Great Tibetan Marathon welcome you to explore the amazing race, set in one of the worlds highest mountain ranges, amidst a landscape of unparalleled beauty, history and unique culture. Set in the Trans-Himalayan backdrop of staggering proportions, the marathon offers an exceptional running experience. Lo-cated within the political boundaries of India, Ladakh – the western most province on the Tibetan Plateau is also the only place other than Bhutan that has Buddhism as a living religion. Running the distance of your choice at an average altitude of 3600mts (11,800 ft.), the Great Tibetan Marathon is undoubtedly a challenge of a lifetime.
Website: Great Tibetan Marathon | July, 2011 (cancelled)
- Half Marathon
You can register on the official website of Great Tibetan Marathon. The run is limited to 250 places only on a first come first basis.
Course / Route Map
The Great Tibetan Marathon starts from the Hemis Gompa (monestary), From the Gompa a series of twists and turns takes you down through the small village below the monestary. After approx. 4.7 km the route reaches the road that will take you through the Indus Valley towards Leh and Spituk Gompa. Take a left by the sign and the marshall – a few meters of dirt track leads on to the road running along the valley. We will be following this road for approximately 12 km. By the 25 km sign the route turns right and leaves the surfaced road. A dirt road leads towards the center of the valley and into the village of Chushod Shabma. The start of The Great Tibetan Half Marathon will take place on this section just after Chusod Shabma. Starting from Chusod Shabma the route leads through a string of villages over the next 12 kms. After passing the 14 km sign the route will be passing a large prayer wheel on righthand side of the road, and shortly hereafter by the 12 km sign a large mosque. As the road leaves the village we leave the road. A sharp turn right takes us on to an unsealed road parallel to the course of the river. The route will be following this road for the next approx. 4 km. Runners have now reached the starting point of the 10K distance. By the 8 km sign we reach Palam Medical Center on the left-hand side. At the medical-center the route turns right and follows a narrow path between walls seperating the fields. Having passed below the Gompa we reach the limits of the village. The route follows the passage, which gradually widens and leads on to a proper road. Now we should be able to hear the tones of traditional Ladakhi music. The finishing line is only a few hundred meters away.
Results of past runs for all runners are available at Great Tibetan Marathon results Page.
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