Here we have some news in from the world of endurance athletes who like to travel long distances with little sleep and test their personal boundaries. The letter received: ### START ### Greetings from Greece, On 28-April-2017, an athlete of our team achieved a new FKT of the classic route of Annapurna Circuit completely by foot. Because […]






Thanks to Kristian Soltesz from Sweden for helping you all out with a report from his trip to the Everest Region of Nepal in the hope that it will make it easier for preparing your own trip. Thanks Kris! After an attempt of running/fastpacking the GHT in 2014, which ended in a dislocated shoulder and […]






A satellite phone (Thuraya SO-2510)  is available in Kathmandu 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 standard battery as well as an extended battery are included, as well as […]






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 […]






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 […]






A great opportunity to get NOLS Wilderness First aid Responder qualified from certified trainers for an affordable price in Kathmandu, Nepal. Read on: This course is one of few wilderness medicine courses held outside of America or Europe. It’s been conducted twice now at the Kakani international training centre, North east from the Kathmandu valley. It’s […]






Below are photos of 70% of the participants of the Tenzing Hilary Everest Marathon 2014. Some were missed who either had not reached Dingboche by the time the photographer had left for Pangboche, or the photographer messed up and fumbled the shot. There is no charge to get a hi-res file you can print should […]






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 […]






If you are looking for a great way to combine Trail running and trekking, the Langtang and Helambu trek is a winner and offers a lot of potential for anything from three days to more than a week of great mountain running. A year ago I ran from Sundarijal along the wonderful ridge connecting Shivapuri […]






This website just received an enquiry from someone coming to live in Kathmandu. The essence of the question was this: “Having heard about Kathmandu’s pollution problem, I’m really keen to find out a bit more about how easy it is to get good aerobic exercise in the city?” It’s a good question. If you observe […]