Ladakh Marathon and Ultra series

 Himalayan adventures…always challenging, always unique…and running at altitude………well that was new for him.

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Our Ladakh running expeditions are dedicated to those with a passion for Himalayan culture, they offer the best experience available with multi-activity options throughout. Our experienced team of over 20 years have made Ladakh and the Tibetan culture a second home. Due to the altitude, we build up the adventure with slow small treks, and runs and the final few days are the routes/race you choose.

Participants can choose to enter any of the events listed

*28 Aug Arrive in Leh, airport collection, hotel drop and acclimatisation

29 Aug Local sightseeing, local customs
30 Aug Local explore/short city run
31 Aug Journey over the highest motor road in the world, Stay in Nubra resort accommodation, culture tour, local run/hike for those interested
1Sept Long run (own choice) with hot tub to finish
2 Sept Return to Leh
3 Sept Day rafting option and culture tour

4 Sept Sham homestay and run/trek
5 Sept rest in Leh
6 Sept rest in Leh

7 Sept through to 10 Sept is race day for the group

11 tea and cake

12 personal onward travel/flights


Ladakh Marathon is a unique opportunity for runners to run with local Ladakhis through an ancient Buddhist kingdom grappling with today’s rapid changes. The historic capital of Leh, the stunning vistas as you cross the Indus River and the dramatic climb up to the Khardung La from Nubra will leave you with lifelong memories and a chance to say you ran Ladakh, the world’s highest marathon. It is an annual event that takes place in LEH during the month of September. Being certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), it has put the event on the global marathon calendar.


The half marathon takes you through the town of Leh and its outskirts and includes a loop that starts and ends at the NDS Memorial Stadium grounds. If you are not ready for the full marathon why not give this run a shot and then come back next year for the big race!


The Ladakh Full Marathon is the world’s highest AIMS-IAAF certified marathon. The picturesque landscape of the sandy horizon and clear blue skies, accompanied by views of the monasteries, makes it a memorable run. If you are a serious long distance runner this is one course you will want under your belt and be talking about for a long time to come.


This is a race for the elite runner who wants to push the limits of endurance. It starts in the scenic Khardung village and then goes uphill all the way to the Khardung La pass, making it the world’s highest ultra marathon that reaches an ultimate height of 5370 m. You race on the world’s highest motorable road past summer yak pastures and stunning views of the East Karakoram mountains of Ladakh. The good thing is that once you reach the pass, it’s all downhill from there to Leh….where cake awaits!

Cost person £1625

Price includes Accommodation in a homestay/resort or hotel on a shared basis. All Permits for areas visited guide and a full support team. Race support.

Not include: Personal equipment, Personal Insurance including Helicopter evacuation if needed, bar bill, Bottle water, Personal expenses such as internet, international flight/visa, due to various races available price doesn’t include race entry.

*All meals are included in all homestay/resort options

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