Duration
16 days / 15 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Motorcycling
Destinations
Nepal

Known for its ancient ways of life and situated in astounding natural beauty, Nepal is the ideal destination for relaxation and exploration. While its lively cities provide constant entertainment for any visitor, its remote mountain highways provide omnipresent opportunity for adventure. Take advantage of both facets of this amazing country as you begin your motorbike journey in beautiful Kathmandu before riding through rivers and over mountains to the many scenic destinations that lie ahead.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Two Weeks, Two Wheels: From the bustling streets of Kathmandu, through Bandipur and Muktinath, all the way to the wide open spaces of the Himalayan border region with China — this journey is taken entirely from the biker’s vantage.
  • Annapurna Range: After Pokara, the journey turns to the high Himalayas, with tight turns and scree roads toward the likes of Jomsom and Katung Khang.
  • Mustang: A true travel frontier in Nepal, this hard-to-reach area of the country features some of the most dramatic landscapes in this region, filled with medieval forts, caves, and culture; lucky travelers might even be able to arrange tea with the last prince of Mustang.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Kathmandu

Take in the stunning scenery as you land in colorful Kathmandu. See the majestic mountains and clear skies that make up your home for the next two weeks. Greet your knowledgeable guide at the airport and enjoy a quick ride to your hotel for the evening. We recommend you stay in the lovely Dwarika’s Hotel.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu, one of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most stunning pieces of architecture, sits within walking distance of the famous Pashupatinath temple, while also being just a short drive away from the airport.

History: The hotel hosts an impressive array of artifacts dating back as far back as the 13th century. The area itself is also teeming with ancient culture, with an impressive history that spans two millennia.

Service: Guests will love the warmth of traditional Nepalese hospitality for which this hotel is widely-praised.

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Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu Preferred Hotel

Day 2

Kathmandu

Enjoy a traditional breakfast before meeting your road captain and take a 20-mile motorbike ride to the spectacular city of Nagarkot. En route, stop in the ancient Bhaktapur Town Square and see some of Nepal’s architectural centerpieces. After reaching Nagarkot, take time to enjoy the scenic views before returning to Kathmandu for bike maintenance and a restful evening.

Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Day 3

Bandipur

Rise early and enjoy a light breakfast. Then, hop on your motorbike and ride 93 miles to the beautiful city of Bandipur. Once here, spend the afternoon exploring the area, which is known for its natural beauty and charming hospitality. Wander the town to experience unique shopping and dining before heading to a guesthouse for a night of tranquil rest.

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About

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 4

Pokhara

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a 53-mile motorbike ride through terraced, agricultural landscapes to the stunning city of Pokhara. Once here, step off your motorbike and into the city: stroll by the rolling rivers and emerald lakes of this enchanting landscape. After finding peace with nature, head to your hotel for a night of dining and refreshment.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Located on top of a majestic mountain in one of Nepal’s most stunning regions, with the Himalayas as a backdrop, this area offers views of a lifetime in a setting that is the stuff of dreams.

History: The area was only accessible by foot until the first road was built in 1968 when a highway was constructed, tourism grew rapidly shortly after the opening. The region is homed to three out of ten of the worlds tallest mountains meaning its is a haven for mountain trekkers and adventures alike.

Service: If guests are looking for a little bit of an extra special touch perhaps they will look to some dining within the comforts of their lodge, as you wait on server brings the finest nepalese dishes to your veranda simply relax and take in the natural beauty of Nepal.

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Tiger Mountain Lodge Preferred Hotel

Day 5

Tatopani

Rise early and enjoy a beautiful, 43-mile ride along the Baglung Highway, taking in views of picturesque farmland and Nepal’s famous suspension bridges. Descend into the amazing Kali Gandaki Gorge and fall in love with the twisting topography as you make your way to Tatopani. Upon arrival, check in to a comfortable guesthouse and then explore the city for the afternoon and evening, being sure to indulge in a relaxing trip to the hot springs.

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About

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Tatopani
Tatopani

Day 6

Muktinath

After an early breakfast, enjoy a 44-mile ride to the lovely city of Muktinath. As you ride, follow the Kali Gandaki River past a cascading waterfall and into a challenging section of trail that takes you into a unique landscape of arid desert. Make stops for dining and sightseeing in the intriguing and beautiful Jomsom Village and Muktinath Temple. Later, check in to the local lodge for a restful night in this ancient city.

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About

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 7

Geling

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before hitting the trail for a 27-mile ride through remote villages and stunning scenery. Follow a series of high trails and riverbank routes to reach the lovely village of Samar. Once here, enjoy a filling and traditional lunch while taking in the mountain views before heading to gorgeous Geling. Then, check into the local lodge before embarking on an evening of exploration in this quaint and cultural village.

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About

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 8

Lo-Manthang

After breakfast, enjoy a brief and beautiful 19-mile ride to the city of Lo-Manthang. Standing within medieval walls, Lo-Manthang is a historic gem within the majestic mountains of Nepal. After arriving and checking in to the Royal Mustang Hotel or Moksha Mustang, spend the evening exploring every corner of this ancient kingdom.

