The Dream Motorcycle Expedition - Day 21-22
Dec 17, 2012
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Delhi / Gurgaon to somewhere in middle of Nepal 760 kms / To Kakadbitta (Bengal Border) 680 kms

Day 21 - Delhi was the only place which got repeated in our entire 8000 kms expedition. We had planned to go back to Guwahati via Nepal and not via UP, Bihar and North Bengal which was the route we took earlier. A 6 am early morning start from Delhi via the Moradabad road took us to Mahendranagar (Nepal border) at about 4ish in the evening.

Entry formalities in Nepal were pretty straightforward. We just had to produce our RC books, pay INR 80 per day while we are in Nepal and Nepal Rs 50 for RTO. Plain and simple. We rode along the Mahendra highway called HN 1 in Nepal which is exactly 1000 kms east border to west border. While the road is not that great – being a single lane with no divider highway – the traffic enroute was extremely thin to nonexistent. We essentially had the road to ourselves.

There is a national park in Nepal and the highway runs thru it. To avoid poaching, all vehicles are given a time card at the entry check post and they have to report to the exit check before 18 minutes or so. Spending the night at a small place on the Nepal highway, we didn’t even have the sense to record the name of the place for documentation purpose.

Day 22 - We were suddenly doing marathon rides now – 1000 kms from Srinagar to Delhi, another 760 kms to Nepal and today the plan was to do 680 kms and touch the eastern border. We stopped for breakfast at a hotel to gather some energy. Nothing much to document here and it was a fast ride of about 13 hours to the east Nepal border at Kakadbitta where we stayed over for the night.

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Bikers

Abinash Taye

Bike - Classic 350cc

Profession - Businessman

Home Town - Guwahati

Best Ride - Guwahati-Sibsagar-Jorhat-Golaghat-Bokajaan-Guwahati, 2480 kms in 8 days solo ride. Experiencing the freedom of life visiting Kazirznga, Nambor sanctuary

Bibekanand Kakoti

Bike - Thunderbird Twin Spark

Profession - Businessman

Home Town - Guwahati

Best Ride - Guwahati to Menchuka – Arunachal Pradesh, 1967 Kms in 4 days. It was a tough and challenging ride at night manoeuvring plains/mountains, fog & snow.

Roopam Gautam

Bike - Bullet Electra Modified

Profession - Service

Home Town - Guwahati

Best Ride - Tawang to Guwahati, 561 kms non-stop in 21 hours. It was one of the most difficult routes in North East, negotiating snow, fog, rain, 13800 ft altitude, night ride, plain roads.

Rituraj Shyam

Bike - Bullet Electra

Profession - Service

Home Town - Sibsagar

Best Ride - Guwahati to Bhutan border (Gelehpu) 380 kms. Navigating the plains of lower Assam – a comfortable relaxing 10 hour ride to Bhutan border.

Sachin Doshi

Bike - Thunderbird Twin Spark

Profession - Service

Home Town - Mumbai

Best Ride -Guwahati to Namdapha National Park – Arunachal, 650 kms in 11 hours flat. A non-stop 11 hour fast forward ride to see 'Hornbill' bird at Namdapha.

Amar Hazarika

Bike - Thunderbird Twin Spark

Profession - Service

Home Town - Jorhat

Best Ride -Guwahati to tawang – Arunanchal Pradesh, 561 Kms. The most sought after tourist destination in NE – ride to twang has been the most picturesque.

Shisir Basumatari

Bike - Thunderbird Twin Spark

Profession - Freelancer

Home Town - Dudnoi-Goalpara

Best Ride -Guwahati to Cherapunji (187 kms). Riding to the wettest place on earth along with 250 riders for the North East Riders Meet was a photogenic event

Utpal Talkudar

Bike - Bullet Electra

Profession - Service

Home Town - Guwahati

Best Ride -Guwahati Independence Ride. A ride organised on Independence Day 15th August to promote road safety which attracted participation from over 80 riders

Paramanand Deka

Bike - Thunderbird Twin Spark

Profession - Service

Home Town - Jorhat

Best Ride -Guwahati to tawang – Arunanchal Pradesh, 561 Kms. The most sought after tourist destination in NE – ride to twang has been the most picturesque.

Bhaskar Saikia

Bike - Bullet Electra

Profession - Business

Home Town - Guwahati

Best Ride -Guwahati-Cherapunji (187 kms). Riding to the wettest place on earth along with 250 riders for the North East Riders Meet.