Central and Eastern Nepal motorbike tour is one of the most exciting and unforgettable tours in Nepal. It covers major touristic attractions in Eastern and Central region of Nepal, ranging from the plains of Terai to snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
Start off from Kathmandu and head towards Hetauda, a small town known for Kulekhani hydropower, Martyr’s Memorial and Makwanpur Gadhi Durbar. Then go down to the Terai plains to visit the ancient city of Janakpur. This sacred pilgrimage city for Hindus is the birthplace of Buddha and King Janak and hosts 19th century Janaki Temple and Sri Ram Temple.
You will then quickly explore four important places of ancient Kirant Kingdom: Dharan, Ilam, Dhankuta and Diktel. Explore Budha Subba temple in Dharan which contains the tomb of last Limbu king Buddhi Karnaraya Khebang; tea gardens in Ilam; Chintang Devi temple in Dhankuta and Halesi-Maratika cave in Diktel.
The final section of the tour is to Dhulikhel which lies in the Araniko Highway and is one of the oldest trading routes between Nepal and Tibet. Enjoy 180 degree panoramic views of Annapurna, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal and Lhotse.
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. Afterward, we will go to office for trip briefing. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Today following breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at hotel and take you for city sightseeing. You will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. You will also visit Kopan Monastery if we get enough time. By late afternoon you will arrive back in your hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Wake up early for breakfast and get on your motorbike towards Hetauda. It will take 4 hrs to reach Hetauda, a buzzing commercial center. Visit Markhu Village, Kulekhani, MakwanpurGadhi Durbar and Sahid Smarak in Hetauda.
After breakfast prepare for a long ride to Janakpur in the Terai. Enjoy beautiful views of villages and hills along the way. Janakpur is a Hindu pilgrimage centre as it is the birthplace of Goddess Sita and kingdom of Janak. You can visit Janaki Temple and Sri Ram Temple.
Morning ride to Dharan takes about 4 hrs. Dharan is a chief town center full of commercial activities. Places of interest include Budha Subba temple which contains tomb of the last Limbu King, Buddhi Karnaraya Khebang, as well as Dharan Clock Tower.
The drive from Dharan to Ilam is quite easy. You will stop at Kakarvitta, eastern most border point between Nepal and India. Ilam was once part of Khumbuwan or a Limbu Kingdom. Ilam is now famous for its original Ilam tea and tea gardens.
This is a rest day in Ilam. Enjoy visiting nearby tea gardens and cardamom plantation.
Enjoy riding in a crisp morning to Dhankuta. Hile in Dhankuta is perhaps the most famous cities in eastern Nepal. Pay your respect at Chintang devi temple and explore the local bazaar.
Diktel is our next stop from Hile. Diktel is the headquarters of Khotang district and was once part of Kirat kingdom. Halesi-Maratika cave located in Diktel is the most sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. Barah Pokhari or 12 ponds is another touristic spot worth the visit.
The ride from Diktel to Dhulikhel is along Aranaiko Highway, that connects Tibet and Nepal. Dhulikhel is a popular hill station from where you can capture 180 degree panoramic views of Annapurna, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal and Lhotse. Besides you can also visit Kali Temple and Gaukhureshwor Mahadev Temple.
This is your final day of motorbike tour. You will get back to Kathmandu by afternoon. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
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