We recently spotted this incredible image taken by Dan Patitucci on the web. Dan and Kim returned to Solukhumbhu in Nepal in 2023 after a previous experience in 2018. If you’ve ever wondered about what running at very high altitudes is like, or the Everest Three Passes region in particular. A synopsis to get you […]

Sunmaya Budha nearly died of malnutrition as a child. Like her sisters, she was destined to marry at 16, but left home to run. Now she is a professional trail runner. By ANDRÉS GARCÍA, 29/06/2023 Sunmaya Budha, like almost all girls in Nepal, was destined to be married off as a teenager. Her three older […]

Here we go back to the 2018 Mustang Trail Race with a rare bird’s eye view. If you want to see the best of trail running in Nepal, then it has to be trail running in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. In this video, “Mustang from the Sky” a drone follows the runners across […]

Newsflash: Suman Kulung Rai of Solukhumbu won this edition of the Panchpokhari Winter Trail Marathon organized today at Sindhupalchak’s Panchpokhari… Other results are not yet available. Notes about the race: Panchpokhari Winter Ultra Trail Half Marathon-2021 will be organised for the promotion of tourist destinations at Panchpokhari Rural Municipality in the Sindhupalchowk including Panchpokhari Kunda. To be organised […]

Jagan Nath Timilsina comes from the village of Sarangkot in Pokhara, Nepal. He started his career as a load carrying porter in the tourism sector in 1998 at an age of 14. Slowly he worked his way up to be working as a trekking guide and then later, as a mountain guide. From carrying 30 […]

KILIAN JORNET AND JUDITH WYDER WIN GOLDEN TRAIL WORLD SERIES TITLES WITH VICTORIES AT ANNAPURNA TRAIL MARATHON 2 min recap video NEPAL – Kilian Jornet and Judith Wyder are the 2019 Golden Trail World Series (GTWS) champions after both won the Grand Final race at the Annapurna Trail Marathon on Friday in Nepal. For Kilian, […]

Race report by Hannah Straw who took part in this race. Find race results here, and race information here. Nepal is famous for its mountains. Some of its mountain ranges are famous for their lakes. Gosaikunda lake is a sacred place nestled in the Langtang National Park. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims ascend to the lake […]

Press Release – November 2018 – immediate release Vlad Morozov completes 1,000 miles solo run across Nepal. Vladimir Morozov, 35, from Birmingham has just completed an incredible physical and mental test: running 1,000 miles across Nepal solo and unassisted. Motivated to fulfill his dad’s desire to visit Nepal before he sadly passed away and combining his […]

Not everything has gone to plan in 2016 for Mira Rai, and the plan was to follow the Skyrunning Ultra Series in Spain and Portugal. “Unfortunately this year I got injured running in a race in the UK. I tried the next race in Spain, but my leg was not feeling good. After returning to training […]

Mira comes from a remote village, fairly typical of rural villages across Nepal. As night comes, there’s maybe a little bit of solar light, some candle or oil lamp light and light from the fire in the kitchen area. Dim and limited would describe it. Mira took one of these solar lights home with her […]

Climbing (or trail running) mountainous ranges can be exhilarating as well as a dangerous experience for those who dare. Depending on individual capacity, altitude sickness can appear in mountain climbers any time between 8000 to over 12000 feet above ground level. Often at times, altitude sickness is dependent on the climbing speed of the individual […]

Congratulations to Bed and Bishnu Maya for great performances in Hong Kong this weekend. It’s Bishnu Maya‘s fourth and fifth trail races and her second 50km event. She looked pretty beaten up at the end, but that can be expected from Michael Maddess’s hilly Lantau course with the awesome-crazy 900m Dog’s Teeth climb. And she […]

The hardest part for Nepali trail runners is getting to the start line. There are few races in Nepal that offer real learning experiences for elite runners. To get the the top as a trail runner, you have run with the best trail runners. Roger Henke explains it well at the end of this blog […]

Manaslu Trail Race 2015 – words and images by Mark Brightwell  The race starts in gloomy greyness at Soti Khola, 700m above sea level and flanked by the roaring waters of the Bhudi Gandaki. We will follow this river to its source at the snout of a glacier below the towering twin summits of Manaslu […]

Happy news. It has long been known that Nepal has some fantastic trail runners that are world class, but they lack opportunities to compete. Travelling out of Nepal to race is simply expensive. Enter our hero Matt Moroz and China Mountain Trails. Matt first came to Nepal for the Mustang Trail Race. There he met […]

It’s not an official ISF sanctioned Vertical Kilometre race, but fulfils the criteria and is beautiful to boot. Hard work though, because of the altitude – from about 3500m to 4800m, we’ll update with the GPX track data later. But here are some of the photos from that stage of the Manaslu Mountain Trail Race […]

As trail runners we can certainly spend a moment to reflect what we can do with our legs and what that means for us. We can probably also try to image what suffering a serious injury or loss of a limb might mean. This happened to many people at the time of the earthquake, who were hit […]

This is a fundraiser to help restore Nepal’s damaged heritage sites. This is a great idea, to sell wonderful historic prints from the Nepal photography archive, and Peace Corps volunteers, to raise money for this specific cause. Click the image below to see all of the images offered, and info about the deal with DHL […]

As mentioned a couple of weeks earlier, the Dolomites Skyrace organisation, and the mail winner together collected a sum of money to assist the victims of the earthquake. Mira had a think about where she wanted that money to go. She wanted to help other sisters and in particular runners. This is what Danielle of […]

It’s August 7th, approximately half way through the monsoon. Heavy rains cause big and small landslides through this period and generally people don’t travel much from the villages and everybody waits until the rains are over before doing anything substantial. Many people have been asking about safety for trekking in Nepal this coming season. Two […]