Annapurna circuit mountain bike tour and trek : Himalayan Smile Treks

Annapurna Circuit Mountain Bike Tour & Trek

Annapurna circuit is recently possible to do mountain bike tour.

Annapurna circuit mountain bike tour and trek is charming adventure activities in Nepal Himalaya. It  is world renown for stunning mountains view passes through the variety of different landscapes, from lush sub-tropical rain forests, deep valleys and cultivated fields. About Annapurna  circuit people willing to visit because it is absolute beauty and variety  of the landscape and the mystical Himalayas. The trail pass through the tranquil lakes (one of the highest altitude fresh water Tilicho lake at 5200 m), rich cultivated fields, forests of rhododendron , rain forest  silent alpine glades and rugged  high mountain desert. In Manang village(3540m) you can observe the ancient stone and wood house are substantial and a pleasant sight. In Manang village extra day for acclimatization is recommended. You can day hike Gangapurna glacier lake and above the wonderful view point of Papu Chong, high above the lake three hour to round trip. To climb this hill you have to fully prepare climbing boots and crampon became of icy trail.

Annapurna circuit bike tour and trek most challenging part is to cross the high pass Thorong La at an altitude of 5416 m and trail descend all the way to Muktinath at 3800 m.  Muktinath is the pilgrimage center of Hindus as well as Buddhist. In Muktinath you see Tibetan traders and sadhus (holy men) from as far away as the south of India. Here you visit Muktinath temple, shrines of different god and goddess, springs and natural gas spot.  The trail follow the Kali Gandaki valley amazing landscape with spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna I and ll, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri Ranges, rice paddy.

After enjoying natural hot spring in Tatopani, the trail continuous follow to Kali Gandaki river to Beni. Annapurna circuit mountain bike tour and trek end at Beni. From Beni three hour bike to the Pokhara city , also  the Himalayan Smile Treks can organize private Jeep to Pokhara.

Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 18 days
Trip Code : HST-AT-17
Trek Start from: Beshisahar
Trek End at: Beni
Grade: Moderate/Difficult
Trek start Elevation: 1050 m.
Highest Elevation: 5416 m.
Group Size: Minimum 2 person
Best time: October, November, December, February, March, April
Mode of Trek: Teahouse
Trek Duration: 18 days

Annapurna Circuit Mountain Bike Tour & Trek Highlights

  1. Seven hour scenic drive to Beshishahar through mountain terrain
  2.  Marshyndi river valley and its natural wonders
  3. Visit the oldest monastery in Braga village
  4. Enjoy mix culture of Tibetan Buddhist and Bon culture
  5. Crossing Throng La Pass (5416m)
  6. Visit Muktinath the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists
  7. Walking  through the Kaligandaki valley
  8. Warm hospitality of Thakali people and  their culture.
  9. Natural hot springs in Tatopani
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Day by Day Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you will be welcomed by our officer. He will assist you to transfer the hotel. At hotel he gives you orientation of the overall trip. Meet your trekking guide. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar

Wake up early in the morning. Start your journey around at 6.30. Drive 15 minutes to Gongabu, the central bus station of Kathmandu to catch up bus for Beshisahar. Enjoy seven hour scenic drive. The bus stops half an hour nearby highway restaurants on the way for lunch. You will be reached at Beshisahar around 2 o’clock. The rest of the day is free. O/n at mountain lodge in Beshisahar

Drive from Beshishahar to Syange (1130m). Then Ride to Tal (1700m). 3h riding

Morning take a two hour drive by local bus on the dirt road to Syange. It is a beautiful small village surrounding by river and beautiful waterfalls. From Syange your trekking starts. You ascend one hour and reach Jagat(1330m). Here you may have lunch. Form Jagat you walk uphill to Chemje (1410m). Then you cross the suspension bridge over the Marshangdi River. Now the trail will be narrow and steep hanging the rocky nearby small tea house. Later the trail will be little bit down and reach Tal. Tal is entry point of Manang. Overnight at mountain lodge in Tal

Ride from Tal to Danaque(2230m). 3h riding

The ride goes through the left side of the valley following the road. Its an interesting and pleasant ride through the left side and on the way there are few village called Karte, Dharapani, Bagrachhap influenced with Tibitean style culture and way of living. As there is no steep climb in this part.

Ride from Danaque to Chame (2713m). 3h riding

Ride gets more interesting as it reaches the heart of Shangri-La this day with growing altitude and getting close to Annapurna-ii ride goes more interesting and exciting. From Danaque to Timang at the beginning its uphill and inclined plane so it requires extra effort for paddling & pushing after reaching Timang  road goes smooth and flat.

