Kathmandu Rara Motorbike Tour


10 Days

Trip Grade


Max Altitude

2,290 m





Group Size

02 Minimum

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Kathmandu Rara Motorbike Tour Brief Insight

Kathmandu Rara Motorcycle Tour takes you to the glorious Rara Lake through off-the-beaten paths in remote Western Nepal. One of the most thrilling rides in Nepal, the trip winds along the Terai plains to traverse the bumpy hillside trails on the final parts. You will bike through different topography to arrive at Rara Lake. The trip allows you to revel in the beauty of the Rara National Park and the biodiversity in its vicinity. The pristine setting of the trip offers a distinct taste of traveling in Nepal.

Brief Trip Description

Kathmandu Rara Motorcycle Tour, as its name suggests, starts in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you will ride along the main highways of Nepal through Butwal, Surkhet, and Sinja. The road to Surkhet is smooth as it lies in the Terai plains of Nepal. As you cross Surkhet, the road becomes rough and mostly goes uphill on a narrow mountainous track. These rough roads mostly go through the dense forest of rhododendron and pine. It is another day’s ride from Sinja to arrive at one of the largest lakes in Nepal, Rara Lake. As you continue to ride through the similar mountainous landscape to Rara Lake from Sinja, you will enter Rara National Park. It is habitat to numerous exotic animals like musk deer, goral, Black bear, red panda, etc. Rara Lake is perfectly placed in the lap of the Himalayas and Dolpo highlands.

The view of the mountains like Api (7132m), Saipal (7,031m), and Kanjirowa (6883m) along with the beautiful lake is breathtaking. The motorcycle tour also introduces the unique culture and lifestyle of Thakuri, Chhetri, Brahmins, and Dalit communities. During the tour, you will also witness the harmonic blend of Buddhist and Hindu communities. After a wonderful time in Rara Lake, you will ride back to Kathmandu through Khalanga Bazar of Jumla, Surkhet, and Chitwan through rocky mountainous landscapes and Terai plains.

Nepal Alibaba Treks is one of the best travel and tour operators in Nepal. We provide you with all the necessary facilities like transportation, accommodation, and guidance. Our professional staff with many years of experience in the field will help you enjoy your incredible tour to its best with ease and merriment.

Highlights of Kathmandu Rara Motorbike Tour

  • Thrilling motorcycle ride through the plain Terai region to the mountainous landscapes of Nepal
  • Explore the pristine Rara Lake and Rara National Park
  • Views of stunning snow-capped mountains like Api (7132m), Saipal (7,031m), and Kanjirowa (6883m).
  • Learn about the lifestyle and cultures of Thakuri and Dalit communities

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

This incredible motorcycle tour begins after your arrival in Kathmandu. You will stay the night in Kathmandu in a hotel. You can sightsee around Kathmandu. You can ride up to Dhulikhel, Nagarkot, or any other places near Kathmandu.

Day 02: Ride from Kathmandu to Butwal, 266 km. 7 hours

The ride to Butwal from Kathmandu is pleasant and enjoyable with the view of green hills, terraced fields, rivers, and small towns. Situated in the Terai belt of Nepal, Butwal is a beautiful town consisting of various historic sites like Manimukunda Park, Sainamaina Museum, and pilgrimage sites like Siddha Baba Temple and Devdaha.

Day 03: Ride from Butwal to Surkhet, 334 km. 8 hours

The road to Surkhet is plain and straight so riding the bike should be quite easy. After 8 hours of riding, you will reach Birendranagar, a beautiful city of Surkhet in the mid-western region of Nepal. It is mostly inhabited by Tharu and Rajhi caste. You can explore this beautiful city and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the locals. You can visit Bulbule Tal and the City Museum.

Day 04: Ride from Surkhet to Sinja, 91 km. 8 hours

A rough road lies ahead of you as you leave Surkhet and enter the remote areas of Nepal. The road is filled with a beautiful view of hills and forests. Sinja is a beautiful valley isolated in the western mountains and is one of the most historically significant sites in Nepal. It houses the ancient capital city of Khasa Kingdom and consists of various palaces, temples, and remains of the ancient settlement.

Day 05: Ride from Sinja to Rara (2980m) 70 km. 8 hours

Today, you will ride to Rara through rough uphill road in the remote Western region of Nepal. The ride takes you along lush green forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak, and passes numerous small villages en route. On the way to Rara Lake, you will also enter the Rara National Park. As you come closer to Rara Lake, you will begin to see a spectacular vista of various snow-capped mountains.

Day 06: Rest day in Rara

After many days of a long ride, you will finally have a day to rest at Rara. While in Rara, enjoy the scenic beauty of Rara Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Nepal. The lake is surrounded by beautiful green forested hills and various mountains like Api (7132m) and Saipal (7031m). The view of this beautiful blue lake will make the long rough ride worthwhile. You can also explore the Rara National Park and relish the isolated setting of the vicinity.

Day 07: Exploration day

After breakfast, you will have another whole day to explore Rara. You can go boating in Rara Lake and witness rare species of fish in the clear blue water of Rara. You can hike up to Murma viewpoint for a stunning view of Rara Lake and the Kanjirowa Mountain Range in the distant. The national park is known for wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, and red panda.

Day 08: Ride back to Khalanga Bazaar, Jumla (2540m) 8 hours

After enjoying the scenic beauty of Rara Lake for two whole days, you will ride to Khalanga Bazar, Jumla. It is situated alongside the Karnali River and is the most developed area in the Western region. Most of the ride today is downhill from Rara Lake through a forest of pine and rhododendron, and small villages. Jumla is also one of the leading places for mass production of apples.

Day 09: Ride back to Surkhet, 9 hours

You will ride back to Surkhet after a wonderful time in Jumla exploring the beautiful town and learning about the lifestyle and cultures of the locals. This ride from Jumla to Surkhet will be a long one as you gradually descend along the hillside roads. Once you arrive in Surkhet, you can either explore the remaining parts of Surkhet or just rest in the hotel.

Day 10: Ride back to Chitwan, 9 hours

From Surkhet, the road to Chitwan is straight and goes along plain roads; so, riding your motorcycle to Chitwan should be easier. You will get the much-needed rest from the rough road of the western region of Nepal. If time permits, you can go for Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park and explore the Tharu villages in Chitwan.

Day 11: Ride back to Kathmandu (1300m) 5 hours

After 10 days of long and sometimes hard rides, you will return back to Kathmandu. You will leave the plain roads of Terai and take the uphill road through many twists and turns. You can go for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley once you get to Kathmandu. You can visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.