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Unknown Bike Annapurna Circuit

The ultimate Himalayan Mountain Bike Challenge - Downhilling the Kali Gandaki Valley - Annapurna & Dhaulagiri


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


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Price Guide

£ GBP 1325

$ US 1716


Click here for more information about prices Detailed Itinerary

 EUR 1529

All meals 'on tour'


Map of the Annapurna Circuit Mountain Bike Route

The Annapurna Circuit

Trip Image Gallery All Annapurna Trips

Example Itinerary Overview

Departures Information Prices per person displayed are for guide line purposes only. Please contact us for a personal quotation. Factors such as the size of your party, seasonality, international exchange rates, tailor made options and final itinerary chosen etc will affect the price. For more info-see the “more information about prices” link below. tailor made nepal holidays & custom bhutan vacations Snow Cat Travel

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