Run through the mesmerising Nepalese foothills with the mountains as your backdrop, and immerse yourself in the local culture of Nepal. This is a self sufficient race until the end of Day five, you will be carrying all your own food and kit so choose wisely!
Your adventure starts with an early morning visit to the World Heritage Site of the Monkey Temple or Swayambhunath in the west of Kathmandu City. Here you will warm up with the locals before returning to the hotel for breakfast and the bus ride to Sanku.
The historic ancient town of Sanku in the north eastern corner of Kathmandu valley, will be our starting point for the epic journey through the spectacular Nepalese foothills. Following jeep tracks cut in to the hillsides, incredible tree covered hills and breathtaking drops, your journey will take you through a diverse mixture of towns and villages and into areas that tourists don’t normally get to see. Expect a warm welcome and some jaw dropping temples and holy sites. Panoramas of lush vegetation and snow-capped peaks in the distance are more than worth the challenging ascents!
Staying in pre prepared campsites for the first 3 nights, and then the relative luxury of the village bunk house/tents on nights 4 and 5. On the morning of day 5, you will be awoken by the sound of the chanting monk who will be blessing the mountains and the runners – you will be itching to complete the challenge of the final day before the traditional evening meal, cooked by the local ladies in the village.
Throughout your adventure you will be taken care of by our fantastic local race manager and his team who literally know the area like the back of their hands. This challenge will give you an incredible insight into the Nepalese culture.
We’ll finish with a short down hill walk to the bus and some time to explore Kathmandu before our farewell meal − the perfect end after an epic adventure!
We are taking only a small team with us from England and equipment (trackers) that we can’t source within the country – everything else is bought locally and we are paying our local team well so we giveback to Nepal in a positive way.
Price for 2024 – £350 initial deposit (non refundable) one payment of £425 due by 31st July, one payment of £450 due by the 31st August and one payment of £450 due by the 30th September – Total Payable – £1650
Arrive in Kathmandu by 26th November 2023. Event starts 27th November 2023 until 2nd December 2023
£299 Initial deposit (non refundable) payable on booking.
3 Payments of £400
Due by 31st July 2023/31st August 2023/30th September 2023 – Total payable £1499
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Capital to Country is a multi day Ultra Marathon starting on the edge of the ancient Nepalese capital Kathmandu and winding its way through the foothills to Lama Village for the final stage. The terrain will be a mix of roads, jeep trails and challenging off road paths
We will email you to confirm that it is safe to book your flight. Naturally holding an event in a different country requires some pre-race checks! Please book your flights to arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (KTM) no later than the 26th November 2023. we recommend searching for flights through Skyscanner. Once you have booked your flight please let us know the flight number an arrival time. It is a 20 minute journey from the airport to the hotel.
You will arrive at the Hotel Moonlight by the 26th November.
Day one (27th November) – an early start and a 30 minute walk to the Monkey Temple to watch the sun rise and warm up for the next few days running with the locals. After walking back to the hotel we will have breakfast, carryout the kit check, say good bye to our suitcases and get on the bus to the start, a 40 minute drive to Sankhu. The race starts with stage one approx. 25 miles to Kasibanjayang – camp overnight
Day Two (28th November) 25 miles via the Dhuikhel view point to Bhukundebesi – camp overnight
Day Three (29th November) Bhukundebesi to Mukpatar approx. 27 miles – camp overnight
Day Four (30th November) Mukpatar to Manegaun Village (the Lama home) approx. 24 miles – rooms in the bunk house or tent and a flushing toilet!
Day Five (1st December ) the Lama Trail Marathon approx. 27 miles in a loop around the village – rooms in the bunk house or tent. End of event traditional Nepalese party .
Day Six (2nd December) – Breakfast cooked by our Nepalese hosts followed by a downhill walk to the bus pickup point and the drive back to Kathmandu to be reunited at the Hotel Moonlight with your real clothes! The day is then your own to explore the city , visit The Garden of Dreams and then our farewell meal and prize giving.
Day Seven (3rd December) – fly home or extend your trip to further explore this amazing country
The course will be marked by our experienced local team. You will have an electronic tracker so we can monitor your progress
We will provide water at a number of places during each stage and hot water at each overnight stop for your food.
For the event we will have a local medical team who will assist with any basic needs. You must have medical insurance to cover any serious issues and helicopter evacuation back to Kathmandu. Once this is booked you must provide a copy of your insurance and the emergency contact number they have provided.
Due to the strenuous physical demands of a multi day ultra marathon event Capital to Country is restricted to competitors over 18 years of age only.
Your stay at the Hotel Moonlight on the nights of the 26th November and 2nd December based on two sharing are included in the cost of the event .
The Geo Tracks GPS Tracker is lightweight and easily fits in a small pocket in your rucksack. Your family and friends can track your progress in real-time and you can use the Geo Tracks app combined with the tracker as an accurate tool for navigation during the event. The Event can be followed using the web link or via the app which can be purchased prior to the event for Apple or for Android. When opening the web link please click on start times and this will display a list of bib numbers (they are sorted alphabetically by surname). The GPS Tracking units upload your position every 10 seconds to the live view tracking map and are accurate to 5 metres. To find out more please visit the Geo Tracks website.