The ninth edition of Kathmandu Kora Challenge is taking place on July 20 2019 that happens on the third Saturday of July every year. A Kora is a circumambulation devotee makes around religious sites, usually clockwise. In this challenge, riders from different places come together to complete a personal challenge of riding 50km, 75 km and 100 km around Kathmandu Valley.
It started in 2011 with a modest number of 35 riders who challenged themselves and got pledged of around half a million Nepali Rupees for a school and an orphanage in Kathmandu. Today, this is the biggest ride in the Himalaya, with over 3000 riders riding in five simultaneous locations in Nepal.
If you’re looking to spend your Saturday doing something meaningful and experiencing something new and exciting then, join Kathmandu Kora Challenge.
DATE: 20 July 2019
TIME: 7 AM- 7 PM (depends)
MEETING POINT: Patan Durbar Square
CYCLING ROUTE: For the 50k ride: starting from Patan Durbar Square, the route goes to Kirtipur via Chhobar, into Naikap, Behind Soyambhunath, the White Stupa, then to Balaju water gardens, and then Manamaiju, Dhapasi, over the road into Budanilkantha towards Boudha. A lunch stop at Boudha and then its a return towards Patan Durbar Square from behind the airport and Pepsi Cola.
REGISTRATION FEE: Not required but can pledge an amount for charity.
For more details, please visit Kathmandu Kora Challenge 2019.