DesignED for top-level athletes to expereince a unique performance level training camp. Beautiful & All off-road.
Length: 14 DAYS
and 13 Nights
High altitude and tough condtions
Up to 500km of off-road trails
10 days of guided riding at our performance level training camp!
The Camp X mountain bike holiday is seated in the deepest gorge in the world between the Himalayan giants Mt Annapurna and Mt Dhualagiri, two of the world’s highest and toughest peaks. This camp is designed for top-level athletes to experience a unique performance level training camp in one of the most beautiful locations in the world; all off-road.
Next trip: 19th October to 1st November 2019
▼ LOWER MUSTANG, NEPAL ▼
▼ DAILY ITINERARY ▼
Fly from Kathmandhu to Pokhara, and catch a glimpse of the white peaks surrounding your future training grounds… In Pokhara set-up your bike and enjoy the atmosphere in the outdoor capital of Nepal on leisure ride.
Base Camp 1 – 60km Ride – 2150m Ascent – 2600m Max Altitude
After a scenic jeep ride, we will leave the last piece of asphalt behind us and embark on a grand 1st day, by tackling a near-continuous climb through the world’s deepest gorge.
Lake Loop – 60km Ride – 1800m Ascent – 3100m Max Altitude
A fantastic mix of steep climbs, technical rocky sections, narrow flowing singletracks and fast pebbly river bed crossings. pick your favorite and we might throw in some repeat sections. Included is an option for a windy switchback climb to “peak” above 3000m, to help with the altitude adjustment.
Two Face – 60km Ride – 2500m Ascent – 3500m Max Altitude
Today’s ride serves 2 mains; T-climb and Cliffhanger. As T-climb rises and rises towards the snow-capped giants, it is up to you to decide when to turn around. Cliffhanger will rattle your nerves and elevate your senses, extreme caution is recommended to complete this fantastic trail.
To optimally prepare for the days to come, it is time for recovery and bike maintenance. There will be options for short technical rides, skill clinics, hikes or trail runs in the morning. Don’t forget to feast on some extra apple pie.
Base Camp 2 – 35km Ride – 1300m Ascent – 3500m Max Altitude
Ready to get high? It is a short ride but an impressive climb that will enter you into a high altitude desert world. Enjoy the scenery around this sacred site and take some time to settle in to your new home for the next couple of days.
Lupra – 50km Ride – 1500m Ascent – 3900m Max Altitude
After a 1st night at high altitude, we choose to ride a fantastic trail at lower altitude (all relative!). With some intervals around the ancient monastery to monitor the cardiovascular responses.
Phalyak – 50km Ride – 1900m Ascent – 4000m Max Altitude
A day of high altitude and XCO action, with some great rocky trails in this remote corner of the world.
Recovery at altitude is slower, especially combined with some likely initial sleeping troubles and exertion. So time for some extra recovery and bike maintenance. We recommend an (easy) hike in the shadows of the mighty Annapurna Massif to keep the blood flowing.
Thorong La – 20km Ride – 1800m Ascent – 5416m Max Altitude
If you’re up for an extra adventure and the mountain permits us, let’s try to reach the world’s highest pass at 5416m. We will ride up as far as possible and then continue on foot. Carry your bike up if you like a sweet downhill later on. Alternate – If you’d rather stay “low” and get a day of riding at 3500m, there are still some great trails to explore in this desolate arena.
Flying – 45km Ride – 700m Ascent – 4000m Max Altitude
Time to pack-up and head back towards BC-1. But not before we tackle a challenging uphill ride and some fast loops with amazing views. After a sweet downhill section we will tackle the ferocious winds blasting up the valley. Once at lower altitudes you’ll feel like flying.
Race Pace – 60km Ride – 1800m Ascent – 3100m Max Altitude
The last day of riding at high altitude, so better make the best of it. We will test the legs and hit the highlights of the 1st few days at race pace
Brake Pad – 50km Ride – 550m Ascent – 2600m Max Altitude
Some baby-climbing before we leave the wide valley behind us and embark on an incredible descent. The dusty undulating tracks are perfect for keeping a high pace. The jeep will take us back to Pokhara, where the pool and a massage is waiting.
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, and onwards. During your travel home, take good care of the strong legs you have built through hard work over the last 12 days. On the plane home you will look back on a great experience for sure.
▼ PACKAGE OPTIONS ▼
- 2 nights in a 3* hotel in Pokhara
- 11 nights in MTB-Worldwide selected hotels / teahouses
- 10 days guided riding
- Return flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara
▼ ESSENTIALS ▼
The Mountain Bike Worldwide team wants your holiday to not only be the adventure of a lifetime, but also a relaxing and fun experience, so here's our Essential & Frequently Asked Questions!
