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!
Santosh Rai
Co Founder / Tour Leader / Mechanic
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.
Jenny Caunt
Co Founder / Operations Manager
Jenny has a passion for travel, mountain biking, and logistics. She manages the tour operations of the company, making sure everyone gets to where they need to be and that trips go smoothly. She also loves cycling and mountain biking. Jenny also has MBLA Guide cetification and PMBIA Level 1 Coaching certification.
Kiran Rai
Head Mechanic
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. Kiran is a specialist at repairing Fox Suspensions and Seat Posts.
Tshering Lama
Accounts Manager
Tshering is our dynamic accounts and office manager, she makes sure the day to day running of the buisness goes smoothly. When she is not hiding in the office, she loves to ride bikes, make Tik Toks and meet new people. She is always ready with a smile and to help you out with anything you need.
Binod Tamang
Shuttle Driver
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.
Anisha Gurung
Marketing Manager/Guide
Anisha is a passionate outdoor and nature lover. She is persueing a career in outdoor leadership. A new arrival to our team, Anisha is learning the ropes of guiding with us. When she is not in the outdoors, she is in the ofice managing our marketing and social media. She is a great stragists and has a fun and gental persona. She is a valuable assest to our team.
Ayran Thapa
Sales
Ayran is a passionate mountain biker. He came to us from Darjeeling to pursue a career in the cycling industry. He is learning sales, and mechanics and will be joining our Mountain Bike Guide Development project in the near future. Ayran is helpful and friendly. He is ready to help you with your biking needs.
Ashok Tamang
Trainee Mechanic
Ashok is in our workshop learning his trade as a mountain bike mechanic. Aside from fixing bikes, he loves music and art and you quite oftern find him jamming away in a workshop to his favorite tunes and it makes the workshop have a good vibe.
Mane Tamang
Freelance Guide
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.
Nishma Shrestha
Mountain Bike Guide & Skills Coach
Nisham is the top downhill rider in Nepal. She is also a successful business owner of Skills and Thrills, a mountain bike-based skills and development company. Nishma started mountain biking as her hobby at an early age. Turning a hobby into a passion, she has represented and won various international games and is UCI CERTIFIED COACH (since 2016). She has done multiple free sessions for females. She also has MBLA and PMBIA guiding and skills coaching qaulifications.
Skills and Thrills
Usha Khanal
Freelance Guide
Usha Khanal is another of Nepal's rare female mountain bike guides, not only that, she is one of the top XC Elite level races in Nepal. Usha has a passion for riding and racing and when she is not training she is guiding trips for Himalayan Single Track. Her specialty areas are Annapurna and Upper Mustang.
Homnath Adhikari
Freelance Guide
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!