Himalaya Mountain Bike Tour, 11 Days, Annapurna, Nepal

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Test your legs on the mighty Annapurna Mountain Bike tour. Feel the Himalayan wind rush by while covering over 80 miles of terrain including epic single trails in this beautiful area.

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All about the Himalaya Mountain Bike Tour, 11 Days, Annapurna, Nepal.

Himalaya Mountain Bike Tour

 

Overview

  • 11 Days

  • Annapurna Single Trails

  • Bike Support and Equipment

  • English Speaking Guides

  • A Challenging and Rewarding Experience

  • Experience Himalayan Downhill

  • 10% Re-Invested Locally

  • Private Tour

Why Do We Recommend It?

Because riding the single trails of the Annapurna region with local mountain bike guides is simply an epic experience.

You get to experience the inspiring beauty of the Himalaya while pushing yourself physically.

Experienced and trusted tour operator.

Is It Right for Me?

You don’t need any specific mountain biking skills or fitness. Of course, having both will make the tour easier for you. But, as a private tour, we are able to adjust to your level and ensure you are safe, comfortable and having an amazing time.

With this said, we recommend doing some riding before the tour, just to get prepared.

What People Say About The Trip

Every question I had was answered and I was able to learn about the history and culture of the local communities I’ve passed. My guide was extremely knowledgeable and was more astute as other guides along the trail. Despite the high altitudes and strenuous days, they were often filled with laughter.

Can I Go Anytime?

This is a private tour, which means that we can generally produce it according to your own dates. However, the region is seasonal, so you will need to select dates within the availability of the seasons: September, October, February, March April.

Itsy Bitsy Details

  • Where: Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights
  • Tour Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Tour Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Fly To: Tribhuvan International Airport, KAT
  • Fly From: Tribhuvan International Airport, KAT
  • Group Size: Private
  • Age: No Limit
  • Total Distance: 80+ Miles

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 3 nights accommodation in Pokhara
  • All accommodations on trek (double occupancy w/ shared bathroom)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trek
  • Mountain bike (Giant Anthem, Giant Trance, Giant XTC or ATX Models)*
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Farewell dinner
  • Guide and porter services
  • Baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • All ground transportation in Nepal
  • Guided bike excursion to Bhudanilkhanta
  • One-way air transportation to Jomsom

*Client is responsible for all damages to bike due to any non-mechanical reasons

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals
  1. Day 1 Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m)

    We pick you up at the airport. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into our OneSeed partner lodge in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much-needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.

    Inclusions: Private airport transfer; accommodations

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m)

    Your biking adventure begins! Head to Shivapuri National Park to ride 23 miles on single track and jeep trails in the jungle. Return to Kathmandu for a briefing and gear check.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks); transportation to and from Bhudanilkhanta; bike hire; mountain bike guides; national park entry; accommodations

  3. Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara (2,900ft/884m)

    Take a bus to the beautiful city of Pokhara, where you will have time to walk and explore.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water). Other options available for guest purchase); transportation to Pokhara; accommodations

  4. Day 4 Pokhara to Kagbeni (10,147ft/3092m)

    Take a stunning morning flight to Jomsom (9,186 ft/2,799m) before hopping on your bikes for a 7.5-mile uphill ride to the mountain town of Kagbeni.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); domestic flight; airport tax and excess baggage charge for bikes; biking guides; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

  5. Day 5 Kagbeni to Muktinath (12,464ft/3800m)

    Continue your ascent with a 10-mile ride from Kagbeni to Muktinath. Visit the sacred temple with 108 spouts of waters and soak in the beautiful views of the valley. After two days of riding with an elevation gain of almost 4000ft, retire to the teahouse for the night.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); domestic flight; airport tax and excess baggage charge for bikes; biking guides; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

