Often been voted as one of the best long-distance trekking trails in the world, Annapurna Circuit is a renowned trail in Nepal. As of 2019, the motorable road access is comfortable during the dry season up to Manang. For those who love extreme adventure in the high altitude, Mountain Biking in Annapurna Circuit has become a great alternative.
Mountain biking is one of the adventurous and challenging activities. Most of the people around the world visit Nepal for mountain biking in the rural trails. Likewise, the challenging uphills and endless single track downhill are what makes mountain biking famous in Nepal.
Mountain bike to Annapurna Circuit offers access to beautiful cultures, fascinating villages, myths and traditions, dramatic mountain vistas, and dramatically changing scenery. The rural path uphill and downhill makes the trek a fantastic experience to the people who prefer adventure in life.
Highlights Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking
- Mountain biking in the rural trails
- Panoramic views of different mountains
- Experiencing the lifestyle of people living there
- A closer look at the culture and tradition
Today promptly in the first part of the day, we will drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar. It takes 6 hrs to reach Besishar from Kathmandu. On the way Annapurna ranges, cascades can be seen. We will go through various villages as well.
Today after breakfast, we will ride to Tal from Besi Sahar. The trail follows the route of Marsyangdi river and after that, we will ascend uphill. The ride today will be challenging as we have to go through uphills. Overnight at Tal.
Today after breakfast we will ride to Chame from Tal. There is a Mani wall in between the trails that we ride today. After going through the fields of different vegetation, we will pass through the narrow way. From Tal to Danaque we have to ride through the steep way uphill. And after that we will reach Chame and stay overnight there.
Today, we will head towards Manang from Chame by riding. We will be facing a 1-hour flat trail and the remaining uphill. On the way, we will pass through the small bushy area, enjoying the view of many peaks. Similarly, we will ride towards Manang. Manang is a big village in the Annapurna area. Every kind of facilities like massage, shop, wifi, electricity is found there. Stay overnight.
Acclimatization implies the day when we remain at where we arrived last time and make some side outings of that place. Today, we will ride up to Gangapurna Lake (3,800m). From there the view of Annapurna ranges, Chu La ranges can be seen. After that, we will descend crossing the suspension bridge and straight forward and get back to Manang.
From Manang, we will ride to Yak Kharka today ascending upwards. Due to the rise in elevation, it can be a little difficult for the riders. Enoying the culture and villages on the way we will reach Thorang Phedi. Stay overnight at Thorang Phedi.
Today we will wake up a bit earlier and ride to Muktinath from Thorong Phedi via Thorong La pass. At 3 am we will ride towards High camp in the uphill trail. Similarly, from there, we will head to Thorang La pass and Muktinath all the way downward. After reaching the destination the view of Thorang peak and other mountains will welcome us. Though it's a stressful day as ride a little more, the trip will be enjoyable.
Today we will wave goodbye to Muktinath and ride to Tukuche. From Muktinath we will be riding to Lupra Valley, one the beautiful valley of Nepal and then reach Tukuche. Stay overnight at Tukuche.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will get ready for the ride to Tatopani from Tukuche. The way is damaged so you need to be careful while riding the bike. Stay overnight in Tatopani.
Today we will ride to Beni from Tatopani. After reaching Beni we will have our lunch and drive back to Pokhara.
Today is the farewell day when we will say goodbye to the beautiful place Pokhara and driving back to Kathmandu.