Renting motorcycle in Nepal

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by nicola_a, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. nicola_a

    nicola_a Adventurer

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    Hey guys,

    Has anyone had any experience with renting a motorcycle in Kathmandu and riding it to other areas like Chitwan and Pokhara and returning say a week later?
    I was just in Nepal but it was too brief and I want to go back. I hate buses (get sick) but obviously love riding so wanted to see if I could perhaps ride to Pokhara and Chitwan instead; but after witnessing the traffic in Kathmandu I'm not even certain I'll get out of Kathmandu alive?
    What are your thoughts?

    Cheers,

    Nicola
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  2. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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  4. rosmoe

    rosmoe Been here awhile

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    Rented a small 2 stroke many (15) years ago. One of the local gas stations had a few for rent. Forgot how much it was, as I just rented for a few days to ride around the Kathmandu area. Think it was pretty cheap though. I do remember that the ring road around Kathmandu was so polluted with smoke & diesel exhaust I could hardly breathe. Once you got away from the Kathmandu area & up into the higher mountains the air was very clean & the roads I had all to myself. For A great little day ride head up to Bhaktapur & the roads above it.
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