This is an extraordinary opportunity to join us on a trail running expedition around one of the highest mountains on the planet.
In the company of Nick Butter – World First Endurance Runner – you’ll travel 130km over 12 days on the trail, with time in Kathmandu pre & post the trip.
On our fully serviced small group expedition, we set out to ‘run’ the Manaslu Circuit – the eighth highest mountain in the world. Running with only a light pack, all gear and equipment is carried by mules each leg of the way.
Our journey begins at 700m with a variety of terrain along the way which has everything from great canyons and lush forests that characterise the entry valleys. It doesn’t take long for us to sight the first snow-capped peaks, as we run through ancient villages and over the high mountain pass of the Larkya-La (5,160m).
04 April 2020: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, Pre-briefing about trip
05 April 2020: Sightseeing tour, re-check running/trekking gear
06 April 2020: Drive Kathmandu – Soti Khola (730m)
07 April 2020: Begin your trail run of the Manaslu Circuit. Soti Khola – Macha Khola / 14.5km (5-6 hours) / 900m
08 April 2020: Macha Khola – Jagat / 22km (5-7 hours) / 1,340m
09 April 2020: Jagat – Deng / 19.9km (5-6 hours) / 1,860m
10 April 2020: Deng – Namrung / 19.5km (5-6 hours) / 2,630m
11 April 2020: Namrung – Lho / 17km (5-6 hours) / 3,180m
12 April 2020: Lho – Samagaon / 15km (5-6 hours) / 3,520m
13 April 2020: Samagaon – Samdo / 16.4km (3-4 hours) / 3,875m
14 April 2020: Samdo – Rest day
15 April 2020: Samdo – Dharamsala / 12km (3-4 hours) / 4,450m
16 April 2020: Dharamsala – Larkya-La – Bhimtang / 24.7km (7-9 hours) / 5,160m – 3,590m
17 April 2020: Bhimtang – Dharapani / 16km (4-5 hours) / 1,860m
18 April 2020: Drive Dharapani – Besisishar – Kathmandu
19 April 2020: Rest day in Kathmandu
20 April 2020: Kathmandu Departure Day
We take care of just about everything, so you can concentrate on enjoying the stunning scenery.
Our trail running group expeditions to Nepal are designed to be achieved by anyone who has a good level of fitness and for those who look after themselves through healthy living.
The biggest challenges faced on this expedition will be being able to deal with long days of ‘running’ – we use this term loosely as you can run, jog or walk as you see fit – where daily distances will vary between 10km-24km over the course of the trip (approx. 3-5 hours a day), travelling in remote areas away from civilisation.
The nature of the mountainous terrain is challenging and a crossing of the Larkya-La (5,160m) is tough going. This day will be reserved for walking only.
All participants will receive a 12-week training programme to help them prepare for the trip.
Take the leap and achieve something extraordinary. If you would like to go ahead and confirm your place please register interest above and we’ll get in touch with the tour operator to liaise with you directly.
If you’d like to make the whole experience a bit more social then please do let us know when you register and we can put you in touch with others from our community who are also keen on this trip.