Tim Blair runs Pokhara to Kathmandu supported by Climb High

Australian “ultra-marathon” runner Tim Blair recently completed the run from Pokhara to Kathmandu – 220km in just four days. Climb High Himalayas organized the event and supported logistically. The main aim of the event was to raise funds for the development of Nepal Tourism. Further, it aimed at improving the profile of Nepal as a tourist destination. Also encouraging tourists to travel again after the 2015 earthquake. Nepal Tourism Board also promoted and provided enormous logistical help and support.

Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Glenn White then hosted a dinner party after the event.


Tim Blair Runs Pokhara to Kathmandu



Tim Blair Running Challenge

Pokhara to Kathmandu – 220km

15th – 17th September 2016

By taking on this 3-day challenge in Nepal. The Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation is aiming to help build a better future for Nepalese children. That is by providing schools and education following the 2015 earthquakes.

Tim Blair has set his intention to run from Pokhara to Kathmandu, in September 2016. The run is to raise awareness of tourism in Nepal. Thus raise funds for school reconstruction in the Solo Khumbu region. Likewise, the aim is to raise as much money as possible in Australia to distribute in Nepal. By Climb High Himalaya through their charity fund. Also the Pemba Foundation, a charity in memory of late Pemba Doma Sherpa a famous mountaineer. Moreover, the run is initiated to promote Nepal as one of the main tourist destinations. With much help from the Nepal Tourism Board.

The Run

Starting in Pokhara, Tim proposes to complete the 204km along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu in three days. The highway is well maintained with great views on one side. In addition, the run will be approximately 70km each day. Thereafter, Tim will complete the whole distance himself. At the same time, he will be accompanied by guest runners. And also cycle riders for sections of the route.

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So, it is proposed that the run will start from the center of Pokhara. However, the location is still yet to be decided. Then preceded by a press conference organized by the Nepal Tourism Board.

Day 1 – Tim will run from Pokhara to Dumre (rest in Bandipur)

On Day 2 – Run Dumre to Dharke

Day 3 – Run Dharke to Kathmandu


The event will be held at Hanumandhoka in Basantpur, Kathmandu. It is a good site with huge crowds almost every day. In addition, it is a very popular tourist site. Specifically, with centuries-old palaces, temples and is in the heart of the Kathmandu Valley. Further, the Nepal Tourism Board will host this event. And will be accompanied by a press conference towards the end.


Climb High Himalaya and Nepal Tourism Board will be coordinating the run. At the same time with, assistance from Trekco UK, Yeti Airlines, Dabur Nepal, Hotel Sherpaland to name a few.


Tim has official support from:

1.   Government of Australia

2. The Minister for Education and Training for Tasmania

3. Jeremy Rockcliff, Member of Parliament for Braddon, Tasmania

4. The Commissioner of Police for Tasmania