Participate to help the under privileged children of Nepal

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Despite the international aid which keeps the country afloat, Nepalese children do not have access to all their rights. They must live their lives mired in poverty, malnutrition, violence, and other harmful circumstances. Which eventually gave birth to the existence of children homes in Nepal and we are one of them based in Pokhara.

We (Namaste Community Foundation-Nepal) is working in the field of children and women since 2003. We are supporting children through a children home project along with scholarship project to the children living with their families. We are also supporting women by providing 3 months full time training and also with a seed money to start up their own business. The main concept behind supporting the women with training and seed money is that they will become financially independent and can support their children for schooling and other things.

But carrying out projects like this needs lots of fund and this has always been a great challenge to all the I/NGOs in Nepal. Therefore, to help ourselves to raise some fund to continue the work in the social field we are organizing this motorbike ride which is named as RIDE FOR CHANGE 2020. This will help to secure child’s future and at the same time will also help to promote visit Nepal year 2020. We know this is not enough but this will surely work as an additional brick in the campaign.

So, we request all of you to join hands in the movement to help the underprivileged children of Nepal by participating in our motor bike ride to the hidden kingdom of Nepal Lo-manthang.

Video below describes us in a brief about ourselves and our projects.

the Plan

We are organizing this adventurous and most thrilling Journey to the hidden kingdom of loo or we can even say the restricted region of Nepal (Lo Manthang). This is actually an off-road international motorcycle ride going to be organized by Namaste Community Foundation-Nepal in the highlands of Nepal inviting more of participants throughout the world to support underprivileged children of Nepal.

This ride is for a cause to help more of the underprivileged children of Nepal but at the same time will be more than an adventure exploring the beauty of Himalayas touching Nepal-China border with some diversified typical Nepali cultural experience and lifestyle. Ride starts from Pokhara itself, a tourism hub and a famous place for adventurous sports activities taking the riders much closer to the Himalayas.

As you all know, finance is the greatest problem for all the social organization working here in NEPAL. But we believe just asking for some fund all the year doesn’t actually work. We would like to take it to the next level by the way of exchange for social cause. Therefore, this fund raising campaign has been organized.

Yes Nepal still need international help and support and we might need it for the next five or ten years but we are sure that with the stable government and the changing situations  things will surely change for the social organizations.

Please have a look at the video, how the ride would look like.

arrangement Partner

Outbound tours and travel company is a socially motivated business firm based in Pokhara, Lakeside. The main principle of our travel business is to enable people around the world to visit this compact diverse country (in-between China and India) at a reasonable price, safe environment with experienced tour operators and guides.

We are professionals with a small team of local knowledge. We organize different adventurous activities throughout the year and this year we thought of doing something new in the restricted region of Nepal (Lo Manthang).

Lo Manthang is a rural municipality situated in Mustang District of Gandaki Province of Nepal. It is located at the northern end of the district, sandwiched between Tibet Autonomous Region of China in north and Dalome rural municipality of Mustang District in south. Lo is the culturally and linguistically Tibetan northern two-thirds of Mustang District, while the southern third is called Thak, the homeland of Thakali people who speak a different language and have a synthesis of Tibetan and Nepalese culture.

beneficiary Details

Namaste Community Foundation (NCF-Nepal) is a not-for-profit, non-political, humanitarian organization and is not affiliated with any religious group or organization. It is registered as an NGO in Nepal with the motives of furthering development activities for the needy children and women’s sector of Nepal and is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council, Kathmandu. NCF is dedicated of providing education, healthcare and love in a safe home-style environment for the poor, needy, orphaned and abandoned children, giving school support for the children from poor economic families, granting financial assistance to start small businesses, training in essential skills for jobs, as well as, arranging a unique opportunity for people from around the world to get involved in social work.

Involving itself in different social activities for the last 16 years has been quite an experience. Apart from social activities it has involved itself in organizing different sports activities, excursions and bike ride for 6 consecutive days for two years in collaboration with its sister concern Outbound tours and travels Pvt. Ltd.

The beneficiary of the event will be the children of NCF-Nepal. The entire fund collected through out the event will directly goes to the bank account of Namaste Community Foundation. The bank detail of NCF-Nepal is given below;

Bank A/c Details:
Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.
Beneficiary Name: Namaste Community Foundation
A/c No.: 01-1269968-01 | Swift Code: SCBLNPKA

To know more about Namaste Community Foundation-Nepal, please visit and for regular updates please visit

support Us

How you can help/Support?

