Get an opportunity to explore three Himalayan countries Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan with Motorcycle. Motorbiking tour Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan is designed to explore the hidden gems of three countries with unforeseen experience. Tour is to ride Historical cities visiting UNESCO heritage sites, some of the natural cities, monuments in Nepal with the best Himalayan views. Tibet including historical Tibetan cities lies in high altitude to explore monasteries, Dalai Lama palaces, and oldest monuments bypassing scenic plateau landscape, beautiful Lakes, and panoramic high Himalayan view. At the end, we do the Bhutan Motorcycle Tour Country of spiritual and material happiness equally and the home of countless historical monasteries. Recommendation of a month standard tour itinerary is able to customize as per your interest, timeframe, and budget.
Land at Kathmandu Nepal at the beginning of the tour. Bring your own motorbike or take a suitable motorbike on hire from Nepal Highland Treks. Ride to the UNESCO heritage site inside Kathmandu and stay overnight at hill station from where you can explore scenic hilly valleys and panoramic far view mountains including Mt Everest. Our next motorbiking destination is to Natural city Pokhara, Birthplace of Budhha LUMBINI, Chitwan National park - home of rare mammals, one-horned rhinos, Bengal Tigers, numerous species of birds. Ride to the Tibetan plateau and remote Himalayan region Lower Mustang and stay overnight in typical Newari town Bandipur on the way back to Kathmandu.
Tibetan visa and necessary permits will be managed by Nepal Highland Treks. Bhutan visa approval is also managed by Nepal Highland treks. Nepali multiple visas are on arrival and you also need to obtain Indian multiple visas to use Indian land riding to Bhutan Motorcycle Tour and back. Motorbiking to the roof of the world Tibet. Lhasa, the original home of Dalai Lama, a wonder of the world and a jewel in the crown of Tibetan peoples. Passing through other typical Tibetan cities of modernization but still preserving their monuments. Visit base camp of the world's highest peak Mount Everest Tibet side near Ronbuk Monastery and ride the same way back to Kathmandu Nepal. Riding to Bhutan should touch the Indian Territory. Phuentsholing is immigration in between Bhutan and India. Ride to Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, Trongsa. This route makes different entry point and different exit point of Bhutan and also reach restriction areas of Bhutan where less tourist allow visiting.
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu Nepal. Overnight in the Hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with Motorcycle. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km/ 7 Hours - 840m). Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:Ride to Sarankot and Pokhara valley. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05:Ride to Lumbini the birth place of Buddha (202km – 6 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Ride to Chitwan National park (136km – 3 Hours). Explore local tharu village by motorcycle, Tharu cultural dance and overnight at Hotel
Day 07:Riding holyday for one day. Explore Chitwan National park. Overnight at Hotel
Day 08:Chitwan to Gorkha and to Bandipur (170km – 5 Hours) Overnight at hotel
Day 09:Bandipur visit and ride back to Kathmandu (150km – 5 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 10:Motorbike to Kerung from Kathmandu. (124km – 8 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 2,900m
Day 11:Day rest and acclimatization in Kerung. Ride up to Kerungthing and back to Kerung for overnight at Guest house
Day 12:Motorbike to Tingri (255 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 4,300m
Day 13:Motorbike to Shigatse (220 km - 6 Hours). Overnight at Hotel 3900m
Day 14:Motorbike to Lhasa (270 km/ 7 Hours). overnight at Hotel 3,700m
Day 15:Day in Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and walking around Tibetan streets. Overnight at Hotel
Day 16:Motorbike to Shigatse (270km - 8 Hours) Via Yamdrik Lake. Overnight at Hotel 4,000m
Day 17:Motorbike back to to Tingri (255 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House
Day 18:Motorbike to Ronbuk Mt Everest view (5,200m) and ride back to Tingri. Overnight at Guest House
Day 19:Motorbike Back to Kerung (230km - 6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 2,900m
Day 20:Motorbike to Nuwakot and stay overnight in Battar bank of Trishuli River (70km - 5 Hours)
Day 21:Motorbike back to Kathmandu (74km - 3 Hours) Overnight at Hotel 1400m
Day 22:Kathmandu to Itahari riding (365km – 8 Hours) Overnight at the Hotel
Day 23:Riding to Bhutan (272km – 7 Hours) From Itahari ride to India Bhutan boarder. Overnight at Hotel in Bhutan site
Day 24:Bhutan India border (Phuentsholing) to Paro (143km – 4 Hours)
Day 25:Visit Paro – Hike to Tiger Nest and back to paro valley for overnight in Hotel
Day 26:Ride paro to Thimpu (50km – 2 Hours) Overnight in Hotel
Day 27:Ride Thimpu to Punakha and to Gangtey (160km – 5 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 28:Ride Gangtey to Bumthang ( 157km - 5 Hours. Overnight at Hotel
Day 29:Day around Bumthang, Jakar. Overnight at Hotel
Day 30:Jakar to Trongsa (368km – 8 hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 31:Cross Bhutan India border and ride to Biratnagar Nepal (310km – 7 hrs). Overnight at hotel
Day 32:Biratnagar to Kathmandu (377km - 8 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Information about Visa: Nepal visa is on arrival: If you arrive by flight in Tribhuban International airport, you will get on arrival visa. Visa cost for a month multiple is USD 50 per person. You are require to bring passport size of pictures and visa charge in cash. Similarly if you enter Nepal by land with your motorcycle, Nepal visa is same procedure. There will be some formalities for bike in the immigration which is done with your bike documents. So bring proper documents of your motorbike which is the key documents in every immigrations of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan.
