Superb! Heartening to see a country like nepal following road rules sincerely. (Y)
Thank you and I wish you plan your much awaited trip soonI have been wanting to go to POKHRA and your travelogue has given me some realistic goals that I can plan my trip on.
Hooked to your travelogue. Nothing beats getting your bike to new destinations.
One more thing I would like to add. I went to Dhanghadi, Nepal yesterday when I went to Dudhwa national park. I also carried 100rs notes with me. However, I saw people in Nepal accepting 500 RS note too(new one) at the Bhansar office.
Do post some more pics of POKHRA.
Have a great time there.
welcome back !!! enjoyed your log. Google aunty...huh ?!!! nice name for GPS !!!View attachment 766883
Our stay in Kathmandu. The room felt bit cramped to accommodate three of us. Still, spending just a night wasn't a problem at all as it met our primary requirement well which was safe parking for our motorcycles and that it was near Pashupatinath temple. By 8 AM, we were all set to leave for Lucknow. We decided to take minimum stops on our way as we had planned to cover a long distance of around 600 kms. It took one hour to get out of the city due to poor road conditions. Google Aunty took us through narrow roads and some patches were there was no road at all. We stopped once we were out of the city to refuel our motorcycles which was sufficient to reach Lucknow. Thanks to the 21 liters humongous fuel tank of mojo.
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We took highway- H04 for Pokhara to Kathmandu. For Lucknow, we had to ride halfway back till Manakamana on H04 and then H05 and H01 afterward for Sunauli border. As I already mentioned before about good road conditions in Nepal. Riding on H05 was pure bliss. A major portion of the highway was in excellent condition with constantly changing scenic views. Mountains, beaches and plains all along the route. I wanted to halt but the clock was ticking fast and we still had a long way to ride. We encountered minimum traffic too that helped us cover the distance faster.
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Tea break just after crossing Sunauli border. Back in India .
Crossing the border took around 20 minutes as SSB inspected our luggage and while they were doing it, we were asked questions like what we do for our living and that whether we were married or had girlfriend lol. How much do I earn? These questions made me feel truly welcomed back to our country . Such curious women they were . We informed our families of our well being and continued further.
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About 50 kms before Basti, we lost Amitosh back and later came to know that his motorcycle's rear tire was flat. We couldn't find any nail or any signs of puncture at all even after filling air with my air pump. Luckily there was this shop nearby where it was repaired. As Pirelli is a soft compound tire, punctures like these are very common where there will be tiny hole leaving the air. It was getting dark and we still had halfway to cover.
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Somewhere on Faizabad road.
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Dinner and last stop before we reached Lucknow.
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Back to where we started.
Ashish didn't stop and continued to his home. I and Amitosh stopped for a couple of minutes. We took a moment to realize about our journey and bade goodbye before the last part of our ride back home. We reached home at around 11:30 PM. Four days full of adventure and fun came to an end. It was an amazing experience and this trip was special as it was the first international ride for me. Our loved ones were happy to see us reach back home safely and I thanked God for all that we were safe and sound.
Thank you for reading!
See you on the next adventure