Come fastpack with us! Are you a trail runner looking for a new adventure? Or an experienced hiker who like to travel fast and ultra light? We organize small groups of active people who want to get way off the beaten path in the Himalaya. Register through UltraSignup! “The Langtang Fast Pack was a fantastic […]

Fastpacking is a great way to visit Nepal… you carry a little bit of load in your (fast-) pack, but you can use all the facilities of tea-house infrastructure that Nepal is famous for. Then, slightly easier, come running camps and running tours. They can be anything from teahouses and short days, with gear carried […]

Header image copyright Alex Treadway. 25th November – Monday 2nd December This is a trip for a group of up to 10 people – 7 days on the superb trails around Pikey Peak and south of Numbur Himal. From the organiser: You’ll be carrying all your things for seven days on the trail including a […]

Sometimes the best journeys start from your doorstep Walk out of your hotel in Kathmandu and head north toward the towering peaks of Langtang. Visit sacred landscapes, traverse Langtang Valley, acclimatize with a climb up Tserko Ri (4,995m/16,387ft). Cross rarely visited Kanja Pass (5,130m/16,830ft). Walk back down ‘the stick’ to your room in Kathmandu. Yes, […]

The nature of fastpacking and key considerations when planning for a fastpacking trip in Nepal. Here is a list of all the planned fastpacking trips and running tours in Nepal coming up. What is fastpacking? What on earth is fastpacking? Check out the definition by Peter Bakwin, a fastpacking pro: “The term fastpacking was first […]

Come spend the holidays with Sudeep and Seth from Himalayan Adventure Labs doing a winter fast pack through the Khumbu! We will  cross three stunning high altitude passes and we will have the trails mostly to ourselves. And at the end, be will wrap up this expedition by celebrating New Years Eve in Kathmandu. Chola Pass – […]

Travel fast and light without porter support around one of the finest mountain ranges in the world. Are you ready? We have 190 kilometers with over 11,000 meters of cumulative gain on incredible trails. We’ll spread this out over 7 days of big distances (the same as the trail race in 2015) plus two days […]

Upendra Sunuwar, despite having only started running a couple of years ago, is one of Nepal’s elite runners. Here is a picture of him in the Manaslu region after a trip to the border with Tibet at 4950m. He went on to win that stage race by a clear margin. He is one of several […]

Come fastpack with us! Are you a trail runner looking for a new adventure? Or an experienced hiker who like to travel fast and ultra light? We organize small groups of active people who want to get way off the beaten path in the Himalaya. Join us as we explore rarely visited villages of Naar […]

A nice fastpacking trip, with plenty of relaxing in between the daily runs. This is a nice area, with some big climbs, great views, and correspondingly big descents. Total Distance: approx. 100 km | Total Running Days: 8 Days Lowest Elevation: 1,170m | Highest Elevation: 4,500m Highlights Outstanding Himalayan trail running in the Annapurna & Mardi Himal Ranges […]

From the fastpacking trip website: A wonderful and adventurous journey along part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), through a still remote, still wild region of the Nepal Himalaya. We start in the far east of Nepal in a landscape of lush rainforest and traditional Rai villages, moving quickly north into another world of alpine […]

Come fastpack with us! Are you a trail runner looking for a new adventure? Or an experienced hiker who like to travel fast and ultra light? We organize small groups of active people who want to get way off the beaten path in the Himalaya. Register through UltraSignup. Highlights Get off the beaten track – […]

By Tayte Pollmann for the American Trail Running Association Original article posted on November 7, 2018. Reported for posterity! In this interview, I speak with Jimi Oostrum, Dutch expatriate trail runner, race organizer, and UNICEF education expert, who shares his insights into the Nepalese trail running culture from living in Nepal for the past 10 years. TAYTE: […]

Come fastpack with us! Are you a trail runner looking for a new adventure? Or an experienced hiker who like to travel fast and ultra light? We organize small groups of active people who want to get way off the beaten path in the Himalaya. Register through UltraSignup. Note that we also offer this trip […]

Come fastpack with us! Are you a trail runner looking for a new adventure? Or an experienced hiker who like to travel fast and ultra light? We organize small groups of active people who want to get way off the beaten path in the Himalaya. Highlights Get off the beaten track – we are experts […]

Annapurna Circuit ‘Tilicho Lake’ Variation (Version 1) Get off the beaten track Move quick, light, and self-supported while following rarely used trails on the circuit. This is the perfect introduction to high altitude mountain running in Nepal. We are experts on alternative trails around the circuit. It won’t always be easy Ten and a half days on trail with […]

Annapurna Circuit  ‘Pass the Honey’ Variation (version 1) Get off the beaten track Move quick, light, and self-supported while following rarely used trails on the circuit. This is the perfect introduction to high altitude mountain running in Nepal. We are experts on alternative trails around the circuit. It won’t always be easy Ten and a half days on trail […]

Come join us as we explore alternative trails around the Annapurna Circuit, with Thorung Pass (5,405m/17,728ft) as our literal and figurative high point on the pass.  This will be our fifth year organizing this event; each year we explore more and more side trails…getting way off the beaten track. We will travel through beautiful Himalayan […]

Come join us for an adventure around the Annapurna Circuit. This will be our fourth year following a unique format combining cultural running and small group fast packing: Traverse multiple Himalayan ecosystems and dig deep while crossing Thorung Pass measuring in at 5,405 meters (17,728 feet). Do a part circumnavigation of the tenth biggest mountain in the world. Take in […]

If you want to do some big training days, or be a tourist in a different way, ask Upendra to guide you on some runs around the Kathmandu Valley. Upendra is currently getting his official guide licence. It is a tedious process requiring six-weeks attendance to classroom-based classes on guiding. Of course he is learning […]

Note: since 2019 there is a race along part of this route!! See Gosaikunda to Helambu Trail Race for map and GPS tracks. Our decision to walk from Dhunche to Kathmandu over the Tihar weekend was based partly on aesthetics and partly on pragmatism. Aside from the undeniable beauty of the Gosaikunda lakes and the spectacular […]

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 […]

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, […]

Nepal is an excellent destination for trail running, now more than ever. It has a huge network of inter-village trails, and unlike many other countries, you can pretty much roam everywhere and anywhere, as long as you are respectful and friendly. Because of this culture of foot trails, there are myriad sleeping options in small, […]

Upendra Sunuwar is a talented runner who loves the sport Roger Henke (of Trail Running Nepal) explains: I’ve run with Upendra many times during weekends in Kathmandu and on a couple of multi-day trips elsewhere in the country. Upendra is a RUNNER. He likes running, he lives for running, he loves being on trails. Sure, […]

Lo and behold, thousands of kilometres of Himalayan trails for you to run in a calendar format! Peruse and find the event right for you! Marathons, stage-races, multi-day races, single day ultras, fun runs and who knows what else. Any questions? Email info@trailrunningnepal.org See also: all events, single day ultra trail races, stage races or […]