15 Days 14 Nights
Conquer the Annapurna Circuit on two-wheel: A Thrilling High Altitude Mountain Biking Adventure!
And Get Ready for a Rollercoaster of Thrills:
Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as you tackle the ultimate mountain biking destination - the Annapurna Circuit! Indulge in the thrill of high altitude mountain biking and explore the majestic peaks of the Annapurna massif, ranging from 6,000 to a staggering 8,000+ meters. With each pedal stroke, discover a breathtaking journey through lush subtropical jungles, scaling towering cliffs, and marveling at the cascading waterfalls. Visit quaint mountain villages and soak in their rich cultural heritage with temples, monasteries, Mani walls, prayer wheels and picturesque apple orchards. Regain your energy at the natural hot springs and indulge yourself in the beauty of the diverse flora and fauna. This mountain biking adventure will leave you amazed and force you to look for more. Explore Annapurna on two wheels and embark on a journey through diverse landscapes - a cultural and natural exploration like no other.
Start planning your trip!
Embark on a spiritual journey to the land of majestic 8000+ meter Peaks and the Cradle of Lord Buddha. Your adventure begins with a warm welcome from our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport, who will escort you to your oasis in Thamel. Take a Stroll through the vibrant streets of Thamel in the afternoon. And later in the evening you will be briefed on your upcoming adventures!
Today, you will take off on a life-changing journey through the breathtaking mid-hills of Nepal to reach the serene oasis of Pokhara. As you travel, you will be awestruck by the shimmering Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers. You will have the chance to fully immerse yourself in the rich culture of vibrant villages and cherish every moment of your 6-8 hour scenic drive. Upon arrival in Pokhara in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of Lakeside and get ready for your exciting bike adventure the following day.
Today marks an exciting day as you get to experience a scintillating preview of your upcoming journey. Your expert guide eagerly awaits to assess your skills and understand your riding style through an exhilarating ride around the breathtakingly gorgeous Pokhara valley and the tranquil Phewa Lake. Beside that, it's the perfect opportunity for you to give your bike a thorough check-up and relish a warm-up ride before embarking on your adventure.
Today brings a thrilling challenge for you as you embark on a mountain road drive from Pokhara to Besisahar, taking roughly 4 hours to reach the start point of your mountain biking journey. Your ride through the picturesque Annapurna region of Nepal, which is surrounded by lush forests and towering peaks, promises to be both challenging and rewarding. You'll experience a true culture and lifestyle of the locals, admire stunning waterfalls, possibly encounter wildlife, and cross the first tunnel in Nepal. The journey concludes with an overnight stop at Syange, where you'll be mesmerized by the beauty of a cascading waterfall and the harmonious sound of the Marshyangdi River.
Distance: 25 Km
Time: 4-5 hours
Kick off on another thrilling challenge as you take on the mountain biking journey from Syange to Dharapani. Your route begins in the charming village of Syange and meanders along the picturesque Marsyangdi River, offering breathtaking views of lush forests, traditional villages, and stunning landscapes. The trail gradually gains elevation, becoming steeper and narrower as you approach Dharapani, a quaint village located at the confluence of the Marsyangdi and Dudh Khola rivers. This mountain biking adventure presents an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the remote villages, diverse cultures, and the stunning natural beauty of the Annapurna region.
Distance: 18 Km
Time: 5 hours Approx.
After a nourishing breakfast, start on an exhilarating biking through the Marshyangi River Valley. You'll traverse through a variety of landscapes including apple orchards, villages and terraces, mule tracks and jeep trails, leading you into the serene pine forest. The trail becomes steep after Danakyu and continues till Timang, but eventually levels out, bringing you to the headquarters of the Manang District. Your destination, Chame, awaits with a stunning reward for your hard-earned efforts: breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. You'll also have the convenience of staying connected with loved ones through internet access at your cozy local guest house.
Distance: 18 Km
Time: 4-5 hours
Set yourself on a breathtaking journey through the Himalayas as you leave Chame behind and venture into the serene pine forest trails. Surrounded by stunning vistas at every turn, the uphill challenge will be worth it as you reach the picturesque village of Dhikur Pokhari. After this point, the trail becomes smoother, that allows you to fully immerse in the breathtaking views that only get more magnificent as you continue to ascend. Your senses will be filled with the sweet and aromatic fragrance of the Himalayan pine forest, creating an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.
Distance: 17 Km Approx.
Time: 4-5 hours
Today, embark on a thrilling mountain bike journey from Pisang to Manang via Ghyaru. The path will lead you through dense pine forests and a steep uphill climb to the stunning village of Ghyaru, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. As you pedal along the way, you may have the chance to spot the elusive Blue sheep. Recharge with a delicious lunch in Nawal before continuing the descent into the lush Humde valley. Finally, arrive at Manang, where you'll spend the night in a comfortable tea house, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Himalayas.
Distance: 22 Km
Time: 6-7 hours
Today, we'll ease into the altitude with a leisurely pace to acclimate. Though it's a day of rest, we'll enjoy a brief hike to a height of 4000 meters, getting us ready for the greater altitudes ahead. Additionally, we'll embark on a brief excursion in the surrounding area. We'll also have time to take in the breathtaking views of the Gangapurna Glacier Lake, Monastery, and Chorten as we explore the enchanting Manang.
