Mountain Biking the Himalayas with Sacred Rides

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Sacred Rides launches new Nepal mountain bike adventure, special discount for Mtbr readers

If you’re like me and someone mentions “Nepal”, your first thought is, “Where the heck is Nepal?” I blame the American public school system for my ignorance. A quick Google search later, I learn from Wikipedia that Nepal is a small, landlocked country located between China and India in the Himalayas. Himalayas?? Whoa. Thems some serious mountains to bike. Serious because Nepal is home to the biggest peaks in the world, with 8 of the world’s ten tallest. I know some adventurers like to climb the Himalayas…but bike??

We talked with Mike Brcic, company president of Sacred Rides and he informed us, “As the founder of Sacred Rides, I’m always looking for unusual and spectacular places to ride a mountain bike. With the sport spreading all over the globe, new destinations are opening up to mountain bikes all the time. When Mandil contacted us, we knew we had to jump on the opportunity.”

Mandil refers to Mandil Pradhan, local Nepalese dirt fanatic who has helped Mike and Sacred Rides develop their new Treasures of the Himalaya adventure. The 12-day adventure will take adventure-seekers through some of the biggest terrain on Earth by mountain bike, exploring both the Kathmandu Valley and the wild and spectacular Mustang Valley region.

Mtbr is happy to see Sacred Rides doing well. In fact, they were recently ranked “#1 mountain bike tour company on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure magazine. The Treasures of the Himalayas truly sounds like a Dream Riding Vacation for ANY mountain biker!

The first scheduled trips begin in March 2012. Among the highlights: riding in the remote Kali Gandaki valley, ancient trade routes between Nepal and Tibet, a spectacular flight from Pokhara to the Himalayan town of Jomsom, and visits to ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples.

The price of the trip is $2895 CAD, and includes:

-all accommodations
-meals
-3 flights within Nepal
-local guides
-transportation
-all the mindblowing mountain biking you can handle

Discount Special! Right now, Mtbr readers can get a $145 (CAD) discount by using
promo code: mtbr
(note: there is another current promo going on right now, if you book online for the March 2012 trip)

To be among the lucky first few to experience this adventure, visit www.sacredrides.com/rides/nepal/himalayatreasures or call 1-888-423-7849.

Check out this video for some highlights of the Tour:

Photo Credit: Nepalese shutterbug Guarav Sherchan – sherchan.gaurav@gmail.com
and
Patrice Halley – http://patricehalley.com

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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