HimalayanXtri is an extraordinary extreme triathlon that will take you on a spectacular 222 kilometre journey, including touching the highest point of any triathlon in the world at 4,000 metres… It is Nepal after all! The very words extreme and diverse define this South Asian country. It is home to the great Himalayas and eight of the world’s highest mountains, giant glaciers, subtropical forests and sweeping arid deserts.

It is the birthplace of Buddha and the fiercest Gurkha fighters. You may need the spirit of both to complete this race. HimalayanXtri is not about fastest times. It is about a journey across a dramatic and sometimes breath-taking landscape. You will start with the stillness of a night swim in a sub-tropical lake, a road bike ride with 5,300 metres of overall elevation gain, and a run into the thin air set against the magnificent 8,000 metre Annapurna mountain range.

You will finish the race at a remote homestay village and experience the heart of Nepali hospitality and community. This is a unique journey for every athlete and their crew to share. But never forget, it is seriously extreme. Nothing in Nepal is flat!

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May 06, 2023
The number for participants for the whole event is capped to 100.


Himalayan Xtri
May 06, 2023 (Saturday) - 04:00
  • Swimming
    3.8 kilometers
    Lake Timed

    The 3.8km swim will start at 04.00 at Lake Phewa, Pokhara. Partial night swim and will require wetsuits. The water will be about 15 degrees Celsius.

  • Cycling
    175 kilometers
    5,360 meters
    Extreme Point to Point Road Timed

    175km road bike ride on asphalt. Mostly smooth surface but some rough patches. Overall elevation gain is 5,360m. T1 is at 800m altitude. Highest point is 1,740m.

  • Running
    43 kilometers
    1,740 meters
    Extreme Point to Point Timed Trail

    The 43km run is entirely off-road. T2 starts at 1,740m. Highest point is 4,000m, before a descent to the finish and overnight at a remote homestay village at 1,400m.

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