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Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Opportunity to gain a lifetime experience of mountain biking over the popular ‘Annapurna Circuit’
  • Magnificent views of mountains within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges.
  • Ride along Kali Gandaki Valley – world’s deepest Gorge.
  • Cross Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters for magnificent views of breathtaking valley and stunning mountains.

Trip Introduction;
Annapurna Circuit is well known for being one of the best and complete treks in the world. For more than 30 years the Annapurna region has been one of Nepal’s premier trekking destinations. Recent construction of two roads: one to Manang from Besisahar and other to Muktinath and Lo Manthang from Beni has somehow contributed to produce other fresh perspectives, adventure related activities such as Mountain Biking Trips. We are implying about Mountain Biking in the harsh trails that goes along the world’s deepest gorge – Kali Gandaki Valley in between the two 8000 meters – Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Dhaulagiri.

The adventurous mountain biking in higher altitudes can be very tiring. Hence, riding slow as we head towards the crossing of challenging Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters with almost four hours of carrying and pushing of the ride to the top of the pass surely offers immense challenges for mountain bikers. Above all, from the top of the pass our ride is mostly downhill which is considered as the best ‘mountain-bike-fix’ giving the maximum level of biking adventure. Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions truly offers a lifetime experience for keen mountain bikers while riding along the high traverses into the snow covered mountains, crossing the challenging Throng La Pass at 5416 meters and ride with great views of mountains within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges.

Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts at Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, we will spend a full day cycling around some of the best trails in Kathmandu exploring and experiencing the daily lives of people living within Kathmandu valley. From Kathmandu, we will take a drive towards Besisahar – the starting point of our biking trip. We will ride over the rough jeep track for few kilometers to arrive at Jagat. From Jagat, we will ride over the jeep track for few kilometers and then its mostly pushing and carrying of the bike over steep rocky trail before descending to the village of Tal. From there we will make a challenging climb through dense forest with fascinating scenery towards Chame. From Chame our trail widens back into jeep track as we ride with great views of Himalayas and head towards Manang.

Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical illness. At Manang we will take a day’s rest for acclimatization and exploration around Manang. Peddling in higher altitudes can be very tiring, so we will ride slow with magnificent views of surrounding mountains. We make a steep climb to reach the top of Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters. After about four hours of carrying and pushing, we head to the top of the pass. From the top of the pass, we descend vigorously towards Muktinath and then to the medieval village of Kagbeni. From Kagbeni we continue to ride downhill leaving the high altitudes and enter into the tropical lowlands while riding through Jomsom and Marpha to finally arrive at Beni. Our adventurous and thrill-filled Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a drive from Beni to Pokhara and another drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.

Additional Information; 
Related Package; Upper Mustang Biking Trip, we also offer numerous numbers of other related package trips for Annapurna Region of Nepal such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Thorong La Pass, Tilicho Lake Trek, Semi Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna sunshine trek & many others….. Feel free to contact us to tailor-made and customize the trip as per your preference, length of stay and purpose of visit.

