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Yak Ru - Annapurna Challenge 2015 in Nepal

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Yak Ru - Annapurna Challenge 2015 in Nepal

26 Jun 2014 12:34

Watch this video to find out what is happening in March 2015 in Nepal.

TITLE: Yak Ru - Annapurna Challenge '15 (Extreme Mountain Biking Race in the himalayas)
ORGANIZERS: Dawn Till Dusk & Nepalsutra
VENUE: Annapurna Circuit, Nepal
Besi Sahar, Lamjung Dictrict
LAT: 28°13'52.16"N / LONG: 84°22'39.09"E
Kagbeni, Mustang
LAT: 28°50'6.45"N / LONG: 83°47'5.32"E
DATE: 30 March - 11 April,2015
ENTRY FEE: US$ 2990/-
EVENTS: 5 - Stage Race
CATEGORIES: Overall, Men & Women

Yak Ru is among the toughest stage races in the world. The five-stage race covers 240 Kilometers and ascends to an altitude of 5,416 meters above sea level in just 5 cycling days. Dawn Till Dusk, the pioneering mountain biking company in Nepal together with NepalSutra™, an online Nepali travel portal, is organizing this international mountain bike stage race.
Yak Ru is an extreme mountain biking race that requires riders to be prepared physically and mentally. Riders will be thrashed by extreme weather elements such as cold, rain, snow blizzards, heat, dust and everything this unforgiving environment can throw at them. The altitude and terrain will test their wits to the maximum as they navigate through slippery icy tracks, carrying their bikes in the darkness of the wee hours to cross the formidable Thorong-La-Pass!
A rest day is scheduled at a high altitude location to acclimatize before crossing the Thorong-La Pass. After the competition ends at an altitude of 3700 meters, participants shall enjoy a two-day group ride along the semi-desert like terrain of the legendary Mustang valley. This unique, world class touring opportunity is a bonus for the participants in Yak Ru. A dip in the hot spring after the competition may still be the highlight for those, who despite their best efforts, earn the tag of 'DNF' (Did Not Finish).
Yak Ru entails more than adventure cycling. It aims to fulfill certain objectives by reintroducing some forgotten trekking trails of the Annapurna Circuit nationally and internationally. It also hopes to create a platform where Nepali athletes would compete with international riders and vice-versa. Ultimately in matter of years, through Yak Ru, Dawn Till Dusk envisages setting up a mountain biking academy in Nepal to help raise the profile of Nepalese athletes.

For Race entries, write to marketing@nepalbiking.com
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28 Jun 2014 21:25

This looks utterly brilliant. I'm going to start training to do this in the future.
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29 Jun 2014 16:11

Shouldn't this be in the MTB forum?
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25 Jul 2014 01:56

King Boonen wrote:This looks utterly brilliant. I'm going to start training to do this in the future.

Hehe. If you do - THIS is when you will want to go for the best gear you could bring. :D
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