Nepal open for business as world’s highest mountain bike race crosses the Himalaya

The world’s highest mountain-bike race has taken place in Nepal, with organisers determined to prove that the country is open for business following the devastating earthquakes in April and May this year.

The  Annapurna range between Ledar and Thorong Phedi.

The Annapurna range between Ledar and Thorong Phedi. Image by travelwayoflife / CC BY-SA 2.0

The nine-day Yak Attack race followed the route of the Annapurna Circuit, crossing the 5416m Thorong La, and 29 participants crossed the finish line on Sunday, with Nepali rider Ajay Pandit Dixit claiming the winner’s trophy. Yak Attack is only one of many high altitude endurance events in Nepal; the Everest Marathon, also the world’s highest, is due to take place on 30 November, following the route of the trek to Everest Base Camp. Read more:

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