Stage 6 – Samagaon to Samdo

November 17, 2024

Day 9.  Stage 6.

Race from the lake shore of Birendra Tal, near Samagaon to Samdo. The race is preceded by a children's race (to be confirmed the day before). This is the shortest stage, but a change climb and undulations. A smooth grassy valley floor trail, with a steady climb... until the sting in the tail climb to the finish.

But not your run! In 2013 for the first time we organised the Sama mini-marathon, a race through the village for around 50 children from the Samagaon school. Amazing fun! We’ve continued to work with the school since and it is still a lot of fun.

sama school kids race 3
Sama school children before the race…

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Prize giving out of the way, it is time for your run, the shortest day of all but reaching 3800m, so still hard work. First a group photo, and then…

Manaslu birendra tal lake

…a little bit of fun…

Mira Rai Manaslu Birendra Tal

…we’re off!

mira rai manaslu trail race start

So today is a relatively easy day with a chance to run with some speed. The trail climbs only 400m on long gentle slopes with easily runnable trails.

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Maps and data

Date:November 17, 2024
Effort:↔ 7.9 km    530 m    -310 m
Longest ascent:300 m
Longest descent:100 m
Start elevation:3640 m
Finish elevation:3850 m
Max altitude:3850 m
Min altitude:3560 m

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