Rara Lake Motorcycle tour is an adventure riding tour to explore Karnali region of Nepal. 10 days Rara Lake motorcycling tour is exiting journey through winding road, rugged mountains, and beautiful remote landscape. Adventure journey reach beautiful Rara Lake situated in 2990 meters altitude. Breathtakingly beautiful Rara Lake is surrounded by green hills that reflect in crystal water of the Lake. Your journey inside Rara national Park is with hundreds of different species of flowers and herbal plants. Visiting Karnali peoples explore their unique cultures and knowing their lifestyle is another amazing experience of this tour. Motor biking tour itinerary also includes one day hiking to Murma top and visit only one unique Karnali village near the Rara Lake. Motor biking tour return to Kathmandu via Jumla and surkhet.
Rara lake Motorcycle tour highlight
- Motor biking route: Kathmandu, Lumbini, Kohalpur, Manma, Rara Lake, Jumla, Surkhet, Butwal, Kathmandu
- Best season – month of March till May and September to December
- Best motorbike – Dirt bike/ Himalayan Royal Enfield / Royal Enfield classic
- Road – mix of blacktop and off-road
- Total riding – 2150 kilometers
- Daily ride – 150 to 310 km
- Accommodation – Hotels and local guest houses on twin sharing
- Foods – 3 meals a day with hot drinks (Tea/ Coffee)
- Group Size – Any
- Visit Lumbini the Birth place of Buddha
- All entrance fees of sightseeing and National park
- Explore Karnali region and closer lookup of lifestyle of remote Nepal
- One half day hiking to Murma top, visit Murma village and boating at Rara lake
Rara Lake Motorcycle tour itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu to Lumbini 292km – 9 hours. Overnight at Hotel
Start at morning after breakfast from Kathmandu. Ride through main and busy highway along of Trishuli and Marshyangdi river bank. Couple of hours riding is passing several villages and small town reach low land region of Nepal (Chitwan). Another five hours riding reach to Lumbini.
Day 02: Lumbini to Kohalpur 270km – 6/7 hours. Overnight in Hotel
After breakfast in the hotel, visit Lumbini Garden. Further riding is towards Rara Lake and reaching Kohalpur for overnight. Tarai region riding is in wider road crossing small towns and villages.
Day 03: Kohalpur to Manma 250km – 7 hours overnight at guest house
Today we enter part of Karnali region. Riding road is narrow and rough. It should be careful and slow riding. Manma is the headquarter of Kalikot district and we overnight there.
Day 04: Manma to Talcha airport 150km – 7 hours Overnight at Hotel
It is mostly rough road but scenic landscape of Karnali region. Talcha airport is only an airport in this region and small plane land here from Nepaljung. We overnight at the altitude of 2735 and Rara Lake is very nearby from here.
Day 05: Talcha airport to Rara Lake. Visit around and overnight in guest house
it is short riding to Rara Lake. About 1 hour riding reach at boundary of Rara national park. You are not allowed to ride further to Rara Lake. Park our bike in this place and further walking tour to the Lake site. This is will be 40 minutes walking to reach Rara Lake view. We will make walking tour around the lake and overnight at the local simple hotel at the bank of the Rara.
Day 06: Day in Rara, Hike to Murma top, vigist village and overnight
Today is important day to visit and hiking around the places. We hike to Murma top after breakfast in the Hotel. It is to reach up to 4000 miter altitude. It takes 3 hours hiking to reach at top. The view of Rara Lake, Mountains and beautiful hills around is very much scenic from the top. It is the memorial time you will spend during this tour. Hike down to Murma village. This is the only one big village near at Rara and it is very unique. You will get chance to interact with local peoples; visit their settlement and life style. Back to Hotel for Lunch, rest and overnight
Day 07: Boating tour at Rara Lake and motor biking to Jumla 123km – 7 hours. Overnight at Hotel
Boating at Rara Lake is only in morning time. We will make about an hour boating tour and reach to our motorbike parking. Riding towards new destination Jumla. We overnight at Khalanga bazar where basic hotels are available
Day 08: Jumla to Surkhet 241 km – 7/8 hours overnight at hotel
It is beautiful scenery up to Surkhet all the way off road. Long motorcycle journey but you will rewards with scenic landscapes and settlement. Off road journey is finishing here in Surkhet.
Day 09: Surkhet to Butwal 318km – 8 Hours overnight at Hotel
It is riding through highway well paved road. Passing towns and small villages. Easy and long riding stops place where you like to capture the scene.
Day 10: Ride back to Kathmandu 270 km – 8 hours
Riding back to Kathmandu along the same highway you took at your first day of riding. 8 hours long journey is with busy highway with lots of cares.
Optional places to add in your itinerary
10 days motor biking tour can add other places to visit. Bardia national park, Chitwan National park, Kapilabastu and Pokhara. These places are very near from out itinerary or on the way.
1 pax – USD 3190
2 Pax – USD 2165 per person
3 Pax – USD 1790 per person
4 Pax – USD 1640 per person
6 pax – USD 1570 per person
8 Pax – USD 1460 per person
10 Pax – USD 1380 per person
- Motorbike on hire with its fuel
- 9 nights overnight in Hotel best available
- Three foods Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Riding guide with his motorbike and fuel (same person as mechanic in small group)
- A Mechanic with necessary tools (group size bigger than 5 riders)
- Backup jeep in entire tour
- Drinking bottled water and snacks (dry foods)
- Any activities, accommodation and foods in Kathmandu (We can add this services in your demand)
- Personal equipment, riding gears, personal helmet
This tour can operate with any number of riders. Tour is leading by professional riding guide and backup by a vehicle. We have provided tour cost as per group size.
Bike on the tour
The bike we have calculated in the tour cost is Himalayan Royal Enfield. This is suitable light bike for Rara route and one of the less cost while hiring. Himalayan Royal Enfield classic bike and other dirt bikes are also suitable for this route. Hiring cost other than REH is different and tours cost comes higher. You also can come with your own suitable bike.
Best season for Rara Lake motor biking is month of March till June and October to December. Season of raining is difficult in muddy road. Similarly it is difficult at coldest month due to sleeper ice on road. If you want Rara Lake tour in winter months, Flight tour to Rara is still possible.
Booking procedure and payment
We do not have difficult booking procedure. You just need to fixed the date and pay the advance amount. Advance amount can be 10 percentage of total tour cost. It can paid by bank wire, pay by our online payment system using your credit card. Balance tour cost can pay once you are in Nepal.