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3rd TAAN Langtang Marathon

We are gratified to inform you that TAAN is organizing the second edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon under men’s and women’s categories in Langtang region on April 25. TAAN has been organizing this event since two years with an objective to disseminate the message that Langtang region is safe to visit after the mega earthquake 2015.

This year the event is being organized with the main objective to foster the number of tourist and create favorable environment in this region along with skimping the number of rare and elusive Red Panda found within this enchanting woodland.

The marathon will start from Kyanjin Gomba and end at Syabrubensi. Kyanjin Gompa is monastery in a Kyanjin settlement at an altitude of 3870 meter from where the astonishing views of gigantic mountains and peaks look very impressive. The village of Kyanjin Gomba is the last destination for most of the trekkers. The route of marathon will go through Godha Tabela, Riverside, Lama Hotel, Rimche, Sherpagaun, Khanjim and Briddim.

 

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MESSAGE

Message From President

Welcome to TAAN International Langtang Marathon-2017.
It is a matter of immense pleasure and satisfaction to note that TAAN has taken an initiative to establish Langtang, the affected area of 2015 earthquake, as a safe zone for adventure activity.

Mr. Chandra Rijal,
President

EVENT INFO

  (April 22) Day 1: Drive to Syabrubensi and Hike to
     Khanjim
  (April 23) Day 2: Trek to Ghoda/Thangsyap
  (April 24) Day 3: Trek to Kyanjin Gomba
  (April 25) Day 4: Race start from Kyanjin Gomba to
     Syabrubensi
  Closing Ceremony: 1:00 PM at Syaprubesi
  (April 26) Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu
  Water on race day
  Event T-Shirts and Chest Numbers
  Lunch after the closing ceremony
  Transportation from and to Kathmandu
  Accommodations before and after the race
  National Park Entry fees
  Caring of own belongings
  Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner/Drinks upto the race
     starting point

OBJECTIVES

Buoyed by the success of TAAN Langtang-Gosainkunda Half Marathon, TAAN has already started preparations for TAAN Langtang Marathon. Unlike last year, the event this year will be a full-fledged event of 42.195 kilometers. The marathon will start from Kyanjin Gomba, a popular village in the Langtang Region and end at Dhunche.
The race passes through major settlements in the region like Langtang, Ghoda Tablea, Riverside, Lama Hotel, Rimche, Sherpagaun, Khanjim and Syafrubesi before concluding at Dhunche.
The main objectives of the 2nd TAAN International Langtang Marathon 2017 will be following:

  Develop an international standard sporting event in the country.
  Increase participation of foreign participants to more than 200 in the next five years.
  Bring the Langtang Region, which was affected by the 2015 earthquakes, back on the tourism map.
  Develop an attractive package that trekking agencies can promote and sell in the international market.
  Inculcate travel culture among Nepali people in the spirit of the Ghumphir 2073 campaign initiated by the Nepal
     Tourism Board (NTB).

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