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
Namaste! My passion is and always has been mountain biking. I started my adventure as a rafting guide, and later on, chose two wheels as my partner. I have been mountain biking professionally for the last twenty-one 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. I am ready to welcome you to Nepal and guide you on one of the most Epic mountain bike adventures you have ever had.
MANE TAMANG - HEAD MECHANIC & SENIOR GUIDE
Mane Tamang has been a trekking guide for over 8 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. Mane is a specialist at repairing Fox Suspensions and seat posts.
BINOD TAMANG - DRIVER & SHUTTLE EXPERT
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. His local area knowledge is excellent and he will be there at the end of every trail with a smile on his face. He is also a good mechanic and problem solver!
AWATAR RAI - MECHANIC, SALES, GUIDE, YOUTUBER
PHUL BAHDAR TAMANG - MECHANIC. RACER, GUIDE
USHA KHANAL - MOUNTAIN BIKE GUIDE
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.
TSHERING LAMA - ACCOUNTS/OFFICE MANAGER
Hello , I’m Tshering Lama from Mephi, Kathmandu, I started my journey of riding bike with Ladies mountain League and Himalayan Single Track . Riding a bike means freedom for me. My favourite place to ride is Shivapuri National park. As this place is near to valley and also have good route uphill and downhill combination.
ANISHA GURUNG - GUIDE & INFLUENCER
Namaskar, I’m Anisha Gurung from Dhankuta. I started cycling when I was 19 as a form of traveling, and coming to Kathmandu for my university had a chance to participate in national and international races. Having to struggle financially as an athlete, I chose to be a Mountain Bike guide and now I am working at the same time playing races. Himalayan Single Track has been a bridge to my mountain biking passion, which has now turned into a career.
My favorite place for cycling around Kathmandu is Shivapuri National Park and outside Kathmandu, I enjoy riding around Mustang Region. Nowadays people are very busy, making mountain biking a progressive adventure to reach traveling destinations in a shorter time while covering a longer distance. Nepal is the perfect destination for Mountain Biking Adventure since you can taste the raw trails while ascending a good amount of altitude and can reach close to mountains just within a short span of time.
KHALING RAI "NAGEN" - MECHANIC & GUIDE
Namaste, l’ m Nagen rai from Hattigaunda , kathmandu . I started riding bikes when I was a kid, but started proper Mountain Biking at the age of 19 . Having bike at that time was quite expensive and we had to go long distances for repairs. Now I have turned that hobby into a proffesion. Today I am working as guide and well known mechanic in himalayan Single Track . My favourite place for bike riding near by is the Kathmandu Valley Rim trail. It gives the me freedom to enjoy. I think Mountain Biking is a great platform and huge scope in tourist industry in Nepal.