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 has 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.

Combining our knowledge of trails and race organization, we bring you Fishtail Race. Next race is on December 4th, 2021. 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.

Deepak Bhatta

Logistics & Marketing

After graduating from NITK and working in a managerial role in India, Deepak decided to move back to his roots and contribute to society. He is an adventure enthusiast and loves to explore the beautiful lost trails of his homeland. He is often indulged in promoting tourism through activities like cycling, trail running, hiking, mountaineering, kayaking, etc. With his creative mind, he is always working on knitting up new ideas. He finds peace in music and knows quite a lot of instruments. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” rightly fits his beliefs.

Irfan Khan

IT & Graphics

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.