Book your Himalayan adventure with El Yak

El Yak is a premier adventure and mindful tourism company specializing in mountain biking, educational and community oriented trips. El Yak’s mission is to promote meaningful tourism across the Nepal Himalayas and bring direct benefits to local communities by engaging local guides and community members. The dynamic El Yak team comprises adventure guides, educators, community workers, and researchers and experts on local community empowerment, climate change, mindfulness and wellbeing.

About us

Explore our offerings

We provide a range of mountain biking tours at different difficulty levels. We also offer retreats that combine a bit of adventure with mindful tourism for a meaningful travel experience. All our offerings are mindful of community benefits in design and implementation.

Why book with us?

El Yak is a social enterprise dedicated to promoting adventure and mindfulness tourism in the Himalayas and helping local communities prosper through sustainable tourism practices.

Book a trip with us to have the experience of a lifetime while leaving a positive impact on the most vulnerable communities across the Himalayas.

Mindful Operation

Mindfulness is at the heart of our company. All our offerings are designed to directly benefit local communities, and to be mindful of impact on the environment and society.

Local Guides

We hire guides from the local communities wherever we operate our trips. This ensures that you have access to local expertise and knowledge, and that the trips run optimally.

Explore the Unexplored

Our mission is to promote new destinations across the Himalayas and establish the region as the premier travel destination for adventure and spiritual enthusiasts, students and learners, and institutions.

Sustainable Tourism

Our trips are optimized to balance cost with climate friendly practices such as use of electric vehicles, less plastic, and local foods and resources so that you can feel relieved about your travel's contribution to pollution and global warming.

No Hidden Charges

There are no surprises with hidden costs. Our pricing is transparent to our customers so that they can feel assured about investment in their desired meaningful and hassle free travel experience.

100% Customizable

We will work with you to customize your trip to meet your exact requirements so that you have a memorable trip. For minimal extra cost, we will also work with you to develop a travel itinerary from scratch.

Book your trip without hesitation!

Since 2013, El Yak and its founders have served over 200 clients in 38 different trips like trekking, mountain biking, community stay, mindfulness, and educational trips in the Nepal Himalayas.

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Deals and Discounts

Explore deals and discounts on selected adventures.

$8,860$6,64525% Off
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Immersive travel semester in Dolpo

Next Departure

  • March 24, 20235 Available
  • March 24, 20245 Available
$2,240 You have group discount in this trip.
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Annapurna Circuit on a Mountain Bike

Next Departure

  • July 2, 202210 Available
  • July 19, 202210 Available
  • August 2, 202210 Available
$4,710$3,29730% Off
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Immersive 4 week exploration of Nepal

Next Departure

  • June 10, 20225 Available
  • July 10, 20225 Available

Support our Community Work

We believe that the outdoors present great opportunities for young people to engage with nature, learn wilderness, teamwork and survival skills, and develop leadership skills. Through our Himalayan Outdoor Education Initiative, we work with rural schools to develop and implement outdoor education programs and curriculum contextualized to local needs and opportunities.

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Latest Articles

Stories and reflections from our guides, clients, and community members.

Great Himalaya Trails on Wheels

GHT on Wheels challenge is a world record attempt by our founder Mangal Lama for the first ever solo mountain biking expedition on the upper route of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), a network of roughly 1700 km of trails through the Himalayas from East …

A beginner’s guide to mindfulness

Note: Please note that the instructions are suggestive only for beginners and intermediate practitioners. As you develop your practice you might tweak the practice to suit your needs. However, it is suggested that beginners spend some time (from few weeks to months) with a method …