Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to the enduro adventure of a lifetime! The Manang District of the Annapurna Ranges, Nepal, beckons with world-class mountain biking trails, rich culture, and mind-blowing alpine scenery. Our tour commences when we pick you up from Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), and concludes when we drop you off at the same airport.

Absolute Arrival Day  29 Sep 2018, Sat

Transfers from airport to Kathmandu hotel/guesthouses* (*provision of meals dependent on arrival times)
Rest and relax
Overnight in Kathmandu accommodation

Briefing / Prep Day 30 Sep 2018, Sun ((While the Race participants make their bike preparations, Tour participants will be taken on a guided city tours of Kathmandu and Patan)

Breakfast at Kathmandu accommodation
Gather for briefing + race pack collection + admin
Lunch; packing and equipment organisation
Welcome dinner
Overnight in Kathmandu accommodation

Travel Day 1 Oct 2018, Mon

Early breakfast
Bags ready and  transfer to jeep/4WD truck meeting point.
Leave Kathmandu; lunch at Kurintar
Reach Jagat ; dinner & overnight at a guest house in  Jagat (A small village next to Marsyangdi River)

Travel Day 2 Oct 2018, Tue

Leave Jagat
Jagat > Timang ; lunch at Timang and continue drive up to Dhukkur Pokhari
Rest and acclimatize for higher altitude
Check-in Lodge at Dhukkur Pokhari: clean-up & maintenance
Dinner & overnight Rest

Acclimatize Ride Day 3 Oct 2018, Wed

Uplift until Humde Danda and start acclimatization ride to Braka.
At Braka, Jeep will transfer all riders to Ngawal Village
Check-in @ Ngawal Mountain Home Resort and make this our home for the next three days
Dinner & overnight Rest.
Race plate distribution / Final Race Technical briefing by the Race Director.

Race Day 1 -4 Oct 2018, Thu

Early breakfast
Stage 1/2/3 – Tibetan School Area
Recovery in Ngawal Mountain Home Resort: lunch, clean-up, maintenance
Overnight in Ngawal Mountain Home Resort

Race Day 2 – 5 Oct 2017, Fri

Early breakfast
Stage 1/2/3 – Ngawal – Julu Area
Recovery in Ngawal Mountain Home Resort: lunch, clean-up, maintenance
Overnight in Ngawal Mountain Home Resort

Race Day 3 – 6 Oct 2018, Sat

Early breakfast
Stage 1 and 2 – Ngawal Area (Get ready for a mega descend)
Recovery in Ngawal Mountain Home Resort: lunch, clean-up, maintenance
Pack belongings & bags this afternoon/evening for an early morning departure
Award Dinner & celebration. Overnight Ngawal Mountain Home Resort

Group Ride Day 1 – 7 Oct 2018, Sun

Early breakfast
Bags out; assemble for group ride ; exploratory option via Ghyaru and Dhukur Pokhari
Uplift until Red Fort then ride down to Upper Pisang via Ghyaru and onto Chemche via Dhukkur Pokhari
Lunch stop @Timang
After Lunch, continue ride and reach Chamche and stop for the night
Dinner & overnight in Chamche

Return Travel Day -08 Oct, Mon

Early Breakfast
Bags out early & depart early as we have a long distance to cover today
Lunch stop @ Besisahar
Continue to Kathmandu. Reach Kathmandu approximate 20:00/21:00
Riders disperse to hotel/guesthouses; overnight in Kathmandu accommodation

Free & Easy Day -09 Oct, Tue

Breakfast; rest & relaxation in daytime
Official celebration dinner (17:00 onwards)
Overnight in Kathmandu accommodation

Departure Day – 10 Oct, Wed

Transfers to airport or other accommodation (pre-arrangements necessary)