Reaching and accommodation

Reaching Leh, Ladakh

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.

  • Air: Leh has a domestic airport with daily flights from Delhi, Srinagar, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Beautiful sights of the Greater Himalayan range will mesmerise you as fly over them on the approach to Leh. Experiencing landing on this technical airport is quite thrilling. Leh is a military airport, hence flights are limited to morning timings. Ensure that on first day you relax in the hotel and do not venture out.

  • Road: Leh is on National highway 1 and can be driven from Srinagar and Manali. Both these roads go through some scenic high altitude passes. The multi-day journey from Manali is in particular famous for adventurous motorbike or cycling rides.

  • Accommodation: There are multiple types of accommodation available in and around Leh. ranging from 3star properties to homestay. Villages nearby also have good homestay options if you are looking for some quite, homely setting.

  • Treks and Tours: - Jeep safaris to famous tourists places is quickest and most common tour in Ladakh. For the adventurous ones, who want to hike around, there are plenty of treks of various difficulty level around the valley of Leh. We have partnered with Isha Tours, the best tour operator for Ladakh, to tailor your itinerary for the race. Please check out the section below for some common, popular itinerary.


Treks and tours

Markha Valley trek

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.

Ladakh Sightseeing

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.

Zhanskar Valley sightseeing

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. 

Mt. Stok Kangri Climb

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.

Mt. Kang Yatse climb

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' tour

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.