5th Everest Lafuma Sky Race
28th October 2011 – 14th November 2011
A 200 km trail running race in Kumbu – Himalayas, Nepal
Organizer : Philippe Gatta
The Everest Lafuma Sky Race is probably one of the nicest mountain trail running races in the world. It takes place in the Khumbu in Nepal, along very famous 8000 meters; Cho Oyu (8153 m), Lhoste (8501 m), Lhoste Shar (8383 m), Makalu (8475 m) and Mt. Everest (8850 m).
Bruno Poirier, who created the Annapurna Mandala Trail and the Himal Race, also created the Everest Sky Race. The organization of the race is provided by Base Camp Trek & Expeditions.
The trail of this third edition has been scouted 2006 by Yves Détry, Dominique Bergar and Philippe Pias. It crossed several passes and summits among which ; Nangpal Gotaye (5790 m), Renjo La (5340 m), Gokyo Ri (5350) and Cho La (5420 m). The trail also goes to fantastic places like the Mt. Everest Base Camp (5370 m), Kala Patthar (5540 m), Chhukung La (5130 m), the Gokyo Lakes (4720 m), Gyazumba Tso (5150 m) and the Ama Dablam (4700 m) base camp.
The total distance of the race is 200 km (125 miles) and 11 000 meters (36,090 feet) of climb, in 10 stages.
Cost is 3,000 Euros including flight from France-Nepal.