Trans Nepal - Kathmandu to Pokhara
|Trans Nepal - Kathmandu to Pokhara|
We understand that Yak Attack (the world's highest mountain bike race) doesn't appeal to everybody, but we also know that Nepal is home to some of the most exciting mountain bike trails on Earth.
That is why we have come up with a "low altitude" race in the highest mountain range on Earth; the Himalayas.
"Trans Nepal" is a 5 day off road stage race between Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and the beautiful lake side city of Pokhara ......
The course will follow the same first 4 days as Yak Attack but will then divert west for a final stage towards Pokhara. Unlike Yak Attack, however, Trans Nepal will only reach a maximum altitude of approx 1900m, that's not to say that the riding is less extreme, it's just that there is more oxygen !!
And to mix things up a bit, Trans Nepal is going to be in raced in a "MTB Himachal" style, with timed shorter stages within the total stage, enabling competitors to ride together and enjoy the scenery whilst still being able to test their abilities against the mighty Himalayan foothills. There will be 8 timed sections which will include a 14km downhill, a 10km climb, a 15km sealed road time trial and finish with a 20km xc stage.
The climate at this time of year will be comfortably warm during the day time (around 20c) but will drop to single figures at night. Accommodation in the evenings will be in the form of a combination of simple but idyllicr guesthouses and campsites, with buffet style food and a campfire to sit around and reminisce about the day's events and receive the day's results.
Although the race does not enter the high mountains there will be many opportunities to catch glimpses of the snow capped 8000m peaks and the lowland wild life and scenery will enthrall as the kilometres pass beneath your wheels.
As, unlike Yak Attack, all the race camps are accessible by road, it is possible for non riders to accompany the race, travelling with the event convoy during the day and camping with friends / partners in the evenings.
For an insight into the 2012 Trans Nepal please take a look here - Trans Nepal 2012
The date :- December 27 to December 31 2013
The cost :- £695 per person
Included - From 27 -30th December inclusive , accommodation ,buffet style breakfast/evening meal, transport of belongings between camps, medical / mechanical support, food / drink stations .
31 December - Hotel (room only) accommodation in Pokhara.
Places limited to 30.
(*not included in entry fee; international flights, entry visa or immigration services, insurance,private medical treatment or services, emergency medical treatment or emergency evacuation fee.
Insurance cover for taking part in such an event is compulsory and evidence of this must be produced )
It is recommended that all riders attend a race briefing at the Kathmandu Guesthouse at 2pm on 26/12
* Although the groups rides are undertaken at a more relaxed pace, a certain degree of fitness is expected. Trans Nepal is a race and as such is not suitable for people just wanting to ride the route as a tour.
To apply please go to the register page on the web site or click this link