Max Altitude:4920 m
Route :Manang, Tilicho Lake
Group Size :1-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Difficult
Best Season:Feb-May/ Aug- Nov
- Ride through the off-roads tracks of Manang.
- Enjoy the Tibetan and Manangi culture and lifestyle.
- Witness the scenery of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Tilicho ranges.
- Explore the highest lake in the world- Tilicho Lake (4920m).
Bike rides are always fun and adventurous, especially, when you travel to the Himalayas. The World Highest Lake Motorbike Tour takes the excitement to a whole new level and explores Tilicho Lake. It is the highest lake in the world at 4920 meters high on the bottom of the Mountains that sits in the lap of the Tilicho Peak (7134m).
On the World Highest Lake Motorbike Tour, you can also enjoy the company of the Tibetan and Manangi culture spread across the bike tracks. All in all, you get to enjoy the very best Nepal has to offer in both the natural and cultural aspects.
While the ride till Besisahar is fairly smooth, the next part of the tracks is off-road for the majority of the trip. Heading north from Besisahar, you drive along the Marsayangdi River.
Then, you pass Jagat and reach Chame. The Tibetan influence begins to increase as you ride your bike across arid ascents and descents. The trip heads west to Manang as you pass numerous monasteries and Chortens on the way.
Then, you stop at Manang and explore the nearby attractions including Gangapurna Lake and Braga Monastery.
Next, the trip continues west and reaches Khangsar village. From here, you trek across desolate tracks and reach Tilicho Lake. En route, the trails are snowy and you might even have to cross glacial moraines. You can relish the views of the Tilicho and Nilgiri ranges along with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.
Finally, you begin the return trip as you head back to Manang. Riding past Paungdi Danda, you ride to Jagat. For the last part of the trip, you will drive back to Kathmandu.
This is a challenging trip that requires expert bike riding skills. Also, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons are the best times for the trip.
Moreover, we recommend you avoid the rainy season since the tracks worsen due to heavy rain. All in all, the motorbike tour spans over 575 kilometres in 9 days.
At Himalayan Adventure Treks, we make sure that your safety and experience is always the primary concern on the trip. Also, we have various trips across Nepal with different attractive offers.
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Dates
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (800m) 175 km 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 03: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2650m) 66 km 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 04: Drive from Chame to Manang (3500m) 35 km 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Explore Manang and Ride to Khangsar (3745m) 7 km. 1 hour. (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920m) 8-9 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Drive from Manang to Jagat (1300m) 65 km 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 08: Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu 220 km 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 09: Departure to Airport. (B)
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. (1300m)
- Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (800m) 175 km 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 03: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2650m) 66 km 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 04: Drive from Chame to Manang (3500m) 35 km 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 05: Explore Manang and Ride to Khangsar (3745m) 7 km. 1 hour. (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920m) 8-9 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Drive from Manang to Jagat (1300m) 65 km 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day: 08: Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu 220 km 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 09: Departure to Airport. (B)
Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trip members. Preparation day and test ride. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Though it is a short distance ride, you will have a most adventurous trip today and reach the most beautiful town named Besishahar is a municipality and the district headquarters of Lamjung District in Gandaki Zone, Nepal. On the way, you will follow the Trisuhuli and Mysangadi river along the Besishar and beautiful green fields and landscapes. Here are different castes and religions. So they have a different culture.
Besishahar Municipality has a warm and sub-tropical type of climate with deciduous forest type. Annapurna II, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal are the beautiful scenes that can be viewed from north of Besishahar.
Besisahar to Taal, the first 32 km is an undulating climb on a dusty road. The "reward" as we escaped the heat, 5 km of 100 per cent hike-a-bike, through a steep, rocky, and staircase-laden trail to the finish, a sign of what was to come. A piece of heaven falls is in Taal Village of Manang District and Chame as its district headquarters.
Manang District a part of Gandaki Provence. Chame is the district headquarters, covers an area of 2,246 km² and had a population (2011) of 6,538. The pass of Thorong- La at 5415 meters above the sea connects the district to the Mustang district by providing a route between the towns of Manang and Mustang valley.
Manang district gets the least amount of rainfall among districts of Nepal as it lies to the north of the Himalayas which blocks monsoon air. The Manang Valley, which lies close to the Nepal-Tibet border, offers tremendous opportunities due to its rich natural flora and fauna.
