Announcing…the long awaited Himalayas Unicycle Tour!
Nepal is home to 8 of the worlds 14 mountains over 8000m, so what better place for our next AU/Grasshopper tour than the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal? Be one of the first in the world to ride the Himalayas; marvel at the majestic giants; and whizz around Kathmandu on your unicycle.
Dates: 6 April to 17 April 2015 (with optional 4 day extension to 21 April 2015)
Cost: US $1640 (+US$400 for optional 4 day extension)
Who can come? Open to anyone who can ride off-road on a unicycle. The tour is at altitude and on a mix of 4WD and trekking routes, so expect it to be challenging. Partners/family/friends of unicyclists are welcome to accompany on bikes or on foot
Closes: 31 August 2014. Registrations after this date at discretion of organisers and dependent on accommodation availability
I can definitely do the April 6-17 part and maybe the 18-21 part. If I sign up for the shorter tour how much flexibility do I have to extend it after? Say in February when I get my recall letter and I know when I need to be back at work?
I did a similar but slightly shorter route as a trek back in 2002. I did it on my own with a porter to carry my stuff and a guide.
This tour is run by a tour company, so just have to turn up with your unicycle.
Eric- I’ll check about the tour extension. Because we are taking such a large group, we need to block book very early, hence the August cutoff. We are using guesthouses rather than camping this trip, which will be nice. A tour is much harder if you can’t have showers at the end of the day like in Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
Keep in mind that although the distances look short, this is due to the altitude and terrain.
On my last Muni trip (Queen Charlotte Walkway)- we were going only slightly faster than walkers- mainly because we would stop after every corner to take photos and feed our faces. Partners/friends who cannot ride are welcome on the tour as walkers. All our gear will be transported by porters (ie on foot), as we do not have support vehicles like previous tours.