The highest mountain bike race on earth, the race climbs to dizzying heights of 5416m above sea level. 8 stages, 400km, 12000m of overall altitude gain and a temperature range of +30c to -15c, testing the most experienced of riders. 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 a 10 day mountain bike stage race that takes places in Nepal annually. Coming into the events 8th year, the race has never been won by an international rider, with Nepal National champion, Ajay Pandit Chhetri having won it for the last 3 years including this year. Yet the competition is getting tougher every year.
Yak Attack is run as a non profit making venture, with any profits made beng used to benefit Nepali mountain bikers, with equipment, race entry fees and with an ultimate goal to assist a Nepali national mtb team qualify for the 2016 Olympics.