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    Himalayas

    In BIKE mag this month, there is an article about biking in Nepal, Kathmandu, and the Himalayas. Looks awesome, and the article did mention the difficulty of planning such a trip. Anyone have any insight as far as places/contacts to make before heading on this trip. 2013 is the goal. Thanks
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    Yes, go there! I was just there.....already planning on going back!

    Nepal is where you need to go ride!

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    FWIW, the ACA (Adventure Cycling Association) has a "Companions Wanted" BB that often has postings for riding partners in the Himalayas. IIRC, mostly Indian Himalayas but still ... There happens to be one posted now for a trip Sep '12.

    One day (year) ...

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    I don't do Nepal, but do run trips to Tibet. This year we are going July 30- August 12. We do home stays, hang out with nomads, see 2 UNESCO world heritage sites, and do plenty of riding! We take care of everything from the time we pick you up at the Chengdu airport until we drop you off there 10 days later for a pretty reasonable cost. My partner is a LOCAL guide and the first and only licensed western owned tour operator in western China.

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    I think Sacred Rides does Nepal tours


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    I'd suggest hitting some of highest trails in the Rockies first, just to see if you can handle the altitude. Last time at 12,800 it affected me alot but when younger 14k was allright.
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    I was looking at the tour offered by Sacred Rides in Nepal. Looks awesome!

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    truly amazing country, went trekking in november, would love to go back and ride

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    Last time in the month of November when we are here we really enjoyed our trip. Truly it is amazing. Again this year in September we are planning to go there.

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    Traveling by the bike is wonderful event specially i will want to go in Himalaya,s valleys totally full of adventure and thrill. This will be the wonderful experience of traveling in Himalaya. Himalaya has many famous peak to see and has wonderful glance.
    Traveling by the bike will be wonderful experience of life but need stamina and continuing riding practice.

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    Interesting, I need to read that article!

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    BikeToursDirect has a handful of tours in Nepal

    This one is on my bucket list and has awesome videos on the tour web page as well.

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    Well, we are goin...

    Riding the Annapurna circuit the first 3 weeks in march. I will make a video of pics and go pro stuff as well as leave important info here in case anyone else has the opportunity to go. Looking forward to it as we have had a hurricane and tropical rain fall in anchorage making skiing in the mountains too dangerous, and snow biking too slippery and dangerous. Cheers
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    Nepal is so great, you will never regret going there. Pokhara is the best town to use as a base for the Annapurna area.

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    Elfbkr50, I will be looking forward to hearing about your trip! And to seeing all the photo's! I'm excited for you, and a little jealous.

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    Thanks.

    We are ending in Pokhara and flying back to Kathmandu from there. I feel very fortunate to be able to afford this thing, afford the time, and have some friends in town that are able to do the same. I'll post back to here on the flipside, might be a little while.
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    beingoutthere dot in. good for cycling in the Indian Himalayas

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    We do indeed run a trip in Nepal: Treasures of the Himalaya | Sacred Rides

    As epic as it gets, a true bucket lister.

    Keep ridin',

    Mike Brcic, customer happiness manager,
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    Look up Himalayan Singletrack. We did 2 rides with them and they are amazing. Jenny is a Westerner that lives in Kathmandu that runs the business so there is no confusion/ getting swindled/ easy communication etc. Loved those guys!

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