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  • Robby Dalitz

    Beautiful! I am sad to say I haven’t been to Nepal, but I have had two amazing trips to India, including the far north in the Himalayas around the Nepal border. Amazing places and amazing people. The subcontinent is just incredible.

  • brycerider

    Interesting – not a location I would have considered taking my bike to

  • bracks_ashat

    Hi Wade, thanks for this wonderful stuff and getting people aware of Nepal. I was there earlier this year in Pokhara, its like the Gold Coast of Australia (tourism wise). Went for a two week trek over there and saw some cyclists especially touring one’s (most from the Asian subcontinent). Stopped to have a nice chat with them. Great stuff.

  • Tim

    Was expecting to see a touring bike, not a road bike. A new perspective to cyclo tourism.

  • jules

    ah memories. mountain biking is popular in nepal i believe. here is a cyclist i photographed i 2009 – this is on the Thorung La high pass at about 5000m ASL. it’s about 100km? from pokhara. this utter nutcase, a scandinavian bloke, brought his bike. some of the trail on the other side of the pass was frozen over and almost unwalkable.

  • Peter

    Wonderful article!
    The (now) Indian state of Sikkim is also a fabulous Himalayan destination for cyclists. Very quiet, well paved back roads, spectacular climbs and mountain terrain and enchanting hamlets with pleasant accommodation. Not as heavily populated as Nepal, but with a blend of Nepali, Sikkimese and Tibetan culture.

    • Robby Dalitz

      Yeah, Sikkim is stunning. I wish I had my bike when I was there.

  • Jbwilliamz

    I did this back in 2010 – http://jbwilliamz.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/yak-attack-2010.html

    It’s a 10 day mtb stage race in Nepal called the Yak Attack. Best experience of my life, but so, so hard. Illness didn’t do me any favours after the first day of ‘racing’, but it’s something I’d recommned if anyone wants to challenge themselves. 5,416m with a bike is pretty tough…5k took us the best part of 4hrs.

    Here’s the event website: http://yak-attack.co.uk/

  • Martin Dalitz

    We spent six weeks in Nepal just recently- got back about the end of April. Mostly doing walks in the mid and west regions, but we spent a couple of weeks around Pokhara because our daughter is working there. You really have to pick your seasons to avoid the wet- we had virtually no rain, and the temp was perfect for walking/riding, but it was pretty hazy in the afternoons and the classic views to Machupuchure and the Annapurnas was only any good before about 8 or 9 in the morning.
    I’d borrowed a pretty ordinary mtn bike and did a couple of rides up Sarangkot which is a “hill” on the outskirts of Pokhara. By Australian standards it was a mountain, and the climb goes from about 800m in town up to 1600 on top and tar most of the way. Here’s the link to the Strava segment, and you’ll see it’s seriously steep in sections ! http://app.strava.com/segments/1106552
    Next time I’ll take a decent mtn bike and get out of town into the hills where there are endless dirt tracks into the mountains with negligible motorised traffic, sensational scenery and the friendliest people on earth. It’s a fabulous place.

  • Dave

    I did this film in 2009 for Rapha: https://vimeo.com/9525221
    I think that maybe a lot of folks haven’t seen it because it’s quite buried in their website. We also spent several days riding in Pokhara. Here’s another link to a blog I did on the Rapha site: http://www.rapha.cc/transit-elite-sweater–day-of-the-maoist

    • Hey Dave, Thanks for sharing the link for your excellent film. I was going to post it but I didn’t want this to turn into a Rapha bashing thread (as it always does) ;-)

  • Thanks for this one. Was in nepal and pokhara for 8+ months over 2010-11 and although i did not ride my bike i was able to give back by volunteering at a childrens care home. My cycling vids that i am sharing on my youtube site are presented by the Himalayan Childrens Care Home so i hope you enjoy them as much as my time in Pokhara. Im lucky enough to get back there in November too to visit the kids. They say you might leave Nepal but Nepal will never leave you. Cheers

  • Thanks for this one. Was in nepal and pokhara for 8+ months over 2010-11 and although i did not ride my bike i was able to give back by volunteering at a childrens care home. My cycling vids that i am sharing on my youtube site are presented by the Himalayan Childrens Care Home so i hope you enjoy them as much as my time in Pokhara. Im lucky enough to get back there in November too to visit the kids. They say you might leave Nepal but Nepal will never leave you. Cheers

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