Kicking off bike for the trip allows you to explore the different geographical flora and fauna, beautiful regions passing the biggest cities of Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini and Chitwan. This ride provides you incredible moments of your life. This ride offers much more from Kathmandu’s ancient temples, to Chitwan’s exotic jungle Safari. Panoramic Himalayan views from the foot of Pokhara city and ancient religious values in Lumbini providing lifetime religious relief along with many ancient monuments and monasteries. You get to observe scenic terraced rice field to ancient Newari town of Palpa where the architectures are quite as old as the mountains. Along with this you can also get a great chance to explore the amazing culture of local people following their own traditions, rituals, and norms.
BRIEF ITINERARY (Following itinerary can be customised to suit your requirements)
Day01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Pre-trip meeting
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Shepherd holidays will pick up from the airport and take to the hotel. In the afternoon, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day02 Test ride and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
The Kathmandu Valley contains three royal cities – Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
Pashupatinath temple (World heritage Site):
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Located on the bank of Bagmati river on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu, it remains an important site to visit.
Swayambhunath Stupa-The Monkey temple (World heritage Site):
Resting on a hillock 3km west of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal .This is a good place to find peace, prayers as well as to catch panoramic views of the city.
Bouddhanath stupa is the most liked sightseeing place located on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. The stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan durbar square is a royal region of the ancient Patan region now lies in Lalitpur. The concentrated mass of temples is the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal.
Ride to Nagarkot for popular sunset view. Overnight at Nagarkot.
Day03 Ride 142 km to historical town of Gorkha.
Enjoy the beautiful Manaslu mountain range and the ancient Palace, Gorkha durbar. Overnight in hotel.
Day04 Ride 122 km from Gorkha to Pokhara with lunch stop at Bandipur. Overnight at Pokhara.
Pokhara, city of lake is the best place to explore spectacular scenery and adventure activities. It is a perfect place to start hiking and trekking towards Annapurna base camp, Ghorepani (Poonhill) and Muktinath (holy temple). Pokhara offers you multi travel activities such as boating, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, hiking, trekking, etc.
Day05 Ride to World peace pagoda in Pokhara and then ride to Tansen, Palpa. Overnight at hotel in Tansen.
We ride through the scenic terraced rice field valleys to ancient Newari town of Palpa where the architectures are quite as old as the mountains.
Day06 Ride to Lumbini. Explore and overnight at hotel in Lumbini.
The peaceful atmosphere, beautiful monasteries built by different Buddhist countries, museums, Ashoka pillar will be the highlights of Lumbini. The peaceful atmosphere here definitely help you internalize the spirit of Buddhism.
Day07 Ride to Chitwan. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day08 NO RIDE. Full day jungle activities.
The day will be fun filled relishing the beauty of Chitwan national park.Dugout Canoe ride, bird watching, jungle walk, jeep safari, Tharu cultural show, visit to elephant breeding sites.
Day09 Ride back to Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel in Thamel. (Farewell dinner included)
Day10 Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.
We will sum up the trip here. As per your flight time our representatives will cooperate and escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport.