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29 Nov

There Are Hills, Then There Are The Himalayas

Himilayan 100 Mile Stage Race route

The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is one of the world’s most iconic running events – and certainly one of the most scenic. During the five stage days you will see four of the five highest mountain peaks in the world and wake up to these stunning views of Mount Everest.

Event management company Nice Work will be returning to India in October 2018 for their fifth trip to the Himalayas and are looking for a minimum party size of 10 to secure savings of up to £600 on typical unescorted trips. The trip, as well as being fully escorted, also includes all sightseeing and transfer costs and most meals.
 
Despite its tough reputation, the event is one that most runners can accomplish and certainly achievable if you are comfortable with running a half marathon. There are no age limits, no cut-off times and the 100 mile distance is covered over five days. Most participants alternate running with walking and carrying a camera is a must! If running 100 miles does daunt you there are opportunities to trek each day to appreciate the stunning mountain views and wildlife.
 
The five days of running begins with the toughest day – a 24 mile climb to 12,500 feet where mountain huts are the base for two nights. The following day sees an out and back 20 mile run before embarking on the iconic Everest Marathon which takes you back down to 6,000 feet. The penultimate day comprises a Half Marathon, which is followed by the final 17 mile stage to a tumultuous welcome from fellow runners and villagers alike. 
 
The trip to India will last two weeks – the race week is supplemented with acclimatisation stays in Delhi and the Himalayas. The trip also includes sightseeing visits to Darjeeling and a ride on the famous Toy Train. Once race week is complete there is a return to Delhi for a last chance to see the city, take in a trip to the Taj Mahal and finish with free time for shopping.

Full event details are at the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race website.

 
Images courtesy Nice Work