Race #6 Sacred Sankhu Trail Race

Date: August 19, 2017
Entry deadline: Thursday 17 August

Images from the course

Course overview

You are invited to run at the sacred mysterious region of the Kathmandu Valley where Eighty Siddhas (perfected gurus) of Hindhu Religion were said to have stayed. This ancient Newar Town is located in the North-Eastern corner of the Valley, about 17 Km from Kathmandu. Before Malla Dynasty in Nepal, Sankhu was said to be a separate kingdom. The historical Durbar square (Layaku) has still been preserved.

Sankhu, also known as Shankharapur for its famous ancient Sankha-shaped town structure, is a place to behold and unlike any place in the valley you have visited for it’s untouched purity, simplicity and fabulous trails. What else, the race course will also take you through one of the famous power places of the valley- The temple of Bajrayogini(Khadgayogini) which is one of identity of Sankhu. It is situated on middle of hill. The goddesses known as ‘Mhasukhwamaju'(Nepal Bhasa:म्हासुख्वा माजु) yellow faced Mistress and ‘Hyaunkhwaamaju'(Nepal Bhasa:ह्याउंख्वा माजु) means red faced Misstress are worshipped in high regards.

One of the most fascinating destination of Incredible Kathmandu Valley. Come join in the Fascination. Register now!

Course from above

Course profile

Map files / links

GPX File  KML FILE  Route on Google maps

How to get there

GPS Location: 27.75112, 85.49681 >

Shree Bhagwati Secondary School, Shankrapur, Sankhu. Venue is just adjacent to Sankhu Bus station.

Very easy connectivity from any part of the Valley.

If you are coming by Bus, buses leave from Jorpati directly every 15 mins.
If you have on your own transportation, please take a right from Jorpati Chowk and keep moving straight. Sankhu Bus station is about 10 km from Jorpati.

Car sharing? Try the carpool group on Facebook!

Start location


6:30 am

Arrival of participantsTea/ Coffee served

7 :00 am

Race Number collection

7:20 am

Race Briefing for 11 km

7 :30 am

Flag off for 11 Km Race

7:45 am

Race briefing for 6 Km Run

7 :55 am

Flag off for 6 Km Run

8:00 am

Flag off Special Children's Race 2 Km


Registration period

Registration opens Early bird discount finishes Registration closes
Saturday 5 August Tue 8 August, 2:00 pm Thursday 17 August

Cost to enter

Registration fee includes your chest number & pins, water at start finish & checkpoint(s), checkpoint energy food like bananas & biscuits, recovery soup or snack, certificates, badges, medals for winners!!!

Special pricing on/off:

Period Non-Nepali Locals Local students
Early Bird
Late entry

Fun run cost to enter

Period Non-Nepali Locals Local students
Early Bird
Late entry


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