Published on March 22, 2016
Yes the Ultra-Trail Nepal Spring Series is a long way off, but Nepal is a long way to go and we think this is an event – for so many reasons – well worth planning ahead for.
Firstly there are three distances to chose from: 12, 25 and 55km, whilst we wouldn’t personally consider heading out for anything less than an ultra distance, it at least means there’s something for everyone so perhaps a family holiday is in order? The 55km ultra trail begins at 1,400m in Kathmandu and climbs up to 2,500m before descending to 830m, with the finishing point at Batase Village back at 1,800m. This is the kind of rollercoaster ultra that will really challenge the legs (and lungs…)
Just as importantly the Ultra-Trail Nepal is staged for a truly noble cause – all profits raised from the event will go back into the community to assist with the earthquake rebuilding effort. To help bring things home a little (if that’s even necessary) the race trail will run directly through villages that were devastated by the 2015 tragedy.
International ultra running doesn’t come cheap of course but at approximately £170, excluding international flights, you will at least know that the money is going to an excellent home. Full details, including schedule and what’s included for the price, at ultratrailnepal.com