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Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Tour

Duration

16 Days

Tour Type

Mountain Biking Touring

Group Size

2+

Accomodation

Hotel/Guest House

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Max. Altitiude

5416 M

Best Season

Through Out The Year

Departure from

Kathmandu

Hightlight

  • Amazing high altitude ride crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m)
  • Dense rhododendron and pine forests plus apple orchards
  • Hike to Gangapurna Lake fro stunning mountain views
  • Riding through diversely variant landscapes
  • Ethnic villages, temples and monasteries decorated with multi-coloured prayer flags
  • Natural waterfalls including hot water
  • Interaction with the local people and information about their typical lifestyle, culture and tradition

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Mountain Bike tour would be one of the adventure sport activities in Nepal. It is highly demanded and enjoyed by the domestic and international adventure seekers.

Biking expeditions in Nepal are suitable reach the high Himalayan with the flatlands. It is completely an organized tour that shows the cultural and natural wonders of the country.

Mountain cycling excursion is a different experience from trekking or hiking. It contains adventure and socio-cultural exploration of a high altitude location.

There are many popular bicycling trails throughout the country. These are growing tourism destinations for their mountain views, amazing landscapes, lush valleys and dense diverse forests.

The foreign tourists want to reach the top of this destination to observe the serene beauties of nature and culture. Therefore, they are fond of riding their mountain bikes on the challenging trail.

There are many top rated all-terrain bike trails in Nepal. Kathmandu Valley riding tour, Pokhara Kathmandu biking excursion, Annapurna circuit mountain bike tour, Mustang Muktinath cycle tour and Lower Everest region mountain biking route are some of them.

Annapurna Circuit Mountain Bike tour

Among the well-recognized mountain biking tours, Annapurna Circuit Mountain Bike tour is the one chosen for the wonderful rewards. During this cycling tour to Annapurna Circuit, you can have the splendid mountain views. Additionally, you visit the high Himalayan settlement areas keeping their culture and tradition intact.

The diverse species of flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area are other attractions of this riding tour. You ride along the Marsyangdi River valley, Manang and Mustang Valley up to Beni via the Kali Gandaki Gorge.  Beni is the gateway to Upper Dolpo trek and Guerrilla trek. The Kali Gandaki Gorges is the deepest gorge in the world.

Although quite challenging it is, riding along the hilly off-roadway is really rewarding. The mesmerizing outlook of the snowcapped peaks, the arid landscapes and the religious shrines gives you the lifelong memories. During the ride along Annapurna Circuit, the breathtaking vistas of the glittering mountains are seen.

You see Annapurna (8,091m) Massif, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Massif, Nilgiri, Machhpuchhre (6,993m), Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche Peak, Tilicho Peak and many more. The passion of reaching the top destination helps you paddling further. Sometimes, even pushing the mountain bikes forgetting the hardships!

Himalayan Biking tours in Nepal

The classic Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Tour starts from Beshisahar. Beshisahar, is the gateway to Annapurna Circuit trek.  You reach here after a drive from Kathmandu. Then, you move higher via the Marsyangdi River Valley offering you with the enthralling snowy peaks.

Reaching Thorung La Pass by riding and pushing the bicycle is not everyone’s cup of tea. Only the daredevil riders who are filled with determination and physical fitness can do it successfully.

The riding continues through the Thakali, Chemjong, Gurung and Manangi villages of the Annapurna region. More importantly, you come to realise the rich culture and tradition of these ethnic communities.

There are hundreds of trekking and tour agencies organizing Annapurna circuit mountain biking tour to the popular Annapurna Circuit region. Among them, Nepal Trekking Routes has designed 16 days’ package to assist you choose the best Nepal tour trip.

The quality services and care of the NTR crewmembers are the trademark of the agency. The whole team is passionately dedicated to give you the maximum satisfaction. This sincere care makes your Nepal tour in mountain bike more memorable and worth experiencing.

You will be given the full details about the natural and cultural heritage sites that gives you lifetime achievement. We also organize the mountain biking trip packages throughout the country in a professional way. So, to grab this opportunity, contact us via email, phone calls, WhatsApp and online booking services.

Itinerary

On your arrival day, the representative of Nepal Trekking Routes picks you up at the Kathmandu International Airport and escorts up to the hotel booked for your accommodation. In the leisure time, you can take a short stroll aroudn the tourist hub, Thamel and neighbouring areas. NTR organizes a welcome dinner at a typical restaurant around Thamel as a part of reception.

