Annapurna Extreme

Annapurna Extreme

14 Days / 13 Nights
(13 Ride Days)
$3895 CAD / $3149 USD Down 50% / Up 50% April 3-16, 2022
October 16-29, 2022
April 2-15, 2023
October 15-28, 2023

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 among the biggest mountains in the world 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 step off the plane. After a quick introduction to Kathmandu culture and some fun singletrack, we’ll navigate out of the city and travel deep into the foothills of the Himalayas. Discover the allure of lightweight 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. Celebrate your epic achievement in tropical Pokhara before flying back to Kathmandu in a small aircraft, with views of the entire Himalayan Range.

Suitable for fit riders only with at least intermediate technical skills. This epic trip starts at an elevation of 800m and climbs to 5416m at Thorong La Pass, before descending back down to 800m in Pokhara. The riding is roughly 50% dirt road or double tracks and 50% singletrack, with several challenging hike-a-bike sections. Get ready for an extreme adventure!

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Sunrise on the hike to Tilicho Lake
Riding down from Thorong La Pass, Nepal
Riding the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal
See full photo album from 2019 trip

Trip Itinerary

What's Included

  • 13 nights of double occupancy accommodation
    • 1 night in Kathmandu — 4 Hotel
    • 1 night in Pokhara — 3 Hotel
    • 11 nights in traditional local guesthouses and teahouses
      • Private room supplement available only in KTM and Pokhara - inquire for pricing
      • If you are attending as a couple, you will get private rooms at no extra cost
  • All standard meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) for the entire duration of the trip
    • We can accommodate any dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, etc)
  • Local english speaking Nepali guides and drivers
  • Professional, certified, and highly experienced Wandering Wheels mtb guide and trip leader
  • Trip planning and packing assistance
    • We'll send you a detailed trip packing list and all the important information
    • We also host a group Zoom call approx. 2 months before the trip to discuss trip planning in detail, and address any questions or concerns
  • All riding permits, park entrance fees, and TIMS permit fee
  • Bike maintenance support and access to our comprehensive tool kit
  • Bike set up and riding tips from your guide who is also a level II PMBIA instructor
  • All transportation as per itinerary, including airport pick-up, in private shuttle vehicles with safe and 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, snacks, laundry, other items of personal nature
  • Nepali Tourist Visa (You must purchase this upon arrival at KTM)
  • Any overweight/oversize fees incurred for the internal flight from Pokhara - KTM (Typically only $20-$40 for the bike bag)
  • Gratuities for your guides - a sign of a job well done!
  • Skill Level 3+ / Fitness Level 4
  • XC/All-mountain bike recommended
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