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Stage 8: Chuksang to Jomsom via Muktinath | 15.1km

Stage summary

Stage 8
Distance 15.1 km (9.4 mi)
Elevation gain/loss ↑ 1184m ↓ 484m (↑ 3,885ft ↓ 1,588ft)
Highpoint 4072m (13,360ft)
Biggest climb 1249m (4,098ft)
Start Finish elevation 2900m→2720m (9,514ft→8,924ft)

Race > Chuksang – Muktinath (optional Lupra (2800m) – Jomsom (2720m))

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Panorama crossing the Gyu La. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in view. Click for full sized panorama.

From Chuksang, there is a long steady climb to the Gyu La (4030m) through the amazing mud and wood village of Tangbe, and there is a stunning view waiting for you from the pass. This is followed by a fast descent on good trails to Muktinath.

A short-ish run but plenty of climb and hard work after this week of high-altitude effort.

There is the option to complete a full loop by running to Jomsom (2-3 hours) or taking a shared taxi back to the hotel. So far, 90% of people have chosen the latter!

Here’s the village on the way:

Mustang (Nepal) : Lupra village from Tonio Nicolazzi on Vimeo.

Stage 8 - Chuksang to Muktinath - 16.29km Stage 8a - (Optional) Muktinath to Jomsom - 18km

Stage by Stage

Day 4, Tue, Apr 18th
Stage 1: Kagbeni to Tsaile
15 km
9.4 m
↑538m ↓316m
↑1,765ft ↓1,037ft
Day 5, Wed, Apr 19th
Stage 2: Tsaile to Ghemi
27.5 km
9.4 m
↑2202m ↓1694m
↑7,224ft ↓5,558ft
Day 6, Thu, Apr 20th
Stage 3: Ghemi to Lo Manthang
21 km
9.4 m
↑1097m ↓849m
↑3,599ft ↓2,785ft
Day 7, Fri, Apr 21st
 Lo Manthang – rest & acclimatisation

9.4 m
↑0m ↓0m
↑0ft ↓0ft
Day 8, Sat, Apr 22nd
Stage 4: Lo Manthang to Konchok Ling
29.1 km
9.4 m
↑1063m ↓1063m
↑3,488ft ↓3,488ft
Day 9, Sun, Apr 23rd
Stage 5: Lo Manthang to Yara
16 km
9.4 m
↑650m ↓835m
↑2,133ft ↓2,740ft
Day 10, Mon, Apr 24th
Stage 6: Yara to Tanggye
18.3 km
9.4 m
↑782m ↓-1312m
↑2,566ft ↓-4,304ft
Day 11, Tue, Apr 25th
Stage 7: Tanggye to Chuksang
23.9 km
9.4 m
↑1168m ↓1523m
↑3,832ft ↓4,997ft
Day 12, Wed, Apr 26th
Stage 8: Chuksang to Jomsom via Muktinath
15.1 km
9.4 m
↑1184m ↓484m
↑3,885ft ↓1,588ft
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