Manaslu Circuit Bike Tour

Trip Duration 12
Max Altitude 4450m
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March to May, Sep to February

Trip Overview


The Manaslu Circuit Bike Tour is an exhilarating and adventurous journey that takes cyclists through the breathtaking landscapes of the Manaslu region in Nepal. Spanning approximately 300 kilometers, this challenging tour encircles the world's eighth highest peak, Mount Manaslu, offering a unique and less-traveled alternative to the popular Annapurna Circuit. Starting in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, cyclists embark on a scenic drive to Soti Khola, the trailhead of the Manaslu Circuit. From here, the real adventure begins as participants pedal their way through picturesque villages, terraced fields, dense forests, and glacial rivers. The diverse topography presents varying degrees of difficulty, with steep ascents and thrilling descents adding to the adrenaline rush. Throughout the journey, cyclists gets treatment with awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including Manaslu itself, soaring majestically into the skies. The trail also leads through the culturally rich and ethnically diverse settlements of the region, offering opportunities to interact with friendly locals and immerse in their traditional lifestyle.

Cycling the Majestic Manaslu Circuit: Conquering Larkya La Pass and Embracing Nature's Serenity

Crossing the challenging Larkya La Pass at a staggering altitude of around 5,160 meters is a highlight of the tour. The pass rewards riders with jaw-dropping panoramas of surrounding peaks and valleys. It demands both physical endurance and mental resilience but ultimately leaves cyclists with a sense of accomplishment. Besides the natural beauty, the Manaslu Circuit cherishes them for its remote and less-crowded nature compared to other popular biking routes in Nepal. The pristine environment and limited commercialization allow for a closer connection with nature. Accommodation options along the trail range from cozy teahouses to camping, providing cyclists with a chance to relax and recharge after a day of pedaling. Local cuisine further enriches the experience, offering a taste of traditional Nepalese flavors. To ensure a successful journey, it's essential for cyclists to be well-prepared and possess intermediate to advanced mountain biking skills. Additionally, obtaining necessary permits from the Nepalese authorities is vital, as the region falls under restricted areas.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, the Manaslu Circuit Bike Tour is an extraordinary adventure that combines the thrill of mountain biking with the allure of Himalayan beauty and cultural exploration, promising an unforgettable experience that lingers in the hearts of adventurers for years to come.

 Trip Highlight

  • Excellent and amazing ride to an unbeaten path of the Manaslu circuit
  • Explore natural beauty of forest, river and flora and fauna
  • Immerse in the rich culture of Nepal and Tibetan ethnic groups
  • Magnificent mountain views of Manaslu (8156m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Himlung Himal(7126m) Annapurna II (7937m)
  • Abundant wildlife like Mountain Goat, Blue Sheep
  • Cross Larke pass (5,213m) is the highest point & challenging pass
  • Traverse to the north of Manalsu


We will pick you up at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Thamel. check your bike for next day and the evening we have welcome dinner together with guide

We drive to Aarughat from Kathmandu after breakfast from hotel. Kathmandu to Aarughat is about (122 KM) which takes 6 to 7 hours’ drive. After reach Aarughat we will check in hotel and take a rest or visit the town the hotel is Basic

Today we start our ride in the morning After the breakfast trails is first (13 K.M) is ride able but it’s all very rocky then after we have to push and carry our bike also we can ride some section this day we have (25 K.M) distance with (1000 M) of climbing we riding along the Budhi khola on the right hand side and left hand side we have big cliff but during the ride we have nice water fall and village’s so we can enjoy the view.

Today also we start our day after breakfast from the hotel. Today we have again (25 K.M) riding with (1050 M) of climbing but the trails is all push and carry also we able to ride some section but (80%) of trails is push and carry the trails is again rocky and some step climb and the landscape is very beautiful we have both side big rocky hill with narrow budigandaki river this day is harder then first day because of non-ride able trails.

Today we have again (25 K.M) riding with (1100 M) of climbing but today we have (50%) of riding and (50%) of pushing and carrying the landscape is same as before but we have some forest section with the nice single track the first half way is harder carry and push but after place call philim we have a nice riding to the nearby hotel we need to push our bike for 10 to 15 minutes before the hotel. Deyng is very small village with few houses.

This day we have (20 K.M) of riding with (1250 M) of climbing the trails is all single track with (60%) of riding rest of push and carrying the view is amazing with lots of waterfall. Namrung is small village but nice we can see the view of Lugur Himal and just before the Namrung we have (45 MIN) of carrying section all uphill.

