Annapurna mountain biking tour
Annapurna circuit mountain biking tour is popular adventure trip in Nepal Himalaya. Annapurna mountain bike tour known as Annapurna circuit mountain bike tour take to you heart of the Annapurna trekking zone with spectacular Himalayan views including Annapurna , Dhaulagiri & Manaslu Himalayan range, mixed culture, beautiful landscape , lush valleys , temples & monasteries. After declared Annapurna circuit trekking trail world’s top ten trekking destination, Annapurna circuit cycling tour become more popular for cycling riders . Annapurna cycling tour is more adventures & challenging trip then the normal Annapurna circuit trek & Himalaya Journey Trekking has been operated several mountain biking trip in relevant areas.
Annapurna mountain biking tour start from Beshishar after 6 hours overland tour from Kathmandu. Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s guide led you through the beautiful valleys Bahundanda Jagat Dharapani chame pisang Manang . After one day acclimatization day at Manang, HJT guide led you through Khangsar to Tilicho lake (4192m- world highest located lake) then cross Meso kanto pass & finally reach in Mustang region (Jomsom). Our guide continue led through kali gandaki valley , Natural hot spring ( Tatopani) till beni then by private vehicle drive back to pokhara. Normally, Autumn & spring is best time mountain biking tour in Annapurna region but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per travelers wish and holiday schedule. Minimum three week holidays required for mountain biking in
Annapurna mountain biking tour itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1334m), transfer to hotel. Himalaya Journey Trekking representative will briefing about Annapurna circuit mountain biking tour. overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in Kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc .and prepare for the Annapurna circuit mountain biking tour . Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: We take a bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar (177 km, 5-6 hrs) taking lunch on the way and then staying overnight in a hotel at Besisahar. At Besisahar there are shops and a bank, and the entrance to the Annapurna Conservation Area. Lodge
Day 04: Our trek starts with a ride to Bahundanda (18km, 650m altitude gain to 1310m, but some covered by jeep). The biking includes single trails and a technical crossing of a river tributary on a bamboo suspension bridge. We then bike through extensive rice terraces with views of Himal Chuli, Buddha Himal and Manaslu, the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8156m. Lodge
Day 05: To Tal Manang (12km, 600hm, 1700m, about 40% ride-able). The first section from Bahundanda is a very technical trail with rocky ups and down. Several times you will need to push or carry your bike. But the journey is through a beautiful landscape of waterfalls, cliffs and gorges of the Marsyangdi River. At Tal there are lodges and shops. Lodge
Day 06: To Chame Manang (20.6km, 985hm, 2670m, about 55% ride-able). We continue uphill along a technical trail to reach Bagarchhap (about 8km), beyond which the trail heads through a fine area of jungle. Chame is a district headquarters of the Manang district and has offices, shops, and lodges. Lodge
Day 07: To Lower Pisang village (15.2km, 600hm, 3260m, 80% ride-able). The biking is easier today, following a trail beside the Marsyangdi River which goes through pine forest with views of the Annapurna Himal. We still need to push the bikes as we approach the Wave Rock, a huge rock weathered to look like a wave. Beyond it the going is easier along a lovely trail through pine forests. At Lower Pisang there are lodges and after a rest, and some tea or coffee, we can visit Upper Pisang which has a 15th century Monastery and amazing views of the Annapurna range and Pisang Peak. Lodge
Day 08: To Manang village (16.7km, 400hm, 3450m, 95% ride-able). A mostly flat trail, with more fine views of the Annapurna range and Pisang Peak. Lodge
Day 09: Today we rest at Manang to acclimatize, enjoying the village and perhaps visiting an old Monastery. Lodge
Day 10: (90% ride able). Today we bike past Braga, an unbelievably compact settlement where the old monastery has a marvelous statue of Buddha. Opposite the village are the glaciers from Annapurna III and IV, and the peaks of Gangapurna and Khangsar Kang. We continue on a broad, ride-able way to return to Manang. The village of solid stone houses is a real surprise in such a desert environment. Overnight accommodation in tents at 3500m. Lodge
Day 11: (50% ride able). We now leave the Round Annapurna trekking route and bike to Tilicho Base Camp. This route is rarely used by trekkers and the country is a little inhospitable, but offers an exciting tour. A super single-track trail leads past Kangshar (3770 m) to a desert landscape backed by high, snow- clad peaks. Now the way is rocky and sometimes narrow, and demands the highest concentration. Overnight accommodation in tents at Tilicho Base Camp (4200m). Camp.
