Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking: 14 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 5416 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November,


  • Cross one of the major mountain passes in Nepal, Thorong La Pass, at 5,416 m.
  • Witness the majestic high alpine landscape and dynasty view of mountains and peaks.
  • Visit the sacred temple of Vishnu, Muktinath, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Relinquish yourself in the hot spring of Tatopani.

Nepal is well known for its pleasant scenic ride in the tropical plains of the Terai to the daring beast mode biking in the mountain terrains with the incredible Himalayas preached in the sky. The country boasts a rapidly increasing niche for biking, which is one of the finest ways to sense the true beauty of nature, encompassed by almighty mountains and hills, varying geography, as well as the diverse culture and traditions of indigenous communities.

Mountain biking in any corner of Nepal is adventurous through the beautiful landscapes, tremendous green terrain, trails, and tracks in the serene remote valleys far away in solitude from the hustling and bustling urban cities. One such ride you must not miss is on the Annapurna Circuit along the river towns from one to another, enjoying the awe-inspiring views, untarnished authentic lifestyles of the locals, and never-ending mountain vistas.

The journey begins from Besishar and makes its way towards the alpine areas just in a week, which consists of sharp ascends and descends in single tracks and jeep tracks, the highest Thorong La Pass at 5,415 m above sea level, and panoramic views of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Hiunchuli (6,443m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Tilicho peak (7,134m), and many others.

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Your arrival in Kathmandu is marked upon landing at the only international airport in Nepal, the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), where you will see one of our representatives with your name on the placard.

He will pick you up in a private vehicle and drop you off at our hotel to take a rest.

You will have a refreshment in the evening with the trip members while attending a briefing session led by our guide.

Any sort of doubt or question about the upcoming biking expedition has to be clarified by this time.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel

You can call it preparation day when you will take a warm-up ride exploring some of the most preferable tracks in the valley to check the condition of your bikes and gear.

To this day, you will cover the distance of approximately 45 km at a pace in 4-5 hours on the bike on a few rural sides of the valley on single tracks, watching temples around it, and returning to the hotel.

In the evening, you will meet our guide to finalize packing for the trip and do some last-minute equipment shopping.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel

On the third day, you will take a bus and drive to Besisahar or Bhulbhule from Kathmandu, enjoying the lifestyle found in rural communities surrounded by rivers and pastureland.

Besisahar is a Sahar, which supplies the daily requirements for the villagers near it. You can find an average type of climate in Besisahar.

Overnight stay at a guesthouse!

  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude817 m

Now, you will leave the ridge and descend to the river towards Syange, a village along the bank of the river with a gorgeous waterfall.

Crossing the suspension bridge on the way, you will climb uphill for an hour and a half until Jagat, from where there is a hot spring near the Mashyandi river in 15 minutes with a temple for the goddess.

The beautiful scenes viewed from Jagat are Chipla and Jhitai villages, with magnificent high and steep slopes and well-engineered terraced hillsides.

Overnight in the Lodge!

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,700 m

On the fifth day of biking, you will move into Chame (2,670 m), surrounded basically by lush forests with massive mountains in the background.

You will travel along thick woods, complementing the waterfalls, to the destination of the day.

  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude2,670 m

The trail today is uphill yet rideable as it widens on a jeep track while the woodland gives way to an arid, mountainous region.

You will get to enjoy these great views of the Himalayas as you ride steadily to allow your body to acclimatize to the increasing altitude.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,351 m

It is an essential rest day to acclimatize to the high Himalayan environment and recharge yourself for further trekking by visiting a monastery or taking a side trip to Gangapurna Lake.

You have the option to go and see the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic as well.

In the evening, you will explore the area and stay overnight at the guest house.

  • AccommodationLocal Guest House
  • MealsFull Meal Courses
  • Max. Altitude3,351 m

Today is a gentle climb from Manang to Throng Phedi via Yak Kharka, where you will take time to admire the mountain views.

Most of the trail is rideable, leaving a couple of sections where you can carry your bikes.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,450 m

You’ll start to trek very early in the morning, around 5:00 am, as you will have to make the long haul carrying and pushing the bike up more than 1,300 meters to Throng La, the largest navigable mountain pass in the world. 