  • Participate and challenge yourself to raise fund.
  • Sponsor some distance (1 KM = 50 euros)
  • Challenge other organizations to raise funds
  • Promote on social medias
  • Lead the campaign
  • Select any other way you think helps the campaign.

or you can also help by Sponsoring for:

  • 100 Euros = Travel safety equipment per rider
  • 125 Euros = Cost of Food & Accommodation
  • 250 Euros = Motor Bike rent and fuel cost each motor bike
  • 1000 Euros = Photography & Videography cost

the Itinerary

This is an epic journey through remote and stunning stretches of the country. It’s a challenging and technical ride, suitable for experienced riders only. The ride will start from the office of Namaste Community Foundation, Pokhara. The ride will continue as follows.

DAY 01

Arrive in Kathmandu

At the very first day you will be welcomed in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Our support staff in Kathmandu will take you to your accommodation place and will give you a free time for you to relax and shop around Thamel, Kathmandu.

Brief about Kathmandu

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse, historic city with amazing architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft which showcase the skills of the Newar artisans of centuries ago.

Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions are zealously guarded while at the same time embracing modern technology. The grandeur of the past enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or a spiritually uplifting stupa. Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal, is the political as well as cultural capital of the country, where Nepalis have arrived from all corners of the country and assimilated.


Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings, the site itself is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here.

Visit Pashupatinath for an unmatched mix of religious, cultural and spiritual experiences located 3 km northwest of Kathmandu on the banks of the Bagmati River.


Situated 8 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu, Boudha, is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu. Visible as soon as you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, it is the largest stupa in the Kathmandu Valley.

The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudha is massive and dominates the skyline in the area. With countless monasteries around it, Boudha is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.

Lunch will be done in Bouddhanath for the 2nd day and after that you will dropped to the Airport for your Pokhara arrival. Our representative from Pokhara will receive you in the Pokhara airport and will drop you to your hotel.


DAY 02

Arrive in Pokhara

On the 2nd day, you will arrive to Pokhara via flight. You will be received by our representative at Pokhara airport and will take you to the place of your accommodation at Lakeside, Pokhara. You will be set free for the day to unpack your luggage and to have a relaxed time for the evening.


DAY 03

A day well spent in Pokhara with some sightseeing

Brief about Pokhara

Pokhara is Nepal’s number 1 adventure and leisure destination, a gateway to treks in the Annapurna region with plenty of entertainment for individual travelers and their families.

Pokhara will overwhelm you with its natural beauty and great photo ops. Walk along the shores of the Fewa Lake, enjoy the greenery surrounding you and gaze at the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif. Brightly painted wooden boats add vibrant colors to the greenery, while paragliders float down slowly from above. Flying over the lake is probably going to be one of the highlights of your travel experience in Nepal.

DAY 04

Ride to Jomsom from Pokhara

Ride starts from Pokhara on the 4th day with some best wishes from the children, staffs, government officials, tourism business person and different other VIP personalities. As we will be starting our very first day early, we will mark our point of accommodation at Jomsom. We will take some rest at tatopani in between the ride and will continue the ride up to Jomsom. The ride would be of around 8-9 hours for the first day.

Brief about Jomsom 

Jomsom is a place of diverse landscape and culture and will give you marvelous insight into the way of life of Nepali people of various ethnic groups.
Not too far from Jomsom, you find Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists as well as Hindus. To Hindus, Muktinath is a sacred place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. The Hindu god, Brahma, is said to have lit the eternal flames that burn at Muktinath.
To Buddhists, Muktinath is a place where the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who brought Buddhism to Tibet, came to meditate.

DAY 05

Ride to Lomanthang from Jomsom

For the fifth day, we will start our day early morning after breakfast from Jomsom to Lo Manthang. The ride will mostly be off-road and it might get slippery at some point but there will glorious landscapes and views to compensate the pain of off and slippery roads.

To ride to Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. Here you will experience a way of life of true mountain people, who for hundreds of years, had very little contact with the rest of Nepal and retained their rich cultural heritage. Until recent times their king was officially recognized by the Government of Nepal.

It sets out to the crowning jewel of the journey, as we will reach the walled kingdom city of Lo Manthang.

