Stage 5

Lo Manthang to Yara- 16 km +650m -835m

Lo Manthang to Yara

Stage 5: Leaving Lo Manthang, the trail steadily climbs two small passes before plunging through a spectacular canyon to Dhi village.

Leaving Dhi, we continue along the river bed to the finish in Yara. The cliffs opposite Yara are famous for good reason.

In the afternoon, a short hike to a cave is an option. Tashi Kabum, a not easily accessible cave housing a beautiful stupa and some paintings in Pala idiom. Possibility of fossil hunting in the riverbed below the cave.

lizzy hawker in tashi kabum cave

Overnight in small tea-house.

Trail Lo Manthang to Yara at Mustang Trail Race
The Asian Grand Canyon

Stage data

This short initial stage will test your acclimatisation!

Metric Imperial
Distance 16 km 9.9 mi
Elevation gain/loss ↑ 650m ↓ 835m ↑ 2,133ft ↓ 2,740ft
Highpoint 4077m 13,376ft
Biggest climb  228m 748ft
Start Finish elevation  3820m→3608m 12,533ft→11,837ft

Elevation Profile

Profile chart for Mustang Trail Race stage 5

Stage Profile! A fast course with a slow, hot finish. The fit will find a lot to run, then enjoy an awesome descent which fills shoes with sand. After crossing a river, then a steady riverbed climb to the finish.

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