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H+I Adventures returned to biking the Himalayas for the first time since Nepal’s devastating earthquake in late October 2015. Continuing to support and promote Nepal’s local tourism industry was a priority for the award-winning mountain biking specialists. Throughout all of H+I Adventures’ twelve-day mountain biking holiday in Nepal, riders experience some of the world’s most breathtaking climbs, technical descents, fast and flowing singletrack, and the most spectacular views from the roof of the world.
“There’s never been a more important time to visit Nepal than now,” says Euan Wilson, owner, H+I Adventures. “We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the earthquake, but our friends, colleagues and partners in Nepal are resilient. We want to show mountain bikers that Nepal is safe and that the country is ready to welcome them with open arms.”
Led by a local Nepalese guide, H+I travellers will find themselves surrounded by five-mile-high peaks and stay in teahouses run by local villagers stocked with delicious food, cold beer and great conversation. Highlights include criss-crossing the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest valley in the world, navigating the legendary Annapurna Circuit and the lower Mustang region, and riding through Shivapuri National Park to the historic town of Bhaktapur. A hot-spring soak in the village of Tatopani provides some well deserved respite and muscular relaxation after what has been a full week of epic highs.
“We are very much back in business, and my team and I can’t wait for the new season to begin and to welcome riders back to our beautiful country,” says Mandil Pradhan, lead guide for H+I Adventures in Nepal.
Known for combining rich cultural experiences with adrenline-pumping trails and breathtaking climbs, H+I Adventures has created enriching opportunities for travellers to engage with local communities during each tour. For example, in Nepal, H+I mountain bikers visit with Himalayan thangka artists and witness how they create the most exquisite masterpieces, which can take years to complete.
|Rates start at $3,196 USD per person, based on double occupancy, and includes Global Rescue, a world-class emergency service provider that offers medical and security evacuation assistances and destination reports.|
For more information visit: mountainbikeworldwide.com.
About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue’s unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.
About H+I Adventures
H+ I Adventures specializes in premium mountain biking holidays. Based out of Inverness, Scotland, the company offers mountain biking trips in Namibia, Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, Yukon, Nepal, Ecuador and Whistler, with four destination trips in Scotland. They are committed to providing sustainable and responsible travel within the communities they visit. H+I Adventures is bonded by the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT)