Dear Pokhara Enduro Community,
Nepal has opened its door to vaccinated travellers since early Oct 2021. Several more Asian countries have also announced firm plans to open their borders for vaccinated travellers by the year-end. We are hopeful we can resume our most beloved activity – mountain bike racing with these encouraging developments.
We plan to hold our maiden Pokhara Enduro race from 12 to 19 March 2022, with expected participation from over 15 countries. We do not have a definite target number but let’s hope many of you can come to play and have fun during the most enjoyable time of the year – Spring.
Sunil C. Sharma
What is Pokhara Enduro ?
Pokhara Enduro (#POE) involves a community of locals and overseas volunteers to initiate, build and maintain enduro mountain biking trails in the foothills of the beautiful Pokhara valley in Nepal. The first round of identifying and developing the trails began in January 2020 when more than ten trail builders and riders from Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Nepal banded together to create magic to discover golden trails in the dense forest of Arba hills.
To celebrate this community initiative, we plan to hold an International race attracting racers from more than 15 countries to gather in Pokhara in March 2022. The race will be held over two competing days over eight stages. Two fully-supported practice days will allow riders to gain confidence in the unfamiliar terrain. The very best trails that the area has to offer will be included, encompassing a scenic and challenging route of some 3 to 4 hours of riding per day, containing 8 timed stages in total to be contested over the 2 days.
Why Pokhara Enduro ?
Pokhara Enduro (POE) race aims to be the first international enduro mountain biking race to be organized in Pokhara, the adventure capital of Nepal. Thousands of global, regional and local tourists throng Pokhara for adventure activities such as mountain biking, paragliding, trekking, triathlon, white water rafting, and bungee jumping. Pokhara has the captive audience of adventure thrill-seekers.
When is the race ?
The next Pokhara Enduro is a 2-day MTB enduro race planned for 12-19 March 2022, that will bring 100 mountain bikers from across the world to the beautiful lake district of Pokhara, Nepal. The terrain surrounding Pokhara will be a zone of delight for these enduro athletes, who will be treated with stunning Himalayan views while shredding both flowy and technical singletracks and at time forgetting that they are even here for racing.
Visit our gallery
Pokhara Enduro Race offers magnificent views of the Annapurna mountains. Participants will also get to take a peek at the local lifestyle.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteering at Pokhara Enduro is the best way to enjoy the event. If you are a rider and have medical, trail building or photographic skills, you are welcome to join our volunteering team.
We select the best from a pool of applicants each year to come experience the race and be our ambassadors. The rewards of being Pokhara Enduro volunteers are the camaraderie you build with other like minded racers.
Shredd'n the hills of Pokhara coming Spring
We are launching Pokhara Enduro (#POE2022) in the adventure capital of Nepal, Pokhara, after successfully running Yak Ru (a high altitude MTB enduro race in the Annapurna region of Nepal) for the last five years. Pokhara Enduro is scheduled from the 12th to the 29th of March 2022 and is expected to attract athletes from more than 15 countries. We project to cap the first year’s race entry at 100 participants.
Pokhara Enduro Race Route
Race entry fee and packages
Keeping in view the interests from local and international racers, we offer non complicated, binary options for race packages. Bare Metal and Full Package. Early Bird Price offered till 31 Dec 2021. From 01 Jan 2022, the Full package price will revert to US$695.
If you live in Pokhara or manage your own trip to Pokhara, you may choose Bare Metal option. If you are an international rider, you have to choose the full package option.
Note: Your race entry packages are sponsored and subsidized by our kind sponsors.