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Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge

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Posted: May 9, 2019

In Buddhism and Hinduism, a Kora is a circumambulation, done clockwise, usually around a religious structure. It is said that a single Kora around Mt. Kailash in Tibet, for example, is enough for one lifetime.

Kathmandu, with its myriad religious structures, is a perfect location to do a circumambulation. It boasts two of the most revered Buddhist Stupas of Boudhha & Swoyambhu, and one of the top eight temples for Hindus worldwide, Pashupatinath.

This Challenge circumambulates the valley, clockwise, right at the edge of the valley, away from the hustle of the city, through small dirt trails passing by picturesque rural settings, raising money per kilometre biked for a worthy cause.

Since 2011, it has had over 14,000 riders do around 750,000 km of riding and raising over USD 60,000 for charity