Explore Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara (9 Days)

Explore Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara (9 Days)

“Not all those who wander are lost.”— J.R.R. Tolkein

Experience Nepal on BMW GS for an adventure of a lifetime. An opportunity to ride the unique landscape of Nepal as well as explore the many World Heritage sites, you will demystify for yourself the country known as the 'Land of Mystery'. You will marvel at the rugged beauty of the snow-capped mountains, the placidness of the lakes and valleys, and the serenity of the flatlands of Nepal. A beautiful fusion of adventure and culture unlike anywhere in the world, join us for a spectacular ride through the Himalayan nation.

Book Package

Day 1

Arrival at the Airport – Transfer to Hotel

Day 2

Kathmandu-Chitwan

Day 3

Chitwan

Day 4

Chitwan-Lumbini

Day 5

Lumbini-Pokhara

Day 6

Pokhara-Dhampus

Day 7

Dhampus-Bandipur

Day 8

Bandipur-Kathmandu

Day 9

Departure

Clothing and Equipment

We recommend a touring capable clothing set for this tour.

Weather

We will be taking this tour in autumn. During this season the average temperature ranges from 15C to 25C, with blue skies and clear weather. The nights, however, can be very cold and temperatures can drop below 0 degree Celsius.

Communication

Please ask us for the latest data packages and schemes offered in Nepal.

Meals

Meals are based on Breakfast except Chitwan and Dhapus are on Full Board Basis.

Crew and Guide

1 Road Captain/Chief Technician and 1 mechanic. An experienced English speaking Tibetan guide will guide you to the sightseeing places in the Tibetan cities. 

Itinerary Changes

One should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour completion should always coincide with the original itinerary.

Price Excludes

• International flight & any airport tax.
• Personal expenses like, communication, laundry, bar bills, internet.
• Tips for guide and drivers etc.
• Client's Insurance and Medical Expenses.
• Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/rescue due to any unforeseen causes.
• Any other tours and transfers other than mentioned above.
• Any extra nights at the hotel due to any reason.
• Supplement charges for alternate hotels or upgrading hotel

Service Includes

• All arrival and departure transfer to and from the airport accompanied by an English speaking representative.
• Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis throughout the length of the package.
• Sightseeing tour accompanied by an English speaking guide.
• Use of BMW GS 800/700 bike for the entire trip.
• Cost of fuel for the bikes.
• Services of a support of a Road captain and mechanic as well as the support of 4WD vehicle to carry support staff, spare parts and clients personal baggage.
• Overnight stay at the mentioned places as per the itinerary
• Comprehensive medical kit

Highlights of the tour

• Explore a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the Kathmandu Valley.
• Ride to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chitwan National Park, home of the rare Asiatic one-horned rhino and the Royal Bengal Tiger.
• Meditate in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, a pilgrimage site to Buddhist all around the world.
• View the majestic Annapurna Himalaya range from Dhampus, the entry point to the world famous Annapurna Trekking route
• Opportunity for Adventure and Jungle activities throughout the ride such as Elephant Safari, Canoeing, Paragliding, Jungle walk, Boat rides, etc.
• Take advantage of the freedom riding the iconic BMW GS bikes and experience Nepal from a truly unique perspective.

Touring Seasons

February - May

September - November

Day 1Arrival at the Airport – Transfer to Hotel

After arrival at the Airport, Our Representative welcome you and transfer to Hotel. Check in to Hotel which shall be provided with welcome amenities.
Rest of the day stroll around the historic town of Kathmandu or warm up with the fun-filled lively streets of Thamel on own
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu 

Day 2Kathmandu-Chitwan

Breakfast: Hotel in Kathmandu
Lunch & Dinner:   Resort in Chitwan
Ride to UNESCO World Heritage site of Chitwan, via scenic route of Daman, home to the rare One Horned Rhino which will take approx. 5-6 hours’ ride on normal road condition

After arrival at the resort, Lunch will be served. Rest of the day opportunity different jungle activities at Chitwan including jungle safari, boat ride etc.

CHITWAN:

Chitwan houses rich wildlife, lush grasslands and rare species of birds and animals. Chitwan National Park gives you a unique and exceptional wildlife experience. It houses several rare species, in particular, the One Horned Rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger, other animals include Leopard, Bear, Wild Boar, Deer, Bison, Crocodiles, etc. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy, but the chances of seeing them are very high owing to the expertise and experiences of guides.

Briefing: One of the Representative of Resort will brief regarding all the activities for tomorrow
They will brief you about the social and cultural aspect of the villagers and their lifestyle.



Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.

Overnight at the Resort at Chitwan

Day 3Chitwan

All meals: Resort in Chitwan
Wake-up calls followed by tea or coffee, Full day Jungle Activities available. Enjoy a wonderful ride along the verdant Chitwan National Park and opportunity for activities such as Jungle Safari, Canoeing, and Jungle walk.

Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on the elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 1hour.

Bird Watching: Out of 519 species of the birds we have recorded 276 species in our area. Our guides will help you to identify some of the species of these birds.
   
