Annapurna circuit motorbike tour is one of the best adventure rides that you can do in Nepal Himalaya. Exploring Annapurna circuit by motorcycle is an amazing and thrilling experience for the bike riders. In the past Annapurna circuit trek used only possible by trek but since the government of Nepal built the road to connect Manag by road the travellers can do motorcycle tours easily. The road to Manag is off-road. The off-road starts from Besisahar and ends at Khangsar 3756 Meters. It means you can be almost 2 days away from Thorong la pass. The difficult part starts from Manag where the altitude is 3500 meters. From Manag, you need to trek 2 days to reach the Thorong la top. On Annapurna circuit motorbike tour you can not cross the Thorong la because you can not take a motorcycle to the top of Thorong la.
Annapurna circuit motorbike ride
Annapurna circuit motorbike ride tour begins from Kathmandu. You can drive to Ngadi on the first day. Driving today is easier because of the blacktop road but the road is quite busy. There might be traffic jams sometimes on the way to Besisahar. Having lunch at Besisahar you will further drive to Ngadi via off-road and stay there overnight. The motorbike driving goes through the village like Synage, Jagat, Chyamje then to Dharapani. During the drive, you will see the magnificent landscape of the diversified landscape and hill rocky hills. From the road below, you can see the fast following Marshyangdi river. The green hills are fully covered with the bamboo bushes and high countless waterfalls. Dharapani is a junction point of the two trek trails (Annapurna circuit trek and Manaslu Trek), You can see the perfect view of the Manaslu today from the Danaqyou, Timang, and Chame. Chame is a place where we stay overnight and enjoy the hot spring. The mountain ranges now appear from here to onwards until you reach Manag. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and many other peaks.
Annapurna circuit motorbike tour does not go until the Tilicho or Thorong la
The motorcycle goes until the Khangsar village or Manag. Stopping motorcycles here we have to trek to Tilicho or Thorong la pass. The choice is yours. If you go to Tilicho lake you can explore the highest elevated lake in the world at the altitude of 4980 meters and the Tilicho Peaks. The surroundings peaks around the Tlicho area are absolutely incredible. Colourful and vivid landscapes are unforgettable.
Option to go Thorong la top
If you trek to Thorong la top then you have to trek through the yak Kharka and Letdar to reach the Thorong Phedi (4450 Meter) or High camp (4820 meters). Thorong La is an ultimate goal which is elevated at the altitude of 5416 Meters. On the way to throng la. You can see the countless peaks above 6000 meters around the Thorong la area. Reaching to the top of the Thorong la top, you will back to the Manag and take your motorbike and back to the same road that you started.
Annapurna circuit motorbike tour highlights
Adventure, incredible and scenic drive to Besisahar. The riding is quite challenging because of the big movement of the vehicle on the highway. You will see the big traffic flow of the vehicles on the way to Besisahar.
Adventure ride from Besisaghar to Manag, as there is an off-road the riding is more adventurous because some parts the road is too dusty and some parts very muddy. You might feel difficult when there is dust because the motorbikes tyres spin a lot.
The ever-smiling local people and their unique and authentic cultures. Gurung and Magar are the people you can see on the lower parts of the trek while Manages people stay in the villages above Chame.
The amazing landscape of the trekking area, as it is covered with the tropical forest. The pines, juniper and oaks trees are the major plants that you see on the way to Manag. Walnuts are also plants that you may see on the roadsides.
Hot Spring in the Chame to enjoy the nights at the Chame. Lamjung Himal is perfectly visible from the Chame. View of Mt. Manaslu and Mt.Manaslu North, Himalchuli from Timag and Chame which is very fascinating.
An outstanding view of the Annapurna II 7940 Meters, and from Humde, you can see Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak and many other mountains peak which is beyond the imaginations. You can see the marvellous valley down below where there are an airstrip and some beautiful villages.
Annapurna circuit motorbike tour itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu’s International airport (1350 m / 4450 ft) then to hotels.
Nepal trek hub receives you in the Kathmandu airport. Then together we drive to your hotels. We also suggest and check your gear list for your Annapurna circuit motorbike ride tour. You have to bring your riding clothes but other insufficient clothes like rain gears, warm clothes, gloves and other items you can buy in Thamel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley and familiarity session with Enfield bikes
Today we will bring you to Kathmandu sightseeing on the motorbike. The objective is to make you familiar on your Motorbike that you are going to ride on your entire trip. We use Royal Enfield 500 CC Motorbikes some are Royal Enfield Himalayan with big height as compared to the old ones. Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu durbar squares are the 4 World heritage sites that you visit today.