Find our day to day Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have rest at Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition Team, we also organize a formal program; meet with our guide with full extent of information and discussion regarding our Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Cycling tour at Kathmandu Valley
Today, we make a cycling tour around Kathmandu valley which directly beneficial for warm up as well as sightseeing and exploration around the valley. There are several mountain biking trails beyond the valley for short day trips that offers to explore Nepalese culture, ancient temples, monuments, heritage sites and traditions.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar [760m/2492ft] [5-6 hrs Drive]
After breakfast, we drive to west, following Kathmandu –  Pokhara busy highway, en-route we pass through scenic hilly zigzag roads. Once we reach at small town of Dumre, the road of Pokhara and Dumre splits out. Then we follow the road towards Marsyangdi River valley Besi Sahar. Besisahar is a headquarter of Lamjung District which is exact starting point of Annapurna Circuit.
Accommodation: Guest House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Ride from Besi Sahar to Chamje [1410m/4420ft] [32 Kilometer/3-4 hrs Cycling]
Today, we start our biking trip, following the jeep road above from the river. This is comparatively easy and scenic ride through lush sub- tropical valley of Marsyangdi River, passing through the charming villages of Syange, Bhulbhule and Ngadi. Once, we reach at the Gurung village of Kundi we can have great views of Mt. Himalchuli. We finally climb towards our overnight at Chamje. Chamje is a tiny village surrounded with paddy fields.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Ride from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft] [12 Kilometer/2-3 hrs Cycling]
We leave Chamje, biking through the road that dramatically cut into cliffs. Biking through lush terraces gradually leads us to explore amazing waterfalls, scenic viewpoints, passing several villages before reaching at the village of Tal. Once we reach at the scenic viewpoint just above from Tal offers splendid view of mountains. Along the route, we explore several Tibetan monasteries, chhortens, prayer flags and Mani walls all the way to reach Dharapani. Dharapani is close to end point of Manaslu Circuit Trekking from where there we can meet with those trekkers back from Manaslu Circuit. Clear visibility of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna II and other ranges can be seen from Dharapani.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Ride from Dharapani to Chame [2710m/8891ft] [19 Kilometer/ 4-5 hrs Cycling]
After breakfast, we start biking through steep sections and windy places that offers amazing waterfalls and passing through several villages with splendid surrounding views of Mountains. Along the route we meet numerous numbers of welcoming tea shops and houses where we stop for tea/coffees and local juices. Then, the trail gently offers us to ride through pine filled forests before reaching the village of Chame. Chame is a administrative center of Manang District, accessible of Internet, bank, gift shops and other facilities. Enjoy the view of Annapurna Massif from Chame.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Ride from Chame to Manang [3551m/11647ft] [30 Kilometer/ 5-6 hrs Cycling]
Leaving Chame, we head towards more open and wide valley with great views of Annapurna Range. Today we ride through less rocky ascends; pass beautiful forest through few steep sections.  After crossing the Marsyangdi River a couple of time before reaching at high plateau, close-up views of Himalayas pours extra pleasure. We ride through juniper and scrubby pine filled beautiful forests before reaching the delightful village of Bharatang. After there, we follow amazing rock steep descends takes us to reach Pisang village. Again we lead, crossing flat terraces, fluttering prayer flags, beautiful Nyesyang villae, explore ancient monasteries before reaching at one of the biggest settlement of Manang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Rest/Acclimatization day at Manang.
It is very important to have spare day to be acclimatized before heading towards higher altitudes, adjust with altitudes to avoid possibility of altitude sickness. We make memorable excursion day at Manang with several activities. Large village Manang is influenced with Tibetan culture and lifestyle where we can get opportunity to experience their cultural lifestyles and traditions. We either can make visit of Braga monastery or hike towards above from Manang (direction to Tilicho Lake).  Ascend for a couple of hours to be acclimatized with altitudes offers stunning views of Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak and many other stunning peaks.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Ride from Manang to Ledar [4167m/13667ft] [12 Kilometer/ 3-3.5 hrs Cycling]
Leaving Manang, we head towards Ledar, following narrow and rocky routes for a while before reaching at Gunsang Hill at 3900 meters. After spending a quality time at the top of hill, having splendid scenery of mountains including Chulu Peaks (East, West and Far East) – we follow fast following descends towards our lunch stop at Churi Letdar. After having lunch, we steeply climb slowly towards our final destination of the day at Letdar. After accomplish a day with adventure riding followed by often pushing the bike, trail finally takes us to reach Ledar for overnight.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Ride from Ledar to Thorong Phedi [4600m/15092ft] Then ascend Thorong High Camp [6 Kilometer/ 3 hours Cycling]
After breakfast, we leave Ledar heading towards Thorong Phedi. First 2/3 kilometers, it is not possible to ride so we start our day by pushing. After we descend down to the river, we make strong but adventurous ascend through on the other side of valley. We follow rough narrow trails to reach at Thorong Phedi. Nevertheless, splendid scenery of mountains accompanies our efforts. We take a lunch at Thorong Phedi, have a long rest then further ascend towards High Camp. As we pass through rocky paths, a zig-zag trail pushes us to reach High camp for overnight.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Ride from Thorong High Camp to [3800/12467ft] via Thorong La Pass [5416m/17764ft] [15 Kilometer/ 5-6 hours Cycling]
This is a very important day of our entire Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip since we have to reach at the top of Thorong La Pass 5416 meter. After breakfast, we start our day early in the morning through gradual ascends with beautiful scenery of mountains. Once we reach to the top, with hardest struggle of riding and pushing, offer amazing view of Himalayas. After crossing the pass, we start descend towards the holy temple Muktinath. Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site for especially for Hindu deities.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Explore Muktinath and Ride to Marpha [2760m/9053ft] [27 Kilometer/ 4-5 hours Cycling]
After having an excursion around the shrines of Muktinath Temple, we start descend towards world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. We follow the jeep road towards Jomsom, facing some technical sections, passing beautiful hills and numerous numbers of villages. Along the route, we enter into the Lower Mustang trekking trail and also coupled with the trail of Upper Mustang. Once we reach at Jomsom continue southwards following broad bed of the Kali Gandaki River to reach Marpha Village. Marpha is a Tibetan refugee settlement surrounded with beautiful apple garden where we can taste local apple whiskey.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Ride from Marpha to Tatopani [1190m/3903ft] [48 Kilometer/5-6 hours Cycling]
Today we leave Marpha riding through rugged section of jeep trail towards Ghasa and then to Tatopani. Today’s trip is pleasant, scenic and easier than previous hard trails. We continue passing through world’s deepest Kali Kagdaki gorge, heading southwards following dirt descending roads. En-route we cross several village settlements and beautiful forests gives bikers chill feels before reaching at the last settlement of Mustang district Ghasa. After reaching Ghasa, we continue towards Tatopani through tropical climates. Tatopani is famous for its hot springs; one can enjoy bathing with natural hot water.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Ride from Tatopani to Beni [830m/2722ft][35 km] & Drive to Pokhara.
Last day of Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip, most of the trail descends beside the Kali Gandaki River, passing through several villages until we reach at Beni. Along the route we can have view of Mt. Nilgiri South as well as green vegetations. We take a drive from Beni, following Pokhara Baglung highway that takes us to reach at Pokhara. Evening free for personal activities, visit around the city or boating at Fewa Lake.

