DC TOUR DUH HASH – June 6-15, 2014: The Baltimore/Washington Hash mega-center proves that it’s possible to hash every day of the week – and then some. The annual pay-as-you-go DC Tour duh Hash features 11 hash trails and ten consecutive days of hashing. Tour duh Hash explained: http://bit.ly/T1QfCa
Schedule for DC Tour duh Hash:
· Friday, June 6, 2014: Host: Charm City Hash House Harriers. COST: $7. Prelube: Don't Know Tavern, 1453 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230 (corner of Light St and Fort Ave, in Fed Hill). Cost: $7. Start: Follow trail marks from prelube to start at 7:00 p.m.; pack away 7:45 p.m. On After: The Depot, 1728 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (near Penn Station). BYO toy cricket. The challenge word will be "flash" and password "thunder.” See additional details. http://bit.ly/1gQkaYW
· Saturday, June 7, 2014: Host: DC Hash House Harriettes and Harriers (DCH4). Carderock Picnic Pavilion, 11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854. COST: $10. Time: 3:00 p.m. Additional details. http://bit.ly/1f3rrkn
· Sunday, June 8, 2014: Host: Hangover Hash House Harriers. College Park Metro Park & Ride, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD. Cost $10; food provided. Pack away 10:00 a.m. A-Z trail; bag vehicle provided. Additional details http://bit.ly/1aGXtB6
· Sunday, June 8, 2014: Host: Baltimore Annapolis Hash House Harriers (BAH3). Cost: ?. Start: 3:00 p.m. Additional details http://bit.ly/1mYkguF
· Monday, June 9, 2014: Host: White House Hash House Harriers (WH4): Springfield Mall Parking Garage (kitty corner from Macy’s). Cost: ? Start: 6:30 p.m. A-to-A trail. Additional details http://bit.ly/1dRbgX3
· Tuesday, June 10, 2014: Host: So Happy It’s Tuesday (SHIT H3). Behind 14,000 Thunderbolt Place, Chantilly VA 22151 (near intersection of US-50 and VA-28). Cost: $5. Sign-in 6:30; hares away 7:00 p.m. Additional details: http://bit.ly/1odrbC3
· Wednesday, June 11, 2014:Host: Over the Hump Hash House Harriers (OTH4). Start 7:00 p.m. No other details available at publishing time, but it is possible that additional information may become available: http://bit.ly/1wHC5FU
· Thursday, June 12, 2014: Host: Every Day is Wednesday Hash House Harriers (EWH3). Potomac Ave. Metro Station, 14th and Potomac Ave., SE, Washington, DC. Cost: $6; Start 6:45 p.m. Additional details: http://bit.ly/KCTdIH
· Friday, June 13, 2014: Host DC Full Moon Hash House Harriers. Cost: $6. Check back for location, time and other crucial details: http://bit.ly/1eaA8Wd.
· Saturday, June 14, 2014: Host: Mount Vernon Hash House Harriers (MVH3). Newington, VA. Cost: $5. Additional details: http://bit.ly/KQcnee
· Sunday, June 15, 2014. Host: Hillbilly Hash House Harriers (HbH3). Vint Hill, VA. Cost: ? Additional details: http://bit.ly/1f3zu0s
PUDJAM Summer Solstice Party – June 21-22, 2014. The Party Package includes seven trails near the Potomac in Fort Washington, MD. Also included are kegs, food, giveaway, DJ/music/lights, hot tub, a homebrew competition and donation, which benefits the DC Red Dress Run charity. Giveaway item to first 200 to register. For more information and to register, go to http://bit.ly/1hYUiEn.
Mr. Magoo’s Wine Tasting for the Red Dress Run Charity – June 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Rosslyn, VA. This do-not-miss event is limited to the first 20 PAID guests. The cost is $75. Host Mr. Magoo will provide the wine, which he is pairing food courses. Make your check payable to “DC RDR” and mail to:
8010 Piney Branch Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
You can also give cash or check to Thom “3 Holer” Myers at any Hash event.
July 4th Weekend Tubing Trip – July 3-6, 2014. The Tidewater hosts it annual T.I.T.S. (tubing on the
Shenandoah Roanoke), which starts in Weldon, NC, not far from the Virginia border. Registration: http://bit.ly/1u4ijlN
Many hashers will be attending the Beer Odyssey in Brussels, but if that’s too far, too long and too expensive, here’s a great alternative: THE WHITE HOUSE CAMPOUT, July 25-27 in Rileyville, VA. The weekend features four trails, five meals, beer, hard cider, tubing on the river and opportunities to indulge in sensual pleasures and bacchanalian excess. Register on Hashspace: http://bit.ly/1lEaK23 or send a check to Brian Thomas Myers, 6621 Patent Parish LN, Alexandria, VA 22315.
Registration for the DC RED DRESS RUN (October 11, 2014) is open. The price rises with every 100 registrants. Just follow this trail: http://bit.ly/1gFTMvy
HASH DC ---/-/--> WEEKLY CALENDAR
-- 7:00 p.m. White House Hash House Harriers (WH4) - http://bit.ly/1dRbgX3
-- 6:30 p.m. So Happy It’s Tuesday Hash House Harriers (SH*T H3) - http://bit.ly/1dRkQZW
-- Normally Charm City H3 hashes on every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00, however, because of the Tour duh Hash, this month’s trail will be held on Friday, June 6.
-- 7:00 p.m. Over the Hump Hash House Harriers (OTH4) - http://bit.ly/1moU4Jb
-- 6:45 p.m. Every Day is Wednesday Hash House Harriers (EWH3) - http://bit.ly/KCTdIH
-- 5:30 p.m. Beltway Bob Hash Happy Hour (B2H3) - http://bit.ly/1jkXnEd
-- 10:00 a.m. Mount Vernon Hash House Harriers (MVH3) - http://bit.ly/1dMtN8l
-- 10:00 a.m. Pocahontas Hash House Harriers (PoHoH3) - monthly in and around Richmond - http://bit.ly/R3W2WV
-- 1:00 p.m. SMUTTy Crab Hash House Harriers (SCH3).
-- 3:00 p.m. DC Harriettes and Harriers (DCH4) - http://bit.ly/1f3rrkn
-- 3:00 p.m. Great Falls Hash House Harriers (GFH3) - http://bit.ly/1dszOBc
-- 3:30 p.m. Fredericksburg Urban Hash House Harriers (FUH3) – every other Saturday. This month’s trails will be on June 14 and June 28 - http://bit.ly/1cQOcDi
-- 11:69 (the same joke over and over again just keeps getting better) a.m. Hillbilly Hash House Harriers (HbH3) - http://bit.ly/1f3zu0s
-- 1:30 p.m. Old Frederick and Rural Territories Hash House Harriers (Old FART H3) http://bit.ly/Kz9rTC
-- 2:00 p.m. Over the Hump Hash House Harriers (OTH4) - http://bit.ly/1moU4Jb
-- 3:00 p.m. Baltimore Annapolis Hash House Harriers (BAH3) - http://bit.ly/1dOiMNQ
HASHING STARKERS – It’s been said that hash mores are decidedly different in the United States. Perhaps it’s a desire to cast off the yoke of cultural puritanism that leads at least some Americans to hash in their birthday suits. In any case, opportunities abound with warmer weather. And perhaps this little number from last year will entice you to attend: http://bit.ly/1gSPqqc
SCOUTING THE TRAIL ---/-/--> A look ahead at Hash America Events
Saturday, June 14: San Diego Red Dress Run. It’s the Original Red Dress Run 27 years later! The cost for the Red Dress Run by itself varies between $69 and $80, depending on how soon one registers, and $1 from each registration will be designated for the River Park Foundation. http://bit.ly/PUXuKb
Ventura County Hash House Harriers (VCH3) present, the Havasu Viking Hash, June 27-29, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Details and registration: http://bit.ly/1ia7Cav
Madison (Wisconsin) H3 Red Dress Run – Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Base rego - $15; VIP rego - $25 ($10 goes to charity); T-shirt - $20 ($7 goes to charity). Additional details http://bit.ly/T3IX0N and http://on.fb.me/1iI7O00
Eerie Hash House Harriers' 21st Analversary - Sherman, New York. July 4-6, 2014. Celebrate 21 years of hash experimentation with the theme, “For Science.” http://bit.ly/1hMEyFr
Midsummer Night's Hash X. A dusk-until-dawn Hash camping event hosted by the Triangle H3 in Oxford, North Carolina on the shortest night of the year (June 20-22, 2014). Lord, what fools these hashers be. http://bit.ly/1m38j6b
MINK (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) Interhash (June 20-22, 2014) Hosted by the Cedar Falls H3 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The camping weekend features six trail options, givaways and all the beer that one might expect at a major hash event. http://bit.ly/1oXi0H8
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - Coeur d'Alene Hash House Harriers Second Annual Red Dress Run - Selkirk Brewing Company, Post Falls, Idaho. http://bit.ly/1nFmYeo
August 1-3, 2014 - Search for the Holy Trail campout weekend - hosted by the Carolina Larrikin H3 - Boonville, North Carolina. http://bit.ly/1pJclnV
Saturday, August 9, 2014: New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run. New Orleans, Louisiana (USA). It’s not the first, but it’s easily the world’s largest Red Dress Run. By the end of this year, the New Orleans Red Dress Run will have given local charities OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS! http://bit.ly/1kohGMJ
Memphis H3 Dead Elvis 2014 hosted by the Memphis Hash House Harriers in Memphis, Tennessee. August 15- 17, 2014. Multiple trails, giveaways, and of course the obligatory Elvis-themed costume event. http://bit.ly/1nFj0Co
2014 Colorado Invihash - August 29 - September 1, 2014 (Labor Day weekend) - Cripple Creek Colorado. If it isn’t already, place this high-altitude, do-not-miss event on your hash bucket list. http://bit.ly/1kYrC3v
USA Nash Hash in Indianapolis - September 11-15, 2014 - http://bit.ly/1pAgfk0
Pacific Northwest Interhash - September 19- 21, 2014 – Eureka Center on Lake Pend-Oreille, in Sagle Idaho (near Sandpoint). Four trails, five meals, 17 kegs and fun beyond measure - http://bit.ly/1tz2Esk
THINKING ABOUT STARTING A HASH? There are many ways to go about it, and this discussion thread may provide some helpful ideas: http://bit.ly/1oXkVj8
Hashing in Kings Landing and beyond the wall? Croatia, with its beautiful coastline and islands, is a wonderful destination in its own right, but the fact that King’s Landing, Qarth and other "Game of Thrones" locations are filmed there make the area a must-see for fans of the HBO series. If you hurry, you can join the Dalmatian Hash Cruise (14-20 June 2014). Additional details: http://bit.ly/1klfo55 and http://bit.ly/1nFaLXf. But if White Walkers and the Land of the Nights Watch is more your style, contact Automatic Balls, who is in the planning stages of a Hash Adventure in Iceland: http://bit.ly/1kexA1z
NOW OPEN: Registration for Interhash 2016 in Bali: The May 20-22, 2016 event promises affordable lodging and inexpensive beer. http://bit.ly/1pHLreB.
Inside the June issue of Harrier Magazine: A visitor’s Guide to Belgian Beer, Hashing with the Burning Man, Adventures in Saigon, the Betty Ford Rehab Hash and much more. http://bit.ly/1d6EkVV
SCOUTING THE TRAIL ---/-/--> A look ahead at Hash International events
6-9 June 2014 - Cairns Hash House Harriers 2000th Run - Trinity Beach, Australia. http://bit.ly/1wNdQGg
13-15 June 2014: Oslo Hash House Harriers’ 25th Anniversary - Oslo, Norway. http://bit.ly/1iIfCiv
13-15 June 2014: All China Nash Hash - hosted by the Huandaolu Xiamen H3 in Xiamen, China. http://bit.ly/1nFpfGy
20-22 June 2014: Manchester Hash House Harriers’ Second Anniversary –-Manchester, UK. http://bit.ly/1u4Kz7N
4-6 July 2014: Montreal H3 1000th Run Weekend: Friday 4th of July - Red Dress Run; Sat., 6 July - 1000th Run; Sun., 6 July - 1001 Arabian Nights. More information:http://bit.ly/1iIkWBb
11-13 July 2014: Calgary Hash House Harriers Stampede Hash and Campout – Burmis, Alberta, Canada. http://bit.ly/1u4LHYX
11-13 July 2014: 10th Malaysian Nash Hash 2014 - Sarawak, Malaysia – hosted by the Sibu Hash House Harriers. http://bit.ly/SmXuUI
7-10 August 204: A four-day Pirates of the South China Seas-themed event serving as a post-lube to Brussels? That could only be the Cardiff H3 888th trail celebration in Wales, of course. The event (£88.80) will slake the thirsts of pirate hashers with beer, cider and wine: http://bit.ly/1rTHw1f
22-24 August 2014: Cappadocia Hash Bash; a two-continent event hosted by the Istanbul H3 - Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey. http://bit.ly/SmXWlK
22-24 August 2014: German Nash Hash 2014 - Rüdesheim am Rhein, Youthhostel. http://bit.ly/1pEEjkN
22-24 August 2014: Paramaribo Hash House Harriers’ 25th Anniversary - Surname (South America). http://bit.ly/1n050Qp
22-24 August 2014: Port Vila Hash House Harriers’ 2000th Run - Port Vila, République de Vanuatu (South Pacific). http://bit.ly/1m3fds7
29-31 August: Jakarta Hash Challenge - Jakarta, Indonesia. http://bit.ly/1gTfgu4
25-27 September 2015: Pan Asia Hash - Pondy, India. EARLY BIRD registration is limited to 300 registrants, and priced at USD125: http://bit.ly/Ob8GRZ
SWING LOW until next time …
Bangkok May 24, 2014
“The Singha River Kwai Trophy International 2014”
Record international attendance for the most popular Adventure race in South East Asia!
Part of the Amazing Thailand International Adventure Race Championships Series, the 9th edition of this world-renowned race is supported by Singha, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Kanchanaburi province.
Scheduled for May 31 and hosted at Felix River Kwai Resort and Spa, the race will explore the magnificence of the world renowned Kwai River valley.
Adventure Racing is a highly visual and dynamic sport genre, stretching competitors to their limits. It is a sport that is rapidly capturing the imagination of sportsmen and women in Thailand and around the world.
“The Singha River Kwai Trophy International 2014 consists of 2 days of activities including:
• An Expo village where local communities, athletes and tourists will be able to meet in a friendly atmosphere.
• Parties and VIP hospitality.
• A spectacular Adventure Race starting near the River Kwai Bridge.
• Shows, dances and entertainment.
• Gala dinner and trophies presentation.
165 teams from around the world are officially registered which makes the event the largest adventure race ever not only in Thailand but in South East Asia.
“This success and sudden increase in popularity (115 teams last year) is amazing” explains Serge Henkens the Race director.
“We did not expect this and are very much delighted. We can probably explain it by the fact that the society is changing in this part of the world… More free time, increasing concern for health and well-being, rising environmental awareness, return to conviviality, back to nature etc…..”
“After the recent years boom of road running, people are now ready and willing to have fun off road and far away from the city fumes and pollution. “
“Kachanaburi is a place of historical significance of course but it also has stunning scenery to offer. Located not far from Bangkok, the province has all the ingredients for memorable outdoor fun: lakes, jungle, mountains, caves, a very rich fauna and flora and, of course, the Kwai River. The perfect recipe for great Adventure Racing” says Serge Henkens, the Race Director.
“We offer 2 divisions, Adventure (easier course) and Extreme (longer course), the race is therefore really accessible to everyone!”
The race has grown in popularity over the years and has become the most sought after Adventure Race in South East Asia” concludes Henkens.
Adventure Race information:
· Adventure (Shorter course for newcomers and W.E. warriors)
· Extreme (Longer course for confirmed athletes and experienced Racers)
Disciplines: Running, Kayaking, Biking, Swimming
Teams of 2 racers
Men, Women, Mixed, Masters Men (over 80 years combined). Seniors Men (over 100 years combined), Students Boys, Students Girls
Race starts at 8:30am
About Active Management Asia
Adventure racing is a new sport that has exploded in popularity across Asia and Thailand. Active Management Asia is leading that growth in Thailand with its highly popular Amazing Adventure Race Series.
Now in its ninth year of operation, Active Management Asia has established an international reputation for solid logistics and challenging race courses. These non-stop races, ranging in length from 4-8 hours, require teams to run, trek, mountain bike and paddle, while navigating a course through the wilderness.
Likened to an expedition with a stopwatch, adventure racing requires teamwork, perseverance, strategy and determination.
Active Management Asia is also a leader in corporate training and school learning trips around Thailand.
For more information:
Active Management Asia Co., Ltd
Khun May or Khun Golf
Tel: 02 7189581-2
Fax: 02 7189583
A final correspondence before the event, please take the time to read this in it's entirety. (There is a printable version of this email attached, including the Map)
At the bottom of the page you will find a map of how to get to the Town in Town Hotel, when you enter the front door of the hotel, take the staircase to your right, you will find us at the top of the stairs.
The schedule for the event will be included in a booklet that you will receive at check-in, but to kick things off, below is the schedule for Friday 2nd and Saturday morning 3rd.
Check-in will be open from 3pm till 6 pm, you will receive your goodie bag at check-in and you will also be a given a welcome drink when you check in. Should you be in need of another drink, they can be purchased in a minimart in the Hotel foyer or from the Lychee Garden Restaurant/Bar in the car park from 5pm. If you want to attend the Pattaya Jungle Lunar H3 run, you will need to be down in the Lychee Garden Bar by 6:30, On Out 7:00pm.
We have negotiated discounted drink prices and a set menu meal for 100 baht in the Lychee Restaurant / Bar for the Lunar run, remember, the Lunar is a back to basics hash, no registration fee, buy your own drinks, it should be a fun night with an anticipated crowd of in excess of 130 for the Lunar Run, the bar will be closed to all but our group.
If you are not arriving until Saturday morning, Check-in will be from 9am till 12:00, buses will leave for the XL trail at 12:30 and the other runs at 1:30, so check-in as soon as you can.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a walker and you nominated the Std Trail, we strongly advise you not to attempt the whole trail, it will take you at least 2 hours, a short cut will be provided to get you back in a reasonable time, so you won’t miss half the circle, please use it or do the short walk, which is only 4 kms.
Also I have recently added a new page to the Thai Nash Hash website for you benefit, if you are not a regular hasher here in Pattaya, please have a look at it, it shows how we mark trails here in Pattaya and how the TNH2014 trails will be marked, it is for your benefit, so please take the time to have a look. CLICK HERE
See you there.
Can’d Hash House Harriers celebrates its fourth annual Red Dress Run on The Lady in Red’s birthday - Saturday, April 19, 2014 - in Monterey, California. Benefits Monterey's Animal Friends project. http://bit.ly/1mIav85
NURD Red Dress RunSaturday, May 10, 2014, Galway, New York. Sponsored by the Halve Mein Hash House Harriers, the weekend-long celebration benefits The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. Cost varies between $100 and $120, depending on when payment is received. http://bit.ly/1gltUmV.
San Francisco Hash House Harriers' Bay2Blackout, May 18, 2014. This may be the last Bay to Breakers, warns SFH3, who invite you to celebrate the famed r*ce's last hurrah and the City on the Bay by making fun of it all with a weekend full of drinking, costumes and debauchery! Events include a "Fifty Shades of Fog" S&M pubcrawl on Friday, a dress as your favorite SF stereotype on Saturday and a Sunday event called "The SF Gold BUSH of 1869: The Gold Miner's Daughter." Register ($135) here: http://bit.ly/1pHVWyi
NC/SC 2014, June 13-15. Details to be announced: http://bit.ly/1e8GYMH
Ventura CountyHash House Harriers (VCH3) present, the Havasu Viking Hash, June 27-29, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Details and registration: http://bit.ly/1ia7Cav
SAD ENDING to the story of Hogtown Hasher. (Toronto) Missing. As reported in previous issues, Jeffrey Boucher (aka Prince Valium), had missing since Jan. 13 after failing to return from his morning run in suburban Toronto. The body of the 52-year-old high school teacher has finally been found, according to news reports: http://bit.ly/1mvMUog
Find an upcoming Red Dress Runanywhere in the world: http://bit.ly/1flG2sb
SCOUTING THE TRAIL ---/-/--> A look ahead
German Nash Hash 2014, August 22-24, 2014, Where: Rüdesheim am Rhein, Youthhostel. Cost 175,- € until May 31, 2014. Registration: http://bit.ly/1pEEjkN
IT’S BALI!The next Interhash will be held on Bali May 20-22, 2016. The island paradise touts affordable lodging and inexpensive beer. Registration is expected to open soon here: http://bit.ly/1pHLreB. Here’s a news story announcing Bali’s winning bid: http://bit.ly/1mvOPsW
Pan Africa Hash 2015– May 15-17, 2015, Freetown, Sierra Leone: http://bit.ly/1flpWPk
EuroHash 2015– Krakow, Poland, July 17-19, 2015. Early bird registration is expected to open this month. Cost: Zloty 700, Euro 165 or GBP 135.
Pan Asia Hash, September 25-27, 2015, Pondy, India. EARLY BIRD registration is limited to 300 registrants, and priced at USD125: http://bit.ly/Ob8GRZ
-- “Hops, This is a great document and should go a long way to bringing backsliders like me back to the hash!” -- Karl
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Chennai Hash celebrates its 14th Anniversary outside India in Kathmandu, capital city Nepal, on Wednesday-8th – Saturday 11th October 2014. Most of our anniversaries run are always out of Chennai, within India & this will be our 4th overseas trip.
The committee has returned from Kathmandu & Chitwan, Nepal after checking out hotels, transport & other details for our 14th Anniversary in October’14. We have finalised hotels at Kathmandu & Chitwan; however, since we were unable to get one hotel to accomodate all of us under one roof we are taking 2 hotels. Also, since Chitwan doesn’t have too many cottages, we have limited to 130 persons only. The first 60 registrations will get to stay at Barahi Jungle Lodge, Chitwan. We are awaiting room-rates from our travel agent in Kathmandu; and the registration fee will be out by end of March or early April ’14.
Below is some info we’d like to share:-
Chennai Hash14thAnniversaryat Kathmandu, Nepal
Wed 8th Oct- Sat 11th Oct2014 (4 nights & 5 days)
4 fabulous days of:Hashing & Partying at Kathmandu & Chitwan
Joint Run with:Himalayan Hash House Harriers
Participation: 130 only
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Nepal?
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude - bound on the North by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the East by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union; on the South by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh; and on the West by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. Extremely varied in topography, the country ranges from having eight of the ten highest mountains on earth (most notably Mount Everest), to tropical lowlands. Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolis.
How to get to Kathamandu?
From India–Air India, IndiGo, Spicejet, Jet Airways.
Other Carriers: - Air Asia, Bangaldesh Airlines, Dragonair, Malaysian Airlines,China Southern, China Eastern, Omar Airlines, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Thai Airways.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal:-
Tribhuvan International Airport is an international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is the sole international airport in Nepal and has one domestic and one international terminal
Suggestion:Hashers from India /Chennai – book your ticket for the 7th Oct late flight to Delhi & hangout at the Delhi International airport & catch the first flight on 8th Oct to Kathmandu. Spicejet/Indigo has announced 50 % discounts if you book early.