DAY 06

Acclimatization at Lomanthang

We will take a day rest at Lo Manthang on the sixth day as this will leave some time for us visit the diversified culture of the restricted region, glorious mountainous landscapes and some delicious Tibetan influenced food. This will also allow us to visit Nepal-China border in the mean-time.

Brief about Lo-Manthang 

Upper Mustang was opened to non-Nepalese only some fifteen years ago and even today, access is still highly restricted. To enter Upper Mustang, that is to travel further north of Kagbeni, trekkers need a special permit of bulky US$ 500  and must be accompanied by a government appointed official.
Upper Mustang, being in the Himalayan rain shadow, is one of the regions in the country suitable for excursion and adventure even during the monsoons. During this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall.
The village is noted for its tall whitewashed mud-brick walls, gompas and the Raja’s or Royal or King’s Palace, a nine-cornered, five-story structure built around 1400. There are four major temples: Jampa Lhakhang or Jampa Gompa, the oldest, built in the early 15th century and also known as the “God house”; Thubchen Gompa, a huge, red assembly hall and gompa built in the late 15th century and located just southwest of Jampa Gompa; Chodey Gompa, now the main city gompa; and the Choprang Gompa, which is popularly known as the “New Gompa”.

DAY 07

Ride to Kagbeni from Lomanthang

After giving your body a day off, it’s time to leave Lo Manthang. From here it’s a thrilling downhill road to Dhakmar (3820 m), with dramatic landscapes. Heading back, on day six you retrace the same trail with a single-track climb followed by a downhill to Syangboche. After you cross Chusang, you will be leaving upper-Mustang and head back in to the Annapurna region, a steady ride along the river taking you back to Kagbeni.

Brief about Kagbeni 

At 2,800 metres above sea level, Kagbeni is a treasure of a village, and the essential gateway to Upper Mustang.
It is here in Kagbeni that traders from Lo Manthang, Manang, and Dolpo would exchange wares in the main courtyard and rest before traveling on to other regions. Set beside the Kali Gandaki River, Kagbeni lies north of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains. Though arriving at this legendary citadel was once a massive undertaking.


DAY 08

Ride to Pokhara from Kagbeni

You might be finding yourself little exhausted from the entire trip. So, the team will quickly roll back to Pokhara, where the entire NCF-Nepal family along with our well-wishers will be waiting for our arrival to welcome us.

After you being welcomed in Pokhara, you will be left in your hotel room alone for some time for you to relax followed by an hour massage in the evening by the professional massage company. But hold on, this is not the end of the trip.

DAY 09

Paragliding and Rest from a tiring bike ride

While you are here in Pokhara, paragliding is mandatory for more fun and adventure. Nothing can beat the thrill of being up in the sky, flying like a bird in the thermals all the while enjoying views of snow capped mountains, pristine lakes and verdant valleys like nowhere else on earth. With experienced pilots to guide you through the skies, it’s an experience of a life time. You may fly again someday, but you’ll never enjoy the same spectacular views. Choose from tandem flights to fully certified paragliding courses, solo flights or even go paragliding accompanied by hawks!
With the low lying valleys and the high cold mountains, Nepal provides some of the best paragliding experiences in the world with its natural rising thermals.

DAY 10

Arrive in Chitwan

On the tenth day after breakfast here in Pokhara you will drive towards Chitwan. Chitwan is the southwestern part of Province 3. The name Chitwan is a composite of the Sanskrit words चित्त, transliterated “citta” meaning heart and वन, transliterated “vana” meaning jungle or forest. Thus, the meaning of Chitwan is Heart of the Jungle.


DAY 11

Elephant/ Jungle Safari in Chitwan

In the southern region of Nepal, the jungles of Chitwan National Park await you with wildlife experiences like no other. Go in search of the majestic Royal Bengal tiger and watch the Greater one-horned rhinoceros roam free, while the great Asiatic elephants move about the jungles in herds.  Chitwan National Park is the closest and the ideal place to go for wildlife safari.
Witness real wilderness in the jungles of Chitwan: We will be going for a jeep/Elephant safari in the depths of the forest or ride a silent canoe and catch wildlife by surprise.
You will also be witnessing a typical Tharu culture along with some Tharu dance in the evening.

DAY 12

Back to Kathmandu with Some sight seeing

This is the last day of our Trip. Our vehicle will drive you to Kathmandu giving you some sightseeing on the way. You will also be guided around Patan & monkey temple and other places inside Kathmandu valley.

