NOTE - message on their web site -----
Attention! No access for Camping-cars anymore! Due to the fact that local people close the road. Only motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians with tent possible
The meeting point in Nepal, a real oasis at the Annapurna base.
quiet, no shade, frequent power and water cuts, quite run down, bad access track. Shops and restaurants nearby, hourly bus to Pokhara takes 50min.
Grassy area next to an elementary school (curious kids) underneath huge shady trees, cool climate, at about 900m of altitude, between some farm houses (very respectful and welcoming people). Access: On Siddharta Highway (Butwal-Pokhara, H-10) about 10km south of Tansen/Palpa turn left (track) into the valley. After 200m, on other side of valley, turn right. Then another 200m. Access track might get flooded. For trucks maybe narrow. Nice hiking nearby.
Next to the Tundikhel (parading square), fantastic view (weather permitting) to the Himalayas. Access via winding road (toll). For trucks very narrow, no turning point after Prithvi Highway turnoff (at Dumre).
Janashakti Auto Workshop, Satdobato, at the Ring Road’s southernmost point, opposite the Swimming Pool Complex. Welcoming owner, routinely helping overlanders. Parking charges apply, WC, shower, wifi. Rats around.
From given coordinates take track down to the river up to the close end. fresh clean water available on natural source on the track. 4x4 necessary and only passable by small cars. One of the best spots since weeks. Perfect possibility for taking a bath. Grassy area for relaxing. No disturbing. Only some child's playing in the water.
Take track down to the riverbank before reaching the check point. (South of checkpoint). spot is located south-east from the street. Clear running water. No disturbance. Some locals crossing by feet. Nice and peaceful place for staying and relaxing.
Hotel with river view and elephant bath view, parking and camping possible. (2 cars or max. 3-4 tents); we took a room with AC due to heat. Room charge 25-35 USD including breakfast. Friendly staff. Dog is also allowed in the room. Nice spot to discover surrounding area. You will find around lots of resorts where you can park for small amount.
We used Eagle Export as our receiving agent in Nepal when we shipped our motorcycles from Turkey to Nepal. They were great. Suraj (the owner) is responsive and helpful. We met other motorcyclist that used their services to ship out of Nepal and they said it was really smooth and easy. Email is email@example.com and website www.eagleexportcargo.com
Our room was 1200 Nepal rupee per night. There are a range of rooms and this was at the low cost of the range nice place with secure parking. They arrange jungle walks and other activities. We really liked all the staff here and the restaurant was good.
We had a weekly rate in the economy room for $66 per week. Our room was dark but good price. There is very secure motorcycle parking. A van could not get down the alley to park here. So really best for those with motorcycles. In central Thamel so easy access to everything. Decent wifi. Restaurant on site though we never ate here. Nice garden with sun for relaxing.
300 Nepal rupee for a double room. No electrical outlet in room. Restaurant served good thali plate. Ok for one night. Squat toilet that is clean but smells of urine. Room was half clean (dirty walls, old but clean sheets).