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Rara Lake Motorbike tour

12 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
MIn 1+
Best Season
All Season
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route



Rara Lake Motorbike tour is one of the most adventurous tours in Nepal that begins and ends in Kathmandu. This journey covers the central and western parts of Nepal stopping at major tourism sites, namely Lumbini, Rara lake and Chitwan National Park.

The tour begins with a visit to Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha. Get spiritually lifted with a tour of Lumbini garden, Mayadevi Temple and several other archaeological sites. Then take a long ride to Rara Lake, one of the most pristine and biggest freshwater lakes located in Karnali region. Enjoy a full day of boating and hiking around the lake appreciating the beautiful flora and fauna.

After taking a day’s rest in Jumla, the headquarters of Karnai province and the birthplace of Nepali (Khas) language, set off for Chitwan National Park in central region. Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park and a world heritage site. You can take part in Jungle Safari or elephant ride inside the park, to watch one horned rhinos, tigers and other wild animals.

Note: We can add rafting at Karnali River, jungle safari tour to Bardia National Park or village tour in Hetauda if you have more free days and interested in doing such activities.

Trip Itinerary

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. Afterward, we will go to office for trip briefing. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Today following breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at hotel and take you for city sightseeing. You will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. You will also visit Kopan Monastery if we get enough time. By late afternoon you will arrive back in your hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

You will commence your journey today after breakfast in Kathmandu hotel. Your ride from Kathmandu to Lumbini takes about 7 hours. Lumbini is a well-known historical place with great archaeological importance. Stay overnight at hotel in Lumbini.

Your second day of riding starts immediately after your breakfast. Today, you will ride about 8 hours to reach Surkhet mostly on highways. Stay overnight at hotel in Surkhet.

It can take 7 to 9 hours to reach Manma from Surkhet. The road is not well paved but the astounding view of landscapes along the route makes you feel amazing. Stay overnight at lodge.

Today is the main day of your journey as you will reach your destination at the end. It takes about 7-8 hours to reach Rara Lake. It is the biggest and one of the most beautiful lakes in Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Today is the most precious day of your journey. Walking around the Rara Lake rejuvenates your soul and mind. You can also enjoy boating on Rara Lake. Beauty of Rara will surely make you forget all the restless day, sleepless nights, and the tiredness of your busy life. Stay overnight at lodge.

It takes about 7 hours to reach Jumla from Rara Lake. Jumla is the centre of whole Karnali where we find people from different race, culture and origin. Urbanization has slowly started in Jumla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Riding from Jumla to Surkhet takes about 6-7 hours. En route, you will see beautiful green hills, river, remote villages, etc. In Surkhet, you can also spend 1 more day for rafting and fishing at Karnali River. Stay overnight at lodge.

Ride from Surkhet to Chitwan takes more than 10 hours. Chitwan is the first national park of Nepal and famous for one horned rhinoceros, ghariyal crocodile, bangal tiger, hundreds of birds and many other species of wild animals. Stay overnight at hotel.

Today, you can go for walking in a jungle before your breakfast. After breakfast, you can go for boating on Rapti River and also go for elephant riding/jeep riding to go inside National Park where you can see so many wild animals. Later, you can ride back to Kathmandu via Hetauda to avoid traffic on highway. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to airport for your final departure or join other activities in Nepal

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    a) Kathmandu
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
    • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel
    • One full day city sightseeing with an English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
    • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
    • Souvenir
    b) Bike Tour
    • Entry permits for Rara National Park
    • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
    • Professional motor biking tour guide/s
    • 1 motorbike for every single participant
    • 1 mechanic for motorbike
    • One luggage support 4-WD pick-up van
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Accommodation in lodges/hotels during the tour
    • Sleeping bags and down jackets if required
    • Insurance and equipment for guide and mechanic
    • First aid kit
    • Tax, VAT and our service charge
    • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

    c) Chitwan

    • 1 night hotel accommodation in Chitwan
    • Tour guide
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Chitwan tour
    • Entry permits in Chitwan
    • Jungle activities (Elephant back safari/jeep safari, boating and jungle walking)

Doesn't Include

    • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
    • Entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips
    • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the tour due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

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