Himal-Race-2020 route
Date Sun 10 May 2020 (until Sat 30 May 2020)Stages 24
Category Multi-day / stage-racesAltitude 5364m
Website Race websiteDistance 850-900 km
Elevation change +/-40,000mOrganiser Chevaliers du vent

The Himal Race is back. If you like your multi-stage race to hurt, this is for you. Long stages through awesomely brutal terrain.

If you know someone who ever went trekking in Nepal, then this is the kind of distance people might cover in four separate trips to Nepal. The Himala Race is brainchild of Bruno Poirier and friends. The style is raw and goes like this: carry your own stuff, travel far each day, know how to look after yourself, cross some crazy terrain that you would not normally associate with running, repeat for weeks at a time. Need points for your UTMB application. This should get you lifetime entry.

Last years Great Himal Race – all the way across Nepal was theirs. This race in comparison looks short!

It starts in Everest Base Camp, runs to Jiri on the old classic route, and then runs a lot of the “Great Himalaya Trail” routes, passing The Last Resort, then cross country to Helambu, Gosaikunda. This is already far enough, but it won’t stop. Then over Dhading, into the Manaslu Valley, complete that, then the substance of the Annapurna Circuit Trek route, and finally a stiff climb to the seldom visited Annapurna Base Camp West.

Expect some kind of dropout rate! For those who complete, what an amazing achievement. Itinerary below. 2020 – you have time to train!

Want to know more? Download this PDF.

Himal Race 2020. Runners info English

Or, contact the race organisers!

Here’s the start location at Everest base camp.Map from everest basecamp

10 mai 2020. Stage 1 :

Everest Base Camp (5364 m) – Pangboche (3930 m).

  • Registration starts on January 15, 2018 / Début des inscriptions le 15 janvier 2018.
  • Race limited to 30 runners / Course limitée à 30 coureurs.

Himal Race 2020 – Sargamatha – Annapurna Itinerary

(1 MAY TO 9 June 2020)

