Four Gurkhas who are currently serving with the 36 Engineer Regiment and the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers in Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom took part in a challenge so called Ex THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE GURKHA WAYS. A traditional National Three Peaks Challenge that runs in the United Kingdom was completed with carrying extra 25kg of load in a bamboo basket (so called DOKO in Nepali language). The challenge was made up a theme of DOKO Race which is one the hardest test during the selection process for the Gurkhas and run in Pokhara, Nepal and completed in 26 hours and 35 minutes.
The main aim of this challenge was to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust and to promote Gurkha 200. The Gurkha Welfare Trust supports ex Gurkhas, their dependents and communities by providing welfare pensions, hardship grants, education, schooling, sanitation and infrastructure in remote villages in Nepal. The Gurkhas are celebrating 200 years of serving with the British Crown in 2015. In coming months and years, there will be various programmes that run by the Gurkhas to celebrated the G200.
This challenge was supported by seven members from the same unit including photographer and editor of this video Chandra Pun and the event was mainly sponsored by the Gurkha Adventures Nepal.
3 Peaks Challenge Gurkha Ways, a charity event to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust and to promote Gurkha 200 celebration in May 2015, run across the Brigade of Gurkhas.
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