"Around Annapurna Bike tour is an ultimate biking experience in Nepal. Riding on a rocky terrain crossing high passes with close view of Himalayas will provide you excellent opportunity to experience fun & thrill. This tour itinerary will be suitable for those who have prior biking experience in a fair altitude with excellent physical fitness. Annapurna region is famous for the culture, lifestyle & tradition of the native people with mesmerizing natural beauty. The lower part of Annapurna region share hilly people tradition & lifestyle where as the upper part is dominated by the Tibetan culture with own identity and different lifestyle.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trip
Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trip
Outline of Everest Basecamp Biking Itinerary
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU / Arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 2: SIGHTSEEING TOUR / Commence on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan City, Pashupatinath temple & Boudhnath stupa. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3: EXCURSION TO NAGARKOT / Morning ride to Nagarkot visiting Bhakatpur city en-route. Rest of the day is free to explore nearby areas. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 4: RIDE BACK TO KATHMANDU. EN-ROUTE VISIT SAKHU VILLAGE / Morning, ride back to Kathmandu following dirt route till Sankhu. Sankhu is a small village located North of Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check-in at hotel. (Total distances 35-40 Kms/650m descent). Overnight at Hotel (3450 M)
DAY 5: DRIVE KATHMANDU TO BESISAHAR / Morning board vehicle to drive to Besisahar. In Besisahar, we will start preparing for the tour. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 6: RIDE BESISAHAR – TAAL / Today ride to Taal from Besisahar. On first day will get gain some altitude riding on hilly terrain along the Marshyangdi river. First 25 Kms road is rideable however last section of 11 Kms is Push & carry. Upon arrival, check-in at lodge. (Rideable: 70% Altitude: 760m—1700m Distance: 37km). Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 7: RIDE TAAL-CHAME / After breakfast, ride towards Chame passing Mani – Buddhist prayer stone in the middle of the path. Today's ride will give you opportunity to explore the local countryside view with farmers working on their field. Today most of the trail section is mixture of rideable & push. (Rideable: 33% Altitude: 1700m—2570m Distance: 21km). Overnight at Local Lodge (4300 M)
DAY 8: RIDE CHHAME, MANANG / Ride along river Pisang crossing two bridges at altitude of 2910m & 3030m. Further ride will bring us to Humde which is highest commercial airport in world. En-route also visit Braga village. Continue further ride to Manang. (Rideable: 75% Altitude: 2570m—3540m Distance: 33km) Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 9: REST DAY / Today is free for acclimatization. For better adaptation you can probably take some short excursions on near-by areas. Overnight at Local Lodge (4740 M)
DAY 10: RIDE MANANG, THORUNG PHEDI / Today is one of the tough days that we have encounter on our ride till now. Due to altitude padding will be difficult as the trail climb uphill. In some places bikes need to push/carry especially on Landslide prone areas which will make the ride more exhausted. (Rideable: 68% Altitude: 3540m—4450m Distance: 22km) Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 11: RIDE THORUNG PHEDI – KAGBENI CROSSING THORUNG-LA PASS / Today we will start early to cross Throung-La pass (5410m). It will be difficult day to cross pass at such altitude as most of the road till top of the pass will be 100% carry. It will take around 4 hrs to cross the pass. From top you will see incredible view of Mountain ranges. Descend after crossing Throung-La which will lead us to Kagbeni. If time permit then visit Muktinath temple. (Rideable: 93% Altitude: 5416m—2800m Distance: 22km). Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 12: RIDE KAGBENI - TATOPANI / Descend to Tatopani – hot spring along wide, rocky and flat trail on rideable road. En-route visit Jomsom town, Marpha & Khopang. (Rideable 100%: Altitude 2800m - 800m: Distance 92km). Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 13: RIDE TATOPANI – KANYA GHAT BENI & DRIVE TO POKHARA / The trail will be easy as we will ride on less rocky rideable road. Upon reaching Kanya Ghat Beni board a vehicle to drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 14: POKHARA / Day is free for optional activities. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 15: DRIVE POKHARA - KATHMANDU / Morning, drive to Kathmandu (200 Kms/6 hrs). Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 16: DEPARTURE TRANSFER / Transfer to Kathmandu airport to connect outbound flight to your home country.
