Great Himalaya Trail on Wheels

Mangal Lama is the first person to successfully solo-ride the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) on a mountain bike. The GHT is a 1,700km route in the Nepal Himalayas that is considered one of the most epic hiking routes in the world. In April 2022, Mangal completed the journey in 88 days as part of his project called “GHT on Wheels.” In addition to the personal challenge, Mangal’s project aimed to improve education, promote lesser-known areas of Nepal for tourism, and raise local incomes. Mangal is now leading mountain biking adventures on the GHT and designing adventure programs at El Yak.

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El Yak Adventures

El Yak, established in 2013, is a leading adventure and mindful tourism company that specializes in mountain biking, immersive travel study, and mindful trekking trips in the Nepal Himalayas. Our mission is to promote sustainable tourism and bring positive benefits to local communities through our partnerships with local guides and community members. Our team consists of expert adventure guides, educators, community workers, and researchers with a passion for empowering local communities, addressing climate change, and promoting mindfulness and wellbeing.

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Thorung Thrill

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Everest Enduro

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Shangri-La Enduro

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Activity Destination 10 Days

Mustang Odyssey

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Caravan Quest

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“Our trip to Nepal with this company was amazing. The guides were knowledgeable and the scenery was breathtaking. I would highly recommend booking with them for your next adventure.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

December 9, 2022

What kind of activities do you offer? We offer a variety of activities including trekking, mountain biking, and immersive travel experiences in Nepal. How experienced do I need to be for your trips? Our trekking and biking trips cater to a range of experience levels. For those with less experience, we offer easy to moderate […]

Explore Dolpo with El Yak

December 9, 2022

Trekking in Dolpo, a remote and beautiful region in the northwest of Nepal, offers a unique and immersive travel experience that allows you to discover the stunning landscapes, ancient culture, and diverse wildlife of this hidden corner of the world. At our company, we believe in the power of immersive travel experiences and strive to […]

Beat the Myth! Explore Nepal in the Summer.

December 9, 2022

Traveling to Nepal in the summer and monsoon season has its own unique charm and offers a different experience than traveling during the peak season. While the summer and monsoon season may not be the ideal time for everyone, it has its own set of advantages. One of the biggest advantages of traveling to Nepal […]

Why you should consider mindful trekking in Nepal!

December 9, 2022

If you’re an adventure seeker looking for a unique and meaningful way to explore the beauty of Nepal, then you should consider mindful trekking. Mindful trekking is a type of eco-friendly and socially responsible travel that focuses on minimizing the impact on the environment and local communities while maximizing the benefits for both. This means […]

Why should I consider Nepal for my next mountain biking adventure?

December 9, 2022

As a avid mountain biker, you may have already explored the popular destinations for off-road adventures like the Rocky Mountains in the United States or the Swiss Alps in Europe. But have you ever considered Nepal for your next mountain biking adventure? Nepal is home to some of the most stunning and challenging terrain in […]