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Mountain Marathon - Mustang - 15 Days

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

  • If this one is not for you, there are many other options:  varing in altitude and distance. Please refer to below section - Events.

 

 

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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 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.
Notes
  • Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
  • the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
Detailed Itinerary

Inclusion Summary

  • US$ 500 per person permit fee (plus $50 service charge) for the Upper Mustang Restricted Area plus $20 Annapurna Conservation Area permit.
  • Four internal flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then the amazing Pokhara to Jomsom mountain flight outward and return costing over $500.
  • All the transfers and road transport according to itinerary.
  • All accommodation expenses from Jomsom to Jomsom on full board basis (breakfast, packed (or occasionally cooked) lunch, dinner and shared room or tent).
  • Race staff salaries, their insurance and their accommodation.
  • Sponsorship of 4 to 6 Nepali athletes to compete in the race as a learning experience.
  • Portage of equipment (which may include porters, mules, horses and jeep).
  • Welcome dinner in Pokhara.
  • Closing dinner in Jomsom and prizes / awards / mementos.
  • Arrival group dinner in a restaurant in Kathmandu, and group dinner in Pokhara on 2nd night.
  • Three nights in a quality hotel on a twin sharing basis. Single supplement payable for hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara† – please enquire.

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

Exclusion Summary

  • International flight to Nepal
  • Other lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara – we leave you free to choose how you spend your time.
  • Extra meals ordered in tea-house beyond the breakfasts, (packed) lunches and evening meals we provide for you.
  • Alcoholic drinks taken in tea-houses as well as overpriced drinks such as Coke, Fanta etc.
  • Travel insurance (medical, rescue, personal possessions).
  • Shopping of personal nature.
  • Tips for staff.

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