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The Ladakh Marathon is the highest and amongst the toughest marathons. Out of the six races, the event offers two ultra races – the 72 km Khardung La Challenge (5370 m) which is presently the World’s Highest Ultra Marathon and the 122 km Silk Route Ultra which will be the epitome of high altitude running testing the limits of human endurance.

Unlike other marathons, the Ladakh Marathon requires participants to arrive in Leh atleast a week in advance to acclimatise for race day. You are running at 3500 m 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 participants the unique opportunity to run with local people of Ladakh through the most beautiful landscape offering stunning vistas of mountains, rivers and valleys. It 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.

15th April 2022

Leh, Ladakh


Dear Runners,

It has been a while since we connected with all of you. We are recently witnessing reduced travel restrictions and opening of borders, but challenges still remain in holding any event of mass participation. While we understand that there’s no returning to how things were, the courage and determination of our running community enabled us to pick up where we left off and organize the 2022 Ladakh Marathon.


Thursday 08 September – for the 122km Silk Route Ultra

Friday 09 September – for the 72km Khardungla Challenge and Run Ladakh for Fun

Sunday 11 September for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10.5 km Run.

The 9th edition of 42.1 km Marathon is a qualifying race of series XIII of the Abbott World Marathon MajorsWanda Age Group World Rankings.

For participants who had registered and paid the fee in 2020, registrations remain valid for 2022. Participants are not required to register again, we only require participants to train and practice for Ladakh Marathon.

Before proceeding to register, please read our revised Eligibility Criteria, Terms & Conditions and Acknowledgement of Risks & Indemnity.

Acclimatisation is imperative as you are running at 11,500 ft.


We truly hope that the dust settles down this year.

All information pertaining to the Ladakh Marathon is available on www.ladakhmarathon.com

For any queries, please email to info@ladakhmarathon.com


Chewang Motup Goba

Race Director – Ladakh Marathon


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Ladakh Marathon

Khagshal, Gonpa Road, Leh – 194 101, UT Ladakh, India

The Ladakh Marathon Hub is located at

Hotel Kanglhachen Complex

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