Day 12: (50% ride able). Today we reach 5000m for the first time so we must take it slowly and concentrate: there must be no mistakes at this height. Suddenly the fairy-tale Tilicho Lake emerges before us. The lake lies in beautiful mountain country: the Cathedral Glacier flows straight into the lake. Tonight we camp on a meadow beside the lake at 5010m and enjoy the marvelous, changing colors of the mountains as evening approaches. Camp.
Day 13: (50% ride able). We cross a pass east of the lake. The ascent to the pass, at 5300m, is very steep and not ride-able. The pass is also sometimes snow covered, which makes for an exciting ride. We then descend to Tilicho Camp 2. where we overnight in tents at 5100m. Camp.
Day 14: (40% ride able). Today, after a short ascent (which is very rocky and cannot be ridden) we reach a unique lookout point, a 5200m pass from where we can see into distant Tibet and into the red landscape of Upper Mustang. We can also gaze at the enormous wall of Nilgiri and at Dhaulagiri, which, at 8137m, is the seventh highest mountain in the world. From the pass the way is downhill all the way to our overnight camp at 4300m. Camp.
Day 15: (90% ride able). Today the entire ride is downhill and not very technical. So it is a very pleasant day, and one with superb views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Our destination is Jomosom, the main town of the area. Jomosom is famous for its fruit orchards, the apples and apricots being the finest in Nepal. Jomoson has an airfield with daily flights to and from Pokhara, but these are usually only in the morning as in the afternoon the wind can prevent flying. After we arrive there is time to enjoy the town life, sauntering through the streets and lanes. We can also have a very welcome hot shower and a well-earned rest after the exertions of the last few days. Hotel accommodation at 2900m. Lodge.
Day 16: To Kalopani (24.8km, 2530m, 85% ride-able). At first we follow the Kali Gandaki river through the villages of Thakali, Marpha, Tukuche and Larjung. The next section is easy riding, following a jeep track to Kalopani, a beautiful village set below the Dhaulagiri Himal. From the village there is a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, the Nilgiri peaks and Annapurna I. Lodge.
Day 17: To Tatopani, (23km, 1190m, 75% ride-able). Downhill at first, then a technical section where we cross a suspension bridge and ride through pine forest to reach Ghasa where there are several lodges. From here the trail goes steeply down to the Rupse waterfall, one of the biggest on the route, where we have lunch at a restaurant with a fine view of the falls. Beyond, the trail is much easier, going through Dana village and crossing rice paddies to reach Tatopani, a small town on the north bank of Kali Gandaki River. This is a great place to stay as there are hot springs and cold beer. Lodge.
Day 18: To Beni Baazar (24km, 830m, 90% ride-able). The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River through the world's deepest gorge to reach Beni. This is a fun day, with an excellent trail and a section of new road. Beni is the headquarters of Parbat District and has many shops and hotels. From here we take a bus for the 78km to Pokhara. Hotel
Day 19: After breakfast Pokhara , by bus/private vehicle or by flight back to Kathmandu & in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel .
Day 20: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.
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- Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
- Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
- Kathmandu Besishar overland transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
- Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
- Trekking / tour accomodation in Tea house / Lodge & camping as mentioned in itinerary
- Bike Permit Annapurna conservations fee
- Annapurna conservation area project permit ( ACAP permit)
- Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
- Tent two person sharing and Mattress.
- Dining tent, Kitchen Tent and all kitchen Equipments.
- Bike Guide and Nepali sherpas, cook & Porters.
- Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
- Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
- Beni to pokhara overland transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
- One night hotel accomodation in Pokhara on BB basis (two star catagory hotel) as mentioned in itinerary
- Pokhara Kathmandu overland transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
- Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
- All program as mentioned in itinerary
- Overland transportation
- Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Bike guide, cook and porters)
- Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
- Airport drop
- Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
- International flight ticket
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
- Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24. al equipments
- High risk medical insurance
- Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
- Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
- Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
- Alcoholic drinks.
- Bike Bike Helmet.
- Necessary equipments for bike and cold.
- Sleeping bag.
- Shoe for both hike and bike.
- Gloves for both bike and cold.
- Bike glasses.
- Requirement parts and tools if you have disc and Magura brake in your bike.
- Nepal Visa Fee
- Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
- Purely personal nature expenses
- Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).
Nepal Trekking & mountain biking Equipments
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Trekking Hat, cat
- Trekking woollen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
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