Welcome to Yak Attack 2025: A High-Altitude Mountain Biking Challenge

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Yak Attack 2025, the legendary mountain biking race, is set to take participants on an unparalleled adventure through the breathtaking landscape of the Nepalese Himalayas. From May 23rd to June 3rd, 2025, riders will push their limits across rugged terrains, elevated passes, and enchanting remote trails that showcase the majestic beauty and cultural richness of Nepal.

This visually spectacular and physically demanding race features seven meticulously planned stages culminating in a thrilling group ride. Participants will experience a blend of challenging climbs, exhilarating descents, and iconic cultural interactions as they navigate from the vibrant streets of Thamel in Kathmandu to the serene horizons of Pokhara.

With the trail covering varied altitudes and ecosystems, riders will race through the subtropical heat, cross the arctic-like conditions at Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters, and every exciting altitude in between. The Yak Attack isn’t just a race; it’s an adventure that tests endurance, agility, and the human spirit amidst Mother Nature’s extreme conditions.

Whether you’re a seasoned racer or an enthusiastic mountain biker seeking the ultimate challenge, Yak Attack 2025 offers an extraordinary opportunity to compete in what is considered one of the toughest mountain biking races on the planet while immersing in the scenic grandeur and cultural allure that only Nepal can offer.

Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime, where each pedal stroke brings a fresh challenge and each new horizon inspires awe. Let the landscapes change before your eyes as you forge unforgettable memories on the trails of the Annapurna Circuit. Join us for Yak Attack 2025 and be part of a story that you’ll tell for years to come. Secure your spot quickly, as entries are limited. Embrace the adventure, the camaraderie, and the pure thrill of mountain biking at its most extreme. The Yak is back—are you ready?

Event Details and Application Process for Yak Attack 2025

May 23, 2025 to June 3, 2025

Event Description:
Yak Attack 2025 promises an exhilarating mountain biking experience through the Himalayan trails. The race features 7 stages of intense racing and concludes with a group ride on the final day.

Stage Layout:

  1. May 25, 2025: Besi Sahar Loop (30km; 950m ascent/descent)
  2. May 26, 2025: The Grueller (62km; 2700m ascent, 800m descent)
  3. May 27, 2025: Up, Up and Away (36km; 1840m ascent, 980m descent)
  4. May 28, 2025: Rest/ Acclimatisation day in Manang
  5. May 29, 2025: Into thin air (16km; 1050m ascent)
  6. May 30, 2025: The Pass to Thorong La (28km; 1036m, 2650m descent)
  7. May 31, 2025: Kagbeni Loop (35km; 1560m ascent)
  8. June 1, 2025: To the finish line (46km; 1140m ascent, 1500m descent)

Group Ride and Closing Activities:

  • June 2, 2025: Relaxing 35km group ride followed by prize giving ceremony and party in Pokhara.

Entry Fee:

  • $2250 USD per person, offering a $245 discount on regular prices.
  • Entries are limited to 40 riders, urging quick application to secure a slot.

What’s Included:

  • Transfers, accommodation from May 24 to June 3 (10 nights), breakfast & dinner, all required permits, 80-liter Yak Attack duffle bag to keep, luggage transfer between stages, physical and GPS marked routes, water stations, full medical support, bike wash facilities, race trophies, T-shirts, and certificates, private coach transfer back to Kathmandu.

Not Included:

  • International flights, Nepal entry visa fees, travel & medical insurance, private medical treatments, any pre-event accommodation, equipment, and lunches.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit Website: Navigate to the homepage and select the ‘Apply Now‘ option provided under Yak Attack 2025.
  2. Complete Application: Fill out all required details in the application form.
  3. Submit Form: Ensure details are accurate before submission for quicker processing.
  4. Deposit Payment: Upon acceptance, a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $500 USD is required within 7 days to secure participation.
  5. Balance Payment: Details on completing the payment will be provided after acceptance. Payment can be made via bank transfer in USD/GBP or via PayPal in GBP with an added 5% fee.

Additional Information:

  • Contact: For queries or more information, get in touch via the email [email protected], or call at +44 7966 417 016.

Ensure you check all eligibility, fitness, and technical requirements alongside the race terms and conditions before submitting your application. Your preparation will ensure a smooth and thrilling experience at Yak Attack 2025.