9th GlobalLimits Bhutan – The Last Secret. 24 May 2024 | 6 Stages | 200km
You have already run through the desert? You have already run through the jungle? You have already run in the mountains? You have already run in the snow? But you have never run in the happiest country on earth?
Bhutan is the only country in the world that measures the progress of society in terms of “Gross National Happiness”. Join us and experience the charm and magic of one of the world’s most secret countries.
The small and unique east-Himalayan country nests between India and China. You are going to find virgin forests, extraordinary flora and fauna, fabulous mountain vistas, imposing monasteries, palaces, and rustic village homes. You are going to meet friendly locals with a general focus on wellness and well-being.
Experience an amazing landscape, run through evergreen prime forest, pass amazing monasteries and immerse yourself in traditional Buddhist culture. Start the race at the terrific situated Punakha Dzong, definitely the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. Run through rural villages and cross three 3500m passes. Stay in farmhouses more than a century old, or in the small cells of the young monks in a monastery at 3500m.
Finish the race at the most spectacular and mystic monastery on earth, hanging in the cliffs at an altitude of 3000m with an outstanding view to the Paro Valley, the Taktshang Goemba, also known as “The Tiger’s Nest”. Be part of this experience by participating in this international running event in Bhutan. We offer you a stage race that will leave you with the deepest satisfaction.
Most of the route is on off-road tracks with gravel or forest soil. Only in very few cases will there be asphalted ground. Three passes of about 3500m have to be crossed. At the very and finish at the Tiger’s nest a final climb to 3050m will have to be managed.
The corresponding descents are epic to run down. En route, you will go through forests and pass numerous small villages and Buddhist sites.
Registration is open, click here for more details and to sign up.