Visit the kingdom of Lesotho during the high altitude marathon
November 28th – December 7th 2018 (running is an option)
Visit Lesotho with us from November 28 to December 7 2018. In Lesotho, November is summer with temperatures ranging between 17 – 24 degrees centigrade which makes it a fantastic time to visit. The mountains are breathtaking and the people will warmly welcome you. This trip is arranged so there is a good balance between travelling, sightseeing and skill transfer days. There will be an English-speaking guide with you at all times making the time spent enjoyable and informative. A tentative itinerary is described below, however, note that the trip will be customized for every participant depending on whether they choose to ran and the skill of each participant.
Where is Lesotho?
Lesotho is a high altitude landlocked kingdom surrounded by South Africa separated from it by the forbidding Drakensberg mountain ranges. Like only two other counties in the world (Vatican City and Republic of San Marino), Lesotho is completely surrounded by another country on which it must depend for access to the outside world.
Lesotho has a population of 2.2 million, its capital and largest city, Maseru, has a population of 253,000. Mokhotlong district, where this trip will spend majority of the time, has a population of 98,000. The capital of the district is also known as Mokhotlong. The name (Mokhotlong) of this region in Sesotho (the language of the people of Lesotho) means “place of the bald ibis”. Mokhotlong among many other things which you will discover on this trip is known for the Tlaeeng Pass, the highest road in Africa at 3275m. This pass is sometimes referred to as “The Roof of Africa”