Himalayan Run & Trek "The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is the most spectacular running course in the world!" said a past winner. During the Race, views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga (4 out of 5 of the world's highest peaks) are visible. Regardless of your level of ability - whether a 10K, marathon, or ultramarathon runner - you can run at your own pace. There are no age limits or stage cutoff times. Five daily stages of 24 - 20 - 26 - 13 - 17 miles (Oct. 25 - Nov. 01, 2013) are designed for middle distance runners. Alternating running and walking, you can easily take in mountain views, catch a glimpse of national Park wildlife, and chat with villagers at fully stocked aid stations every few miles. This event was first held in 1991.
The Mt. Everest Challenge Marathon was called "The World's Most Beautiful Marathon" by the editor of Runners World Magazine (UK 3/96). The 8 day trip sets a comfortable pace allowing acclimatization days to relax at Mirik Lake Resort, visit monasteries, tea estates, Himalayan mountaineering museum, Darjeeling markets, and enjoy spectacular views of Everest and Kanchenjunga at Sandakphu National Park. Runners may run as they wish during the first two days of the Stage Race. The Marathon is run on October 29, 2013 (Stage Race Day 3) from Sandakphu (11,815 ft) along a ridge line footpath with spectacular mountain views. At about 18 miles, the course turns down through lush jungle and remote villages to reach Rimbik (6600 ft). Remaining days are free to run or walk.
The Mt Everest Bike Rally follows the Stage Race course. It is the only bike tour in the world offering views of Mt Everest while riding at your own pace. A demanding day of uphill riding is rewarded by single track and mountain views. Technical riders enjoy days of riding downhill jungle trails and through villages. Rural roads allow riders of all abilities to enjoy Himalayan culture and scenery. Both running events and the bike tour are held simultaneously. Walkers are welcome and encouraged to join the trip. Walk at your own pace with a guide and enjoy spectacular views of peaks rising from Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, and Bhutan such as Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga, 1st and 3rd highest in the world. Jeeps support the running aid stations and bike riders so there is always a chance of getting a lift. Following mountain trails, you have time to stop in hill villages and monasteries along the way, yet have dinners and overnight with the runners. Walkers have plenty of time to enjoy the cultural diversity of Hindu and Buddhist religions, Colonial charm of Darjeeling, and scenery during the running events. All abilities and ages supported.
Oct. 25 - Nov. 01, 2013, start/end at Bagdogra Airport serving Darjeeling area in Northeast India. Price to run, bike, or walk is ....... for Seven nights/Eight days Friday to Friday itinerary from/to Bagdogra. Prices include all meals, transport, aid stations, guides, T-shirt, and award trophy.
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