Annapurna Biking Trip

Trip Highlights

  •  Ride and cross Thorong La Pass at 5,416 m. one of the highest passes in the world
  • Tasting the apples, apple pie and apple wine in Jomsom
  • Muktinath sightseeing and exploring the popular hiking routes in the area
  • Bathing in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Crystal-clear mountain range visible
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant on the day before departure
  • An adventure ride in the heart of Annapurna foothills

This 15 day Annapurna adventure biking trip offers you some of the most spectacular and colorful biking routes of Nepal. You will visit many different picturesque settlements, meet the local friendly residents and adoring frequent gigantic views of massive Himalayan peaks, like Annapurnas and Manaslu. Travelling through lowland settlements, dense oak forests, and beautiful isolated settlements to the lap of the mighty high mountains. The Tilicho Lake – highest altitude fresh water lake in the world. Biking through the Thorong La pass (5,416 m) is a challenging ascent, fenced by some of the most magnificent mountain views.

Your riding starts from Besisahar via ground transportation from Kathmandu. From here begin riding opposite to clockwise direction around the Annapurna mountain range. Biking trail passes through a variety of landscapes, sub-tropical rainforest, unfathomable valleys and terrace farming, and high deserts- a desert in the Himalayas. You get a time for acclimatization. The trail descends to Muktinath: sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites as you pass Thorang La pass. After further descending down to reach Jomsom from Lupra valley and then reach Tatopani (Hot spring). You can enjoy the hot spring and ride down to Beni. Then you will be transferred to Pokhara by a Jeep.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN69
  • Duration15 Days
  • Pricefrom US$2400 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax2-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar) and in Pokhara (Hotel Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private vehicles
  • Twin-sharing (and occasionally dormitory style) accommodation in guesthouses during biking in Annapurna region.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, from Beni to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • All standard meals during biking.
  • Mountain bike for 11 days of riding (We have full-suspension bikes of Giant and Trek brands, and if you want to bring your own bike, you can)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trip ( 1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, and maps - if necessary.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS card.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara(Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees(See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver (Tipping is Expected).

Trip Map

Annapurna Biking Trip Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar) and in Pokhara (Hotel Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private vehicles
  • Twin-sharing (and occasionally dormitory style) accommodation in guesthouses during biking in Annapurna region.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, from Beni to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • All standard meals during biking.
  • Mountain bike for 11 days of riding (We have full-suspension bikes of Giant and Trek brands, and if you want to bring your own bike, you can)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trip ( 1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, and maps - if necessary.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS card.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara(Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees(See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver (Tipping is Expected).

Accommodation:  
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Guest house/Lodge throughout the journey. Guest house and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every Guesthouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. 

Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private/reserved vehicle for airport transferal and sightseeing and Luxurious tourist bus for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Beni-Pokhara-Kathmandu. 

Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Communication during Journey:
Annapurna Biking is an easy Mid level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in the most of the place.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with the first day of arrival in Kathmandu and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a Luxury Holidays Nepal sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.  Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation:
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekAnnapurna Basecamp TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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