Majestic Annapurna Round has been considered one of the best trekking routes in the world. In recent years the construction of Jeep trails accessing the majority of the circuit has brought many changes to the region but most significantly to us, as mountain bikers, it’s made possible a high altitude bike route that cannot be matched anywhere else on the earth. This stunning bike trip takes you to some of the most beautiful places in the world and it is not hard to see why… circling the spectacular Annapurna Massif of numerous 6000-8000m peaks, the trek passes through two geographically and culturally distinct river valleys which are separated by the famous and challenging 5416m Thorong- La pass at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Passing from Paddy field to Himalayan high dessert then pine forest, subtropical jungle, encountering towering cliff, waterfalls and pristine mountain village, temples,
monasteries, Mani wall and prayers wheel, apple orchards, natural hot springs along the way it is the
variety of terrain and landscape that is what has really made this route stand out as unique for so long.
As mountain bikers we’re out to have fun and we understand the importance of not just following the simplest route so we’ll put the extra effort to seek out the best trails that we know will leave you grinning from ear to ear!
Landing into the Himalayan country, Home of eight 8000ers including Mount Everest top of the worldand the birth place of Lord Buddha. Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to the Hotel.
After arrival in Hotel we may do sightseeing in Kathmandu valley based on your arrival time.
Today we will leave the hustle and bustle Kathmandu and move peacefully toward peaceful Pokhara where we are located. We’ll drive through sub tropical hills, terrace, river beds and wonderful villages.
We will have lunch on the way. We will stop to enjoy the views to take glance and snapshots.
Today is a great day for us to show you our play ground. Have plenty of trails to ride around mixed trails to give you all the taste of Pokhara. We will have 3 to 5 hours ride out on surrounding hills, lakes, forest and national championship trails. It will make you feel good before starting the big adventure.
Today is day we start our big adventure! We will start early in the morning from our office at Pokhara.
We drive on our Jeep to Besishahar. After reaching we assemble bikes and have a lunch then ride to place called Jagat. Today’s ride will be mostly uphill along Jeep track with subtropical forest and villages along the Marshyangdi River.
Leaving Jagat behind riding along Marshyangdi riverbed on a jeep trails with beautiful views with waterfalls and Jungles and little villages you will be wondering and questioning yourself while riding and may push bike at some points. We will ride mostly up hills as we are heading to the Himalayas.
Today is a day to enjoy the sceneries through jungles, riverbed villages, suspension bridges, apple orchards, and waterfall and of ‘course challenging stairs and up hills. Our day will be worthy after arrival in Chame it is because Chame has surprises to unfold you with amazing views and unique settlement and is the headquarter of Manang district.
We will enjoy today’s ride. It is uphill at the first through pine forest then after Dhikur Pokhari there will be beautiful amazing ride on a jeep trails with amazing views which are completely different then previous days. We will smell and feel and touch the Himalayas. We will ride through Humde airport one of the highest commercial airport in the world.
Though today is rest day we will do other activities like exploration around villages and hiking to surrounding hills for acclimatization.
We will be heading to our Himalayan high as we are prepared for thin air. Our ride will be gentle climb until yak Kharka some section will be pushing. We will see some local people horse ride on the way and same trail we will be biking. Today we will have chance to see Yaks but not yeti! We will stay in Thorong Phedi just at the bottom of Thorong-La.
Today is the biggest and challenging day of our entire trip we will be passing the Throng-La (5416m) not an easy day! But take it easy push or carry bike appreciating how lucky you’re to be in this Majestic Himalayas. Your body will be tired but mind will be blowing with amazing views and an awesome experience. We will take it easily once we reach on the top you will be rewarded by the stunning view of the heavenly Himalayas. After the pass all the way down to the Muktinath.
We are very cool as we already have finished all the most challenging part of our ride now only we have to do is enjoy the rides through Mustang valley and smile with almighty Himalayas. We have option today either to choose one of the best single tracks of Mustang the Lupra valley or just follow easy jeep trails with amazing view. We will ride on skyline through temple, monasteries, prayer flags and Kali Gandaki river valley. We will be staying in Apple capital.
Today is the day we are heading toward low land from thin air. Our lungs will get more air into it and you will feel different topography and geology then yesterday. We will ride through authentic Nepali foothills villages with some jeep and single trails. We’ll ride through Kaligandaki river Valley the deepest gorge of the world. We’ll end our ride today in the hot spring town called Tatopani. We will have opportunity to retreat our muscle/ body into the natural hot spring.
From Tatopani we’ll ride through Kaligandaki river bed along the dirt road we have no optional ride trails. We’ll roll through villages, temples and bushes. The ride will be final ride in Mustang region. Once we reach to Beni our van will be waiting us to transfer to Sarankot. We stay in a local guest house to superb view of the Annapurna Himalayan range.
We will have one of the best sunrise and 3 eight 8000ers views along with others peaks from Sarangkot 360 degree view point in the morning and after having breakfast we will ride down to Pokhara valley with our local trail and have a lunch in our Lakeside. After this ride we will chill out and relax afternoon.
It is sadly the end of our Round Annapurna trip but if you are keen to stay on longer we can help you arrange more adventures in Pokhara such as Paragliding, Hiking or white water rafting, and Canyoning.
Alternatively we can help you arrange further travel in Nepal. Of course if it’s time to head home we can help arrange transport options back to Kathmandu airport. It’s up to you, if you have any questions please feel free to ask.