annapurna trail running dhaulagiri
Date Fri 15 Apr 2016 Stages 1
Category Multi-day / stage-races, Single day race Altitude 3800m
Website Race website Distance 5.5, 16, 42km
Elevation change 1km Organiser P&P, M&G, MST

This looks like a fun concept in a beautiful place. Three races over three days.

annapurna trail running dhaulagiri

Tukuche Vertical (15 April)

  • 1000m altitude (2500m-3500m), 5,5 kmdistance
  • start in Tukuche
  • non-technical trail
  • walking back down from the finish

Dhaulagiri View Run (16 April)

16 km with 2 climbs, highest point 2800m

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annapurna trail runningStarting in Tukuche with the 250m climb around the apple orchards.

Descend to the North-east end of “town”. From here the trail is identical to the 42 km run. 1,5km following the jeep-road (closed for the event). Crossing over the suspension bridge to Chokhopani and climbing through the forest to 2800m while enjoying spectaculair views of Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Dhaulagiri (8127m).

Descent to Sauru where the run returns through the riverbed to finish in Tukuche.

Annapurna Sky Race (17 April)

42 km with 3 climbs, highest point 4000m

Starting in Tukuche the trail crosses the Kali Gandaki river to Chokhopani. A 200 climb and descent back to the riverbed reaveals the summits of Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Dhaulagiri (8127m).This view accompanies the runners to km 12, where the race makes a turn towards Koketati-village.

150m Higher we pass Titi-lake. From Taklung, 2600m the real challenge begins: 1400m climbing leads  to a Yak-grazing pasture at 4000m altitude. Nilgiri North (7061m) rising right above the trail. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and Dhampus Peak in full profile at the other site of the valley.

Descent through thick Himalayan forest to Chokhopani and crossing the river for the last 250m climb around the apple-orchards of Tukuche.

Finish down town.


Recap

Date Fri 15 Apr 2016 Stages 1
Category Multi-day / stage-races, Single day race Altitude 3800m
Website Race website Distance 5.5, 16, 42km
Elevation change 1km Organiser P&P, M&G, MST

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