Manaslu Mountain Trail 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.
The next race is coming up on 8th November 2014.
You’ll ‘run’ a total of ~212km over 7 race days. You’ll cross a 5,100m+ pass, sleep at a monastery, 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. These super photographs will give you an idea of the terrain.
“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 camarderie! …. a hugely rewarding challenge.” – Bruce Chisholm, NZ
“Best run I’ve done. Challenging run through spectacular scenery” – David Binney, NZ.
“Physically and mentally, this was the toughest thing I have ever done in my life. And yet it was the most incredible adventure too – astonishing scenery, fascinating villages and cultures, and, most of all, the wonderful people encountered in our fellow runners, Nepali crew and the locals whose lives we briefly passed through. Great to see the race give back to the communities through its partnership with LED and the delivery of light. Thank you to you, Dhir and the team for making this possible. ” – Lilly Dyu, UK
“You will walk / run along with the mules on these ancient trails, get over 5,000m passes, cross many rivers on these [suspension] bridges, hear the silence, see the sun rise on the Manaslu and share some really lovely food with people from all over the world. And after 12 days without a hot shower you will realise what a luxury it is when you finally have that hot shower…” Jane Mak, NL
“Thanks for organising this event once again, had an amazing time and can’t wait to get back to Nepal! We were amazed by spectacular scenery, met great people and got to witness life in rural Nepal; it may be a cliche but it really was an experience of a lifetime!” – Mike Collins, AUS
“It’s one thing doing a race in the Himalayas and seeing those glorious snow-capped ranges from a distance; but to be running on a beautiful trail through these mountains with them towering above you one minute, then running up their steep sides the next and surveying the amazing views, that’s a unique running experience.” – Claire Palmer, UK
“Perfect training for ironman…… tougher than other well known larger scale multistage events and at the same time much more racer friendly.” - Willehard Wortelboer, NL
“A week of trail-running, altitude and adventure in Nepal Thanks for all the effort the team put into this very enjoyable trip.” – Geoff Dunn, NZ
“ It was definitely the hardest, worst thing I’ve ever done in my entire life …. I absolutely loved it!” – Karen Carrington, USA
“The Manaslu Trail Race was one of the toughest most beautiful races I have ever done! A challenge that will definietly take you outside your comfort zone and through a journey you will never forget.” – Yasmin Wadhai, Iraq
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