Riding In NEPAL ! part 1

Discussion in 'Global Trip Reports' started by Blister, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Blister

    Blister Ol'Timer

    There were many wide selection of rental bike in Kathmandu , such as Bajaj,Hero Honda,Yamaha Fz15 , R15 and many more :) ..I chose the Bullet.... :D Love the thumping sound !
    Rented the bike from Thamel, Kathmandu . With no experience of riding a bike where gear lever on the right side of a bike , I had a hard time riding on the first day . :

    First ay KTM - Mugling (a little town between Kathmandu and Pokhara)
    Starting by buying gasoline which is well overpriced .Kathmandu always face a gasoline shortage. in the morning there will be 100s of bikes,cars waiting to fill up at the gas station.After 2 hours there is no more gas left . So i have to buy petrol from a local mechanic where they charged me double the price of the normal price :(( . I rolled out of Kathmandu about 13.00... The road from Kathmandu to Mugling is quite busy, big trucks and buses allllll the way ! but the nice things is I get to practice my gear shifting for a day :)D..

    The scenery ...


    A check point where you have to pay 10 Nprs which is about 4 bahts

    Day 2

    (Kathmandu - Bharatpur- Lumbini (Birth place of Buddha) )

    The bike wouldn't start ... and the horn didn't work .Took the bike to Local mechanic , changes battery , put on new fuse :D
    Ready to go again !!!

    after a while on the road . I spotted this bus taking a nap on the side of the road :!

    A rhinoceros statue in Bharatpur .

    Riding through Chittawan

    Lumbini Gate
    The birth place of Buddha

    After a long hot day , i decided to rent a room with an AIR CONDITIONER so i rented one
    but.....S**t Forgot that most of the time In Nepal there is no electricity :O :(
    anyway I enjoyed good Masala Chips !

    Day 3 (Around Lumbini - Pokhara)

    World Peace Pagoda :

    These two Nepali guys were walking from Lumbini to Pokhara for "PEACE"

    It's going to pour .
    Got to Pokhara , Dry :D

    Day 4 (riding around Pokhara)
    I've decided to stay and ride around Pokhara for a day , due to a very niceeee scenery and people .

    view from the hotel

    View from SARANGKOT

    After Sarangkot - Naudanda I went down heading back to Pokhara and saw hundreds people at the river bank
    After I got to Pokhara I heard the news . The news said that there was a flash flood which caused by avalanche from Machapuchare broken a dam in KASKI area .
    More than 50 people were killed :(

    Then went up to WORLD PEACE PAGODA

    View of Pokhara

    After that, rode back down to Phewa lake and watch the sunset
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  3. Dougal

    Dougal Ol'Timer

    That's some adventure Blister!

    Love the photos.
  4. Captain Wally

    Captain Wally Ol'Timer

    Great stuff Art.
    I had a chuckle about the 'airconditioned' room.

    Looking forward to part 2.
  5. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Must Agree with the others, Well Done Art and What an Adventure! Are You by Yourself? Brave move Renting an Old Enfield, I got one with a Left Hand gear Change when in India. As You say they sound good but lack Power but "when in Rome" as they say. Enjoy Mate. Top Stuff and it really looks like a Great Place!
  6. SilverhawkUSA

    SilverhawkUSA Ol'Timer

    Good Job there, Art! You are becoming quite the adventurer. We'll have to have a GT Rider dinner soon just so we can hear all about it.
  7. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Art you're a star !! What marvellous trip fotos & report !! Knew you'll enjoy that one very much........
    Also funny that you decided for that indian Thumper, a pita sometimes to start but everywhere there's some Rajiv to repair that bike 55555.
    Now waiting for Part 2, 3, 4, 5.........cheers, Franz
  8. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Wow missed this one somehow. Art what a wonderful holiday & report - it certainly looks like you had a great time. Well done.

    I really liked these 2 pix

    that's a cool happy rider!

    and this one
    that's quite a workshop I thought.
  9. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Moderator

    Looks like a great adventure Art. Thanks for the report. Hopefully Ill see you in Chiang Mai when I return.

  10. Blister

    Blister Ol'Timer

  11. Blister

    Blister Ol'Timer

    I wish I did more , but there are only two parts :( . part two is on now. been busy studying for midterm exam :D

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