BIKEPACKING THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT:::::::::::: Pt 4, Syange to Tal.

Up, up and then … up some more.

The going was tough, as not all of the ‘highway’ was rideable, and the gradient on certain sections was often ridiculously steep, so steep that even pushing was exhausting.

The scenery, however, more than made up for the suffering – Continue reading

BIKEPACKING THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT:::::::::::: Pt 3. Besisahar to Syange

Cycling an arduous trek like the Annapurna Circuit meant we would be climbing from around 900m to 5,416m. Along the way, we would be experiencing distinctly different climatic zones with the accompanying change in temperature, vegetation, ethnicity of the people, their culture, and the ever-changing panorama of magnificent mountains. Continue reading

BIKEPACKING THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT:::::::::::: Pt 2, Kathmandu to Besisahar

We started our adventure from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
To get to the traditional starting point of the trek at Besisahar, we endured a seven-hour, 170-km bus ride from Kathmandu to Dumre (two hours of which was just getting out of the gridlocked city), then another two hours by local mini-bus for a bumpy 50-km ride to Besisahar.

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manang, annapurna circuit

BIKEPACKING THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT:::::::::::: Pt 1, Kathmandu, Nepal

manang, annapurna circuit

The 230km Annapurna Circuit in central Nepal is rated as a world-class hiking destination. But ever since the Nepali government carved a road through the mountains making the region more accessible than ever before, it has opened up a whole new world, not just for the Nepalis living there but for a new breed of adventurer cycle-tourers who were now able to ride the entire circuit. Continue reading