Two (or more) Qualified & Experienced Guides
We understand that everybody is different. Some riders will want to push hard, others will want to take in the views and learn about the surrounding area and cultures. All of our guides are selected not only for their fitness but also for their local knowledge. The passion for mountain biking, fun loving nature and local connections, that all our guides have, ensure that your adventure will be an incredible journey.
Sport Specific Nutrition
We know how important it is to remain properly fuelled during an arduous day in the saddle and so have teamed up with TorqFitness to provide all our adventures with a selection of energy products.For an additional $210, you can collect your Torq nutritional pack, of gels, bars, energy powder and recovery powder on location, saving you excess baggage charges and customs scrutiny. You will then only need to carry provisions for use during the day whilst the remainder will be transported by the support vehicles or porters.
The nature of your holiday is to have an adventure, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. For all of our adventures we use the best accommodation that is available in the area. All our hotels / guesthouses have been personally vetted, so whether it’s a 3* hotel in the city or a basic teahouse in the mountains you can rest assured you will be warm, comfortable and well fed.
Each group will have at least 2 riding guides, that way if any riders want to push on and “race” the stage, the remainder of the group will still have an accompanying guide. Each group (where terrain allows) will also be closely accompanied by a support vehicle, carrying water, food, bike spares etc, with space to transport any rider to the hotel should the going get too tough. All our guides are mechanically adept and will be able to fix most bike problems out on the trail. There will also be a separate vehicle and guide to transport all the luggage and to ensure your hotel / guesthouse is ready for your arrival after a hard days riding.
Your detailed adventure information pack will list the exact meal arrangements but in general, all breakfasts and evening meals are included in the price of your trip. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, even in the remotest of areas, and as all trips are guided by experienced riders you can be assured of loaded plates of high carbohydrate quality food to fuel you through the day.
All in country transport costs related to the adventure are included in the trip cost.
During the actual adventure most evenings will be spent dining as a group, but pre, and post adventure we arrange a social get-together so that everybody can get to know each other and the guides, and share their experiences.
The Finer Details
All our adventures follow the same itinerary / route as the races in our World Challenge Series ensuring that we have extensive, first hand and current knowledge of all the finer details relating to the area. The MTB-Worldwide team together with their in country partners, check out the trails, hotels, local transport on an annual basis so that all racers and adventurers alike can be assured of an ultra smooth passage during their time away.
The MTB-Worldwide team are proud of their branding and want to share their vision with the world. On arrival, all MTB-Worldwide Holiday guests will receive a MTB-Worldwide t-shirt and a branded kit bag. They are yours to keep as mementos of your epic adventure and as a thank you for travelling with us.
Adventure Information Pack
Being avid mountain bikers, travellers and adventure enthusiasts ourselves, we know how important it is to be able to visualise your trip before arrival. All MTB-Adventures Holiday guests will be sent a detailed PDF trip specific information pack. This extensive document will arm riders will all the details they need to plan and prepare for their adventure, and will include a day to day itinerary, maps, photos, information relating to the country and much more.
Our knowledgeable MTB-Worldwide team are always on hand via email or phone to answer any queries that you may have related to the adventure, during the booking process or after you have booked.
We will keep you informed with regular updates from the adventure, and closer to departure, with specific details of the guides, hotels, meeting times etc. If you "opt in" we will also give you contact details of other riders joining the adventure so that you can start exchanging information and getting to know other riders before arrival.
We aim to make all adventurers feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We offer single room supplements for any rider that prefers to have a room to themselves (prices vary on destination).
MTB-Worldwide Holidays take riders into some of the remotest and wildest areas on earth”. The MTB-Worldwide team takes rider and crew safety extremely seriously and only uses the most reputable and properly equipped ground logistics teams on location. All our logistic teams also provide the support for our races and have a track proven record for customer service and safety. By travelling with MTB-Worldwide you can rest assured that your safety and well being could not be in better hands.
Compare Your Times
Via GPS data you will be able to compare your stage times with those of corresponding races and the top adventure timings will be featured in a MTB-Worldwide timings leader board on the website. Incentives – If after taking on a MTB-Worldwide Holiday, you feel like taking on one of the world challenge series races, we will give you a 10% discount of any of the race entry fees.
All the MTB-Worldwide team have flown to far flung destinations with their bikes, an know that it is not the most relaxing of procedures, from checking it in at one end to the nervous wait for it to arrive unscathed at the other. To make your MTB-Worldwide holiday even more stress free we have a range of high quality mountain bikes (nothing we wouldn’t ride ourselves) available to rent. Please enquire for prices.
What's NOT Included;
- International flights to and from the adventure country
- Country entry visa fees
- Equipment hire / rental
- Transport to the adventure pickup location
- Lodging before and after the adventure
- Trip / medical insurance (which is compulsory and must include helicopter evacuation in the event of an emergency)
- Medical expenses
- Alcoholic and soft drinks consumed during the adventure
- Personal items purchased during the adventure
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