Elephant briefing/Bathing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables. (Note: Elephant bathing is done during the summer season as elephant loves to bathe in the river willingly. Elephants are not forced to take bath during the cold season/day).
 
Nature Walk / Canoeing (subject to weather conditions & water level in the river): Ride by Jeep to Kasara, the entrance of the national park. After an hour of nature walk arrive at Gharial Breeding centre to see the Gharial (Alligator) hatchery project, founded by Frankfurt Zoological Society. After a short briefing about the project, walk to the Rapti River at canoeing put in point. Start canoeing in a traditional dug-out canoe which takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds, crocodiles and the animals of the river banks.

Slide presentation. One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome.

Overnight at the Resort

Day 4Chitwan-Lumbini

Breakfast: Resort in Chitwan
Ride the flatlands of Nepal to the Birthplace of Buddha, a pilgrimage site to all Buddhist around the world
After having breakfast in Chitwan, we will depart and start our trip to Lumbini. It will take us approximately 5 hours to reach Lumbini under normal road conditions.

LUMBINI
Lumbini is the birth place of Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha which lies in Rupandehi district of Mid-Western Nepal. According to Buddhist literature, Lumbini is the place where the newly born Prince Siddhartha took his first seven steps immediately after birth. Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam on the way to her maternal home Devadaha, on the day of Baisakh Poornima (the full-moon-day of May 623 BC). Lumbini is a popular site for Buddhist all over the world and is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afternoon: At leisure to explore the city or choose from our available exclusive list of activities
Overnight at Hotel in Lumbini

Day 5Lumbini-Pokhara

Breakfast: Hotel in Lumbini
Early Morning: Visit of Lumbini Garden along with Short Rickshaw ride then walk back to Hotel, refresh, have breakfast and get ready for onward Journey which is Pokhara

LUMBINI SACRED GARDEN
It is the Sacred Garden, the heart of Prof. Tange’s design, the ultimate objective of the plan, to create an atmosphere of spirituality peace, universal brotherhood and non-violence consisting with the time and Buddha’s message to the world. The zone shelters the ancient monuments at the centre in a freshly restored atmosphere of serene and lush forestation and ponds all around the complex, spreading 2.56 sq. Km possesses all the treasures of the history. Strolling around the garden, one comes to conclude the reason for the global initiative to promote Lumbini, ‘The Foundation of World Peace’.

MAYA DEVI TEMPLE
It is the heart of all monuments at this holy site. The temple complex bears the testimony of several layers of constructions over the centuries. It is fully restored and graced by the then HM King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, on the 2547th auspicious birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Inside the temple, one can see the foundation remains of the early Mayadevi Temple that dates back to the 3rd century B.C. The upper floor remains open for meditation platform.
In the periphery of the Maya Devi temple, one can see the long Ashokan Pillar which mentions that on the auspicious occasion of 20 years of his coronation, he has erected this pillar inscription where Shakya Muni Gautam Buddha was born. The very place was identified by Dr Furher and Kaiser Shumsher in 1895. One can also see the archaeological remains of the monasteries, stupas etc.

EASTERN MONASTIC ZONE
This is the Eastern Lane of the Theravada Monastic Zone, crossing the Thai Monastery and Stupas, built by the Government of Thailand. The architecture design is typical to Thai environs. Thereafter one will pass to MahamayaBishwa-Shanti Buddha Bihar constructed by the Maha Bodhi Society of India, Kolkotta; neighbouring is the Buddha DharmakarSabha, built by the Buddhist Society of West Bengal, India, giving a South Asian Locality. One will pass the Burmese Temple called LomkaniCula Pagoda and the Monastery build by the Government of Myanmar, correspond to different Buddhist World. One will cross the Lankan Monastery constructed by the Government of Ceylon representing different architecture, culture, surrounding including the system of the Monks. The next is the bhikshu sangha, built by the International Gautami Nun Society, Nepal – typical monastery in replication of SwayambhuChaitya, with the Buddhist philosophy of thirteen cosmetic steps to Nirvana and three pinnacle-stages. One can enter to Nepal Vipassana Centre and easily learn meditation practice and methods. No doubt, all the monasteries also provide meditation practice. However, the centre is particularly located for the purpose. Further information can be sought from the temporary Tourist Information Center, After immersing deeply in the serenity of the spiritual atmosphere, one will enter the Sacred Garden crossing the Shanti Deep, the symbol of peace and prosperity of human existence-the Eternal Peace Flame.

WESTERN MONASTIC ZONE
One can witness the later development of Buddhism in Mahayana, Vajrayana and Lamaism Buddhist sects. Passing through the Shanti Deep, one will observe the Panditaram Meditation Centre. Continuing on Western Lane bisects the south and north Monastic Zone. The first major site is the DharmodayaSabha, a typical Nepali style monastery with Bahal (holy courtyard), Gumba (monastery) and Stupa. On the continuation of the southern lane, is ManangStupa built by the Manang Buddhist of Nepal, typical to the Buddhism Style. Further are the Korean Monastery and monastery guest house. Leading to the northern complex one will see the China Temple (The Chinese Monastery), with typical architecture from the Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Further is the Vietnamese Monastery, typical of Vietnam. On the continuation are French and Austrian Monasteries and a guest house for meditation practice. On the north is the Japanese Monastery, built by Buddhists from Ladakh, India. Nearby are two German Monasteries. The last Monastery located at the north end is proposed for construction by Nepali Buddhists.

After some time in Lumbini, we will proceed towards Pokhara City. Ride towards the beautiful valley of lakes and mountains, a vacationer’s paradise in Nepal. Arrive at the Pokhara, check-in to Hotel and rest of the time leisure for own independent activities

POKHARA
Pokhara is the city of lakes that lies at the foothills of the majestic Annapurna range and consists of thick forests, gushing rivers and clear lakes. It offers a perfect getaway from the busy and chaotic life of the city. If Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, then Pokhara is the centre of adventure. Pokhara is an adventure paradise offering activities such as paragliding, trekking, and mountain biking, ultra-light flight, zip line adventure, bungee jumping, rafting, kayaking and much more. It is the only place in the world from where one can enjoy the magnificent views of mountains having an elevation above 8000 meters sitting below 1000 metres above sea level. “You have not seen Nepal if you have not been to Pokhara. It is, as the tourists say, one of the paradises on earth.”

Overnight at the Hotel in Pokhara

Day 6Pokhara-Dhampus

Breakfast: Hotel in Pokhara
Lunch & Dinner: Local Lodge in Dhampus
After breakfast, a tour of Pokhara City along with short boat ride in Lake Phewa.

Sightseeing in Pokhara: Sightseeing places of Pokhara are Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave (limestone cave), Bindabasini Temple, Chamero (Bat) Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, and Seti Gorge. Pokhara is also a home for the only mountain museum by the name if “International Mountain Museum”.

Phewa Lake: Phewa Lake is the most popular destination for travellers wanting to indulge in recreational boating. It is the second largest lake in Nepal and measures roughly 1.5 by 4 km. Renting a boat for a couple of hours and heading out to the middle or the other side of the lake bordering the forested hill can be of interest to travellers. Boats can be rented for the whole day or an hourly basis. You can either row around yourself or hire a boatman. There is a small island in the lake with a temple dedicated to Barahi where devotees boat down to offer prayers.

After the tour and boat riding, it’s time to ride in the beauty of mesmerizing Pokhara –Dhampus for a spectacular view of the Annapurna range.

DHAMPUS
Dhampus is a small village in the Himalayan Annapurna Region in Nepal, 220 km far from the capital, Kathmandu and 18 km far from Pokhara. Many tourists visit Dhampus because there is one of the main entry points to Annapurna Base Camp and to other trekking trails of Annapurna Region. Dhampus is a gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area. The journey to this beautiful village starts from Phedi.

Overnight at the Tea House / Local lodge in Dhampus

Day 7Dhampus-Bandipur

Breakfast: Local Lodge in Dhampus
After hiking around the area for sometimes, we diverse towards Bandipur. Head towards the beautifully preserved hilltop village, a living museum of Newari culture.

Upon arrival check in at the hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free to relax and explore around the Bandipur village.
BANDIPUR
Bandipur is a picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, a land as famous for its natural beauty as for the hospitality of its people. Bandipur has been described as a natural view tower as one can view the spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna Range plus the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang from here. Apart from the stunning views of the Himalaya and the Marsyangdi Valley, a visit to the town is an opportunity to get a close look at Newar cultural life.
Overnight at Hotel in Bandipur

Day 8Bandipur-Kathmandu

Breakfast: Hotel in Bandipur
Farewell Dinner: Local Restaurant with Cultural dance show
After breakfast, walk around the area, then we make our way back to Kathmandu via scenic Prithvi highway. After arrival to Kathmandu, check in to Hotel and Rest of the time at leisure for own activities

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 9Departure

Breakfast: Hotel in Kathmandu
Free till departure. Our representative will escort you to the International Airport for onward destination.

Tour Cost BMW F700 GS/BMW F800 GS

Explore Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara (9 Days)
Explore Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara (9 Days)
Explore Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara (9 Days)
Explore Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara (9 Days)
Explore Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara (9 Days)
Explore Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara (9 Days)
Pax Sharing room, Riding 2 up Sharing room, Riding solo Single Supplement
6 to 9 Pax $2,630 $3,400 $462
10 Pax & above $2,410 $3,180 $462

Available Dates

S.N Start Date End Date
1 12/20/2019 12/28/2019 Book Package
2 12/14/2018 12/22/2018 Book Package
3 10/26/2018 11/03/2018 Book Package
4 10/25/2019 11/02/2019 Book Package
5 10/25/2019 11/02/2019 Book Package
6 07/19/2019 07/27/2019 Book Package
7 04/26/2019 05/04/2019 Book Package
8 02/22/2019 03/02/2019 Book Package