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Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days

  • Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days
  • Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days
  • Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days
  • Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days
  • Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days
  • Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days
  • Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days
  • Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour – 15 Days
Kagbeni, Nepal
  • Trip Highlights

    • Excellent and amazing ride to an unbeaten path of the Annapurna Circuit trail
    • Explore natural beauty of forest, river and flora and fauna
    • Immerse in the rich culture of Nepal and Tibetan ethnic groups
    • Magnificent mountain views of Annapurna
    • Abundant wildlife like Mountain Goat, Blue Sheep
    • Cross Thorangla (5,416m) is the highest point & challenging pass
    • Traverse to the south face of Annapurna

    Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular and best treks and also one of the best high-altitude mountain biking destination for riders all around the world. You will follow the trekking and biking trail on your bicycle savouring some of the spectacular views of the beautiful mountains and nature. This is one of the most amazing rides and an adventure you can have once in your lifetime. One cannot only be amazed but fall in love with the surroundings, people and culture. You ride through the rich variety and vistas from the rolling hills of Marsyandi to the Himalayan interior from lush green pine forests through the change of scenery at the limits of Thorung La (5416m) and the area of the remains of Muktinath – Kagbeni and Jomsom is extremely interesting. There are many hotels and teahouse along the course of making your biking trip comfortable.

    The hills are dotted by numerous villages, which are linked by footpath. You use these networks of footpath made by local people to visit several destinations. The people in the villages are friendly and hospitable. This is the nature of our people and smiling faces and amicability is what you will find in the villages. Depending upon the season you come across local people in their distinctive ethnic dress and cultural festivals. On this major trade route of the Annapurna area, you are likely to meet traders from Tibet with a caravan of mules, porters carrying construction materials and soldiers at a certain junction along the route.

    If you want to avoid tourism on the Annapurna Circuit you can rather make a Manalsu round trip

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (BB)

    On arrival you will meet our office representative at Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to your designated hotel in Thamel, a touristy city offering numerous bars, shops and restaurants and an instant taste of Nepali life. In the evening over dinner, there will be a tour briefing.

    Day 02: Kathmandu – Nagarkot (2200 m) - Distance - 38 km

    After early morning breakfast in Kathmandu, we ride towards the east to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an ancient city, full of Newari culture. There are many temples and squares here that we will have time to explore. From here we head northeast to Nagarkot on an excellent and quiet tarmac road. We gradually climb 20km to Nagarkot, on the valley rim, passing steeply terraced farmland and houses that seem to be clinging to the hillside. When we reach the summit we will be able to see the Himalayan mountain range and on a good day, mount Everest too. We stay in a guesthouse on the ridge.

    Day 03: Nagarkot (2200 m) – Kathmandu - Distance(Approx 38km (B,L)

    The day starts with an exciting descent on Jeep tracks. We pass through many rustic villages, the Himalayas in the right on a clear day. We reach the beautiful ancient village of Shanku. From here we are on tarmac road towards Boudhanath Stupa, here we will have lunch and then ride back to Kathmandu or ride towards (Budhanilkantha) Sleeping Vishnu temple and then to Thamel.

    Day 04: Drive to Besi Sahar and ride to Syange - Drive 70% Rideable: 30%

    You will leave your hotel early in the morning by 7:30 AM. and your drive is about 6 hrs Upon arrival at Besi Sahar, to Kudhi bazaar, lunch will be served. After lunch, you will ride around 16 km up and down the valley to reach Syange.(2 hrs ride) Overnight at Syange.

    Day 05: Syange to Taal - Rideable: 70% Altitude: 760m—1700m Distance: 37km (B,L,D)
    Approx 2km of sealed road starts the race along Besi Sahar Main Street. The trail soon turns to a rough jeep track and follows the course of the Marshyangdi River along the left side of the valley. After approx 25 km the jeep track runs out and from then its 11km of mainly pushing and carry up steep rocky climbs with a final 1km descent into the flat valley surrounding Taal.

    Day 06: Taal to Chame Rideable: 33% Altitude: 1700m—2570m Distance: 21km (B,L,D)

    Leaving Taal, there is a Mani wall (dry stone wall inlaid with Buddhist prayer slates) in the middle of the path. These should always be passed on the left. After going by fields of maize, barley and potatoes, the valley becomes narrow again. From Taal to Danaqu it will involve a large % of push/carry with a very steep hard climb out of Danaqu. From here though it becomes more rideable with closer views of snowcapped peaks and a wide flowing trail to the finish. After a hard day’s work to reach Chame, competitors can relax by the hot springs on the other side of the Marshyangdi Khola, enjoy the fares at the bakery, or even email home from the internet cafe.