Day 15: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu
It takes approximately four to five hours drive to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We drive along Prithivi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads through the banks of Trishuli River.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 16: Leisure day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 17: Transfer to International Airport for departure
Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 17 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu and 1 night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including tour guide and entry fees
  • Required land transportation by Private Vehicle – as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] during biking trip
  • Tea House Accommodation biking tour
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit), TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and required permits
  • Highly experienced Mountain Biking Guide
  • Required Number of Porters to carry
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
  • General First aid Kids
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All tax, vats and necessary paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal Travel Insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expanses
  • Mountain bikes and its expanses like maintenance, repairing.
  • TIPs for staffs

Important Info

Skills and Fitness Requires for Mountain Biking Adventure:
Mountain Biking is a best way to explore mountains through adventure riding. Adventure motivated and an experienced biker can easily choose the trip. Bikers should have ability to tackle the ride at least 6-7 hours per day in rough ascends/descends, muddy, dry, loose, bedrock and steeper sections of mountain trails, sometimes while in gradual ascends – have to push the ride. Before planning to have any mountain biking adventure, it is a great idea to do physical fitness activities with daily warm ups, physical workouts, join physical fitness clubs and so on as per your choice. While in mountain biking adventure trip with us, there might arise high altitude sickness since this trip contains comparatively higher altitudes than any other biking trips in around the world. To avoid from such sickness we will provide basic fundamental training which you will have to follow from our biking expert guide.

Equipment Lists required for biking trip in mountain regions:
During the mountain biking adventure trip, the essential equipment plays vital role. The equipment lists are;

  • Biking glasses
  • Bike gloves
  • Knee pads
  • Biking shoes
  • Helmet
  • Water – proof Jacket and Trousers
  • Padded Biking Shorts
  • Biking Socks
  • Camel Bag for drinking water
  • All windproof warm cloths required for cold weather
  • Long Sleeved Layers
  • Short-sleeved and long-sleeved cycling tops
  • Down sleeping bag
  • Flip – flops
  • Hat and gloves to keep warm during evenings

Best Season for Mountain Biking Adventure:
Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are considered as a best mountain biking adventure in Nepal. Similarly, the best seasons for mountain biking in Tibet are May, September and October. During those days, the weather would be more clear, sunny and warm in mountain trails. Mountain Biking adventure seeking clients can easily do this trips throughout the year by avoiding monsoon three months (June, July & August).

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Reviews

" MTB " Annapurna Circuit with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ###

We just finished Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Everything from prior and after the trip was very well handled by the NGT team. We enjoyed every moment of the trip. Many thanks to Nepal Guide Treks for the great arrangement of the trip with best tea houses and excellent food.

If there was any problem with our bikes, our friendly workshop guys with solve the problems in no time. Of course !! carrying and pushing the up hills were a bit tiring , BUT riding downhill was one of the best experiences of our lifetime. We look forward to do more biking trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition in future.

We recommend this company to anyone seeking for ultimate adventure activities in Nepal.

Thanks once again to the whole NGT team!! We look forward to seeing you again !!

Greetings,

Emil, Max and Filip  – SWEDEN    

Annapurna Circuit Biking Trip - ' Amazing Mountain Biking Experience '

We want to thank Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions for arranging such a great mountain biking adventure trip around Annapurna Circuit. We had good quality full suspension bikes and the trails were just amazing. Our biking trail was a mixture of crazy sandy switchbacks, stone steps, jeep roads sections and single track trails through medieval villages !!! We recommend this company for memorable trips in the Himalayan country of Nepal. For all the support by the team of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, we are very thankful and grateful for such a wonderful mountain biking experience around Annapurna Circuit.

Cheers,

James, Edward, Kate and Louis – United Kingdom

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