"I stand here in front of you because [my section commander] has taught me everything in the Army – how to stay alive. And maybe one day these recruits will do the same," says Sergeant Suman Ale.
"It’s about the legacy in our tradition."
The recruits have just a week to get to grips with the basics before they fly to Catterick to receive their formal training.
Testing the new Gurkha tests
The physical tests required to gain a place in the British Army are changing and so are the ones to become a Gurkha.
In Nepal, they are essential to select a small number of Gurkha recruits out of a pool of 10,000 applicants.
A team of Physical Training Instructors from the UK have enlisted the help of the brand new Gurkha recruits to help them validate the new potential tests.
Whilst once the candidates used to be mainly boys from the mountains, now many more aspiring Gurkhas come from the towns.
Training Rifleman Madev Karki is one of them. He was born in the hills, but when his family became more affluent his father stopped farming and moved to a job in the city.
Training Rifleman Karki is just one of the many new recruits whose job is to help the Army validate the new physical tests.
"Old tests have been used for years but weren’t really a good test for soldiering – now we have the scientific know-how to test that," explains Major Shane Burton, Chief of Staff at the HQ Brigade of Gurkhas.
The famous doko race, a staple in the Gurkha selection process, will stay, but will not be part of the physical tests.
"We’re setting slightly different standards," explains Major Burton.
"What we’re doing here is data gathering."
The tests are not yet finalised and some may not be included after all. With so many changes potentially happening, the question lays in whether these considerations are being made with possible future applicants in mind.
However, Major Burton is quick to debunk this theory:
"The changes to the tests have nothing to do with the possible selection of women in the future."