Apparently El Nino is affecting the monsoon this year. It’s coming however, but it is late. Still, it is not hot enough in Kathmandu to preclude trail running. Especially if you head for the trees, where it remains sweat-drippingly cool. Shivapuri lies to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and is a protected area. It’s […]
This is Nepal. This is a beautifully shot video for beautifully played music. For more images from the photographer, Shashank Shrestha, please visit his website http://shashankji.tumblr.com/
This was a very fun morning. Around 50 children of varying ages lined up – in one very very wide line – to start a one kilometer race. One kilometer but at 3500m/10,000ft of altitude! The participants of the 2013 Manaslu Trail Race lined the course to support the runners. Why the race? “Fun!” says […]
This is just a pointer page to another page about Upendra Sunuwar and Phudorjee who are aiming for races in Europe this summer. Take a look on their page here.
The 2014 Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon was an awesome event. Unfortunately this photographer ran without sunglasses and has just emerged from a painful 36 hours in a darkened room. Here are a selection of pictures from the trail from a runner’s point of view. If you require any hi-res or larger format please see the full […]
Last January (2014) four Nepali runners took part in the Vibram Hong Kong 100 race. The result has been written about earlier, but Tirtha Tamang in first, Bed Sunuwar in 2nd, Ram Bhandari in 6th while Ram Khatri has to drop out with a calf problem. It was a great day for these runners as […]
Below is a happy Mira Rai. Mira is 23 (and also 25 at the same time, you see in Nepal you can be flexible with dates on your certificates according to the age you need to present) and is from Bhojpur to the east of Nepal. Mira likes running. In Nepal races are referred to […]
If you want to go trail running in Nepal somewhere a little more remote that the common trekking areas in Nepal, think about the Kanchenjunga trek route. It’s beautiful, of course, but tricky to get to and the trails are generally more difficult than other places. Thanks to Himalayan Map House for providing the map below for […]
This is going to be a lot of fun. A mixture events and activities for pros and beginners alike. Main features are the 50km trail running race, a spectacular downhill mountain biking race, cross country mountain biking race on a loop and a bunch of other things like rock climbing dyno-competition, reverse bungy jump and […]
It should be a compulsory walk for every visitor to Kathmandu!