Manang Motorcycle Tour
What could be more exciting than travelling to the lake situated in the highest elevation on wheels?
Manang Motorcycle tour is will take you to the Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in Nepal. Manang offers one of the best remotest trails for the adventure goers. Indulge in a scenic motorcycle tour through the picturesque setting of Manang valley.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Extreme
Group Size Medium Group
Manang is one of the discreet valleys in the entire Annapurna region and Nepal. Situated in Marshyangdi River valley to the north of Annapurna massif. Thus, Manang offers one of the best remotest trails for the adventure goers. Indulge in a scenic motorcycle tour through the quaint setting of Manang valley.
The major highlight of this tour is Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in Nepal. The beautiful Himalaya-fed Lake grants beautiful views of Tilicho Peak (7134m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Annapurna III (7555m).
The 10-day Kathmandu ManangKathmandu Motorcycle Tour begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you’ll assess the motorcycle and buy the needed gear for the trip. The tour begins as you make your way out of Kathmandu and head 104km west to Besisahar.
The trail gradually advances along the rocky motorable path to Chame and then to Manang valley. Inhabited mostly by Buddhists, you’ll encounter unique Buddhist culture, lifestyle, and tradition that is mostly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
The Manang village is decorated with numerous illustrious monasteries and monuments that reflect the ethos of Tibetan culture. Afterward, you’ll ride20km deeper into the valley to reach Tilicho Lake Base Camp before trekking to the serene site of Tilicho Lake. Tilicho (4920m) is a glacial lake located atop Manang valley.
The lake has a deep blue color, with glaciers and mountains surrounding it. As there is no tea-houses en route, you’ll make a quick trek to the region before heading down to Khangsar via Tilicho Lake Base Camp.
Here on, you’ll descend through the motorable road to Besisahar via Timing. The trip concedes upon your return to Kathmandu. Kathmandu Manang Kathmandu Motorcycle Tour can be undertaken throughout the year with the exception of the rainy season.
Kathmandu Manang Kathmandu Motorcycle Tour is an extraordinary venture into the north of Annapurna massif. We offer expert guides and companions to assist you on the trip. Other facilities of transportation, communication, and logistics are also of an excellent standard.
- Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Mountain bike incl. petrol
- Annapurna Conservation National park permit and TIMS card.
- Special motorbike permits
- 3 days Kathmandu hotel accommodation on BB basis
- Full board accommodation during the tour
- An experienced guide
- Transport vehicle for luggage
- Entrance fees
- Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses like drinks, mineral water, phone calls, wifi etc
- International air fare to Nepal
- Personal clothing & equipments
- Travel and evacuation insurance
- Tips for your crews
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will warmly receive you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. You’ll meet your tour guide and visit the vehicle retailer to assess the motorcycle for the tour. You can visit the nearest market to purchase any needed gear, equipment, or accessories. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
We begin the trip with the exploration of the UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the valley. Beginning the day, we head to the Swayambhunath temple with the tranquil environment and pleasant views of the valley. Then, we head down to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Next, we journey to the Kathmandu Durbar Square where we can observe the ancient culture, art, and architecture. The day comes to an end with the monastery of Boudhanath along with the sunset views.
Kathmandu to Besisahar (106 Km/66 Miles)
After an early breakfast, you’ll get on your motorcycle and embark on a scenic road journey through the serpentine Prithvi Highway. You’ll drive the 106km stretch of scenic road along Trishuli River passing swirling hills, large gorges, and highway towns to arrive at Besisahar. A small town, Besisahar of Lamjung District serves as the gateway to the Annapurna circuit trail. Overnight in Besisahar.
Besisahar to Chame (66 Km/41 Miles)
Leaving Besisahar, you’ll embark on a journey north to the scenic village of Chame. It may take only a few hours to drive along the Marshyangdi River to Chame. The road is uphill, and has some narrow and steep turns but, the view of the river, mountains, waterfalls, hills and small settlements will make it quite enjoyable. Chame serves as the headquarters of the Manang district. The small village also offers a pristine sight of the nearby Lamjung Himal (6983m).Overnight in Chame.
Chame to Manang Valley (31 Km/19 Miles)
From Chame, the trail gradually ascends through the rocky road towards Lower Pisang. You’ll drive past the villages of Talekhu, Bhratang, and Dhikur Pokhari before reaching Lower Pisang. From here, you’ll drive to Upper Pisang village. After a brief rest, you’ll continue the journey and drive through Ngawal, Ghyaru, Humde, and Braga village en route to Manang. The beautiful Annapurna massif will be visible to the south. Overnight in Manang.
Manang Valley to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (20 Km/ 12 Miles)
You’ll drive along Marshyangdi River and cross a suspension bridge over to reach Jarsang Khola. After a short drive, you’ll reach Khangsar village where you’ll find a small but beautiful monastery, Chorten, Mani walls, and prayer flags. From Khangsar, the trail climbs steeply past a Gompa and head towards the top of a ridge (4650m) with prayer flags. After a short drive from here, you’ll reach Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight in camp.
Trekking to Tilicho Lake
The only way to reach Tilicho Lake is by walking. The trail leads onto a moraine after a long climb to 4710m. From here, you can catch the outstanding view of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna, and Khangsar Kang. After a short trek, you’ll reach Tilicho Lake (4920m), the highest lake in Nepal, and it presents a beautiful scene with its turquoise water and mountains like Tilicho Peak (7134m), Gangapurna(7454m), and Annapurna III (7555m). Afterward, you’ll head down to the base camp and drive back to Khangsar.
Khangsar to Timang
Leaving Khangsar, you’ll drive through Manang and Chame to reach Timang village. As you’ll cover more distance descending, you’ll easily reach Timang lying just below Lower Pisang village. Although the ride goes along bumpy tracks, it will be enjoyable as you retrace through hills and small settlements along the Marshyangdi River. Overnight in Timang.
Timang to Besisahar
Leaving Timang, you’ll drive back to Besisahar today. You’ll drive through the motorable road and cross Tal, Syange, and Ngadi villages to arrive at Besisahar. The ride will head south as you continue to ride along the Marshyangdi River. You make a final stop at Besisahar and rest before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Besisahar.
Leaving Timang, you’ll drive back to Besisahar today. You’ll drive through the motorable road and cross Tal, Syange, and Ngadi villages to arrive at Besisahar. The ride will head south as you continue to ride along the Marshyangdi River.You make a final stop at Besisahar and rest before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Besisahar.
Today, you’ll leave Besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu. Bidding farewell to Lamjung district, you’ll drive through the serpentine roads of central Nepal to reach Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, your tour guide will take you for a lavish farewell dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. Our representative will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours early.
Geography : Mountain/Hills/Glaciers/Moraines/Forest
Location : Myagdi/Manang/Mustang
Level of Difficulty : Difficult
Duration of Trip : 24 Days
Max Altitude : 5416m
Religions : Tibetan Buddhist/Hindu
Ethnic People : Thakali/Gurung/Manangi
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse
Transportation : Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle/Motorcycle
Minimum Pax : 2
- Indulge in a scenic motorcycle tour to the Manang valley
- Trek to the pristine site of Tilicho Lake
- Observe the rich Tibetan-Nepali lifestyle and culture of northern Nepal
- Witness the exhibition of the Himalayas in the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges