Thursday, July 25, 2013

National Himalayan Mountain Biking Expedition – Leh - 2013

National Himalayan Mountain Biking Expedition – Leh - 2013

Leh Base Camp - 01 Sep, 2013 - 14 Sep, 2013

Fee Rs.7500 
Use of bicycle for the expedition, stay in tent/guest house, simple nutritious vegetarian meals, guidance and insurance. All the seats for 1st September 2013 have been booked.

Equipments Provided by YHAI:
1. Mountain Bike   2. Helmet   3. Knee Cap   4. Elbow Guard   5. Biking Gloves 6. Knap Sack

The route of mountain biking is of scenic beauty and cultural diversity of Leh. This is a place with stunning beauties and sights, apart from being the centre of Tibet-Buddhist culture for ages. Leh is the land of medieval Gompa perched on roaring heights, gentle people, high altitude-deserts, quashing rivers, high peaks and passes. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in the country. The people are a mix of the Tibetan, Balti, Dard and Aryan ethnic strains. The first day of this route will be biking from Leh to Nimo. You will see beauty of Indus river in your biking route. The next day onwards route is very beautiful and enjoyable up to Nurla which is located at a height of 10,020ft provides an awesome and breathtaking view of some most beautiful snow clad mountain peaks. Next day the route is up to Lamayuru located at 11,800ft. Lamayuru is a very high altitude deserted area of Leh and famous for 10th centuries old gompas (Buddhist Temple). You may also meet simple Buddhist people who are proud of their land, culture and heritage.

By Bus: 
Route-1: from Srinagar 434km via Sonmarg, Zozila Pass & Kargil. J&K State Road Transport Corporation operates regular bus services between Srinagar and Leh on this route with overnight halt at Kargil.
Route-2: from Manali 474km via Keylong, Baralacha, Tanglangla & Upsi. Himachal Pradesh Tourism, HRTC and J&K SRTC operate daily Deluxe and ordinary bus services between Manali and Leh. The bus journey between Leh and Manali with an overnight halt at Keylong or Darcha.

Day 1: Reporting at Leh Base Camp (11,500ft)
Day 2: Orientation and Basic Bike Rules and Safety Tips
Day 3: Visit to Monasteries & local sight seeing in Leh by Cycles
Day 4: Ride to Basgo Camp (10,500ft) – 38km – 6hrs (approx.)
Day 5: Ride to Nurla Camp (10,030ft) – 47km – 7hrs (approx.)
Day 6: Ride to Lamayuru Camp (11,320ft) – 35km – 6hrs (approx.)
Day 7: Ride to Nurla Camp (10,030ft) – 35km – 6hrs (approx.)
Day 8: Ride to Basgo Camp (10,500ft) – 47km – 7hrs (approx), transfer to Leh Base Camp, by transport.
Day 9: Group breaks after Breakfast.

For book your seat : 
Mukesh Padsala(Secretary) 9374639777 


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