Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking

Annapurna Circuit offers the best views of Mountain ranges both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Our bike route follows the two major river valleys (the Kali Gandaki and the Marsyangdi) and popular trekking trials through Manang and Jomsom. Starting from Besi Sahar in the fertile middle hills, the route passes through Hindu Villages. An outstanding variety in the cultures and landscape can be seen along the route. Through a series of formidable gorges the trial takes to the upper Annapurna regions where the houses have Tibetan-style flat roofs and the Manangi men and women wear the Tibetan chuba. Here almost everything is Tibetan except the spoken language.
The trial takes over Thorong la pass (5416m), passes through 'Muktinath', a popular pilgrimage site with 108 water spouts, for both Hindu and Buddhist. The route continues through a major market, 'Jomsom'. Since the early 1970s this modern town has been the capital of Mustang district. The increase in the frequency of flight into Jomsom has brought more tourists to this area.
The Annapurna circuit tour is completed after entering into the Pokhara District. Ride through a busy city, Beni and enter into a beautiful touristy city, Pokhara. We spend a day in Pokhara to explore its beautiful landscapes.

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Day 01. Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel 
Day 02. Sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. 

Day 03. We take a bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar (177 km, 5-6 hrs) taking lunch on the way and then staying overnight in a hotel at Besisahar.

Day 04. Besisahar - Jagat (30km, 650m altitude gain to 1700m, ). 

We then bike through extensive rice terraces with views of Himal Chuli, Buddha Himal and Manaslu, the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8156m.

Day 05. Jagat - Chame (27 km, 2670, about 85% ride-able).

First we start our ride to Tal with the little step up than crossing the suspention Bridge to Dharapani . From Dharapani we will catch the easy road, beyond which the trail heads through a fine area of jungle to Chame. Annapurna II is visible from here. Chame is a district headquarters of the Manang district and has offices, shops, and lodges.

Day 06. Chame - Manang village (32 km, 3450m, 95% ride-able). 

The biking is easier today, following a trail beside the Marsyangdi River which goes through pine forest with views of the Annapurna Himal. We still need to push the bikes as we approach the Wave Rock, a huge rock weathered to look like a wave. Beyond it the going is easier along a lovely trail through pine forests. Than we will reach to Pisang Village after that we will continue to Manang Vilage through the Humde Airport. A mostly flat trail, with more fine views of the Annapurna range and Pisang Peak.

Day 07. Manang Rest for Acclimatization, 
enjoying the village and perhaps visitng an old Monastery. 
Day 08. Manang - Thorong Phedi (18km, 910hm, 4450m, 70% ride-able). 

The trail goes steeply up to Tanky, but is then more ride-able, though it still rises continuously.

Day 09. Thorong Phedi - Muktinath (21km, 966hm, 3800m, 60% ride-able).

This is the hard day, with a long uphill climb to a high altitude Thorong la 5416m. We start early because there is usually a strong wind blowing across the pass after 11am. Mostly we have to push the bikes to reach the pass, but then there is an amazing downhill ride to Muktinath, where there is a very important Hindu temple with 108 fountains. Thousands of pilgrims come here at festival time.

Day 10. Muktinath - Kalopani (49km, 2530m, 100% ride-able). 

Today the entire ride is downhill and it is also not very technical, so it is a very pleasant day, and one with superb views of Dhaulagiri, at 8167m the seventh highest mountain in the world. The area we ride through is also very beautiful, and there are typical Nepalese villages - Jarkot and Kagbeni.The day's trail finishes by following the Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang District and has hotels, shops and offices as well as an airport. we follow the Kali Gandaki river through the villages of Thakali, Marpha, Tukuche and Larjung. The next section is easy riding, following a jeep track to Kalopani, a beautiful village set below the Dhaulagiri Himal. From the village there is a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, the Nilgiri peaks and Annapurna I.

Day 11. Kalopani - Tatopani, (23km, 1190m,100% ride-able). 

Downhill at first, then ride through pine forest to reach Ghasa where there are several lodges. From here the road goes down to the Rupse waterfall, one of the biggest on the route, where we will have some drinks at a restaurant with a fine view of the falls. Beyond, the trail is much easier, going through Dana village and crossing rice paddies to reach Tatopani, a small town on the north bank of Kali Gandaki River. This is a great place to stay as there are hot springs and cold beer.

Day 12. Tatopani - Beni -Pokhara (24km, 830m, 100% ride-able).

The Road follows the Kali Gandaki River with an excellent greeh views and fields. Beni is the headquarters of Parbat District and has many shops and hotels. From here we take a bus for the 78km to Pokhara.
Day 13. A free day top explore fascinating Pokhara. We could even explore it by bike.
Day 14. We take the bus for the 200km drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 15. Free day for shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 16. Departure for home.

Cost will be provided on Request 

Cost Include: Airport Pick up drop and wel come diner. Sightseeing in kathmandu with Guide. Accommodation all needed. Mountain Bike and Helmet (Chargable), Transportation all needed, Bike Permit, Annapurna conservations fee, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner During the Trip. Bike Guide and Repairs Tools, Flight/Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Cost Not Include: Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Cold and Alcoholic drinks. Necessary equipments for bike and cold. Sleeping bag and Bike Glasses. Shoe for both hike and bike. Gloves for both bike and cold. Service other then mentioned. Emergency Rescue evacuation. Tips and Donations.      More Details

Note: If any Damage and loss, rider will be responsible for the Bikes