Nov 09 2019

Manaslu Trail Race 2019

  • Nepal (NPL)
  • Off-Road Running
  • Solo
  • Multi Day Event
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Length: 7 days
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
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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.

You’ll ‘run’ a total of ~130 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.

Cost of package

The cost for the Manaslu Mountain Trail Race 2019 is 2590 euro from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Price includes three nights (on a twin sharing basis) in a quality hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast. There are early bird discounts available.

The cost includes:

    Airport transfer to hotel, land transport to the race start;
    Welcome “cultural dinner” on arrival day (Saturday) in Kathmandu in a restaurant close to the hotel in a traditional, and tasty Indian group dinner on Sunday evening.
    All the necessary permits for the areas visited in Nepal: Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, ACAP & MCAP permits, TIMS permit.
    Stage-by-stage accommodation as full board (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner and shared room in tea-house accommodation)
    Medical support by our race doctor with high-altitude specialist qualifications.
    Closing gala dinner with distribution of awards and race souvenir.
    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.

Price excludes:

    International flight to Nepal
    Travel insurance
    In Kathmandu: lunches and other dinners, 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 4l/day filtered water will be provided throughout the day and on the trail.
Early bird discounts

All prices are in Euros. Payment in full to be completed 4 months in advance, by July 9th 2019. Payment in instalments is possible.

    Registration and deposit payment by Jan 7th = 10% discount
    Registration and deposit payment by Feb 7th = 5% discount


Due to the use of deposits for purchases, reservations and preparations beforehand we cannot offer refunds for any reason after 1st September 2019. Between August 1st and September 1st we will refund up to 75% of the deposit paid.
Transfer of entry

Transfer of entry to a friend after payment is made is only allowed up to three weeks before race day and with the race director’s written permission. €30 admin charge may be applied any changes only up to Oct 10th. The Race Director has the final say on all matters.
Medical and possessions insurance

You must have comprehensive travel insurance that covers you fully against the costs of helicopter evacuation, hospitalisation, medical care and repatriation if you become too ill to continue the event and must above all cover you against the cost of air or other forms of evacuation and/or repatriation should sickness or injury necessitate such a course of action. We will need a photocopy (or PDF) of your insurance documents confirming this to allow you to compete. Additionally, while we will take due care of your bags on the trails, your equipment and belongings are your own responsibility. It is recommended that you also have adequate insurance to cover loss or damage of your belongings.

Post race extra options

If you have more time after the race, you might wish to continue along the Annapurna Circuit, cross over to Mustang via the Tilicho Lake or quickly visit Naar and Phu. There are many possibilities. Let us know in good time if you have such wishes and we’ll see if we can help you realise them. You will however miss the Gala dinner and prize giving should you do this. If you need help booking further tours, flights, hotels in Nepal, just send us an email.
Event cancellation

We reserve the right to cancel the event for any reason, including insufficient sign-ups, political unrest, or acts of God or god that would impede operations. In the event of such a cancellation, we will refund all payments for land costs, minus any monies we are unable to recoup for payments made to our suppliers, staff and operators. If for any reason the event were to be stopped while in progress, we will refund what we can recoup from the expected outlays for that part of the trip not completed. This is highly unlikely of course, but we must, of course, mention this.

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