Thursday, September 29, 2016

Video: Mountain Biking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

As a mountain biker myself, I can't imagine a better place to ride than in the Himalaya. In this video, we travel to the famed Annapurna Circuit where riders go from Manang to Mustang, passing by Tilicho Lake – the world's highest at 4920 meters (16,141 ft) and crossing over the Mesokanto La Pass at 5121 meters (16,801 ft) as well. As you can imagine, the scenery is spectacular and the riding looks exceptional, even if the trails aren't specifically made for a bike. I'm going to need to add this to my every-growing bucket list of things to do at some point, and after watching this you probably will too.

MTB Lines of Tilicho from Bimal Gurung on Vimeo.

2 comments:

Hans Baer said...

Great. Although the rasta sound track killed it some...

Brot Coburn said...

I was one of the 3 WWF team members that developed the original Operational Plan for the Annapurna Conservation Area. I don't feel that mountain bikes belong in this landscape. Hopefully, ACAP can restrict them to motor roads.