Annapurna Bikepacking

Annapurna Bikepacking

A monumental bikepacking adventure around the Annapurna Circuit featuring all the best singletrack and side trips along the way. Settle in for the long haul as you ride amongst the world’s biggest mountains and through its deepest river gorge. Climb over the highest mountain pass on earth and shred down the longest continuous mtb descent on the planet! This is the ride to end all other rides!

The journey begins in Kathmandu where your senses will spring to life the moment you get off the plane. After a quick introduction to Nepali culture, navigate out of the city and travel deep into the Himalayas. Discover the allure of bikepacking: the simple joy of travelling by bike while living with only your most necessary belongings. Enjoy warm meals and comfortable accommodations in local tea houses along the way - pack only your riding gear, warm clothes, and a small sleeping bag. Visit the historic District of Manang and the sacred Mustang Valley. Ride local trails and relax in tropical Pokhara before flying back to Kathmandu in a small aircraft, with views of the entire Himalayan Range.

As an added bonus, we’ll provide you with brand new bikepacking bags from Revelate Designs and a water bladder filtration system from GeigerRig, for use during the trip.

Suitable for very fit riders only with at least intermediate technical skills, this trip starts at an elevation of 800m and climbs to 5416m at Thorong La Pass, before descending back to 800m. The riding is roughly 60% dirt road or double tracks and 40% singletrack, with several challenging hike-a-bike sections.

Sunrise on the hike to Tilicho Lake
Riding down from Thorang La Pass, Nepal

Trip Overview

What's Included

  • 15 nights of double occupancy accommodation
    • 1 night in Kathmandu — 4 Hotel
    • 3 nights in Pokhara — 3 Hotel
    • 11 nights in traditional local guesthouses and teahouses
      • Private room supplement available only in KTM and Pokhara - inquire for pricing
  • All standard meals in Kathmandu, and during your entire time in the mountains
    • You are responsible for your own meal costs while in Pokhara only
    • We can accommodate any dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, etc)
  • Exclusive use of all necessary bikepacking bags courtesy of Revelate Designs
  • Exclusive use of in-line filtration water bladder system courtesy of GeigerRig
  • Local english speaking Nepali guides and drivers
  • Professional, certified, and experienced Wandering Wheels mtb guide
  • Trip planning and packing assistance
    • We'll send you a detailed trip packing list and all the important information
  • All park entrance fees and TIMS permit fee
  • Bike maintenance support and access to our comprehensive tool kit
  • All transportation as per itinerary, including airport pick-up, in private shuttle vehicles with professional drivers
  • Luggage transfers, Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • One internal flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International flights to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
  • Mandatory travel & medical insurance with helicopter evacuation coverage
  • Bikes and riding gear
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fancy coffees, pastries or other delicacies available at certain guesthouses
  • Souvenirs, laundry, other items of personal nature
  • Nepali Tourist Visa
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Skill Level 3 / Fitness Level 4
  • XC/All-mountain bike recommended