Saturday, February 7, 2009

Nepal is closer than Shimla or Mussoorie for Delhiites. This was the reason all of a sudden I 'planned' this ride to Nepal. Not many of us here have been there, so this ride was just to explore this country. Here comes the log of my debut ride to a ‘foreign' country.



21 jan to 26 jan 2009

21 jan
Delhi - Moradabad

Distace - 160 kms
Time - 3 hours
road condition - bad
22 jan
Moradabad - Bardiya national park (Nepal)

via - Banbasa (Tanakpur, Uttarakhand) - Mahendranagar (Nepal) - Suklaphanta national park
Distace - 316 kms
Time - 11 hours (relaxed ride)
road condition - good from Rudrapur, very good as you enter Nepal

23 jan
Bardia national park - Butwal

via - Kohalpur
Distace - 291 kms
Time - 6.30 hours
road condtion - very good

24 jan
Butwal - POKHRA

Distace - 152 kms
Time - 5.30 hours
road condtion - average
25 jan
Pokhra - Sunouli border (India)

via Sarangkot - Pokhra - Vishwa shanti stupa - Butwal - Bhairawa
Distace - 231 kms
Time - 12.30 hours (includes sight seeing at Sarangkot & stupa)
road condtion - average

26 jan
Sunouli border - Delhi

via Gorakhpur - Ayodhya (Faizabad) - Lucknow - Sitapur - Rampur - Moradabad - Delhi
Distace - 900 kms
Time - 23 hours continous (my longest ride in one day till date)
road condtion - very good TO very bad
Total distance travelled - 2085 kms

map showing the route taken during the 6 days ride to Nepal from Delhi