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The isolation makes you feel pretty small. For rides up the face of the end of the valley known as Rhotang Pass bigger transport is needed. You can put your bike on the roof of the local buses and jump out at the top. I would recommend trying it, a once in a lifetime experience maybe but after that one time hire a Sumo Taxi and a good driver. It is not that the bus drivers are anything but highly skilled, it is just the road/bus ratio is a bit too finely balanced at times when buses and trucks pass after a landslide swallows the road during the monsoon season.

The drive up and past the Gulaba zone you look down to your left and see the huge drop the river has cut. In this valley is the old shepherd trail to Rhotang Pass, it looks like a fun rocky trail all the way. Once I arrived at the top and did the radio check it was time to ride a line I had been running in my mind for years.

The drive up and past the Gulaba zone you look down to your left and see the huge drop the river has cut. In this valley is the old shepherd trail to Rhotang Pass, it looks like a fun rocky trail all the way. Once I arrived at the top and did the radio check it was time to ride a line I had been running in my mind for years.

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Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine #19  

Issue # 19 - January 2014 SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION #2 Printed.

Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine #19  

Issue # 19 - January 2014 SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION #2 Printed.

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