Annapurna Circuit Biking

Annapurna Circuit Biking

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Annapurna Circuit Biking

13 Days Starting and ending in Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu, Besisahar, Lamjung, Tal, Chame, Manang, Thorong Phedi - Thorong La Road, Muktinath, Tukuche, Tatopani Myagdi, Pokhara

Tour operator:

Ace the Himalaya

Tour code:

ATH3324

Recommended For:

18-30 somethings, Couples, Singles

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 15

Physical rating:

Tough

Age range:

18-60

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural

Activities:

Cycling, Trekking

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Tour Overview

This extraordinary Annapurna Circuit Biking trip takes you to some of the most stunning and exotic biking routes in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit biking tour passes through a variety of different landscapes, from lush sub-tropical rainforest, deep valleys and cultivated fields, to wooded alpine and high deserts. Visit many different villages, meeting the local hill communities and enjoying frequent spectacular views of massive Himalayan peaks, including Annapurnas and Manaslu. Reach the lowland villages, dense oak forests, deep gorges and lovely isolated hamlets to the lap of the mighty high mountains and the Gangapurna lake – one of the beautiful altitude fresh water lakes. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416 m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent mountain sceneries in the world.

Begin your mountain biking trip after driving from Kathmandu to Besisahar via ground transportation. This is the starting point of biking (and also that of trekking). From here begin biking anti-clockwise around the Annapurna massif. The trail climbs gradually, allowing you to acclimatize to the high altitudes, as you travel along the Marsyangdi Valley. After the crossing of the Thorong La Pass, descend to Muktinath, one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites. From here, cross Lupra Valley to reach Jomsom, and then descend down to Tukuche, Tatopani and finally at Beni where your biking ends. A jeep will transfer you to Pokhara and the next day return to Kathmandu.

As demanding the rugged terrain and technical tracks are, this Annapurna Circuit Biking trip is designed for the more experienced riders, and not recommended for beginners. It will be grueling but surely worth every drop of sweat.

Highlights

  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 m
  • Tasting the renowned apples, apple pie and apple wine in Jomsom
  • Sight-seeing in Muktinath and exploring the popular hiking routes in the area
  • Bathing in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Crystal-clear mountain range visible from Pokhara
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant on the day before departure

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Kathmandu (1,345 M)
Location: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. He will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Day 2 : Pre-Biking Meeting And Drive To Besisahar (760 M)
Location: Besisahar, Lamjung
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, after breakfast, take a six-hour ride to Besisahar. It is the starting point of the biking trip. There make necessary preparations and meet the support team which includes porters for carrying your luggage and equipments.

Day 3 : Ride From Besisahar To Tal (1,700 M)
Location: Tal
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

The beginning trail follows the course of the Marshyangdi River along the right side of the valley. As you ascend uphill, you gain about 1,000 meters in elevation. Today is the perfect prelude to more thrilling riding in the days to follow.

Day 4 : Ride From Tal To Chame (2,670 M)
Location: Chame
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

Leaving Tal, there is a mani wall (dry stone wall inlaid with Buddhist prayer slates) in the middle of the path. These should always be passed on the left going clockwise. After going through green corn, barley and potato fields, the valley becomes narrow again. From Tal to Danaque it will involve a large percent of push / carry with a very steep hard climb out of Danaque. From here though it becomes more ride-able with closer views of snow-capped peaks and a wide flowing trail to the finish.

Day 5 : Ride From Chame To Manang (3,540 M)
Location: Manang
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

Ascend through pine forests as the trail opens into a fertile agriculture valley. The dirt trail leads you through villages and settlements and you get the opportunity to meet with friendly locals and snotty children. From Pisang (3,230 m), the route follows through a wide valley that opens up ahead of us.

Day 6 : Acclimatization In Manang And Visit To Gangapurna Lake And Glacier
Location: Manang
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

You won’t ride further today. Just explore around the Himalayan town to acclimatize to high altitude. Ascending rapidly could have potentially fatal consequences. There are many short excursions from Manang. One of them is a visit to Gangapurna Lake. It will take about half an hour to reach this beautiful lake. We will also go for a short hike to one of the hills which will take around an hour to reach. You can witness the majestic Mt. Gangapurna standing tall and also the beautiful lake beneath from the top of the hill. Rest of the time can be spent in acclimatizing and enjoying the environment around.