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About

Located outside the walls of Lo Manthang, a former capital of the Mustang region dating back to the 14th century, rests the Royal Mustang Resort at nearly 4000 meters above sea level. The heirs of past royalty constructed the opulent hotel with the assistance of a Japanese architect by the name of Kurumitsawa.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Mustang
Mustang

Day 9

Lo-Manthang

Spend the day riding around Lo-Manthang, taking advantage of every opportunity for exploration. Visit authentic temples and engage with charming locals as you learn the exciting lore of this longstanding city. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a guided adventure through ancient caves that used to play home to village monks. After an evening of dining and refreshment, retire to the lodge for a relaxing overnight.

Day 10

Kagbeni

After breakfast, enjoy a stunning, 47-mile ride to the city of Kagbeni. Once here, explore this medieval and high-altitude village. Adventure past elaborate monasteries and luxuriate in majestic mountain views, perhaps stopping into the local Internet facility to contact friends and family back home. Then, retire to the lodge for a restful evening.

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About

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 11

Kalopani

Hop on your bike and begin the exciting 22-mile ride to Kalopani. Along the way, treat yourself to a guided exploration and delicious meal in the ancient village of Marpha, learning the lore and mystery behind its traditional customs. Upon arrival in Kalopani, check in to the local lodge and relax for the evening.

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About

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 12

Pokhara

Rise early and begin the 78-mile ride back to beautiful Pokhara. Complete the most challenging section of the trail early, and spend the remainder of the ride enjoying the scenery of the open road. Upon reaching Pokhara, check in to your hotel and spend the evening exploring the exciting Lakeside Bazaar before retiring for the night.

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Located on top of a majestic mountain in one of Nepal’s most stunning regions, with the Himalayas as a backdrop, this area offers views of a lifetime in a setting that is the stuff of dreams.

History: The area was only accessible by foot until the first road was built in 1968 when a highway was constructed, tourism grew rapidly shortly after the opening. The region is homed to three out of ten of the worlds tallest mountains meaning its is a haven for mountain trekkers and adventures alike.

Service: If guests are looking for a little bit of an extra special touch perhaps they will look to some dining within the comforts of their lodge, as you wait on server brings the finest nepalese dishes to your veranda simply relax and take in the natural beauty of Nepal.

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Tiger Mountain Lodge Preferred Hotel
Pokhara
Pokhara

Day 13

Pokhara

No need for bikes today! Spend your time taking on a Pokhara adventure: choose between paragliding, ultra light flight, zip flying or bungee jumping. Prepare for an exhilarating adrenaline rush as you take on any one of these incredible opportunities. After, enjoy local cuisine before tucking in for the night.

Day 14

Kathmandu

After breakfast, hit the road for the 130-mile ride back to Kathmandu. Make stops en route in exciting villages for sightseeing, dining and shopping. Upon reaching Kathmandu, check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening of freedom, adventuring through any part of the city that peaks your interest.

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu, one of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most stunning pieces of architecture, sits within walking distance of the famous Pashupatinath temple, while also being just a short drive away from the airport.

History: The hotel hosts an impressive array of artifacts dating back as far back as the 13th century. The area itself is also teeming with ancient culture, with an impressive history that spans two millennia.

Service: Guests will love the warmth of traditional Nepalese hospitality for which this hotel is widely-praised.

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Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu Preferred Hotel

Day 15

Kathmandu

Rise and enjoy a leisurely breakfast surrounded by colorful culture and majestic mountain ranges. Then, head downtown for souvenir shopping, or enjoy a guided exploration of the city. Spend your final evening enjoying local cuisine and an ultimate evening of tranquility in your hospitable hotel.

Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Day 16

Departure

After a final stroll through nearby streets, it is time to pack your belongings and venture to the airport. Hop on your plane home or onward to your next destination!

Suggested Hotel For Days 1–2

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Preferred Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 80 guest rooms and suites are decorated with intricately carved wood and terracotta work in the traditional Newari style and are equipped with wi-fi access. Krishnarpan, one of the hotel’s two restaurants, offers six- to 22-course authentic Nepali meals, Toran has Chinese and Indian specialties, while Fusion has live blues and jazz in a bar setting. Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu has a spa with massage treatments and a swimming pool. The business center is fully equipped with broadband Internet access and secretarial services. The hotel is approximately a 10-minute drive from the airport in Kathmandu.

