Xenia: Cartilage damage on the left middle finger because of a fall
Problems / Breakdowns
XTZ: main light stopped working but was an easy fix with a replacement of a new bulp
XTR: the panniers needed some bending as they got a hit when Xenia had a fall
Service / Work on bikes
XTR / XTZ: Valve clearance adjustments and cleaning the air filters
The road up to Muktinath is really bad and not an easy ride on a big motorbike, the road between Pokhara and Kathmandu is a tarmac road in a pretty bad condition in some places. After Kathmandu the roads toward India are pretty good.
Visa: It is easy to get the visa at the border
Carnet de Passage: You need to have the Carnet de Passage to get into the country by motorbike or car
Insurance: We did not get one and we don’t think that there is a possibility to get one
Nepal is a great place for a break from India. It feels more quiet and relaxed. Specially Pokhara is the perfect place to have some days off and stuff your face with food you have not eaten for a long time.
Here some very country specific information:
Nepal is very easy to travel even with your own vehicle. No special things to take care off as far as we experienced.
In Kathmandu you have many possibilities to ship your motorbike to another destination like Thailand, Malaysia or New Zealand. We recommend using their service instead of an Indian company as people have much better experience than with the companies in India.