Travel & stage itinerary
This is the itinerary for the race and the days before and after, with the Google Earth tracks and distances. The height changes may be less than shown due to inaccuracies of GPS spot heights recorded at the bottoms of river gorges.
Click the image to the right for a Google Earth file of the route for 2018. Specific days’ routes are given below in the list.
|1, 2, 3||Fri, Nov 5th||Days 1-3 – Kathmandu (5th arrive, 6th organise, 7th depart to start)|
|4||Tue, Nov 8th||Stage 1 – Sotikhola to Dhoban||22.5km||2080m||-1770m|
|5||Tue, Nov 9th||Stage 2 – Dhoban to Deng||32.2km||1250m||-440m|
|6||Thu, Nov 10th||Stage 3 – Deng – Hinang Gompa||27.5km||2130m||-780m|
|7||Thu, Nov 11th||Stage 4 – Hinang to Samagaon||24km||1550m||-1180m|
|8||Fri, Nov 12th||Stage 5 – Samagaun ~ Manaslu Base Camp ~ Samagaun||12.7km||1310m||-1310m|
|9||Sat, Nov 13th||Stage 6 – Samagaon to Samdo||7.9km||530m||-310m|
|10||Sun, Nov 14th||Day 10 – Rest/Walking – Samdo – Tibetan Border – Samdo||(20km)||( 1200m )||-1200m|
|11||Mon, Nov 15th||Hike / run Samdo to Bimtang via Larkya pass||22km||1490m||-1594m|
|12||Tue, Nov 16th||Stage 7 – Bimtang to Dharapani||22.86km||630m||-2410m|
|13||Wed, Nov 17th||Day 13. Return to Kathmandu (Drive)||-2410m|
|14||Thu, Nov 18th||Kathmandu departure (14th day!)||-2410m|