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Test your legs in the mighty Annapurna region. Feel the Himalayan wind rush by while covering over 80 miles of terrain in this beautiful area.

 

Price: Starting from $1,955

Duration: 10 days (sEPT-OCT, feb-apr)

Activity Level: 1 2 3 4 5

PRICE: $2300

Student (15% discount): $1955
Private Departure (1-4 pax): $2990
Private Departure (5-10 pax): $2300

Single Supplement Fee: n/a

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu
Day 2: Bike Shivapuri National Park
Day 3: Travel to Pokhara
Day 4: Fly to Jomsom and bike to Muktinath
Day 5: Bike to Marpha
Day 6: Bike to Tatopani
Day 7: Bike to Beni and return to Pokhara
Day 8: Rest day in Pokhara
Day 9: Return to Kathmandu
Day 10: International departures

Arrival DateEnd DateStatus
Sept 11, 2015Sept 20, 2015Open
Sept 25, 2015Oct 4, 2015Open
Oct 16, 2015Oct 25, 2015FULL
Feb 19, 2016Feb 28, 2016Open
Mar 25, 2016Apr 3, 2016Open
Apr 22, 2016May 1, 2016Open

INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 3 nights accommodation in Pokhara
  • all accommodations on trek (double occupancy w/ shared bathroom)
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trek
  • mountain bike (Giant Anthem, Giant Trance, Giant XTC or ATX Models)*
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • farewell dinner
  • guide and porter services
  • baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • all ground transportation in Nepal
  • guided bike excursion to Bhudanilkhanta
  • one-way air transportation to Jomsom

*Client is responsible for all damages to bike (up to $2300 for full replacement) due to any non-mechanical reasons

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). We pick you up at the airport. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into our OneSeed partner lodge in the heart of the ancient city of Patan. Catch up on some much needed sleep and venture out for some dinner on your own.

Inclusions: Private airport transfer; accommodations

Day 2: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Your biking adventure begins! Head to Shivapuri National Park to ride 23 miles on single track and jeep trails in the jungle. Return to Kathmandu for the night.

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks); transportation to and from Bhudanilkhanta; bike hire; mountain bike guides; national park entry; accommodations

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Take a bus to the beautiful city of Pokhara, where you will have time to walk and explore. Meet in the evening for a group briefing and gear check.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks). Other options available for guest purchase); transportation to Pokhara; accommodations

Day 4: Pokhara to Muktinath (12,464ft/3800m). Take a stunning morning flight to Jomsom before hopping on your bikes to head to the mountain towns of Kagbeni and Muktinath. Visit the sacred temple with 108 spouts of waters and soak in the beautiful views of the valley. After the 17-mile bike ride with an elevation gain of almost 4000ft, retire to the teahouse for the night.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); domestic flight; airport tax and excess baggage charge for bikes; biking guides; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

Day 5: Muktinath to Marpha (8,789ft/2679m). Leave Muktinath for the 21-mile bike ride to Marpha. The route has two options: a jeep track for intermediate riders and a single track for advanced riders. The ride is mostly downhill so enjoy the breeze as you rush down through the valley. Retire for the night in Marpha, a town famous for its Mustang apples and apple brandy.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; porter services for luggage; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

Day 6: Marpha to Tatopani (4,002ft/1220m). Continue the descent by following the river on jeep or single track trails. Today’s ride is 30 miles but you will stop midday for lunch at the beautiful waterfall in Rupse Chartra. Once in Tatopani, enjoy the hot springs before heading to bed.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; mountain bikes; porter services; double occupancy accommodations

Day 7: Tatopani to Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). In the morning, bike 14 miles to Beni, where you will take a Jeep to Naudhadha. From there, hop back on your bike and enjoy the beautiful views of Pokhara and its surrounding lakes as you descent 7 more miles into the town. Head out to explore the beautiful city of Pokhara in the evening.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); biking guides; mountain bikes; Jeep transfer; porter services; accommodations

Day 8: Pokhara (2,900ft/884m). Rest your biking legs in Pokhara. Spend the day by the lake, taking in the views and enjoying a hot shower!

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). Travel by van or jeep to Kathmandu. Join the rest of your group for a farewell banquet in Kathmandu.

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, farewell dinner (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transportation; accommodations

Day 10: Kathmandu (4,593ft/1400m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here .

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

Packing System: This expedition includes bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. We recommend packing your items in a large backpack or a durable duffle bag. 

Carried Bag Weight Limit: 22lbs/10kg

Rentals Available:

  • Not available on this expedition. 

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kathmandu
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Four (4) passport-sized photos for arrival visa and trekking permits
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Nepali Tourist Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Kathmandu - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic Biking T-shirt
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof shoes to be used for biking
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old Sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 15-20ºF rating
  • Toilet paper (available in Kathmandu)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Padded biking shorts
  • Biking gloves
  • Knee and elbow pads

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Nepal (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Yaktrax (especially useful for late fall and early spring trips)
  • Outlet adapter (available to purchase in Kathmandu)
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Peak season to travel to the Annapurna region falls between September and November and then again between February and April. The weather on the trail will vary at different altitudes, but in the town of Ghorepani, which is located at 9,393 feet; June is the hottest month of the year with averages as high as 68°F. Winter months like January can get a cold as 25°F.

The monsoon season falls during the summer months of June, July, and August, when rainfall can be as high as 5.5 inches per month. The rest of the year is relatively dry with only 1 inch of rain.

Annapurna Region Weather

 

Elevation


Himalayan Downhill Reviews

Every question I had was answered and I was able to learn about the history and culture of the local communities I’ve passed. My guide was extremely knowledgeable and was more astute as other guides along the trail. Despite the high altitudes and strenuous days, they were often filled with laughter.
We loved our guides and guides in training. The itinerary provided a culturally rich experience and brought Nepal to life, while also connecting us to the nature of the himalayas. OneSeed was very accommodating and had AMAZING customer service.
I will most definitely recommend OneSeed Expedition to my friends! I loved everything about this trip from the small group, the microfinancing that OneSeed does, the insurance they provide for their guides and guides in training, and the amazing things they have planned and organized for us in the cities.

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

INSURE YOUR TRIP

OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex cancellation and interruption insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.