That day we had to drive a final part of the off road to Beni, approximately 20 km. From Beni it is a “kind of normal road”, you can call it even a highway, all the way to Pokhara. A week ago, when we’ve driven up here, the road was very wet and muddy. But after a week of sunshine, the road became just rocks and dust. Dust that sink everywhere, under your cloth, under your skin. Can’t tell what is better, muddy road or dusty road, both seems to be not a great option, but still passable. Continue reading Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 14. Tatopani-Pokhara.
Today was a very long day, and the main task was to get as far as possible. The problem was the height that we climbed up, now we need to go down from 3800 m to 1200 m. There are two most difficult parts of the road: first is between Muktinath and Kagbeni and from Kalopani all the way down to Tatopani. Continue reading Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 13. Muktinath-Tatopani
Muktinath is an ancient temple which is sacred for both Hindu and Buddhists, located on the altitude od 3800 m above sea level and surrounded with gorgeous Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Muktinath bazar, or Old Ranipauwa, is also the first big settlement after Tholong La pass of popular Annapurna circuit trek. Continue reading Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 12. Kagbeni-Muktinath
As our backs kept the memory of a super bumpy ride of the previous day, we truly hoped that the road will become better. It did for a bit, there were no rivers to cross that day, but still a lot of rocks and boulders. Continue reading Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 8. Tatopani to Kalopani
We’ve started driving early in the morning, still having concerns about the weather. It was cloudy and after 30 minutes driving towards Beni, on top of the ridge, strong wind with rain stoped us in a small local tea house for a while. Luckily it was the only rain that we got that day. After delicious masala tea we continued our ride. Continue reading Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 7. Pokhara – Beni – Tatopani
The weather was foggy early in the morning, but get better by 8 am and after breakfast we’ve driven the road, that continues from Lakeside to the East, guessing what we would find there. Continue reading Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 5. Around Pokhara, road to Panchance.
Doing nothing we decided to start from a short ride up to Sarangot view point. The morning was quite nice, and we hoped for some views of Annapurna (7937) and Fish Tale (Machhapuchhare (6997). We got the lovely view, but before that we have to ride up the quite rough road. Thanks to early start we’ve avoided traffic on the way up, but got it on the way down. Sarangot is popular with paragliding companies, so dozens of minivans and jeeps carrying tourists and gear climb up the hill every couple minutes, brr. However our bike passed a second test drive this time on the dirt steep road. Continue reading Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 4. Pokhara – Sarangot view point