PHOTO: RYAN CREARY
Riding in Nepal takes patience, you need to take rest days to ward off altitude sickness by minimizing your elevation gain. After five days on the Annapurna Circuit staying in local teahouses, Matt Yaki and I took a day to acclimate by the Marshyangdi River Valley up around 11,500 feet.
We found this crisp singletrack incised into a knife edge above a glacial lake just above the town of Manang. By shooting from above, I was able to isolate the lake’s vibrant hue contrasting with the stark line of otherworldly singletrack as Yaki flows along into the unknown abyss. Nepal is overpowering to put it lightly.