Date Sat 19 Mar 2016Stages 1
Category Single day race, Ultra TrailAltitude 2529m
Website Race websiteDistance 50km
Elevation change +3900 / -3500mOrganiser Trail Running Nepal

The location of this festival may change, and thus so will the route. The date is fixed for the 19th however.

[1 ITRA effort point, 1 UTMB point awarded]

CourseQualificative2016_EN_utmb150pxA great 50km course hosted alongside the 2015 Himalayan Outdoor Festival 2016. The website is going to be updated soon-ish, but keep the date for your diary. This will be the second edition on this excellent course.

Race website is here: http://ultratrailkathmandu.com/west-kathmandu-valley-rim-50km/ 

The race starts at the gate of the Nagarjun National Park and climbs 888m straight to the summit of Jamacho at just over 2000m. After a tricky kilometer on a rocky forest road, the trail breaks off on super forest trails to the rim of the valley and follows it through villages down to the main road out of the Kathmandu Valley. After approximately 2km on a gravel road, there is a steep, long, unrunable climb on narrow paths. This meets a seldom used jeep trail which reaches Chitlang Bhanjyang (pass) which then descends and loops around a ridge back into to the valley seen below. There’s another climb to gain the ridge of Champadevi, and the ridge is followed home to Hattiban.

Here’s a scene from the landscape the run goes though. phakel near champadevi Check out the event promo video:   View Larger Map Nagajun_Chitlang_Chamapdevi_Hattiban-49.8km Click for Google Earth Track

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Date Sat 19 Mar 2016Stages 1
Category Single day race, Ultra TrailAltitude 2529m
Website Race websiteDistance 50km
Elevation change +3900 / -3500mOrganiser Trail Running Nepal

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