Round Annapurna’s

  • Thorong la pass

Overview

7th March 2017 to 21st March 2017
1st April 2017 to 15th April 2017
18th April 2017 to 2nd May 2017
10th May 2017 to 24th May 2017
2nd August 2017 to 16th August 2017
20th August 2017 to 3rd August 2017
12th August 2017 to 26th August 2017
1st September 2017 to 15th September 2017
25th September 2017 to 9th October 2017
15th October 2017 to 29th October 2017
1st November 2017 to 15th November 2017
15th November 2017 to 29th November 2017
2nd December 2017 to 16th December 2017
18th December 2017 to 1st January 2018
7th March 2018 to 21st March 2018
1st April 2018 to 15th April 2018
18th April 2018 to 2nd May 2018
10th May 2018 to 24th May 2018

Open dates and custom itinerary are also available.

Majestic Annapurna Round has been considered one of the best trekking routes in the world. In recent years the construction of Jeep trails accessing the majority of the circuit has brought many changes to
the region but most significantly to us, as mountain bikers, it’s made possible a high altitude bike route
that cannot be matched anywhere else on the earth. This stunning bike trip takes you to some of the
most beautiful places in the world and it is not hard to see why… circling the spectacular Annapurna
Massif of numerous 6000-8000m peaks, the trek passes through two geographically and culturally
distinct river valleys which are separated by the famous and challenging 5416m Thorong- La pass at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Passing from Paddy field to Himalayan high dessert then pine forest,
subtropical jungle, encountering towering cliff, waterfalls and pristine mountain village, temples,
monasteries, Mani wall and prayers wheel, apple orchards, natural hot springs along the way it is the
variety of terrain and landscape that is what has really made this route stand out as unique for so long.

As mountain bikers we’re out to have fun and we understand the importance of not just following the simplest route so we’ll put the extra effort to seek out the best trails that we know will leave you grinning from ear to ear!

Here at Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventure we use our expertise and local
knowledge of the region alongside our love of the trails and experience of what makes a great bike ride
to deliver an exclusive version of this classic route that not only shows off the culture and the landscape
but also some of the best single track trails Nepal has to offer! This trip is not recommended for beginner bikers and luxury seekers. It is definitely an adventure and one not for the faint hearted, nowa days with new Jeep trail there are route options and time scale that can be tailored to suit a range of
abilities and style of rider.

Suggested Itinerary

Remember, it is only an outline/example itinerary. Here we understand that every rider is different so we design each trip to cater for the specific need of the group/individual. Faster, chilled, or cruising…whatever your style, it’s your holiday/trip.

Day 1: welcome to Nepal!

Landing into the Himalayan country, Home of eight 8000ers including Mount Everest top of the world

and the birth place of Lord Buddha. Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to the Hotel.

After arrival in Hotel we may do sightseeing in Kathmandu valley based on your arrival time.

Day 2: Transfer to Pokhara by van/Jeep

Today we will leave the hustle and bustle Kathmandu and move peacefully toward peaceful Pokhara where we are located. We’ll drive through sub tropical hills, terrace, river beds and wonderful villages.

We will have lunch on the way. We will stop to enjoy the views to take glance and snapshots.

Day 3: warm up bike ride in Pokhara

Today is a great day for us to show you our play ground. Have plenty of trails to ride around mixed trails to give you all the taste of Pokhara. We will have 3 to 5 hours ride out on surrounding hills, lakes, forest and national championship trails. It will make you feel good before starting the big adventure.

Day 4: Drive on Private Jeep to Besishahar then ride to Jagat

Today is day we start our big adventure! We will start early in the morning from our office at Pokhara.

We drive on our Jeep to Besishahar. After reaching we assemble bikes and have a lunch then ride to place called Jagat. Today’s ride will be mostly uphill along Jeep track with subtropical forest and villages along the Marshyangdi River.

Distance: 27 Km approx.

Day 5: Bike from Jagat to Dharapani

Leaving Jagat behind riding along Marshyangdi riverbed on a jeep trails with beautiful views with waterfalls and Jungles and little villages you will be wondering and questioning yourself while riding and may push bike at some points. We will ride mostly up hills as we are heading to the Himalayas.

Distance 24 KM approx.

Day 6: Bike ride from Dharapani to Chame

Today is a day to enjoy the sceneries through jungles, riverbed villages, suspension bridges, apple orchards, and waterfall and of ‘course challenging stairs and up hills. Our day will be worthy after arrival in Chame it is because Chame has surprises to unfold you with amazing views and unique settlement and is the headquarter of Manang district.

Distance: 17 Km approx.

Day 7: Bike ride from Chame to Manang

We will enjoy today’s ride. It is uphill at the first through pine forest then after Dhikur Pokhari there will be beautiful amazing ride on a jeep trails with amazing views which are completely different then

previous days. We will smell and feel and touch the Himalayas. We will ride through Humde airport one of the highest commercial airport in the world.

Distance: 30 Km approx.

Day 8: Rest day in Manang

Though today is rest day we will do other activities like exploration around villages and hiking to surrounding hills for acclimatization.

