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Ultra Myanmar: An Exotic Adventure on Unexplored Trails

by On Mar 29, 2016
Ultra Myanmar: An Exotic Adventure on Unexplored Trails

It's little wonder why Myanmar is widely known as the Golden Land. Her rich, cultural diversity is paralleled with almost any landscape imaginable—from snow-capped mountains to pristine beaches, from extensive plateaus and virgin jungles, to dry desert plains and vast lush deltas.

The best time to travel and discover this breathtaking land is June, when the weather is relatively dry and temperatures drop to about 25-30 degrees Celsius. And it will be cooler still if you're above 1,000 metres, exploring the ancient trails of the Danu region.

Step up to an adventure of a lifetime with Ultra Myanmar in a high plateau amongst the Shan mountains. Part of a 5-day programme from 22 to 26 June 2016, the 3-day ultra marathon features two options: a 60 km hike (~20 km per day), or a 100 km run (30-40 km per day).

The trail running event is organised by Asia Sport Connection, in collaboration with sustainable tourism organisation Khiri Travel. Designed by race director Clement Dumont and several local guides, the authentic route that goes through villages has never been visited by tourists.

Runners are required to be semi self-sufficient as they cross uneven, natural terrain, with the highest point at ~2,000 m and the lowest at 500 m. Expect to conquer about 600 metres of elevation gain in the biggest non-stop climb.

While a challenging feat, the efforts will be well paid off with panoramic views of the evergreen biodiversity. Participants will also get to experience rustic homestays in traditional Yae Chan and Tae Lu villages with no electricity and water.

Day 3 of the ultra-ton will round off with a dinner and overnight stay in Pindaya town. The programme ends its fifth and final day with a relaxing boat ride and other activities around Inle Lake, where the Intha people have built their villages for centuries.

Ultra Myanmar: An Exotic Adventure on Unexplored Trails

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Your Adventure Awaits

Early bird prices are available until 1 June 2016 at US$980 for the 5-day programme. Late entry fee after 1 June will be US$1,080.

Fees cover all transfers and transport, domestic flights including airport taxes, double/ twin sharing accommodation, meals, water, first aid, entrance fees on tour, English interpreter guide service, government permit, as well as donations at monasteries. You can opt for single accommodation for an additional US$85.

Learn more on the official Ultra Myanmar website.

Have you ever wondered what village life on the mountains and plateaus would be like? Don't miss this chance to experience it!

Yuyi is pursuing her studies in communications and communities. Now she relishes in the blend of both entities: communicating ideas to this magazine's community. As the lead news writer, her passion lies in helping people find interesting and timely news through the writing she provides.

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