Trail Notes

If you have something to share, please feel free to contact us or use the comment box further below. We are happy to provide answers to your questions posted in our forums,  and to also help with your personal trip, assisting with permits and logistics whether on the trail or in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Trails

  • Stuck in Kathmandu and itching for an adventure?
    • Hit some trails on the Kathmandu Valley Rim! We love the northern part (Shiva Puri) but it is good in any direction. We have put together a guide and GPX tracks for the entire circuit based on HAL co-founder Seth Wolpin’s continuous push around the circuit in 2015.
    • Run some laps in the queen’s garden behind Hotel Shangri-la
  • Race: Our friends at Trail Running Nepal offer some great races and have full listings for Mira Rai’s Kathmandu Ultra Trail Race Series.
  • Social Runs:

 Misc Trails/Routes

  • Great Himalayan Trail: We have personal experience thru-hiking the GHT in Nepal, crossing all five technical passes. We are compiling our data here, including the most complete GPS tracks available.
  • Annapurna Circuit:  Amazing trails still encircle the Annapurna Range. We have carefully explored and mapped incredible alternative trails to the jeep track and rarely see other trekkers on much of the circuit. Check out our Annapurna Fast Pack page and let us know if you have any questions. We know the circuit better than just about anyone – We set the FKT on the circuit (2014) in just over 72 hours and we are constantly exploring more and more side trail.
  • Langtang Circuit: The elusive goal for us has been a lollipop route starting and leaving on foot and crossing Laurabina Pass on the northbound loop, dropping through the sacred Gosiakund Lakes and traversing east up the Langtang Valley before returning south to Kathmandu via the remote Kanja Pass. We will get this done. Langtang Fast Pack 2018 | Langtang Trip Report 2017


Rebuilding in Langtang
Rebuilding in Langtang