Rara Lake Motorbike Tour

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USD $ 2,150 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    3,000 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu Nepal

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu Nepal

  • Transport

    Royal Enfield Motorbike, Private Vehicle

  • Region/Type

    Rara Mugu & Jumla Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Summer (May,Jun)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Tick the Rara Lake Motorbike Tour off your riding list as it's quite an exceptional road tour that lets you explore Nepal’s biggest Lake - Rara. The Rara National Park is already an adventure and motorbiking here is the ultimate adventure.

Riding across the Nepali Highways with different terrains, colorful settlements, and cultures gives you the pleasure of the journey. 

Rara Motorcycle Tour is one of the most iconic motorcycle rides anywhere in the country. The journey has been designed for the riders eager to unfold the wilderness of the Karnali Region and immerse in the serenity of the Rara Lake. The brilliance in the wild from Karnali and Rara Lake makes it very daring while motorcycling tour itself is an experience. 

This tour has lots of amazing riding, from the hill country to the lowlands (Terai) and the national park. Riding alongside the winding roads, remotes landscape that passes through forested areas, rustic villages, and scenic views of the mountains, this off-road experience will open your mind. You can experience social, cultural, human, and other aspects in addition to the breathtaking beauty of the natural environment.

We traverse numerous important urban locations such as Chitwan, Butwal, Lumbini, Kohalpur, and Surkhet on this Rara Lake Motor Biking Tour through Nepal's thick backwoods. Aside from the breathtaking landscapes, the trip also exposes you to some of the harshest aspects of human life, but their way of existence captivates the attention of anyone passing by.

The Royal Enfield 500 cc is our bike of choice. This 10-day Rara Lake Motor Biking Tour departs from Kathmandu and travels through the East-West Highway, passing through the Terai, to the spotless Rara Lake, also known as the QUEEN OF LAKES

So, come and join us on this journey across this charming and mystifying region. 

Highlights of Rara Lake Motorbike Tour

  • Explore the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, Lumbini 
  • A look inside the lives of people living in remote rural Nepal
  • Excursion to the breathtaking Rara Lake, the biggest lake in Nepal
  • Feel the presence of serenity of the abundant vegetation at the Rara National Park, the smallest in Nepal
  • A more in-depth look at rural Nepalese life
  • Exploration of many locations in Nepal with rich cultural wonders

Best Season 

Rara Lake Tour in Spring

Rara Lake is best visited from April to May as the weather is pleasant at this time of the year with the clear skies, rhododendrons flowering everywhere, brightening the mountain pathways, and the lake looking crystal blue. The view of the lake from the Murma Top, which is a two-hour trek above the lake, is breathtaking during spring.

Also, Rara in spring is a birder’s paradise.  270 of Nepal's 867 bird species can be found in the lake.

Tour in Monsoon

From June to August, it's not impossible to make a ride; it'll simply be more of an adventure! Heavy, long rains, muddy paths, and highly likely landslides may prevent you from continuing on a trail.

However, the shores of Nepal's largest lake burst into blooms in the rainy. The huge clearing beneath heavy pine forests on the southern portions of the lake at Mili Chaur is carpeted with multi-colored blooms.

The surrounding trees are a deep green this time of year, with veils of monsoon clouds gliding down the hills to the lake. The forest is teeming with musk deer, red panda, and Ghoral mountain goats, and the pine, juniper, and spruce with rhododendron and oak are clothed in lichen and orchids.

Rara Lake Motorbike Tour in Autumn 

Autumn is also an excellent time to visit the lake. The monsoon is done, but winter has yet to come. Early winter is the best time to go exploring. The sky is bright, and the air is neither too hot nor too chilly. A breathtaking vista of snow-capped peaks beneath a brilliant blue sky.  Hiking, trekking, and riding are all excellent activities to partake in during this season. 

Everything is at its best, whether it's the beauty of nature, the temperature, the environment, or anything else.

Winter

Rara is a beautiful wonderland in the winter. Snow blanket the passes, resulting from bitterly low weather and roadways. It's a curious phenomenon, but the lake never freezes in the winter. You'll be moving above 2000 meters, so it'll be very cold during these months (December – February). There's also a good chance that your hiking plans will be canceled or postponed due to excessive snowfall.

Permits and Entrance Fees for Rara Lake Trip

Travelers are required to obtain two permits before entering the region such as:

  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS):  (10 USD) PP
  • Rara National Park Entry Fee: NRP. 1500 (15 USD) PP

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

🕑 20 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1,300 m

One of our representatives will be waiting to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel when you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Once you complete the check-in formalities with the hotel, you will have free time to relax and adjust to the Kathmandu air. In the evening, we will have an orientation at our office or your hotel lobby regarding the trip. 

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Day 2: Ride to Lumbini/Bhairahawa (292 KM)

🕑 6/7 Hours

Max Altitude: 150 m

On our way to Lumbini today, our motorcycles will be ready to rumble through various towns and cities. After breakfast in the morning, the journey begins and leads to the destination. A 9-hour motorbike trip will take us through several towns and cities as well as the magnificent countryside. 

The roadway that follows the Trishuli River takes us to Narayangadh, where we meet the Nepalese southern plains before continuing to Lumbini. We can visit Lumbini, Buddha's lovely and hallowed birthplace after we arrive.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Day 3: Ride to Kohalpur (270 KM)

🕑 4/5 Hours

Max Altitude: 265 m

After breakfast, we will travel to Kohalpur, in the Banke district. We'll be riding on the East-West highway, which will take us across Nepal's rugged plains. The drive to this region of Nepal's west coast is scenic, with trees bordering both sides of the highway. 

