Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Nepal – From Mountains to Plains

The unique geographic diversity of Nepal offers something for all levels of Mountain Biker, from the snow capped peaks of the highest mountain range in the world, the Himalaya’s, right down to the dusty plains of the Terai and everything in between.

Long renowned as one of the world’s best trekking trails, this fable route of the Yak Attack, one of the toughest mountain bike stage races in the world is an excellent place to test your skill and stamina. Here you will learn what mountain biking in Nepal is all about. Pit yourself against nature and the wilderness as twelve days takes you from the humid sub tropical valleys around Kathmandu up through ancient mountain trade route to Throng La at 5600 meters. The route is dotted with mountain villages and culture. Along the way sometimes you will have to carry your bike sometimes it will carry you, you will learn to love your bike and savor the challenge. You will learn to respect the mighty Himalayas and go beyond your own limits and fall in love with this amazing country and this inspiring trail.
Best Time – March/April/May, September/October/November
2012 Departures – 17th September, 30th September

Upper Mustang
The place that makes grown mountain bikers cry! This high altitude arid region boasts some of the most mind-blowing scenery on earth, not to mention some truly brilliant mountain biking. Cycle deep into the heart of Tibetan culture and fall in love with the people, landscapes and trails of Lo. Discover the walled kingdom of Lo Mantang and have tea with the king. The best bit is the biking, challenging climbs, heart pounding single tracks and rolling switch back downhill’s make this one unforgettable expedition.
Best Time – April/May, October/November
2012 Departures – 24th September

Red dirt, Sal Forests, Tamang villages and rocky river beds are the heart and soul of riding in the Terai. Single tracks traverse from plateau to plains through terraced fields of rice and maize.. The true spirit of single tracks, free riding and mate-ship can be found here in the low lands of Nepal at a Farm House resort called Life Cycle. Life Cycle is one of the best places to ride, meet riders, and then chill out. Right on the resorts door step is a dam side pump track where you can hone your skills before hitting the real trails. This place is super fun for experienced riders and a brilliant way for novice riders to build confidence and skill.
Best Time – October to April
2012 Departures – Every weekend

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