Who doesn’t love an endurance challenge? We invite you to try your hand at something listed below. Send us a link to your trip report when you are done and we will add you to the finisher list!  The goal for these is usually to move as fast as possible – but safety and fun should come first.

Our Challenges

  • Kathmandu Valley Rim Trail
    • In November 10th, 2018 Jimi Oostrum finished the challenge in 39 hours, supported by a team of trackers Mahesh Dahal and pacers Raj, Simon and Stine Heiselberg. Nice job Jimi! Reported by Richard McCabe.
      Jimi on the trail, photo by Richard McCabe
      • On March 12th, 2018 a group of three (Simon, Jocelyn and Raj Pradhan) completed a circumnavigation of 102 miles in 38 hours.  The effort was reported and followed via the Trailmandu FB group.
      • Lizzy Hawker in March 2016, accompanied for parts but otherwise self-supported. Added some distance to what Seth Wolpin had done prior by going out to closer to Dhulikhel. 35h39m22s.  Proboard Report
      • Seth Wolpin, completed the first continuous, documented push around the KVRT in November, 2015. His attempt was written-up  in the Nepali Times: “Just running around: Two days, 172km and one American university professor.” He was paced for most of last 24 hours but otherwise self-supported in 49:55 hours: Planning Post | Trip Report | Proboard Report. 
  • Annapurna Circuit
    • Start in Besisahar – finish in Naya Pul and follow New Annapurna Trekking Trails.
      • Leuteris Paraskeuas of 2d20h22m (68:22). Solo, self-supported, route unclear except starting/finishing in Besi to Nayapul.  Report on Trail Running Nepal.
      • November, 2017: Women’s Solo Self-Supported FKT: Suzanne (Sunny) Stroeer  in 3 days, 23 hours and 39 minutes. Besisahar to Naya Pul. Details published here.
        • Patricia Franco and Taylor in fall 2016. Pair self-supported from Besi to Nayapul. Went around in ‘four days, fourteen hours, and 45 minutes’  (110:45 hours) Trip Report | Proboard Report
      • Seth Wolpin in 2014 solo self-supported from Besi to Nayapul following New Annapurna Trekking Trails including northern alternative route from Muktinath to Kagbeni: 72:04 hours. Trip Report |Proboard Report
  • Manaslu Circuit
    • Start in Arragat and finish in Besi-Sahar.
      • Pair self-supported Sudeep Kandel and Seth Wolpin 2015, 86:40hrs. Trip Report

Other Challenges/Craziness of Interest

If you know of a cool challenge we should be listing here, please let us know!