Without a doubt, Nepal is one of the best places to come and shred some enduro trails. Actually we believe Nepal was created for enduro style mountain biking, we have hills … lots of them, limited road access and a bounty of natural trails which offer varied and exciting riding, plus easy access to beer at the end of a long day’s ride! Our Kathmandu Enduro trip rips the best trails during the day and haunts to best watering holes and feeding zones by night.
Himalayan Single Tracks specialty is finding the best trails in the chaotic maze of urban development, community forests, virgin jungles and terraced rice fields that is Kathmandu Valley, it is possible to do anything from 1 to 5 days of excellent enduro riding here.
While we do have fixed itineraries, keeping to the essence of Enduro, we like to let you decide, so email us with your time frame, skill level and how hard you want to shred and we will custom the tour for you.
Who’s it for? Enduro lovers who might not want to venture into the high Himalaya or bikers with a limited time to travel.
Length: – 2 to 6 days inside Kathmandu Valley
Fitness Factor: – As lazy or as active as you like (we can provide full shuttle, half shuttle or no shuttle)
Skill Factor: – The valley is famed for its skinny single tracks or “Khulo”, steep descents, rocks and tree roots. So, the better you can handle yourself the more fun you will have.
Comfort Zone: – Living it Up!
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Phulchowki Express – The highest HIll in the Valley
Day 03 Shivapuri National Park
Day 04 Nagarkot Enduro Trails
Day 05 Sankhu Trails
Day 06 Departure
Some of our other longer trips that fill the Enduro Style and head into the higher Himalaya:-
Events worth Considering
Asian Enduro – April 5th – 9th 2018 (Or the first weekend in April every year)
Kathmandu MTB Fest – Nov 4th – 5th 2017
For full trip details and price please kindly email us and we will get right back to you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Trail Notes for Enduro-Man-Du
This is a vehicle assisted trip, with uplift being provided on each day. Some days will be one long trail with climbs, other days will be a series of shorter trails with uplift.
Trail conditions vary from slippery, tree roots and jungle, narrow single tracks and soft dusty trails. On average you will be riding 4 hours everyday. Traffic in the city is hectic so expect some delays in transfers when leaving Kathmandu.
If you are BRINGING YOUR OWN BIKE we recommend the following specifications:
Full Suspension 110mm to 160mm travel all mountain style bike are ideal for this trip
Tire recommendation is 2.2 to 2.3 something like a MAXXIS High Roller or Schwalbe Knobby Nic or equivalent is ideal for this trip.
Tubeless is recommended and we also recommend you bring a little extra Liquid.
Hardtails are not recommended for this trip.
It is okay to bring Carbon Fiber Bikes we provide adequate packing and padding for this during transport
During the trip we will be staying in hotels. In most cases we will provide private, twin sharing rooms with attached bathrooms. Unless you book single supplement the room will have two separate beds.
Internet and 3G is available all over
Power and access to charging
Hot water is available in all Hotels
The food on the trail is awesome, Kathmandu and its surrounds offers an amazing array of local and international foods, all tastes are catered for here.
Vegetarians and Vegans are not a problem at all, there are multiple menu items for both requirements that are filling and nutritious and high energy. Though we do recommend you to pack nuts, dried fruit and relevant energy items,
How will my Bike be Transported? We use either Scorpio Jeeps with roof packing for the bikes or Hilux Trucks with tray packing of bikes. In all cases specially designed packing materials are used to protect your bikes.
I don’t have time can the trip be shortened? Yes, please do send us an email and let us know your time frame, we are more than happy to alter itineraries to suit your riding needs.