Gurkhas: Quest for the Best

Punishing selection for the Brigade of Gurkhas has taken place in Pokhara in the Himalayas.

From the initial 7,865 Nepalese applicants, 500 made it through to the final two weeks of testing, where 230 were successful.

The arduous process saw potential recruits undergo various mental and physical tests – including the famed five-kilometre Doko race (below).

5km Doko Race (Steve Dock)
5km Doko Race (Steve Dock)


Soldier (2015) Qlobal Sitrep: Quest for the Best. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. January, 2015, pp.9.


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