It is the challenging part of the ride that defines the true spirit and passion of the mountain bikers while battling the altitude and shivering climate that is not only gasping but also awe, which proffers excellent rewards with magical sights of snow-capped mountains from Throng La and superb technical downhill on the other side.

It will have you grinning from ear to ear or, if a bit nervous, perhaps browning your trousers with 50 percent ride and 50 percent carrying off the bike at the time.

  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude4,450 m

The 10th day continues throughout the Kali Gandaki Valley to Tatopani (a natural hot spring), which starts out with gentle and flat movement along the pine forests and small villages.

You will follow the river, taking in all the gratifying vistas of snowy peaks.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,802 m

The trail is mostly downhill yet again this day, which starts comfortably and flat through the pine forest and some tiny villages with admirable snow-capped peaks to grasp in the heart while moving along the river.

  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude2,670 m

The ride begins after breakfast, following the river bed on a jeep track to Beni Bazaar, where the riding trail meets the road to Pokhara.

The company vehicle will be there waiting for you to take us back to Pokhara.

    From the tourist paradise of Pokhara, you will set out for Kathmandu, which is a 6-7 hour ride via the Prithiv highway.

    On the way, the scenery from the window captivates you, which can be captured from the bus stop during the lunch break.

    In the evening, the company organizes a farewell dinner in a Nepali cultural dance restaurant to celebrate and bid goodbye.

    Overnight stay in the hotel!

    • AccommodationStandard Hotel

    On your departure day, we will drop you off at the terminal gate of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) 3 hours before the flight departure time.

    Thank you for trekking with us, and we hope you enjoy your trek with Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks.

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      Route Map
      Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking: 14 Days Map
      What's Included
      • 9 nights and 10 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
      • All airport transfers, including arrival and departure. Land 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, one 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
      • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
      • International flight & all domestic departure tax
      • Mountain Bike. You can hire a full-suspension mountain bike for 50-65 USD per bike per day
      • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
      • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
      • Hot Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
      • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
      • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
      • 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: MondayOct 02, 2023End DateEnds: SundayOct 15, 2023PricePriceUS$1775StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: MondayOct 09, 2023End DateEnds: SundayOct 22, 2023PricePriceUS$1775StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: MondayOct 16, 2023End DateEnds: SundayOct 29, 2023PricePriceUS$1775StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: MondayOct 23, 2023End DateEnds: SundayNov 05, 2023PricePriceUS$1775StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: MondayOct 30, 2023End DateEnds: SundayNov 12, 2023PricePriceUS$1775StatusStatusAvailable
      Client Reviews
      • Mountain Biking Annapurna Circuit - 14 Days


        Our communication with Rana at Adventure Himalayan Travels & treks was good, the reply was always quick and he replied to all our questions and inquiries. We also met shortly our first night in Kathmandu for greetings and introduction to our guide Harka. Harka is a great guy with lots of humour and an excellent guide. He made sure that we had everything we needed on the trek at all times. Whether it was keeping track on bookings, go in advance to order lunch or helping out with the bikes so they always was in good condition. You name it and Harka fix. We felt real lucky with such an experienced and pro guide. Absolutely worth a little xtra pay. The route and scenery was awesome both up and down, and on the way down from Thurong pass towards Pokhara we went trough some awesome downhill and real fun singel trails. The ride in general was at times quite hard and bumpy and also quite technical, so a little experience in advance is nice, but not a necessity you just need to go real slow at times. All in all great experience, totally recommend and much more fun to bike than hike.

        Pål Tufte Sogn'sNorway,Apr 17, 2023
      • Mountain Biking Annapurna Circuit - 14 Days


        Dear Rana, With “Adventure Himalayan Travels & Treks” I have had one of my most beautiful travel experiences ever. Organization in your hands was completely finished. I had a top quality Mountain bike available. It was a wonderful track, the weather conditions may not have been optimal – lots of snow – but the satisfaction afterwards was great. Also a big thanks to Purna, my guide, who was always by my side, and contributed to the success of my crossing of the Thorang La Pass (5416 m high) I can only recommend this trip with “Adventure Himalayan Travels & Treks » with great enthusiasm to every Mountain bike-enthusiast. Richard 13 – 26 March 2023

        Richard Hahn Hahn'sLuxembourg,Apr 02, 2023

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