Ride to Nepal

Ride Finished

Ride Origin: 
Ride Destination : 
Start Date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 05:00
End Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 16:00
Total Distance: 
Total Number of Days: 
Road Type: 
Ride Description: 

Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million (and nearly 2 million absentee workers living abroad), Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, while across the Himalayas lies the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri corridor. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis.

The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा) in Nepali. It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is located in this region. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world's great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the 3rd century BC.

  • Total Number of Days : 6 Days
  • Start Date : 28 September,2013
  • End Date : 03 October,2013
  • Total Number of KM : 2400 KM

Day wise Itinerary Details

  • Day 1 : New Delhi To Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh 500 KM
  • Day 2 : Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh To Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal 470 KM
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu City Trip
  • Day 4 : Kathmandu To Kanpur 650 KM
  • Day 5 : Kanpur To New Delhi 450 KM
  • Day 6 : Will be the Backup Day for our Ride
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kaushal's picture

Day 1 : New Delhi To Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh 500 KM
Day 2 : Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh To Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal 470 KM
Day 3 : Kathmandu City Trip
Day 4 : Kathmandu To Kanpur 650 KM
Day 5 : Kanpur To New Delhi 450 KM
Day 6 : Will be the Backup Day for our Ride

kaushal's picture

1. The Boudhanath Stupa
2. A gateway to the mountains
3. Durbar Square
4. A day trip to Bhaktapur
5. The Pashupatinath Temple
6. The Narayanhiti Palace Museum
7. The Chitwan National Park
8. A day trip to Patan
9. The Kopan Monastery
10. The Royal Botanical Gardens
11. The Swayambhunath Stupa
12. The Langtang National Park
13. The Garden of Dreams
14. Pokhara

deepak's picture

So what are essential things to carry, i guess this ride will be a great ride

kaushal's picture

1. Repair the ride one month prior
2. Ride the bike after repair for atleast 2-3 days for atleast 100km maximum.
3. Notice all the niggles after riding and testing to your mechanic.
4. Later on do not use the bike for local purpose or so..
5. Replace all wheel and sprocket bearing with new (has to be RR or ZZ)
6. Replace clutch plates
7. Replace friction plates
8. Replace clutch facing
9. While replacing clutch plates always soak it in oil for 2hrs.
10. Replace spark plug
11. Re-tune the carb
12. No KNN
13. No KNN related jetting
14. Use all original spare parts
15. Replace air filter
16. Replace oil filter
17. Replace secondary drive chain kit with new one
18. Use new disk pads
19. Use new rear brake shoe
20. Replace all the control cables.
21. Check the tyre condition and replace with appropriate tyre thread if needed since the region is off roading type.
22. Never use cruiser type handle bar for leh laddhak.
23. Use only commuter type handle bar which is best for maneuver
24. Check the battery acid water level. If the battery is old or more than the specific limit then replace it.
25. Do not use any modified moto for high altitude since the motos are modified at low altitude.
26. Use new and branded tyre tubes.
27. Do not use carriers or panniers or extra cans for fuel
28. Use only saddle bag and tank bag
29. Over load creates negative effect on the bike
30. Over load will damage rear shock absorber, swing arm bush, bearing, friction and clutch plates.
31. For fuel you can use custom 25lit fuel tank.
32. Keep the secondary drive chain little extra lose. So it can bare load.
33. Do not over tight rear brake. Keep it little lose.
34. Replace all the oils with proper recommended grade
35. C5 owners don’t use saree guard stay since it gives problem while removing the rear tyre when you are riding alone.
36. TBTS riders make mudguard stay arrangement so one can carry saddle bags otherwise it will rube with rear tyre.
37. Machismo riders , rear shock absorber bolt head is from innerside which creates issue if want to change broken rear shock absorber. You may end up with removing whole rear fender. So keep the bolt head from out side and nut inside.
38. TBTS riders, realign rear shock absorber bolt properly coz sometimes it forces you to remove sub frame and seat.
39. Most important is ENGINE SUMP guard. Try to fix engine sump guard including casing.
40. Take the bike in stock condition.
41. Where ever there are empty holes use appropriate nut bolts and fit it there so it can be used for some other repair.
42. Keep four ignition keys with you while on ride
43. Do not use lockable fuel tap.
44. Learn how to repair the bike if small problems are there…
45. Open front fork should be covered with rubber gutters to avoid damage because of stones which always fly from various direction due to other bikes…
46. Use proper rear view mirrors, and yes it is must to use mirrors.
47. Learn how to read fault codes if there is any problem in your C5. So you can describe on the phone to the concern person. Atleast you will understand the issue and can take the decision if the bike is ride able or not.
48. Battery dependant bikes please confirm with battery status.
49. Try to disconnect the sprag clutch till you complete the ride.
50. Keep fevitite and water proof M-seal for emergency repair.
51. Keep all the lights in working condition, it need while leading and tailing time..
52. RE riders- do not use alloy wheel rims…use only spoke wheels.
53. Use tyre inflator bottles for small puncture repair till you reach destination or near by repair shop.
54. Keep the leg guard for safety purpose. Do not remove
55. For all non –uce riders…use front footpegs from new type of LB series…round rubber cause issue while riding. Use flat footpeg rubbers.
56. Keep Xerox copy of RC papers in the tools box covered with plastic bag
57. Make sure battery terminals are cleaned n covered with BTP.

