Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race
Oct. 16 - 23, 2014
From Darjeeling for 8 day trip
Featured in the March 1996 Runners World
- UK edition
UltraRunning Magazine's 1995 Race Results
Press Release for 2012 event is available upon request from Himalayan Run
& Trek Pvt. Ltd. The following is a press release describing the 2013
event: Mr. Martin Cox (UK) won the 23rd International
Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race with an overall time of 15 Hrs. 7 Min. got
the privilege to receive the Sant Nagpal Baba Memorial Gold Award with the first
prize. The second and third positions were won by Mr. Daniel Dosedel (USA)
with time of 18 Hrs. 12 Min. and Mr. Gregory Barton Mickelborough
(UK) with time of 19 Hrs. 21 Min. respectively. Among the females,
Ms. Marit Holm (Norway) with an overall time of 17 Hrs. 56 Min.
won the first prize. The second position won by Ms. Clare Glazebrook (UK)
with a time of 22 Hrs. 20 Min. and Ms. Thamar Houliston (South Africa)
with a time of 23 Hrs. 40 Min. was declared as third winner. This race
has been declared as the most scenic race in the world.
Running 24 miles on trails in Sandakphu National
Park to the village of Sandakphu at 12,000 ft. The first stage has over
10,000 feet of altitude gain. The second stage was out 10 miles on trails
to Molle and back with spectacular views of Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse,
and Makalu (four of the five highest peaks in the world). The third stage
of 26 miles was out past Molle and then down to Rimbik (6350 ft) on trails.
The fourth stage was 13 miles and fifth stage was 17 miles on scenic rural
roads. On Nov.02, runners successfully completed all stages!
100 mile course traversed isolated jungle, pine forests, and across major
rivers while passing through small settlements and villages. Yaks, wild
ponies, and the Red Panda were seen at higher elevations by some runners.
At each overnight stop, meals were fully catered and accommodations were
in rustic mountain huts. The course is most often described as the "most
spectacular running course in the world" due to the panoramic views of
the world's highest mountains. Sightseeing in the Darjeeling area included
the famous Himalayan Mountaineering Museum, Toy Train, and important Tibetan
October 16, 2014 (Thursday)
MIRIK Trip starts on arrival Bagdogra Airport which serves Darjeeling area.
All meals included until trip ends at Bagdogra.Mirik LakeResort, located
October 17, 2014 (Friday)
MIRIK Day trip to Darjeeling.Visit Himalayan musuem,and markets. Ride famous
Toy Train. Mirik Lake Resort.
October 18, 2014 (Saturday)
SANDAKPHU (11815 ft) 100 Mile StageRace starts at Manybejng. (6600 ft).
Stages: 24, 20, 26, 13, 17 miles. Aid station and jeep support for 24 miles.
Nonrunners walk 10 mi. Bungalows.
October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
SANDAKPHU (11815 ft) Views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, & Kanchenjunga
all day. Trails out to Molle & back. Total 20 miles. Nonrunners optionally
walk 5 mi. Bungalows.
October 20, 2014 (Monday)
RIMBIK (6350 ft) Everest Challenge Marathon Views of peaks and jungle.
Route: Sandakphu- Phulet-Molle-Rmbik. 26.4 miles. Nonrunners walk 10 mi.
October 21, 2014 (Tuesday)
PALMAJUA (6560 ft) Follow rural road 13 miles. Bus back to Rimbik. Nonrunners
visit monastery & villages. Sherpa & Tenzing Lodges.
October 22, 2014 (Wednesday)
MIRIK (5500 ft) Rural scenic road 17 miles to finish at Manybejng. Bus
to Mirik Resort. Awards dinner. Nonrunners walk 5-10 miles.
October 23, 2014 (Thursday)
TRIP ENDS Drive to Bagdogra Airport. Connection to Delhi.
Stage Race (8 days trip or Marathon (4 days trip) Includes shared accommodations
at Mirik Lake Resort, mountain huts at Sandakphu, lodges at Rimbik, all
meals, transportation, aid stations, guides, porters, full Race support,
and Bagdogra Airport transfers.
Early Arrival at Mirik Lake Resort ........ per pax per night on twin
sharing basis and ......... per night on single room accommodation Includes meals,
lodging, guided sightseeing. Early arrival allows extra time to acclimatize,
recover from jet lag, visit tea estates, monasteries, and shopping markets.
& POST CULTURAL SIGHTSEEING EXTENSIONS
2. WILDLIFE /
BUDDHIST SECTOR etc..
Itinerary and cost details contact Race