Brief about Monkey Temple & Patan Durbar Square

Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)

Resting on a hillock 3 km west of Kathmandu, Swayambhu is one of the holiest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises.
Swayambhu literally means “self-existent one”. Believed to date back to 460 A.D., it was built by King Manadeva and by the 13th century, it had become an important center of Buddhism. Legend has it that Swayambhu was born out of a lotus flower that bloomed in the middle of a lake that once spread across the Kathmandu Valley once was. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal sits on a high pedestal on the western boundary of Swayambhu beside the Ring Road.

Patan Durbar Square 

The Durbar (palace) Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lies in the heart of the city with the old palace accompanied by a number of pagoda style temples that boast of superb craftsmanship in wood and metal. The Living Goddess’ residence lies nearby and the famous Freak Street is a stone’s throw away.

You will be left in to your hotel in the evening.

DAY 01

Pokhara - Jomsom


    Pokhara 1400 m Jomsom 2743 m


    8-9 Hrs


    Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner



DAY 02

Jomsom - Lomanthang


    Jomsom 2743 m Lomanthang 3840 m


    7-8 Hrs


    Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner



DAY 03

A day to acclimatize in Lomanthang


    Lomanthang 3840 m




    Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner



DAY 04

Lomanthang - Kagbeni


    Lomanthang 3840 m Kagbeni 2804 m


    7-8 Hrs


    Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner



DAY 05

Kagbeni - Pokhara


    Kagbeni 2804 m Pokhara 1400 m


    8-9 Hrs


    Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner



register Yourself

Please help yourself to register for the charity motor bike ride, RIDE FOR CHANGE 2020 to support the underprivileged children of Nepal along with the experience of Nepal's natural beauty and cultural diversity.

Application criteria & deadline for participation

There are certain criteria to participate in the ride which at the same time needs to be by the rules and regulations of Nepal Government. Here are the criteria to be in the ride:

  • The first thing is you need to be above 16 years of age.
  • You need to have a valid driving license.
  • Valid Visa to Nepal is mandatory.
  • Should be able to initiate and raise fund through a proper channel whatsoever as the whole ride is for charity.
  • Should fill up the online application form with all the necessary details.
  • The applicant should transfer all the raised and collected amount in the following bank details of Namaste Community Foundation.

Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.
Beneficiary Name: Namaste Community Foundation
A/c No.: 01-1269968-01 | Swift Code: SCBLNPKA

Other Important references:

  • Application fee

    The fee to be the participant of the event is based on the level of facilities that we are offering to all the participants from the date of arrival to the date of departure. The cost is at its minimum as we encourage all the participants to raise fund whatsoever they can for the charity. Besides participation, We don’t enforce the riders to collect certain amount of fund but the minimum amount to be raised is US$ 500 and it’s all up to them how they approach and how much they can raise.

    The fee to participate is US$ 23,00.
    Max. Participants: 10 Pax.

  • Inclusion and Exclusion

    Cost Includes:

    • Reception in the Kathmandu airport and one-night accommodation at Kathmandu
    • Bus Ticket to Pokhara
    • Reception in and one-night accommodation at Pokhara
    • One bike each person.
    • Guide and Mechanic. All expenses for Guide and Mechanic.
    • Upper Mustang Permit from Immigration office NEPAL i.e. of US$ 500 each person for 10 days.
    • ACAP and TIMS Fee.
    • Upper Mustang and Annapurna Region Map.
    • All meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast) during the bike ride including power drinks, chocolates and drinking water.
    • Cross fire dirt bike 250 cc or Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle 411 CC with fuel for the whole trip as per the itinerary.
    • The government registered English-speaking local expert guide.
    • Accommodation in cities with breakfast.
    • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city and major monumental places.
    • Guided Tour in a city with the Expert tour guide.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city.
    • Insurance for all bikes and staffs.
    • Back up vehicle (4X4) for the entire trip to carry the luggage, motorbike spares parts and a mechanic.
    • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff.
    • Comprehensive medical kit.

    Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal visa
    • Personal Riding gears.
    • Additional accommodation including Lunch & dinner during a hotel stay in Kathmandu / Pokhara
    • Tips for Guide, Technician.
    • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, Table drinks, snacks.
    • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
    • Service other than mentioned above
    • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.
    • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
    • Lost or damaged accidental insurance

    Note: Minor Repairs like brake shoe, spark plug, clutch plate, tubes, cable (01 set only) and engine oil has been included in the cost. However, if more breakage happens due to rough handling/accidents/theft etc. the clients will have to bear the cost.

