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!
I started my adventure as a rafting guide, and later on, chose two wheels as my partner. I have been in mountain biking professionally for the last sixteen years (since 2002). For me mountain bike is my teacher, my university and my everything. I have been a racer, mechanic and guide nationally and internationally. My passion is for exploration and finding new trails in all parts of my country Nepal and to work with my team to grow the Professional standard of Mountain Bike Guiding in Nepal.
My professional qualifications include - MBLA (Mountain Bike Leadership Award) and MIAS (Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme) certifications. I also have SOLO Wilderness emergency Medical certificate.
My Style: XC, Enduro
What I ride: Giant Trance Advanced
My favourite Trails: Pikey Peak, East Nepal
Prabin has been working in Himalayan Single Track for the last three years. He is our head mechanic and also a MIAS/MBLA Qualified Guide. Not only that, Prabin is a seriously good enduro and downhill rider. He loves to guide and find new trails. At first he can be shy, but once you start hitting the trails with him, you will see his personality shine!
Mani holds is MIAS License and also Nepal Guide License as well as First Aid Certification.
My Style: Downhill/ Enduro
What I ride: Giant Reign
My favorite Trails: Pikey Peak
Kiran is a talented Mechanic and Cross Country Mountain Bike racer. Currently he is ranked inside the top ten riders in Nepal. He came from Dharan in East Nepal to come and work for Himalayan Single Track 2 years ago and has continued to grow his talent and skill as both a rider and mechanic. Kiran also guides for us as a support guide.
Kiran is a little shy, but always ready with a smile. When he is not in the workshop, he is training to race or just out enjoying the trails on his bike.
My Style: Cross Country
What I ride: Giant XTC
My favorite Trails: Annapurna
Mane Rai has been a trekking guide for over 5 years and has now chosen Mountain Biking as his new passion by joining our dynamic team at Himalayan Single Track. Mane is a happy and chilled out guy who loves to be around people. He is working as both a guide and mechanic in the company. In his own words -
"When I guide, I like to give my clients a safe, fun trip that is an unforgettable experience for them. I am at my happiest when I am showing people around in the mountains. "
Mane holds his MIAS License and also Nepal Guide License as well as First Aid Certification.
My Style: XC, Enduro
What I ride: Giant Trance 2
My favorite Trails:
At 19 year old, Pemba cam to our team early in 2019 as a trainee in sales and general operations. Pemba loves talking to customers, singing songs when he is cleaning the shop and generally having a good time. At Himalayan Single Track, he is also discovering a love of Mountain Biking.
For the last 12 years, Sunil has dedicated his life to the Mountain Biking Industry. His specialty is as a Guide and Mechanic. Sunil is a relaxed guide that gets along easily with people and all levels of riders.
"Being out in the mountains and showing other people the Himalayan Trails is one of my favorite things. I cannot wait to welcome you to Nepal."
Sunil holds his MIAS License and also Nepal Guide License as well as First Aid Certification.
My Style: XC, Slow and Steady
What I ride: Specialized
My favorite Trails:
Tshering is the the first face you will see when you enter our shop. She is always ready with a smile and loves to chat! She takes care of the shop sales and office jobs. While Tshering is new to biking, she is a fast learner and is always ready to help you out!
Binod is Himalayan Single Tracks Driver. He will be the guy shuttling your rides. meeting you at the airport or just helping you get around in Nepal. Binod is quite, hardworking and always ready to help.
Dolma grew up in Rasuwa, a remote region North of Kathmandu. One day she came to Kathmandu for a holiday and never looked back. She got a job with a trekking company and began her training as a guide. That was six years ago. Dolma has had a love of sport since she was a child and not having the opportunity to be involved in sport in her village as a child, she has now taken up mountain biking and found a new passion here.
Recently completed MIAS certification level one. She also has Nepal Trekking Guide License and 1st AID Certificate Dolma is now on track to become one of the few female mountain bike guides in Nepal.
Kanchi The Bikeshop
Probably the laziest but cutest team member... Loves snacks and pats! She is the offical mouse control officer at Himalayan Single Track.
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!