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Saturday 16th March

Stupa to Stupa

A 54 km trail race & mega hiking challenge to finish within 12 hours.

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RACE DATA

Distance Elevation No. runners Start time Final cutoff Aid stations
52.7 km +~2700mm 50 6am 6pm 5 + finish
% Asphalt % Track % Trail Best male time Best female time
5 20 75 6h 30' 7h 00'

Maps

CHECKPOINTS, CLOSING TIME AND AID STATIONS

Check points KM Altitude Cutoff time Type of supplies* Drop out possible?
1. Jamacho - water after summit7.3km (7.3km)-m- Walk back to ring road, taxi home. 
Mudkhu19.9km (12.6km)-m10:30   Yes, take local bus to Kathmandu. 
Tinpiple (shops only)22.9km (3.0km)-m- Take local bus to KTM. No checkpoint, shops here. 
No checkpoint, shops here.
Gurje Bhanjyang31.1km (8.2km)-m13:00 Inconvenient! Some local transport. 
Danda Gaon36.6km (5.5km)-m14:00    3km walk to bus stop, possible local bus 
Nagi Gompa44.9km (8.3km)-m-  3km walk to bus stop in Budhanilkantha 
Finish54.9km (10.0km)1345m19:00      Finish 

Route description

The course is around 53 km and at a steady 5 km/h walking pace it can be completed inside 12 hours. Check the results for timings.

The route is well marked with orange or pink fluorescent ribbons.

Route point by point. 

  • Start 6am at Swayambu Stupa.
  • Then the toughest and only serious climb of the day to the Jamacho Stupa
  • Then there is the long downhill through the Nagarjun Jungle.
  • Follow the ridge from Mudkhu to Tinpiple.
  • Then climb Tarkeshwor Mandir saying hello to the Sadhu living there.
  • Continue here to pass the army camp and to Gurje Bhanjyang. There is a water tap here.
  • Continue on jeep road to Dandagaon
  • Continue to Nagi Gumba, first on a small foot trail, then jeep road.
  • From Nagi, all downhill on the ridge to Kopan Gumba.
  • The last 2km are going to be stinky running with traffic on small roads. Hold your breath.
    Arrive at Bouddha Stupa.
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