Ride from Chame to Pisang (3294m). 3h riding

The track goes through the smooth and flat road until we reach the next village Bartang where we can see big apple farming orchard. On a half way we reach the rocky cliff where the track is rough and bumpy then we cross the suspension bridge and make little uphill and  we reach the village called Dhikurpokhari after track goes smooth & flat all the way to Pisang.

Ride from Pisang to Manang (3351). 3 hrs riding

The track goes through left side of the valley following the road. Its pleasant for a while then we have to paddle uphill until we reach pass then its downhill until we reach the flat. There is a big village at Humde where we can see Air stripe. It gets more and more dry and decrease amount of greenery after Humde. After Humde its flat & pleasant all the way to Manang.

Rest in Manang village or day hike to the Gangapurna Glacier Lake.

we stay one day in Manang for acclimatization exploring the village, people & culture. As there are numerous of place to visit for day hike. we will go few hundred meters higher for better acclimatization. There are few choice available for day trip like Gangapurna Lake & Glacier, Bagra monastery, Milarepa cave, Ice Lake, Cave monstery etc.

Ride from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m).3 hrs riding

The tracks cross the Mani(Kani), chortens and prayer wheel through the cluster old village of Manang.we will pass small stream and field of potatoes, barley and buckwheat. The track climb half an hour to the Tengi at 3650m. The tracks continues climb out of the Marshandi valley north and passing the small stream near to the small village Gunsang at 3969m. The track continues pass the small juniper tree, barberry and meadows and reach to Yak Kharka. Overnight at mountain lodge inYak Kharka

Ride from Yak Kharka to Thorng Pedi (4420m). 3 hrs riding

From Yak Kharka the track continues climb east bank of to the Jorsang Khola and descend to the small wooden bridge then cross the Khola. We might feel harder and challenjing at this part with growing altitude. The track follow narrow and unstable screed slops with rocky-strewn to the Throng Phedi at 4420m. You may settle early dinner to prepare to long way climb to Thorung-La (5416m). Overnight at mountain lodge in Thorang Phedi

Ride from Thorung Pedi to Muktinath (3805m). 8h riding

Journey start early in morning around 4 o’clock in dark. Thetrackl from Phedi starts steep up through the rocky ridge where we need to push and carry the bike. The trail was used hundreds years ago to bring yak and sheep herds. After one hour climb you may have tea break in High camp at 4830m. After the high camp the trail becomes ice and slippery. You may follow the guide and instructor. The track continues climb traversing in and out of many canyons to next tea house at 5030m. Here you will feel little bit headache and cold because the wind is very strong in the clear day. The track climbs up and up to the top Thorung -La (5416m). The Thorung top you can imaging easily because in top you can see traditional chorten, prayer flags and stone Cairn from faraway. Track goes downhill after Thorung-La whereas it possible to ride if there is know snow. At the bottom of downhill there is a small village called Chirabu from there track gets smooth and less downhill.

Ride from Muktinath to Jomsom(2760m). 3h riding

Morning you are recommended to visit Muktinath temple which is holy  for Hindus and Buddhist. we  might see many Indian and Nepali pilgrims are taking cold shower around the temple. The Next place we should visit is Jharkot impressive old ruined village.we will  see the massive Mount Dhaulagiri dominate to the Kaligadaki Valley. It is worth to visit nearly five hundred years old Gompa. The track continues down to  another beautiful village Kagbeni(2840m). Here you will find Tibetan style houses and many Mani and prayers wheels and red color Gompa. The track pass bank of the Kaligandaki Rever all the way to Jomsom (2760m).Overnight at mountain lodge in Jomsom

Ride Jomsom to Kalopani (2580m) 4hrs riding

There is a separate track which goes through the left side of Kaligandaki valley. The riding is very enjoying with beautiful scenery and pleasant track moreover its  viking track only. As we go down to lower elevation it gets more and more green adding the beauty on the barren landscape.

Ride from Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m). 5h riding

The track follows the right side of valley and it gets more and more green as we go down to lower territory. We can see bunch of village on the way inhabited by Thakali, Magar & Dalit people. At Tatopani there is natural hot spring where we can take hot bath in the hot spring pool.

Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani. 7h walking.

Our biking trip finishes at Tatopani and staff members pick up the bike back then we have two days for trekking in beautiful Ghorepani. Ghorepani is beautiful place at the altitude of 2870m. There is a view point called Poonhill at 3210m which takes 45min walk from Ghorepani to reach there. yes the walk to Ghorepani is adventerous and challenging.

Trek fromGhorepani to Nayapul(1010m). Trek end. Drive to Pokhara.

Early in the morning before sunrise we go Poonhill for sunrise and the spectacular panoramic mountain view seen from there. After the sunrise and spending sometime there we back down to Ghorepani  and breakfast then hike down to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast walk to tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel at Kathmandu. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey

Today is your last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at the hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight to home.

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