Day 7 : Ride From Manang To Thorong Phedi (4,450 M)
Location: Thorong Phedi - Thorong La Road
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

Leave Manang and then start climbing towards Yak Kharka (4,010 m). Continue to ascend to higher altitude. Pedaling becomes a very hard work due to elevation. So, go slowly. Enjoy the scenery and culture of the region. It is important to remain physically and mentally prepared for the highest ascent of the next day.

Day 8 : Ride From Thorong Phedi To Muktinath (3,760 M) Via Thorong La Pass (5,416 M)
Location: Muktinath
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

Wake up very early for the 4-am start which is necessary to cross Thorong La Pass. The trail can get windy later making it difficult to cross the pass. It will take approximately 4 hours to reach the pass (approx 3 km). You will have to carry your bike to get there. The climb is demanding, the effects of altitude can be felt more and more as you ascend but you will be awe-struck by the spectacular views of the landscape. Once at the top, rest, enjoy the feeling of getting to the highest point of Annapurna Circuit and be ready for the amazing downhill ride. After 45 minutes of technical riding, you will be in Muktinath (3,760 m) where you can rest your exhausted body.

Day 9 : Ride From Muktinath To Tukuche (2,590 M) Via Lupra Valley
Location: Tukuche
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

Exit the pilgrimage town of Muktinath and ride towards Dhangladanda through a less-used trail. From the viewpoint, you will be riding on impressive single tracks all the way down to the river bed in Lupra Valley. Then, paddle to Jomsom where you will rest and have lunch. From Jomsom onwards, move to an old village of Tukuche. Explore the Thakali culture of the village and take a sip of Apple Brandy.

Day 10 : Ride From Tukuche To Tatopani (1,190 M)
Location: Tatopani Myagdi
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

The starting of the trail is easy to ride, but after Rukse Chaahara the trail drops about 1000 meters in elevation. This is the most challenging and enjoyable part of today’s ride. The downhill trail takes you to Tatopani, the village known for its hot springs. Once there, enjoy a refreshing hot bath.

Day 11 : Ride From Tatopani To Beni (899 M) And Jeep Ride To Pokhara (830 M).
Location: Pokhara
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

Today is the last day of riding. Enjoy as you paddle towards Beni municipality, the end point of Annapurna Circuit biking. From here, take a jeep for Pokhara. In about 4 hours, you will reach the destination. When in the city, rest and explore.

Day 12 : Drive From Pokhara To Kathmandu
Location: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Return to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Check into your hotel and then get ready for your last night in Nepal.

We host farewell dinner in a typical Nepali-style restaurant in the evening.

You have the option to extend your trip with Chitwan jungle safari, rafting and bungee, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight and other activities.

Day 13 : Departure From Nepal
Location: Kathmandu
Meals Included: Breakfast

The trip concludes here. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

What's Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    2 airport transfers during arrival and departure

  • Entrance Fees

    TIMS permit for trekking and ACAP permit to enter Annapurna Conservation Area

  • Fully Guided

    Licensed biking guide

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

    Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, from Beni to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trip (We assign one porter for two clients)

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff

  • Ace the Himalaya duffel bag and cap

  • Farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant

  • All government taxes and official expenses

What's Not Included

  • Mountain Bike. You can hire full suspension mountain bike with us.

  • Train Tickets

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all three meals during biking in Annapurna region.

  • International airfare and airport departure tax

  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory for the trip and should cover helicopter rescue).

  • You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entrie

  • Biking attire and other personal gears

  • Tips for biking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)

  • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Reviews of this Operator

Roswitha Camaro (Google Reviewer)  

Despite the last minute booking,...

