Mountain Bike the Annapurna Circuit

The 8,091 meter-high Annapurna massif is huge and rugged, and so is the area surrounding it. Incredible views and dynamic terrain make the Annapurna Circuit, which circumnavigates the massif, one of the world’s premier mountain biking destinations.

Work for your views, feeling the burn in your legs and lungs as you pedal uphill for yet another thrilling ride past glaciers and boulder fields. Enjoy the view from 5,416 meters at Thorung La before flying down to the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath.

Annapurna is the best area in Nepal for alpine biking, as the trails enable you to cover large distances, yet you’re surrounded by 7000-metre peaks. Choose a portion of the circuit for a day or two of biking highlights, or complete the entire loop as a multi-day adventure.