We’ve broken our kit list down into three sections.
- Essential riding gear – you must bring this kit with you on all rides.
- Essential spare/evening gear
- Recommended gear – both riding and spare
Click on the tabs below for further detail.
You will be able to take a small amount of spare/evening kit with you into the mountains (when we take the flight to Jomsom). This kit will be moved from accommodation to accommodation, so all you need with you in the day is your riding kit.
You will be able to leave excess kit back in Pokhara.
Riding - Essential
When riding, you must bring with you:
- Water proof jacket
- Small repair kit
- Spare tubes x 2
- Puncture repair kit
- Tyre boot
- Base layer
- Small trail tool
- Rear mech hanger for you bike – you’re unlikely to get a replacement out here!
- Spare brake pads
- Chain links (including power links)
- Sun cream
- Small first aid kit, including heat retaining blanket & any other medication you might need (inhalers, epipens etc.). Sterile needles are a recommendation too
- Trail bag with at least 2 litres of water
- Helmet, gloves, eye protection
- Suitable riding clothing (shorts – not too baggy – & riding top)
- Proof of insurance (for us and the emergency services)
Evening or spare kit - Essential
- Casual non-riding clothes (bring some warm kit)
- Spare riding clothes
- Spare wheel spokes and nipples
Riding / Evening - Recommended
- Sleeping bag – some accommodation can be basic and a sleeping bag will make your night more comfortable. A sleeping bag liner can be a good lightweight alternative as blankets are provided. It can get cold at night.
- Head torch – sometime the electricity can be temperamental
- Down Jacket – again, it can get cold in the evenings – even indoors.
- Thermal underwear
- Wool hat
- Knee and elbow pads – lightweight
- If you’ve got a lightweight down jacket, it might be worth carrying it in your riding pack.