Triathlon is a multi-sport event that consists of three parts, namely swimming, cycling and running (in that order), that are completed by either a single participant or a team. This particular year we're based in the beautiful Hussaini village in Hunza Nagar, an hour and a half journey by road from Karimabad. We have a range of activities planned for the weekend 2nd of September that's included in your ticket.
Set against the backdrop of the rocky outcrops of the infamous cathedral cones or locally known as the Passu Cones, the route will consist of a swim at Borith Lake, a transition to the bike and down onto the magnificently paved Karakoram Highway (KKH), passing alongside the Passu Glacier and heading back towards Borith Lake for the run around the lake. (Routes and distances will vary according to your race category).
Route Map releasing early March (expect moderate climbs, and thrilling descents)
Where in the world is Hunza? 🙄
Hunza is Pakistan's best kept secret and one of the safest regions of the country to travel to. It is nothing short of a cultural gem in a varied and magnificent landscape shaped by the mighty Karakorams which gives its unique and undeniable beauty that is worth experiencing.
It's beauty is magnified by the unique and intact culture of the tribal communities that have lived in these mountain regions and learnt to truly live with nature. From the hospitable and welcoming nature of the people, the glorious abundance of fruit to die for and the cultural history dating back a couple thousand years, Hunza has a lot to offer for the adventurous traveller.
Explore the map to see where you're heading!
Why take part in a triathlon?
An EPIC story to tell - being the first people to take part in a triathlon in the mountains of Pakistan. An open water swim in a lake sandwiched by glaciers on both sides, cycle on the Karakoram Highway passing by the stunning Passu Glacier with the Passu cones staring at you. And wrap it up on a challenging run back up to the lake.
We're a small team of passionate triathletes working with the local communities and tour organisers to provide the best possible adventure triathlon experience.
Hunza is waiting for you!