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Mountain Marathon - Mustang

Trip length 15 days
Category Outdoor Adventures
Price $

US$3250. We can organise additional activities e.g. trekking, wild life safari or cultural tour for you.

Departure

please inquire for exact date.

Max. no of travellers
Status of the Program
Best Season April

Description

This exhilarating competitive run amidst the truly breathtaking landscape of the Transhimalaya/Upper Mustang region will thrill the fitness enthusiast and nature lover no end. As you race at altitudes ranging from 2,900 to 4,200 metres above sea level, you will pass by thriving barley fields, remote farming villages, monasteries steeped in tradition and amazing canyons set against a sensational alpine backdrop which includes some of the world’s tallest peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Following the yak-worn Mustang Trail deep within a wilderness zone of pure mystique, this 277-kilometre footrace is organized into eight manageable stages ranging from 30 to 40 kilometres in length and separated by checkpoints that include caves and age-old buildings rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture and spiritualism. This unique event takes place in April and features up to 40 runners. 

 

Testimonial

British female endurance athlete, Lizzy Hawker, who participated in the inaugural marathon during 2012, has said of the Transhimalaya/Upper Mustang region that it is “a beautiful, open, wild landscape, an enclave of pure Tibetan Buddhist culture [with] an incredible air of mystery.” Hawker has described the race itself as “a very special experience in an incredible landscape.”

 

Interested?

If you are interested in participating, please contact us. Sherpa Tours will take care of everything - your registration (without any additional charges), all your accommodation, the organisation of tours in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, your international airfare and your travel insurance needs, taking the burden of mundane administrative tasks off your shoulders.

 

Options

 

 

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email: info@sherpatours.com.au

 

 

EVENTS

Thousands of kilometres of Himalayan trails for you to run! Peruse and find the event right for you!

 

 

Date

Race name

Category

Distance

Stages

Altitude

Oct 31, 2014

LE SOLUKHUMBU TRAIL

Multi-day / stage-races

254km

13

+16900m / -14326m
Max. 5500m

Nov 8, 2014

Manaslu Trail Race 2014

Multi-day / stage-races

212km

7

14,422m / -13,239m
Max. 5135m

Nov 9, 2014

Everest Trail Race

Multi-day / stage-races

~151km

6

~1600m
Max. ?

Nov 1, 2015

Everest (Charity) Marathon

Single day race

42km

1


Max. 5100m

Apr 12, 2016

Great Himalayan Trail 2016

Multi-day / stage-races

1600km

50

+ / -55,000m
Max. 5800m

 

 

   

Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (overnight in hotel).

DAY 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

DAY 03: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom. Take part in warm up hike to Kagbeni.

DAY 04: Stage 1: Kagbeni to Tsaile. 15km| +538m / -316m.

DAY 05: Stage 2: Tsaile to Ghemi 27.5km | +2202m / -1694m.

DAY 06: Stage 3: Ghemi to Lo Manthang 21km | +1097m / -849m.

DAY 07: Lo Manthang – rest.

DAY 08: Stage 4: Lo Manthang to Konchok Ling 29.1km | +1063m / -1063m.

DAY 09: Stage 5: Lo Manthang to Yara 16km | +650m / -835m.

DAY 10: Stage 6: Yara to Tanggye 18.3km | +816m / -1294m.

DAY 11: Stage 7: Tanggye to Chuksang 23.9km | +1168m / -1523m.

DAY 12: Stage 8: Chuksang to Jomsom via Muktinath 15.1km | +1184m / -484m.

DAY 13: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu.

DAY 14: Sightseeing of Kathmandu city.

DAY 15: Final departure.

What is Included

† note that during the race, single accommodation will only be available if camping.

Summary of accommodation, transportation, meals and equipments

Transport

Accomodation

Meals

Equipment

Not Included

Recommendation

Notes :

Sherpa Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. Lic# TA-0033126, VIC.