16-Nov-2023

Despite the last minute booking, everything went smoothly from start to end. A friend did the EBC trekk recently (October 2023) and Ace came highly recommended. We finally chose the luxury trip to elevate our experience. (Best decision! 😬) Starting from the website, everything is well explained in great detail, leaving me little room for redundant questions. I’ve been previously asking another operator, but information is too general & vague, raising so many unanswered questions. Booking procedures were also straightforward, with a few questions here and there being nicely accommodated by Ace. All services promised were delivered, from pick up, hotel transfers etc. We’re also delighted with the hotel chosen, loved Ramada’s breakfast, rooms were clean & spacious bathrooms. Came the actual trek, our guide Madan & porter Jit, also came highly recommended by a friend. Great recommendation, indeed! Madan’s leadership on this trek has delivered us a fun, relaxing, yet safe and secure experience! His extensive experience & knowledge on Himalayan treks made us feel always at ease that we’re in good hands. Always briefing us on details about what’s coming during the trek, food & drinks suggestion, constantly being attentive to our needs. When my husband started showing high altitude symptoms, Madan had always give the right suggestions on what to take or do, giving us the assurance that we can make this trek. Jit our porter also displayed a well behaved professional manner, our belongins are always ontime & safely landed in the next guesthouse. And if we need to get some stuff in the middle of the trek, he would be happily waited for us and let us unpack to take what we need. Thank you, Madan & Jit! Briefings were always done by Prem himself, showing us a great deal of responsibility & sense of belonging to the business and customer’s satisfaction. What I appreciated even more, there was even a post-trek evaluation meeting, ending it eith a nice farewell dinner. I think it’s trully a nice touch to make our whole experience wonderful, like I said from start to end. Thank you Ace, Prem, Madan & Jit, for taking care of us, for giving us such sweet memories. I will definitely recommend you guys to everyone!

Antonia R (Google Reviewer)  

I trekked with ACE to...

21-Jan-2024

I trekked with ACE to Everest Basecamp in October/November 2023 and it was definitely worth it! Spectacular views and a once in a lifetime experience. A big credit and thanks for the amazing familiar atmosphere and the experience on the trek itself has to be given to our three expert guides and the porters. Pasang as lead guide handled all of our problems in a nice and calm way, with great humor, and professionalism. Our assistant guides Sauman with his bright personality, and Birkaji are equally great and the trio complimented each other well. Our porters were also amazing, especially Lhakpa, Gopal and Hira! Overall, it really felt like everyone at ACE made sure that we got the best experience and had an incredible time on this stunning trek. I will definitely trek with ACE again next time!

Juli Johnson (Google Reviewer)  

Wow! What a beautiful adventure...

26-Jan-2024

Wow! What a beautiful adventure with our guide, Madan, as we trekked to Annapurna Base Camp. Madan was so friendly and accommodating and we were so lucky to have him as our guide. Because it was only our small group of 4, he let us push further than usual each day to give us more time at Base Camp. Madan not only paved our path, but made sure that we were comfortable every step of the way. His kindness even extended beyond his duties on his day off when I ended up in the hospital in Kathmandu and he stayed with me there all day. Ace the Himalayas (more specifically, Sajiya) checked on me each day, which just goes to show the added love of this company. When we return, we will 100% choose Ace the Himalayas again! And, next time, we hope that Madan will take us to his favorites!

Jarrod Lopiccolo (Google Reviewer)  

This was a trip of...

25-Nov-2023

This was a trip of a lifetime. Milan was the best guide one could ask for. When I met Milan, I knew that I was in good hands. If you are thinking of ever hiking the Himalaya's I higher encourage you to book with Ace the Himalaya's and ask for Milan. Thanks again!

Caitlin Leuschner (Google Reviewer)  

I had the privilege of...

24-Oct-2023

I had the privilege of embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal with Ace the Himalaya, and I can confidently say that this tour company exceeded all my expectations. From the incredible scenary of the Himalaya Mountain Range to the exceptional performance of our guides; Ramhari, Soman, Kumar, Assistant Guide Hari and the dedicated porters Girija, Jaya, Shere, and Mukul, the entire journey was filled with unforgettable moments. The value for the money is outstanding. It's worth paying a bit more for the quality of care and service you receive. In situations where safety can be an issue, trust in your guides is paramount, and this team excelled in this regard. The company's customer service iss exemplary, with quick and genuine responses to our inquiries and concerns. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Ace the Himalaya to fellow trekkers in Nepal. Their level of expertise, care, and trustworthiness is unrivaled, and I'm already planning my next trip with them. I wholeheartedly rate them 5 out of 5 stars. In summary, my journey with Ace the Himalaya was exceptional, thanks to their knowledgeable guides, responsive customer service, and unwavering commitment to safety.

