Fishtail Race is a fun yet competitive race that takes place in Pokhara valley, Nepal, around the beautiful Phewa Lake. The race aims to combine the grandeur that Pokhara is – a lakeside city below Annapurna range and adorned by Phewa Lake. Surrounded by gorgeous rolling hills all around, Pokhara boasts amazing runable trails that crisscross the entire valley.

Himalayan Trail Running and vonKathmandu Adventures have jointly come up with this race to bring the best of both worlds – stunning views and super trails. We bring our collective strengths to make sure the event is properly organized and meets standards of even the most insatiable runners. Himalayan Trail Running manages some of the toughest and internationally acclaimed races, like Golden World Trail Series, Annapurna 100, Everest 135 and Annapurna Mandala to name just a few. Von Kathmandu Adventures is a fairly new company and organizes smaller, monthly races in Kathmandu valley, called KTM Trail Series.

Combining our knowledge of trails and race organization, we bring you Fishtail Race. Fishtail Race 2020 will take place in April 4th, 2020. Mark your calendars!


Jagan Timilsina

Race Director

A mountaineer and trail runner, Jagan has plenty of achievements under his belt. From climbing Mt. Everest twice to winning a 45-day Grand Himalayan Race across high mountains of Nepal, he is trail-hardened with plenty of knowledge and experience on the trials. Through Himalayan Trial Running and Freedom Adventures, he handles logistics of races like Annapurna 100, Everest 135, Mandala Race and quite a few others. Jagan is also a certified medic and spends most of the monsoon time as a NOLS faculty in the US. Fishtail Race takes place in Jagan’s hometown and backyard – Pokhara.

IT and Graphics

Irfan Khan

Irfan, sometimes referred to as Damu, is no joke when it comes to visuals. Hailing from the gorgeous city of Pokhara, Irfan is an outdoor enthusiast, while his personal story is one that inspires (ask him for details). He has promised to doublecheck the right watermark before putting photos online.

Pranuj Lal Shrestha

Photography and Videography

Rohit Giri

The legendary snake chaser and photographer.

Roshan Giri


Jimi Oostrum

A strong runner with an animated personality, Jimi provides an extensive knowledge of the trails in and around Kathmandu. He is a regular at the Himalayan Hash House Harriers, which – don’t let the name fool you – is a fun weekend run.