A race directors nightmare, waking up to the sound of winter rain in the morning in the days running up to the race date. The forecast gave 60% chance of rain, and the forecast was right – a couple of days of wet weather in an otherwise guaranteed settled period of crisp, clear winter sun. […]

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 […]

Here below is Marco Beretta, who placed 8th overall in the Manaslu Trail Race 2014. The race had 34 participants from nine different countries, with level stretching from seasoned hikers to elite athlete, all completing 7 stages and approximately 197km. The overall results you can find below.   Top 3 Females Mira Rai (NEP) 20:03:57 […]

  NEPAL WINS THE 2014 OXFAM HONG KONG TRAILWAKER RACE FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING The Oxfam Hong Kong Trailwalker Race was organised by Oxfam Hong Kong from 14 – 16 November 2014.  The race started at 0830 hours from Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung HK to the various 8 Check Points  stretching to the […]

Super happy here in Nepal to see another great performance by Nepali Trail Runners Mira Rai and Santosh Tamang. Mira is pretty special among Nepali runners in that she is the one driving her training. She’s not part of an army or police team or a running club, but gets out on the trails on […]

Dr Beth McElroy is race doctor for the Manaslu Trail Race, a staged trail race in Nepal, in November. She’s written the following advice for participants ofd the Manaslu Trail Race. 1) Why is Diamox used? Diamox (Acetazolmide) is a medication used to help prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can occur in visits to above […]

Thanks to Asia Trail Magazine and Matt Moroz for allowing us to republish this article from the Mustang Trail Race. You can download in PDF format by clicking the image below, or simply read the text version below. Asia Trail is a magazine focusing on trail running in Asia, surprisingly enough! A great read and […]

A great opportunity to get NOLS Wilderness First aid Responder qualified from certified trainers for an affordable price in Kathmandu, Nepal. Read on: This course is one of few wilderness medicine courses held outside of America or Europe. It’s been conducted twice now at the Kakani international training centre, North east from the Kathmandu valley. It’s […]

“Sir, how could I get the opportunity of running,” said the message. “I am Ang Chhutin Sherpa, winner of Everest Marathon-2014,” she went on. Surely if you win the Everest Marathon, you’re already running and doing pretty well, right? I am still not sure what Ang Chhutin was really asking, bear in mind also that Mira […]

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, […]

Here’s an absolutely fabulous moment. Here comes Mira Rai from a tiny village in Bhojpur barreling into a tiny village in Italy. She completed the 56.9km distance in 6h36’30”, five minutes ahead of second women Silvia Rampazzo, and finishing in 11th position overall, some 50 minutes behind the leading man. The course had 3700m of height […]

— Shortcut: Mira Rai is a 23 year old girl from a small village in Bhojpur who expressed an interest in running after demonstrating ample talent and dedication. Many generous people have sponsored her and now she is going to Italy/France to watch the UTMB unfold and run a few serious races herself — You’ve made […]

Apparently El Nino is affecting the monsoon this year. It’s coming however, but it is late. Still, it is not hot enough in Kathmandu to preclude trail running. Especially if you head for the trees, where it remains sweat-drippingly cool. Shivapuri lies to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and is a protected area. It’s […]

This was a very fun morning. Around 50 children of varying ages lined up – in one very very wide line – to start a one kilometer race. One kilometer but at 3500m/10,000ft of altitude! The participants of the 2013 Manaslu Trail Race lined the course to support the runners. Why the race? “Fun!” says […]

If you want to go trail running in Nepal somewhere a little more remote that the common trekking areas in Nepal, think about the Kanchenjunga trek route. It’s beautiful, of course, but tricky to get to and the trails are generally more difficult than other places. Thanks to Himalayan Map House for providing the map below for […]

This is going to be a lot of fun. A mixture events and activities for pros and beginners alike. Main features are the 50km trail running race, a spectacular downhill mountain biking race, cross country mountain biking race on a loop and a bunch of other things like rock climbing dyno-competition, reverse bungy jump and […]

Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan Rotary Park. 18th January 2014.  Nepal placed 1st and 2nd beating an international field in the 4th Vibram® Hong Kong 100 trail running race held on Saturday 18th January. Tirtha Tamang and Bed Sunuwar of the Nepali Army Team took first and second place in the grueling 100km long Vibram […]