Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip, 15 Days
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Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip, 15 Days

Jours: 15 / Difficulté: 4 of 5 (Intense)

Riding a bike in high rocky Himalayan terrain is definitely in the bucket list of many adventurists. Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip is a classic bike trip to explore the beauty of the Himalayas. The spectacular view of gigantic mountains like the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), Nilgiri (7061m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6443m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m), and many other Himalayas accompany the riders as they ride past traditional villages on the tough trails of the Annapurna Circuit. 

The 15-days Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. The trip continues with a drive to Besisahar, which is the starting point of the bike trip. Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip features the alluring panorama of the high mountains and Himalayan valleys. The trip starts from Marsayangdi Valley and ends at Kali Gandaki Valley via the Gurung town of Manang, the highest pass of Nepal—Thorung-La pass, and the holy temple of Muktinath. The bikers will come across beautiful landscapes highlighting lush Himalayan forests, waterfalls, natural hot springs, monasteries, temples, Mani walls, Chortens, Himalayan villages, and more. Apart from the fascinating panorama of the mountains and landscapes, Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip also gives a chance to learn and understand the culture of different ethnic groups residing in this region. The trip also comes across communities of the Gurung, Manangi, Chemjong, and Thakali people giving the riders a chance to experience the culture of these communities from up close. Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip is a tough bike trip which is suitable for people striving for thrilling adventures.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is one of the thriving travel organizers in Nepal. We have been organizing bike trips on the off roads of Nepal since a decade. Our bikes are in excellent condition, and our highly experienced trip guides always make sure that the riders are not in any trouble. Our good reviews and five-star ratings have made us one of the beloved organizations in the tourism industry. We also offer different kinds of packages based on the client’s flexibility. We provide our clients a-one transportation facilities with excellent accommodations for overnight stays. 

Highlights of the Trip: 

  • Nepal's classic trek with a wide range of spectacular mountain scenery to cross highest Thorong La Pass, 
  • Visiting an ancient Buddhist Monasteries, monuments and their traditional stone-walled villages, 
  • Smooth gradual biking up through subtropical the dense Rhododendron and Pine forest to a Tibetan-influenced valley, 
  • Scenic mountain flight out of Pokhara, 
  • Meeting local people and their cultural mix takes in Gurung, Manangis and Thakali communities, 
  • A worthwhile side trip to Milarepa's Cave from Braga and high glacial Gangapurna Lake, 
  • A popular excursion trip to Praken Gompa and Chongar View Point from Manang, 
  • Acclimatizing in style on spectacular side trip to Ice Lake outside, 
  • The temple and the religious shrines of Muktinath and its 108 brass waterspouts, Dhola Mebar Gompa (an ancient Buddhist monastery where a holy flame of natural gas burns behind a grill just above a spring). 

Fact of the Trip;
Trip Region: Annapurna Region
Types of Trip: Biking and Hiking
Duration: 15 Days
Highest Elevation: 5416m
Mode of Trip: Lodge or Tea-house
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous 
Average Biking: 4-6 hours in a day
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and normal tea-houses/lodges during the biking tour
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Manangis (Gurung) and Thakali and their way of life
Major Himalayan Sights: Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Gangapurna 7454m, Lamjung Himal 6983m, Tilicho Peak 7134m, Chulo West 6419m, Chulo East 6429m, Pisang Peak 6092m, Thorong Peak 6144m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Nilgiri 7061m. 

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Itinerary
Day 1; 1st October 2018: Arrival in Kathmandu

The representative of Swiss Family Treks and Expedition picks you up at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and escorts you to hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
We drive on our private vehicle with our local tour guide for a tour of famous tourist sites in the capital such as Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. Lunch and dinner are not included in the package; however, our guide can recommend you the best cafes and restaurants during the tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3; 3rd October 2018: Drive on Private Jeep to Besisahar then biking trip to Jagat 1300m, Distance: 27 Km
Kicking off our day, we drive to Besisahar on a private jeep via Prithvi Highway. Upon reach Besisahar, we assemble our bikes and head towards Jagat. Riding along Marsayangdi River, we ride through lush Himalayan forests to reach Jagat. Overnight at a lodge in Jagat.

Day 4: Biking trip from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m, Distance 24 Km
Continuing our ride along the jeep trail, we head towards Dharapani. We ride along beautiful Marsyangdi River and pass majestic waterfalls and dense forests of rhododendron and pine. On our uphill ride to the Himalayas, we will come across some small villages on our way to Dharapani. Overnight at a lodge in Dharapani.

