Honorable Minister for Youth and Sports signals to kick off the race raising a green flag
Driver-navigator duo of Subina Dangol and Anirudra Nakarmi won 89 kilometers long Kathmandu-Nuwakot Cross Country Motorcycle Rally 2014. The event which took place on March 1st was sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines and its GSSA partner Explore Himalaya. Nepal Automobile Sports Association NASA organized the event and also technically assisted it.
The event which was flagged off by Minister for Youth and Sports Puroshottam Poudel at Satdobato Lalitpur made its way along the mishmash mountainous trials through Shivpuri, Dhikure, Nuwakot Durbar, Devighat and Bidur Colony before ending at Festival venue in Battar. The competitive two wheeler rally was organized to promote the ongoing 3rd Nuwakot Festival 2014.
A serpent like mountainous road to Battar, Nuwakot
Solo rider Sumit Shrestha and driver-navigator duo Piyush Gajurel and Sajan Thapa bagged second and third positions respectively during the event participated by 125 riders. Based on rider’s overall performance on Time Distance and Speed (TDS) system the winners of the event were declared.
The rider-navigator duo bagging the first place, were rewarded with Kathmandu Malaysia Kathmandu round trip tickets for two pax sponsored by Air Asia. Simultaneously the first runner up was rewarded with Kathmandu Bangkok Kathmandu round trip tickets for 2 pax sponsored by Nepal Airlines and the second runner ups grabbed an opportunity to Mountain Flight with Buddha Air. The winners were honored and congratulated with trophies and certificates by Mr. Suraj Baidhya, Chairman of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Suman Pandey, Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter, and Mr. Govinda Bhattrai, President of Nepal Automobile Sports Association (NASA).
Dignitaries at Nuwakot Festival congratulating and honoring the success
All was ok. Our trek guide was good and pleasant. Pumori Lodge in Namche was so quite and had kindly people.