Annapurna Circuit offers the best views of Mountain ranges both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The route folow a small part of the annapurna base camp trek map. 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.
|Fitness Level||: Challenging||Max-Altitude||: 5416m.|
|Duration||: 15||Group Size||:1-5|
|Best Season||: Sep-Oct-Nov, Mar-Apr-May|
Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 :Explore Kathmandu (Test Ride)
Day 3 :Drive to Besisahar by Tourist Vehicle 6hrs.
Day 4 : Ride to Tal( 1700m)37.4km.
Day 5 :Ride to Chame (2670m) 22.6km.
Day 6 :Ride to Manang(3540m) 29.7km.
Day 7 :Manang Rest for Acclimatization (explore the valley)
Day 8 :Ride to Throng Phedi (4450m) 19km.
Day 9 :Ride to Muktinath (3760m) Via Throng La (5416m) 22km.
Day 10 :Muktinath (3760m) to Tukuche(2590m) Via Lupra Valley/32km.
Day 11 :Ride to Tatopani (1190m) 42km.
Day 12 :Ride to Beni and Drive Back to Pokhara by Tourist Vehicle
Day 13 :Drive back to Kathmandu 7hrs. by Tourist Vehicle
Day 14 :Extra Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 15 :Departure
Day 16 :Departure for home.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our company representative will welcome you and drive towards the designated hotel. After a rest for a while, we will give a short briefing about our program and you will be provided with a Typical Nepali welcome Dinner in the evening.
Day 2 : Explore Kathmandu (Test Ride)
Next day, we provide sightseeing guided by an expert to visit many beautiful places listed in the UNESCO heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and many more.
Day 3 : Drive to Besisahar by Tourist Vehicle 6hrs.
Early morning we meet at hotel and load up the bikes for the 6 hour drive to Besishar. We stop along the high way to enjoy the views and take some lunch. On arrival in Besishar we take some time to explore the town and finalize our trip preparations. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 : Ride to Tal( 1700m)37.4km.
Today we ride, a little more than 1000 meters of uphill takes us along the river, it’s a beautiful section of the ride and 100% ride able along Marsyandi River. In Tal there is some nice scenery with steep sided valleys terraced with farms and small villages. Tal is situated in a deep gorge and you can see cascading waterfalls along the way. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5 : Ride to Chame (2670m) 22.6km.
A challenging climb makes this one of the longest and hardest sections along the trekking trail. The terrain is rugged but fun. There is great jungle and river scenery so takes this stage steady and enjoys the ride. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 : Ride to Manang(3540m) 29.7km.
The trail still climbs but becomes more ride able today as it widens back into a jeep track. The jungle opens up into the arid mountain region and you can get great views of the Himalaya as you ride. It’s a good idea to take it steady to allow your body to acclimatize. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 : Manang Rest for Acclimatization (explore the valley)
Take a day to acclimatize and prepare for the hard days to come. Short hikes can be taken explore the nearby area, visit lakes, rest relax and chill out in Manang, maybe you will not want to leave! From here you will be heading into the true mountain wilderness. Manang is home to the Manangi people and here you can sometimes see the ancient sports of archery and pony racing. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 : Ride to Throng Phedi (4450m) 19km.
A short and gentle climb today from Manang to Yak Kharka, take time to admire the mountain views. There are a couple of sections to carry your bike but for the most part, the trail is ride able. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9 : Ride to Muktinath (3760m) Via Throng La (5416m) 22km.
Early in the morning, you have to make the long haul carrying and pushing your bike up more than 1300 meters to Throng La, this is one of the most challenging parts of the ride that will define the true spirit and passion of any mountain biker as you battle the altitude and the cold. But you will not just be gasping from the altitude, but also gasping in awe as this section of the journey proffers excellent rewards with magnificent views from Throng La of the snow capped mountains and superb technical downhill on the other side that will have you grinning from ear to ear, or if you’re a bit nervous perhaps browning your trousers! Alas you will arrive to a warm welcome and rest at Muktinath. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 : Muktinath (3760m) to Tukuche(2590m) Via Lupra Valley/32km.
Today we traverse the hill side along a small, little used trekking trail, there is a small section of push as we reach up to Dhangladanda from where you get spectacular views of the Himalaya. What follows is an awesome section of switch back single tracks that takes you down to the river bed in Lupra Valley. Re-join the main trail and head to Jomsom for lunch. In the wind this can be a bit tough riding, but stop and enjoy the views along the way. The trail rolls into Tukuche, a lovely old village on the river side. Take some time to explore the cobbled lanes and explore the Thakali culture of the area. We stay overnight in the well furbished German Bakery. Apple Brandy is a local product and a good night cap to relax your mind and body after the days ride. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 : Ride to Tatopani (1190m) 42km.
After Breakfast, The trail starts out gentle and flat and meanders in and out of the valley sides, through pine forests and small villages. Following the river, there are good views of the snow capped peaks. Stop at the impressive waterfalls at Rupse waterfalls for lunch. After here the speed picks up as the trail drops some 1000 meters with sweeping curves and plunges, rocky sections and bumps that you will love. Arrive in Tatopani, the cobble lined village famous for its rejuvenating Hot Springs. Once in Tatopani you can enjoy a soothing bath in the Hot Springs and perhaps a local massage will not go astray, or a cold beer for that matter! Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 : Ride to Beni and Drive Back to Pokhara by Tourist Vehicle
Today we ride around 25 km. on open jeep flat-track for the most part but a few up and down hills as we leave behind the Annapurna Region. From Beni we will drive back to Pokhara. 4hrs. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 : Drive back to Kathmandu 7hrs. by Tourist Vehicle
Today we will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist vehicle through Prithvi Highway OR take a flight to reach Kathmandu 40 minute. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14 : Extra Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 15 : Departure
Our Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan international any say bye and hoping to meet you next time in Nepal.
Day 16 : Departure for home.
Airport Pick up by Tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary
3 meals a day with hot drinks during Biking trip
All accommodation at Guest House during trip
Professional English speaking Mountain Bike Guide
All needed land Transport by tourist Vehicle
All permits and entry fees
Porters for carrying your bags
Food in Kathmandu accept breakfast
Cold Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses
Sleeping Bags, Personal gears
Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Temple/monastery entrance fees
Donation and Tip for Nepali Staff
If any Damage and loss, rider will be responsible for the Bikes