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In the Himalayas, one of the toughest competitions in the world of sports and athletics takes place. Of course, you can see many natural beauties
The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is one of the hardest and most beautiful races in the world, as its participants can glimpse Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Lhotse, some of the tallest and most legendary mountains in the world. Also, according to the website himalayan.com, the participants go through an isolated jungle, rivers, pine forests, small settlements, villages and have the opportunity to see beautiful animals such as the Yaks, the wild ponies, and even the red panda.
This huge race originated in the year 1991 and took place in the Himalayan ranges, on the border between India and Nepal, more precisely in the province of Darjeeling; According to the website of the company NO LIMIT, "For five days, participants travel about 160 kilometers, with stages ranging from 21 to 42 kilometers, through the Himalayas."
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In this marathon, there are the categories "runner" and "walker," that is, people of all ages and any sporting level can participate since there are no cut-off times in any of the five daily stages of 24 - 20 - 26 - 13 - 17 miles.
For the participants with a higher sport level (runners), there is another way to participate, which consists, according to the NO LIMIT website, in "running only the third stage called 'Mount Everest Challenge Marathon.' The participants of this option travel together with the rest of the runners and walkers, being transported in jeeps to the different ends of the stage ".
In this race, the supply points are every 5 or 6 kilometers, and in them, you can find water and a wide variety of foods such as fruits and cookies. According to the ESPN newspaper, "the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is not a self-sufficiency race and the organization, in addition to facilitating all meals, also provides transport of participants' bags so that they do not have to carry anything during the stages ".
According to the same newspaper, the usual temperature during the race is between 20 ° and -5 ° C and the altitude is between 2,000 and 3,600 meters. It is important that participants travel a few weeks in advance to acclimatize gradually.
In 2019, the different stages will take place from 03 to 07 November and the official schedule according to the official website of the event, himalayan.com is:
Friday, November 01, 2019: Arrival at Bagdogra airport.
Saturday, November 2, 2019: Optional tourist visit in Darjeeling.
Sunday, November 3, 2019: First day of the race - Maneybhanjang to Sandakphu.
Monday, November 4, 2019: Second day of the race- Sandakphu.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019: Third day of the race - Sandakphu to Rimbik.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019: Fourth day of the race - Rimbik
Thursday, November 7, 2019: Fifth day of the race - Rimbik to Maneybhanjang
Friday, November 8, 2019: Departure transfer to Bagdogra airport.
According to NO LIMIT, the organization of this ultramarathon is developed by HIMALAYAN RUN & TREK, Pvt. Ltd., the NO LIMIT company is in charge of promotion in Spain, Andorra, France, Portugal, and Latin America, while BESTOURS is the official travel agency It offers travel packages to India.
LatinAmerican Post | Andrea Rojas
Translated from "Himalayan 100 Mile Strage Race: una carrera para vislumbrar el Everest"