Bikes are certainly the most convenient way to get around in Nepal. The import tax makes them expensive and means you only see, s
small engine imports from India, China and Japan. I rented a little 125 yamaha for 400r for the day, about $4.50!
Kathmandu is an amazing city. From over a thousand years ago its been a main trading route from China and Tibet. Walk down any street or alley and you'll find some little entry way to ancient old courtyards.
The view from Patan over Kathmandu with the valley in the background and the Himalayas beyond.
Absolutely nothing wrong with this place, got years of good service left in her. Just dont take those 4x4's away.
Ok enough of the tourist shit, lets go ridin. heading out on the road north up into the hill's and it gets rural very fast.
since everyday has been a holiday for the last year, Id forgoten it was a Saturday and everyone was heading for the hills.
Doesnt matter what day of the week it is, the buses are always packed. In Pokhara I rode the roof of a jeep for about 30 miles through the mountains.