Himalayan Single Track (HST) is a partnership between Santosh and Jenny which was born through a shared passion for mountain biking and it’s development and promotion in Nepal, along with the desire to explore the best tracks and trails with cyclists from around the world. We also made it our company’s policy to support local riders.
The Business quickly expanded from three bikes in a small shed in 2011 to 11 staff, 50 Hire bikes, a workshop, Giant Bike Shop and Tours office today. Over the years we have expanded the tours and trails we offer and our team are always on the endless search for new and exciting Single Track! At Himalayan Single Track we are always looking for ways to grow and improve our business in responsible tourism, quality, safety and environmental ethics.
We are also the first and only company to date in Nepal to introduce MBLA (Mountain Bike Leaders Award) guide training and use guides certified to standards approved by the British Cycling Association’s guiding scheme and to implement risk assessment plans making your adventure with Himalayan Single Track rewarding and safe.
While they are the founders of Himalayan Single Track, Santosh and Jenny truly believe that our team and guide’s are the true nuts and bolts of the company!
It seems like the longest time ago when I first set off to travel this big wide world. Picking up my belongings at a young age, I threw myself blindly into travel, making my way through the continents of South East Asia, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and America. I have never really returned home to Australia since that time, never for long anyway. I fell in love with Nepal and developed an addiction for mountain biking along the way. My journey still has not ended but for now its place is in Nepal in Himalayan Single Track and on the back of a Mountain Bike with the HST Family.”
My Style:- Slow and Steady
What I Ride:- Liv Pique 1
My Favorite Trails:- Lubra Valley
Owner,MTB Guide, Mechanic
I started my adventure as a rafting guide, and later on chose two wheels as a partner. I have been in my mountain biking professionally for last sixteen years(since 2002). For me mountain bike is my teacher, university and everything. Been a racer, mechanic and guide nationally and internationally as well holding MBLA(Mountain Bike Leadership Award).
My Style: Downhill, Enduro
What I ride: Giant Trance Advanced
My favourite Trails: Pikey Peak, East Nepal
As of the company, specifically working for the company management and upgrading business .I would love to introduce myself as person in an upgrading phase. Love working devotedly for each and every task. As a whole a person who loves work passionately and learning new things. Dream big work harder.
Working with HST since 2016 has been a wonderful time. Where learning and experiencing new projects and challenges has made me more interested towards this sector of professionalism. As a leader as well as a friend to all the individual within our company would like to welcome you for experiencing Nepal through our eyes. A place where heaven exists, multi diversified cultural nation where hospitality comes with one individual.
My Style:- Enduro
What I Ride:- Giant Reign Advanced
My Favorite Trails:- Most Phulchowki Trail , Helipad trail and other.
I was born in Sankhuwa sabha, the Eastern Part of Nepal where I spent my childhood. When I was twenty, I left my remote village in search of a Job. I found the opportunity at Himalayan Single Track in Kathmandu where I started as an Assistant Mechanic and discovered my passion for mountain biking. After working for a year I then started guiding as a support guide from 2013 where I first did day trips and from them onwards, I have been improving my skills and interest towards guiding . I use to have lots of fun with my first XTC bike. From then to now I have been able to become senior MTB guide in HST and with a hope that I can grow with the HST Team.
My Style:- 100% Enduro!
What I Ride:- Giant Trance 2
My Favorite Trails:- The Sherpa Trail (Pikey Peak) and the Yara Ghraya Trail in Upper Mustang
My name is Aayman Tamang. I am 24 year old. I start my mountain biking from 2008. It's my hobby. When I was 14 year old. I had a dream to be mountain biker and guide in Nepal and I am now guide and mountain biker known as a top 4 rider in Nepal. I am working at Himalayan Single Track as a Guide and like to ride in lots of single tracks. My favourite trail is Annapurna round it's challenging and I like the challenging part
My Style:- XC Pure Speed
What I Ride:- Giant Anthem 1
My Favorite Trails:-
I was born in Gorkha (Western part of Nepal), and raised in Kathmandu (capital city). I never dreamed about getting into mountain biking and be a guide one day. But the craze of mountain biking got hold of me made me a different person today (happy for sure). It wouldn’t have been possible job without the help of HST. Join HST is the start of my journey into being a mountain bike guide.
My Style: Cross-country
What I Ride: Liv Embolden 3
My Favorite Trails: Into the woods Trail, Ratnange Dada trails.
I was born in the flat, South Eastern part of Nepal and after completing my high school, I left the village to join the team at HST in 2012. I began as a mechanic and support guide and soon fell in love with mountain biking. I like to ride and I like that this job gives me the chance to meet so many passionate mountain bikers from around the world and travel to many places in Nepal I would not normally get the chance to go to.
My Style:- Cross Country AND ENDURO
What I Ride:- GIANT TRANCE 2
I was born in the eastern part of Nepal which is one of the remote area of Nepal.I started biking in 2012 and started working at Himalayan Single Track since 2015 as a mechanic. I choose to be a mountain bike guide because I get a chance to meet many people from different countries and feel proud to describe about our Nepali lifestyle and culture to them.
My Style:- No Fear. Down Hill, Enduro
What I Ride:- Giant Reign 1
My Favorite Trails:- Anything downhill and fast…
Born and raised in Kathmandu. I started riding bikes when I was kid, then moved to proper mountain biking at the age of 17 when I got my first bike, Giant Revel, this bike inspired me to make my facebook page #revelrides. At the beginning of 2013 I started my guiding career with day trips around Kathmandu valley along natural single track through rice fields and community forests. Riding bikes every day is what makes me get out of bed in the morning. When I was 18 I was doing my bachelor in Hotel management. Due to the crazy schedule of study, I decided to leave it and pursed my guiding career from there. Now I fell in love with the outdoors and riding around Nepal. Mountain biking is in my blood.
My Style:- Cross Country and Enduro
What I ride:- Giant Reign 2 & Giant Revel 1
My Favorite Trails:- Lower Mustang
Born and raised in Eastern Part of Nepal.Here nature comes a little more closer than the capital city.Working as a sales person from early age has me more interested towards it. Continuously working as a sales person has brought me together where work is more fun and adventurous.Its a wonderful place where working doesn't seem that hard and its lot more better since I get to meet multi-national visitors.The work space where you represent your nations most active and flourishing opportunity in the tourism sector, is really a great opportunity itself.
Neither less I am glad I am apart of a family who keeps promoting and pushes self employment, who has the capability of representing the country with its true values and capability.
Himalayan Single Track is proud to be helping young Nepalese build bright futures and become brilliant riders for the future of Mountain Bike Tourism and Sport in Nepal and we could not do this without the support of mountain bike tourists like you choosing to ride with the HST Family. Thank you!