Yak Ru Enduro Race 2020 Detailed Itinerary

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Absolute Arrival Day – 11 Nov 2020, Wednesday

*Arrival airport transfer is only available on this day. If you need a pickup upon arrival on any other day, please arrange with us. ** various costs apply for the airport transfers depending on the hours of arrival.

11 November 2020 (Getting your feet wet day) – 1300 meters
Arrival in Kathmandu. Check into race official hotel. Get ready for a sensory treat of the sight, the sound, the food and real cultural immersion into this 17th-century old heritage town. Check your bike’s condition and load it onto a stationary transport truck for sending to Humde airport via road. We will need to send all heavier bags via road since the small aircraft has a severe weight limit. Each passenger is only allowed to carry 15KG of weight. You will reunite with your bike and luggage when you land in Humde on 14 November. You have to keep a set of warm clothing with you though.

Megan rose explores kathmandu

12 November 2020 (Cultural Immersion day) – 1300 meters
 of the Kathmandu valley’s innumerable world heritage sights such as Pashupati, Boudha, Patan, Bhaktapur, Swayambhu etc. and be back to the central accommodation for race briefing in the evening.

Riley Seebeck explores heritage sites in kathmandu

13 November 2020 – (Riding Day) – 2100 meters
More time to self explore Kathmandu and surrounding cities in the day. Pack and get ready for the air travel into the heart of the big mountains, Humde airport in Manang.

Humde airport phot by suni c sharma

14 November 2020 – (Airlift to Humde + Acclimatization Ride + Prologue stage) – 3500 meters
Early morning chartered flight lands you in this semi-arid alpine zone where you will feel the effect of the altitude. A warm-up ride and prologue stage is scheduled for the afternoon.

Yak Ru Riders in Khangsar Manang

15 November 2020 – (Race Day 1 – Milerapa+Julu+ WaterMill)  – 4000 meters
Race day 1
will test your mettle and endurance to complete 2 longer liaison stages out of 3 special stages. The special stages consist of high speed, flowy singletracks with tight turns that are sure to test your skills. The Mind-boggling Himalayan views will compensate for your hard work to climb to the start of these stages.

YakRu Race day 1 - Dane Cronin

16 November 2020 – (Race Day 2 – Sri Kharaka + Ngawal) – 4300 meters
The highest starting point of Yaku race is yet another challenge for the participants on race day 2. What follows afterwards is a sweet long descends to Yak Kharka via the pastures at the old ruins. A high-speed section that is not without its challenge of a few pedally sections to stay on top of the game.

Race Day 2 - Shere Kharka

17 November 2020 – (Race Day 3 – Ngawal long descents) – 4100 meters
An early morning hike-a-bike section brings you atop a monastery above the village of Ngawal. From there everything is downhill till you arrive at the valley of Humde. This is the day of super long gravity led descends. A fitting day to complete this high altitude enduro race.

Wilson Low checking out the Race day 3 yakru

18 November2020 –  Social ride day (Ngawal to Taal) – 1900 meters
We can say for sure, and this is the highlight of the YakRu Enduro adventure trip to Nepal, at least that is what we hear from every past participant of this race. 80 odd kilometres of downhill riding via the old Round Annapurna hiking trail brings you to a quaint village of Tal where you reconnect and rejoice your conquest of “YakRu race.” 

Geoff Kanush - YakRu social ride - Photo Kristina

19 November 2020 – Travel back to KTM (4WD out) – 1300 meters
Your adventure is not over. Part of the fun and extensive experience is driving on the sturdy Mahindra 4-wheel trucks back to Kathmandu. Reach Kathmandu late afternoon and reconnect with the modern world. Farewell dinner somewhere in Kathmandu to catch up with everyone and celebrate.

YakRu Farewell in Kathmandu -Sunil C sharma

20 November 2020Return journey day
Say “Bye-bye” to Good old Kathmandu.

  • Departure airport transfer is included only on this day. If you need transportation to the airport on other days, please arrange with us. *Costs apply for the airport transfers.
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