The Asia de Tour Team has successfully completed their cross country tour with the motto of "Peace for Environment". The tour was initially targeted to accomplish within 101 days.
Team members include Dipak Prasad Poudyal, Shyam Prasad Subedi, Ramesh Dhital, Ram Krishna Nepal and Suraj Adhikari, started their journey on 5th June 2017 and finished it on 4th September 2017 within the span of 92 days.
The schedule started with a ceremony where President, Bidhya Devi Bhandari handed the riders with the national flag. A special caravan tourist permit was issued and handed to them by former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat.
The tour kicked off from Kathmandu to Kakadvitta, Fulbari (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Sutarkandi (India), Mohare (India), Tamu (Myanmar), Mesot(Thailand), Sadawa (Thailand), Jorbaru (Malaysia), Singapore and journey back again. The total distance covered was approximately 11,599 Km. The vehicles used were private Bajaj Dominar 400 and 10 million rupees was spent for the entire tour.
Asked about their experiences about the tour, the riders stated, "most of our friends and relatives thought it was an impossible venture. We asked ourselves, all over the world people are touring the world on cars, bicycles and even on foot. Why can't we too? We chose Bajaj Dominar 400 for our journey as it suited our need for more power and comfort. Dominar really was a great choice we realized while on the tour. We had almost no problem at all and the bike helped us on critical situations during our tour. The journey we were undertaking was our research and the return journey was a result. It was a fantastic experience with lots of adventurous memories, warm reception from native locals, encounter with friendly foreign bikers team, roaming in scenic beauty, experience of riding 700 km nonstop in torrential rain, overcoming dangerous obstacles and other uncountable and unforgettable happy adventures."
The riders also mentioned that these journeys are just a beginning. They said that they had toured most of the parts of Nepal in the past; places like Dhunche, Gosainkunda and Muktinath. We also travelled to Sikkim. The recent successful venture of Asia Tour has boosted our confidence, experience and knowledge. Our next objective is to go on a world tour.