Manuel’s Awesome GHT Adventure!
AN AWESOME ADVENTURE IN THE AREAS WITH GREATER ALTITUDE OF THE PLANET.
The Great Himalaya Trail consists of two routes, high (route that covers the areas where the highest mountains on the planet (Everest, Annapurna, Cho La Pass, Gokio Ri, Thorong La, etc.) and middle cultural route, (valleys, small towns, medium mountain areas, etc.), where contact with the population allows you to enter the cultural roots of the country.
A SPORTS CHALLENGE
The Great Himalaya Trail is produced by We Are Piccadilly and Manuel Ruiz. The documentary narrates the challenge that the Spanish athlete managed to perform alone, without external help, traveling, in the sport of Ultra Trail 2,175 km, in 64 days, crossing entire country of Nepal, which makes him the first Spanish in Get it in these extreme conditions.
“The documentary is narrated practically in first person by Manuel Ruiz, with real images recorded by him, commenting at all times the intrigues, difficulties, emotions and all kinds of sensations in real time, in the place and specific moments during this demanding crossing”.
REAL AND INTIMIST
The documentary is narrated practically in first person by Manuel Ruiz, with real images recorded by him, commenting at all times the intrigues, difficulties, emotions and all kinds of sensations in real time, in the place and specific moments during this demanding crossing, so that it becomes a truthful, sincere and exciting narrative, which moves the viewer realism and honesty through a unique experience.
ALONE AND UNASSISTED
From the first moment Manuel chose to make the journey alone and without any outside help. He chose to carry all the material from the beginning and reduce the load as the kilometers passed. The material he was discarding was donated to the local natives of the areas he passed through.
THE CHALLENGE IN 10 STAGES – 2,175KM. – POSITIVE SLOPE 93,503 METERS
The great path of Nepal divided it into 10 stages, high route and cultural route that was connecting between them, and each one requires an average of 1 to 2 weeks running.
Manuel decided to extend the challenge to achieve a total of 2,175 km, thus managing to cover the entire country. He departed from the eastern border at Chiya Bhanjyang to the western border at Darchula. For this reason, it has become the first Spanish runner to cross the Great Himalayan Trail in a total of 64 days.
During the tour he has faced all kinds of adversities. It has been exposed to stages of 58 km in one day, an attack of leeches, chaining several mountain passes at more than 3,000 meters above sea level, including crossing the Thorong La pass at 5,400 meters above sea level, this being one of the highest in the world. As if that were not enough, he had to make a night route with heavy rains because of the monsoon.
But he was also able to live spectacular experiences, such as enjoying the landscapes of the Solukhumbu park, crossing the skirt of mythical mountains such as the Kanchenjunga or the Makalu, crossing the Annapurna conservation area and even sleeping in the Everest base camp at 5,364 masl. In addition, it has visited sacred places such as Lake Gosaikunda (residence according to the popular culture of the gods Shiva and Gauri) or the temple of Muktinath in honor of the God Vishnu, being the highest temple in the world (3,800 masl).
First stage (Chiya Bhanjyang – Taplejung): 106 km and 6,522 m +.
Second stage (Taplejung – Khandbari): 103 Km and 4,549 m +
Third stage (Khandbari – Namche Bazar): 165 km and 9,970 m +.
Fourth stage (Namche Bazar – Everest Base Camp- Gokio): 76 km and 4,000 m +
Fifth stage (Gokio – Jiri): 170 km and 8,126 m +.
Sixth stage (Jiri – Melamchi): 260 km and 9,610 m +.
Seventh stage (Melamchi – Gorkha): 264 km and 12,101 m +
Eighth stage (Gorkha – Beni): 287 km and 13,935 m +
Ninth stage (Beni – Jumla): 328 km and 14,576 m +
Tenth stage (Jumla – Darchula): 419 km and 10,060 m +
TOTAL: 2,175 km. and Psitive slope 93,503 m + – Negative slope 91,574 m –
Total: Accumulated 185,077 m.
More information about Manuel Ruiz Quilez
TRAIL RUNNING SPAIN
Web Magazine – Information, Journal
Route journal: https://www.trailrunningespana.com/diario-el-gran-sendero-del-himalaya/diario
Challenge achieved: https://www.trailrunningespana.com/reto-el-gran-sendero-himalaya-conseguido/
Manuel Ruiz Quilez
The Great Himalaya Trail: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLzlJ6HSFTc4Vbn3guVMTBw
Manuel Ruiz Quilez: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6msQucBgiPs93FMERoK3SQ