Classic Annapurna Circuit
Tour Operator Himalayan Single Track
14 days (Bike: 10 days)
220 km (~22km per day)
Himalayan Single Track
Mountain Biking in the Himalayan Wilderness
To Mountain Bike Annapurna is on the bucket-list of many avid cyclists. This challenging high pass route through the Himalaya’s certainly has its appeal to mountain bikers.
Our guides keep telling us to take out the first day of this brutal climb up to Manang, but we keep saying to them, no matter where you start to Mountain Bike Annapurna, the first day is tough! Not to put you off, but this circuit is exactly that. It’s essentially five days of climbing to the heights of Throng La (5416m). Sometimes the way up is rough and rocky, sometimes covered in Ice and Snow, it is nothing short of Brutal! That’s why it’s also the route chosen by Yak Attack, the toughest bike race in the world.
BUT as the saying goes, what goes up must come down and indeed coming down is what we do best! Our route does not go straight down to Jomsom like many others do. We take you on some epic single tracks down through the famed Lubra Valley and beyond. After all, you did just spend five days climbing and humping your bike over a frozen mountain pass, so at the very least we want you to enjoy the downhill.
By far and away, to mountain bike Annapurna is one of our most popular trips offered by Himalayan Single Track. Of course it has a lot more to offer other than the psychical challenges and the trails. It’s a journey along one river valley and down another between some of the biggest mountains in the world! The scenery is stunning and along the way you will pass through many authentic villages, experience the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people and enjoy the delicious food and mind boggling views.
US$ 1790 Guided
2021 3rd April, 13th May, 15th Oct, 31st Oct, 4th Nov, 15th Nov25th Sept, 10th Oct, 25th Nov 2019 11th April, 13th May, 18th Oct, 31st Oct, 4th Nov, 21st Nov
US$290 per person
10% for 3 or more riders
ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
Kathmandu Sightseeing Entry Fees, Tatopani Hot Springs
Pokhara to Kathmandu
All airport taxes and Service Charges
Excess Luggage Charges up to 7kg Over weight
Meals during the biking trip
Traditional Nepalie Welcome Dinner
Airport Transfers (All)
Private Vehicle Kathmandu to Besishar
Private Vehicle Beni to Pokhara
13 Days Qualified Mountain Bike Guide (MBLA Certificate and Wilderness First Aid)
10 Days Porter, Pony and Pony Handler
Support Guide for group over five people
All Guide and Porter expenses and insurance
Full use of Himalayan Single Track
Workshop for assembling, washing and packing bikes
Travel tool box carried by guides on tour
Personal Travel Insurance (Evacuation)
Personal expenses (Ie Laundry, Booze)
Bike hire available
Full Suspension US$35 per day (Giant Trance 3 or Giant Anthem SX)
Hard Tail US$18 per day (Giant Talon )
Who’s it for? People who mountain bike regularly, are fit and are looking for a multi-day mountain bike adventure that gets their heart rate going.
Fitness Factor: – Good cardio fitness and bike carrying strength and stamina required.
Skill Factor: – Confident in rocky descents and not to bothered by exposure.
Comfort Zone: – Homely tea houses, cozy fires and great food … Not exactly glamorous, but nothing too off the charts! WiFi access in most places.
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