To Mountain Bike Annapurna is on the bucket-list of many avid cyclists. This challenging high pass route through the Himalaya’s certainly has its appeal to mountain bikers.
Our guides keep telling us to take out the first day of this brutal climb up to Manang, but we keep saying to them, no matter where you start to Mountain Bike Annapurna, the first day is tough! Not to put you off, but this circuit is exactly that. It’s essentially five days of climbing to the heights of Throng La (5416m). Sometimes the way up is rough and rocky, sometimes covered in Ice and Snow, it is nothing short of Brutal! That’s why it’s also the route chosen by Yak Attack, the toughest bike race in the world.
BUT as the saying goes, what goes up must come down and indeed coming down is what we do best! Our route does not go straight down to Jomsom like many others do. We take you on some epic single tracks down through the famed Lubra Valley and beyond. After all, you did just spend five days climbing and humping your bike over a frozen mountain pass, so at the very least we want you to enjoy the downhill.
By far and away, to mountain bike Annapurna is one of our most popular trips offered by Himalayan Single Track. Of course it has a lot more to offer other than the psychical challenges and the trails. It’s a journey along one river valley and down another between some of the biggest mountains in the world! The scenery is stunning and along the way you will pass through many authentic villages, experience the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people and enjoy the delicious food and mind boggling views.
Who’s it for? People who mountain bike regularly, are fit and are looking for a multi-day mountain bike adventure that gets their heart rate going.
Length: – 14 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
Fitness Factor: – Good cardio fitness and bike carrying strength and stamina required.
Skill Factor: – Confident in rocky descents and not to bothered by exposure.
Comfort Zone: – Homely tea houses, cozy fires and great food … Not exactly glamorous, but nothing too off the charts! WiFi access in most places.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Warm Up Ride in Kathmandu
Day 03 Kathmandu to Besishar by Jeep
Day 04 Besishar(760m) to Taal(1700m) – 37.4 km
Day 05 Taal(1700m) to Chamje(2670m) – 22.6 km
Day 06 Chamje(2670m) to Manang(3540m) – 29.7 km
Day 07 Manang Rest and Acclimatization
Day 08 Manang(3540m) to Throng Phedi(4450m) – 19 km
Day 09 Throng Phedi(4450m) to Muktinath(3760m) via Throng La(5416m) – 22 km
Day 10 Muktinath(3760m) to Tuckche(2590m) Via Lubra Valley – 32 km
Day 11 Tukuche(2590m) to Tatopani(1190m) – 42 km
Day 12 Tatopani to Beni and Transfer to Pokhara
Day 13 Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 14 Departure
We also offer:-
Annapurna The Wrong Way Round
Why? Because we know mountain bikers like to be a little bit naughty! This ride is a super challenge in every sense, including a slight (yet measured) altitude risk. But like all hard things in life, the rewards are sublime, the down on the wrong way is even more EPIC!
Believe it or not we get request’s for shortened versions of the circuit offering a bigger fitness challenge, so if you are super fit, slightly crazy and are looking for something even more brutal, harder and faster send us an email and ask us about Annapurna Madness.
Are you Looking for a Bigger Challenge? Have a look at “The Ultimate Himalaya” Annapurna + Upper Mustang Tour.
For full trip details and price please kindly email us and we will get right back to you. email@example.com