Nepal is one of the best places to explore by motorcycle as despite being such a small country, it still packs in some of the most diverse geographical variations in the world. In a matter of minutes you can be on the road outside of a city, travelling towards the desolate moonscape plains of the Mustang Region, skirting the foothills of the Annapurna range or riding through the lush, dense jungle. A motorbike offers the ideal mode of transport for viewing the pristine beauty of Nepal and the majestic Himalaya’s, glacial rivers, rolling green hills and typical Nepalese villages are all readily accessible by bike.
Nepal is also home to some incredible wildlife and you will encounter monkeys and other animals when travelling in the jungle, black cows and buffalo at the outskirts of many towns and a myriad of other fascinating creatures that make their home in this mountainous region. There are many opportunities to explore Nepal on motorbike and even the villagers of the remotest areas will welcome travellers with open arms. It’s easy to find accommodation along the road, or to set up a tent within a village provided you are prepared for the often extreme weather conditions.
Discovering the beauty of Nepal by bike is a bit like winning the jackpot at a mobile casino and you will experience far more of this unique land if you venture off the beaten track. From the tropical heat of the Terai plains to the snowy peaks of Mount Everest, Nepal offers sights that will take your breath away and the contrast between the tiny lanes of remote mountain passes to the bustling streets of Kathmandu will make you feel as if you are in two different worlds.
Biking trails may vary from easy to very tough and it is important that you have some knowledge of how to ride before embarking on an adventure. There are bike schools that will help you learn to ride and many rental places offer guided tours of a day or two. Riders often set off in a group and this is a very popular way of travelling across the region and escaping the crowded cities. Biking is an excellent way to enjoy the serene beauty of nature and to see the jungles, farm lands and mountains that make this country so diverse.
See you soon on the road!