Kathmandu Manang Motorcycle Tour

Trip Duration

11 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

4,920 m

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse

Transportation

Motorcycle/Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Group Size

02 Minimum

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Kathmandu Manang Motorcycle Tour Brief Insight

The Kathmandu Manang Motorcycle Tour takes us right to the northern border of Nepal from where several ancient trading routes to Tibet emerged. The journey gradually eases along the central Nepal highways to take a rather difficult trail to the northern skirts of the Annapurna region.The Kathmandu Manang Motorcycle Tour explores the Tibetan-Buddhist villages and settles at Manang Valley for further exploration. The trip culminates at Tilicho Lake where the panorama of Annapurna and Nilgiri Himalayas decorate the environs.

Brief Trip Description

Our journey kicks off in the Kathmandu Valley as we head out of the city along the Prithvi Highway. Alongside the banks of the Trishuli River, we journey towards the town of Besisahar for our first day on the go. Entering the lush green forests filled with pine, oak and rhododendron trees, the journey heads to Chame before entering the stunning Manang Valley the next day.This brings a complete change in the landscapes as well as the culture of the locals. The entire valley of Manang is inhabited by the Manangi populace that has resided in the place for decades. The valley used to have a King of its own. And till date, people regard the royal family of Manang with the utmost respect.The ancient monasteries and the prevailing traditions are a joy to witness. We head to Tilicho Base Camp the next day. The trail takes us on a lovely trek all the way up to the stunning Tilicho Lake. Located at an altitude of 4,920 meters, the icy shores of the glacial lake have enchanted trekkers for decades.We make our way back to Khangsar and then onto Timing. We are once again greeted by the easy routes and lush green forests. The final stretch of our journey takes us back to Besisahar. From here, we depart to Kathmandu enjoying the bending pathways of Prithvi Highway.We, here at Nepal Alibaba Treks, are the best in the business when it comes to guiding travelers to the Himalayas. Our innovative travel methods have gathered accolades from people across the world. Accompany us in this fascinating adventure and we will make sure it will be one to remember.

Trip Highlights:

  • Witness the glorious bio-diversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Exposure to a totally new set of Manangi culture and traditional ethos
  • Explore the highest lake in the world, the Tilicho Lake
  • Journey to the foothills of the majestic Annapurna and Nilgiri Himalayas
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

At Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives will be awaiting your arrival just outside the arrival lounge. After checking out you will be driven directly back to the hotel where refreshments await. You will be introduced to the guides and other members of the staff who will brief you about the entire journey. With the activities of the day over you are free to head down to the local market enjoying the pleasant evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m|106 Kilometers)

The journey begins early as we leave behind the crowded valley behind heading alongside the lush hillsides. The twisty bends of Prithvi Highway meet the sandy banks of Trishuli River as the landscapes boast a panorama of hills and vibrant hamlets. Enjoying the views of rural Nepal, the journey heads north finding the gurgling Marsayangdi River along the way. The journey ends at Besisahar. Overnight in Besisahar.

Day 03: Besisahar to Chame (2670m|66 Kilometers)

The hamlet of Chame is the capital of Manang district and also our destination for the day. Heading out of Besisahar, the journey takes us through graveled roads ascending towards before we enter a tunnel road spanning for half a kilometer. Giving a true introduction to the pathways of hilly Nepal, the trail up ahead spans across rocky off-road trails surrounded by lush green forests all the way to Chame. Overnight in Chame.

Day 04: Chame to Manang Valley (3540m|31 Kilometers)

One of the shorter days of the trek, today, we make our way to Manang valley which takes about four hours. The trail begins with an ascent climbing through the off-road trails adorned with grasslands, waterfalls, and series of streams. The rising hills give way to the Himalayas as the summits of Annapurna II (7,937m) and Annapurna III (7,555m) as the journey ends at the Manang Valley. We can also explore thee Braga Gompa and Boozo Gompa as we spend the rest of the day at Manang. Overnight in Manang.

Day 05: Manang Valley to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (4150m|20 Kilometers)

The day begins with a short trek to ensure that we are fully acclimatized and to also enjoy the beauty of Manang Village. The journey takes us to Khangsar which also marks the end of our roadways. The next stretch of the journey takes us on a pleasant trek on the moderately steep rocky mountain. Located at an altitude of 4,150m the base camp boasts a glorious Himalayan panorama alongside the stunning views of the valley down below. Overnight in Tilicho Lake Base Camp.

Day 06: Trekking to Tilicho Lake (4920m)

The day begins early as we begin our ascent up the rocky Himalayan trail heading towards Tilicho Lake. The journey takes us up the glacial moraines filled with eye-catching views of Gangapurna (7,454m), Khangsar Kang (7,485m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m) alongside countless other Himalayan peaks belonging to Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Tibetan Himalayan Ranges. Climbing up to the lake is a moment that leaves a strong imprint on our memories. Enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas we make our way down all the way to Khangsar crossing Base Camp en route. Overnight in Khangsar.

Day 07: Khangsar to Timang (2750m)

The journey begins its swift descent as we make our way towards Timang. Located on the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, the hamlet gives us an insight into the way of life of the locals and their culture. The descending journey which takes about 6 to 7 hours takes us through a diverse set of landscapes beginning with the snowy Himalayas to lush green forests to the pleasant hilly trails heading through the calm forests. Overnight in Timang.

Day 08: Timang to Besisahar (760m)

Our final day in the Manang region, today, we make our way back to Besisahar. We ride alongside the banks of stunning Marsayangdi River following it downstream. The journey crosses several hamlets including Jagat, Ghermu, and Bahundanda in the quest to reach our destination. The hamlet of Jagat is one of the more populated areas of the region and houses a hot water spring where we can relax from our journey. Later, we descend all the way to Besisahar. Overnight in Besisahar.

Day 09: Besisahar to Kathmandu (1300m)

The final day of our travel, today, we make our way back to Kathmandu. Following the Marsayangdi River out of Besisahar, we continue our journey reaching Prithvi Highway heading south towards the valley. We are once again joined by the stunning Trishuli River all the way back to Kathmandu. Back at the valley, we directly head to the hotel for much-needed refreshments and a lovely dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today we take a relaxed journey through the valley to conclude our stunning adventure. The day begins early as we make our way to Swayambhunath temple atop the north-western hill surrounding Kathmandu. Reaching the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath differentiated by the sound of bells and prayers, we take a cultural turn towards Kathmandu Durbar Square. The ancient abode of kings reflects history and culture through the art and architecture adorning the cobbled streets. Our final stop for the day is Boudhanath which boasts the best views of sunset alongside the calming environment. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure

Our representatives will drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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