Being keen runners and outdoor enthusiasts, The Himalayan Rush Triathlon is a result of twin loves- outdoor sports and Begnas Tal. The triathlon experience combines the thrill of trail running/cycling and fresh water swimming with a breath-taking view of the Himalayas surrounding Pokhara to give each participant a uniquely Nepali experience. Himalayan Rush is an initiative to give first-time visitors an unforgettable taste of Nepal while promoting a healthier and more active lifestyle for Nepalese.
For those who run, swim or cycle for pleasure, for those who aren’t winning any prizes for the distances they’ve covered, for those who continue to baffle the people in their lives, for those for whom it is no longer a choice but has become something they must do for their happiness, for their sanity and for themselves – Himalayan Rush is for you.
After a fun and successful first year (2012), the second edition of Himalayan Rush saw participant numbers almost triple. We’re happy to note that Himalayan Rush has made its mark in the adventure calendar of Nepal, and is starting to feature in triathlon calendars of the world, as a truly unique and enriching experience.
Those who have come to Himalayan Rush will know some signature elements of this triathlon experience which include the refreshing water of the Begnas lake, unparalleled views of the Himalayas all through the course, a glorious waterfront finish-line …and some ridiculous uphill trail cycling. Check out our Facebook Page for what people are saying about Himalayan Rush and get in touch with us for more information.
Our participants come from all over the world seeking a world class destination triathlon experience- Mongolia, UK, USA, Singapore, Malaysia and more! Last year we partnered with Nepal Triathlon Association to encourage growth of local talent in the triathlon sphere. With their involvement, the First South Asian Triathlon Championship was also held within the event which saw participantion from India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
We intend to continue our partnership with NTA to encourage this sport in Nepal which will eventually give rise to a group of talented athletes who can compete in the demanding global triathlon field.
The location and the community support is what makes Himalayan Rush at Begnas possible. As a token of our appreciation, Himalayan Rush is committed to giving the Gift of Health to Begnas and its surrounding community through our partnership with DKSF, the official medical partner for Himalayan Rush. DKSF runs a free and much needed community health camp for the local community following each Himalayan Rush Event.
To keep you updated through the year and give you an inside peek at all the thrills and frills of planning a triathlon, we will be launching the Himalayan Rush Blog. Stay tune for running routes around Kathmandu, route mapping visits to Begnas, the work of our fabulous medical partner and more.
The Begnas Triathlon is just the beginning, Himalayan Rush will continue to push boundaries and bring more events for the Nepalese sporting calendar.
Come prepared. This year is going to be better than ever.