Calling all adventure seekers
Are a trail runner looking for a new adventure? Or an experienced hiker who like to travel fast and ultra light? We organize small groups of active people who want to get way off the beaten path in the Himalaya.
Come adventure with us
You can trust our years of experience helping people safely explore high altitudes. Let us safely handle all of the logistics so you can focus on making lifetime memories. Our fastpacks are 10-12 days long and include safe acclimatization schedules, experienced guides and risk management strategies. Travel at your own pace with a mixture of walking, power hiking, and running if the spirit moves you. Travel with only the bare essentials so that we don’t have to rely on porters or pack-animals to carry our gear. Read more ‘Why Himalayan Adventure Labs?’
You can count on us
Dolpa to Jomsom Traverse **NEW** (Proposed date March 14th – 28th, 2020) Join us on our exploratory trip across the Himalayas! We will traversing from Dolpa to Jomsom. We are gathering interest for this trip and will post more details by November 15. All numbers are tentative. Days: ~15 days, including arrival; briefing day in Kathmandu and departure; Max participants: 5. Early bird price: ~$3,100 all-inclusive. Lead Guide: Sudeep Kandel (Nepal) and Seth Wolpin (US). Register your interest by writing to us at email@example.com We will send you updates on registration and other details as soon as we finalise trip details.
Annapurna Circuit – ‘Wild Honey’ Variation (April 18 – May 3, 2020) Join us as we explore a village where they harvest wild honey! The numbers: 16 days including arrival; briefing day in Kathmandu and departure; 10.5 days moving forward on trail; 2 acclimatization days. Total distance: 228k/142.6miles, Gain: 11,846m/38,863ft, Loss: 11,282m/37,013ft, Max Elevation: 5,405m, 17,728ft. Max participants: 10. Early bird price $2,250 till end of December 2019. $2,400 in 2020. All inclusive with $250 deposit through your ultrasignup registration (the rest due within 30 days). Read more or register via Ultrasignup!
Manaslu Circuit (Tsum Valley Variation) **NEW** (Proposed date May 9th – 24th 2020) Join us on one of our newest fastpacks, where we go around Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres. We will also less visited Tsum Valley and overlap part of Annapurna Circuit. All numbers are tentative. Days: ~17 days, including arrival; briefing day in Kathmandu and departure; Max participants: 10. Early bird price $2,700 till end of December 2019. $2,900 in 2020. Register your interest by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org We will send you updates on registration and other details as soon as we finalise trip details.
Langtang Lollipop (May 23rd – June 6th, 2019) It took us three attempts to perfect this route – finally completing it in 2018. This is our hardest route and requires comfort with exposure and experience at high altitude. We start from Kathmandu on foot and return on foot traveling through Shiva Puri National Park, Helambu, Laurebina Pass (4,610m/15,124ft), Gosaikund Sacred Lakes, Langtang Valley, Kanja Pass, and finally returning on the Helambu trail to Kathmandu. The numbers: Distance: 186k/115mi, Total Ascent: 14,198m/46,581ft, Maximum Elevation: 5,130m/16,830ft on Kanja Pass. Maximum Participants: 7. Cost: $2,300 all-inclusive. Read more or register via Ultrasignup!
Annapurna Circuit – ‘Tilicho Lake’ Variation (September 14 – 29, 2020) Join us as we reach Tilicho Lake – considered one of the highest, most beautiful lakes in the world. With this route variation we will also use a different pass to reach western Nepal! The numbers: 16 days including arrival; briefing day in Kathmandu and departure; 10.5 days moving forward on trail; 2 acclimatization days. Total distance: 228k/142.6miles, Gain: 11,846m/38,863ft, Loss: 11,282m/37,013ft, Max Elevation: 5,405m, 17,728ft. Max participants: 10. $2,400 all inclusive. Read more or register via Ultrasignup!
Everest Three Passes (October 13th – 30th 2019. Same date for 2020). Fly into a high altitude airstrip and then travel quick, fast, and self-supported through three passes near the Everest region. Cross massive valley systems using three passes (Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La) Opt for a non-technical climb of Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft). And yes, you can walk to Everest Base Camp if the spirit moves you. Or climb Kala Patar (5550m/18,208ft) for stunning 360 degree panoramas. Total distance: 228k/142.6miles, Gain: 11,846m/38,863ft, Loss: 11,282m/37,013ft, Max Elevation: 5,405m, 17,728ft. Max participants: 10. Early Bird price $2,550 USD all-inclusive. Lead Guide: Sudeep Kandel. Read more or register via Ultrasignup!
Whether you are just starting to think about this kind of trip, or really serious – we can help. Just drop us a note with the form below, or one of these other contact methods.
Feel free to time yourself, but this is not a race.
Go at your own pace and in solitude if you want, or run with the group.
We set up regroup points every morning and carry radios. There are options for all.
We don’t ask porters or mules to carry our loads.
You will need to carry a small pack, but it can be light.
All lodges will have plentiful food and warm blankets.
Have a good mix of hiking and optional running.
We do a lot of fast hiking, usually during the first half of the trip as we are climbing and getting used to the high altitude.
The second half of most trips involve a lot of running once we are over the pass.
You are always welcome to hike.
Include cultural components.
Learn how to cook Dal Bhat.
Practice some Nepali words.
We are always looking for new experiences.
Why race past these opportunities?
We donate 10% of proceeds to a Nepal-based charity.
Nothing can be guaranteed in the Himalaya, but we mitigate our risks.
We have a high altitude physician on call and include multiple comprehensive first aid kits, and satellite phones.
We follow an approved acclimatization schedule.
We contract with an expert weather forecaster whenever we cross a pass.
Reinforce back country skills.
Learn back country navigation including traditional map, compass, and also GPS navigation using your offline phone.
Are all-inclusive in price.
We don’t want you to have to worry about anything once you are in Nepal. We cover your food, lodging, permits, tips, desert, charging, hot showers and much more.