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More like a Himalayan mountain bike expedition, this is a very serious undertaking for only the very fit, strong, experienced mountain biker and involves high altitudes. Once the preserve of the adventurous trekker, the Annapurna Circuit is nowadays also considered as an epic mountain bike adventure. In essence the journey is split into two. Uphill all the way to the top of the mighty Thorung La (5416m) and then downhill all the way to Galeshowr (approx. 1100m). Reaching the Thorung La requires some very challenging riding, as well as a fair bit of pushing/carrying and you must be prepared and able to carry your bike. From the Thorung La it's almost all rideable for the whopping 4000m+ descent. It is impossible to provide vehicle support for much of this journey and so your baggage is carried from the outset by porters until you have crossed the Thorung La and reached Muktinath. From here bags will be carried by locally chartered jeeps. This is a very committed, arduous biking challenge. Very much a 'badge of honour' to those who complete it and most certainly a journey never to be under estimated. If the idea of riding, pushing and shoving to the Thorung La is not your idea of fun, then our Kali Gandaki Attack mountain bike trip and The Mustang Raid adventure holiday both feature the main downhill section of the Annapurna Circuit.
Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for the nights spent in trekkers lodges. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.
NOTE: The ride/route to Manang can be shortened/amended by using the now finished jeep road to Manang.
15 Days - Very Challenging - Max altitude 5416m - 10 days Mountain Biking- 3nts Hotels - 11nts Trekkers Lodges
The price shown is for guideline purposes. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers, private overland travel, internal flights as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary, entry-level front suspension mountain bike & helmet, main baggage transfers by porters/vehicles, permits & fees & an english-speaking guide.
B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 - Drive to Besishar
Day 3- Ride to Chamje
Day 4 - Ride to Dharapani
Day 5 - Bike to Chame (well mostly bike)
Day 6 - Bike to Manang
Day 7 - Acclimatisation Day in Manang
Day 8 - Ride to Letdar
Day 9 - Bike to High Camp
Day 10- The terrible Thorung La
Day 11 - Down (yes down) to Marpha
Day 12 - Down to Tatopani
Day 13 - Bike to Galeshowr and transfer to Pokhara
Day 14 - Fly to Kathmandu
Day 15 - Depart Nepal
Don't forget, this trip can be customised
See this example itinerary in detail here
£ GBP 1325
$ US 1716
€ EUR 1529
All meals 'on tour'
Example Itinerary Overview