Overview

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, Manang offers one of the best remotest trails for adventure goers. Indulge in a scenic motorcycle tour through the quaint setting of Manang valley. The major highlight of this tour is the 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 Manang Kathmandu 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 ride 20km 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 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 Timang. 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

Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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Day 1: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.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

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 Manang district. The small village also offers a pristine sight of the nearby Lamjung Himal (6983m). Overnight in Chame.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner

Cost Details

  • 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 airfare to Nepal
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Travel and evacuation insurance
  • Tips for your crews

Useful Info

Kathmandu Manang 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 excellent standard.