Mountain Bike in Annapurna Round Trek.
Annapurna Region offers some of the most dramatic scenery in the world with trekking routes to suit all seasons and levels of fitness. 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.
Manang is a beautiful remote district consisting mainly seven villages – Manang, Braga, Pisang, Ghyaru, Ngawal, Tenki and Khansar. Each of these villages offers you most amazing views of great Himalayas so near that your eyes won’t believe it. These villages lie in the heart of Himalayas, encircled by magnificent mountains like Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Pisang peak, Lamjung Himal, and many more. The elevation and rock-cliff alongside the trail and the huge never-ending Marshyangdi River makes this place more thrilling. There are historical monasteries, which reveal the backgrounds of Buddhist religion.
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.
Cycling tour in Annapurna Round trek
Trip Duration: 14days
Max. Altitude: 5416 m
Season: Sep - May
Accommodation: 3 nights in Kathmandu, 1 nights in Pokhara & 9 nights in trekking lodge
Transportation: Tourist bus or private vehicle or Flight
Group Size: Min 2 pax
# Welcome in Airport by garland
# Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
# cycling activities escorted with English speaking nature guide
# Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara 2- 4 star hotels with breakfast
# Kathamandu Private transportation for members and guide
# Accommodation in hotel during trek
# All necessary paper work & Permits
# All cost for a Guide A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking)
# 1 Porter between 2 members
# Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staffs
# First Aid Kit
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# Farewell dinner
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
# Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
# Accommodation & Meals in Katmandu
# Travel Insurance
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
#Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
# Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
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Kathmandu arrival (1350m) & Overnight in Hotel
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Time in the afternoon to assemble your bike if need or try out one of ours ready for the tour.
DRIVE TO Khudi
Leaving either Kathmandu or Pokhara early in the morning, we drive with the bikes to Khudi. It’s quite a long drive. On arrival, prepare our bikes for the journey. You stay overnight in Khudi.
Khudi to Syange
Starting Altitude: 820m Finishing Altitude: 1100m Time: 5 to 7 hrs Rideable: 100% Leaving Khudi, the trail follows the Marsyandi River through the jungle and along a rugged jeep track. The trail is around 75% uphill with steady riding.
Syange to Tal
Starting Altitude: 1100m Finishing Altitude: 1700m Time: 6 to 8 hrs Rideable: 100% An early start sees us leaving Kudi behind and bike uphill along a jeep track that deteriorates the further we progress. Mostly uphill riding but the gradient is steady for the most part.
Tal to Chame
Starting Altitude: 1700m Finishing Altitude: 2670m Time: 8 to 10 hrs Rideable: 85% - 15% Carry 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 take this stage steady.
CHAME TO MANANG
Starting Altitude: 2670m Finishing Altitude: 3540m Time: 6 to 8 hrs Rideable: 100% Carry The trail still climbs but becomes more rideable 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.
MANANG REST, EXPLORATION AND ACCLIMATIZATION
Take a couple of days to acclimatize and prepare for the hard days to come. Short hikes can be taken explore the nearby area, visit high altitude 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 TO YAK KHARKA
Starting Altitude: 3540m Finishing Altitude: 4018m Time: 4 hrs Rideable: 90% - 10% Carry A short and gentle climb today from Manang to Yak Kharka, take time to admire the mountain views. There are a couple of section to carry your bike but for themost part, the trail is rideable.
YAK KHARKA TO THRONG PHEDI
Starting Altitude: 4018m Finishing Altitude: 4450m Time: 4 hrs Rideable: 85% - 15% Push Climb by peddle and push power further up above Manang and into the more arid mountain region just below the pass. Rest well for tomorrow is a hard day.
THRONG PHEDI TO KAGBENI VIA THRONG LA 5416M (PASS)
Starting Altitude: 4450m Finishing Altitude: 2800m Time: 10 - 12 hrs Rideable: 100% carry up and 100% rideable down depending on your ability Beginning from around 4 am in the morning, you have to make the long haul carrying and pushing your bike up more than 1300 meters to Throng La. The most challenging section of the journey proffers excellent rewards with magnificent views from the pass 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! Alsa you will arrive to a warm welcome and rest at Kagbeni.
KAGBENI TO TATOPANI
Starting Altitude: 2800m Finishing Altitude: 1190m Time: 5 to 6 hrs Rideable: 100% After yesterdays challenge, you will welcome fun jeep tracks and trails with a mostly downhill gradient! We have to start early as the wind gets up after 11 am making riding a bit more challenging. Chill out on this section and enjoy the views. Take lunch in the beautiful and ancient town of Marpha famous for growing apples and making apple brandy! Again we are going downhill. Stop at the lush waterfalls at Ruksa Chaahara for rest. Once in Tatapani you can enjoy a soothing bath in the hot springs and perhaps a local massage will not go astray.
TATOPANI TO MALDUNDHA AND BACK TO POKHARA
Starting Altitude: 1190m Finishing Altitude: 920m Time: 3 hrs Rideable: 100% A ride of around 45 km on open jeep track, flat for the most part but a few up and down hills. From Maldundha we transfer by jeep back to Pokhara for a well earned rest and perhaps a beer!
Pokhara -Kathmandu .Overnight in Hotel B
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You are then directly taken to the hotel. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.