My wife, who runs the adventure travel dept. for Eastern Mountain Sports, just informed me that they've just signed up with the Nepal Mountain Bike Association to help promote an upcoming race being held about 70 miles west of Kathmandu in the foothills of the Himalayas for Dec. 1st. They've set up an MTB tour/race package that includes a 7 day tour, race entry, and all accommodations for $840 USD. You just have to get yourself to Kathmandu by Nov. 26th. If anyone's interested, the info is at