This day we have (80%) of riding total distance is about (17 K.M) and (1200 M) of climbing this day we have very nice view we can see the Manaslu himal and we riding through the beautiful village and also we have on the way one big monastery which is in half way we can visit that also in our riding. When we arrived in Samagaun we have connect with internet after four days the hotel is good then before four days.

Today we have total (13 K.M) riding with (1000 M) of climbing the first (4 K.M) is ride able then push and carry to the place call Samdo and we have lunch in here then after lunch we have total (6 K.M) of riding which is all climbing but some part is ride able but still we can’t ride because of altitude, even (6 K.M) also takes three hours. this day we goanna spend night in Dharamsala which is very basic we might not get the room but also they have tent.

Today is the hardest day of this trip. We start from the hotel (5:00 A.M). in the morning from hotel to Larke pass (5136m) is 6.5 K.M with 700m of climbing but it takes more then three hours. When we reach the pass then we can enjoy the views of Larke pick, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli with lots of mountains. after Larke pass we have (8 K.M) with 1400m decanting to the Bhimthang but the first (2.5 K.M) downhill is very steep with lots of rocks and some ice section then after trails is slowly goes to the down and during to ride this section we also able to see some ice lake and nice mountains. This day we have all push and carry only the few section is able to ride. This day we have another nice place to spend our night in Bhimthang. we can see all around beautiful mountains

Today we have longest ride in our trip total distance (32 K.M) and climbing (600 M) but the downhill is about (2300 M) but the first (8 K.M) is very rocky so we need to carry and push also some places we can ride then after that we have nice and long single track through the forest section till place call Tilcho. then after Tilcho we cross the sospiontion bridge then we riding on jeep track all the way to place call Dharapani from there we gonna join the Annapurna rout which is busy after Dharapani we have (12 K.M) to the Chyamche which is fast dawnhill but also some sweet climb

This day we have again (32 K.M) of riding with (700 M) of climbing the trails is all wide jeep track also busy but must of the trails is downhill. This day is nice and easy day all ride able the riding time maximum four hours then after we drive to Kathmandu same day it takes five hours drive to Kathmandu.

This day depend on your flight time if you have evening flight then shopping in Thamel area and will drop you at the airport.

Departures & Availability

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from the trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Farewell dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and Local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

Price Excludes

1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and handbag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Trip Information

If you want to avoid tourism on the Annapurna Circuit you can rather make a Manalsu round trip which is just as beautiful and challenge ride as it can be. This biking tour is for those enthusiastic cyclist who love to test their endurance, strength and stamina. You will follow the trekking and biking trail on your bicycle savoring some of the spectacular view of the beautiful mountains and nature. This is one of the most amazing ride and an adventure you can have once in your lifetime. One cannot only be amazed but fall in love with the surroundings, people and culture. You ride through the rich variety and vistas from the rolling hills of Marsyandi to the Himalayan interior from lush green pine forests your ride will encompass almost 50 % ride and carry amidst the stunning mountains and beautiful nature.

You start and end in a tropical environment: warm, bamboo huts, rice fields and banana trees. The path sometimes runs spectacularly high above the wild river with perpendicular rock walls. Higher up we find large Buddhist villages and monasteries. The most challenge part is the two-thirds of the trek we pass the highest point in a world of rock and ice: the Larkya La at an altitude of 5106 meters. The technical trails make for amazing riding.

The tour starts in Arughat, just north of the main road from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The first warm days lead you past the terraced rice fields and subtropical forests through the valley of the Budhi-Gandaki. The villages are authentic and the paths are sometimes carved out of the perpendicular rock walls next to the wild river. Only a little later the valley opens so that we get a wonderful view of the various gleaming white peaks of the Manaslu massif. In the large village of Samagaon we have a day of rest to get used to the altitude. We therefore have time to visit the monastery. After Samagaon we continue into the mountain wasteland, on the way to the Larkya La (5105 meters). We leave the last juniper bushes behind and we begin the tiring crossing over this magnificent pass.

After this we come through wooded areas in the valley of the Marsyangdi. The last few days we walk in the opposite direction along the run-up to the Annapurna tour to arrive at BesiSahar. From here a bus takes us to the “big” road further to Kathmandu.

Manaslu is the trail of the future for mountain bikers in Nepal and we were overwhelmed by the sheer joy and surprise of the local people who welcomed us as the first cyclists into the area with pure bewilderment. So go there and discover the rich culture and hospitality of the hardy mountain people and push your limits beyond anything you ever imagined on this unforgettable journey.


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