Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 5416m
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Group Size N/A


Trip Facts

Location: Annapurna Region(Annapurna Circuit Mountain Bike)

Duration: 13 days

Grade: Challenging

Start From: Kathmandu

End To: Kathmandu

Max. elevation: 5416 m

Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; Tea houses during the biking days

Biking Difficulty: Challenging/Technical (High altitude, uphill, downhill, single track)

Biking Hours: 4-6 hrs.

Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking

Annapurna circuit mountain bike tours generally take you on an epic adventure, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world.  The Annapurna Circuit is an extremely tough adventure for riders. Annapurna Circuit mountain biking is a classic mountain bike trip to the Annapurna range. The journey offers the spectacular view of gigantic mountains like the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak, and many other Himalayas. Besides, the riders get to witness the traditional villages on the tough trails of the Annapurna Circuit.

The 13 days Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip starts from a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Besisahar is the starting point of the bike trip. Likewise, the trip takes you to the Kali Gandaki Valley via the Gurung town of Manang, the highest pass of Nepal—Thorung-La pass, and the holy temple of Muktinath. The bikers will pass through stunning landscapes highlighting lush Himalayan forests, waterfalls, natural hot springs, monasteries, temples, Mani walls, Chortens, Himalayan villages, and many more. Besides the panorama of the Himalayas and landscapes, this Mountain Bike Tours also gives a chance to witness the culture of different ethnic groups residing in this region. 

Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip is a tough bike trip that is suitable for people striving for thrilling adventures. The ride will take place on rickety suspension bridges, quickly crossover active landslide zones, and gaze at peaks while going up against gravity. Furthermore, you will be surrounded by the snow-capped mountains, suspension bridges, pine forests, sparse mountain villages & stunning views in every direction.


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Our Airport representative will pick you up from the airport terminal and transfer you to the hotel of your choice. depending on your arrival time, you can stroll either around the city or even rest in the hotel.  Then, at the hotel, your guide will give you a short briefing about the biking tour. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02

Preparation & Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After having a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you will today explore the capital of Nepal.  Your sightseeing tour includes the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. Start the sightseeing tour with Pashupatinath temple, devoted to Lord Shiva. Then, from Pashupatinath drive for a few minutes to Boudhanath, a 36m stupa highly influenced by Tibetan culture. From Boudhanath, drive to Swayambhunath, a 2500 years old temple with a unique feature of Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows painted on it. 

Then, finally, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which reflects ancient art and architecture, culture, and tradition. Similarly,  we will explore the Royal Palace, Hanuman Dhoka, and other several heritage sites inside Durbar Square. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03

Transfer from Kathmandu to BesiSahar

Today you will leave Kathmandu at around 8:00 am. While the riders get an early breakfast, the crew members will load the luggage and bikes onto the transfer vehicles for the coach transfer to BesiSahar. After a 6- hour drive, you will reach Besi Sahar by mid-afternoon. Then, you will have plenty of time to explore the town and stretch your legs on the trails up the mountains.

Day 04

Besi Sahar to Taal

After an early breakfast, you will leave Besi Sahar encountering lots of small stream crossings. After approximately 5km of fairly flat terrain, the trails ascend towards Taal. The total distance covered by the bike today will be around 30 km. Taal is situated on the banks of the Marshyangdi river. You can spend your evening exploring there.

Day 05

Taal to Chame

Today, the altitude rises by 1300m. After breakfast, leaving Taal,  the trail ascends a steep and rocky jeep track, passing through a spectacular waterfall and reaching Timing. The ride today will be a total of 36km, where the final 9km of riding offers a little respite from continuous climbing.  It reaches Chame, one of the Annapurna areas larger villages situated in a narrow valley. The problems of altitude sickness may arise from here as temperatures are considerably lower than at Besi Sahar.

Day 06

Chame to Manang

Ascend to Manang from Chame today. However, as you ascend in altitude, the riding distances may get shorter and yet challenging. The trail ascends through pine forests before following an open valley up towards Manang. The Riders could encounter lots of mud and even their first snow during this section depending upon the weather condition. You will encounter several beautiful villages along the way, get a chance to learn about their culture, tradition, and way of life along the way.

Day 07

Rest Day in Manang

Today you will be resting in Manang. Manang is a wonderful place for acclimatization. You will give your proper rest reaching a high altitude as well as have a rest day from riding. Man and has a lot to offer to tourists. There are plenty of interesting and scenic hikes you can do at Manang. Also, if you want to relax in cafes.and bakeries then managing has everything you want.

Day 08

Manang to Thorong Phedi

Day 8 may be a little easier for you as it will cover the shortest distance. However, that doesn’t mean that the journey will be easier. You will be covering 17km today at 4450m above sea level. Since altitude can be the biggest obstacle today, snow and extreme cold can be an issue as well. Nevertheless, the scenario is extremely breathtaking. The hour-long ride will be worth it once you reach the destination for the day.

Day 09

Thorong Phedi to Kagbeni via the Thorong La Pass

From Thorong Pedi, the bikers need to start early as high winds can pick up later on in the day on the top of the pass. The high winds make it challenging to ride so it is wise to avoid them. Starting early at 5 am in the dark, through snow and freezing temperatures you will reach the highest point of the trip, Thorong La, at 5416m. The journey takes about 3-6 hours according to your ride. Likewise, the descent will be clear of snow from the very top, from 5416m to 2700m in 20km leading you back to the warmth of Kagbeni; the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Day 10

Kagbeni to Tatopani

From Kagbeni we will go to Tatopani where we can enjoy the hot spring. Tatopani will be the day’s final destination. Starting early and riding 58km predominantly downhill takes riders back down to the sub-tropical heat and oxygen-rich air. However, the 1st 35 km is a gentle drop to the world’s deepest George, Kali Gandaki. Similarly, the last 23 km will be to the Tatopami through jaw-clattering, rough and rapid descent that will test both man and machine. 

However, the tough journey will be worth it once we reach the hot spring in Tatopani. Therefore, the refreshing bath in Tatopani soaks away the aches and pains of 10 days on the trail.

Day 11

Tatopani to Beni & transfer to Pokhara

Today is the last ride of this trip where you will be riding from Tatopani to Beni and finally to tourism city Pokhara. The trail is relaxing down to the  end of the trails. The 1st 21km stops at Beni and then from there the riders will head to Pokhara via Maldhunga. After arriving in Pokhara, you can stroll around the lakeside and go for a refreshing dinner at night.

Day 12

Pokhara to Kathmandu

Early morning after breakfast, you can either fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The drive will take you through the wonderful landscapes of Nepal however, the flight will be for about 25 minutes. If you choose to fly, you will have a lot of time to spend in Kathmandu. You can either go for some trinket shopping or explore some of the many temples and places of interest in the city. Later in the evening, we will have a farewell dinner at a typical thakali restaurant in Thamel. At night, you can either rest at a hotel or go for fun at tourist hub places.

Day 13


Bidding farewell to your wonderful biking journey to the Annapurna circuit, today our representative will transfer you to the Airport terminal and wish you your safe and wonderful journey.

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Service Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • All Airport Pickups and drop off by the private vehicles
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom and Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Lodge and teahouse accommodation during the trek in the Mustang region.
  • Experienced and professional mountain biking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples)
  • HardTail mountain Bike and other maintenance.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • All necessary permits.
  • Office Service charge.
  • All Government Tax.

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment such as sleeping bags, jackets
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Airfares and Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Entry fee to temples and monasteries or any tourist places
  • Personal expenses such as bars, shopping, or telephone bills
  • Gratitude for guide and drivers
  • Any Alcoholic beverages