Travel & stage itinerary

MMTR-2013-full-track imageThis 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.

Japanese version

1, 2, 3Sat, Nov 5thDays 1-3 – Kathmandu (5th arrive, 6th organise, 7th depart to start)
4Tue, Nov 8thStage 1 – Sotikhola to Dhoban22.5km 2080m  -1770m 
5Wed, Nov 9thStage 2 – Dhoban to Deng32.2km 1250m  -440m 
6Thu, Nov 10thStage 3 – Deng – Hinang Gompa27.5km 2130m  -780m 
7Fri, Nov 11thStage 4 – Hinang to Samagaon24km 1550m  -1180m 
8Sat, Nov 12thStage 5 – Samagaun ~ Manaslu Base Camp ~ Samagaun12.7km 1310m  -1310m 
9Sun, Nov 13thStage 6 – Samagaon to Samdo7.9km 530m  -310m 
10Mon, Nov 14thDay 10 – Rest/Walking – Samdo – Tibetan Border – Samdo(20km)1200m ) -1200m 
11Tue, Nov 15thHike / run Samdo to Bimtang via Larkya pass22km 1490m  -1594m 
12Wed, Nov 16thStage 7 – Bimtang to Dharapani22.86km 630m  -2410m 
13Thu, Nov 17thDay 13. Return to Kathmandu (Drive) -2410m 
14Fri, Nov 18thKathmandu departure (14th day!) -2410m 

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