Suggested Hotel For Day 3

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

Suggested Hotels For Day 4

Lost Horizon Resort and Spa
Preferred Hotel

Lost Horizon Resort and Spa

Designed to reflect the majestic Himalayan peaks, Lost Horizon Resort & Spa combines the rejuvenating powers of nature with the comforts of home. Located on the outskirts of Pokhara Valley, the property floats above Begnas Lake, surrounded by mountain views. Guest accommodations are comprised of spacious and well-appointed villas and suites, all furnished in an elegant, classic style. There is a clubhouse with a year-round outdoor heated swimming pool, a 7,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, a gym, and a library lounge with views of Mount Manasalu. For dining, guests can enjoy meals in the indoor-outdoor restaurant, or take a picnic basket into the forest. Lost Horizon Resort & Spa is 30 minutes by car to the nearest airport.
Tiger Mountain Lodge
Preferred Hotel

Tiger Mountain Lodge

Tiger Mountain Lodge is located on a hilltop ridge a thousand feet above the Pokhara Valley and just a half hour drive from town. With spectacular views of the Annapurna Range, the lodge has also been touched by history: Sir Edmund Hilary, the first man to scale Everest, led the hotel’s opening ceremony in 1998. The 19 rooms are arranged around the hilltop in hand-cut stone bungalows that blend into their surroundings. All the bungalows have spacious verandas, adjoining bathrooms, and elegantly traditional décor that blends Tibetan hand-knotted wool carpets with British watercolor wall paintings. The lodge offers a range of in-room massage treatments, personal yoga sessions, and meditation training. There is a mountain-view swimming pool for post-hike relaxation. The hotel serves organic produce and locally supplied products, including at its authentic Nepali lunch buffet, and at the dinner with a table d’hôte menu that features European and Nepali selections. The Main Lodge has a cozy central fireplace, comfortable seating areas, and a bar, arranged around a Nepali-style courtyard. Another special feature of the lodge is Colonel Jimmy's Library, with an impressive collection of Himalayan mountaineering literature and photographs. There is no business center. The hotel is located 40 minutes from Pokhara Airport.

Suggested Hotel For Day 5

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

Suggested Hotel For Day 6

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

Suggested Hotel For Day 7

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

Suggested Hotel For Days 8–9

Royal Mustang Resort

Royal Mustang Resort

Located outside the walls of Lo Manthang, a former capital of the Mustang region dating back to the 14th century, rests the Royal Mustang Resort at nearly 4000 meters above sea level. The heirs of past royalty constructed the opulent hotel with the assistance of a Japanese architect by the name of Kurumitsawa. Today, the hotel provides superior comfort in an otherwise intimidating environment. Its 20 rooms and suites are cleanly designed with wooden floors, lattice screens, simple artworks, and wide, inviting beds. Additionally, they are heated and hot water is reliable. The kitchen is supplied by an organic farm and offers a seasonal menu with Tibetan and international dishes. There is a collection of wines, spirits, and beers available for guests as well. Wi-Fi is available and 15% of the resort’s income is donated to cultural preservation.

Suggested Hotel For Day 10

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

Suggested Hotel For Day 11

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

Suggested Hotels For Days 12–13

Lost Horizon Resort and Spa
Preferred Hotel

Lost Horizon Resort and Spa

Designed to reflect the majestic Himalayan peaks, Lost Horizon Resort & Spa combines the rejuvenating powers of nature with the comforts of home. Located on the outskirts of Pokhara Valley, the property floats above Begnas Lake, surrounded by mountain views. Guest accommodations are comprised of spacious and well-appointed villas and suites, all furnished in an elegant, classic style. There is a clubhouse with a year-round outdoor heated swimming pool, a 7,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, a gym, and a library lounge with views of Mount Manasalu. For dining, guests can enjoy meals in the indoor-outdoor restaurant, or take a picnic basket into the forest. Lost Horizon Resort & Spa is 30 minutes by car to the nearest airport.
Tiger Mountain Lodge
Preferred Hotel

Tiger Mountain Lodge

Tiger Mountain Lodge is located on a hilltop ridge a thousand feet above the Pokhara Valley and just a half hour drive from town. With spectacular views of the Annapurna Range, the lodge has also been touched by history: Sir Edmund Hilary, the first man to scale Everest, led the hotel’s opening ceremony in 1998. The 19 rooms are arranged around the hilltop in hand-cut stone bungalows that blend into their surroundings. All the bungalows have spacious verandas, adjoining bathrooms, and elegantly traditional décor that blends Tibetan hand-knotted wool carpets with British watercolor wall paintings. The lodge offers a range of in-room massage treatments, personal yoga sessions, and meditation training. There is a mountain-view swimming pool for post-hike relaxation. The hotel serves organic produce and locally supplied products, including at its authentic Nepali lunch buffet, and at the dinner with a table d’hôte menu that features European and Nepali selections. The Main Lodge has a cozy central fireplace, comfortable seating areas, and a bar, arranged around a Nepali-style courtyard. Another special feature of the lodge is Colonel Jimmy's Library, with an impressive collection of Himalayan mountaineering literature and photographs. There is no business center. The hotel is located 40 minutes from Pokhara Airport.

Suggested Hotel For Days 14–15

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Preferred Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 80 guest rooms and suites are decorated with intricately carved wood and terracotta work in the traditional Newari style and are equipped with wi-fi access. Krishnarpan, one of the hotel’s two restaurants, offers six- to 22-course authentic Nepali meals, Toran has Chinese and Indian specialties, while Fusion has live blues and jazz in a bar setting. Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu has a spa with massage treatments and a swimming pool. The business center is fully equipped with broadband Internet access and secretarial services. The hotel is approximately a 10-minute drive from the airport in Kathmandu.

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