"Himalaya Trail"

Annapurna 20 days

From the Annapurna range to the Chitwan jungle.

If you are passionate about traveling by motorcycle this can be your great adventure.

This trip focuses around the Annapurna mountain range, in the north of Nepal very close to the border with Tibet.
Surrounded by the highest snow-capped mountains on the planet, Nepal’s roads offer all the fun you can imagine from such a place. Dust, mud, rivers, forests, off road at 4,000m altitude and all this wrapped in the hospitality, spirituality and culture offered by the local people.

You will have the opportunity to learn more about Buddhist and Hindu culture by visiting villages, temples and monuments that you will find on your way.

Possibility to climb up to Thorung La pass at 5,400m altitude.

Of course, we will visit Kathmandu and all its monuments declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. And we will also visit Pokhara, where we can canoe on its wonderful Pewa Lake and visit the Mountain Museum and the Peace Pagoda.

Moderate risk of suffering some discomfort due to altitude sickness. The ascent will be progressive and with enough time to acclimatize, but we will climb to almost 4,000m altitude by demanding routes, and this always involves risk for some people.
The days of the route are usually about 5 or 6 hours, stopping for lunch, although some days are harder than others.
We recommend that you review the section on altitude sickness.

5,600 € / 2*

20 days

Hostel

Trekking

To go

Return

* Indicative price for two people (varies depending on the season, number of people, extra activities, etc …) Ask us for a quote, it’s free.

Driving in Nepal

The motorcycle is the best means of transport in Nepal, as it is agile and saves you from traffic jams.
The traffic is very chaotic and the state of the roads does not help at all, but the driving here is slow (about 30km/h) and once you get used to the local way of driving it can be even fun, especially once you get out of the traffic jams and the pollution of urban areas.
Of course, you must have experience on a motorcycle. Some tourists jump into driving in the middle of this madness without any previous experience and it can be dangerous. It is something they would never do in their home countries.

You can read more about driving in Nepal in our FAQ section.

This trip focuses around the Annapurna mountain range in northern Nepal very close to the border with Tibet, although we will also go down to the jungle area of Chitwan, which is on the southern border touching India.

The trip starts in Kathmandu where we will take the main road to Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal.
From Pokhara we will climb towards the Annapurna mountain range by a quite difficult road, where we will find many stretches of dirt and loose rocks and we must cross rivers and forests until we reach Muktinath (3,800m).

Apart from the beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains, during the route we will stop in different ancient villages and we will be able to visit temples and monuments of both Hindu and Buddhist culture. We will even have the possibility to climb up to the Thorung La pass at an altitude of 5,400m.

On the way back we will bathe in hot springs to relax the body after the effort, and in the afternoon we will return to Pokhara, where we can enjoy a well deserved day of rest next to the wonderful Pewa Lake.

We set off again to visit the Annapurna mountain range but this time from the east side. 
After breakfast on the shore of Begnas Lake, we will follow a forest track that leads us to Besisahar, from where many high mountain expeditions start. From there we will follow a rather complicated and exposed dirt track that climbs along the Marsyandi River until we reach Manang (3,540m), a totally Buddhist area where we will visit incredible traditional villages with their ancient gumpas and we can already see many yaks grazing in their meadows. We are very close to Tilicho Lake, which at 4,990m is the highest lake in the world.
After the rest day we will travel again, this time to the south, until we reach the jungle of the Chitwan Natural Park where we will spend a day on safari.

Finally we will return to Kathmandu where we will be able to visit several emblematic places and monuments declared World Heritage Sites.

In short, as those of us who like motorcycles already know, traveling like this is an experience of freedom in itself. But a country like Nepal adds a plus of spectacularity and exoticism very difficult to match. Although some roads have their difficulty, and traffic is comically chaotic, nothing better than traveling between the Himalayas to leave an indelible memory of adventure, especially if you enjoy the route in good company.

Do not miss the opportunity to practice your favorite activity in this incredible natural setting.

Do not miss it!

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Additional information

If you wish to complement your itinerary with other activities, we have selected a wide and varied offer for you.