The Majestic Annapurna Circuit has been considered one of the best high altitude mountain biking destinations for mountain biker from all over the world. In recent years, the construction of jeep track accessing the majority of the Annapurna Circuit has brought many changes to the region affecting trekkers and good access to mountain bikers. Most significantly for us, as avid mountain bikers and MTB tour operator, we have gained access to high altitude biking trails that cannot be matched anywhere else on the earth. This stunning bike trip takes us to some of the most beautiful places in the world and it is not hard to see why it has become a mountain bike riders dream Circling the spectacular Annapurna massif of numerous 6000-8000m peaks, the biking trails pass through two geographically and culturally distinct river valleys, which are separated by the Annapurna range. This mountain biking heaven will offers high Himalayan trails, dessert, and pine forest and foothills trails of Nepal. We’ll ride through subtropical jungle, encountering towering cliffs, waterfalls and pristine mountain villages along with temples and monasteries. This unique route also includes a Mani wall and prayer wheels, apple orchards, natural hot springs, and a variety of flora and fauna along the way through various terrain and landscapes. We promise an awe-inspiring experience on this mountain bike journey.
Average ride distance: 25 to 35 Km in a day
Flexibility, safety and customer care: we are proud to be the local company that allows us freedom to offer more flexibility in our itinerary and dedicated to our customer care and service. In our 17 years of mountain biking tour operator history there is no single recorded history of severe altitude sickness and major injury/accident. Our priority is taking good care of our clients to make sure every client are safe, sound and having fun each day while in the trip.
Fitness and skills level: good level of cardio fitness, endurance stamina in physical and rocky, sandy, switchbacks and single track riding skills in technical sections and also bike pushing /carrying skills may required.
IS this trip right for me? People who are physically, mentally fit and who does mountain biking/hiking regularly average rides at least once in a week at home. Who are daring to go through high altitude ride and high passes!
Length of the trip: our standard trip is designed for intermediate riders that are why it’s longer than any other companies’ itinerary. Also our standard itinerary is altitude friendly, we believe whatever takes longer is better! We recommend riding slowly in Mountain. However we also can organize the Round Annapurna circuit trip in shorter version for 10 to 12 days to those who have short holiday and higher level of fitness in Physical and technical. If you would like to create shorter trip please contact us.
Food, accommodation and internet: there will be 3 star hotels in Katmandu and Pokhara and local tea houses 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 each and every day. We are open to book the 5 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your wish and budget.
Guides and crew: all our guides are full time employee passionate riders; dedicated to the job have intense local knowledge of the region and all our guides have been holding national and international license in their respective discipline as a Mountain bike guide and trekking guide.
Female MTB guides: we are the company training and empowering youth and girls into mountain biking and outdoor tourism. We also have ladies guides if our female riders like to have female guides come along.
Optional trip: there are plenty of trails to take you on your biking holiday. We can combine Annapurna and Upper Mustang trip to those who like to have longer holidays in Himalayas for 3 weeks. Also the anti-clockwise Hiking and Mountain biking Round the Annapurna circuit.
Is this trip for a road biker? Yes! We have been organizing this trip even for road bikers as well. Our previous cyclist from road cycling background well handled the trip and learned the skills of mountain biking in this holiday.