Tibet Visa: Nepal Highland Treks arrange necessary Tibetan permits for you and for bikes as well as visas for you. Just send us required documents by email. We will tell you required documents in the time of tour booking. There might be changes of rules of documentation to mention here.
Bhutan Visa: Bhutan visa approval is prepared by Nepal highland Treks. We will provide a print of it and once you reach Bhutan immigration, your Bhutan visa will stamp in your passport as per the approval.
Indian visa: You also need Indian visa on this tour. Indian multiple visa is required. When you enter Bhutan, you have to cross Indian Territory and coming back from Bhutan have to cross India again. You should obtain Indian visa from your country before starting this tour. Obtaining your Indian visa once you are here in Nepal might not get enough time. There is no special permit for the motorbike to enter India. At the time of entering India they register the motorbike in your passport in order to know if you exit India with the same motorbike.
Tour is led by local guides: Motorcycling in these 3 countries, motorcycle tours are led by professional local guides. In Bhutan led by Bhutanese guide, Nepal by Nepalese Guide and Tibet by Tibetan guide. We provide professional mechanic in every country with backup transportation. If you bring your own motorcycle, it is your choice to bring Mechanic from us.
Best Motorcycle: The best motorcycle available in Nepal for this tour is Royal Enfield classic or Bullet. Himalayan Enfield and Honda CRF are also available as options. Road condition in the entire tour is good. Follow the highway well paved road except 2 days of riding in between Kathmandu Nepal to Tibet border. You can find fuel stations from time to time on the entire tour.
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu Nepal. Overnight in the Hotel Your arrival from air will land at Tribhuban international airport. If you come with your own motorcycle, come through India crossing India Nepal immigrations. We will make first Bhutan tour if you come with your own motorcycle. Representative from Nepal highland treks receive you and transfer to the hotel for overnight. In the case of arriving you by air, we will collect your original passport, fill an Embassy form and collect picture for Tibetan visa.
Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with Motorcycle. Overnight at Hotel The first ride with your Motorcycle today. Escort you by our guide and backup transportation to major 3 places of Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath temple, Bauddhanath stupa and Bhaktapur durbar squire, which are all listed in UNESCO heritage sites. Ride out of Kathmandu towards Dhulikhel highway and back to hotel, final preparation of your trip from tomorrow.
Day 3Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km/ 7 Hours - 840m). Overnight at Hotel It takes 7 hours drive with your Motorbike to Pokhara. The road is completely a busy highway. Pokhara is natural city of Nepal. Beautiful lakes and laps of Annapurna range can be seen from your hotel. Evening walking around Pokhara Lake side.
Day 4Ride to Sarankot and Pokhara valley. Overnight at Hotel Early in the morning before sunrise, ride to Sarankot hill. Sarankot is about 30 minutes riding distance from where panoramic mountain including some of the highest peak of the earth can be seen in clear weather. Back to Hotel and breakfast. Day visit World peace stupa, International mountain museum, Seti George, David falls and Gupteswor cave. Ride to Rupakot Lake and back to Hotel for overnight
Day 5Ride to Lumbini the birth place of Buddha (202km – 6 Hours) Overnight at Hotel After breakfast in the Hotel, ride to Lumbini via scenic narrow road and cross some of the beautiful local villages Waling, Palpa, Tansen and Butwal. Visit main place of Buddha’s birth. Lumbini Garden only allow walking inside. Put your motorcycle in parking and involve in walking tour.
