Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Tour

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

The Annapurna Circuit is likely the most popular trekking course of Nepal. Circumventing the great Annapurna Massif is absolutely ideal experience for some individuals and for others, they continue returning. Trailing along paddies and a desert, the trek gets even greater as you further experience pine woods, subtropical wildernesses, waterfalls, unblemished towns and incomprehensible cliffs! This has been the identity of this route for whatever length of time that anybody can recall yet with recent development of jeep trails, it has been conceivable to cycle as well as trek the excellent region.

Biking through this territory is an immaculate blend of adrenaline and visual treat. The dazzling country trailing through the foothills of Annapurna Massif with stops along most profound canyons of Nepal is a treat in itself. The trip starts from Kathmandu, driving to Besisahar. We then set out on our ride until we reach up to Thorang-La Pass at 5,416 meters, the most exciting pass of our visit. We then navigate down with watery eyes to Jomsom as winds push against us and hills pass by us.

Taking you from the most astounding of passes to the most profound of chasms, you will encounter a blend of feelings. As you wind down, you will see settlements, waterfalls, sanctuaries and age-old religious communities, sub-tropical backwoods, snow-capped woodlands and even a desert in Nepal! Actually you may discover a few difficulties yet we have guides who will securely take you to chose trails keeping in mind the end goal to maintain a strategic distance from risks. We will likewise have short breaks with a specific purpose of taking photographs or simply lie there in the calmness.

All in all, you will travel high into the snowscapes and cross down hundreds and hundreds of inclines, giving you an exceptional experience not discovered anywhere else on the planet. This is basically one of the best adventure activities in Nepal, and a standout amongst the most difficult high-elevation trip for any biker.

Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

Our representative will pick you up from the Airport and take you to your hotel. In the evening, your guide will meet you to discuss your travel plans.

After breakfast, you will drive to Besisahar. Taking around 6 hours, you will drive around 180 km to Besisahar, the entrance to Annapurna Conservation Area. You will lunch on the way and stay overnight in a hotel.

We starts with a ride to Bahundanda (18 km), from and elevation of 650 m and going up to 1,310 m. Although some distance is covered by jeep, you will mostly ride along single trails until you cross a river. From there, we ride through vast rice fields with views of Manaslu and other mountains.

The main segment from Bahundanda is a specialized trail with rough ups and down. A few times you should push or carry your bicycle. In any case, the journey is through a lovely scene of waterfalls, and dramatic views of Marsyangdi River. At Taal there are shops and hotels where we stay overnight.

Leaving Taal, you will come across a dry stone decorated with Buddhist inscriptions. Later, passing through farmland, the valley becomes distinctly narrow. From much of Taal to Danaqu you will have to carry your bike. From here however it turns out to be more rideable with great views of snowy peaks, and a wide streaming trail to the resting point. After a monotonous day’s worth of effort to reach Chame, we will unwind in the hot springs near Marshyangdi Khola. Stay overnight in a guesthouse in Chame.

Today the route passes through a dense forest in a steep, narrow valley and crosses a river via two bridges, one at 2,910 m and another at 3,030 m. Further, the trail continues to Pisang, where the altitude is enough to bring on the first symptoms of altitude sickness. From Pisang, the we follow the route to a wide valley that opens up ahead of us. From there we will pass through Humde (the highest commercial airport in the world) and Braga with its Gompa. The face of a prominent cliff obscures Manang until we are practically upon it, and then a steep climb brings us to its streets lined with prayer wheels, and stunning scenery. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

Today we will spend a day in Manang resting and acclimatizing. We should avoid ascending rapidly at all costs, hence the need for acclimatization. Many short excursions are possible from Manang and being fit active throughout the day is good for acclimatization. Stay overnight at a guesthouse in Manang.

At first we leave Manang through narrow streets and climb steadily up to Khusang. The trail above Khusang (3,900m) is ridable but the effects of altitude begin to show. Here you will find it hard to turn those pedals. It’s a hard toil up to Thorong Phedi. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

You should begin early today in the twilight hours to cross Thorong-La Pass. It will take around 5 hours carrying your bike to reach the top. Here we will be moving at a snail’s pace. From there, however, the trail descends rapidly on a very steep slope demanding your technical riding skills for approximately one hour. At this time, you will have arrived to a small hamlet from where the trail turns becomes a fast and flowing single-track to Muktinath. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

From Muktinath we will descend to tropical lowlands in less than 70 km. At first the trail drops rapidly via jeep-tracks before taking a detour onto a narrow and technical single-track that further drops down to the river bed. From here the terrain passes along jeep track through Jomsom, Marpha and other small villages. Once you reach Kalopani, the trail drops on a rough but fast trail to Tatopani. At Tatopani, we can enjoy the revitalizing bath in the hot springs. Stay overnight in a guesthouse in Tatopani.

Today we will emerge out of the mountains and into the lowlands. As we descend along the track, the temperature will increase and the trail will become less rocky. From Beni the track follows the course of the river and passes through paddies until we arrive at Khaniya Ghat where we meet a proper road that will take us to Pokhara. Stay overnight in a hotel.

On bicycle, you can visit the popular attractions of Pokhara, and if you feel like it, you can go for a ride to Lake Begnas where the scene of the lake is extraordinary from above. Spend the evening with a drink before returning to the hotel for the night.

Catch a flight or drive to Kathmandu. You can also spend the rest of the day in a sauna to give those muscles a relief and go on a shopping or stroll in the city. In the evening you are invited to join a Nepalese dinner hosted by us.

After breakfast or depending upon your schedule, our staff will take you to the airport a few hours before your flight time.

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