333 Kms | 3 x 17,500 ft passes | 3 days
In 72 hours and 333 Km in length, La Ultra – The High takes you over three 17,500 ft +. high mountain passes of Ladakh a massive cold desert, part of The Great Himalayan mountain range in India. The region is as brutal as its is beautiful. It can make you experience 40 degree C heat and take you to Minus 12 C cold in matter of 6 hours. Oxygen levels are 50 % of what you breath at sea level. The race begins at the base of the Karakoram Range in Nubra Valley, moves towards the mighty Indus river after crossing Khardung La (highest motor-able road in the world at 18,380 feet). Finish line is set in Morey Plains, an elevated stretch of land at 15,500 ft, that marks the beginning of Changtang plateau. You reach here only after crossing two more 17,500 ft + passes in the Ladakh range, Wari La & Tanglang La.