Himalayan Single Track
Pikey Peak is a 4000 meter “hill” summit which commands stunning panoramic views of the Everest Range. We don’t call them mountains (Himal in Nepali) unless they have snow on them! The area is Solukhumbhu and it lies about 180 km North East of Kathmandu.
While the trails do not go into the Himalayan Region amidst the snow peaks, they rove around the mid hills and the range of hill just below the main Everest Region, rolling from 2300m to 4200m through ancient Rhododendron and Fur Forests, Spruce covered hill tops and cultivated farm land. In Spring, the area comes alive with Rhododendron, Orchids and Magnolia blooms. While the area is dominated with dense forest, small Sherpa and Rai Villages can be found as well as Monasteries and some cultivated land.
Riding in this area is best done in February through to May (Spring Season) and Late October through to Mid December (Autumn/Winter Season) In the Monsoon months the trails are too wet, slippery and overgrown. It is also hard for vehicle access. Also you might not get the Epic Views that you came for.
The Pikey Peak Trails are for those riders who love to hit the trail hard, while most people come to Nepal with the expectation of getting up close and personal in the high altitude regions of the Himalaya, we cannot deliver that on this trip, but we can deliver the best single tracks and riding on offer in Nepal. The trails are not mountain bike specific, this is certainly no bike park, which means they are natural and raw. Riders coming here should be fit and competent riders. Trails vary from steep, open rocky descents off grassy hill tops, down to rooty, slick jungle trails, stone stairs and some super fun fast flowing loamy sections. The combination of some tough pedaling up and carry sections, some shuttle support and enough views of the Snow Capped Himalaya makes this the one of the best bike trips in Nepal.
Add to that the chance to get up close and personal with the local culture and hospitality and ride on trails traveled by few tourists, well away from the heavily trodden trails of Annapurna and Mustang. Here you stay in simple teahouses owned and managed by local people, eat local food and enjoy the warmth of the kitchen fire and conversations of people who seem to come from an era long passed.
Who’s it for?
Fit, Skillful Mountain Bikers who don’t mind simple lodgings and really just want to bike awesome trails and are willing to be exposed to the simplicity of Sherpa Culture and life style.
10 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu (Custom Itineraries also available)
Good cardio fitness and ability to hike uphill (Bike carry to Pikey Peak is Porter Assisted)
Confident in rocky descents, drops, root sections and some exposed trails
Pushing the limits, but well worth it!
All land transport in private vehicle including airport transfers
All accommodation in best available Local Hotel, Resort or Teahouse as per itinerary
All meals as per itinerary
Professional Mountain Bike Guide
All permits and entry fees
Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses
Personal Travel and Evacuation Insurance (Compulsory)
Bike Hire Available
Other dates on Request
10% 4 to 6 Pax
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