The Ladakh Marathon (42.1 KM.) is the world’s highest marathon. 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.


Race Details

DATE September 13, 2015
TIME 6:00 am start – Shanti Stupa
COST Registration Fee:

  • Rs. 1000 for Ladakh residents
  • Rs. 2500 for Indian residents who live outside Ladakh
  • US$50 for runners from outside India
  • Rs. 1800 for Veterans

Course Description

The 42.1 km. course veers west to Changspa, loosing elevation as one proceeds towards the Army Officer’s mess and Army general hospital and the Leh Airport. Runners then go past the Hall of fame from where the race heads for Spituk gompa, passing through the village of Spituk crossing the mighty river Indus. After this, the race passes the village of Palam, where pretty fields of barley welcome you. Then the run takes you past another pretty village named Chushot. From here we get magnificent views of the Stok range and the Indus valley. Heading south towards Shey we take a loop just before the Shashi Bridge at Chushot. Passing through the village of Chushot, the course is lined with Willow and Poplar trees as we continue to the village of Choglamsar where we again cross the River Indus. From here the course gradually ascends and passes the summer residence of H.H. The XIV Dalai Lama and the Mahabodhi campus. After this the final 2km run is on the Leh-Manali highway before finishing at the Ladakh Public School

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