Stage 7 – Bimtang to Tilje

November 15, 2023

Day 12.  Stage 7.

Freezing start at Bimtang, with the last views of Manaslu from the east, on a racey, forested downhill to reach the final finish in Tilije.

Last view of Manaslu from Bimtang

A final long day. From the gorgeous flat ground of Bimtang with its mountain views, we plunge along a technical forested trail with a lot of descent. The start is always cold in Bimtang. The place is surrounded by mountains and glaciers – the cold air sinks from the pass you crossed yesterday. The sun arrives around 8:30am but by then you’ll be long gone.

A stage of mainly downhill & oxygen – some supremely runnable trails, through gorgeous forest and a growing, turquoise torrent. The stage used to be longer, but the 18 km allows you to let it rip for the final enjoyable stage and a finish in warm sunlight.

Morning start at Bimtang
Cold start in Bimtang
running manaslu circuit
One of the bridges halfway along the stage
running near tilije
Super nice riverside running, just a few kilometres from the finish.
finisher of the manaslu trail race
Finish!
recuperation of running legs
Recuperation of running legs

— The End —

Almost! When we’ve gathered everyone, we will take jeeps and drive some four or five hours to the evening’s hotel in Besisahar. It’s a long, hard drive (on an impressive but very rough road) but worth it as hot showers and clean linen will await you on arrival.

gateway himalaya hotel besisahar nepal
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Maps and data

Date:November 15, 2023
Effort:↔ 18.2 km    550 m    -1980 m
Longest ascent: m
Longest descent: m
Start elevation:3713 m
Finish elevation:2258 m
Max altitude: m
Min altitude: m

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