Annapurna Biking Tour
The Annapurna Circuit is a popular name for a trek as Well Mountain biking nowadays within the Annapurna mountain range of Nepal. This extra ordinary trip begins from Kathmandu and will take you up to the 5416m high altitude. The total length of Biking route varies between 180-210 km. Which would take12 days from begging till the end.
Attraction of Biking in Annapurna circuit: - lowland villages, dense oak forests, deep gorges, lovely isolated hamlets, and the mighty high mountains.
Day 1 (Kathmandu – Besi Sahar) 180km
The very first day we drive to the Besi Sahar which is a starting point to round the Annapurna. It is located in Lamjung District with full of cultural activity and natural scenes. Deciduous forest and the Marsyangdi river are main attraction of this place.
Day 2 (Besi Sahar- Jagat) 32km
After breakfast we are ready to start our journey using freshly oiled bikes. We almost follow Marsyangdi River and cross lots of Water falls, beautiful villages, and mountains and so on. We need to pedal around 32 km to reach the beautiful village Jagat where the most roads are off road.
Day 3 (Jagat – Dharapani) 15km
This day we follow the imposing Mashyangdi River valley upstream. Practically it is tough day where we ride only uphill. We take our time to enjoy the impressive views of the valley between Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas. Again, we pass some creeks and rivers that flow the Mashyangdi River. Highlight of today's stage are many exciting dizziness suspension bridges to gain some courage. Slowly we pass the Area of the subtropical climate, towards evening the temperatures drop significantly.
Day 4 – Dharapani - Chame, 19 km
To give you more adventure thrills this day we must carry the bike on shoulder while crossing the river. Attraction of the day is a big water fall, monastery, local shops and of course beautiful views of Himalayas. Strengthened by lunch, we meet the following, steep gravel passage. Our destination today is the capital of Manang district (Chame). We can have footbath here in a hot spring to get rid from tiredness after the long journey. We could discover a village walks many small shops, Buddhist places for worship in our additional time.
Day 5 - Chame-Pisang, 15 km
Upstream, we cycle further to Pisang. We Head Pisang Through green spruce and pine forests, while on our right, the impressive mountains. On the way we see big apple farms, which is popular to make branded apple wines and exports to Europe because of its taste. When visibility is good, we can target in on the fantastic Pisang views of the peaks. Since we are still located in the acclimation phase, today's stage is again shortly. So, we can use the time for a visit to the village "Upper Pisang.
Day 6 Pisang – Manang 20 Km
This day we paddle half the way to uphill and half of them is flat land. Overall today’s journey is bit easier. The village of Manang located at about 3500 meters and consists of around 350 inhabitants. It is several hundred-year-old trading post. Over time developed good around them clean supply paths that the Manang valley and the valleys of the Kali Gandaki and Manaslu connect for optimal acclimatization. we spend a day here. Anyone who wants can wash his clothes, goes to the internet or visiting the museum, cinema also can walk uphill to a Buddhist Stupa. At the medical center finally, regularly hosts lectures on altitude sickness.
Day 7- Rest Day For Acclimatization
Day 8- Manang Yak Kharka, 32 Km
As soon as we left the old village center Manang behind us, waiting the first trail on us. We cycle through Following Kone Khola River. The path is steeper and almost single track and of course some time we need push our bikes. Finally we reach our accommodation in the newly created touristic destination yak Kharka. It is located on the 4080 meters. For the dinner they serve famous Garlic Soup to help the body to the altitude acclimatization.
Day 9 - Yak Kharka- Thorong Phedi, 10 Km
This Journey will be shorter than others. We peddle on single track some slightly uphill. Since we reach before lunch in Phedi, we can take a hike for acclimatization towards base camp or we will have almost whole day to meet and see local amenities.
Day 10 – Thorong Phedi - Muktinath, 16 km
Today we have ride to the Thorong La pass about 5416 meters, the roof of our Travel. Most Travelers start their day early to experience the sunrise from this point. Almost all the time we have to wake earlier to get rid from extremely blowing cold air and also before snow to be ice. Since we cross Thorong La pass the journey will be bit easier cause of almost downhill up to the Muktinath. Muktinath is very popular holy place among Hindus, to have cold shower from 108 taps of natural spring water.
Day 11 - Muktinath- Ghasa, 45 km
This is the longest journey of our trip where we have to go almost all the way downwards even though there are some flat lands and a bit uphill some time. So, the journey wouldn’t be easier as it seems. In this journey we almost reach 3810m to 2000m.
Day 12 – Ghasa - Beni, 40 km
On this long stage, we cycle to alternately on tar, gravel and slopes up Beni. The landscape is changing from desert to lush green forests and rice fields, as we have it at the beginning of the tour. Again we cross several Fluxes and thus drag determined sometimes passes through small canals. In pleasant Temperatures we enter Tatopani where we take lunch. The Garden Restaurant, we choose from a diverse menu card from a delicious lunch. After lunch we again pedal bike toward Beni around 20 Km and that’s our last riding of this journey.
Day 13 - Beni-Pokhara, about 72 km
Usually we take bus to reach to the Pokhara where lots of natural beauties and scenes are waiting to view. After reaching Pokhara we visit lots of places either by bike or by walking. Among them Fewa Lake, Santi Stupa, Mahendra Gufa Etc, or you can stay some more days to enjoy the beauty of the nature.
Day 14th - Drive Or fly to Kathmandu Airport