The Himalayan Crossing – True to its name, the route criss-crosses through mountain ranges of The Himalayas, taking you through Kinnaur and Spiti Valleys, before ending on one of the toughest passes on this planet – The Rohtang La. This is one among those races that are tougher, with freezing temps, icy landscapes, brutal climbs, and some very menacing trails that hurt our egos over and over again. The events include 338K and 153K.
Event TypeUltra Marathon
Fee for the multi-day race: $2500/register in the official website.To participate in The Himalayan Crossing you can
- Application dates: Dec 01, 2014 – May 15, 2015
- Last date for payments: May 15, 2015
Course / Route Map
The course starts in Poo and finishes on one of the toughest passes on this planet – The Rohtang La. The route takes the runners through Kinnaur and Spiti Valleys. Terrain has broken path, dusty sections, snow peaks and narrow trails cut in to the side of mountains.
|Stage||Start – End||Distance (kms)||Start/Max Elevation (Meters)||Total Gain/Loss (Meters)||Day||Start time/Cut off|
|1||Poo – Nako||43||2792/3635||+3971||July 27||6am / 8 hours|
|2||Nako – Kaza||113||3609/3941||+1520||July 28||3.30am / 21 hours|
|3||Kaza – Dhankar||32||3897/3951||+420||July 29||1pm / 7 hours|
|4||Kaza – Batal||88||3896/4553||+961||July 30||4am / 20 hours|
|5||Batal -Rohtang Top||65||4536/4554||+968||July 31||4am / 12 hours|
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Expected Race Day Weather
Dipping to freezing temperatures at night. Day time sun beats down mercilessly at this altitude causing dehydration, sun burn and dizzy spells.