Mountain Biking in Annapurna

Annapurna Cycling Tour

Mountain Biking in Nepal is a relatively new initiative specifically designed to cater to the needs of thrill-seekers and those with a thirst for adventure. The winding roads and rough and off-the-beaten tracks make Nepal a prime hub for cycling enthusiasts. From the dusty trails of Mustang to the slippery tracks of Shivapuri, from the high altitude trails of Annapurna to the flatlands of Terai, you name it, and Nepal possesses it. Another factor differentiating biking tours in Nepal from anything else is the opportunity to blend in with the local culture and traditions. Even better would be to take the cycling tours of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Kathmandu Valley to find the true meaning of adventure and romance rather than merely reading the words of others.

Famous Annapurna Mountain Biking Trip

Annapurna Cycling Tour
A complete ride encircling the famous Annapurna mountain. This ride offers excellent variety through sub-tropical plains in the Himalayas and foothills through the trans-Himalaya Manang and Mustang regions.

One of the most in-demand and world-famous treks is the Annapurna Trek. Now combine the added adventure of a bicycle, leaving you with an exotic experience that exceeds your expectations. A vibrant display of rhododendron and juniper-filled trails, the ability to witness rare creatures, and a cinematic collection of snowy giants like Annapurna (8019m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) keep this trek heads and shoulders above other treks out there. The cycling journey sees an increase in altitude from 2670m to a maximum of 5416m, and it involves going through dusty, slippery, and sometimes snowy trails. The cycling tour is very demanding and requires the utmost attention. In some places on the course, you might have to carry your cycle and walk the remainder where cycling is impossible. The cycling tour adds a bit of religion to it as it goes through the holy temple of Muktinath. Take a breather, visit the sacred temple, and bathe in its many taps. A melodrama where you will face significant ups and downs, a constant battle between agony and pleasure, and screaming with joy after conquering the trail gives it a dramatic appeal.

Annapurna Mountain Biking Tour Program

Arrive at Kathmandu and after you get all your necessary stuff packed, drive to Besisahar. The tumultuous journey portrays the typical condition of a Nepali highway, and the Trishuli River will accompany you on your journey. Check your bicycle and then ride towards Bulbule. The ride gains some altitude, so be careful not to strain yourself too much. Spend some time in Bulbule and head to Tal and, ultimately, Chame. The ride to Chame is thrilling, with stunning views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) with the crossing of dangerous cliffs and fights with the strong winds. Navigate through the dense forests and cycle through the steepest parts of the Marsayangdi valley to reach Dhikur Pokhari. The route to Manang might surprise you with its occasional snow, and take some time to visit the local monasteries there. At Manang, visit the Gangapurna Lake and the Boozo Gumba. Chase the Hiunchuli Peak (6441m), and after having a brief lunch at the Ghunsang village, we drag our tired bodies and rejuvenated souls to Ledar. Our fight with altitude gets bitter on the road to High Camp, and the snow and rugged rocks might slow us, but they won’t break our spirits. From High Camp, we venture onto Muktinath by crossing the Thorung La Pass (5416m). The pass provides astounding views of Mt. Syagang (6026m) and Thorung peak (6144m). Pray at Muktinath and then pedal through the winds and tracks to arrive at Marpha. Take a breather, relax in Tatopani’s hot springs, and feel energized. Head towards Beni and feel the journey end as you enjoy a much-needed drive to Pokhara. Finally, drive to Kathmandu, where your trip will ultimately end.

Essential information for Annapurna Cycling Tour

As we have to do continuous cycling for a prolonged period, it is vital that you have a good level of cardio, and your legs must be strong as well. Your endurance should also be high, and keeping your stamina level in check is also helpful. You should be able to cycle through any terrain, like rocky, sandy, and sub-tropical. It is also advised for travellers to take practice sessions on cycling, stamina, and strength before undertaking the trip.

The costs included in this trip are accommodation costs, permit fees, visa application, cycling charges, and guide fees. Other prices, such as detailed costs, insurance costs, costs of personal nature, and donation expenses, are not included. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or via the ‘Contact Me’ form available on our website at for information and queries regarding the trip.

A rare occasion where you can get to comprehend the incredible beauty of the rain shadow area of the Mustang and Manang in its untainted form is what the Annapurna Cycling Tour is all about. Hints of spiritual divinity specks ravishing culture and a whole lot of Himalayas! Head to the Annapurna, and after this tour, you’ll learn to respect nature and have created a memory you’ll cherish forever.

Cycling in Nepal is a relatively new initiative specifically designed to cater to the needs of thrill-seekers and those with a thirst for adventure.

Puru Founder of My Everest Trip

Puru Thapaliya

My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.