Pokhara Enduro Race 2022
Pokhara Enduro race will be held over two competing days over six stages. Two fully-supported practice days will allow riders to gain confidence in the unfamiliar terrain. The very best trails that the area has to offer will be included, encompassing a scenic and challenging route of some 3 to 4 hours of riding per day, containing six timed stages in total to be contested over the two days. At times, shuttle uplifts will be included wherever necessary to move athletes around the course.
Besides the primary enduro race, other sub-activities such as a festival for biking and sports equipment, live concert, local immersion via bike clinic, and auxiliary “Race with the Gurkhas” running event among others.
While the target is 100 international participants from more than 15 countries, the race will also involve global media including photographers, videographers and vloggers along with trail builders from various countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
Date: 14 to 17 March 2022
Race HQ: Lakeside
Race Tracks: Aarva Hills, next to Kau Danda
Format: Enduro Race
Activities: Festival and live race screening area at the lakeside to engage locals and other visitors.
14-17 MARCH, 2022
Elite: For professional Racers
Junior: Above 13 & Under 21 (male/Female)
Open: 21-39 (Male/Female)
Masters: 40-49 (Male/Female)
Veterans: 50+ (Male/Female)
Pokhara Enduro Race takes place at the Arba-Bijaya hill range 10KM east of the lakeside. The highest point of the Arba hill range starts at 1400 meters above sea level, a perfect launch point for the race. The hill range has thick sub-tropical vegetation and a network of Natural tracks making it ideal for Pokhara Enduro. The variation in terrain makes these trails a perfect destination for Enduro lovers. The two river systems fencing the eastern and western flanks of the hill demarcates the Natural endpoints of the race runs.
Pokhara Enduro Race Route
Please pay special attention to the following Race related
2-day practice: We will facilitate two practice days on all 6 stages of the special sections for you to gain familiarity with the new terrain.
2-day enduro race: mainly flat and climbing sections are untimed and mostly descending sections are timed. 2 to 3 hours of riding per day, with 3 timed sections throughout each day. Times will be added together over the span of the 2 days to get your overall result at the end of the event.
International participants must arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport (KTM) on or before 12 March 2022. They will then travel 200 KM by road to Pokhara(PKR) the next day. There is an option to fly (25 Minutes) domestic airlines to Pokhara at additional cost. Please get in touch with us if you need additional arrangements outside the official schedule.
|Participants Arrive||Travel to Pokhara||07:00 - Breakfast||07:00 - Breakfast||07:00 - Breakfast||07:00 - Breakfast||06:00 - Breakfast||07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast|
|Transfer to official Hotel||Check into the official hotel||08:00 - Shuttle Uplift for practice||08:00 - Shuttle uplift for practice||08:00 - Shuttle Uplift for Race Day 1||08:00 - Shuttle Uplift for Race Day 2||07:00 - Travel back to Kathmandu||09:00 - onwards Transfer to airport|
|Handover Bike bags to logistics Team||Collect Bike + Test ride||13:00 - Shuttle back to Hotel||13:00 - Shuttle back to Hotel||10:00 - First racer descent SS1||10:00 - First racer descent SS5||14:00 - Check into Hotel|
|19:00 - Group Dinner||18:00 - Race Briefing||R & R (self explore)||17:00 Shuttle back to Hotel||15:00 - Last rider at the end of SS4||15:00 - Last rider at the end of SS8||15:00 - collect back bike|
|R & R (self explore)||R & R (self explore)||R&R (Self Explore)||16:00 - Shuttle Complete back to hotels||16:00 - Shuttle Complete back to hotels||18:30- Group Dinner|
|R&R (Self Explore)||17:00 - Pack bike and handover to logistics||R&R(Self Explore)|
|18:00 - Race closing ceremony|
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