Day 5: Biking trip from Dharapani to Chame 2670m, Distance: 17 Km
We will have a beautiful ride today, featuring magnificent landscape, small villages, lush forests, and pleasant weather. Riding along Dudh Khola, we cross few suspension bridges and pass several small villages of Timang, Thanchowk, and Koto before we reach Chame. Overnight at a lodge in Chame.

Day 6: Biking trip from Chame to Manang 3540m, Distance: 30 Km
Riding uphill, we pass many dense forests of pine and juniper on our way to Manang. With the alluring view of Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal (6983m), we come across the beautiful village of Dhikurpokhari. We then ride for another couple of hours till we reach the Gurung and Thakali town of Manang. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

Day 7: Rest day in Manang
To acclimatize with the high altitude, we won’t ride uphill today. Instead, we explore the beautiful valley of Manang. We’ll visit Buddhist monasteries, mountaineering school, and hike up to Gangapurna Lake (3500m) to relish the superb panorama of the Himalayas. You can also try the famous Thakali meal typical to Manang. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

Day 8: Biking trip from Manang to Thorung-La Phedi 4450m, Distance: 19 Km
We will have a tough ride today. We may need to push our bikes uphill at Yak Kharka (4035m). Riding on a rocky trail, we will encounter yaks grazing in the field and local people riding horses on our way to Thorung-La Phedi. Overnight at a lodge in Thorung-La Phedi.

Day 9: Push and biking trip from Thorung-La Phedi to Muktinath 3800m via Thorung-La Pass 5416m, Distance: 23 Km
We will have an even tougher ride today than that of yesterday. We must push our bikes on a steep trail till we pass Thorung-La Pass (5416m), which is the highest mountain pass in Nepal. The panorama of the Himalayas looks stunning from the top of Thorung-La Pass. We then descend to the holy temple of Muktinath, the God of Salvation. Overnight at a lodge in Muktinath.

Day 10: Biking trip from Muktinath to Marpha 2670m via Lupra valley, Distance: 30 Km
An early morning visit to Muktinath Temple and you can also bathe under the 108 water sprouts, which is supposed to wash your sins away. After spending some time at the temple, we continue our bike ride and head towards Marpha. We will have easy rides ahead from today. Riding on rocky trails, we pass many mani walls and chhortens before we enter Lupra Valley. Chasing the stunning view of the Himalayas, we ride through Kali Gandaki Valley to reach the Apple Capital of Nepal, Marpha. Marpha is famous for its apple orchards and the apple by-products. Overnight at a lodge in Marpha.

Day 11: Biking trip from Marpha to Tatopani 1190m, Distance: 42 Km
Riding through Kali Gandaki Valley, we pass many authentic Nepali villages on our way to Tatopani. We will have a long ride today as we will be riding to different topographical settings than the ones on previous days. After reaching Tatopani, we enjoy the bath in natural hot spring to relieve our tensed muscles. Overnight at a lodge in Tatopani.

Day 12: Biking trip from Tatopani to Beni 1000m, Distance: 18Km, then Drive to Pokhara
Today is the last day our ride. Descending further downhill, we ride along Kali Gandaki River and pass small villages till we reach Beni. After reaching Beni, we disassemble our bikes and drive off to Pokhara on a jeep. You can spend your evening food hunting in the Lakeside area as there is a wide range of options available. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 13: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu for 25 minutes
Relishing the astonishing panorama of Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, and Langtang Himal, we fly back to the capital. After a 25-minute flight, we reach Kathmandu. Feel free to spend your leisure time as you please. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private van
We take a guided sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, both of which have great historical importance in Nepal. You can take the recommendation from the guide and try some amazing Newari delicacies at either of these places. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast in hotel, we drop off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. 

Pricing on group size basis
2 persons group size basis; USD 2285 per person
3-6 persons group size basis; USD 2165 per person
7-10 persons group size basis; USD 2050 per person
11-16 persons group size basis; USD 1930 per person 

Note: if some one interested to use the Dual Suspension Mountain Bike then it will cost USD 295 per person additional cost for the entire trip. 

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de 

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.

Fixed Departure Dates:
From 2017-10-01 to 2017-10-15

Prix Adulte moins de 12 ans moins de 6 ans
USD 2,435
EUR 2.294
SFr 2.442

Our Tour Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 5 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu and standard hotel in Pokhara.
* Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu with our tour guide and all entrance fees. 
* Domestic flight tickets from Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly mountain biking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples)/Donkeys, their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Hard Tail mountain Bike and other maintainance. 
* All transportation by private vehicle/land cruiser.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.



Our Tour Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...                                                
                                                     Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Trip, 15 Days


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