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.
Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,345 m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 – Pre-Biking Meeting and Drive to Besisahar (760 m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 – Ride from Besisahar to Tal (1,700 m). Distance: 37.4 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04 – Ride from Tal to Chame (2,670 m). Distance: 22.6 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05 – Ride from Chame to Manang (3,540 m). Distance: 29.7 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06 – Acclimatization in Manang and Visit to Gangapurna Lake and Glacier. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07 – Ride from Manang to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m). Distance: 19 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08 – Ride from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,760 m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). Distance: 22 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09 – Ride from Muktinath to Tukuche (2,590 m) via Lupra Valley. Distance: 32 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10 – Ride from Tukuche to Tatopani (1,190 m). Distance: 42 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11 – Ride from Tatopani to Beni (899 m). Distance: 25 km. And Jeep Ride to Pokhara (830 m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 – Transfer to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 – Departure from Nepal.
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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