Beautiful undulating single track trails, huge views, cultural interactions, good company, delicious food, sunsets and alpine glow.
Join us for an exploratory and extraordinary journey to the Langtang Valley. We will do a lollipop course with a start and finish in Kathmandu. This fastpack will require that participants have some experience with scrambling as we cross a rarely visited high altitude pass (Kanja La). We will also need to camp in a remote valley to acclimatize before the pass so ultralight shelters, stoves, and sleeping bags required! Dates: Sunday April 9th to Saturday April 22nd, 2017 (includes arrival and departure days)
Nine Stages, Two Acclimatization Days and One Buffer Day. Total Distance: 193k/120mi, Total Ascent: 15,992m/52,467ft, Maximum Elevation: 5,130m/16,830.71ft Complete Land Costs: $1,300 USD.
Annapurna Circuit Fastpack
Travel through beautiful Himalayan landscapes in a part circumnavigation of the tenth biggest mountain in the world. We will travel quick, light, and self-supported while following alternative trails around the circuit, getting way off the beaten path at times. This even will also follow a unique format combining cultural running, small group fastpacking, and self-supported (no porters or mules). It is the perfect introduction to high altitude mountain running in Nepal. Dates: September 16th- Sept 30th, 2017 (includes arrival and departure days).
Ten Stages, Two Acclimatization Days. Total Distance: 228k/142.6mi, Total Gain: 11,846m/38,863ft, Maximum Elevation: 5,405m, 17,728ft. Complete Land Costs: $1,500 USD.
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Co-founded by two adventure geeks
Seth divides his time between Seattle and Kathmandu. He did his first long walk on the Appalachian Trail as a teenager. His passion is the back country, hard slogs, and big mountain views. Seth holds the Fastest Known Time (FKT) Annapurna Circuit in 72 hours (2014) and and has been around the circuit six times. Some of his other adventures include Everest – South Side (2011), solo USA trans-con run (2012), Kilimanjaro High Altitude Circuit Trail FKT (2013), Great Himalaya Trail – Nepal (2014), Kathmandu Valley Rim Trail OKT (2015), Haute Route Pyrenee (2016).
Sudeep is an avid runner and a nature adventurist. He co-founded the Kathmandu Running Club which helps people to get started with running. He has taken part in marathons and ultras in Nepal, India and England. In 2015 he ran the length of Nepal, along with two other friends to support a charity called Sano Prayas which helps orphans go to school. He co-holds the Fastest Known Time with Seth on the Manaslu Circuit (2015) and has co-led the Annapurna Fast Pack for three years.
THESE ARE OUR SKILLS
Cooking dal bhat
Predicting the weather
Card tricks in the evening
Getting temples to open even when they are closed