harsh's picture

This is to request all the riders , do carry your Passport or Voter ID as it is required and currency note of 100 INR. as 500 and 1000 are not legally allowed in Nepal.

1). Rider must always wear a full face helmet while riding.
2). Rider must have a valid driving licence for riding motorcycle.
3). The motorcycle should have valid registration, insurance and PUC certificate and the originals should always be carried on person while riding.
4). Riders must keep adequate distance from other riders and close overtaking is prohibited.
5). All Riders must ride with another fellow rider at all times, no any rider may be alone in route.
6). All riders are expected to ride ahead of the MODERATOR ( Lead Rider ) and back of the NAVIGATOR and should ensure that they do not prolong stops to an extent which delays the whole group unduly.
7). While passing through inhabited areas rider should slow down to give right of way to the local resident and pedestrian.

harsh's picture

Driving into Nepal:
Overland tourists entering Nepal with their vehicles must possess an international carnet.
Crossing the border requires you to pay a daily toll of 120 Rs (Nepali) and a transport permit of 50 Rs Nepali(one time), the cops can ask you for these two pieces of document anytime during the ride. We should have all original documents of the Bike Registration, Pollution , Insurance and Driving License and 4 Passport size photograph

All visitors coming to Nepal by land can enter through any of these entry points on the India- Nepal Border:
• Pani Tanki/Kakarbhitta
• Raxual/Birgunj
• Sunauli/Belahiya
• Rupaidiya/ Nepalgunj
• Mohana/Dhangadi
• Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki and
• Khasa,Liping/ Tatopani on the Tibet,China-Nepal border respectively.

What documents must Indian nationals present at the entry point?
As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents-
1. Passport
2. Driving License with photo
3. Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
4. Ration Card with Photo
5. Election Commission Card with Photo
6. Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
7. Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank
Are there ATMS in Nepal?
There are ATMS in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other big cities in Nepal that accept AMERICAN EXPRESS, VISA and MASTERCARD.
Are credit cards accepted in Nepal?
Major hotels, restaurants and curio shops accept AMERICAN EXPRESS, VISA and MASTERCARD. You can contact the banks for credit card services.
What is the time difference in Nepal?
Nepali time is GMT plus 5 hours 45 minutes.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I need to know?
• When visiting a temple, always circumambulate it is a clockwise direction.
• Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a Nepalese home.
• Entrance to some temples is forbidden, so look out for such notices.
• Seek permission to take photographs inside temples or of religious ceremonies.
• You can accept a handshake offered by either a male or a female but never offer your hand first.
• Show decency in dress and avoid any show of public affection.

How are communication facilities in Nepal?
Mobile coverage is wide in Nepal, even in the rural areas. Internet facilities are available in hotels and cyber cafes in all major cities. Apart from the urban centers, popular trekking destinations – the Annapurna and Everest region – also have modern communications facilities.
There is accommodation ranging from 5-star chain hotels and resorts to comfortable lodges in Kathmandu and major tourist destinations. The hotels offer specialty restaurants, conference facilities, exclusive health clubs and business centers. You also have the option of home-stay where you can stay in local houses with the local people and enjoy their traditional food.

kaushal's picture

There are about 2000 temples and shrines in Kathmandu. The most interesting things to see in Kathmandu are clustered around the old towns between the old marketplace and the shopping centre along the New Road.

Tourist Attractions in Kathmandu:
Durbar Square
Kumari Temple
Budhanilkantha Temple
Pashupatinath Temple
Dakshinkali Temple
Changu Narayan Temple

kaushal's picture

Riders if you know more attractions then kindly comment.

harsh's picture

List Of essential documents
1) Registration Certificate
2) Driving Licence
3) PUC certificate (Pollution)
4) Insurance (bike)
5) Voter ID/Passport
6) Passport size photograph ( 4 )
There should be two photocopy of each of the above mentioned documents ( along with the original )

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