Mountain Biking on Pikey Peak, Everest, Nepal

Everest Enduro

Everest Enduro – Pikey Peak and Beyond

What most people come to Nepal for is to be close to the fabled Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), the highest mountain in the world. While still, it is difficult to bike in the Everest region as such, we can take you as close as possible. Our Everest Enduro Trip offers stunning views of the mighty Everest, the chance to explore virgin trails, an epic 2000m descent from Pikey Peak (4065m) and an introduction to the simple and beautiful life of the Sherpa People of Nepal.

The area is riddled with single track, dense jungle, community forest trails and open Yak Pastures, making it an awesome place for mountain biking. Not only that, here you will find what many seek – solitude, simplistic living and pristine wilderness. This is an extraordinary biking journey not to be missed, one that is light years away from any bike park you have ever ridden in.

But the journey is not an easy one, epic descents come with epic ascents, so while we can offer some jeep and porter assistance, be prepared to hike a bike a bit and also hone your technical skills as it’s no fun if you have to walk the downs as well as the ups!

This is one of the best, newly discovered mountain bike trails and single tracks in Nepal and we cannot wait to share the Sherpa Trail with you.

Who’s it for?
Fit, Skillful Mountain Bikers who don’t mind simple lodgings and really just want to bike awesome trails and are willing to be exposed to the simplicity of Sherpa Culture and life style.

Length
10 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu (Custom Itineraries also available)

Fitness Factor
Good cardio fitness and ability to hike uphill (Bike carry to Pikey Peak is Porter Assisted)

Skill Factor
Confident in rocky descents, drops, root sections and some exposed trails

Comfort Zone
Pushing the limits, but well worth it!

Standard Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in Nepal
Day 02 Warm up ride in Kathmandu – Phulchowki Express
Day 03 Fly or Jeep to Salleri/Phaplu
Day 04 Community Forest downhill (shuttle and biking)
Day 05 Ratnagay to Nela (shuttle and biking)
Day 06 Biking Taksindu Trail (shuttle and biking)
Day 07 Hiking to Pikey Bhanjyangwith Porter assistance
Day 08 Hike to Pikey Peak and bike to Salleri
Day 09 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 10 Departure

This trip can also be done as a Heli Biking Trip

For full trip details and price please kindly email us and we will get right back to you. info@himalayansingletrack.com

Trail Notes for Everest Enduro

Normally this trip is operated as a drive in fly out trip, but we can also custom it to fly in fly out or Heli in and fly out. The Standard drive to Salleri, the starting point of the trip is 9 hours.

The trail is a mix of rocky section, rooty jungle tracks, nice flowing trails and steep descents. The trip is vehicle supported for Uplift on roads and porter supported for the climb to Pikey Peak.

We give you Himalayan Single Track water proof kit bags for your kit during the trip. This is easier for the porters to carry. The weight limit for the actual trip is 13 kg. During the day you will have to carry a day pack with your daily needs in it.

When booking the trip with Himalayan Single Track, we offer full airport to airport service including all transfers, hotels and logistics for you and your bike. We are also happy to custom tours to suit your needs. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your ride.

FAQ

What is the average riding time per day?

During this trip you will riding between 4 to 6 hours per day with plenty of time for cultural site visits and photo taking.

Can this trip be shortened?

Yes in some cases this trip can be shortened, please do ask us. But we need to consider key points like proper acclimatization and also your personal riding fitness and skill level.

What sort of bike should I bring for this trip?

We recommend full suspension bike with 120mm to 160mm travel for this trip.

Can I hire a bike?

Yes Himalayan Single Track  has a range of well-maintained and up to date full suspension and hard tail mountain bikes. Please visit the bike hire page of  our website.

What spare parts can I get in Nepal?

We have a shop in Thamel where most spare parts for bikes are available, things like tubes, tires, chains, lubes and chain links can be brought. Specialist things like tubeless liquid, spare parts for 1 x 12 and brakes pads other than Shimano should be brought with you, or check with us first.

What is the accommodation like?

In Kathmandu and  other major cities, the accommodation we use is 3 star with attached bathroom, hot water, WiFi and back up power. In the mountains we use simple yet clean Tea Houses. We try to get attached bathrooms in all places but in some more remote areas there might be common bathrooms, squat toilets and bucket hot showers only. But all in all staying in Tea Houses and meeting local families is often one of the highlights of the trip.

How do I pay for the trip?

If you decide to book this trip with Himalayan Single Track, we take 20% deposit at the time of booking paid by bank transfer. Balance should be paid on arrival by cash or credit card.

For full trip dossier please send us an email. info@himalayansingletrack.com