  • Applicant’s Responsibilities

    • Applicants are encouraged to take initiatives to raise as much fund as possible. The raised fund will eventually help the children in need of Nepal.
    • Applicants are not encouraged to throw plastic bottles or bags on the way. Just keep it with you or put it on the car so that we can throw out the garbage on the proper place. Due to the lack of proper disposal system in these routes, the plastic bags and bottles eventually are thrown away irresponsibly.
    • Participants should keep up the team spirit and should always be ready to help when the co-rider is in need.
    • The most important thing, participant should deposit the participation charge in to NCF-Nepal’s bank account at the time of applying. Similarly, applicant is obliged to deposit the collected amount in to NCF-Nepal’s bank account in the last day of the ride.
    • The participant must provide 2 copies of their passport size photograph and a copy of passport before their arrival.
  • Organizer’s liabilities

    Whatever the event is, organizer is very much responsible towards the success of the event. There are some certain liabilities that the organizer must have to perform whatsoever. Here are few of the things that the organizer will take care of before, during and after the event.

    • Organizer will be liable towards issuing all the permits required to travel towards the destination.
    • Organizer should arrange the best hotel possible at every point of accommodation.
    • Some power drinks and energy bars should be provided at every interval.
    • Vehicle that is being used in the trip should be of best condition. No fuel shortage should occur during the ride.
    • A tour guide and a mechanic should be managed from the side of organizer.
    • Photographer and a videographer should be managed by the organizer.
    • Proper arrangement of first aid should be available at the time of need from the organizer’s side.
    • Minimum of two 4-wheeler should be made available by the organizer throughout the ride to carry all the bags, spare parts, gasoline, mechanic and a tour guide.
    • As the success of the event totally depends upon the organizer’s effort, management of the event should be to its best.
  • Privacy Policy

    this is provicy policy

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. The Ride For change ” An international motor bike ride to the hidden kingdom of loo” is organized by Namaste Community Foundation – Nepal. It is a Fundraising event organized on behalf of the children under the protection of Namaste Community Foundation (NCF-Nepal). NCF-Nepal is a registered charity organization, in Pokhara Nepal.
    2. This is a charity bike ride and all riders are expected to raise funds minimum of US$ 1000 each besides registration for Namaste Community Foundation.
    3. Registration for May has started and you can fill up the form online from our website and is open 24/7 till the end of April 2020. All the participants should be here in Nepal at 4 days earlier before the motor bike ride kicks off.
    4. The maximum number of rider’s will be 10 and the whole team will be of 15 including a mechanic, 2 support staffs and two drivers.
    5. Rider’s under the age of 18 cannot participate in the bike ride as they do not meet the age criteria.
    6. Riders should appreciate that riding a motorbike in the off roads of Nepal can be very strenuous and should be fully aware of their capabilities. Biker’s shall make sure that their health is in a condition that allows him/her to take part in this event and consult a doctor if necessary. Participation will be at the participant’s own risk. For participants who are under the age of 18, their parents/guardians would be confirming their suitability to take part in and taking on this risk via the parent consent form.
    7. Respect the countryside and leave it tidy.
    8. By taking part, all participants and volunteers confirm that they are happy to be in any photos or video footage that may be used to publicize the event in marketing materials that will be available to the general public.
    9. Organizers reserve the right not to allow a rider to participate for various reasons, not limited to late registration, unsuitable clothing/footwear, unsafe cycling equipment, inappropriate behavior, unsuitable fitness levels, health issues etc.
    10. Any rider withdrawing from the event must notify NCF-Nepal with valid reasons.
    11. The Organizers reserve the right to amend, postpone or cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances. We shall inform you if we intend to re-schedule.
    12. All riders MUST wear a helmet and should NOT use iPods, musical devices or telephones while riding.
    13. By participating in the event this does not confer any right (by implication or otherwise) on the participant to use, alter, copy or otherwise deal with any of the symbols, trademarks. logos and/or intellectual property of the event.

    Disclaimer: By participating in this event you accept these terms and conditions of entry and acknowledge that NCF-Nepal has no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to your belongings. You also acknowledge and accept that NCF-Nepal will not be liable for death or personal injury unless it is caused as a direct result of NCF-Nepal’s negligence.