Today, after breakfast, the tour guide of NTR presents at the hotel to take you for guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. There are many UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Capital City waiting for your arrival. You can take a short hike to Swayambhunath Stupa or the Monkey Temple to have a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. However, be careful with the monkeys as they can snatch your stuffs and climb up the trees! You can also take a visit to Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Temple to relish the ancient art and artefacts. In the evening, the guide for your Annapurna Circuit off-road bike Tour gives you all the information about the trip.

Early in the morning, you start the journey to Beshisahar, the gateway to Annapurna Circuit trekking region, in a private jeep by enjoying the Himalayan views and wonderful landscapes. Driving for about seven hours along the Prithvi Highway, you reach Beshisahar and formally begin your cycling tour of Nepal.

Following the off-road, you ride up to Syange for the night station. The trail goes along the Marsyangdi River banks, natural waterfalls, dense rhododendron and pine forests by riding past some small villages. After riding the rugged road for about 4 hours, you reach Dharapani for the night rest.

You begin your trip today by riding along the jeep trail that goes past some small villages, Himalayan forests and a few suspension bridges over the Dudh Khola. By enjoying the serene beauty of the Tamang villages of Thanchowk and Koto, you reach Chame, the administrative headquarters of Manang district, for the overnight stay.

Following the uphill  road that winds along some dense forests of rhododendron and juniper bushes, you will ride up to Pisang. Rejoicing the stunning vistas of Annapurna Himalayan Range, Lamjung Himal and other unnamed peaks, you ride past a beautiful village called Dhikurpokhari. Riding slowly by witnessing the ecstatic beauty of the surrounding, you finally reach the Thakali and Gurung Himalayan town of Pisang to end today’s journey.

Today’s ride is quite interesting and thrilling as well because you are going to reach the town of Yetis (abominable snowman that exists in some myths perhaps!). The trail goes along some thick pine forests and villages nearby surrounded by the Himalayas, Buddhist prayer flags, mani walls, chortens and the caravan of yaks and horses, which are the carriers of goods in the high altitude settlement areas. While riding along the comfortable trail on the flat Himalayan valley, you can relish the Himalayan lifestyle, culture and tradition along with your adventure.

As it is the rest day in Manang, you don’t have to worry about reaching a particular destination situated on a higher altitude. You aren’t riding the uphill route any more but will be exploring the amazing cultural and natural heritages of Manang Valley. You can take a short hike to Gangapurna Lake situated at the elevation of 3,500m, which shows you the majestic peaks of Annapurna Massif and other peaks nearby. Similarly, you take side trips to the Buddhist Monasteries and mountaineering school where the adventure lovers are found being trained for peak climbing and mountaineering. You can also try the typical Thakali food item with the fermented green vegetables’ pickle.

The riding of the day is quite tougher because somewhere the bike carries you and somewhere you carry the bike i.e. riding and pushing equally! By meeting with the herds of yaks and horses grazing in the pastureland, you continue the uphill trail. You can see the people going back and forth Yak Kharka on a horseback. The continuous strides of the horses refuel you with more energy to complete the ride as quickly as you can.

Even though you are covering the shortest distance of the entire Annapurna Circuit Bicycle tour, it is a tougher day as well. The trail is hard and rugged that you have to push the bikes in some sections of the road. The route goes along the naked landscapes that are green only in monsoon season. After crossing a small rivulet, you reach Thorung La Phedi (‘Phedi’ means the ‘bottom of the hill’) for the night accommodation at a lodge.

Today is the toughest day of the entire mountain biking tour to Annapurna Circuit as you have cross the highest point of this tour. You reach the top of Thorung La Pass (5,416m) all the way by pushing the bike along the steep dusty road. Once you are on the top, you forget the hardships of pushing the bicycle as the rewards of the picturesque mountains, valleys and human settlement areas are really more valuable than the exercise you do during the journey a little earlier. After you quench the thirst of the most spectacular vistas and recharging your physical and mental strength, you ride downwards to Muktinath. Muktinath is a holy shrine for both Hindus and Buddhists who make the pilgrimage to here. The natural flame that never goes out is the central attraction of Muktinath Temple along with the 108 water spouts which are believed to give salvation if you take a holy bath.

As the ride ahead from Muktinath is easier and more comfortable because you will go downhill on your bike, you don’t have to be more worried. So, you can enjoy the morning view of the snowy peaks shining in the early sunshine and also the crowd of the devotees to take a bath in the water spouts and worship the deity for some time. Then, you start the downhill journey towards Marpha, the ‘Apple Capital of Nepal’ by leaving Lupra Valley far behind. On the way, you can see the peaceful mani walls, chortens and prayer flags that are biding you farewell as you are going to leave their valley and enter into another valley, the Kali Gandaki River Valley. While spending night in Marpha, you can taste the apple products including the local liquor brand ‘Marpha’ sitting in the apple orchards and enjoying the Annpaurna Massif and Dhaulagiri Massif.

