About Us Participation Facts Directions Gallery National Mountain Biking Expedition Manali – Leh Khardung La – 2017 21000.00 Reporting at Dobhi Base Camp Dist- Kullu (H.P.) - 8 & 9 July, 2017 16 Days/15 Nights Inclusive of High calorie Food at all camps, boarding, lodging, equipment, group insurance and forest entry Start Date 2017 08 Jul End Date 2017 12 Jul Schedule & Seats Date Total Seats Seats Booked Seats left Book Now 08 Jul, 2017 79 79 0 -- 09 Jul, 2017 76 76 0 -- * About Program- Kullu Manali – Kullu valley, also known as the “Valley of Gods”, is located on the banks of the Beas River surrounded by towering peaks. Manali, (6400 ft), an ancient town in the lap of Kullu Valley, is a flourishing orchard industry, a popular tourist destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure lovers. Manali’s major assets are its beautiful landscapes, lush green valleys, meadows of wild flowers, and fruit laden orchard. You will also love to watch captivating view of snow capped mountain peaks. Leh- Leh Ladakh, a part of Jammu & Kashmir State in north of India It is at a distance of 474 kms from Manali and 434 kms from Srinagar. Leh has a cold desert climate but has picturesque scenery.Major tourist attractions are – Shanti Stupa, Hemis Gompha, Leh Palace, Pangyong lake, Tsomoriri lake,Turtuk,Hunder,Khardungla pass, Nubra Valley. *Purpose: The purpose of the expedition is to cycle through world’s most hazardous and difficult terrain on mountain bikes. They will cover the distance in 15 days climbing 4 high passes and World Highest Motorable (KHARDUNG –LA) pass also to introduce the YHAI members to Mountain Biking as an outdoor adventure sport and also to make use of it as a Green transport in cities reducing congestion and pollution. Also after swimming this is the second best non-impact exercise in the world. Also we aim to inspire the spirit of National integration with the fun of Adventure sport. *Duration- 16Days/15Nights *Reporting at Dobhi Base Camp Dist- kullu (H.P.) * How to Reach: Youth Hostel-DOBHI is 14 kms from Kullu, On the Delhi - Kullu Manali National Highway. With a panoramic view of surrounding Apple resort and mountains. Regular bus services are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & Punjab. Every bus from Kullu to Manali is passed from Dobhi. The nearest Railway Stations are Ambala & Chandigarh & the nearest Airport is Bhuntar Kullu. NOTE: There is no prepaid mobile service availability at Leh- Laddakh region, only postpaid services are functional. * Program Includes: Inclusive of High calorie Food at all camps, boarding, lodging, equipment, group insurance and forest entry * Day Wise schedule: Day 1: Reporting at Dobhi Youth Hostel. Day 2: Equipment distribution. Dar 3: Acclimatization and Test Ride. Day 4: Dobhi to Marhi (56km). Day 5: Marhi- Sishu (3100 mt) (45 km) CROSS ROHTANG PASS (3978 mt). Day 6: Sishu-Jispa (3142 mt.) (59km). Day 7: Jispa-Zing Zing bar (4150 mt.) (38 Km). Day 8: Zing Zing bar- Sarchu Plain (4253 mt.) (54 km) CROSS BARALACHA LA (4892 mt) Day 9: Sarchu Plain-Whisky Nala (4700 mt.) (45 km) Day 10: Whisky Nala- Pang (4240 mt.) (29 km) CROSS LACHULUNG LA (5019 mt) Day 11: Pang – Debring (4572 mt.) (50 km) CROSS MORE PLAINS Day 12: Debring- Rumtse (48 km) CROSS TANGLANG LA (5329 mt) Day 13: Rumtse – Leh (3500 mt.) (76 km) Day 14: Leh – South Pullu 25 K.M. (4636mt.) Day 15 South Pulu to Khardung La summit (5602 mt.) and return to Leh (14 Km +38 K.m. downhill terrains) Valedictory Function. Day 16: Check out after Breakfast YHAI trekking expeditions are not subsidized by any Government or donors. * Who can participate: This expedition is open to YHAI members – Preferred age group is 18 years to 50 years and excellent mental and physically fit condition. This condition will be adhered strictly. Under age will not be considered in any case. They must also be willing to undertake the rough conditions of camp life and smile through the stress and strain in high altitude(less oxygen).Right of selection is reserved with YHAI. * How to Participate: Online Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online by paying requisite program fee along with online booking amount i.e. Rs- 21000/- (Rs20000/- +1000/-On line charge) We accept Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit Card payment onwww.yhaindia.org for online payments. After successful transaction Admit Card will be generated. Participant has to carry "Admit Card", "Trekking Medical Certificate" & "Membership Card"(Print out of temporary membership card may also be accepted) at the time of reporting to the Base Camp. Offline Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply on the prescribed "Trekking Registration Form" duly supported by a "Trekking Medical Certificate", along with a Demand Draft of requisite amount of Rs:20050/-(Rs-50/- postage charge) in favor of “Youth Hostels Association of India” payable at New Delhi. The Trekking registration Form, Trekking Medical Form and Demand Draft may be sent to following address: Trekking Department, National Office Youth Hostels Association of India 5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri. New Delhi – 110021, Contact No.: 7827999000 All Offline Booking confirmation is subject to availability of seats. National Office will send the Admit Card along with confirmation letter to the participant at the address mentioned in "Trekking Registration Form". Members can also apply through our YHAI Units or State Branch in their respective area. N.B: Without admit card and Medical fitness Certificate do not claim your registration as confirmed. * Cancellation Policy: In case you are unable to join this biking expedition you will get a refund of Rs.10000/-. Provided your request is received directly in the National Office at before 17th June’2017. After this date no refund application will be considered. Any unforeseen event /strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation. Refund will be given after completion of the program. * Notice to Participant for any illness or injury: YHAI Group Insurance cover is for accidental death or permanent disability only. You are advised to take personal insurance cover for your journey and other related matters. 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 every care 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. Very important instructions to the participants This program is only for experienced cyclists those: 1. Who have experience of multiple days cycling program 2. Who have knowledge of geared cycles. 3. Who have good balance on mtb cycles on rough terrain 4. Can do average cycling of 30-40 kms per day with continuous uphill and downhill terrain. 5. Minimum 4 months of rigorous cycling practice. There will be a test ride and only those found fit and fulfilling the above criteria will be allowed to participate in the expedition. YHAI decision will be final and all participants have to abide by it. No refund is admissible in case of not passing the test ride or any medical reasons. All participants are required to bring their original Photo ID proof as it will be required at various check posts during the program. *YHAI will provide 1. Accommodation tenting on sharing basis. 2. Simple vegetarian food. 3. Fully Equipped Medical team with Ambulance. 4. Oxygen cylinder at every camp. 5. Backup Jeep. 6. Group Insurance. While every care 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. *Risk factor This is a High risk Adventure programme involving cycling uphill/downhill on Himalayan Mountain passes with following risk factors: 1. High Altitude sickness 2. Fall during cycling leading to major/minor injuries. 3. Unforeseen events like Landslides, cloudbursts, storms. YHAI will provide adequate assistance in above circumstances but cannot be held responsible for any risk mentioned or not mentioned above *Additional notes Cycle safety & discipline The cycles given are to be kept safe. Any damage/theft of cycles due to negligence of participant, the cost will be borne by the participant. Behavior during camp Participants are expected to behave cordially with each other and staff. Any misbehavior/harassment will be a cause for check-out from camp and also being blacklisted from further YHAI camps. Certificates: Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates. *Special Casual Leave No special casual leave is applicable for mountain biking program. No Map detail.