Mountain biking in Nepal is extremely enjoyable with natural trails that fits every kind of rider. From the beginner level off-roads to single tracks and downhill rides that even the most daring riders need to use their utmost skills to accomplish, Nepal has it all. Recent days have even seen enthusiasts diving into trails that were formerly only used for trekking, including Annapurna, Everest and Rara. It’s an adventurous journey to hit the narrow and dangerous trails, feel close to nature and get that ultimate adrenaline rush we want. However, bikers ought to stick to some rules while going on these trips as small mistakes could lead to disastrous consequences that could result in getting stranded alone in the wilderness and calling for emergency rescue.
A change in conditions makes lots of difference in any activity you pursue and the same applies to mountain biking. If you are riding a new bicycle or hiring one, it is utterly necessary to understand the machine before you take it out for the real deal. You also need to differentiate between cycling and racing. While racing definitely builds up your strength and stamina, and quickens your response, this may not be what you would like to do during your trip to the wilderness. There are so many reasons you should opt not to race. A nature ride would miss its charm of sightseeing if you hurry along the trails. Too many sharp turns to handle; muddy and slippery single tracks kicking your adrenaline. But what if you get into an accident in the middle of nowhere? Mountain biking is more enjoyed when you are relaxed and all is well.
Mountain bikers do not miss carrying their repair kit and the bare essentials on all their trips. However, it’s worth mentioning to take along what you need as spare parts and maintenance is something you wouldn’t find on most rural trails. Mountain bikes, most often are not used in rural areas, so maintenance centers and personnel are also rare.
You may be a lone traveler, and may not agree with the idea. However, going mountain biking with other riders is a lot of fun and gives a plethora of benefits. You can share riding skills, snacks, travel stories and even carry fewer loads by sharing maintenance kits and other essentials between each other. Also, it’s a good idea to have company if you get lost or need assistance with maintenance. After draining so much of your energy into pedaling, a companion to talk to and share experiences while resting is a great time indeed.
Black Diamond Expedition offers Annapurna, Upper Mustang and other routes, however, we do not stick to normal paths and we are happy to change our program on the fly according to your riding abilities because it’s your holiday.
We have our own fleet of Mountain Bikes and we run the ONLY mountain specific guide training program in Nepal . We want your holiday to be special, so we are open to new ideas, on the spot itinerary changes and customized biking programs. We specialize in local experience, be it from knowing where to get the best snacks and accommodation, hidden trails, scenic spots.
There are many Hiking and Biking sites in Nepal. They include Annapurna Circuit, Lower Mustang Valley , Upper Mustang , Sweet Pame Village Biking, Sarankot Rock and Roll, Phewa and Begnas Lake Biking Tour. There’s nothing quite like seeing Nepal from the seat of a mountain bike. A bicycle brings you onto trails and into remote villages that are inaccessible to motorized vehicles. Biking is usually faster and more fun than walking, and mountain bikes inevitably draw the interest of local people and provide a great way to ‘break the ice’ and connect with rural communities. A lot of visitors to Nepal might be intimidated by the idea of planning a multi-day mountain bike trip, but with the right planning, you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime.