Exploring the Kathmandu Valley Rim
Kathmandu is especially beautiful in the winter.
Deep in the gentle dusty chaos of the city, distracted by the multitude of sights, sounds and smells you might be forgiven for not looking up. But when you do you realise that the city is surrounded by a ring of hills rising up to just below 3000m, and beyond to the north the snow covered summits of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.
A network of trails along this ring of hills can be linked together to allow circumnavigation of the entire Kathmandu Valley. It makes for a 100 mile journey with a lot of ascent and descent. “It’s a great adventure,” says Lizzy. She should know setting an FKT on this route in April 2018, after a previous attempt in March 2016. It’s the perfect boost for your winter training or purely a nice experience in itself.
This running tour breaks the journey into manageable stages with time to enjoy the running, the views and the culture. Come and see for yourself! Pair it with Trail Running Nepal‘s iconic Stupa to Stupa Trail Marathon challenge for the ultimate exploration of the Kathmandu hills.
The tour is led by Lizzy Hawker, and is based on a minimum group size of four participants, maximum ten. We’ll also invite one or two young girl Nepali runners to join us. Please email Lizzy for full details and costings.
Cost to be confirmed
Arrive Friday 20th March, depart after breakfast Friday 27th March. The Sunday is a free day for you to rest, read, sleep, revisit the magnificent stupas of Swayambhu or Boudhanath, or explore some other corners of Kathmandu. We can give you some good suggestions! Lizzy will also give an optional yoga lesson / meditation session in Sivananda style should you wish to try that. Additional accommodation before and after the tour can also be arranged.
Cost to be confirmed
Arrive Sunday 22nd March, depart after breakfast Friday 27th March. Or join Monday morning / depart Thursday evening if you are already in Kathmandu.
Additional accommodation before and after the tour can also be arranged. We can suggest some great places to visit in Kathmandu!
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KORA Explore offers several multi-day running camps in 2020 which will provide ideal training for the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, as well as other multi-day or ultramarathon races. In particular these camps on the Kathmandu Valley Rim are a great preparation for these superb races organised by our partner Trail Running Nepal.