05 May 2018 | Arjun Rijal
The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has successfully organized 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon 2018 in the Langtang National park on 19th May, 2018 with the theme of “Adventure Sports for Sustainable Tourism in Nepal”.
The Marathon started from Kyangin Gompa wich is 3870 meter above sea level and went through Langtang Village, Ghoda Tabela, Lama Hotel, Rimche and conclude in Syaprubeshi and it is total of 42 kilometers long and about 100 runners has been participated at the event including 5 foreigners.
Mr Khagendra Bhatt from Nepal Army won first position with 3 hours 49 minutes and 27 seconds in the men’s category and similarly, Nirkala Kulung Rai from Solukhumbu won the first position in the women’s category.
The Event was inaugurated by the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation; Mr. Rabindra Adhikari and He highly evaluated the Initiation of TAAN for organizing such an event that is helpful to promote Nepal Tourism and especially of the Langtang Region. The Langtang Region was badly affected by the massive earthquake of 2015 So, TAAN had taken initiation to start TAAN Langtang Marathon 3 year before with the propose to promote Tourism in Langtang and telling that the Langtang is still opened for the trekking and the Number of visitors in the region are increasing then after.
We would like to thank TAAN and all the related agencies and personalities to make the event grand success.