• Pokhara, Nepal
  • Nov 7th, 2020
  • 100 race spots available
This race is an XTRI World Tour prospect race


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!

In Nepal we think differently. Are you different?

HimalayanXtri begins our own journey with the inaugural event on 7 November 2020 and is proud to be a prospect race for the XTRI World Tour.

Event course

  • StartFishtail Gate
  • T1Phewa Taal
  • T2Kande
  • FinishLwang


I just enjoy doing the race so much! I’m the most happy when I’m 2-3 hours into the cycle. Then I am just so happy! I'm always singing out loud and I ruin my race, because I push too hard.

Hårek Stranheim, NO

I enjoy most the whole journey, which has its long festive day, where I can push myself a bit further with my team and all of this in astonishing surroundings.

Mikko Lehmuskoski, FI

Surroundings, friendship between teams and your team pushing you forward. Awesome feeling.

Mark Livesey, UK. BIB#97

That an xtri is not only with you on race day but from the moment you have an inkling it might be for you and then for the rest of the day. And I loved the soup on Gaustatoppen.

Thorsten Firlus, NO