  6. Day 6 Muktinath to Marpha (8,789ft/2679m)

    Leave Muktinath for the 21-mile bike ride to Marpha. The route has two options: a jeep track for intermediate riders and a single track for advanced riders. The ride is mostly downhill so enjoy the breeze as you rush down through the valley. Retire for the night in Marpha, a town famous for its Mustang apples and apple brandy.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; porter services for luggage; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

  7. Day 7 Marpha to Tatopani (4,002ft/1220m)

    Continue the descent by following the river on jeep or single track trails. Today’s ride is 30 miles but you will stop midday for lunch at the beautiful waterfall in Rupse Chartra. Once in Tatopani, enjoy the hot springs before heading to bed.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

  8. Day 8 Tatopani to Pokhara (2,900ft/884m)

    In the morning, bike 14 miles to Beni, where you will take a Jeep to Naudhadha. From there, hop back on your bike and enjoy the beautiful views of Pokhara and its surrounding lakes as you descent 7 more miles into the town. Head out to explore the beautiful city of Pokhara in the evening.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; mountain bikes; Jeep transfer; porter services; accommodations

  9. Day 9 Pokhara (2,900ft/884m)

    Rest your biking legs in Pokhara. Spend the day by the lake, taking in the views and enjoying a hot shower!

    Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

  10. Day 10 Pokhara to Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m)

    Travel by van or jeep to Kathmandu. Join the rest of your group for a farewell banquet in Kathmandu.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, farewell dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transportation; accommodations

  11. Day 11 Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m)

    International flights depart.

    Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer

Tour Details

Himalaya Mountain Bike Tour

An amazing opportunity to ride the single trails of the mighty Annapurna region. Suitable for all fitness and skill levels, if you’re not fit, this Annapurna Mountain Bike tour will get you fit in an amazing setting with amazing people.

This Himalayan Mountain Bike tour is run responsibly to reduce environmental impact and actually contribute to the local communities. 10% of all revenue is provided in the form of microcredit to local small-scale entrepreneurs.

Annapurna Mountain Bike Tour

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu
Day 2: Bike around Shivapuri National Park
Day 3: Travel to Pokhara
Day 4: Fly to Jomson and bike to Kagbeni
Day 5: Bike to Muktinath
Day 6: Bike to Marpha
Day 7: Bike to Tatopani
Day 8: Bike to Beni and travel by SUV to Pokhara
Day 9: Free day in Pokhara
Day 10: Travel to Kathmandu
Day 11: International Departures

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the Himalayan Mountain Bike trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

Packing System: This Himalayan Mountain Bike expedition includes bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. We recommend packing your items in a large backpack or a durable duffle bag.

Carried Bag Weight Limit: 22lbs/10kg

Rentals Available:

  • Sleeping Bag – $42 USD
  • Must be confirmed no later than 1 week prior to expedition start date

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kathmandu
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Four (4) passport-sized photos for arrival visa and trekking permits
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Nepali Tourist Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Kathmandu – to be kept in storage during Annapurna Mountain Bike expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic Biking T-shirt
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof shoes to be used for biking
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 15-20ºF rating
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Padded biking shorts
  • Biking gloves
  • Knee and elbow pads

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Nepal (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Yaktrax (especially useful for late fall and early spring trips)
  • Outlet adapter (available to purchase in Kathmandu)
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Peak season to travel to the Annapurna region falls between September and November and then again between February and April. The weather on the trail will vary at different altitudes, but in the town of Ghorepani, which is located at 9,393 feet; June is the hottest month of the year with averages as high as 68°F. Winter months like January can get a cold as 25°F.

The monsoon season falls during the summer months of June, July, and August, when rainfall can be as high as 5.5 inches per month. The rest of the year is relatively dry with only 1 inch of rain.

PRIVATE EXPEDITIONS

This tour is operated as a private tour. Pricing for private expeditions is based on group size.

Activity Level: Challenging

These expeditions require that you are at the least at an average fitness level. These are great first treks and a perfect fit for people looking for a challenge without daily exhaustion. Typical days range from 3-6 hours of riding.

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