely food. After riding for about 4 hours on a difficult challenging road, we arrive at Manang.
Overnight at the lodge, Manang
Today we explore the Manang and ride up to Kangsar which lies at 3745m altitude. We will ride a motorbike up to the Khangsar village which takes 40 min. You may also walk around the village and visit the monastery. Furthermore, one can hike up to Gangapurna Base Camp (3800m)
Overnight at lodges, Manang
After breakfast, start the ride by backtracking the same road to Besisahar. The route is rough but beautiful with many waterfalls and a natural hot spring. You will follow the trail snaking along the Marsayangdi River. We arrive at Besisahar and continue to Kalimati near Turture areas. Here we take a right turn via the village of Chisopani and up to the village of Riepe at 1250 m. The little village stands out for awesome views of Mt. Manaslu and the beautiful Annapurna range and for the pure freshness of the air.
Overnight at RIEPE VILLAGE Home Stay, Turture
From the beautiful Riepe Village, we make our way back to Dumre. The mountains disappear as we get back to the forested region. We descend all the way to Dumre, where we join up with the main Kathmandu Pokhara highway. From Dumre we head west following the Marshyangdi River. We will ride through terraced agricultural lands and small roadside villages. At the outskirts of Pokhara, we see the greeting smile of the Annapurna Mountain range.
Overnight at Hotel, Pokhara
Early morning drive to Sarangkot Sunrise & Mountain View Point. Drive back and have breakfast. After Breakfast, sightseeing of Davis falls, old Market Places, and Tibetan Refugee camp. Evening enjoys boating in Phewa Lake and visits Tal Barahi Temple.
Overnight at hotel, Pokhara
We head east alongside the Trishuli River as it detours from the highway all the way to Nuwakot. You’ll have the chance to visit the Nuwakot Palace once we arrive at our very special accommodation. We take a short walk to see the 7 stories ancient fort palace of Nuwakot.
Overnight at Famous Farm, Nuwakot
After breakfast, we ride from Famous Farm to Kathmandu via Shivpuri Forest Reserve.
Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu
After breakfast, free until the flight time. Later transfer to the airport for the onward flight.
A Motorcycle road trip to Manang journey Ends.
Trip Price: US$ 2,880 per person on twin share rooms.
Single room/ Surcharge cost: US$ 330 per single extra.
Fixed Departures for Motorcycle ride road trip to Manang
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Kathmandu Arrive Date: Mar 16, 2022
Kathmandu Arrive Date: April 01, 2022
Kathmandu Arrive Date: Oct 01, 2022
Kathmandu Arrive Date: Nov 16, 2022
Kathmandu Arrive Date: Mar 15, 2023
Kathmandu Arrive Date: Aug 17, 2023
Kathmandu Arrive Date: Oct 03, 2023