What Is Included ?
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 2: FULL-DAY KATHMNDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR After breakfast commence on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Morning, visit Old Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Tribhuwan Museum & other temples dotted inside Hanuman Dhoka area. After visit, continue to Swoyambhunath stupa located at hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. Swoyambhunath stupa is excellent place to see the cultural harmony among Buddhist & Hindu religion followers in Nepal. Afternoon, visit Pashupatinath temple which is holiest shiva temple for Hindus around the world. Also visit Cementation Ghat located on the bank of Bagmati river. After visit, continue to Boudhnath stupa which is among one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhnath temple is also known as "Mini Tibet" due to the Tibetan settlement and the Rimpoches reside close to the stupa. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3: FLY KATHMANDU / LUKLA & TREK TO PHAKDING (2650 M) Morning, transfer to Kathmandu airport to board flight to Lukla. Upon arrival, trek to Phakding (3 hrs walk). Check-in at Local Lodge. Phakding is one of the main stoppage point for the Everest trekking. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 4: TREK TO NAMCHE BAAZAR (3450 M) Morning, trek to Namche Bazaar (5 Hrs walk). Namche Bazzar the administrative center for Khambu region and is one of the biggest town in this area. Rest of the day is free to explore local town. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 5: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY Day is free for acclimatization. You can commence optional excursion to Syangboche to see first view of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku & Ama Dablam. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 6: TREK TO TYANGBOCHE (3867 M) Today the trail descends in to Dodhkoshi valley from Phungi Thanka. Uphill climb from Dudh Koshi River leads to Tyangboche monastery. Tyangboche monastery is the biggest Buddhist monastery of the region is also famous for incredible view of Ama Dablam Mountain (5 hrs walk). Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 7: TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4300 M) The trail descend from Tyangboche to Imja Khola and then pleasant ascends after crossing Imja Khola offering excellent view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse etc accompany us till will reach to Dingboche (5 hrs walk). Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 8: REST DAY Day is free for acclimatization. You can have excursion to near-by area such as Chukkung Ri. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 9: TREK TO LOBUCHE (4740 M) Trek to Lobuche (5.5 Hrs walk) crossing Pheriche en-route. A small health post is located at Pheriche proving health check-up for the trekkers, local people & potters with support of volunteers in association of Himalayan Rescue Association, Nepal. Upon arrival at Lobuche, check-in at Local Lodge. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 10: TREK TO GORAKSHEP VISITING EVEREST BASE CAMP (5320 M) Trek to Gorakshep – the last permanent inhabitant of the Sherap land (4 hrs walk). Further continue to Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the lower base camp for every Everest expedition. Enjoy view of Khambu Glacier & Ice fall and return back to Gorakshep for overnight stay. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 11: EXCURSION TO KALAPATHAR (5550 M) & TREK TO LOBUCHE Early morning, excursion to Kalapathar which is one of the best place to witness sunrise over Mt. Everest – the top of the world. View from here includes Everest Base Camp, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks neighboring Mt. Everest. Trek down to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast continue your walk to Lobuche. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 12: TREK TO DIBOCHE (3860 M) Trek to Diboche. Check-in at your lodge. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 13: TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3450 M) Trek down to Namche Bazaar. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 14: TREK TO LUKLA Trek down to Lukla. Check-in at lodge. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 15: FLY LUKLA - KATHMANDU Morning, fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 16: DEPARTURE TRANSFER Transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to board outbound flight.
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What are included ?
Airport pickup and drop (Private Vehicle)
Accomodation on 3 star on B&B basis
Tea-house accommodation during the trek.
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city
English speaking guides and porters
Round Trip flight fare KTM –Lukla--KTM & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
Travel & Rescue arrangements.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
All our government taxes and official expenses.
What are excluded ?
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.,
All beverages and bar bills.
Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5545 meters).
Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
Tips for field staff and driver.
Entrance fee while doing sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pokhara
Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond our control.