Annapurna Circuit Biking

12 nights from £1460

Start:Kathmandu
Finish:Kathmandu
Duration:12 Nights
Group size:1 - 15
Suitable for: 18-60
Physical rating:Tough
Meals:3 Breakfast and 1 Dinner
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat
Tour operated in: English

Overview

This extraordinary Annapurna Circuit Biking trip takes you to some of the most stunning and exotic biking routes in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit biking tour passes through a variety of different landscapes, from lush sub-tropical rainforest, deep valleys and cultivated fields, to wooded alpine and high deserts. Visit many different villages, meeting the local hill communities and enjoying frequent spectacular views of massive Himalayan peaks, including Annapurnas and Manaslu. Reach the lowland villages, dense oak forests, deep gorges and lovely isolated hamlets to the lap of the mighty high mountains and the Gangapurna lake – one of the beautiful altitude fresh water lakes. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416 m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent mountain sceneries in the world.

Begin your mountain biking trip after driving from Kathmandu to Besisahar via ground transportation. This is the starting point of biking (and also that of trekking). From here begin biking anti-clockwise around the Annapurna massif. The trail climbs gradually, allowing you to acclimatize to the high altitudes, as you travel along the Marsyangdi Valley. After the crossing of the Thorong La Pass, descend to Muktinath, one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites. From here, cross Lupra Valley to reach Jomsom, and then descend down to Tukuche, Tatopani and finally at Beni where your biking ends. A jeep will transfer you to Pokhara and the next day return to Kathmandu.

As demanding the rugged terrain and technical tracks are, this Annapurna Circuit Biking trip is designed for the more experienced riders, and not recommended for beginners. It will be grueling but surely worth every drop of sweat.

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Highlights
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 m
  • Tasting the renowned apples, apple pie and apple wine in Jomsom
  • Sight-seeing in Muktinath and exploring the popular hiking routes in the area
  • Bathing in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Crystal-clear mountain range visible from Pokhara
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant on the day before departure

Itinerary

Location: Kathmandu

Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. He will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

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Location: Besisahar, Lamjung

In the morning, after breakfast, take a six-hour ride to Besisahar. It is the starting point of the biking trip. There make necessary preparations and meet the support team which includes porters for carrying your luggage and equipments.

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Location: Tal

The beginning trail follows the course of the Marshyangdi River along the right side of the valley. As you ascend uphill, you gain about 1,000 meters in elevation. Today is the perfect prelude to more thrilling riding in the days to follow.

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Location: Chame

Leaving Tal, 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 going clockwise. After going through green corn, barley and potato fields, the valley becomes narrow again. From Tal to Danaque it will involve a large percent of push / carry with a very steep hard climb out of Danaque. From here though it becomes more ride-able with closer views of snow-capped peaks and a wide flowing trail to the finish.

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Location: Manang

Ascend through pine forests as the trail opens into a fertile agriculture valley. The dirt trail leads you through villages and settlements and you get the opportunity to meet with friendly locals and snotty children. From Pisang (3,230 m), the route follows through a wide valley that opens up ahead of us.

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Location: Manang

You won’t ride further today. Just explore around the Himalayan town to acclimatize to high altitude. Ascending rapidly could have potentially fatal consequences. There are many short excursions from Manang. One of them is a visit to Gangapurna Lake. It will take about half an hour to reach this beautiful lake. We will also go for a short hike to one of the hills which will take around an hour to reach. You can witness the majestic Mt. Gangapurna standing tall and also the beautiful lake beneath from the top of the hill. Rest of the time can be spent in acclimatizing and enjoying the environment around.

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Location: Thorong Phedi - Thorong La Road

Leave Manang and then start climbing towards Yak Kharka (4,010 m). Continue to ascend to higher altitude. Pedaling becomes a very hard work due to elevation. So, go slowly. Enjoy the scenery and culture of the region. It is important to remain physically and mentally prepared for the highest ascent of the next day.

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Location: Muktinath

Wake up very early for the 4-am start which is necessary to cross Thorong La Pass. The trail can get windy later making it difficult to cross the pass. It will take approximately 4 hours to reach the pass (approx 3 km). You will have to carry your bike to get there. The climb is demanding, the effects of altitude can be felt more and more as you ascend but you will be awe-struck by the spectacular views of the landscape. Once at the top, rest, enjoy the feeling of getting to the highest point of Annapurna Circuit and be ready for the amazing downhill ride. After 45 minutes of technical riding, you will be in Muktinath (3,760 m) where you can rest your exhausted body.

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Location: Tukuche

Exit the pilgrimage town of Muktinath and ride towards Dhangladanda through a less-used trail. From the viewpoint, you will be riding on impressive single tracks all the way down to the river bed in Lupra Valley. Then, paddle to Jomsom where you will rest and have lunch. From Jomsom onwards, move to an old village of Tukuche. Explore the Thakali culture of the village and take a sip of Apple Brandy.

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Location: Tatopani Myagdi

The starting of the trail is easy to ride, but after Rukse Chaahara the trail drops about 1000 meters in elevation. This is the most challenging and enjoyable part of today’s ride. The downhill trail takes you to Tatopani, the village known for its hot springs. Once there, enjoy a refreshing hot bath.

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Location: Pokhara

Today is the last day of riding. Enjoy as you paddle towards Beni municipality, the end point of Annapurna Circuit biking. From here, take a jeep for Pokhara. In about 4 hours, you will reach the destination. When in the city, rest and explore.

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Location: Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Check into your hotel and then get ready for your last night in Nepal. We host farewell dinner in a typical Nepali-style restaurant in the evening. You have the option to extend your trip with Chitwan jungle safari, rafting and bungee, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight and other activities.

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Location: Kathmandu

The trip concludes here. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

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What's Included

Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
    2 airport transfers during arrival and departure
  • Entrance Fees
    TIMS permit for trekking and ACAP permit to enter Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Fully Guided
    Licensed biking guide
  • Meals – Breakfast Only
    Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, from Beni to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • 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
  • Ace the Himalaya duffel bag and cap
  • Farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant
  • All government taxes and official expenses

Not Included
  • Mountain Bike. You can hire full suspension mountain bike with us.
  • Train Tickets
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all three meals during biking in Annapurna region.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory for the trip and should cover helicopter rescue).
  • You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entrie
  • Biking attire and other personal gears
  • Tips for biking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Dates

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04-Dec-2021
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26-Feb-2022
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25-Feb-2023
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25-Mar-2023
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Ace the Himalaya is a trekking and adventure travel company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, providing first-class adventures and holidays in the Himalayas.

Since it was founded in 2006, Ace the Himalaya has meticulously created unique outdoor adventures to explore the highlights of four enchanting yet different cultural wonderlands - Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. They specialize in Himalayan adventures - trekking, hiking mountaineering, wildlife safari, mountain biking, plus cultural and heritage tours. They are a highly rated company on Trip Advisor and have been awarded with Certificate of Excellence every year since 2012.

The upmost care is given to their clients’ needs for a spectacular trip, their safety and health, the impact on environment and the benefits of locals.  With  more than 110 experienced and enthusiastic staff members,  they have already served more than 20,000 trekking groups.

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Start:Kathmandu
Finish:Kathmandu
Duration:12 Nights
Group size:1 - 15
Suitable for: 18-60
Physical rating:Tough
Meals:3 Breakfast and 1 Dinner
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat
Tour operated in: English
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