First Pikey Khiji half Marathon

Marathon has been emerging trend in Nepal whether that be in towns or remotest locations of the country. Every year, marathons organized in the various customized manner to suit the specific location or to suit the specific target audience.   Marathons in Everest and lower Everest region have been especially successful and popular both among foreign and local professional runners due to the extremity and international renown involved and immediate highlight they bring to the winners, the endurance test of the participants and a new sense of achievement and experience they offer to the participants and organizers both. Inspired by all these successes, it was decided that the Fast Pikey-Khiji marathon carries equal significance while being more accessible to the locals due to proximity to the local participants.

Trekker Nepal aims to provide much-needed support to the people of this area such a promote as a tourist destination for local and internationally and to provide them with opportunities to move forward.

 The basic program of the marathon will be like this: Arrive Pikey and stay overnight and in the morning run a full marathon to Khiji through the beautiful narrow pastureland covered on both sides by alpine vegetation along the Pikey-Demba ridge.  It will be logistically challenging due to the fact that runners will be staying overnight at pikey. But the success of the recently organized Thole-Demba fest proves that it will be manageable. We the organizers of this marathon were involved one way or another in the fest.  The purposes of Event:

  • To promote the area nationally and internationally
  • To promote sportsmanship
  • The first-ever program of the kind. To participate youth in the area in max.
  • Local crafts and businesses promotion
  • The participants will enjoy splendid views around on the trail. The after event videos will be a big promotion.
  • The participation of recognized and famous athletes and dignitaries both local and international expected.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu to Jhapre by jeep 2815 m stay overnight at Jhapre

Day 2 Trek to Pikey base camp 5 hrs 3585 m and stay overnight at there

Day 3 Early morning weak up and walk 45 m to visit the pikey peak 4200 m and back to the base camp for breakfast. After breakfast ready for half marathon to Khijee phalate and the altitude is 2100m


Highlights

Region

Lower Everest


trip start

Pikey


trip end

Khiji Phalate


Date

March 3, 2018


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