Usha Khanal

Usha Khanal

Nepal Mountain Biking Guide

Usha first started mountain biking for fun and then it gradually became a bigger part of her life. Usha was featured in the film “Moksha,” which was the project that kick started World Ride. She is a PMBIA Level 1 Certified mountain bike skills coach, certified MTB and trekking guide and is the Nepal 2023 Downhill and XC National Champion.

Get to know Usha Khanal

How did you get started mountain biking?

I started mountain biking as a fun sport. And it gradually turned into a hobby. However, the dream came true after being a part of the documentary movie “Moksha”. And the guiding journey started with the help of Himalayan Single Track.

Why do you love mountain biking?

The best part about it is how it helps me see new places and meet many people around the world. It’s been the best means for me to be independent.

What is your favorite trail in Nepal?

My favorite trail in Nepal is the descent from Thorong La Pass and Lubra Valley from Mustang region.

What is your favorite trip that you guide and why?

I prefer the Annapurna Circuit. It’s got the best view and nice local people around.

What is something interesting about you that people might not know?

Besides biking, I love to run and go trekking. Pet lover. Before I started being a biker, I was a kindergarten teacher.

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