    Day 07: Chame to Manang Rideable: 75% Altitude: 2570m—3540m Distance: 33km (B,L,D)

    The route today takes competitors through a dense forest in a steep, narrow valley and crosses a river via two bridges, one at 2910m and then another at 3030m. The trail continues along the river to Pisang, where the altitude is enough to bring on the first symptoms of altitude sickness or AMS. From Pisang, the route follows a wide valley that opens up ahead of us. Competitors will pass through Humde (the highest commercial airport in the world) and Braga with its Gompa and roots in Tibetan religion. A cliff face obscures Manang until were practically upon it and a final steep climb brings us to its prayer wheel lined streets and stunning scenery.

    Day 08: Rest day in Manang. (B,L,D)

    It is necessary to spend a resting day in Manang for acclimatization purposes. To ascend too rapidly could have potentially fatal consequences. There are many short excursions possible from Manang and remaining active is encouraged to aid acclimatization. A Downhill event has been scheduled for the rest day in Manang- details will follow shortly.

    Day 09: Manang to Thorong Phedi Rideable: 68% Altitude: 3540m—4450m Distance: 22km (B,L,D)

    The race leaves Manang through narrow, medieval-looking streets and then climbs steadily up to Khusang. Although the trail is more rides able above Khusang (3900m), the altitude now takes effect making turning those pedals very hard work. For the majority of the international competitors, it becomes a slow hard slog up to Thorong Phedi with an added bonus of having to cross a steep scree landslide area in the final 2km.

    Day 10: Thorong Phedi to Kagbeni Rideable: 93% Altitude: 5416m—Distance: 22km (B,L,D)

    A 4am start is necessary to cross the Thorong La: the trail can get windy later making it difficult to cross the pass. It will take approximately 4 hours to reach the top (approx 3km) and will behave to push and carry your bike. The effects of altitude are now fully felt and the majority of international competitors will be unable to move at anything but a snail’s pace. Once at the top, the trail descends rapidly on a very steep slope (technical riding) for approximately 45 minutes to Muktinath and then on a less extreme gradient on fast, wide flowing trails to the valley floor, where we will be greeted by the medieval village of Kagbeni, last stop before entering Mustang.

    Day 11: Kagbeni to Tatopani Rideable 100%: Altitude 2800m - 800m: Distance 92km (B,L,D)

    Today we will descend from snowcapped peaks to tropical lowlands in just over 90km. Leaving Kagbeni the trail follows a wide and flat river bed leading into the cobbled streets of Jomsom, with its bustling markets and airport. The trail then follows rough and rocky jeep tracks, descending through villages such as Marpha, and Khopang.

    Day 12: Tatopani to Kanya Ghat Beni and Drive to Pokhara. (B,L,D)

    As we descend the temperature increases and the trail becomes less rocky. From Beni, the final 15km is along an undulating track that follows the course of the river and passes through paddy fields, lined with banana plants. Once at Khaniya Ghat we have rejoined the sealed road we left 230km ago and a bus will be waiting to transfer us to Pokhara (approx 2hours)

    Day 13: In Pokhara. Rest day.(BB)
    Free leisure time in Pokhara.
    Day 14: Drive or Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (BB)

    You can either fly – take a scenic 35 mins flight to Kathmandu or take a 6 hours , scenic winding road , following the Kalagandi and Trisuli river.

    Day 15: Departure to an onward journey (BB)

    Note: The schedule stops shown above are a guideline only. It may change due to weather and other logistic condition. Best available and comfortable accommodations are chosen for overnight stay. The standard varies from place to place depending upon the remoteness of the scheduled stop. The tracks and trails are in proximity to many road heads and telephone connection. In an emergency situation, it is always possible to contact our office or helicopter for rescue and help at any time.

    Note: You may add optional programs like a day white water river rafting in Trishuli river, 2 night/ 3 days Jungle Safari in Chitwan. Or 2 nights stay in Pokhara.

  • Private Trip Cost: For Cost Please mail us.

    Cost Includes:

    • Personal cycle
    • Mountain bike guide and support staff
    • Insurance, wages and transportation for supporting staff
    • All meals as per itinerary
    • Trekking permit and Biking permit
    • Bus to Besi Sahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Porters for carrying your bags
    • Accommodation on BB in Kathmandu , Nagarkot, and Pokhara
    • Tea house accommodation on full board while on biking
    • Safe drinking water

    Departure: Anytime upon as per your choice of date

    For biking tour and price inquiries please contact us at kht@adventure@gmail.com

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