For as long as Nepal has been open to tourism, The Annapurna circuit has been one of the most popular trekking trails. The gentle inclines and well maintained trails make this one of the best ways to get into the heart of the Himalayas on a Mountain Bike. This journey is a combination of biking and trekking, but as progression develops the trail to bring amenities to the remote villages, the way is becoming more and more bike friendly and will certainly offer you the experience of a life time. The route takes you around the massive Annapurna range and back into the Pokhara Valley, passing between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs and along side the gushing Kali Gandaki River and the deepest gorge in the world – The Kali Gandaki Gorge (24,000ft!!). The ride is technical and highly challenging and is a journey that you will never forget.
Ascend through pine forests as the trail opens into a fertile agriculture valley. The dirt trail leads you through villages and settlements and you get the opportunity to meet with friendly locals and snotty children of Pisang Village.
The trail still climbs but becomes more ride able today as it widens back into a jeep track. The jungle opens up into the arid mountain region and you can get great views of the Himalayas as you ride. It helps to take it steady in order to acclimatize.
Acclimatize and prepare for hard days ahead. Short hikes can be taken to explore the near by areas, visit high altitude lakes , rest in Manang, maybe you will not want to leave! From here you will be heading into the true mountain wilderness.
Carry down until second Thorung Phedi and from there to Muktinath 100% ride able – depending on your ability. Beginning from around 4 am in the morning, you have to make the long haul carrying and pushing your bike up more than 1300 meters to Thorung La. The most challenging section of the journey proffers excellent rewards with magnificent views from the pass and superb technical downhill on the other side that will have you grinning from ear to ear! Also you will arrive to a warm welcome and rest at Muktinath.
After yesterdays challenge, you will welcome fun jeep tracks and trails with a mostly downhill gradient! We have to start early as the wind gets up after 11 am making riding a bit more challenging. Chill out on this section and enjoy the views. Lunch at ancient town of Marpha famous for growing apples and making apple brandy!
All transfers, sightseeing tours and drives in Nepal & Nepal in a private deluxe A/C Vehicle accompanied by an English Speaking Tour Escort / Guide.
Services of an English speaking guide.
All applicable monumental entrance fees.
Welcome and farewell dinner
Safe drinking water while on excursion and drive.
Renting charges of Mountain Bikes
Back up pick up van for luggage and Cycle.
Services of cyclist and Mechanic.
Services not Inclued
International Airfares and Nepal Visa fees.
Regional and domestic Airfares (Quoted separately)
Hotel Accommodation in Nepal (Quoted separately)
Items of a personal nature as; bar bills, aerated drinks, laundry, telephone calls, personal gratuities as tips to guides, drivers, hotel bell hops, etc.
Personal Insurance against loss of valuables, theft, illness, hospitalization, medications, treatments and emergency helicopter, vehicle or plane charter evacuation charges.
Items not mentioned in above cost includes column.
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