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The Ladakh Marathon is the highest and amongst the toughest marathons. Of the 04 races in this event, the Khardungla Challenge (5370m) is the World’s Highest Ultra Marathon. Covering a distance of 72km this race tests the limits of human endurance.

Unlike other marathons, the Ladakh Marathon requires you to arrive in Leh atleast a week in advance to acclimatise for race day. You are running at 3500m above sea level so it is imperative that you get acclimatised to the high altitude.

The various races take place in and around Leh, the historic capital of Ladakh and offer runners the unique opportunity to run with local Ladakhis through the most beautiful landscape offering stunning vistas of mountains, rivers and valleys and will leave you with lifelong memories and a chance to say you ran the Ladakh Marathon .

Ladakh Marathon became a full member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) in 2015 and has been profiled in various International Sports magazines and listed as being amongst the most beautiful breathtaking and awe-inspiring marathons in the world.

July 16, 2019

Leh, Ladakh

Dear Runners,

Registrations for the 8th edition of Ladakh Marathon are now CLOSED.

Race day is

Friday 06 September – for the 72km Khardung La Challenge

Sunday 08 September – for Marathon, Half Marathon and Run Ladakh for Fun

Water – To protect our fragile environment, from this year there will be refill facilities at the aid stations instead of bottled/packaged water bottles. We will ensure that refilling is as efficient as possible. We request all runners to bring in their own bottles/hydration pack. We hope that you will join us in our efforts to reduce the use of plastic. It will be tough but together we believe we can do it!

We strongly recommend that you arrive in Leh well in time for proper acclimatisation.

We look forward to your participation and welcoming you to Ladakh – land with the most stunning landscape which captivates one and all!


Chewang Motup Goba

Race Director – Ladakh Marathon

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Ladakh Marathon

Khagshal, Gonpa Road, Leh, Ladakh – 194101
Jammu and Kashmir, India

The Ladakh Marathon Hub is located at

Hotel Kanglhachen Complex

(Opposite to Police Station & Chief Medical Officer’s office)
Leh, Ladakh