PLANNING THE TRIP
The Shangri-La Marathon takes place in the remote mountain location and it requires runners to plan for a minimum 5-day trip for the race. Race entry includes transportation from Shangri-La to the race headquarters location and back.
- Arrive on May 17
- Depart on May 23
Shangri-La average elevation is 3,280 meters (10,761 feet) above sea level. It is highly recommended that runners arrive 3 to 5-days early into Shangri-La to allow you to fully acclimatize to the high altitude.
A well-planned trip ensures for an incredible journey into The Lost Horizon!
STAY & EXPLORE
We highly recommend extending your stay for a few extra days to a week or more. This will allow you to fully experience the majestic locations and sights that the Yunnan Province has to offer. After all, when is the next time you’ll be in this remote location of the world? There are many incredible sights to witness, so go ahead, treat yourself, extend your journey and take full advantage of it.