Race Route

The plan goes like this: Camp overnight at Pikey and early in the morning run the half marathon to Khiji Bajar. The route of the race follows along the beautiful summer pasture between Pikey (4200 m) and Demba (3150 m) then climb down to Chuplung Banjhyang (2600 m) and finishing point is Khiji Bajar (2500 m).

Pikey is a hill-top located approximately at the center of major populated areas of Solukhumbu and Okhaldhunga district. Pikey has many identities as a hilltop offering splendid views of mountains (such as Everest, Makalu, Kanchanjangha, Lhotse, Nuptse and many others) and scenery, as a holy hill, as a summer pasture slope for local yak herders, as an important point on the way to pass for Everest travellers and several other identities. The hill has been playing an important role as a yak and Chauri Gai pasture, pilgrim site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Pikey to Demba hill ridge route is famous among Travelers as a very pleasant walk along the open narrow strip of pasture land sandwiched between the forest of rhododendron and coniferous plants. Recently, Nepal government has conducted a study in this region for cheese industry to add economic value to the milk production of the region. Towards the South-West of Pikey, Demba at the end of Pikey-Demba hill ridge is believed to be one of the best places for vista view. Last Year, Thole-Demba festival was organized for promoting local and international tourism in this region.

The endpoint of the Trail race, Khiji Bazar is a small market settlement famous for its Wednesday market which has now grown into a small town and population is steadily growing over the years. In addition to its economic legacy among locals, the place has now evolved into an administrative and cultural heart of the place.