Mountain Biking Annapurna Circuit

17 Days




Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking takes riders to dizzying heights of 5,416 meters above sea level, making it the highest mountain biking race on Earth. The Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as Around the Annapurna, has been highly acclaimed as a spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three-week trek begins in Besisahar and follows the Marshyangdi River, offering magnificent views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. Along the way, you will encounter diverse villages inhabited by people from various ethnic groups, providing awe-inspiring vistas of the snow-capped Himalayas. As you journey further north of the main Himalayan range, you will enter the high and arid Tibetan Plateau, where the scenery is equally breathtaking. The highest point of the trek is Thorong La pass, situated at an elevation of 5,416 meters. Due to the challenging nature of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually completed in a counter-clockwise direction.

Traveling in a clockwise direction involves a longer ascent and a shorter descent from west to east, which can be too demanding for many individuals to accomplish in a single day. Upon descending to the west at Muktinath from the pass, the trail continues to the barren Tibetan-like village of Kali Gandaki, home to the world's deepest gorge nestled between the massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After crossing the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath, the final seven days of the circuit trek overlap with the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara, but in reverse.

Yak Attack, known for its altitude, extreme temperatures, harsh living conditions, and challenging terrain, is regarded as one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Mountain Biking Annapurna Circuit

Day 01: Pick up from the International Airport, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu and Bike Prepare

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus.

Day 04: Besisahar to Dharapani

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame ( Biking).

Day 06: Chame to  Pissang ( Biking).

Day 07: Pissang to  Manang( Biking).

Day 08: Rest Day in Manag

Day 09: Manag to Yak Kharka

Day 11: Yakkharka to Jomsom

Day 12: Jomsom to Tatopani ( Biking) .

Day 13: Tatopani to Beni  ( Biking).

Day 14: Beni Pokhara by bus

Day 15: Pokhara sightseeing.

Day 16: Kathmandu by bus or plane

Day 17: Fly back or Drive to Kathmandu.

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