Day 03: Ride to Besisahar then Ngadi (800 m / 2720 ft)
After breakfast early in the morning we start a scenic ride to Ngadi. The ride is quite stressful for you because of the pressure of the vehicles. Traffic jams can be on the way as well. As you cross the valley the ride now becomes more smooth and you can see the picturesque views including farmland, jungle and occasional glimpses of snowy peaks. Prithivi highway separates from Dumre then the road becomes single lanes till the Besisahar. Talking lunch at Besisahar we go further drive to Ngadi and stay overnight at Ngadi.
Day 04: Ngadi to Dharapani Ride (1860m / 6102 ft)
The day starts with having breakfast at Ngadi. It is a very beautiful morning with the view of Ngadi peak and some other snow-capped mountains. We have a mostly off-road trip today that is the reason you have to prepare yourself for offroad riding. Crossing the river at Ngadi bazaar we further ride and cross the village-like Syange, Jagat and Chamje. Crossing Chamje you will see the spectacular and rocky hills around you. The road now is concrete filled but often motorbikes jump. Crossing the Tal villages from the sides of the hill we further drive to Dharapani.
Day 05: Bike Ride to to Chame (2710 m / 8891 ft)
Chame is our destination for tonight. As we do breakfast and be ready for the next amazing rides. Ridders can see the view of Mt. Manaslu and Mt Manaslu north. You can see the green hills around the valley of Timang, Danaque, Bagarchap, Thanchowk, koto. Final destination for today is chame. Chame is a district headquarters and a nice place to stay Overnight and enjoy at the hot spring at Chame.
Day 06: Motorbike Ride to to Manag (2710 m / 8891 ft)
Manag is our next destination today. From Chame to Manag the trails are very good and smooth too. You can see the fabulous view of the mountains like Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna and many other mountains. One the way to Manag you will see the biggest apple farm of Nepal. Dhukurpokhari, Lower Pisang and Humde are the villages that you cross with the motorbikes. Stay overnight at Manag.
Day 07: Trek to Ice lake (acclimatization day at Manag)
For a better view and good acclimatization we suggest you go to the Ice lake 4600 meters. The ice lake hiking offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna ranges. The hike takes around 5-6 hours to the top of Ice-lake. There are two lakes in the ice lake. Back to Manag and stay overnight at Manag.
Day 08: Khangsar ride then trek to Tilicho base camp 4200 meters.
There is a road till Khangsar 3756 Meters. Stopping motorbike here we trek to Tilicho base camp. Trek to Tilicho base camp is quite dangerous during the day because of the day stone falls. That is the reason we have to try to reach the Tlicho base camp as early as possible. The hike offers an incredible view of the mountain peaks and colourful landscape. We have to be very careful on the landscape where the stone might fall.
Day 09: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4980 Meters and back to Khangsar 3760 Meter.
Early in the morning we start our hike to Tilicho Lake. The trail is not that difficult as you go higher because of the altitude gains it is much harder. The colourful landscape and early sunrise in the mountains is very fabulous to see. It is a 3 hours hike to the top of Tilicho lake. Reaching Tilicho and taking photographs we will go back to Tilicho base camp and have breakfast. Having breakfast here we go back to Khangsar villages and stay overnight here.
Day 10: Ride back to Tal village.
We Ride Tal villages today. As we go down today from the same way you are familiar with the scene and landscape.
Day 11: Ride to Bandipur (1036 m / 3400 ft)
Our plan is to go to Bandipur today which is an enchanting Newar village. This is actually a hill station from where you can see the Annapurna mountain ranges. Marsyangdi River Valley is perfectly visible from here. You can also see the local temples around the Bandipur villages.
Day 12: Ride to Kathmandu
We ride back to Kathmandu via Prithvi highways. The road is quite busier and tricky as well. Arrive at kathmandu hotels and stay overnight.
Day 13: Departure
We will drop you to the airport and departures.
Annapurna circuit motorbike tour cost includes
Royal Enfield bikes during the tour and petrols for the bike
Bike repairs and parts of the Bike
Support veichle to carry the lugguage and bike gears
Guide, mechanic and motorbike support crew.
Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
Annapurna conservation Area Project Permits
Seasonal Fruits if possible
First Aid Box
All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
Hotel in Kathmandu
Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and also during the hike
Trekkers trekking equipment and Clothing.
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
Per Pax, Min 2 Person base:
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