Camp X

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Camp X is seated in the deepest gorge in the world between the Himalayan giants Mt Annapurna and MT Dhualagiri, two of the world’s highest and toughest peaks.

This camp is designed for top-level athletes to experience a unique performance level training camp in one of the most beautiful locations in the world; all off-road.

  • 14 days / 13 night
  • Based in Lower Mustang
  • Climb Thorong La at 5416m
  • 470km, 14700m ascent
  • 10 days of guided riding
  • May 1st to 14th 2017
Duration: 14 days / 13 nights Location: Nepal Price: $500

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Daily Itinerary

Day 0
Route: Prep Day

Fly from Kathmandhu to Pokhara, and catch a glimpse of the white peaks surrounding your future training grounds.. In Pokhara set-up your bike and enjoy the atmosphere in the outdoor capital of Nepal on leisure ride.

Day 1
Route: Base Camp I - 60km, 2150m ascent, 2600m max altitude.

After a scenic jeep ride, we will leave the last piece of asphalt behind us and embark on A grand 1st day, by tackling a near-continuous climb through the world’s deepest gorge.

Day 2
Route: Lake loop - 60km, 1800m ascent, 3100m max altitude.

A fantastic mix of steep climbs, technical rocky sections, narrow flowing singletracks and fast pebbly river bed crossings. pick your favorite and we might throw in some repeat sections. Included is an option for a windy switchback climb to “peak” above 3000m, to help with the altitude adjustment.

Day 3
Route: Two Face - 60km, 2500m ascent, 3500 max altitude.

Today’s ride serves 2 mains; T-climb and Cliffhanger. As T-climb rises and rises towards the snow-capped giants, it is up to you to decide when to turn around. Cliffhanger will rattle your nerves and elevate your senses, extreme caution is recommended to complete this fantastic trail.

Day 4
Route: Rest day

To optimally prepare for the days to come, It is time for recovery and bike maintenance. There will be Options for short technical rides, skill clinics, hikes or trail runs in the morning. Don’t forget to feast on some extra apple pie.

Day 5
Route: Base camp 2 - 35km, 1300m ascent, 3500m max altitude.

Ready to get high? It is a short ride but impressive climb that will enter you into a high altitude desert world. Enjoy the scenery around this sacred site and take some time to Settle in to your new home for the next couple of days.

Day 6
Route: Lupra - 50km, 1500m ascent, 3900m max altitude.

After a 1st night at high altitude, we choose to ride a fantastic trail at lower altitude (all relative!). With some intervals around the ancient monastery to monitor the cardiovascular responses

Day 7
Route: Phalyak - 50km, 1900m ascent , 4000m max altitude.

A day of high altitude XCO action, with some great rocky trails in this remote corner of the world.

Day 8
Route: Rest Day

Recovery at altitude is slower, especially combined with some likely initial sleeping troubles and exertion. So time for some extra recovery and bike maintenance. We recommend an (easy) hike in the shadows of the mighty Annapurna Massif to keep the blood flowing.

Day 9
Route: Thorong La - 50km, 2000m ascent, 3900m max altitude.

If you’re up for an extra adventure and the mountain permits us, let’s try to reach the world’s highest pass at 5416m. We will ride up as far as possible and then continue on foot. Carry your bike up if you like a sweet downhill later on.Distance:  20km, 1800hm, 5416m max alt.Alternate – If you’d rather stay “low” and get a day of riding at 3500m, there are still some great trails to explore in this desolate arena.

Day 10
Route: Flying - 45km, 700m ascent, 4000m max altitude.
Day 11
Route: Race Pace - 60km, 1800m ascent, 3100m max altitude.

The last day of riding at high altitude, so better make the best of it. We will test the legs and hit the highlights of the 1st few days at race pace

Day 12
Route: Brake Pad - 50km, 550m ascent, 2600m max altitude.

Some baby-climbing before we leave the wide valley behind us and embark on an incredible descent. the dusty undulating tracks are perfect for high pacing. The jeep will take us back to Pokhara, where the pool and a massage is waiting

Day 13
Route: Travel Day

Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, and onwards. During your travel home, take good care of the strong legs you have built through hard work over the last 12 days. For sure on the plane home you will look back on a great experience..

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