The Yak Ru Enduro is a real pilgrimage into the heart of the Himalayas – to a mountain biking destination that overflows with natural beauty, is steeped in mythical lore, and offers the penultimate Big Mountain riding experience. Athletes become adventurers as they venture high into the alpine – in search of wild and exciting singletrack to not just race on, but to forge everlasting memories and pacts of camaraderie embodying ‘the spirit of enduro’. The 3 days of ‘onsight’ enduro competition they will embark on forms just one part of their grand exploration, right beneath the shadow of the majestic Annapurnas – some of the tallest mountains in the world. 

 Be part of the adventure: this coming 11-20 November 2020.

Riders race ‘blind’ on sections of breathtaking terrain – pine and birch forest singletrack, high-speed flow through alpine pastures, rocky switchbacks, steep ridgelines, and generations-old trails passing remote settlements and religious monuments. Participants wishing to challenge themselves and explore one of the most magical landscapes to ride a mountain bike in will be enthralled by the terrain the Yak Ru passes through.

Manang Nepal

The Format

Yak Ru’s enduro racing format allows riders of various abilities – from pros to amateurs – to mingle, swap stories, and take in the amazing scenery, while still allowing themselves to push their limits. Only certain sections of the race are timed: these mainly downhill stages have been selected as among the very best trails that the Manang region has to offer, and will be raced ‘blind’ – without prior practice. This area is also culturally rich and boasts diverse wildlife, affording riders an all-encompassing Nepali experience during their time here.

Yakru Enduro Blind format

Over the 3 racing days, riders will be covering 40km of riding and challenged on 8-10 timed stages. Due to the steepness and remoteness of the course, riders can be expected to carry/walk with their bikes for some uphill parts of the untimed transfer stages. Riders will also receive limited assistance in the form of vehicle uplifts to reach some of the timed stages.

YakRu Enduro SS1

The special demands of racing in such thin air require all riders from lower altitudes to do an untimed group ‘acclimatization’ ride of 35 km to reach our main basecamp, the village of Ngawal, the day before racing commences.

YakRu social ride - col elmore

At the conclusion of racing, one full day  of untimed group ‘celebration’ ride will see us descending over 80km and over 3000m (9800ft) in one day, a fitting post-competition wrap-up this mountain bike experience of a lifetime.

Register for the 2020 race

Check out the full itinerary here.

Video of all the nine stages of the 2019 race.

Contact Us

+977-9851030033 / +977-9801011287


Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


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