Michael “MT89” Tetley (Google Reviewer)  

EBC trip successfully complete. An...

28-Dec-2023

EBC trip successfully complete. An amazing achievement, made possibe by Ace the Himalayas, bravo. Incredibly big shout out to the amazing guide, Nimesh, and the two porters, Birkaji and Gopal. Nimesh was a breath of fresh air from start to finish, very knowledgeable and was more than willing at any time to answer questions, impart his knowledge and cater for our needs on the trek. His English was great and his personality and passion for his job was admirable. Birkaji and Gopal were our wonderful porters, who carried the majority of our belongings from stop to stop, but their work didn’t stop there, they waited on us three times a day, dropped our bags in our rooms and provided a responsive service always with a smile. Birkaji even supported us on the acclimatisation hikes and EBC hike. Really nice guys. Top work. The trek itself is truly mesmerising, the landscape is constantly changing as you ascend to EBC. The acclimatisation days are well structured and allow time for your body to adjust whilst enjoying what the wonderful route has to offer. I would fully recommend this to anyone that is after a refreshing challenge, the sense of accomplishment after each day created for a magical and memorable journey from starting at Kathmandu and touching back down from Lukla to Kathmandu 12 days later. Prepare for it to be cold in a morning and on an evening, but the warmth you get from the day sunshine during December creates for great walking conditions. The accommodation at the different stops was above our expectations considering the nature of the experience, and the food was ample and quality, perfect to ensure you’re fuelled up for the hikes ahead. Put a request in for Nimesh, Birkaji and Gopal, you won’t be disappointed.

James Y (Google Reviewer)  

I did the three pass...

30-Oct-2023

I did the three pass trek in the counter clockwise direction. All the food I had was very good and there was a lot of different options to choose from. Almost all accommodations were good apart from one, but I’m satisfied considering the remote locations. My guide, Gopal, was very accommodating and fulfilled my every request. He helped arrange my horse and also offered to carry my day bag in difficult parts of the trek. Overall I had a great experience with Ace the Himalaya and would use them again for future treks in Nepal.

Adam Smith (Google Reviewer)  

Having returned a week ago...

05-Dec-2023

Having returned a week ago from the Annapurna Base Camp trek organised by Ace and Unforgettable Adventures, I find myself still immersed in the profound impact of this awesome journey. Unlike my usual routine of immediately diving back into the daily grind after a holiday, this experience has left a lasting impression that continues to resonate deeply within me. I must extend my heartfelt thanks to our phenomenal guides, Sushanta and Saga. Their expertise, kindness, and respect were evident throughout the trek. They consistently prioritized our care, ensuring that every aspect of the trip was smooth and enjoyable. Their informative guidance not only helped our understanding of the stunning landscapes but also deepened our appreciation for the local culture and environment. The accommodation along the trek was awesome, always waking up to some incredible views. The food was another highlight - delicious, hearty, and always accommodating our dietary needs and preferences. This trek was more than just a holiday, it was a transformative experience. Nepal has now a special place in my heart, thanks to the unforgettable memories and the beauty of the Annapurnas. A big thank you to the team at Ace, Unforgettable Adventures, and especially to Sushanta and Saga, for making this trek a trip of a lifetime. The exceptional service on the trek have inspired us so much that we've already started planning another trek with you for 2024! For anyone considering a trek in Nepal, I wholeheartedly recommend Ace and Unforgettable Adventures. They truly live up to their name, providing an experience that is nothing short of unforgettable. Have highly recommended to my family and friends to book with you guys! Cheers! Smidy

Jean Fleming (Google Reviewer)  

What an amazing experience made...

05-Nov-2023

What an amazing experience made even better by Ace the Himalaya. Their organisation, their guide (Chris) and their porters (Samir, Dambar, Rinji and Chhabi) really did take all the stress out of the trek. Highly recommend! Chris was a very experienced guide, very knowledgable, great story teller and funny! He also was very caring and attentive when our daughter was ill. Request him as your guide you won’t regret it!

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