  • Day 1. (01-05). Departure from Paris (50 m) or another city.
  • Day 2. (02-05) Arrival Kathmandu (1350 M).
  • Day 3. (03-05) Administrative, control and preparation:
  • Day 4. (04-05). Kathmandu (1350 M) – Lukla (2840 M) by plane.
    Trek Trek. Lukla (2840 M) – Phakding (2610 M). Lodge.
  • Day 5. (05-05). Phakding (2610 M) – Namche (3440 M). Lodge.
  • Day 6. (06-05) day and walk of acclimatation namche (3440 M). Lodge.
  • Day 7. (07-05). Namche (3440 M) – Tengboche (3860 M). Lodge.
  • Day 8. (08-05). Tengboche (3860 M) – Dingboche (4410 M). Lodge.
  • Day 9. (09-05). Dingboche (4410 M) – Lobuche (4910 M). Lodge.
  • Day 10. (10-05). Lobuche (4910 M) – Everest Base Camp (5364 M).
    Start Himal Race 2020 from Everest Base Camp (5364 M)
    Stage 1. Everest Base Camp (5364 M) – Pangboche (3930 M). Lodge
  • Day 11. (11-05) 2. Pangboche (3930 M) – Paiya (Chutok, 2730 M). Lodge
  • Day 12. (12-05) 3. Paiya (Chutok, 2730 M) – Taksindu (3100 M) – Ringmu (2720 M). Lodge
  • Day 13. (13-05) 4. Ringmu (2720 M) – Lamjura (3530 M) – Goyam (3220 M) – Kinja (1630 M). Lodge
  • Day 14. (14-05). Stage 5. Kinja (1630) – Bhandar (Mani Wall, 2800) – Mali (2220 m). Lodge
  • Day 15. (15-05). Stage 6. Wrong (2220 M) – Sarakapti (2415 M) – Yarsa (2060 M) – Singati (950 m). Lodge
    Personal Supplies No. 1.
  • Day 16. (16-05). Stage 7. Singati (950 m) – Bulungsi (2000 M) – Loting (1768 M) – Bigu Gompa (2516 M). Lodge
  • Day 17. (17-05). Stage 8. Bigu Gompa (2516 m) – Tinsang La (3200 m) – Chaku (Last Resort, 1170 m). Lodge
  • Day 18. (18-05). Stage 9. Chaku (Last Resort, 1170 m) – Listi (2260) – Thagaon (1800) – Jalbire (1300 m). Lodge
  • Day 19. (19-05). Stage 10. Jalbire (1300 m) – Okhreni (2200) – Kakani (1996) – Sermathang (2590 m). Lodge
  • Day 20. (20-05). Stage 11. Sermathang (2590) – tarkeghyang – thadepati pass (3690) – (3530). Ghopte Logde
  • Day 21. (21-05). Stage 12. Ghopte (3530) – Lauribina Pass (4610) – Gosainkund (4380) – Thulo Syabru (2210).
    Lodge. Personal Supplies No. 2.
  • Day 22. (22-05) Thulo Syabru (2210).
  • Day 23. (23-05). Stage 13. Thulo (2210) – Syabru Besi (1503) – Khurpudanda La (3710) – Somdang (3258). Lodge
  • Day 24. (24-05). Stage 14. Somdang (3258 M) – pang sang bhanjyang (3830 M) – Tipling (1890 M) – form (1560 M) – Lapagaon (1850 M). Lodge
  • Day 25. (25-05). Stage 15. Lapagaon (1850 M) – Mangro Bhanjyang (2936 M) – Myangal Bhanjyang (2975 M) – Machhakhola (869 m). Lodge.
  • Day 26. (26-05). Stage 16. Machhakhola (869 m) – Jagat (1340) – Philim (1570 m). Lodge
  • Day 27. (27-05) 17. Philim (1570 M) – Narumg (2630) – sama gaon (3520 M). Lodge
  • Day 28. (28-05) 18. Sama (3520) – Samdo (3875) – Larkya (5135) – Bimtang (3630 M). Lodge
  • Day 29. (29-05). Stage 19. Bimtang (3630 m) – Dharapani (1860 m) – Chame (2670 m). Lodge
  • Day 30. (30-05). Stage 20. Chame (2670 m) – Ghyaru (3670 m) – Manang (3540 m). Lodge
  • Day 31. (31-05). Stage 21. Manang (3540 m) – Thorung Phedi (4450) – Thorung La (5415) – Muktinath (3760). 7 à 9 h. Lodge
  • Day 32. (01-06). Stage 22. Muktinath (3760) – Lupra (2790 m) – Thinigaon (2840) – Lete (2480 m). Lodge
    Personal Supplies N° 3. Salvage tent and food for two days of bivouac
  • Day 33. (02-06) 23. Lete (2480 M) – Thulobugin Pass (Col. 27 April, 4310 M). 5 TO 7 Tent
  • Day 34. (03-06) 24. Thulobugin Pass (Col 27 April, 4310) – Annapurna Base Camp North (4190 M). 3 TO 4 PM
    Arrival Himal Race 2020 Annapurna Base Camp Nord (4190 m).
    Annapurna Base Camp North (4190 M) – Camp Thulobugin Pass (4310 M). Trek Liaison. Tent
  • Day 35. (04-06). Camp Thulobugin Pass (4310 m) – Dana (1440 m). Trek Liaison
  • Day 36. (05-06). Dana (1440 m) – Pokhara (840 m) en bus
  • Day 37. (06-06) day in Pokhara (840 m)
  • Day 38. (07-06). Pokhara (840 m) – Kathmandu (1350 m) en avion
  • Day 39. (08-06) day in Kathmandu (1350 M). Awards ceremony.
  • Day 40. (09-06) departure from Kathmandu (1350 M).

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Recap

Date Sun 10 May 2020 (until Sat 30 May 2020)Stages 24
Category Multi-day / stage-racesAltitude 5364m
Website Race websiteDistance 850-900 km
Elevation change +/-40,000mOrganiser Chevaliers du vent

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  1. Suzuki,Takahiro says:

    I am interested in HIMAL RACE 2020.
    How can I entry doing?
         
             Takahiro Suzuki

  2. Fer says:

    Wow, this is very challenging and once in a lifetime experience. I’m interested… how to be qualified to join this race? BTW, i don’t have facebook, how to register?

  3. Bruno says:

    Fer says:

    Jan 16, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Wow, this is very challenging and once in a lifetime experience. I’m interested… how to be qualified to join this race? BTW, i don’t have facebook, how to register?

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