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 […]

By Tayte Pollmann for the American Trail Running Association Original article posted on August 3, 2023. Reported for posterity! From April 19 to June 6, 2023 Tayte Pollmann, American Trail Running Association, “Trail Trotter” traveled to the highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas, to discover Nepal’s trail running scene. He had traveled to the country five years prior, […]

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 […]

[Reposted article by Shashwat Pant from Online Khabar. The Manjushree Trail Race is longest of many trail races happening in Nepal.] When a group of Nepali runners started assisting foreigners who ran the Kathmandu valley rim, a 100-mile-long trail that goes around the hills surrounding Kathmandu valley, around 2018, little did they know that they were […]

[Reposting an article from the excellent Freetrail online magazine (MAY 9, 2023) about Sunmaya Budha looking at her amazing success last year in Chamonix after taking up sponsorship with The North Face Adventure Team, and how she got there. Find Sunmaya on Instagram] Sunmaya Budha is the 24-year old trail runner from Jumla, Nepal who […]

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: […]

By Tayte Pollmann for the American Trail Running Association Original article posted on November 7, 2018. Reported for posterity! On October 27, 2018 I witnessed the 13th edition of the Annapurna 100 trail race, organized by Trail Running Nepal offering 50 km and 100 km distances with over 3,000 and 6,000 meters of elevation gain respectively. The Course […]

By Tayte Pollmann for the American Trail Running Association, reposted for posterity! Original article posted on October 4, 2019 Trail runners from around the world are turning their attention to Nepal this Friday, October 25, for the final of the 2019 Salomon Golden Trail Series. The series consists of six iconic races: the Pikes Peak Marathon, Colorado, USA, Zegama-Aizkorri, […]

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 […]

Manuel Ruiz Quilez managed last August 3 to complete The Great Himalaya Trail and become the first Spanish to perform alone and without assistance the 2,175 km of travel. It is one of the longest and tallest trails in the world. In addition to passing along the highest peaks in the world and visiting some […]

Khiji Demba Marathon 2nd edition See the event listing here. Call +977 984-9598213 for details. About OTDC full Ultra Marathon 2020 (Second Edition)  “The OTDC ultra Marathon” is a challenging multi-stage trail race passing through some of Nepal’s most beautiful Himalaya landscapes with Mt. Everest & Mt. Gaurishanker as a backdrop. Mt Everest is the […]

Reposted via: Mira Rai initiative organises cleanup of Champadevi hiking trail. Mira Rai Initiative (MRI) organised a clean-up and awareness campaign along the Champa Devi Trail on Saturday. MRI mobilised 65 volunteers who hiked the trail and picked up the litter and debris that had been left behind. The volunteers also placed 30 dokos (organic […]

Nepali runners reach podium at Oman by UTMB Congratulations to Bhim Bahadur Gurung and Sunmaya Budha for their first places in the 50 km race at Oman by UTMB. Mira Rai came in third. Nepali athlete Bhim Bahadur Gurung ranked first in the 50-kilometre ultra race in the desert landscape of Oman on Friday, November […]

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 […]

This year three runners competed compared to last year, 2018, where two full Nepal teams (of three or more) competed. Here is a report from 2018. This year limited resources meant Nepal was not represented in the team event. Aita Tamang is living in Portugal and joined the others, Sunmaya Budha and Durga Bahadur Budha, […]

Here are the results of the inaugural Gosaikunda to Helambu Marathon. The race route covered almost exactly 42 km crossing the Laurebina La above the Gosaikunda and associated small mountain lakes, connecting the trekking areas of Langtang and Helambu. The race organiser was Helambu Trail Running Club along with great support from numerous talented volunteers. […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Jimi Oostrum and his support team for a magical “kora” of Kathmandu on the trails along the hilltops surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. 39:00:00 was the final completion time… think you can do better? The route The route as measured with a raw GPS track is 181 km. This includes several out-and-backs searching for the […]

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 […]