One of the toughest bike endurance races in the planet earth, the Yak Attack also claims to be the highest mountain bike race in the world or just say hold the title of the highest mountain bike race in the world. Born in 2007 with only handful of riders the Yak Attack has grown into series of mountain bike races worldwide.
Covering over 400 km, 12000m overall altitude gain, climbing the height of 5416 meter above sea level, flipping weather from +30c to -15c tests the most of experienced rider. Don’t even consider giving a try if you are not super fit.
The 8 stage Yak attack is definitely not for armchair riders or nor for the elites. Physical fitness and mental toughness to endure the extreme is the key to get to the finish line.
|Stage 1||SHIVAPURI TO NAWAKOT||42.5KM||890M||1980m|
|Stage 2||NUWAKOT to GORKHA||91.1KM||2700M||1200m|
|Stage 3||GORKHA TO BESI SAHAR||59.2KM||1198M||1000m|
|Stage 4||BESI SAHAR TO CHAME||71KM||290M||2700m|
|Stage 5||CHAME TO MANANG||29.7KM||1249M||3540m|
|Stage 6||MANANG TO THORONG PHEDI||16.1KM||1238M||4450m|
|Stage 7||THORONG PHEDI TO KAGBENI||25KM||1036M||5416m|
|Stage 8||KAGBENI TO TATOPANI||58KM||958M||1100m|
The idea of yak attack was not only to provide a stage where adventurous mountain bikers could test themselves against one of the world’s toughest terrains and climates, but also to showcase the astonishing loads of trails that made Nepal a mountain biker’s paradise.
With the experience of 8 years YakAttack is no more limited within Nepal, it has expanded its races to Sri Lanka “Rumble in the Jungle” and Patagonia “AlpacAttack“.
Yak Attack Nepal 2015 is round the corner [Nov 6th – 18th], Check out the complete Itinerary and detail. If you’re interested then the entries for the 2016 will open on December 1st 2015. Fill in the application form to get started.