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TAAN intl Eco Challenge 2014 on Aug 172014-08-08 14:09:00


The Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) is all set to operate the second edition of TAAN International Eco-Challenge 2014 on August 17 in Kathmandu.
 
Rafting, Cycling and running are the major comprises of this eco challenge.
 
TAAN has opened the event to people above 18 years of age. Competition will be held in teams of five, which should include a team manager. TAAN said in a press meet in the Kathmandu Wednesday. Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal has set Rs 4,000 as registration fees for each team.
 
Participating teams will start with a 6.5 km from Bhootkhel in Tokha to Pani Muhan in Budhanilkantha. They will next cycle a 14.5 Kilometers stretch from Pani Muhan to Sundarijal.
 
In the final segment of the competition, each team will raft to Goarna from Sundarijal which is 7.5 kilometer in Bagmati River. 

TAAN says it expects more than 2 teams to take part. The team has a four hour window to complete the event. TAAN has announced cash prizes of Rs 125,000 for the wining team, Rs 95,000 for the first runner-up and RS 65,000 for the second runner-up. 

The cash money prizes are subject to gain tax of 25 percent. 

Source: nepalnews.com

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