- Trip Outline
An Epic Trip Around Annapurna and into Upper Mustang
This unique tour takes in the very best of both Annapurna and Upper Mustang tours and perhaps offers the ultimate mountain bike tour in the Himalaya. It’s a journey to lose yourself in the rich and diverse culture of mountains, discover the different ethnic groups and lifestyles, changing landscapes and panoramic mountain views and ride mountain bikes. The trail also links up some of the best single tracks, flowing ride sections and some of the most epic climbs in the Himalaya.
If you are looking to hide away from the modern world and spend some quality time with your mountain bike, then this is the tour for you.
Length: – 22 Days (15 Days Riding)
Fitness Factor: – Intermediate to High, there are some long carry or pedal up sections and high passes.
Skill Factor: – Medium Skill Level on technical descents and loose rocky surfaces. Confidence on exposed trails.
Comfort Zone: – Rustic/Simple
DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
DAY 02 BACK ROADS AND TRAILS OF KATHMANDU
DAY 03 KATHMANDU TO BESISAHAR BY VEHICLE
DAY 04 BESISAHAR (760m) TO TAL (1700m) Distance:- 37.4km
DAY 05 TAL (1700m) TO CHAME (2670m) Distance: - 22.6km
DAY 06 CHAME (2670m) TO MANANG (3540m) Distance: - 29.7km
DAY 07 MANANG REST, EXPLORATION AND ACCLIMATIZATION
DAY 08 MANANG (3540m) TO THORONG PHEDI (4450m) Distance: - 19km
DAY 10 MUKTINATH TO SAMAR (3660 meters) Distance 32km
DAY 11 SAMAR TO GHAMI (3520 meters) Distance approx 23km
DAY 12 GHAMI TO CHARANG (3560 meters) Distance about 27km - 5 hours
DAY 13 CHARANG TO LO-MANTHANG (3810 meters) Distance 18km - 4 hours - Altitude gain 150m
DAY 14 LO-MANTHANG – DAY TRIP TO GHOM
DAY 15 LO-MANTHANG TO YARA Distance 18km - 4 hour, Altitude gain 800m
DAY 16 YARA TO TANGYA Distance 16km - 3 hours, Altitude gain 750m
DAY 17 TANGYA TO CHUKSANG Distance 25km - 6 to 7 hours. Altitude gain 1690m and 2000m of ascent.
DAY 18 CHUKSANG TO JOMSOM(2980 meters) Distance 38km
DAY 19 JOMSOM TO TATOPANI – Riding Distance 62 km. Altitude 2560 meters TO 890 METERS
DAY 20 TATOPANI/ BENI AND TRANSFER TO POKHARA– Riding Distance 26 km. Altitude 990 meters
DAY 21 POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
DAY 22 - DEPARTURE
Our itinerary is set up to allow for acclimatization. As long as the riders take it steady, most people only suffer mild symptoms.
Yes this trip can be shortened, but rider needs to be fit and also well acclimatized prior to the trip.
Permits for this trip cost in total US$540 per person for all the permits required. This increases the trip price.
Your bags are transported by porter or ponies. We will give you a duffle bag for your belongings. The porters will safely transport the bags from one teahouse to the next.
You will be limited to 13.5kg per person for these kinds of trips