Day 6Ride to Chitwan National park (136km – 3 Hours). Explore local tharu village by motorcycle, Tharu cultural dance and overnight at HotelIt is short riding from Lumbini to Chitwan. Riding through good road crossing Kawasoti, Bardaghat and Bharatpur. You will get chance to explore indigenous ethic Tharu village. Explore their cultures, lifestyle. Evening Tharu cultural dance and overnight.
Day 7Riding holyday for one day. Explore Chitwan National park. Overnight at Hotel Today we are not ridding. Although have option to ride few hours to visit Tharu cultural villages. Involve in jungle activities lead by guide from the Hotel. Canoe ride, Elephant back safari, jungle walking, visit elephant breading center and National park museum. Second night exploration of Tharu cultural dance, dinner and overnight
Day 8Chitwan to Gorkha and to Bandipur (170km – 5 Hours) Overnight at hotel After breakfast in the Hotel, start riding towards Gorkha. The historical place of Prithivi Narayan Shaha and scenic landscape. 110 kilometer riding is in main highway of Nepal. Abu Khaireni is the place to take another way to Gorkha. Visit Gorakha Kalika, Gorakha Durbar, enjoy the natural view of valley and Mountains. Further ride to Bandipur for overnight
Day 9Bandipur visit and ride back to Kathmandu (150km – 5 Hours) Overnight at Hotel Bandipur is village of unique Newari architecture houses, temples and shrine. Can have walking tour around after your breakfast or before breakfast. Latter final riding back to Kathmandu by following Prithivi highway. Ride to Motorbike garage to handover hiring bike than to transfer Hotel in Thamel. Farewell last day of trip.
Day 10Motorbike to Kerung from Kathmandu. (124km – 8 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 2,900mstart riding very early in the morning. It is log day journey through remote road to Langtang national park till Rasuwagadi through Nuwakot, Dhunche, Shyabrubesi. Cross Nepal Tibet boarder at Rasuwagasi and ride another 24 kilometer to reach Kerung, the first Tibetan town
Day 11Day rest and acclimatization in Kerung. Ride up to Kerungthing and back to Kerung for overnight at Guest houseIt is day of acclimatization which help to be acclimatized your body in altitude. Also try to ride around the town and may be reach up to second Kerung town (Kerung Thil) altitude almost 4000 miters. Be prepare for next riding into scenic Tibetan road near Everest
Day 12Motorbike to Tingri (255 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 4,300mRide in big and well paved road over highland of big Tibetan plateau. The Himalayas are stunning from high passes. Explore beautiful lakes and the local settlement with their daily unique activities. Tingri is unique Tibetan town from here, we can see Mount Everest view and other neighbor mountain peaks
Day 13Motorbike to Shigatse (220 km - 6 Hours). Overnight at Hotel 3900mRoad from Tingri to Shigatse is main highway again. Crossing several high passes decorated with Buddhist prayer flags. Tibetan nomad live, beautiful Lakes and mountain. Shigatse is second largest city in Tibet. Visit Tashilampo monastery and overnight at hotel
Day 14Motorbike to Lhasa (270 km/ 7 Hours). overnight at Hotel 3,700mIt is again riding in the main highway. Route today is more greenery and scenic. We severally meet Lhasa River. more busy road with big lorry, bus and car. Reach at Lhasa and transfer to Hotel. Evening walk around the city and dinner place.
Day 15Day in Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and walking around Tibetan streets. Overnight at HotelOur guide will lead you to visit major attraction. Visit major historical places in Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace - The palace of Dalai Lama, Jokhnag temple and walk around old city of Lhasa Barkhor Bazzar. back to hotel and overnight.
Day 16Motorbike to Shigatse (270km - 8 Hours) Via Yamdrik Lake. Overnight at Hotel 4,000mStarts to ride back from today. Ride to second largest city of Tibet Shigatse. Beautiful Yamdrok lake with the view of Mount Nojin Kangtsang on the way. Passing several high passes get clear view of Tibetan Himalayas and giant glacier called Khorala glacier 7200 miter high. Shigatse is administrative center of west Tibet.
