Central-East Nepal offroad Tour (7 days)
Dhulikhel is about 30 km east of Kathmandu; an excellent place for comfortable overnight stays and awesome views of the Himalayas to the north from your bedroom, or while eating your breakfast. Every day you will enjoy rides with over 80% of the distance off-road, a total journey of 100 to 150 km with Dhulikhel as the base.
Passing through farming land, ancient temples, monasteries, small streams, tropical forest and villages with spectacular mountain views makes for a wonderful day’s riding. Every evening you return back to luxury in Dhulikhel lodge.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
You have free time to explore some cultural sites around the city and check your bikes for the next day’s ride.
Day 02: Kathamndu – Chispani – Roheni Bhanjayang – Dhulikhel
Morning after breakfast our riding starts from Kathmandu passing through a famous Hindu site “Budhanilakantha” and Shivapuri Water Reserve then ascending to “Chisapani” (meaning- cold water in Nepali) at an elevation of 2500 meters, the first day camping place of Langtang/ Helambu trekking route. The road is bumping and beautiful surrounded by the sub-tropical jungle and the villages. We continue drive to “Roheni bhajyang” from where the clear view of the Kathmandu valley can be seen. The most important panoramic views of high Himalayas to the North are always fascinating.
Day 03: Dhulikhel – Timal Besi via Palanchok Bhagawati – Dhulikhel
After breakfast in Dhulikhel lodge, riding starts 8 AM as usual. Riding soon after 15 Kilometers paved road, we will enter to a branch road to the North-East direction. Riding along the mountain in between of the beautiful villages, we’ll enter to the valley of famous Sunkoshi River. Enjoy riding small track with sounds of river and dramatic landscape. On the way back to Dhulikhel we will stop to famous famel God Bhawati temple on top of the hill.
Day 04: Dhulikhel – Timal Danda via Panchkhal – Dhulikhel
River crossingAfter breakfast in Dhulikhel lodge, riding starts at 8 am. Descending about 10 km you will enter the huge Panchkhal valley and drive through fields of paddy and traditional villages. Straight ahead you will see a mountain in the shape of an elephant; cut in two by the rivers Sun koshi to the north and Rosi Khola to the south.
Right before ascending you will cross a small stream called Jheau Khola and enter a sub-tropical forest, to reach the hilltop at about 2100 metres. Timal Danda is a majority Tamang settlement with small populations of Newar, Chhetri and Magar as well. The view from the top is amazing with high Himalayas to the north and Mahabharat ranges to the south. You will take in these views all the way as you drive along a ridge to the village of Pauwa.
On the way back from Pauwa we will take a part different off-road track to Dhulikhel for a change of scenery.
Day 05: Dhulikhel – Namo Bhddha – Dapcha – Dumja – Dhulikhel
Our riding stsrts in the morning as usual to Eastern side of Dhulikhel. Riding few kilometers in paved road we’ll reach at the gravelled road at the side of a small river called “Rosikhola” which joins with Sunkoshi river after 45 kilometers down. As we already drive other side of Timal Danda the valley of Sunkoshi called Timal Besi, today’s riding is another narrow valley of Rosi Khola. On the way back we will ascend to another beautiful town “Dapcha” from where we will see the beautiful himalayan range and the hills, villages around including Buddhist Stupa and Hindu temples.
Day 06: Dhulikhel – Dhungkharka via Panauti – Phulchoki – Kathamndu
Our riding starts at 8’O clock after breakfast at the hotel. We’ll ride to Namobuddha then panauti and straight to Dhungkharka passing through villages, stream and sub-tropical jungles.. the road is recently constructed track leading across the Mahabharat range (the range is expanded East to West of Nepal). The last day of riding through Nepal’s rolling hills, sub-tropical jungle, paddy fields and ancient city and villages make your off-road riding a life time experience that will be full of fun and joy. In the evening we’ll celebrate with a farewell dinner together take a well-earned rest.
Day 07: Trip finished; fly back home or rest a while in Kathmandu
After breakfast you are free for shopping and sightseeing around Kathmandu city depending on the time of your flight. Transfer to airport and say you good bye !
Cost: USD 1000.00 per person
1. Airport transfers as per the program
2. Luxury 3* standard accommodation in Kathmandu and in Dhulikhel.
3. Bike rentals including engine oil and fuel (petrol)
4. Local English speaking guide
5. Meals (3 meals a day) including bottled water
6. Mechanic and his allowances
7. Necessary permits and local taxes
Cost doesn’t include:
1. Travel/ medical insurance
2. Emergency and Evacuation costs
3. Airport departures taxes (Rupees 1100 equivalent to EUR 14) from Nepal
4. Alcoholic beverages
5. Other personal expensessuch as laundry, telephone calls, tips etc.
– Your holiday duration can be extend for Nepal for optional activities- trekking,
rafting, wildlife safaries etc. (cost to be confirmed for such arrangement)
– Itinerary is subject to change depending on conditions and logistics.
– Nepal visa is to be obtained at the Airport / border (getting visas in your home country before leaving home is recommended))