Annapurna Mountain Biking Tour

Nepal Beginner Travel & Treks Expedition P. Ltd.

Samakushi, Kathmandu, Nepal                                                                                                                 

 

Annapurna Mountain Biking Tour

 

One and only of the utmost prevalent biking tour trendy in Nepal is the Annapurna Mountain Biking Tour. This astonishing tour precedes you towards specific of the greatest spectacular as well as bizarre biking routes in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit mountain biking tour permits over a variety of different backdrops, commencing lush sub-tropical tropical forest, profound valleys as well as cultivated fields, to timbered alpine plus high deserts. We stopover numerous different villages, gathering the native hill tribes as well as adoring recurrent remarkable sights of massive Himalayan peaks, together with the Annapurna’s and also Manaslu. We stretch the plain villages, impenetrable oak forests, cavernous gorges as well as lovely remote hamlets towards the circuit of the mighty high elevations plus the Tilicho Lake - one of the uppermost altitude new water lakes. To upper it all, the crossing of the Thorung La pass (5,416m) is a interesting ascend, enclosed.
We inaugurate our mountain biking trip subsequently a period of sight-seeing in Kathmandu. First we reach Besi Sahar via ground transportation, from where we begin biking anti-clockwise in the opposite direction to the Annapurna massif. The track climbs progressively, permitting us to familiarize to the tall elevation, as we mobile lengthwise the Marsyangdi Valley. After the overpass of the Thorong La, we incline to Muktinath, one of the most important Hindu tour sites. We incline down the valley accomplishing the Kali Gandaki River, with its backdrop views of Machapuchare (the "Fishtail" peak) in addition to Tatopani. We finish and departure on the way to Kathmandu on transportation to enjoy yourself our success

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu Welcome by our representatives from Nepal Beginner Travels and Treks Expedition Pvt. Ltd. then transferred to your respective hotel Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel at Kathmandu

Day 02- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:45am. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. After arrival, check in hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (760m) by tourist vehicle- 6 hrs.

Early in the morning we set off to Besi Sahar, which is the starting point of our biking trip. We prepare for the tour, arrange porters, equipment’s, and so on. Overnight at a guesthouse at Besi Sahar

Day 04 - Ride from Besi Sahar to Jagat (18km, 1,360m) 

The trail soon turns to rough jeep track, and follows the course of the Marshyangdi River along the right side of the valley. We ascend steeply, gaining 800m in elevation. The first day is the perfect prelude to more thrilling riding in the days to follow. Overnight at a guesthouse in Jagat

Day 05 - Ride from Jagat to Tal (20km, 1,700m)

After some 7km the jeep track runs out and whence it is 11km of mainly push and carrying the bike up the steep rocky trails with a final 1km descent into the flat valley surrounding Tal. We are welcomed by marvelous sites and the remoteness of the region. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tal

Day 06 - Ride from Tal to Chame (21km, 2,620m)

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 potatoes field, the valley becomes narrow again. From Tal to Danaqu it will involve a large percent of push / carry with a very steep hard climb out of Danaqu. After a hard day's work to reach Chame, bikers can relax by the hot spring on the other side of the Marshyangdi River, enjoy baked bakery product, or even e-mail home from an internet café. Overnight at a guesthouse in Chame

Day 07 - Ride from Chame to Pisang (17km, 3,230m)

Ascend through pine forests as the trail open into a fertile agricultural valley. Rice fields and cow pastures mark a rather more hospitable stretch of terrain. The dirt trail leads you through villages and settlements, and you get the opportunity to meet with friendly locals and snotty children. Overnight at a guesthouse in Pisang

Day 08 - Ride from Pisang to Manang (19km, 3,540m)

The route goes through a dense forest in a steep, narrow valley and crosses the river via two bridges, one at 2,910m and the other at 3,030m. 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 through a wide valley that opens up ahead of us. Bikers will pass through Humde (the highest commercial airport in the world) and Braga with its monastery rooted in Tibetan religion. Overnight at a guesthouse at Manang

