road trip in nepal shivapuri hike around kathmandu

Road Trips in Nepal

Normally road trips mean hitting the road with a car, but here we are going to discuss road trips in motorcycle (two-wheeler) in Nepal. You don’t need a speedy or powerful big bike to hit the road. If you are passionate enough for road trips and have a well-conditioned two-wheeler (motorbike or scooter) then this post is definitely for you.

The best part of the road trip to Nepal

road trips in nepal prithivi highway
  • Stop anywhere you like to taste foods, watch places
  • You can see the difference in people, culture, weather, nature within a few hours of drive/ride.
  • Most of the highways of Nepal go along the sideway of the river and many naturally beautiful places.
  • If you are in Kathmandu valley and want to take some fresh year, you can reach the many naturally cool places within a drive of 15 minutes to an hour. If you are in Thamel, you can reach Swoyambhunath in 15 mins, Nagarjun jungle in 30 mins, Mudkhu Bhanjyang tower in 45 minutes, Kirtipur and Chobhar in 30 mins, Ghyampedada in 1 hour, Budhanilkantha 30 min.

Some of the road trips in Nepal provide very beautiful natural scenery, cultures, and peoples

hill view along the road trip salleri solukhumbu
The cloudy hill on the way to Solukhumbu
  • Kathmandu to Halesi via beautiful BP highway, though the road is very congested and traffic of light vehicle is very high), the portion of the highway from Khurkot to Ghurmi is very beautiful and soothing along the sideways of the Sunkoshi River.
  • Prithivi highway (to Pokhara)
  • To Hetauda via Kulekhani
  • To Jomsom
  • anywhere around Nepal
  • To know more about the road network and can calculate the exact distance between the cities of Nepal, please click here


For a short trip  Around Kathmandu

: Phulchoki
: Switzerland park
: Shivapuri nagi gumba
: Bhaktapur Sidhhapokhari

pushpalal mid hill highway to halesi mahadev
Way to Halesi, in between Khurkot and Ghurmi

Things to remember

  • Do not make an early plan: Most of the plan sucks. They are only good when you are making them. Go whenever you feel to go, let your heart do some traveling work for you sometime
  • Check your motorcycle thoroughly, service if needed
  • Papers related to your vehicle and driving license
  • Always Carry: the first aid kit and basic medicines
  • Companion: It’s good to have a companion
  • Take a hard copy map
  • Do not forget to take a water bottle, phone/camera charger
  • Keep filling your water bottle, whenever you find a water source especially when you are on off-road ride.
  • Mobile Apps like might be very useful for offline mapping and GPS navigation in case of no internet.
  • Take frequent rest which gives your bodies some rest, long drive is not good for your back.
  • Watch your speed
  • Highways in Nepal are congested, with many narrow turning, needs to be careful while driving/riding

Interested in Movies related to Road trips?

Here is our list of top 5 road trips movies

Roam around nepal top road trip movies, the motorcycle diaries

The motorcycle diaries
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in the youth that showed him his life’s calling. Know more…

Roam around nepal top road trip movies, the straight story

The Straight Story
An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother. Know more…

Roam around nepal top road trip movies, one week

One week
Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life. Know more…

Roam around nepal top road trip movies, wild hogs

Wild Hogs
A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road, but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos. Know more…

rv roam around nepal road trip movie

Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers. Know more…