Day 9: Bike ride from Manang to Phedi

We will be heading to our Himalayan high as we are prepared for thin air. Our ride will be gentle climb until yak Kharka some section will be pushing. We will see some local people horse ride on the way and same trail we will be biking. Today we will have chance to see Yaks but not yeti! We will stay in Thorong Phedi just at the bottom of Thorong-La.

Distance: 19 Km approx.

Day 10: Push and bike ride Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong-La pass (5416m)

Today is the biggest and challenging day of our entire trip we will be passing the Throng-La (5416m) not an easy day! But take it easy push or carry bike appreciating how lucky you’re to be in this Majestic Himalayas. Your body will be tired but mind will be blowing with amazing views and an awesome experience. We will take it easily once we reach on the top you will be rewarded by the stunning view of the heavenly Himalayas. After the pass all the way down to the Muktinath.

Distance: 23 Km approx.

Day 11: Bike ride from Muktinath to Marpha via Lupra valley

We are very cool as we already have finished all the most challenging part of our ride now only we have to do is enjoy the rides through Mustang valley and smile with almighty Himalayas. We have option today either to choose one of the best single tracks of Mustang the Lupra valley or just follow easy jeep trails with amazing view. We will ride on skyline through temple, monasteries, prayer flags and Kali Gandaki river valley. We will be staying in Apple capital.

Distance: 30 Km aprox

Day 12: Bike ride from Marpha to Tatopani

Today is the day we are heading toward low land from thin air. Our lungs will get more air into it and you will feel different topography and geology then yesterday. We will ride through authentic Nepali foothills villages with some jeep and single trails. We’ll ride through Kaligandaki river Valley the deepest gorge of the world. We’ll end our ride today in the hot spring town called Tatopani. We will have opportunity to retreat our muscle/ body into the natural hot spring.

Distance: 42 Km approx.

Day 13: Bike ride from Tatopani to Beni (830m) then drive to Naudanda then ride to Sarangkot.
(1592m).

From Tatopani we’ll ride through Kaligandaki river bed along the dirt road we have no optional ride trails. We’ll roll through villages, temples and bushes. The ride will be final ride in Mustang region. Once we reach to Beni our van will be waiting us to transfer to Sarankot. We stay in a local guest house to superb view of the Annapurna Himalayan range.

Distance: 32 KM bike ride approx.

Day 14: Bike ride from Sarankot to Lakeside (800m)

We will have one of the best sunrise and 3 eight 8000ers views along with others peaks from Sarangkot 360 degree view point in the morning and after having breakfast we will ride down to Pokhara valley with our local trail and have a lunch in our Lakeside. After this ride we will chill out and relax afternoon.

Distance: 15Km approx.

Day 15: End of the trip.

It is sadly the end of our Round Annapurna trip but if you are keen to stay on longer we can help you arrange more adventures in Pokhara such as Paragliding, Hiking or white water rafting, and Canyoning.
Alternatively we can help you arrange further travel in Nepal. Of course if it’s time to head home we can help arrange transport options back to Kathmandu airport. It’s up to you, if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Important: Depending on your return flight to home, the transfer to Kathmandu will be based on your schedule or further programme. Our accommodation during the trip will be equivalent to 2 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, shared basis (single supplement available) and up in the Mountains accommodations will be at local guesthouses/teahouses. Food will be a balanced diet and will include local and international dishes you can choose from menu card each day in different taste. All the transfers are by a private Jeep-van (based on group size).

In the event of unexpected circumstances such as natural calamities, bad weather PMTBA reserves the
right to modify the program.

Price

Price: 1750 Euros

Price includes:

Airport Pick up
Experienced English speaking mountain bike guide
Hard tail Mountain Bike (Hydraulic Disc Brakes)
Full accommodation (14 nights) and Meals (from starting day dinner and breakfast lunch on final day)
All the taxes and permits for visiting national park and monuments, ACAP permit and TIMS.
Bike cargo from Pokhara to Jomsom
Private Jeep transportation from Beni to Pokhara
Porters to carry Luggage
Optional: Renting full suspension bike for all the trips costs an extra 300 Euros.

Price excludes:

Nepalese Visa
Flights to and From Nepal
Emergency evacuation
Alcoholic and Non alcoholic beverage
Travel, activity and medical insurance
Personal safety, MTB gears and equipments
Tipping to Guides and supporting staff
Any other items not mentioned as included

In the event of unexpected circumstances such as natural calamities, bad weather PMTBA reserves the right to modify the program.

Dates

Dates/Trip Duration:

7th March to 21st March 2016
1st April to 15th April 2016
18th April to 2nd May 2016
1st June to 15th June 2016
1st July to 15th July 2016
15th August to 20th August, 2016

4th September to 18th September, 2016

1st October to 15th October, 2016

16th October to 30th October, 2016

1st November to 15th November, 2016

1st December to 15th December, 2016

7th March to 21st March, 2017

1st April to 15th April, 2017

18th April to 2nd May, 2017

Open dates and custom itinerary are also available.