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14 Days Annapurna Circuit Cycling Holiday in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Challenging Cycling Holiday Nepal

This holiday is an adventure cycling that will take you through the rugged mountain roads via Manang, Thorong, La Pass, Jomsom, and Muktinath to Pokhara. This is perfect for travelers craving to witness the incredible highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trail. Although small numbers of visitors touring by mountain bike have ridden the whole route, this pedaling adventure around Annapurna is an extreme riding challenge across the high mountain pass of Thorung La at 5,416 meters and deep valleys. Let this tour begin!

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: mountainous
  • Difficulty level: Challenging (cyclist needs to have a high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total distance: 121 miles / 230 kilometers
  • Average Elevation: 5,416 meters / 17,769 feet
  • Bike type: Mountain bike

Highlights

  • High altitude biking
  • Conquer Thorong La Pass
  • Explore villages and sacred sites
  • Riding in the mountain range and valley
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Cycling guide services
  • Baggage transport

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


10 days with instruction
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Accommodation

During this cycling holiday, you will be staying at various accommodations in Nepal in hotels and teahouses.

Nights one, two, and 13 will be spent at a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis.

Hotel accommodations will be arranged for you in Besisahar on night three.

Relax in Tal on night four.

Doze off in Chame on night five

Get some good sleep in Manang on nights six and seven.

Enjoy Thorong Phedi on night eight.

Get comfortable in Muktinath on night nine.

Cozy accommodations wait for you in Tukuche on night 10.

Unwind in Tatopani on night 11.

Have a well-earned rest in Beni on night 12.

Program

The route will take you to some of the most stunning places and exotic biking routes of the Annapurna Circuit Trail, catering the varieties of landscapes and Himalayan panorama including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and the Himalayan territory just above Upper Mustang.

During the bike tour, you will be able to ride over 5,416 meters high through Thorong La pass and visit authentic Buddhist villages, sacred monasteries, and temples. The biking trip will let you explore the lifestyle of the locals with spectacular mountain views of Annapurna one, two, three, and four, the world deepest gorge, and the part of the kingdom of Mustang, the rain shadow area of Nepal.

The biking tour in Nepal is truly a strenuous holiday activity which demands sound physical status and hunger to sustain the toughest geographical conditions. The top-notch biking gears and expert guides will surely make the two-wheeler adventure in and around Annapurna more wonderful. Throughout the biking tour, you will have nature, culture, and adventure as highlights.

Day 1: Arrival day, transfer, and overnight at the hotel (1,345 meters / 4,413 to feet)

Day 2: Pre-biking meeting and cycling around Kathmandu valley

Day 3: Drive to Besisahar and overnight at the hotel (760 meters / 2,493 feet)

Day 4: Drive from Besisahar to Tal (23 miles / 37.4 kilometers - 1,700 meters / 5,577 feet)

Day 5: Drive from Tal to Chame (14 miles / 22.6 kilometers - 2,670 meters / 8,760 feet)

Day 6: Drive from Chame to Manang (18 miles / 29.7 kilometers - 3,540 meters / 11,614 feet)

Day 7: Acclimatization in Manang and explore the village

Day 8: Drive from Manang to Thorong Phedi (13 miles / 19 kilometers - 4,450 meters / 14,600 feet)

Day 9: Drive from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (14 miles - 22 kilometers / 3,760 meters / 12,336 feet)

via Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters / 17,770 feet)

Day 10: Drive from Muktinath to Tukuche via Lupra (20 miles / 32 kilometers - 2,590 meters / 8,498 feet)

Day 11: Drive from Tukuche to Tatopani (26 miles / 42 kilometers - 1,190 meters / 3,904 feet)

Day 12: Drive from Tatopani to Beni (899 meters / 2,949 feet) and jeep ride to Pokhara (16 miles / 25 kilometers - 830 meters / 2,723 feet)

Day 13: Drive or flight back to Kathmandu and overnight at the hotel

Day 14: Departure to your onward destination

Skill level

Advanced:

  • can cycle for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of bicycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

This cycling tour will take place in Kathmandu, Besisahar, Tal, Chame, Manang, Thorong Phedi, Muktinath, Tukuche, Tatopani, and Beni in Nepal. Nepal is a Himalayan landlocked country with China in the north and India on the rest side. The topographical variation starts from 70 meters lowland to the world’s highest peak, Everest, on 8,848 meters, resulting from the sub-tropical to Arctic climatic condition within the span of 200 kilometers in width.

Nepal boasts of many diverse cultural world heritage sites including Lumbini which is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Cultural diversity and topographical variation make Nepal a unique destination for the cultural and adventure enthusiasts.

Food

During this cycling holiday, you will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Services of a biking guide with good knowledge of bike repair kits
  • Bikes, front suspension, and helmet
  • All ground transport by a private vehicle
  • Guide salary, insurance, and equipment
  • All needed biking permit and TIMS
  • Local sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All meals during the biking program
  • Support porter and baggage transport

What's not included

  • International flight
  • Nepal visa
  • Lunch and dinner as per the itinerary
  • All kinds of personal drinks, bar bills, and beverages
  • Personal biking equipment
  • Travel and rescue insurance for emergency evacuation
  • Tips for the guide and support team

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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