Mountain Biking Event 2018
Mountain Biking Event – Himalaya MTB Challenge 2018
Welcome to the first edition of Mountain Biking Event “Himalayan MTB Challenge”. First we start with a short briefing and we start riding towards the southern side of the valley. After crossing the ring road, we climb towards Bhainsepati via Nakhu bridge. Some uphill climb on the jeep track will warm us up for the remaining day’s ride. Soon, single track on the paddy field will take us on a ride which will be full of excitement! Khokana, a small Newari village famous for mustard oil and local temples will welcome us eventually. Don’t be surprised to see ducks all over on the trail!
Next, we further ride towards Bungamati, which is well known for Karya Binayak and Rato Machhindranath temples. Before we proceed, pump track is another option. It is a mere five minutes ride away from the trail. Please feel free to make some jumps on the pump track some if you want to try some! These temples are one of the most popular shrines for the Newari community. To know a bit of the history, we break for lunch at this shrine. Then we ride through Marijuana Trial. If you did not know, marijuana literally grows as a weed in the valley. We ride one of these fields – single tracks, jeep tracks and settlements!
This ride offers you everything in a short stretch – some technical riding, some downhill, some culture, great single track. A perfect warm up ride for Nepal, it gives a feel of what Nepal has to offer. Also, this ride is the south side of the valley, with majestic panoramic views of the Himalaya (of course, we need a clear day). Our leaders will also provide some technical tips along the way and help improve your riding.
Semi technical ride which can be modified to full technical rides as well depending on riding ability – everything on this ride comes in small doses – the downhill, the technical single track, the uphill’s – making it a wonderful afternoon ride.
Bungamati and Khokana are two of the oldest settlements in the valley, and a large part of the population in these settlements still follow an agrarian profession. Fields in this area are lush (especially after the monsoon) and the weeds that grow around the paddies are of course marijuana, this being Kathmandu, the mecca during the flower power days. Then we drive to Hattiban Resort. (Overnight / Dinner at the Resort.)
03rd April 2018
9:00 AM Briefing Session
9:00 AM Final number plate distribution for riders
12:00 PM Ride to the southern side of Kathmandu including the Magical Marijuana Trail extended
16:00 PM Ride to Hattiban Resort for the night
Over Night and Dinner at the Hotel
04th April 2018
9:00 AM Ride to the Kirtipur Trails
1:00 PM Fantastic Lunch and the ride ends.
Price: $250 (Including Accommodation + Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast)
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