Here’s what Anna Frost had to say about the 2013 edition of this iconic trail stage race.
“Over the 8 days we followed the wonderful, almost untouched trails from the forest valleys to the high pass over to the Annapurna region. We were lucky for blue skies and warm days with super cold and starry nights. Everyone did amazingly well, pushing their comfort zones way out, pushing through physical pain and discomfort but always vibrant with mental energy after the long days out. Congratulations and thank you to all of you who made the journey so special. Happy Running.” – Anna Frost
Manaslu Mountain Trail Race is a challenging multi stage trail race passing through some of Nepal’s most beautiful Himalayan landscapes in a part-circumnavigation of Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain. The 2022 race is coming up again in November. The 2023 event should also take place in the first week of November.
Here’s images from the race: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trailrunningnepal/albums
You’ll ‘run’ a total of 192km over 7 race days. You’ll cross a 5,160m pass, sleep at a monastery, peer over the border into wild Tibet, run above a glacier on the trail to Manaslu Base Camp and enjoy many awesome trails in between. These super photographs will give you an idea of the terrain.
Check this 2 minute video out: