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.
The Mustang Trail Race is an 8-stage, high-altitude trail race through the culturally Tibetan, trans-Himalayan region of Nepal.
I just wanted to write and say a huge and heartfelt thank you for organising this amazing race … it was absolutely worth it and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
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!
Ticketing and more info : https://mustangtrailrace.com/
While the distances seem short, the oxygen available to you during the race is between only 75% and 60% that of sea level.
|4||Tue, Apr 7th||Stage 1:
Kagbeni to Tsaile
|5||Wed, Apr 8th||Stage 2:
Tsaile to Ghemi
|6||Thu, Apr 9th||Stage 3:
Ghemi to Lo Manthang
|7||Fri, Apr 10th||Stage -:
Lo Manthang – rest & acclimatisation
|8||Sat, Apr 11th||Stage 4:
Lo Manthang to Konchok Ling
|9||Sun, Apr 12th||Stage 5:
Lo Manthang to Yara
|10||Mon, Apr 13th||Stage 6:
Yara to Tanggye
|11||Tue, Apr 14th||Stage 7:
Tanggye to Chuksang
|12||Wed, Apr 15th||Stage 8:
Chuksang to Jomsom via Muktinath