Event Category: Ultra
‘It is supposed to be hard; the hard is what makes it great!\’
Extreme temperatures to test you.
A cold desert as your playground.
Himalayan rivers and streams to keep you company.
High altitude passes to challenge your grit.
Bare mountain faces and blue skies to mesmerize you.
Thinner air to make your lungs gasp.
And some love for the open road!,
Run the entire 480km distance from Manali to Leh on the toughest & the highest highway in the world.
Manali – Leh highway is considered and is one of the toughest highway around the world because of the high altitude and harsh weather. The highway is closed & covered in Snow for almost six months, opens in the month June and closes in Oct. The average altitude is higher than 4000m & Oxygen levels dip to 40-60% on passes. Running in such conditions is not an easier task and would need serious training.
Covering the entire 480km on foot at such high altitude is definitely not for the weak of will!
Cutoff Time: 120 hours
Runner should have taken part in and completed a race with distance of at least 100miles in non-stop category from Sept 2018 to May 2019.
Day 1: Arrive in Manali; Route introduction, race briefing & bib distribution
Day 2: Solang Valley: Acclimatization day – Trek to Bakkartaach (Altitude 3350m)
Day 3: Solang Valley: Race flags-off from Mall road, Manali at 08:00pm at night
Day 4-8: Race Days – Rest in intermideate campsites after every 70km
Day 8: Finish in Leh; Prize ceremony & Post race party
Day 9: Breakfast & Checkout
NOTE: For complete route details and elevation map log on to: http://www.thehellrace.com/hell-ultra/
What is Included?
Local Transport during the run.
Accommodation & Meals in Solang Valley (3 night)
Accommodation & Meals during run (5 Days & 4 Nights)
Accommodation & Meals in Leh (2 days & 1 night)
Post Race Party in Leh
T-Shirts, Certificates & Trophy.
Transfer from Hotel/Camp to Race Start Point.
Stationary and Mobile Aid Stations providing water/hydration and medical support
Transport from finish point to Hotel/Camp
Mobile expert medical care throughout the route.
Transport To Manali and from Leh.
Any other thing not mentioned in inclusions.
NB: The area in which this event takes place is extremely remote with few or no medical facilities. In the event of an emergency it may be necessary to evacuate an injured or seriously ill competitor by Ambulance. It is a condition of entry that all competitors have suitable insurance covering them for taking part in this event. Any competitor without the necessary insurance will not be allowed to take part.
All competitors shall be required to sign a personal liability waiver in order to participate in the run.
- Date: 15th June, 2019
- Time: 11:00 am onwards
- Venue: Leh Manali Highway, Tibetan Colony, Mall Road, Manali
- Distances: 480K