Shambhala Roof of the World Trail Run has started it’s first mountain trail run in Tibet in 2018 and it is the first year of the Shambhala Roof of the World train Run. During our first year of the Shambhala Roof of the World Trail Run, we invited over hundred participants from different countries such as France, Switzerland, England, USA, Mainland China and China Tibet respectively and in total, we had over 100 participants for the first part of the Mountain trail run in Tibet and over 50 participants for the second part of the Mountain Trail Run in Tibet.
The program of Shambhala Roof of the World Trail Run
is 15 days in total and the trip was begun in Lhasa. All the participants arrived in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet and it is the center for both religion and politics of Tibet. Lhasa is also the seat of the Potala Palace and Jokang temple which are the world’s heritage sites.
We planned a rest and acclimatization day in Lhasa on their arrival and a short hike to Sera Wutse, the small hermitage monastery above Sera monastery. It was a short half day hike around Sera monastery in order acclimatize to the high altitude. Usually, a normal tourists who trekked for around 4-5 hours but those participants just finished the hike within two hours’ time.
The first part of the Mountain Trail Run in Tibet was begun in a village called Namgyel Shol near Gongkar Airport and from there, all the participants ran across a mountain pass called Jeshul La pass at the elevation of 5100m. From the top of the pass, you could see a great view of entire Yamdrok lake. Continued running towards Yamdrok lake and reached the camp site. The first part of the Mountain Trail Run in Tibet around Yamdrok lake and then took a bus towards Tinggye county in the west and from there, we again started our second trail run in Tibet all the way to Everest Base Camp which is a real adventure of Tibet.
Our new program of Mountain Trail Run in Tibet is going to start from Nyingtri. The participants can arrive in Nyingtri directly from Chengdu by flight and spend a day in Nyingtri. Nyingtri is one of the 7 cities in Tibet, located to the east of Lhasa city at the distance of 420km and it is the lowest altitude of the places in Tibet. Nyingtri is a different environment than other cities in Tibet as it is densely surrounded by forest and the city is located at the bank of the Nyiyang river with the elevation of 2900m. The entire area of Nyingtri is very green and there are beautiful snow mountains, green grassland, Brahmaputra River and beautiful lakes including Darksum lake.
On the first day of the Mountain Trail Run in Tibet, we are going to have a short trekking near old Nyingtri town. You can have a great view of entire Nyiyang River valley, beautiful Tibetan villages and Bon Monasteries. Today is the acclimatization of the first day of the Shambhala Roof of the World Trail Run. Second day is a short bus trip in Tibet from Nyingtri to Darksum lake through highway between Nyingtri and Lhasa. You have a beautiful view of green forest, Nyiyang River and beautiful villages of Nyingtri.
You will reach Darksum lake by around 11.00 Am and start your first day of Mountain Trail Run in Tibet. Darksum Lake is located at 3464m above sea level and it is 15 Kilometers long and 3 Kilometers wide and an average depth of the lake is more than 60 meters. The water of the lake is very clear and blue, waves like mirrors and it is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains and densely virgin forest.
Today is the first day of Mountain Trail Run in Tibet and going to have a full round run around Darksum lake. The scenery is extremely beautiful and you will see beautiful Tibetan villages, located at the shore of the lake, beautiful forest and snow-capped mountains. You will also visit a small beautiful monastery, located on the island of Darksum lake. The name of the monastery is called Tsodzong and there is a small hermitage of Guru Rinpoche in the 8th
You will enjoy sleeping over night at the campsite nearby the lake shore and enjoy seeing beautiful view of the lake and snow-capped mountains from your campsite. You will have the most beautiful view of the Darksum lake and those snow mountains including the dense forest from your campsite during your breakfast.
After the first Mountain Trail Run in Darksum lake, you will continue Tibet adventure tour to Lhasa, visit the old section of Lhasa city and Potala Palace and Jokang temple. Take a short trek around Lhasa city with a great view of the golden roof the Potala Palace and Jokang temple.
After Lhasa, drive towards Namgyel Shol village near Gongkar airport. On the way, you will drive through Bramhmaputra river which is started near Mount Kailash in the western Tibet and flows through Shigtse, Tsetang, Nyingtri and finally empties into the bay of Bengal in India. You will see beautiful traditional Tibetan houses on the way and the beautiful green field of Barley. Onto the roof top of those traditional Tibetan houses, you will see beautiful and colorful Tibetan prayer flags.
From there, you will start the second part of the Mountain Trail Run in Tibet. You are going to run around Yamdrok lake. Yamdrok lake or Yamdrok Tso in Tibetan is one of the three largest holy lakes in Tibet and why it is called Yutso is because the color of the lake is like a coral as Yu is the coral in Tibetan. The whole area of Yamdrok lake is around 675 kilometers and the average altitude of the Yamdrok lake is around 4441meters above sea level.
We are running the Mountain Trail Run in Tibet, known as Shambhala Roof of the World Trail Run once every year since 2018 and through the hard work of our professional team, we had organized our consecutive Mountain Trail Run in Tibet successfully in 2018 and 2019. We have planned to run the program in 2020 also but because of the Covid 19, we could not run in 2020. We are going to run the Shambhala Roof of the World Trail Run in 2021 and the date has been fixed already on 2nd
May 2020 as arrival day of all the participants in Tibet and continue the race as planned below.