Day 09 - Ride from Rest day and acclimatization in Manang

It is necessary to spend a rest day here to acclimatize. Ascending too rapidly could have potentially fatal consequences. There are many short excursions possible from Manang and remaining active is encouraged to aid acclimatization. Overnight at a guesthouse at Manang

(No meals Included)

Day 10 - Ride from Manang to Yak Kharka (15km, 4,010m)

Today we leave Manang through narrow, medieval-looking streets and then climb steadily up to Khusang. Although the trail is more rideable above Khusang (3,900m), the altitude now takes effect and pedaling becomes a very hard work. It is advised to go slowly enjoying the scenery and culture of this region. Overnight at a guesthouse at Yak Kharka

Day 11 - Ride from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (12km, 4,450m) 

We continue to ascend to higher altitude, and thus make our ride more strenuous as we reach Thorung Phedi. It is important to remain physically and mentally prepared for the highest climb of the following day. Take it easy and enjoy the scenery as we forsake distance for altitude. The scenery of the mighty hills surrounding you is sure to impress. Overnight at a guesthouse at Throng Phedi

Day 12 - Ride from Thorong Phedi to Kagbeni (22km, 2,800m) via Thorung-La pass (5,416m) 

At 4am start is necessary to cross the 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 top (approx 3km) and will be 100% carry for bikers. The effects of altitude can now be fully felt. Once at the top, the trail descends rapidly on a very steep slope (technical riding) for approximately 45 minutes to Muktinath (3,800m) 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. Overnight at a guesthouse in Kagbeni

Day 13 -Ride from Kagbeni to Tatopani (42km, 1,190m) 

Today we will descend from snowcapped peaks to tropical lowlands. 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. Overnight at a guesthouse at Tatopani

Day 16 - Ride from Tatopani to Beni (35km, 830m) and drive to Pokhara (820m) 

As we descend the temperature increases and the trail becomes less rocky. From Beni the final 15km is a long an undulating track that follows the course of the river and passes through paddy fields, lined with banana plants. Once at Khaniya Ghat we will rejoin the paved road, where a bus will be waiting for us to transfer to Pokhara (2 hours). Overnight at a hotel at Pokhara

Day 17 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,345m) 

We return back to Kathmandu by a tourist bus. A pleasant stroll and a last-minute shopping spree in Thamel and Basantapur. We host a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali-style restaurant with cultural performances (dancing and singing with costumes) tonight to celebrate our hard work and achievement in the biking trip.

Day 18 - Final departure from Nepal

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

Trip Details

•Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December

•Country Visited: Nepal 

•Trip Start: Kathmandu

•Trip Ends: Kathmandu

•Destination: Thorong La Pass/Muktinath 

•Trip Route: Kathmandu--Besishar-Manang-Thorong La Pass-Muktinath-Tatopani-Poon Hill-Pokhara-Kathmandu

•Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Mountain Biking and Trekking

•Activity: Mountain Biking, Sightseeing and Trekking

•Max. Altitude: 5,416 m /17764.48 ft.

•Group Size: Min. 2 pax

•Activity Per Day: Approximately 4 to 6 hrs mountain biking per day

•Trip Category: Mountain Biking

Cost Details

Cost Includes

•Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a Private Tourist Vehicle.

•Twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included

•Twin sharing and/or dormitory accommodation in lodges and guesthouses during biking in Annapurna region.

•A farewell dinner in the evening before the day of departure.

•Ground transportation to and from Kathmandu on private tourist vehicle.

•Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a private vehicle, including monument entry fees.

•Support vehicle, where possible, during the biking trip.

•Ace the Himalaya’s licensed English-speaking mountain biking guide(s). The number of guides and assistant guides is dictated by the group size.

•Mountain bike for the number of days riding. The brands include Cube, Trek and Giant hard tail or full-suspension bikes, depending on your choice 

•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.

•Annapurna Conservation Park permits, including TIMS card.

•All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost does not include

•All meals (Breakfasts, Lunches and dinners) while in the mountains of entire trek

•International airfare and airport departure tax.

•Your travel insurance 

•Nepal entry visa 

•Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

•All items of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.

•Biking attire and other personal gears.

•Tips for biking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)

•Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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