Friday, June 13, 2014

National Himalayan Mountain Biking Expedition Leh – 2014

National Himalayan Mountain Biking Expedition Leh – 2014
DURATION OF THE PROGRAM: 8 Nights/9 Days
PROGRAM FEE: Rs.9000/- per member
FEE INCLUSIONS: Food, accommodation, equipments, guidance & insurance
NUMBER OF BATCHES: 16
SIZE OF A BATCH: 30 participants in each batch
REPORTING PLACE: Under Consideration
Reporting Dates: 
10th , 12th , 14th , 16th , 18th , 20th , 22nd , 24th , 26th , 28th , 30th, August’2
014 and 1st , 3rd , 5th , 7th , 9th , September’2014 


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 bikingfrom Leh to Nimo. You will see beauty of Indus river in your biking route. The next day onwards route is very beautifuland 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 Lehand famous for 10th centuries old gompas (Buddhist Temple). You may also meet simple Buddhist people who are proud of their land, culture and heritage.
Purpose:
The purpose of the program is to expose the YHAI members to a high altitude unspoiled area of Leh with a sense of love for nature and outdoor recreational activity aiming at promoting adventure in tandem with national integration.

PROGRAM FEE
Rs.9000/- per member
CANCELLATION RULES
In case you are unable to join this biking expedition you will get a refund of Rs.4500/- provided yourrequest is received directly in the National Office at before 20th July’2014. After this date no refund application will be considered. Any unforeseen event /strike or naturalcalamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation. Refund will be given after completion of the program.
HOW TO REACH
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 servicesbetween Manali and Leh. The bus journey between Leh and Manali with an overnight halt at Keylong or Darcha.
By Air:
Major Airlines operate daily flights from Delhi/Jam
mu/Srinagar.
By Train:
The closest railway stations are Jammu, Pathankot or Chandigarh, both at least three days away by bus.
NOTE: There is no prepaid mobile service availability at Leh- Laddakh region, only postpaid services are functional.
REPORTING PLACE
Under Consideration



SCHEDULE
Under Consideration – 8 Days Program The daily program Schedule will be published by 1st-July-2014.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
This expedition is open to YHAI members who are 18years and above as on 1st July, 2014. This condition will be adhered to strictly.Under age will not be considered in any case.
HOW TO JOIN
Please call 9374639777 
for join and save online charge!!!!!!!
Members desirous of joining this program may apply online through our website http:www.yhaindia.org, by the prescribed registration form duly supported by a Medical Certificate, along with a DD of requisite amount in favor of “Youth Hostels Association of India”, payable at New Delhi. Members can also apply through the State Branch or Local Unit of YHAI. As we have limited seats, preference will be given only to that YHAI member who has previous experience in YHAI National Himalayan Biking/Trekking Expedition. To participate in the expedition, fitness levels have to be high, and the YHAI reserve the right to reject any entry based upon the doctor’s report.
N.B: Without admit card, original membership card & medical certificate do not claim your registration as confirmed.
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES
Tented accommodation/ Guest House.
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES
Simple, nutritious vegetarian meals.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG
Two pair Track suits, Woolen gloves, Woolen socks, Warmers, Sweatshirts, Two Jackets, T Shirts, CottonShirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks, Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Rain sheet, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, Medicines which you normally use at home, Camera with extra batteries.
Equipments Provided by YHAI:
1. Mountain Bike 2. Helmet 3. Knee Cap 4. Elbow Guard 5. Biking Gloves 6. Knap Sack
SAFETY & SECURITY
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of mountain biking routed for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While everycare has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
Notice for Participants:
1. Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any description is strictly prohibited during the course of the program.
2. Deviation from the set route of the program is not permitted. If participants may wish to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the program and checking out.
3. Stay other than YHAI Camp is not allowed for the entire duration of the camp.
4. This is an environment friendly trek. Do no litter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.
5. Burning of wood during camp fire is strictly prohibited. Import of any bio Non- degradable Material in J & K is an offence. Certificates Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.
Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for Girls
YHAI announces Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for underprivileged girls for participation in YHAI adventure activities. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document / certificates.
Special Casual Leave
No special casual leave is applicable for mountain biking program

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