Today is the longest distance you will measure but the duration is short and difficulty is low. Riding along the Kali Gandaki valley, you go past some ethnic villages reflecting authentic Nepali culture and tradition in the best forms. Finally, you reach Tatopani (Hot Water) which is a stopover during Annapurna region trekking famous for natural hot water spring. You can take a shower in the naturally hot water that gives you relaxation from the travel  fatigue and cures skin diseases if any!

You are almost done with the adventurous riding tour around Annapurna region because today is the last  day for riding downhill towards Beni. By riding past some cultural villages of the Kali Gandaki River Valley, you reach Beni which is the gateway to Upper Dolpo region trekking. From here, you catch a bus to Pokhara and keep your bike on the hood of the bus. Now, by taking a nap, you drive to the beautiful lakes city Pokhara for the night station. You can relish the food items of your choice and appetite here in Pokhara. You can also experience the nightlife of Pokhara strolling around Lake Side with your people. You can also celebrate the completion of the adventurous journey to Annapurna circuit trail on your  bike!

Today, you have a scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara by enjoying the astounding view of the snowcapped mountains Annapurna, Masalu, Ganesh and Langtang region unveiling their coat in the morning sunshine. After the plane lands at Kathmandu International Airport, the crew member of NTR accompanies you up to the hotel booked for your rest. After becoming fresh, you can go shopping around the Thamel area to collect the souvenirs and garment items to present to your kin and kith in the home country. In the evening, NTR organizes a farewell dinner party as a part of hospitality to make your trip with us a lifelong bond of friendship!

This is the final day of Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking tour 16 days’ itinerary. So, the representative of NTR escorts you up to the Kathmandu International Airport as per your flight schedule. We wish you a happy and safe journey ahead with a hope to see you next year!

Inclusion/Exclusion

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in a two or three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
  • Twin-sharing (and occasionally dormitory style) accommodation in guest houses during biking in Annapurna region.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, from Beni to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Nepal Trekking Routes licensed English-speaking mountain biking guide (The number of guides and assistant guides is dictated by group size)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trip (We assign one porter for two clients)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff
  • Nepal Trekking Routes duffel bag.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS card.
  • Farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant with cultural dance program.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa- You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying $25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying $40 and $100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal biking equipment.
  • Tips for biking staff and driver (you will absolutely want to show your gratitude to your Sherpa and porters).
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the ‘Price Includes’ section.

FAQ's

Yes, of course, it is a great idea if you are planning to bring your own bike for mountain biking excursion in Nepal. But once consult with us to bring the right type of bike according to the terrain and the trail to the destination you want to reach.

Yes, surely, we provide Giant and Cube mountain bikes, which are suitable for hard trails. The full suspension bikes in XS, S, M, L and SL sizes are available with us.

Yes, you can get the gears like helmet, spare tube, pump, bottle case, mechanical kits and padlock with the bike. However, you yourself have to manage the personal gears such as globes, biking shorts, knee pad, etc.

Yes, indeed you can rent the bike for multiple days. And you know the benefit? If you hire the bikes for multiple days, the charge is lower than the usual.

You don’t have to deposit cash for security while renting bikes but the document that gives your whole personal information.

To rent the bike, you should submit any document that gives your detailed personal information. It may be the passport or driving licenses or any other identity card.

Yes, sure, all the bikes we provide on rent are in proper condition capable to cover the entire riding tour. They are repaired on regular time and replaced the damaged parts so that it won’t give trouble in your trip.

As you are going through the countryside trail which doesn’t have mechanical services to repair your bike in case it is damaged. So, you have to amend the bike right then and there. If you are bringing your own bike, don’t forget to bring mechanical tools with the bike. And if you hire the bike from us, the trekking guide takes the required mechanical tools with him so that the maintenance services are available on the spot.

The minimum size of a group should be at least two members and up to 12 people. Actually, ‘larger the group, cheaper the cost!’.

 

Nepal Trekking Routes has the well-experienced guides who have spent multiple years working in this field. They are certified and can speak English and some also have good command over other international languages.

Don’t worry about your luggage because it will be transported to the overnight station via a jeep or bus or any other means of transportation. You can just carry your backpack with the emergency stuffs that your require during the off-road terrain bicycle.

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