Stage 6

Yara to Tanggye- 18.3 km +782m --1312m

Yara to Tanggye

Stage 6: We start the day by walking uphill to Ghara (3800m), where we will make a tea break and continue to the extraordinary cave-complex of Luri Gompa. Luri houses an exquisitely painted stupa and some rare 13th century Pala style images of unorthodox Buddhist masters.

We start the race at the foot of the cave and head down the same route down to Yara and then across the southerly plateau towards our first river-crossing in Mustang – on Damodar Khola known for the abundance of ‘Shaligrams’, the ammonite-fossils –  good luck hunting for them while keeping up your time! Then the trail goes uphill to a ridge and descends to another plateau and on to Tanggye.

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odd landscapes of mustang at Mustang Trail Race
Crazy trails over ancient mudflows

Stage data

This short initial stage will test your acclimatisation!

Metric Imperial
Distance 18.3 km 11.4 mi
Elevation gain/loss ↑ 782m ↓ -1312m ↑ 2,566ft ↓ -4,304ft
Highpoint 3908m 12,822ft
Biggest climb  514m 1,686ft
Start Finish elevation  3608m→3240m 11,837ft→10,630ft

Elevation Profile

Altitude profile chart Mustang Trail stage 6

Stage Profile! Great runners day. After hiking up, we've a sprint down before a short climb to the first pass. Then crossing curious landscapes, a rocky trail drops like a stone to the river crossing. Then mega leg burn climb. Then hand on to the finish.

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