Khiji Demba Marathon 2nd edition
See the event listing here. Call +977 984-9598213 for details.
About OTDC full Ultra Marathon 2020 (Second Edition)
“The OTDC ultra Marathon” is a challenging multi-stage trail race passing through some of Nepal’s most beautiful Himalaya landscapes with Mt. Everest & Mt. Gaurishanker as a backdrop. Mt Everest is the highest mountain in the world and Mt Gaurishanker is considered as a holy mountain for Hindus and Buddhists. The event will be divided into male and female solo races.
Trail Racing has been an emerging trend in Nepal whether that is in cities or remote areas of the country. Trail Races in the Everest and lower Everest regions have been especially successful and trendy both among foreign and local (professional) runners due to the immediate highlight they bring and the new sense of achievement and experience they offer to the participants and organizers both. Inspired by all these successes, we are eager to organize the second OTDC Ultra Marathon.
Runners from all walks of life can take part in this event. “The OTDC ultra Marathon” is not just a running event, but it is also a truly a once in a lifetime experience and it will support the local community by organizing various different programs such a health camp, education, awareness program to public and homestay program right after the Trail Race.
The Ultra Marathon Event itinerary
1st March – Runners from outside the region drive from Kathmandu to Khiji palate and overnight in tea house
2nd March – Trekking from Jhapre to Pikey Peak Base camp(5 hours), the local runners gathering in Pikey too. Overnight in tents in Pikey
3rd of March – Wake up early in the morning and light breakfast. The start of the Trail run after breakfast. Starting point Khiji Palate, finish in Khijee Phalate. Overnight in Khijee Phalate for the runners outside the region.
5th of March – Runners from outside the region drive back to Kathmandu
The OTDC 42 km Ultra Marathon
The route of the race follows the beautiful pastures between Khiji (2500m) and Demba (3150 m) of the Okhaldhunga District. We can see the splendid scenery of the Himalayas (such as Mt Everest, Mt Makalu, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, and many others) on our race trail.
Demba is a newly inaugurated trekking trail with great potential to be a popular lower Himalaya trekking trail. The trail leads us to the remote and unexplored Sherpa village of Okhaldhunga. We can witness beautiful different species of Rhododendron trees that bears our national flower. The area of the trail is home to the endangered species of Red Panda and also our national bird Danphe.
Last time we organized the race in the Pikey-Demba Trail in April 2019. The marathon was a successful program with the participation of more than the expected number of people. We saw both national and foreign participants. People also came from remote areas of neighboring districts. The enthusiastic participation of people made the marathon a grand success. Organizing the marathon has also been a great step to promote local tourism. The success of the previous marathon has made the organizer community excited for the new program. We hope to organize Taklung Demba race with even greater success with the well-managed team.
About the organizers:
Okhaldhunga Tourism Development Committee is a non-profit organization, led by tourism entrepreneurs and social workers with the motive to promote local-level tourism in Okhaldhunga region.
The Prize Amounts for Winners:
|First||NRs. 60,000/-||NRs. 70,000/-|
|Second||NRs. 50,000/-||NRs. 50,000/-|
|Third||NRs. 40,000/-||NRs. 40,000/-|