Race information 2023

Registration will be held in or near the Freedom Adventure Treks office at Hallenchowk. Drop in anytime for any questions & help.


Times are tentative – to be confirmed.

Wednesday 22nd March

Race registration from 11 am to 7 pm. Location map.

Thursday 23rd March

Race registration from 11 am to 7 pm. Location map.

Friday 24th March

GTS Annapurna Trail Marathon 42 km

Provisional start time 6:40am. Shuttle buses will depart from Pokhara Lakeside around 04:40 to reach the start. Logistics will be finalised in March 2019.

First finisher anticipated from 11:00am

Buses for 55 km & 100 km to Dhampus* start. 

Bus #1 departure – 14:00 TBC
Bus #2 departure- 15:00 TBC
Bus #3 departure- 17:00 TBC
Bus #4 departure- 19:00 TBC for exceptional late arrivals in Pokhara

We book all the teahouses / hotels in Dhampus and can assign you with your friends to a room on sharing basis.

Saturday 25th March

03:00 – 100 km & 55 km report to start. Breakfast items available including porridge, banana, cookies, noodle soup.
04:00 – Start

16:00 – 55 km prize giving in Dhampus
18:00 – 100 km prize giving in Pokhara

Sunday 26th March

06:00 – 100 km last checkpoint closes
07:30 – 50 km departure from Dhampus to Pokhara Lakeside, arrive ~09:00
12:00 – Pokhara informal lunch gathering at a lakeside location TBA.

Entry fees

The trail is in places small and technical and accommodation in the race village is limited.

Entry quotas:

  • 42 km = 150 bibs,
  • 55 km = 120 bibs,
  • 100 km = 60 bibs.

The race registration fee is given here which includes:

  1. Race entry
  2. Annapurna Conservation Area permit is Rs 2260 (approximately $US 23 / €18)
  3. TIMS trekking permit (approximately $US 11 / €9)
  4. Quality race t-shirt
  5. Finishers medal
  6. Certificate of participation (collectable at the finish line only)
  7. Bus transportation to 55 km and 100 km (Dhampus) start, and return drop for 42 km and 55 km races at Pokhara Lakeside (Hallanchowk).
  8. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for female and male categories in 100 km and 50 km.
  9. Water Points with mineral water, bananas, black tea, veg noodle soup, salted biscuits, coke/fanta,
  10. Drop bag facility for 100 km course (@ 60 km – but not at 20 km)
  11. Recovery meal at the finish point (42 km & 55 km: Dhampus, 100 km: Pokhara)
  12. Medical support with NOLS qualified Wilderness First Aid Responders from Himalayan Medics.
  13. Finisher bag delivered to finish hotels

Part of your entry fee subsidizes young Nepali runners to come and compete (travelling as many as two days to reach Pokhara) and (subject to budget) prize money.

Saturday evening return from the finish: If you wish to return Saturday evening after your 55 km finish, then private jeep transport can be arranged. The 1 to 1.5 hour jeep journey is $10 per head and must be reserved in advance. More information available nearer the time.


Limited numbers of supporters can also come with you and stay at the start/finish in Dhampus.


Tiny* cash prizes will be given for the 55 km and 100 km top 3 finishers male and female. * Subject to our sponsorship arrangements.