The Himalayan Cycling Expedition is considered to be the worlds third most difficult mountain bike race after the Trans Alps Challenge and the Trans Rockies. The race takes approximately eight days and crosses over some very grueling and spectacular terrain.
This year about 110 cyclist will participate 12 of which will be, as the Mangalorean puts it, foreigners. As of yet only Nepalis Nationals have won the 530 km event. If it were affordable and this body could handle to exercise this would be an amazing race to participate in.
Below is the 2008 event.