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The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best all round tea-house hike in Nepal on the Great Himalaya Trail; the new Annapurna Circuit. No camping needed.

Manaslu Ultratrail: Trail des 3 vallées au Népal

Bear with us trekkers! Here is something for trail runners. Next April, the legendary Dawa Dachhiri Sherpa is organising a 12 stage trail race from Kathmandu, passing Gosaikund on the Langtang/Helambu circuit, heading west through Tamang Heritage Trail country and then onto the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route proper.

The route crosses passes including 4600m Laurebina La and the 5135m Larkya La close to Manaslu. The route begins at the famous Bodnath Stupa in Bouddha Kathmandu. Participants can expect an average daily race length of 34km with about 1000m climb.

Programme :

  • Etape 1 : Kathmandu (Bouddha Nath), 1400 m – Gul Banjiang Galphu, 2130 m, 33 km
  • Etape 2 : Gul Banjiang Galphu, 2130 m – Tharepati Pass, 3690 m, 25 km
  • Etape 3 : Tharepati Pass, 3690 m – Laurebina Pass, 4610 m – Syabru Bensi, 1510 m, 36 km
  • Etape 4 : Syabru Bensi, 1510 m – Somdang, 3258 m – Entrée dans la région du Ganesh Himal, 34 km
  • Etape 5 : Somdang, 3258 m – Pangsang Pass, 3830 m – Lapagaon, 2020 m, 38 km
  • Etape 6 : Lapagaon, 2020 m – Dobhan, 1070 m – Entrée sur le Tour du Manaslu, 41 km
  • Etape 7 : Dobhan, 1070 m – Namrung, 2610 m, 40 km
  • Etape 8 : Namrung, 2610 m – Samdo, 3690 m, 35 km
  • Etape 9 : REST DAY – journée de repos à Samdo, 3690 m
  • Etape 10 : Samdo, 3690 m – Larkya Pass, 5100 m – Bhimtang, 3720 m – Larkya Pass : highest point / point culminant de la course, 36 km
  • Etape 11 : Bhimtang, 3720 m – Tal, 1700m – Entrée sur le Tour des Annapurnas, 38 km
  • Etape 12 : Tal, 1700m – Besi Sahar, 760 m, 40 km

If you don’t get travel-sick, you can see this route represented on a Google Earth fly-through. It’s a bit hard to grasp where you are at any moment, but shows the terrain quite well!

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