Saturday, Apr 6, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

Mustang Trail Race


Kagbeni, Nepal Mustang Trail Race

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 6, 2024

Mustang Trail Race

The Mustang Trail Race is a 8-stage, high-altitude trail race through the culturally Tibetan, trans-Himalayan region of Nepal.

The next race is 6-18 April 2024.


About the race

The Mustang Trail Race mixes challenging running on centuries-old trading trails, with plenty of downtime for rest and cultural exploration of caves, villages, monasteries & Hindu temples from Lower to Upper Mustang.

For centuries this has been the safest trading route between Nepal and Tibet. The well worn trails make the yaks smile, and are thus perfect for trail runners too. Trails undulate over successions of dry hills between oasis-like villages.

Mustang with its fairytale landscape is one of the few places in the world to retain an air of mystery. Only opened to tourism in 1992, it is an enclave of pure Tibetan Buddhist culture whose conserved monasteries, and caves alike, house priceless historical treasures.

Where is Mustang?

Mustang is in the west of Nepal, way back behind the Greater Himalayan Range, in the rain shadow created by the Annapurna Massif. It's a short flight (or 9 hour drive) from the lake side town of Pokhara.

More about the race...

A SUPPORTED 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 cooked meals and you just bring a few favorite energy snacks.

8 STAGES, 12 DAYS - It's 12 days in total: 8 x racing days, 1 x hiking day, 2 x travelling days, 1 x day briefing in Kathmandu.

FRIENDLY - Up to 30 like-minded starters forming a friendly group. We invite young Nepali running talents to develop their running and interpersonal skills.

UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT - We run northwards towards Tibet, behind the stunning 8000 m Annapurna Massif, running at altitudes between 2900 m and 4,300 m!

What next?

See our website to read testimonials, and see the distances and elevation profiles of each stage.

Event's current local time: 4:09 AM NPT


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