Would recommend Overseas Hashers arrive at Kathmandhu on 7th Oct’14
Do one need visa to enter Nepal?
All foreign nationals, (except Indians), need visas to enter Nepal. One can obtain from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal. http://welcomenepal.com/promotional/faq/
Rates for Hotels in Nepal:-
As per the Nepal govermernt rule Foreign nationals (other than Indians) will pay in USD, slight more than the locals & Indians.
Hotels at Katmandu:
1. Manasula Hotel will be the main venue for Gala Dinner (Management has promised 45 rooms).
2. Gangjong Hotel -10 to 15 mins walks to the Manasula Hotel.
(Both these hotels are loacted in the heart of the city, close to Thamel, the shopping & tourist centre)
Cottages at Chitwan:-
1. Barahi Judgle Lodge will be our main venue for Run & Gala Dinner. (Barahi Jungle Lodge is new & was opened last September 2013, management has assured 34 cottages).http://www.barahijunglelodge.com/
2. Tiger Land Safari Resort- is about 15 kms away & approx 45 mins drive to Barahi Jungle Lodge (management has assured 15 cottages, but we have request for 25 cottages). http://www.tigerlandnepal.com/
Some History of Kathmandu:-
Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal's population. As the largest (and pretty much the only) city in the country, Kathmandu also feels like another developing-world city rushing into a modern era of concrete and traffic pollution. Take a walk in the backstreets, however, and the capital's amazing cultural and artistic heritage reveals itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillis and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops largely unchanged since the Middle Ages. Kathmandu has been a traveller’s mecca since the 1960s but these days you're less likely to see a tie-dyed hippy in search of enlightenment than a well-heeled Gore-Tex-clad tourist in search of a good espresso. With tourist numbers down and political tensions up, the last few years have been uncertain, yet residents have retained a good-humoured self-respect. Kathmandu is well worth a week of your time, but it's too easy to spend too much time stuck in touristy Thamel. Enjoy the Internet cafés, the Western music and the lemon cheesecake, but make sure you also get out into the 'real Nepal', before your time runs out. It is one of the World's most expensive cities.
Chitwan is about approx 145 kms from Kathmandu, time takes will about 5/6 hrs by surface. Chitwan literally means “heart of the jungle”. In recent years Chitwan tops the list of things to do in Asia. It is a truly wildlife adventure of a different kind – jungle safaris on elephant backs or jeeps, birdwatching, canoe rides and jungle walks. The Chitwan National Park is Asia’s best preserved conservation area, where wildlife thrives and their habitats remain intact. The park lies in the Inner Terai lowlands and consists of Sal forests, tall elephant grasslands, hills, ox-box lakes and flood plains of the Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers.Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984, the park spreads over an area of 932 sq. km.
October and November are the best months to visit Kathmandu. The weather and visibility during this monthare perfect for trekking and outdoor activities. The average daytime temperatures are around 20°C (68°F): perfect to enjoy hikes and walks around the town without getting sweaty. October has also a fair chance of rain, however if it does rain it does not lastfor more than a couple of hours and is usually followed by clear weather.
What to Wear & Bring:-
It is advisable to carry some warm and light jackets as the evenings can get very chilly, running shoes, mosquito repellent,camera, your specific medicines, and of course ..you’re Hash Spirit!!!
Pali is national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups speak various language and dialects
Anything else you need to know?
After b/fast-Sight seeing-9-12 noon & 2pm -6pm
7pm- Gala Dinner/ Dance to DJ at Manasula Hotel.
11pm-Hit the bed
Kathmandu-Chitwan -145 kms (5to 6 hrs by surface)
7am check out of hotel-board the coach to Chitwan
11am –Lunch @ River view
01pm- Check into cottages
7pm- Sunset Dinner /Dance to DJ at Barahi Jungle Lodge
11pm-Hit the bed
Morning free for Jungle activites
12noon-Lunch at your own cottages
06pm- Circle at Barahi Jungle Lodge
7pm- Sunset Dinner & Dance to DJ at Barahi Jungle Lodge
11pm-Hit the bed
7am-Check out of Cottages-board the coach to Kathmandu
1pm-Lunch ast your own hotels
4pm-Joint run with Himalay H3
6 pm- Circles at Manaslu Hotel.