A seven-hour ride at a relaxed pace will give us more time to appreciate the splendor of the towns, villages, and surrounding areas. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 4: Ride to Manma (250 KM)

🕑 6/7 Hours

Max Altitude: 1,500 m

Leaving the gravel-topped roads, we will ride on some rougher terrain today to reach Manma, the district's administrative center. The town gives us a peek of Nepal's distant western highlands and the roughness of the setting, along the vivid terrain links the rough life that exists here. 

 The scenery becomes increasingly rugged as it is surrounded by hills. The landscape becomes rougher as we travel along the route. As the trail here is thin and the terrain rugged, we will need to drive with additional caution but we will have plenty of time to soak into the truth of the environment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Day 5: Ride to Talcha Airport (150 KM)

🕑 5/6 Hours

Max Altitude: 2,735 m

Today after breakfast, we will head to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Day 6: Trek to Rara Lake 2/3 Hours Walk

🕑 2/3 Hours

Max Altitude: 3,000 m

Our short hike to Rara Lake begins after a warm breakfast at the lodge in Talcha. We will enter the Rara National Park and follow the trail to the lake. Lake Rara is often referred to as the lake Queen. 

The walk itself is short and the path is pleasant for around three hours due to which we will be able to spend more than enough time on the lake. The splendor of the tranquil and large lake will mesmerize us. We sit down on the banks of the lovely Rara Lake, enjoy the splendor, and spend our night at the lodge there. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Day 7: Morning hike to Murma Top & Return to Talcha

🕑 5/6 Hours

Max Altitude: 2,735 m

Soon after breakfast, we will make a 2 hours hike to Murma Top. The top serves as a viewpoint for the Rara Lake from where the entire lake can be seen in the background with the Himalayas. The opposite direction provides views of the plateau of Tibet. 

We will have lunch once we return from the walk and gently return to the airport in Talcha.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Day 8: Ride to Surkhet (270 KM)

🕑 7/8 Hours

Max Altitude: 1,255 m

We start the day with breakfast along with the delicious views of the gorgeous mountains and hills. Then our riding experience starts again on a graveled road towards the town called Surkhet. Once we reach our destination in the evening, we will rest and get refreshed. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 9: Ride to Butwal via Kohalpur (310 KM)

🕑 5/6 Hours

Max Altitude: 150 m

Although we have to cover the length of 310 kilometers from Surkhet to Butwal through Kholapur today, it is going to be an easy highway ride. As you approach Butwal, you will see the striking difference between rural and urban spaces. Butwal is situated on the bank of the River Tilotamma connecting the Siddhartha and Mahendra Highways. Find yourself free to explore its ancient markets. Find yourself free to explore the old markets of the city in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Day 10: Ride back to Kathmandu (282 KM)

🕑 7/8 Hours

Max Altitude: 1,300 m

We leave Butwal after breakfast and head towards Kathmandu. We hit back to the roads that we took up on the second day to Lumbini. We help you check in at the hotel and you can take a brief rest after a long and tiring ride. In the evening, you will be picked up for the farewell dinner with the team at a Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the traditional Nepali delicacy along with the cultural dances and songs. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 20 Min Drive to Airport

Max Altitude: 1,300 m

Your riding journey comes to an end with insufficient memories to hold. Depending upon your scheduled flight back to your home, you will be transferred to the airport 3 hours prior. If your flight is designated in the evening or late afternoon or at the night, you can take a stroll around the markets in Thamel and Ason to pick up some items as souvenirs for your family and friends.  

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport transfers by a private vehicle 
  • 3-star twin sharing hotel accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and Lumbini
  • Full board accommodation on the trail on twin sharing
  • 500cc Royal Enfield incl. petrol
  •  An experienced road captain with a bike
  • Government certified English or other language speaking tour guide and supporting staff
  • TIMS and Rara National Park Permit Fee
  • Insurance for all trekking staff, with basic equipment
  • Salary, allowances, travel expenses for all trekking and tour staffs
  • Back-up Vehicle to carry the luggage, motorbike spares, parts, and a mechanic
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit)
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner as per your convenience.
  • All the road taxes, government taxes, and office service charges

 

Excludes

  • International airfares and airport taxes 
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Lumbini
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Personal Expenses (Alcoholic beverages, drinks, laundry, phone bills, internet, etc.)
  • Personal Riding Gears & kits
  • Personal Insurance and emergency evacuation fee 
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Any expenses caused by unforeseen circumstances like a landslide, road blockage, flight delays, etc. 
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the includes 

 

During your stay in Kathmandu and Lumbini, you will be provided with 3-star twin sharing hotels on Bed & Breakfast basis. Upon special request, a single supplement or hotel upgrade can be supplied at an additional cost. 

During your tour, according to your location and availability, you will stay in ordinary hotels, modest lodges, or tented campgrounds on twin sharing basis. If only available, you can get a single supplement for an extra fee. 

Meals during the Rara Lake Motorbike Tour

Your BB accommodations provide you with breakfast every day throughout this journey. You will have to pay separately for the meals in Kathmandu and Lumbini. There are various eateries in these two cities ranging from low-cost to high-end.

Lunches and dinners are within the evident cost once you depart Kathmandu and Lumbini. During the days in remote areas, food is simple but sufficient to fulfill a trekker's appetite. Bhat (Rice), Dal (Lentil), Vegetables, and cooked noodles are almost available everywhere. Dinner and breakfast will be served at the lodge where you will spend the night, and lunch will be served en route to your next destination.

In addition, Himalayan Trekkers organize a welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

 

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