The High 5’s

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  • ‘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!

    The Hell Ultra might appear formidable to some and downright crazy to most, but for those of us who wish to get a taste of running at high altitudes we introduce the Great Himalayan Running Festival!

    5 days. 5 mountain passes. 5 marathons!

    Run 5 marathons for 5 consecutive days. Simple, right? Come. RUN and find out!


    Men | Women

    Cutoff Time: 40 hours cumulative (8 hrs average per marathon)

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Runner should have taken part in and completed a race with distance of at least one full marathon in non-stop category from Sept 2017 to May 2018.

    Day 1: Arrive in Manali; Route introduction, race briefing & bib distribution
    Day 2: Solang Valley: Acclimatization day – Trek to Bakkartaach (Altitude 3350m)
    Day 3: Marhi: Acclimatization day – Stay at Marhi (Altitude 3300m)
    Day 4: Stage 1 Race Flag-off (Marhi – Rohtang La- Gramphu – Koksar – Sissu); Stay in Jispa
    Day 5: Stage 2 (Zing zing bar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu); Stay in Sarchu
    Day 6: Stage 3 (Brandy Nallah – Ghata loops – Nakee La – Whisky Nallah – Lachulung La) Stay in Pang
    Day 7: Stage 4 (Morey plains – Tso Kar) Stay at Tso Kar
    Day 8: Stage 5 (Debring – Tanglang La – Rumtse) Stay in Leh; Prize ceremony & Post race party
    Day 9: Breakfast & Checkout

    NOTE: For complete route details and elevation map log on to:

    What is Included?

    Local Transport during the run.
    Accommodation & Meals in Solang Valley (2 night)
    Accommodation & Meals in Marhi (1 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.
    Not Included?

    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.

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