If you are looking to combine your trekking and mountain biking, then this the right tour for you. We begin the trip hiking from Besisahar ascending all the way to the Thorong-La pass via awesome challenging mountain trails and amazing sceneries. Once we reach to Muktinath after the pass then we begin an amazing downhill mountain biking all the way to Pokhara.
Thorong- La Pass (5416m) has been a dream for trekkers around the world. It is considered one of the most popular trekking routes on the planet. Since it has access by jeep trails, it became accessible to ride mountain bikes at high altitude. Our Hike and Bike Annapurna is the best combination and top choice among hike and bike lovers who do not want to push their bike over the high pass. Hiking on the Manag section along the Marshyangi River up to Muktinath via Thorong-la Pass and the rewarding mountain biking after Muktinath through the most popular Mustang region is a unique experience.
This‘2 in 1 trip’ is the best opportunity to experiment with Himalayan riding, along with a hike and cultural experience in this unique and virgin part of the world. Each and every part of the route will have jaw-dropping scenery and authentic exposure to traditional rural life in Nepal. We will hike and ride from the deepest gorge to one of the highest passes in the world! Along the way, you will see beautiful villages, monasteries, temples, rivers, waterfalls, Himalayan desert, sub-tropical and alpine forest. It is the best combination for a ‘once in a life time experience.’
Average ride distance: 20 to 35 Km in a day
Average hike distance: 10 to 15 Km in a day
Food, accommodation and internet: there will be 3 star hotels in Katmandu and Pokhara and local guest house and home stay in Mountains. It will be nice and clean room with hot water and Wi-Fi access in most of the places. You can choose the different food from the menu each and every day to try new and different tastes. We are open to book the 5 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your wish.
Best time of the year: we organize the trip all year around as every month all the year round is unique. However, spring (late March, April, May) summer (June, July Aug) and autumn (September, October, November and early December is the best).
Flexibility, safety and customer care: we are proud to be the local company that allows us to offer more flexibility in our itinerary and dedication to customer care and service. We are socially oriented company rather than only business, in our 17 years of mountain biking/hiking tour operation history there is no single recorded of severe altitude sickness and major injury/accident. Our first and foremost priority is taking good care of our clients to make sure every client are safe, sound, happy and having fun each and every day while in the trip.
Guides and crew: all our guides’ local folks who are well trained and national and international license holder as a Mountain bike and trekking guide.
Female MTB guides: we are the company training and empowering youth and girls in mountain biking and outdoor tourism. We also have ladies guides if our female guests like to come along with female guides.