Annapurna Circuit Half Mountain Biking - 10 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Group Size 1-10

Highlights

  • Majestic high alpine landscape and dynasty view of mountains and peaks
  • Muktinath, the Vishnu temple sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Famous hot springs in Tatopani
  • Cycling with a professional biking guide with backup transportation

Nepal offers a challenging and pleasant scenic ride from the tropical plains of Terai, the mid-hills, mountainous terrain, and its lush valleys to the arctic climate of the high alpine region.

One of the best ways to discover these hidden treasures and its warm, ever-smiling people is on mountain bikes. Mountain biking is great fun and the perfect way to explore Nepal’s diverse landscape of tremendous terrain, tracks, and trails.

A mountain bike takes you away from the hustle and bustle of city-town life into serene country life on a hidden trail in a rarely visited area of local villages, whose traditional rural lifestyle has been preserved for centuries.

To ride a mountain bike Annapurna Circuit is on the bucket list of many avid cyclists. You can journey along one river valley and down another between some of the biggest mountains in the world while enjoying stunning scenery and authentic highland villages, where you will get to experience the comforting hospitality of the Nepalese people and enjoy delicious authentic Nepali food.

Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu after the clearance of customs formalities, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will greet and escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

The city of tourists, Thamel, is a lovely place to walk around in your spare time, as in the evening you will meet your team members, including the guide and leader, in a trip briefing orientation program over dinner.

Overnight stay at the hotel!

  • AccommodationComfortable Hotel

On this day, you will do a warm-up ride to hunt some of the best trails in the capital city of Nepal.

It will help you to test the condition of your bike to begin the journey by covering around 45 km at a steady pace in a 4 to 5-hour ride in the rural parts of the valley.

After cycling on a single track and watching some of the ancient temples, you will return to the hotel and start packing for the trip.

  • AccommodationComfortable Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

It will be a ride of approximately 7 hours, but the flight is only 35 minutes.

Regarded as a tourist paradise, Pokhara is a beautifully settled valley amidst the imperial mountains of Nepal, with spectacular views of Machapuchare and others from all parts of the town.

Unlike Kathmandu, it has plenty of scenic attractions closer to the mountains, with a lesser number of temples.

Here, you will fall in love with some of the interesting short walks or bicycle rides. If looking for an extra adventure, you have a canoe to do and watch the last rays of the sun in the stream across the dip in the mountains holding the lake.

Along the lakeside road are gradual stretches of small hotels, restaurants, and shops to witness the old hippie scene.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You, your bike, and your luggage will be transported to a domestic airport to take the short, yet rewarding, 25-minute scenic flight to Jomsom after breakfast in the early morning.

Upon arrival in Jomsom, you and the crew will build the bikes and embark on the first ride of the tour along the glacial river, the Kali Gandaki, towards the gateway to Upper Mustang, Kagbeni.

In Kagbeni, you will notice the labyrinth of narrow alleyways and visit the infamous Yak Donald’s to enjoy a yak burger and locally brewed apple cider.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,804 m

After breakfast today, you will bike mostly uphill to Muktinath on a jeep track and stop at Jharkot for lunch.

Afterward, you will visit some of the ancient monasteries and local villages before reaching Muktinath and checking in at the local guest house.

Then, you will do a short walking tour of the famous Hindu and Buddhist temple, Muktinath, and return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  • AccommodationLocal Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,710 m

The trial today will be mostly a downhill ride on a Jeep track. Yet, if you are really good at riding on single tracks, our guide will take you via Lupra Valley through the breathtaking technical single-track section of 4km.

On a lucky day, you might get to see wild horses and donkeys in a constantly changing scenery with a bit of vegetation and the superb lifestyle of the Thakali people.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,710 m

Today’s route is again mostly steep downhill that starts out gentle and flat, moving through pine forests and past small villages.

While you follow the river, enjoying some of the greatest views of snow-capped peaks, you will reach your destination.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,560 m

On this day, you will ride forward to the river bed on a jeep track to Beni Bazaar, where you will meet the road to Pokhara.

Our vehicle will be waiting for you to take you back to Pokhara.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch
  • Max. Altitude1,190 m

Now, you will return to Kathmandu from Pokhara, which takes nearly 6 to 7 hours.

The roads can be slightly grueling, but they are surrounded by beautiful scenery from the windows. When the bus takes a break at stops, you can get out and capture them in photographs.

You will have lunch on the way and a farewell dinner with your crewmates in the evening in the valley at a Nepali cultural dance restaurant.

Overnight stay in a hotel!

  • AccommodationComfortable Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-Farewell Dinner

It is your final day in Kathmandu, Nepal, as you will be leaving for your home country today. Our representative will drop you off at the international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time.

We genuinely hope that you enjoy your holiday with us. We look forward to seeing you again! Have a safe flight!

  • MealsBreakfast

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What's Included
Includes
  • . 4 nights and 5 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  • All airport transfers, including arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu by tourist Bus
  • Pokhara to Jomsom by flight 
  • From Beni to Pokhara transfer by private jeep as per the itinerary
  • Qualified mountain bike guide, porters( porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP)
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast, two night accommodation in Pokhara at bed and breakfast
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Trekking achievement certificate
  • Adventure Himalayan T-shirt
Excludes
  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight 
  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Mountain Bike. You can hire a full-suspension mountain bike for 50-65 USD per bike per day
  • Hot Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
Dates and Prices
Date PriceAvailability 
Start DateStarts: MondayMar 04, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 13, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 07, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayMar 16, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayMar 11, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 20, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 14, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayMar 23, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayMar 18, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 27, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 21, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayMar 30, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayMar 25, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayApr 03, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 28, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayApr 06, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable

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