Manaslu Trail Race
21 November 2019
For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload. Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place.This endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating city has enough sights to keep you busy for a week, but be sure to leave its backpacker comforts and explore the ‘real Nepal’ before your time runs out. With that said, the Manaslu Trail Race is just for you.The Manaslu Trail Race is a challenging multi-stage trail race passing through some of Nepal’s most beautiful Himalayan landscapes in a part-circumnavigation of Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain.
Days 1-3 – Kathmandu (5th arrive, 6th organise, 7th depart to start) Stage 1 – Sotikhola to Tatopani 19.5km 2523m -2250m Stage 2 – Tatopani to Pewa 32km 2000m -1400m Stage 3 – Pewa – Hinang Gompa 25km 1600m -500m Stage 4 – Hinang to Samagaon 32km 1588m -1182m Stage 5 – Samagaun ~ Manaslu Base Camp ~ Samagaun 12km 1198m -1198m Stage 6 – Samagaon to Samdo 8.4km 342m -136m Day 10 – Rest/Walking – Samdo – Tibetan Border – Samdo (20km) ( 1200m ) -1200m Hike / run Samdo to Bimtang 22km 1490m -1594m Stage 7 – Bimtang to Dharapani 22.86km 348m -2117m Day 13. Return to Kathmandu (Drive) -2117m Kathmandu departure (14th day!)
Trail adventure of a lifetime due to combination of jaw dropping scenery, fantastic trails, beautiful villages, humble people, a hugely rewarding challenge.