“Trail running on extraordinary Himalayan trails as we make a part-circumnavigation of Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain.”
From Pure Trail Adventures: Join us on this extraordinary trail-running expedition around one of the highest mountains on the planet – Mt Manaslu.
On our fully serviced small group expedition, we set out to trail run the Manaslu Circuit – the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Running with only a light pack, all gear and equipment are carried by mules each leg of the way.
Located in western Nepal, Manaslu is arguably one of the most jaw-dropping landscapes the Pure Trails Adventure team has ever visited.
Our journey begins at 700m with a variety of terrain along the way which has everything from great canyons and lush forests that characterise the entry valleys. It doesn’t take long for us to sight the first snow-capped peaks, as we run through ancient villages and over the high mountain pass of the Lakya-La (5,160m).
The region is impressively remote with small villages sprinkled throughout the mountain valleys we visit. We’ll see yak traders on their way back from neighbouring Tibet which is just a handful of miles away from where we are running.
It’s not only the mountain landscapes which are impressive as the local hospitality unveils itself in a spectacular and curious way for us to explore.
Total Distance: approx. 143.0 km
Total Running Days: 10 Days
Lowest Elevation: 730m
Highest Elevation: 5,160m
Total Elevation gain: +6645 m
|Sat 21 Oct 2023 (until Sun 05 Nov 2023)
|Fastpacking, Running camps in Nepal
|Pure Trails Adventure