Nepal is an ideal destination for outdoor adventure sports. The terrain and the people’s lifestyle is perfect to groom sporting talent.
“Mira’s success and effort has helped popularise trail running, which had been lagging behind rock climbing and mountain biking,” says Ghaley.“But there are other challenges that hold back all three industries to grow and develop.”
It costs around Rs2.5 million to organise a HOF event, and raising money is the main hurdle. Ghaley says: “Till now, the government has not helped out, nor have we expected anything from them.”
HOF categories this weekend are downhill, cross country, eliminator and night uphill in riding, bouldering, dyno and natural in rock climbing, with 5km, 10+K, 20+ K, and night run.
There are other activities like slackline, mini ziplines, horizontal bungee and adventure movie screening. The event is a celebration of Himalayan lifestyles, and attendees can either camp on the hill, or stay at Hattiban Resort.