Motorcycling in Pokhara

Pokhara, Nepal

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Advanced

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Year Round

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Trevor Cox

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$15 USD, Himalayan Views and Mountain Roads? Yes please. Renting a motorcycle in Nepal is easy as can be. If you have motorcycling experience and are comfortable in third-world traffic, this is an adventure you don't want to miss out on. Hop on, and head to Ghorepani. (The beginning of many treks in the Pokhara Himalaya) 

On the northern border of Phewa Lake in Pokhara is Lakeside Park. Just near it are several motorcycle-renting vendors. If you have a $15 budget, and a strong-will, you can barter the vendors into renting you a motorcycle. 

Several different types of motorcycles are available for rent, from 2 hours, to 12 hours. I went with the classic Royal Enfield 350. Take your pick!

Once rented, grab yourself a map or a GPS app and set your course for Ghorepani. Enjoy everything from mountain roads, rivers, and Himalayan mountains as you cruise through Pokhara into the mountains, and down toward a starting point for many treks in the Annapurna region of the Himalaya. 

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Not for the faint of heart!

Trevor does a good job setting up the idea that you're renting a motorcycle in a third world country, but it begs repeating - you REALLY should have motorcycling experience before trying it out in Pokhara. Some of the roads around the lake are so rutted you'll practically have to pull the bike up each hill. Scooters also make a great alternative for getting around Lakeside :)

Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Added by

Trevor Cox

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