Details of Pokhara Enduro Race 2023
The Pokhara Enduro is a 1-day MTB enduro race planned for 23-25 November 2023 that will bring 150 mountain bikers worldwide to the beautiful lake district of Pokhara.
The terrain surrounding Pokhara will be a zone of delight for these enduro athletes, who will be treated with stunning Himalayan views while shredding flowy and technical singletrack and, at times forgetting that they are even here for racing. Two fully-supported practice days will allow riders to gain confidence in unfamiliar terrain.
The best trails the area offers will be included, encompassing a scenic and challenging route of 2 to 3 hours of riding per day, containing four (4) timed stages to be contested on the race day. At times, shuttle uplifts will be included wherever necessary to move athletes around the course.
Besides the primary enduro race, other sub-activities include a biking and sports equipment festival, a live concert, local immersion via bike clinic, and an auxiliary “Race with the Gurkhas” running event.
While the target is 150 international participants from more than ten countries, the race will also involve global media, including photographers, videographers and bloggers, and trail builders from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
Date: 23 to 25 November 2023
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.
23-25 NOVEMBER, 2023
Elite: For professional Racers above 19 years (Male)
Junior: Above 12 & Under 18 (male)
Masters-A: 30-39 (Male)
Masters-B: 40-49 (Male)
Veterans: 50+ (Male)
e-Bike Category: Yes, you heard it right, an e-bike. This category is open for registration only for prior experienced riders. No upper age limit.
About the area
Pokhara Enduro Race occurs at the Arba-Bijaya hill range, 7 km 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.
PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING RACE-RELATED
International participants must arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport (KTM) on or before 21 November 2023. They will then travel 200 KM by road to Pokhara(PKR) the next day. There is an option to fly (25 Minute) domestic airline to Pokhara at an additional cost. Please contact us if you need additional arrangements outside the official schedule.
|Participants Arrive||Travel to Pokhara||07:00 – Breakfast||07:00 – Breakfast||07:00 – Breakfast||06:00 – Breakfast||07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast|
|Transfer to the official Hotel||Check into the official hotel||08:00 – Shuttle Uplift for practice||08:00 – Shuttle Uplift for practice + Prologue||08:00 – Shuttle Uplift for Final Race Day||07:00 – Travel back to Kathmandu||09:00 – onwards Transfer to the airport|
|Handover Bike bags to the logistics Team||Collect Bike + Test ride||13:00 – Shuttle back to Hotel||13:00 – Shuttle back to Hotel||09:30 – First wave descent SS1||14:00 – Check into Hotel|
|19:00 – Group Dinner||18:00 – Race Briefing||R & R (self-explore)||17:00 Shuttle back to Hotel||13:00 – Last rider at the end of SS4||15:00 – collect the bike bags|
|R & R (self-explore)||R & R (self-explore)||R & R (self-explore)||16:00 – Shuttle Complete back to hotels||R & R (self-explore)|
|Group Dinner (Full package participants only)|