7pm-Gala Dinner /Dance to Live Band at Manaslu Hotel
11pm-Hit the bed
Check out after b/fast
See you all at Pondy in Sept 2015
CH3 mis management
The second edition of this already popular and unique race will take place in the magnificent Singha Park in Chiang Rai on April 27, 2014.
“After last year big success, we are proud to bring back this type of obstacle and mud kind of race in the beautiful Singha Park in Northern Thailand. This is the perfect place for hosting this type of adventure race” says Serge Henkens, director of Active Management Asia and race organizer.
“This race is not about winning, it is about fun, teamwork, camaraderie and friendship” continues Henkens. “Are you ready to get wet and dirty?”
“In parallel to the main event, we will also offer a 3km fun run for children and families. This is a family event where we’ll see people from many different countries, cultures, colors, and ages, get together in a friendly and festive atmosphere”
What is an Obstacle Race?
Obstacle racing is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges (obstacles). They combine mud and trail runs. Obstacles include, but are not limited to, climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water (but not swimming), crawling under nets or through drainage pipes. Many obstacles are similar to those used in military training, whilst others are unique to obstacle racing, and are employed throughout the course to test endurance, strength, speed and dexterity. Races vary in both distance and challenge level, combining trail running and cross country running.
The course is a 7.5km lap and includes 10 obstacles
We are offering 2 distances for soloists
· 7.5km ( 1 lap-10 obstacles)
· 15km (2 laps-20 obstacles)
· There will be also a team race.
Teams: 30km (4 laps- 40 obstacles) Team consists of 5 runners. Each of the 4 laps must be completed by 2 runners from the team. It is totally up to the team to decide which 2 runner will complete each lap. (E.g. a same runner can run the five laps as long a 2 runners from the team are running together)
Brought to you by Active Management Asia, this event consists of:
• A Solo 7.5 km course which includes 10 obstacles (one lap)
• A Solo 15 km course which includes 20 obstacles (two laps)
• A Team 30km course which includes 40 obstacles (4 laps)
• A 3 km The Obstacle family run for all
• An Expo village for sponsors to display and sell their products and services
• Trophy ceremony and presentations
• A post-race lunch in a friendly and festive atmosphere
The "Singha Obstacle Fun Run 2014 2rd edition" offers exciting routes that travels along scenic trails exploring the mountains, farmlands and tea plantations of the Singha Park in Chiang Rai
• Solo 7.5km Men: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,and 60 & above
• Solo 15km Men: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & above
• Solo 7.5km Women:16-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 & above
• Solo 15km Women: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 & above
• Teams: Open
How to register?
On AMA website www.ama-events.com and pay by credit card, bank or ATM transfer
From now to April 24
-In person at The Roast Coffee shop at Chiang Rai (Khun Keng 088-700-0762, 089-928-0179)
-In person at Active Management Asia office (02-718-9581)
Register now! www.ama-events.com
For more information, please contact
Active Management Asia Co., Ltd.
Tel: 02 718 95 81-2 Fax: 02 718 95 83
Vietnam has a new hash baby on the way, the Saigon F3H Hash House Harriettes (SHF3H) will be born on Friday 4th April 2014. The SHF3H will run once a month on the first Friday of the month except for when there is a public holiday, then runs will be held on the second Friday of the month. Runs will usually be city runs in District 1 or neighbouring districts and with a walking trail too usually leaving and returning from a bar, restaurant or house. The location will change every month. As a Harriettes hash, this hash chapter will be controlled and mismanaged by women only but men are welcome to participate and set runs.
Run Fee: 50, 000 VND - free souvenir t-shirt while stocks last - bring your own water and torch for the run