Yak Attack is the highest mountain bike race on Earth, climbing to the dizzying heights of 5416m above sea level. 8 stages, 400km, 12000m of overall altitude gain and a temperature range of +30c to -15c, tests the most experienced of riders.

For the first 3 days, the race travels through the hot and dusty Himalayan foothills, before climbing from the lowest point, at just 300m, to the snow covered Thorong La pass (5416m), 4 days later. Breath taking landscapes, searing heat, sub zero temperatures, sand, mud, snow, altitude have captured the imagination of high-level mountain bikers and adventure athletes worldwide.

Yak Attack is now internationally recognized as one of the toughest endurance races on the planet.

Entry Fee – USD $3750 per person.

  • November 6th 2015 – Race registration at the hotel in central Kathmandu November 6th 2015. Collect race numbers and meet the Yak Attack team.
  • November 7th to 15th – Yak Attack 2015 – see stage details.
  • November 16th to 17th – resort hotel at lakeside, Pokhara.
  • November 18th – Return flight to Kathmandu and vehicle transfer to central Kathmandu.

Included in entry fee –

  • All accommodation for the duration of the race on twin share basis.
  • Set breakfast and evening meal during the race
  • All necessary permits
  • Transfers by coach from race finish to Pokhara
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at a resort style hotel in Pokhara
  • Return domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (November 18th)
  • Transfer of bikes by vehicle back to Kathmandu
  • Portering of belongings during race (maximum allowance of 20kg pp)
  • Vehicle support (where possible) during race stages
  • Manned water stations with bottled water and food during each stage
  • Fully qualified medical team
  • On site bike mechanic
  • On site masseur
  • Finishers T-shirt, medal and certificate
  • Overall winners prizes
  • Stage prizes
  • Prize giving ceremony and post race party at the lakeside in Pokhara

Not included in entry fee –

  • International flights;
  • Equipment including bike, helmet, clothing, sleeping bag, etc
  • Lunches, bottled water, soft drinks or alcohol
  • Insurance
  • Private medical services or treatment, emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuation fee
  • Entry visas or immigration services

NB: The area in which this event takes place is extremely remote with few or no medical facilities. In the event of an emergency it may be necessary to evacuate an injured or seriously ill competitor by helicopter. It is a condition of entry that all competitors have suitable insurance covering them for taking part in this event and allowing for immediate helicopter evacuation in the unlikely event it is needed. This is compulsory and evidence of the policy must be provided before the race start. Any competitor without the necessary insurance will not be allowed to take part.

It is also a condition of entry that all international competitors supply their own GPS unit which is capable of downloading .gpx files of the course. (supplied after payment in full is received).

All competitors shall be required to sign a personal liability waiver in order to participate in the race.

Yak Attack