Stage 7

Tanggye to Chuksang- 23.9 km +1168m -1523m

Tanggye to Chuksang

Stage 7: A long day beginning with crossing of Tanggye Khola and then long steady climb to Paha and then follows a fantastic trail along an exposed ridge top. On this day some of the oddly eroded mountainsides look straight out of Gaudí’s imagination. Worth taking time to peer over the south-east edge of the ridge’s latter sections.

Dhaulagiri (‘white mountain’) and Nilgiri (‘blue mountain’) dominate the horizon as seen below.

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At the end of long ridge-top running, there is a dramatic 800m drop toward the oases of Chuksang and Tetang.

Descent towards Chuksang

Descent towards Chuksang

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Caves above the village of Tangbe

Stage data

A classic high-altitude ridge trail.... running towards Himalayan 8000ers

Metric Imperial
Distance 23.9 km 14.9 mi
Elevation gain/loss ↑ 1168m ↓ 1523m ↑ 3,832ft ↓ 4,997ft
Highpoint 4208m 13,806ft
Biggest climb  821m 2,694ft
Start Finish elevation  3240m→2900m 10,630ft→9,514ft

Elevation Profile

Mustang trail race profile chart

Stage Profile! The first part of the race is on newly made jeep tracks - less wonderful, but fast and steady after the first short climb. We leave the track for a while after the checkpoint, climbing on some shepard's trails, before dropping down past Tangbe (photographed).

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