Yak Ru Enduro 2017 | Day 3

BRAGA – The final day of the inaugural Yak Ru Enduro saw riders taking on the opening uphill liaison on the trail leading to Milarepa’s Cave, just a short ride away from the event’s staging town of Manang. The cave, located high above the valley floor, is steeped in legend. According to local lore, Milarepa was a saint who, while meditating in the cave, convinced a hunter to put down his bow and arrow, disavow the killing of other living beings, and to pursue a life of compassion. The hunter,…

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MTB race in the Forbidden Kingdom

Introducing The Mustang Madness – MTB race in the Forbidden Kingdom The Mustang Madness, a mountain biking race in Mustang, in the rain shadows of the Himalayas, is being organized by friends at Himex (the same company that does The Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon). The multi-stage race already looks sharp with all the details, including maps, itinerary and promo video. It’s scheduled to take place on the last week of November. Athletes here are really excited for the race and it’s gaining quite a momentum already. It is one of…

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Mustang

Mustang By: Gauravman Sherchan Location: Mustang – NEPAL Also featured in Issue #9 | May 2012 Before you start your mountain biking, you have to be in the mountains. A short 15 minutes flight from Pokhara, a jewel holiday destination in Nepal will take your breath away as you fly past the Annapurna Range and into the Kali Gandaki Gorge landing in Jomsom (2800m), at the foothills of Nilgiri standing grand. These photos were taken along the trail in Lower Mustang which was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and…

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FyTwelve | Nepal

FyTwelve | Nepal (May 2012) By: Vinay Menon Location: Jomson – Nepal Also featured in Issue #10 | July 2012 The month of May and its scorching temperature was boiling the fork oil on my bike, So I decided to fly out to Nepal for a few weeks of big mountain shredding and catching up with old buddies. Landing into Kathmandu in two hours from Mumbai was FAST! Something that hadn’t changed from my earlier visit was the chaotic traffic system, something that is pretty close to what we have…

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