Today we explore the Manang and ride up to Kangsar which is located at 3745m altitude. we will ride a motorbike up to the Khangsar which takes 40 min. You may also walk around the village and visit the monastery on your own and hike up to Gangapurna Base Camp (3800m) Rest and relax at the lodge.
Today after breakfast we trek to Tilicho Lake (4920m). Due to the high altitude, we need to very slow which takes about 4-5 hours to reach Tilicho Lake which is the highest lake in the world. We will have lunch at Tilicho Base camp and explore Nature. Then we return to Khangsar where our motorbikes stop which takes about 2-3 hours to come down. Then we drive to Manang village.
Today after breakfast we drive from Manang to Jagat village which is a village in the Lamjung District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. Jagat also a Sanskrit term used by students of Vedanta for the normal state of consciousness. It also means the world in the Nepali language. It is also a small village with different kinds of ethical people like Brahman, Gurung, Rai.
After early breakfast in Mountain, we drive to Kathmandu. Today is the last day of the mountain and the last day of our adventure trip. This is around 220km distance and takes about 7-8 hours to reach Kathmandu Same on the way we follow the Trishuali and Mysyangadi river.
Evening you can do shopping in Thamel for your friends & family. Evening farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Pick up from Airport and transfer to the hotel.
- Two Nights 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
- Honda CRF 250/ Royal Enfield Himalaya 411.
- Petrol, Basic tools & spares.
- Lunch Dinner and breakfast during the tour.
- National park permit, Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses on twin sharing basis during the tour.
- An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide.
- Travel and rescue arrangements.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Last Night farewell dinner at authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
- Expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, phone calls, etc.
- Bike Insurance.
- Travel Insurance.
- Extra Meals, Beverage drinks.
- Tips for guide and mechanic.
Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.
In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf paining or tired is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.
Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain the altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination. However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.
Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.
A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetics to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.
Meals and Accommodations:
During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which mean one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.
Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the areas menu will have Nepali style western foods such as Pancake, pizza, Burger, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.
Internal Flight Delays:
Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a very real possibility. To manage this situation it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be very helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered by the insurance companies. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.
Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out from country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.
Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:
There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.
‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents.
Please click below for the online Visa form.
The following visa rules apply for tourists:
For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.
According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days in a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.
US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.
Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting the less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.
How to Book Your Tour:
Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.
It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.
The riders must be skilled enough to ride a Motorbike and must have international licenses. The ride must have knowledge about the international traffic rules and must be capable enough to ride in an unfamiliar terrain which little knowledge about mechanics.
Suitable bike of World Highest Lake Motorbike Tour in Nepal:
The most suitable bike for this tour is Honda CRF 250/ Royal Enfield Himalaya 411/ Royal Enfield classic 350. Most of the part is off-road so basically we recommend the Honda CRF 250 for this trip.
Best season for World Highest Lake Motorbike Tour in Nepal:
The best season always makes the trip memorable so the best season for World Highest Lake Motorbike Tour in Nepal is from March to May and October to December. The month of January and February is cold so there is not possible to do a tour in this region & June, July August is raining season but still, there is not much rain on the Lo- Manthang area so we can do this trip even on monsoon.
Bikes are the most dangerous means of transport on the planet. Off-road bike tours can be both adventurous and challenging at the same time. Proper riding gears helps to minimize the risk of getting serious injuries and helps to protect your body.
- Dual sports off-road Helmet
- Spy Goggles
- Off-road Boots
- Knee Pads
- Motocross Gloves
- Kidney Belt
- Neck Brace
- off-road suits
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Why book with Us ?
We are a local adventure company that promises you to deliver the best, trek, tours or an adventure you are looking for in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. When you choose a company, always choose a local one. Whether it is with your group, family, friends or solo, we offer you the best life time experience.
“Customer satisfactions is our Motto” Our aim is the highest quality in customer service, that’s why we have fully satisfied and repeated customers. We pledge to take you in your destination, in safely and satisfaction, so that our clients will always remember and recommend us in future for their next trip.
We follow a simple free cancellation policy. You can cancel your booked trips at your will, a full refund of your deposits is possible, if you cancel the booking on the first 7 days after you booked. After 7 days a minimum of 10% cancellation charge will be levied.
Booking your adventure trip with a local company always has its perks. When you book with third party travel companies, they impose a high commission for more benefits. Since we are a local company in Nepal, we assure you a best price out there.
We are concerned about our environment, it is deplorable to only do business and not care about our world. Our company focuses on sustainability, recycling of resources and making the visitor aware of environment friendly.
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