Trail Running Manaslu | Group Expedition Nepal

Apr 04, 2020
White Tiger Expeditions, Unit 4.6 Paintworks, Bath Rd, Bristol, United Kingdom
£ 2,495.00
White Tiger Expeditions


Take on the Himalaya. Explore one of the most remarkable places on earth. Run, jog or walk 130km over 12 days on this fully supported part-circumnavigation of the world's eighth highest mountain. Unforgettably beautiful. Believe the possible.


  • Family Friendly : This trip may not be suitable for families, please check with the organiser on registration
  • Beginner Friendly : Yes
  • Disabled : This trip may not be suitable for some disabilities, please check with the organiser on registration
  • Food & Accommodation : Included
  • Flights : Not Included
  • Price : £ 2,495.00

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Full Description

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).


  • Setting eyes on the mighty mountain – Manaslu (8,156m) for the first time
  • Experience a fully supported trail running expedition travelling only with light packs as we make a partial circumnavigation of the eighth highest mountain on earth
  • Travel through lush rainforests, great canyons and alongside some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet
  • Experience charming villages and see a way of life locals have lived for millennia
  • Cross the Larkya La (5,160m) an extraordinary mountain pass connecting the Manaslu region with the Annapurna range

Itinerary at a Glance

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.

  • Accompanied by Nick Butter – world endurance explorer and professional running coach
  • Accompanied by two English Speaking local running guides throughout
  • 12-week training programme
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Full day group guiding in Kathmandu (pre-trail run)
  • Private group transfers to/from Kathmandu to trailheads
  • 4 nights Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation, as well as full board throughout the Tour du Manaslu (TDM)
  • Individual trek permits & restricted area permits
  • Local staff insurance
  • One escort, Trek Guide, Mules & Porters
  • Individual walkie-talkie for each runner when on the trail
  • Comprehensive first aid kits, along with oximeter, PAC (Portable Altitude Chamber) bag and Satellite phones
  • International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs approx. US$25 per person per day)
  • Beverages
  • Personal Equipment
  • Personal bills
  • Visa fee US$40 per person for 30 days multiple entry
  • Insurance (REQUIRED before trip departure – for cancellation, accidents, health, emergency evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage or personal effects)
  • Tips


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.