Date Mon 25 Nov 2019 (until Mon 02 Dec 2019) Stages 7
Category Fastpacking Altitude 4100m
Website Race website Distance 160 km
Elevation change ~1500m per day Organiser Kora Explore
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25th November – Monday 2nd December

This is a trip for a group of up to 10 people – 7 days on the superb trails around Pikey Peak and south of Numbur Himal.

From the organiser:

You’ll be carrying all your things for seven days on the trail including a sleeping bag. The terrain is nearly always up or down, and in places could be fairly rough. You’ll be hiking the ups & jogging or fast walking everywhere else. The objective is to move fast and light & to cover far more ground than is possible for traditional trekking groups. It’s the way Lizzy completed the 1700 km or so of a mostly high route Great Himalaya Trail in 35 days. It’s a lot of fun, come and try it!

After a couple of preliminary easy days the tour gets harder. You need previous experience on alpine trails, an aptitude for long days on foot in high mountains (although never very fast), and a smile for when things don’t quite work out as you expected. We will go to over 4000m on 5 occasions, and you will sleep one night at 4140m, wild camping. Pre-acclimatisation or experience of altitude is recommended. If you are finding things difficult we have various options for an early exit & we’ll look after you until you reach back to Kathmandu.

Most nights you will sleep in comfortable lodges. At Saharsbeni and Lhachhewar you will sleep in very simple homestays with Nepali style food, a good fire and happy company. For one night at Tare Kharka we be alone and sleep out in the open. November is cold & dry – we should only need a good sleeping bag & a foil emergency sack. We will cook a simple meal over a camp fire. A full equipment list & gear recommendations will be sent on booking, but anything required can be bought or rented in Kathmandu.


Recap

Date Mon 25 Nov 2019 (until Mon 02 Dec 2019) Stages 7
Category Fastpacking Altitude 4100m
Website Race website Distance 160 km
Elevation change ~1500m per day Organiser Kora Explore

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