Come and mountain bike in the Himalayas of Nepal with mountain bike guide and nutrition coach Julie Cornelius!
In March of 2017, Julie traveled to Nepal for an AndShesDopeToo film Moksha, a women’s mountain bike film project that evolved from Endure Nepal, a project she originally spearheaded in 2015. After two years, Julie traveled to Nepal with a team of lady mountain bikers to work with female mountain bikers in Nepal and tell their story through a film to be released in Fall of 2017. As part of the original project, Julie is committed to the long term vision of helping create opportunity for more Nepali women to begin mountain biking.
In May of 2017, two of the ladies the Moksha team worked with- Usha Knaal and Roja KC became the first female MBLA certified mountain bike guides in Nepal and now work for our partner Himalayan Singletrack! Join Julie on an epic journey to explore the Annapurna Circuit in some of the highest mountains in the world, guided by these very two ladies!
You get to be guided by two Nepal lady mountain bikers who are amazing individuals, and you will be joined on this women’s only trip by other likeminded women, who will no doubt become new friends after two weeks of traveling through breathtaking scenery and sharing stories while sipping Nepali milk tea in the tea houses we will stay at along the way. This will be a trip focused on building a community of women who despite living on opposite ends of the world, share a love of exploring on two wheels. This trip is for strong intermediate and advanced riders and will include high altitude riding to over 18,000 feet. The trip is structured to allow for acclimatization to the high altitude with a few rest days. Riders should be confident in technical skills and fitness and ready to have a trip of a lifetime!
We are working closely with our partner Himalayan Singletrack, who is committed to growing women’s mountain biking in Nepal. Part of the cost will go directly to purchasing bikes and gear for ladies in Nepal. We encourage all travelers to try to bring as much extra gear as possible to be left in the country- helmets, elbow and knee pads, new or gently used mountain bike clothing, sunglasses, nutrition, etc.
Dates: November 10-November 24, 2017
Cost: $2195* for all costs in Nepal (airfare not included)
Nepal Ladies Mountain Bike Retreat full payment
After payment, you will receive an email with additional information including a packing list and other travel info. If you have travel questions, send an email to Julie!
*Part of this will go toward supporting women’s mountain biking in Nepal by purchasing bikes, helmets, clothing, etc. for female Nepal mountain bikers. If you would like to donate an additional amount, it is much appreciated! If you would like to donate a different amount, please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Day 01 – Arrival in Nepal – Transfer to the Hotel
- Day 02 – Day Trip and MTB on Helipad. Ovenight in Hotel
- Day 03 – Drive to Beshishar
- Day 04 – Riding to Taal
- Day 05 – Riding to Chamje
- Day 06 – Riding to Manang
- Day 07 – Acclimatization Day in Manang and hike to Ice Lake
- Day 08 – Biking to Throng Phedi
- Day 09 – Biking to Muktianth via Throng La
- Day 10 – Biking to Tuckche via Lubra Valley
- Day 11 – Biking to Tatopani
- Day 12 – Biking to Beni and Drive to Pokhara
- Day 13 – Rest and relax in Pokhara
- Day 14 – Travel to KTM
- Day 15 – Departure
*Exact itinerary is subject to change
- Airport Pick Up
- All Accommodation (Hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara and Teahouses in Mountain)
- All Meals on the Annapurna Circuit
- All Private transport
- Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu