Nepal - Motorcycle trip to Rara lake (8 days) Book Now

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The Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake at an altitude of 2,990 m in the Nepal Himalayas. It is the main feature of the Rara National Park, located in the Jumla and Mugu Districts. Rara Lake, being surrounded by Rara National Park, has unique flora and fauna importance with rare and vulnerable species. Though Rara region does not have good infrastructural facilities by its tough geography, traveling there is really a worth. Besides the spectacular natural beauty, you can experience the social, cultural, human lifestyle and other aspects there. It would be better if you have enthusiasm and endurance for riding through diverse geography, weather, and road conditions as you know Nepal is a country with rugged terrains & winding mountainous roads.

Starting our journey from Kathmandu, we ride to the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini. From there, we ride smoothly through the plain lands of Terai with dense forests on both sides of the road. The road is a little rough once we enter the hilly region. So, do expect some off-road riding. We ride along the winding roads with full of twist and turns and enter the Rara National Park. Once, you enter the Rara National Park you'll notice the change in the vegetation and reach Rara Lake.

Included in the Cost

 Note: At least two people needed for the package

One night accommodation in Hotel at Lumbini including breakfast.
All night accommodation in the local lodge in a room only basis during your journey.
One professional English speaking guide and a motorcycle mechanic.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
Motorcycle hire cost.
Medical kit (carried by your guide)

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket and Motorcycle jacket
Good gears for a motorcycle trip including gloves, elbow guards, knee guards & other required gears
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots
Good Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
Sunglasses with UV protection
Comfortable shorts


  • Day 1

    Kathmandu to Lumbini, Driving Duration: 8/9 hours

  • Today, we start our journey to Rara lake. After breakfast in the morning, we start our trip from Kathmandu heading to Terai belt (lowland) along the highway that stretches along River Trishuli will take you to Narayangadh to meet the southern plains of Nepal. En route you will enjoy the breathtaking views of rivers and hills and towns. On reaching Lumbini, you can explore this beautiful and sacred birthplace of Buddha. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 2

    Lumbini to Kohalpur, Driving Duration: 5/6 hours

  • Today, we start to travel to Kohalpur in western Nepal from Lumbini. As the road is plain, you can enjoy the ride. Around five to six hours of this ride will let you get immersed in the beauty of awesome places. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 3

    Ride to Manma from Kohalpur, Driving Duration: 8/9 hours

  • Today, you will head towards Manma, the district headquarters of Kalikot that displays you the rural hills of western Nepal. The topography there lets you know how difficult is the life there. As the road is bad, you have to be careful. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 4

    Manma to Talcha Airport, Driving Duration: 5/6 hours

  • We start a ride in the morning along with the difficult road to reach Talcha, where the riding part ends and trekking part starts. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 5

    Trek to Rara Lake, Hiking Duration: 2 hours

  • In the morning we start a short trek to reach Rara - the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in the Nepal Himalayas. The main occupation of the people living in the area is agriculture. At Rara lake, you can visit the bank of the lake and enjoy the majestic scenery as well as may climb the hill and view the whole lake from the top of the hill. Also, you can visit Thakur Baba’s Temple that is situated in the southeast corner of the lake. Local people believe that the god Thakur shot an arrow to open the passage of the lake reducing the damage caused by flooding. You can further explore the surrounding. Overnight in local lodge/camp.

  • Day 6

    Rara to Surkhet, Hiking Duration: 2 hours, Driving Duration: 8/9 hours

  • In the early morning, you can view the sunrise there. As today you will be riding for a long duration, so you will have an early start to reach Surkhet. We retrace our way to Talcha Airport and continue to Surkhet. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 7

    Surkhet to Butwal via Kohalpur, Driving Duration: 6/7 hours

  • After reaching Surkhet, the road is an almost black topped pitch. We start the ride via Kohalpur to reach Butwal – a nice city along the east-west highway of Nepal closer to Lumbini. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 8

    Butwal to Kathmandu, Driving Duration: 8 hours

  • In the morning, we will retrace the same way back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel which marks the end of our trip.

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