Saturday, Nov 9, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

Manaslu Trail Race

Tibet border region

Kathmandu, Nepal Manaslu 7-Day Stage Race

Registration closes: Sun, Oct 20 @ 11:59 PM NPT

Join the race around Manaslu 26,781' in Nepal

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.

2023: 4th to 16th of November
2024: 9th to 21st of November

You’ll ‘run’ a total of ~140 km over 7 race days and hike ~40 km over two days.

You’ll cross a 5,160m pass, sleep at a monastery, (optionally) peer over the border into wild Tibet, run above a glacier on the trail to Manaslu Base Camp and enjoy many awesome trails in between.

You run with a light pack and all of your equipment is carried from stage start to stage finish.

Why this race?

You run with a light pack, everything else is carried for you. You sleep in 'tea-houses' on comfortable mattresses. We feed you big, home-cooked, meals and you just bring a few favorite energy snacks.

Up to 40-50 like-minded starters forming a friendly group. We invite young Nepali running talents to develop their running and interpersonal skills.

We run northwards towards Tibet, behind the stunning 8000 m Manaslu Massif, running at altitudes between 800 m and 3800 m, hiking up to 5160m!

We invite around six young and upcoming local trail running talents to race and experience a stage race and travel to a new part of their country.

Who is it for?

If you can complete a trail marathon, enjoy mountain hiking, relish simple living conditions, are curious about other cultures, and you are not a horror around other people, then this would be a fit for you.

Stages are short (< 30km, 20 miles) due to the altitude, but far from easy. This is balanced with a lot of good food cooked fresh by our team, and plenty of time to rest and relax in stunning locations.

We've had everyone from the world's best trail runners, including a world champion, right up to those completing one more race before they retire at 77.

See our homepage for testimonials like this:

“Trail adventure of a lifetime….due to combination of jaw dropping scenery (I will never forget my first sight of Manaslu), fantastic trails, beautiful villages, humble people (highlight being invited into their home), excellent trip organisation and wonderful team camaraderie! …. a hugely rewarding challenge.”

Bruce Chisholm, NZ

Cost of package, includes and excludes

The cost for the Manaslu Mountain Trail Race 2023 is US$2,740 or equivalent in EUR/GBP from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Price includes three nights (on a twin sharing basis) in a quality hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast and dinner.

What’s included:

Airport transfer to hotel, land transport to the race start;
Welcome “cultural dinner” on arrival day (Saturday) in Kathmandu and group dinner on Sunday evening.
Closing gala dinner with distribution of awards and race souvenir.
All the necessary permits for the areas visited in Nepal: Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS permit.
Stage-by-stage accommodation as full board (breakfast, packed lunch, all you can eat dinner and shared room in simple tea-house accommodation).
Medical support by our race doctor with high-altitude specialist qualifications.
Quality race t-shirt
Race bag with buff, local SIM card, hand sanitizers, useful information etc
A contribution towards up to six Nepali runners to compete in this great event! In the past invited runners have gone on to win in Skyrunning championships, three (Mira Rai and Sunmaya Budha, Bhim Gurung) became Asian Skyrunning Ultra champions.
What’s excluded:

International flight to Nepal
Travel insurance
In Kathmandu: lunches, alcoholic drinks, shopping of a personal nature
On the trails: soft and alcoholic drinks*, meals additional to those provided
Tips for staff! Man they work hard! We’ll discuss the tradition of tips at the briefing in Kathmandu.
* approx 4 litres/day filtered water will be provided throughout the day and on the trail.

All prices are in USD (preferred) or EUR/GBP for those in Europe or UK. Payment in full to be completed 2 months in advance. Payment in instalments is possible.


Please contact us before registering. We have some pre-registration checks to complete before signing you up.

Event's current local time: 9:39 AM NPT


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