Today, you'll embark on a breathtaking adventure on the true Himalayan trails, leaving behind the lush forests and low elevations. As you gear up for thinner air and challenging terrains, it's important to pace yourself and savor the breathtaking beauty of the mountains. This is your chance to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas and adjust to the altitude gradually. Your mountain biking journey will take you through grazing yaks and other wildlife, leading you to Yak Kharka where you will stay the night in a local tea house. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
Distance: 10 Km approx.
Time: 4-5 hours
Today, we will begin on a thrilling mountain biking adventure, where we will encounter a range of obstacles and awe-inspiring sights. With a shorter distance, the blue sheep, vultures, and other wildlife will be in abundance. The single tracks and rocky terrain will present a challenge, but the views along the way will be worth it. We will cruise alongside the river, traverse a quaint bridge, and tackle the steep ascent to Thorong-la Phedi, the starting point for the ascent to Thorong-la Pass. Throughout the journey, we may encounter horses and donkeys carrying supplies, adding to the authentic Himalayan experience.
Distance: 7 Km approx
Time: 3-4 hours
You will set up on an Epic Adventure with Us Today! Rise and shine at 4am for a challenging, yet exhilarating mountain biking experience. We have to get ready to tackle the strenuous trail and conquer the heights as we push and carry our bikes to the summit of Thorong-La Pass. Every step is worth savoring as you reach new heights in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Rejoice in the breathtaking panoramic views from the summit and bask in the glory of reaching such an incredible milestone. Recharge and refresh as you ride down to the charming village of Muktinath, the heavenly place for salvation through 108 water spouts and eternal flame. Get ready for an unforgettable mountain biking journey with us!
Distance: 19 Km
Time: 7-8 hours
Embark on an unforgettable mountain biking journey from Muktinath to Kalopani and be awestruck by the stunning views of the Himalayas. You will start your journey in the spiritual town of Muktinath, renowned for its temples and monasteries. The climb to Lupra Pass will test your skills with its steep inclines, loose gravel, and rocky paths, but it will all be worth it as you reach the top. The downhill descent presents a perfect combination of technical and flowy single trail, making it ideal for experienced riders. Soak in the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges as you reach Kalopani, and bask in the thrill of an adventure through the heart of the Himalayas.
Distance 48 Km
Time: 5-6 Hours
Today, we commence on a thrilling mountain biking journey from Kalopani to Galeshwor through the captivating Himalayan foothills. After fueling up with a nutritious breakfast, we'll embark on a thrilling downhill ride through the heart of the world's deepest George, surrounded by the towering Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri mountains. The off-road trails will test our skills, leading us through the breathtaking Kaligandaki River valley, dotted with picturesque villages and stunning landscapes. At the end of the day, we'll pack up our bikes and drive back to Pokhara, bidding a bittersweet farewell to this unforgettable adventure.
Distance: 40 Km
Time: 5 Hours Approx.
Today marks the end of an unforgettable journey with us in Pokhara! As you prepare to return to your hometown, we hope that your time with us has been full of memories to cherish for a lifetime. Whether you choose to embark on the scenic drive back to Kathmandu or take to the skies, we have got you covered with our package that you have chosen.
Mountain biking in Annapurna circuit can be done all year round excluding Dec-Feb. But the best seasons to set on are Mar-May and Sep-Nov.
Annapurna Circuit mountain biking combines both rugged jeep trails, flowy and techy single tracks
Mountain biking in Annapurna Circuit is technically hard and physically strenuous.
Children below 18 need their parent's agreement, while above 18 there is no age restrictions at all. However, one has to be in decent fitness level to do the tour.
Mountain biking in Annapurna Circuit requires a high-quality mountain bike, protective gears such as helmet, gloves, knee and elbow pads, comfortable and durable clothing, a camel bag or water bottle, spare tubes, a pump and a multi-tool. It is also ideal to bring a first aid kit, a map or GPS device, and a camera to click pictures of the majestic Himalayas. Make sure all the equipment are in good working condition.
There are no mountain bike rentals in Manang side, whereas after the pass you can find few bike rentals in Muktinath. But make sure the bikes are with better components and in proper working condition.
There are no guided tour operators available in this region. However, you can visit mountain bike tour operators either in Pokhara or Kathmandu. They can organize a once-in-a-lifetime trip for you.
There are a variety of accommodations on the Annapurna Circuit, ranging from basic tea houses to more luxurious lodges. Tea houses offer basic lodging with shared bathrooms, whereas lodges provide private rooms with attached bathrooms and the facilities such as hot showers and Wi-Fi. Most accommodations offer meals in their own restaurant. During peak seasons it's wise idea to pre-book the accommodations to ensure the availability. Syange, Chame, Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, and Muktinath are popular trailside accommodations.
Mountain biking in Annapurna Circuit can vary depending on the trail choice and personal interests. The tour can be conquered within 10-15 days, however, some mountain bikers may choose to lengthen or shorten the trip based on their physical fitness and available time frame. It is highly recommended to consider potential weather delays or unpredictable situations that can cause the trip to further extend.
Mountain biking in Annapurna circuit is a thrilling adventure, however, it is really important to consider safety measures for a safe and enjoyable trip. Consider wearing proper protective gears, follow the well-defined biking trails, keep a safe distance between other bikers and hikers, carry sufficient water and energy bars and study the weather forecast and trail conditions. Be aware of altitude sickness, take rests and find medical assistance immediately, incase you experience any altitude symptoms. It is a wise idea to hire a local guide or take the service from a local tour operator for safety and support.
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