Vision of Yak Ru
Yak Ru is started with four main objectives.
Restoration of old Annapurna walking route
To renew interests among trekking community to use the ancient walking routes for trekking in around Round Annapurna region. Tourism activity along the ancient walking routes will provide income to the inhabitants and help sustain their lives better.
Set Up High Altitude Mountain Biking Academy
Dawn Till Dusk envisages setting up a mountain biking academy in Nepal to help raise the profile of Nepalese athletes. The initiative will be a private undertaking of Dawn Till Dusk. A certain percentage of the surplus profits will go towards the funds for establishing this Academy in Kathmandu. The Academy will work with few local clubs to set up Mountain biking training tracks within the first two years of first successful Yak Ru race event. In the subsequent Yak Ru races, we hope our academy graduates will make successful entries.
Yak Ru will run medical camps along the race routes. Many villagers lack necessary medical facilities and suffer from various illness which could have been treated with very little medicine or medical attention.
Exchange of opportunities
To create a platform for Nepali athletes to be able to compete with international riders and vice-versa. Nepalese mountain bikers are among the best when it comes to biking the altitude and harsh terrain. It will be a unique opportunity for an international rider to go neck to neck with our very best.
The Race Village at Ngawal is situated at 3700 meters above sea level.
Annapurna Conservation Area, Manang District, Nepal. The spectacular journey will start with an air drop from Kathmandu to remote airstrip at Humde (3500 meters).Immediately afterwards, you will do some acclimatization ride and complete a prologue stage. The hub of the event will be in Ngawal (4 night’s stay in Ngawal, before heading back down to Tal (1 night’s stay). Thereafter one full day of post-race celebration ride heads back to Tal (1 night’s stay) before transitioning to a vehicular transfer for the journey back to Kathmandu.
Yak Ru Enduro Race Area
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