A Thuraya satellite phone is available in Kathmandu for you rent for $10 per day and for a $400 deposit. You can use it for remote treks or expeditions. Excellent to be kept informed about weather conditions and to call for emergency help. The model is Thuraya SO-2510, images available all over once you have […]

Upendra Sunuwar and Arianna Regis atop the AUM … The second edition of the Annapurna Mountain Ultra trail race (AUM 2014) ended today in Pokhara, with the arrival of the last runners and walkers. This race, presented by Knights of Wind and designed by Bruno Poirier, was organized by Base Camp with the support of Raidlight. […]

Super happy here in Nepal to see another great performance by Nepali Trail Runners Mira Rai and Santosh Tamang. Mira is pretty special among Nepali runners in that she is the one driving her training. She’s not part of an army or police team or a running club, but gets out on the trails on […]

Dr Beth McElroy is race doctor for the Manaslu Trail Race, a staged trail race in Nepal, in November. She’s written the following advice for participants ofd the Manaslu Trail Race. 1) Why is Diamox used? Diamox (Acetazolmide) is a medication used to help prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can occur in visits to above […]

Thanks to Asia Trail Magazine and Matt Moroz for allowing us to republish this article from the Mustang Trail Race. You can download in PDF format by clicking the image below, or simply read the text version below. Asia Trail is a magazine focusing on trail running in Asia, surprisingly enough! A great read and […]

Raiko is a new trekking clothing manufacturer in Kathmandu. They’ve been making things for years for the local market in Nepal and have grown into making their own brand for order and export. Ko in Nepal is a suffix that indicates belonging or ownership. So Rai ko means Rai’s or ‘of the Rais’. And indeed the company […]

“Sir, how could I get the opportunity of running,” said the message. “I am Ang Chhutin Sherpa, winner of Everest Marathon-2014,” she went on. Surely if you win the Everest Marathon, you’re already running and doing pretty well, right? I am still not sure what Ang Chhutin was really asking, bear in mind also that Mira […]

Congratulations to Seth Wolpin on his hard slog around Annapurna. 218km and some +/-10,000m completed in around 72 hours. Plenty of people have gone around the Annapurna Circuit from Besi Sahar to Naya Pul but few with the aim of reducing the hike to as few days as possible. A quick google will find a seven-day trip here, […]