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La Ultra - The High

Quick facts

Location Leh, India

Distance Ultra marathon - 55km

About La Ultra - The High

In 72 hours and 333 Km in length, La Ultra – The High takes you over three 17,500 ft +. high mountain passes of Ladakh a massive cold desert, part of The Great Himalayan mountain range in India. The region is as brutal as its is beautiful. It can make you experience 40 degree C heat and take you to Minus 12 C cold in matter of 6 hours. 

Oxygen levels are 50 % of what you breath at sea level. You will touch altitudes of 17,500 feet 3 times in the 333 Km category, 2 times in 222 Km & once in the 111 Km category.

This is redefining the limits of human endurance, mental & physical. Only a few in the world of ultra running dare to take up this challenge. In the past 7 years, 76 runners from 24 different countries have participated and 41 have finished.

You can now also take part in a team relay format. A team of 3 can run the 111 Km distance in 20 hours in a total of 6 stages. This makes 2 stages per runner. 

We have added a shorter category of 55 Km as a 10th anniversary special for next year. Here are the details 

Distance - 55 Kms

Date - 19th Aug, 8:00 Am start

Time Limit - 11 hrs 

Reg. Fee - Rs. 8,000 (+ 5 % GST)

Qualifying criteria - Should have done a marathon between Jan-May 2019

Distances

111 Km

  • 111km

111km

  • 111km

222 Km

  • 222km

333 Km

  • 333km

55km

  • 55km

Practicalities

Accommodation

2 nights before the race start in Nubra Valley, Ladakh. Acclimatization time accommodation can be added to the package if requested. 

After Race Services

Drop back to the finish line. Post race ceremony & dinner.

Age Limit

Minimum 17 years, no upper age limit.

Aid Stations

Mobile AID stations every 5-6 Kms.

Award Medals

Trophies

Maximum Time

20 hours

Provided Photo Service

By Race team photographers.

Qualifications

A full marathon

Race Kit Includes

All race merchandise. 

Timing

Manually timed. 

Transport

During the race transportation by race organizers. 

La Ultra - The High Route Map

La Ultra - The High Route Map

Start:

Karakoram Range in Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley, 194401

Finish:

Morey Plains

Leh

Difficulty

extreme

Overview

The race begins at the base of the Karakoram Range in Nubra Valley, moves towards the mighty Indus river after crossing Khardung La (highest motor-able road in the world at 18,380 feet). Finish line is set in Morey Plains, an elevated stretch of land at 15,500 ft, that marks the beginning of Changtang plateau. You reach here only after crossing two more 17,500 ft + passes in the Ladakh range, Wari La & Tanglang La.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.