Hey friends – this is our last call for anyone who wants to join us for an epic fast pack in the Himalaya this December. Registration closes in a week! In order to make this trip possible, we need at least two more trail runners who want to explore the Khumbu region without crowds from December 16th-Jan 3rd. The plan is to fly into the Lukla airstrip from Kathmandu and then travel quick, fast, and self-supported to the Gokyo valley before traversing east using the high altitude Chola and Renjo passes. Members can also do an out and back to Everest Base Camp and bag Kala Patar (a non-technical peak higher than base camp at 18,376 feet with stunning 360 degree panoramas). We expect blue sky days, cold nights in lodges, empty trails, and a lot of fun ringing in the New Years in Kathmandu. We are designing this to break even, any remaining funds will go to the non-profit Wide Open Vistas which helps support a Girls Running Team in Nepal. Let’s make this happen!
The numbers: 18 days. Total Distance: 122k/76mi. Gain: 14,630m/48,000ft, Max elevation: 5,601m/18,376ft, Avg Elevation: 4,130m/13,551ft. Fun: Impossible to quantify. All inclusive land and internal airfare cost: $2,850 (up to 20% discount possible). Max Participants 5.