We sincerely welcome to all the participants from all over the World who like to do adventure travel and sports and who like to take Mountain Trail Run Race
on the roof of the world to experience the best and most authentic Mountain Trail Run on the roof of the World. Our professional team will secure your entire program and activity with our best and most comfortable service.
|Days||Trip Outline||Daily Activity||Accommodation||Guide & Driver||Meal|
|01/2nd May 2021||Arrival in Miling Airport in Nyingtri and transfer to Nyingtri city ( Bayi ) (2980m/70km )||Miling airport-Brahmaputra River-Nyiyang River-Nyingtri Valley||Meilin International hotel||Local Tibetan||B|
|02/3rd May 2021||Nyingtri city-Bonri ( Bon Mountain )-Nyingtri city ( 34Km drive/7Km hiking or running )||Sightseeing and hiking around Nyingtri||Meilin International hotel||Local Tibetan||BB|
|03/4th May 2021||Nyingtri city to Darksum lake-Tsogo village ( 3520m/110Km drive/18Km run )||Darksum lake-Tsodzong monastery-Beautiful camp-Snow-Capped mountain||Camp||Local Tibetan||BLD|
|04/5th May 2021||First of part of the Shambhala Roof of the World Trail Run race ( 3520m/18Km drive/18Km run )||Great view of entire Darksum lake-Tsodzong monastery-beautiful villages||Camp||Local Tibetan||BLD|
|05/6th May 2021||Darksum lake to Lhasa ( 3650m/338Km )||Darksum lake-Mila mountain pass ( 5100m)-Medro Gongkar county-Lhasa||Snow heaven hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|06/7th May 2021||Sightseeing around Lhasa||Potala Palace,-Jokang temple-Bharkor Bazar||Snow heaven hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|07/8th May 2021||Short run in Lhasa: Pabongka to Sera monastery ( 3650m/10Km drive/2 hours run )||Pabongka-Sera Wutse-Giant wall of the Thangka display||Snow heaven hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|08/9th May 2021||Lhasa to Namgyel Shol town ( 3800m/102Km )-Namgyel shol-Langthang Dewachen (3900m/9Km/2 hrs 30 min run )||Brahmaputra river-Gongkar-Jideshol-Namgyelshol-Langthang Dewachen||Camp||Local Tibetan||BLD|
|09/10th May 2021||Run from Langthang Dewa Chen to Kangru monastery ( 4900m/19Km/5 hrs & 40 min run )-Kangru monastery-Renpoesur ( 4470m/10Km drive )||Lhamechen-Jeshul la pass ( 5100m )-great view of Yamdrok lake-Kangru monastery-Kangru village-Yamdrok lake||Camp||Local Tibetan||BLD|
|10/11th May 2021||Run from Renpoesur ( Yamdrok lake )-Zhangda town ( 4470m/12km/3 hrs run )-Zhangda town-Kha village (4470m/25Km drive )||Beautiful view of Yamdrok lake and Noejing Kangsang snow mountain-Karmaling grass land-Kha village||Camp||Local Tibetan||BLD|
|11/12th May 2021||Kha village-Gyantse ( 3950m/208Km/ 4 hrs drive )||Beautiful view of Yamdrok lake-Karola glacier-Gyantse||Yuthok Tibetan hotel new wing||Local Tibetan||BB|
|12/13th May 2021||Race in Gyantse: From Palchoe monastery to the Lhasa road (12km run/3 hrs & 30 min)-Gyantse-Shigatse ( 3900m/90km drive )||Palchoe monastery & Kubum Pagoda stupa-beautiful view of whole Gyantse-Shigatse||Gesar hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|13/14th May 2021||Drive Shigatse-Lhasa (3650m/280km/5 hours drive)||Tash Lhunpo monastery-Brahmaputra river-Lhasa||Snow heaven hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|14/15th May 2021||Leisure day in Lhasa: Closing ceremony of the Shambhala Roof of the World Trail run Race and giving prize.||Walk around Bharkor Bazzar-late afternoon ceremony||Snow heaven hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|15/16th May 2021||Drive to Gongkar airport and fly back home ( 3600m/55km/ 1 hrs & thirty min drive )||Lhasa-Kyichu valley & River-Gongkar Airport||End the trip||Local Tibetan||B|
- Accommodation as mentioned in the program
- B.B in Lhasa and full board else where
- Last night fare well dinner in Lhasa
- All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the program
- Darksum lake conservation fee
- Yamdrok lake conservation fee
- Karola glacier conservation fee
- All camping equipment except sleeping bags
- All camping fee
- Different kinds of snack like biscuit cheese, dried and fresh fruit
- Cook and assistants
- All necessary Tibet entry and road permits
- Special permits for runner from Tibet sports and Tibet tourism department
- 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide and two-three guide assistants
- Transportation by good conditioned mini van, van or bus according to the group size and one or two assistance vehicles when the group is above 30 and 1 support truck for the camping equipment
- Mineral water
- Oxygen incase needed
- Air ticket and air tax
- Visa fee
- Lunch and dinner in Lhasa
- Sleeping bags
- Service of both Nepal and mainland china side
- And personal insurance
- Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses