Magic Rara Lake Motorbike Tour

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

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Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle / Flight, Royal Enfeild Bike

Trip Grade



15 Days

Trip Overview

Rara Lake Motorbike Tour is an exciting and adventurous riding tour of West Nepal. It is an overland motorcycle journey in the Karnali region's wilderness. This motorbike journey brings you to Nepal's largest lake, Rara, as well as to some of the country's most attractive locations, including the plain Terai region and the high mountainous region.

Rara Lake is situated at an altitude of 2,990 meters. This region of Nepal is still one of the least visited and untouched. The preserved natural alpine forest and its surrounding are rich in historical value with a distinct western Nepali culture. The beauty of mountain views as well as the wild animals and birds, makes this an excellent spot for people who want to get away from the well-traveled areas.

The gorgeous Karnali region and a motorcycle journey to Rara Lake add to this adventure of the tour. Imagine riding a motorcycle across Rara Lake's twisting roads, Rocky Mountains, and isolated landscapes. It will surely be a surreal experience. Due to its calming beauty and ideal position, it is referred as "paradise on earth."

The inhabitants here are very old-fashioned, almost primitive, which allows you to take a step back in time and ponder on the distinctions between modern culture and civilization. As always, the magnificent high mountain beauty enchants and attracts many visitors here. Along the route and surrounding the lake, you can view animals such as the Serow, Yellow-throated Marten, Musk deer and a variety of birds like the Himalayan Monal or Impeyan pheasant as well as Kalij. At 2,980 meters, the lake is also home to indigenous snow trout.

The excitement of riding a motorcycle in Nepal's western region allows you to spend your days in the wild but also in mind-blowingly calm areas. The trip is thrilling as you ride your motorcycle through the winding roadway, examining the jagged mountains and remote landscapes of the territory. With its serene elegance, you will feel as if you are in a paradise on earth.

The months of February to June, as well as September to November, are ideal for visiting Rara. This location, which is under a slight rain shadow, is drier than other sections of Nepal, even during the monsoon season.

The peaceful and divine quality of Nepal's largest lake compensates the full motorbike riding trip through the waterway valley, southern plain and mountains. Despite the fact that the entire expedition is undeniably stimulating, being in the mountains with a massive lake in front of you is an experience that cannot be described in words.


Day- 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to  Hotel

Day- 02:  Fly to Nepalgunj drive to Bardia

Day- 03:  Bardia National park

Day- 04: Ride to Surkhet

Day- 05:  Ride to Jumla

Day- 06:  Ride to Rara Lake

Day- 07:  Explorations day

Day- 08:  Ride back to Manma

Day- 09:  Ride back to Surkhet.

Day- 10:  Ride to Palpa

Day- 11: Ride to Pokhara

Day- 12:  Ride to Begnas Lake

Day- 13: Ride to Kathmandu

Day- 14: Free day in Kathmandu

Day- 15: Fly back to home


Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu - transfer hotel

Arrive Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

Altitude: 1,400 m

Day 2: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and to Bardia

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and to Bardia,  55 minutes Flight to Nepalgunj Transfer to the National Park. We drive about 2 hours to Bardia Natonal park,

Bardia National Park - 300m

2.30 hr

80 km

Day 3: Bardia

Warming up in the jungles and exploring the area.. Jeep safari inside the park, Most likely to see Bengal tigers.

Day 4: Bardia to Surkhet

Bardia to Surkhet,  After late breakfast we ride to Surkhet via Babai river, we also cross Bheri river too. Short and sweet ride till Surkhet, in the evening we can take a walk around local market of Birendranagar. Surkhet is the capital city of Karnali province.

Birendranagar - 700m

3 hours approximately

116 km

Day 5: Surkhet to Jumla

Surkhet to Jumla, Today we start early. We ride via Gurase Dada altitude of (2200m) Gurash mean Rhododendron flower, in early spring you can see blooms of Rhododendron. Today we cross 4 district Dailesh, Achham, Kalikot and Jumla. Road today is quiet challenging most of the road to Jumla is blacktop but no renovation, it’s in poor condition. Jumla is very beautiful valley. Two rivers flows right and left. Jumla is the source of Nepali National language. We lunch at Tallo Dhungeswer

Jumla - 2500m

9 hours approximately

240 km

Day 6: Jumla to Rara Lake

Jumla to Rara Lake Challenging and most beautiful road of the trip we will be crossing Dafe lagna altitude of 3700m the beautiful valley of Jumla can be seen from top of the Dafe pass. We will be crossing through rhododendron and pine forest. Road till Rara is off road. After reaching Rara national parks Parking areak, we park our bikes and walk for almost 2 hours till our hotel. Vehicles are not allowed inside national park. Fun walking we will be walking side of the lake.

Rara Lake - 3,000m

5 hours  approximately ride and 2 hours trek 

56 km

Day 7: Rara Lake

Rara Lake, Today we take late breakfast, after breakfast we can walk up to Murma top where you can see 360 degree of Lake view or walk around Rara lake. Easy day relax and have fun!

Rara Lake - 3,000 m.

Day 8: Rara Lake to Manma Kalikot

Rara Lake to Manma Kalikot, Day start with early breakfast, walk back to parking place and ride back from Sinja valley to Kalikot Manma. Nice ride.

Manma Kalikot 8 hours approximately ride 2 hours trek.

2,033 m

155 km

Day 9: Manma Kalikot to Surkhet

Manma Kalikot to Surkhet,  After breakfast we ride down from Kalikot to Surkhet via Dailekh. Lunch at Tallo dungeswer.

Birendranagar - 700m

7 hours approximately

190 km

Day 10: Surkhet to Palpa

Surkhet to Palpa, Ater breakfast we ride to Palpa via Butwal. Long ride today we will be encountering with big trucks and bus National highway

Tansen - 1,200m

8 to 9 hours

380 km

Day 11: Palpa to Pokhara

Palpa to Pokhara Easy ride today, we have our lunch at Pokhara,

Pokhara - 800m

4 hours approximately

130 km

Day 12: Pokhara to Begnas Lake Resort

Pokhara to Begnas Lake Resort R&R, military slang for rest and recuperation...ride up to Shanti Stupa, than 40 km to Begnas Lake - BBQ dinner

Pokhara - 800m

100 km

Day 13: Begnas Lake to Kathmandu

Begnas Lake to Kathmandu, We ride national highway today fun ride till Mugling. 100 km and then start big traff.


6 hours


Day 14: Kathmandu

Free day for sightseeing and shopping.

Day 15: Fly home

Fly back home.


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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