Day 17Motorbike back to to Tingri (255 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House Ride in big and well paved road over highland of big Tibetan plateau. The Himalayas are stunning from high passes. Explore beautiful lakes and the local settlement with their daily unique activities. Tingri is unique Tibetan town from here, we can see Mount Everest view and other neighbor mountain peaks
Day 18Motorbike to Ronbuk Mt Everest view (5,200m) and ride back to Tingri. Overnight at Guest House It is day of reaching at Base Camp of Mount Everest north side. Ride up to Ronbuk monastery with your own vehicle. Ronbuk Monastery provide giant view point of Mt Everest. If you want to reach EBC, either hiking or take local eco bus from to Ronbuk. Exploration and ride back to Tingri for overnight.
Day 19Motorbike Back to Kerung (230km - 6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 2,900mRiding towards Kerung boarder and towards Kathmandu Nepal. The first Tibetan town from Rasuwagadi Nepal. We stay overnight at Kerung before 24 kilometer from Nepal Tibet immigration.
Day 20Motorbike to Nuwakot and stay overnight in Battar bank of Trishuli River (70km - 5 Hours) Just to skip long hours riding today, we plan to stay overnight in Nuwakot. It is about 70 kilometer to reach Nuwakot from border. Stay overnight at Hotel Bank of Trishuli River
Day 21Motorbike back to Kathmandu (74km - 3 Hours) Overnight at Hotel 1400m Morning visit to Nuwakot Durbar at the hill side of Battar. Continue ride to Kathmandu which is another 3 hours
Day 22Kathmandu to Itahari riding (365km – 8 Hours) Overnight at the Hotel Ride towards Bhutan border. Riding through BP highway (Dhulukhel) and to reach Mithila. Reach Biratnagar than to Itahari.
Day 23Riding to Bhutan (272km – 7 Hours) From Itahari ride to India Bhutan boarder. Overnight at Hotel in Bhutan siteFinish immigration formalities in Nepal side and India side too. Ride to Phuentsholing where Bhutanese guide and driver waiting your arrival. Stay overnight
- It is important for you to bring your printed Bhutan visa approval
Day 24Bhutan India border (Phuentsholing) to Paro (143km – 4 Hours) The scenic hilly Bhutanese road. Narrow but all well paved road. After reaching at Paro, you can start to visit Paro Dzong and come to Hotel for overnight
Day 25Visit Paro – Hike to Tiger Nest and back to paro valley for overnight in Hotel Visit Paro – Hike to Tiger Nest Tiger Nest or Tatksang Monastery is glory of Bhutan in top of the hill. Ride till hiking point. About 3 hours hike reach at Tiger Nest. After having lunch in cafeteria, hike back and ride back to Paro. Visit Kichu temple
Day 26Ride paro to Thimpu (50km – 2 Hours) Overnight in Hotel Ride paro to Thimpu (50km – 2 Hours) and visit National memorial chortern, School of Arts and Craft, traditional paper factory and heritage museum
Day 27Ride Thimpu to Punakha and to Gangtey (160km – 5 Hours) Overnight at Hotel Ride from Thimpu to Punakaha via Dochu La pass (3100m) visit Punakha Dzong. Further ride to Gangtey valley visit around and overnight in the Hotel
Day 28Ride Gangtey to Bumthang ( 157km - 5 Hours. Overnight at Hotel Visit Trongsa Dzong on the way. On the wat reach at Yotog La pass (3,400m). You will reach in totally different scenery of wide and open Bumthang valley.
Day 29Day around Bumthang, Jakar. Overnight at Hotel Visit Bumthang and reach Jakar Walking tour in Bumthang valley and Jakar. Visit Jambay Lakhang, Kurjey Lakhang, Tamshing and stay overnight at Jakar
Day 30Jakar to Trongsa (368km – 8 hours) Overnight at Hotel visit Tringsa Dzong and ride to Galephu. You will reach Gelephu late evening this day and overnight
Day 31Cross Bhutan India border and ride to Biratnagar Nepal (310km – 7 hrs). Overnight at hotel Reach at Indian Bhutan boarder. It is only 2 kilometer from main town to the border. Say good bye to your Bhutan guide team and ride to Nepal. Ride Biratnagar and stay overnight.
Day 32Biratnagar to Kathmandu (377km - 8 Hours) Overnight at Hotel Biratnagar to Kathmandu is the long way riding via Lahan, Mithila, Kamalamai and Dhulikhel. Reach at Kathmandu and drop your motorcycle in garage. transfer to the Hotel for overnight
Day 33Departure The day of Departure, we transfer to International airport for your final departure