MAY 24 - 29, 2020
2020/05/24 07:30:00

Route : Pitched Route/Motorable Road with big boulders.
Gradient : Uphill Terrain with gaining elevation around 6000 ft (A+ grade) in one day.
Category : Open Male   |  Open Female
Cyclothan (fun ride) and Race (professional) (approx 31km)
Ride inside the dense Rhododendron forest. After summit catch the breathtaking view of 4 highest peak of the world


It is notified in the interest of general public that as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID 19) the MUSUEM, ADVENTURE PARK and other amenities of HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE, Darjeeling will remain closed for tourists and visitors w.e.f. 17 March to 31 March 2020. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused.

The revised dates/changed schedules for forthcoming mountaineering courses, CLIMBATHON 2020, Tenzing Norgay MTB Challenge 2nd Edition will be announced in due course.

This notice is not to create panic but to stand together and win our fight against Corona.

Take precautions and STAY STRONG.

Jai Hind
Dated 16th March, 2020
Princirpal HMI

About The Event

The primarily aim of the MTB RACE is to commensurate 105th Birth-Anniversary of our legend, Late Sh. Tenzing Norgay. THE MTB CHALLENGE is back with the 2nd edition which has more of everything i.e more higher standards, more severe competition, more tougher challenges in terms of weather and route (with offroad and uphill terrain) and a lot more.


  • Day 1

    24 May 2020

    Reporting Day at HMI for Race/Cyclothan/Briefing /Bib No.
  • Day 2

    25 May 2020

    FLAG OFF – Darjeeling to Chitrey (48 km ) and dispersal on the very same day. The certificate will be distributed to Cyclothan Participants on the same day at Chitrey. Race participants night halt at Chitrey.
  • Day 3

    26 May 2020

    FLAG OFF 0700 hrs for Race Participants, Chitrey to Sandhakpu (UPHILL). Race Day (for Race Category) (Distance 30 km Approx). Participation certificate distribution to all Race participants.
  • Day 4

    27 May 2020

    Sandhakpu to Maneybanjyang in cycle and disperse.
  • Day 5

    28 May 2020

    Free accommodation for Winners at HMI till next day
  • Day 6

    29 May 2020

    Prize Distribution for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner and Celebration of Late Tenzing Sherpa Birthday. (Free accommodation for Winners)

About the venue

Sandakphu or Sandakfu or Sandakpur is the highest peak in the district of Illam, Nepal. It is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Nepal border. The peak is located at the edge of the Singalila National Park and has a small village on the summit.

Elevation of Chitrey : 8340 ft
Elevation of Sandakpu: 12024 ft
Distance from chitrey to sandakpu: 31km
Weather: 8° to 15° Celsius

Champions of
Tenzing Norgay MTB 2019 – 1st Edition


(Male Category)
Devendra Thakur,


(Male Category)
Vithal Vosale,


(Male Category)
Laxman Malla,


(Female Category)
Usha Kanal,


(Female Category)
Nirjala Karmakar,


(Female Category)
Sunee Dolma Shrestha,

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