At 7:00AM, the participants will be transferred to the Race start point at Brandy Nallah (Altitude – 4160m), 31km from Sarchu.
After 30min of warmup session, the full and half marathon will start at 8:30AM.
The cruelest day of all is today, starts with the 21 spiraling Gata loops spread over 13km and 500m of elevation gain.
The 14km category will as usual start 7km ahead of Brandy Nallah. Climb for 7km more to reach the 3rd pass on the route Nakeela at an altitude of 4937m.
The 14km and half marathon finishes 1 km ahead of Nakeela. The runners will be transferred to campsite at Pang, 33km ahead.
The full marathon runners will go down till Bhisky nallah and then again climb Lachungla at an altitude of 5053m.
The climb from Gata Loops through Nakee La and finally to Lachulung La is probably the most torturous one on the whole route.
After coming to Nakee La the runner might try to seek respite and hope for a descend, but going gets tougher when one has to climb another 7km to reach Lachulung La.
The next 9km after Lachungla is flanked by mountain ranges on both sides featuring some stunning sand and natural rock formations.
The full marathon finishes 12km before Pang and from where the runners will be transferred to campsite.
Pang - Morey Plains - Debring
Stage 4 | Morey Plains | Altitude -4760m
At 7:30AM, the participants will be transferred to the Race start point at Morey Plains (Altitude – 4760m), 7km from Pang.
After 30min of warmup session, all 3 categories will start at 8:30AM.
Morey plains are astonishingly flat with hills flanking from either side, spanning for about 45km with an average elevation of 4700m. The road through Morey plains is one of the most striking geographical features one will encounter on this road.
One might chance upon meeting people who are still leading a tough nomadic life in this cold desert.
One might feel for it to be an easy day due to its flat terrain, but don’t get your hopes high. The cold breeze and high altitude will make it an equally tough day.
The runners will be transferred to campsite after finishing respective categories. The full marathon finish in Debring next to the camping site.
We will camp at Debring (altitude – 4700m) for the day.
Debring - TanglangLa - Rumtse - Leh
Stage 5 | TanglangLa | Altitude -5333m
At 7:30AM, the participants will be transferred to the Race start line at an altitude of 4767m, 7km ahead of campsite.
After a 30min warmup session the full and half marathon will start at 8:30AM.
The half and full marathon participants will climb for 14km with an elevation gain of 654m to reach the highest pass on the route Tanglangla at an altitude of 5333m.
Tanglangla is also known for being the world’s second highest motorable pass.
The 14km category will start 7km ahead of the main start point reducing the elevation gain to 468m in 7.2km.
Being the highest point on the route, the air will be thin making it even more difficult to breathe.
The 2 categories finishes 7kms ahead of Tanglangla and than transferred to the finish line.
The full marathon participants will continue their downhill run till Rumtse, where the misery finally ends.
The runners than will be transferred to Leh in vehicles, the final 65km journey.