Crystal Mountain Rides
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Himalayas Nepal is the perfect playground for mountain biking enthusiasts. Nepal's generations-old, single-track trails traverse some of the highest elevations in the world, winding through voluptuous rhododendron forests, striking high desert plains, picturesque traditional villages, and even the vivid mustard fields in the tropical Terai – all illuminated by the grandeur of the Himalayan mountain range. From frenetic Kathmandu with its ancient temples and grand monasteries to Nepal's mountain villages with their dancing prayer flags and fertile terraces, Nepal offers a once-in-a-lifetime culture and adrenaline overload on wheels.
Who we work with?
We work with Biking Clubs and Biking Tour Companies all over the world to customize and design unforgettable mountain biking experiences for their members and customers.
Witness the Himalayas from a new perspective
join us on a journey through the rugged Himalayas, on paths traveled by few Westerners. Cover more ground, and have a once in a lifetime experience biking your way through Nepal and Bhutan.
We customize our trips as per your requirement and desire.
Biking around Kathmandu Valley
There are several riding options around Kathmandu suitable for all skill levels. Cultural rides through Newari villages, single-tracks through the Shivapuri National park, Nagarkot enduro trails etc. All these rides can be combined with any trip in Nepal.
Beginner – Intermediate -(3 – 8 /10)
can vary from 2 to 7 days.
Annapurna – Lower Mustang
This trip follows the Buddhist trail on the ancient trade route from Tibet on the world’s deepest gorge surrounded by some of the highest mountain on earth. Dusty single and double tracks.
Trip length – 8 to 12 days.
Skill level: Intermediate (5 to 6/ 10) – You can navigate through some challenging single tracks, loose rocks, mud, sand.
Activity level: (7/10) We bike around 4 hours daily. Expect climbs at above 3000m above sea level. Good strength and endurance is required.
There are several heli-biking options available. Drop at Thorung La (17,600ft) and ride down the Kali Gandaki. Drop at Kyanjin Gompa (12,400 ft) and ride down the Langtang Valley. Drop at Pikey Peak (13,300 ft) and ride down to Phaplu with spectacular views of Mt. Everest.
Down Thorung La: Intermediate -(6/10), Langtang Valley: Advanced (8/10) or Pikey Peak: Intermediate (7/10)
can vary from 5 to 10 days.
Jwalant loves the outdoors and while he is still honing his riding skills, he has traveled far and wide in Nepal on wheels including the Annapurna Circuit, Lower and Upper Mustang and Pikey Peak (Lower Everest). An avid outdoorsman, he is responsible for the business end of the company.
Shyam is responsible for the operations of the company. He leads trips and mentors and develops biking guides in Nepal. He has a long history of involvement in the development of mountain biking in Nepal. He has organized numerous mountain bike races and mentored many Nepali mountain bikers. He organized the Inter-school MTB XC Race in 2012, Palpa URBAN DH –2014, 2015, Showdown Dharan MTB Race 2015, Asian Enduro Series (Grand Himalayan Enduro) – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (part of Enduro World Series Qualifier) and Prodigy MTB for school kids – 2016, 2017.
He is also a racer and finished runner up in the National Downhill Championship in 2013. He represented Nepal in the 19th Asian MTB Championship (DH) in Chengdu, China. He served as the national cycling coach in 2018.
He is a certified Wilderness First Responder (NOLS certification). He is also the Director for Events – Asian Enduro Series (enduro.asia) and the Brand Ambassador for Monoral bikes, Japan
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