Leh is the capital of newly formed Union Territory of Ladakh. This high-Altitude city sees lot of tourist influx during the Indian summer. It is a very sought after destination for adventure travellers, trekkers as well as general tourists. Leh is best reached from the national capital Delhi by air.
The thing to do prior to the event would be to explore the race route itself. The race takes place in a major section of this entire trek route. A 2+6-day hike will also acclimatise you to the High Altitude.
This is best done to gradually acclimatise to the altitude and to utilise the time to explore the breathtaking beauty of the region. A jeep ride throughout, this is also best for your friends and family.
If you have already been to Ladakh, you may like to visit the nearby regions. Zhanskar valley is a very scenic but less frequented region that you will enjoy visiting.
Regarded as a trekking peak Stok Kangri has become the most climbed peak in Ladakh. At 6000m+ it also captures your site from Leh city. The trek involves multiday ascent with Glacier and snow field crossing.
A more technical, mostly for seasoned mountaineers, Kang Yatse II is the second most climbed peak. The turn around of the 105km ultra is on this route. At 6174m this snow clad peak offers good challenge.
High Altitude lakes have a beauty of their own. Visit the 3 famous lake and get drowned in their mesmerising blue waters. With altitude averaging at 14,500ft these bird watchers' paradise is not for general tourists.