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Walk to himalayas - Biking Challenge

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Walk to himalayas - Biking Challenge

Time: November 20, 2014 at 2pm to November 24, 2014 at 6pm
Location: Uttarakhand
Event Type: cycling, event
Organized By: Gunjan
Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2014

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Event Description

This is a first edition of WTH Biking Challenge presented by Walk to Himalayas.

As WTH Biking Challenge pedals through the toughest terrains and explores the depths and mysteries of the majestic Himalayas, we also patronise cycling as a sport amongst the local youths of Uttarakhand and help in raising funds for Aarohi, a not-for-profit grassroots organization, involved in integrated rural development in the Central Himalayan region of Uttarakhand.

WTH Biking Challenge, a 3-day biking tour encompasses 142 kms cycling at 6500 feet above sea level in the breath-taking Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Highlights of this tour are 52kms of off-road ride, amazing single-track with great flow, tons of jumps, and fast terrain. Worth the drive from just about anywhere, you'll want to ride every inch of trail before you leave!
This is mountain biking for those who truly love the mountains.
Below you will find a detailed itinerary of our spectacular mountain bike adventure (aka 'Ride') for this November.

Day 0:
Everyone congregates at Kosi Valley Retreat post lunch.
Debriefing session in the evening to understand the terrain and the route.
Dinner and overnight at Kosi Valley Retreat

Day 1:
We start the day bright and early at 6:00 am with a cup of stiff mountain tea and light breakfast. 
We head to Almora which is about 32 Kms from Kosi Valley Retreat. 
Post lunch we cycle back to Kosi Valley Retreat on gentle slopes. 
Evening stroll by the river next to Kosi Valley Retreat. 
Dinner and everyone retires at Kosi Valley Retreat.

Day 2:
Wake up with the birds in the Kosi valley by 6.00 am and after breakfast prepare for an 18km off-road biking to Gananath and back.
At about midday, we’ll find a quiet spot, rest our tired limbs and enjoy the local cuisine at Gananath.
Last rider reaches Kosi Valley Retreat by 3pm. 
The still energetic ones can go for a small trek for an hour in evening.
Dinner and retire at Kosi Valley Retreat

Day 3:
Wake up to the song of the Himalayan whistling thrush at 6:00 am. 
After breakfast and briefing for the day, riders flag off to Aeradev which is about 30kms ride. 
Lunch by the mountain path at Aeradev around midday. 
Riders get to rest for some time before cycling back to Kosi Valley Retreat. 
You can drain the last bit of energy in the adventure activities like, Burma bridge, spider web, rock climbing and rappelling in the Retreat.
Let yourself loose and groove to live music along with campfire. 
Dinner and overnight at Kosi Valley Retreat.

Day 4:
Wake up at leisure. 
Post breakfast cheer for yourself and the winner in the felicitation ceremony and prize distribution.
Post lunch check out from Kosi Valley Retreat by 2 pm

No one goes empty handed. Every participation is commendable and valuable. 
Participation certificate
Individual photo clicked during the event.
WTH jerseys and Sippers
And loads of memories and sense of accomplishment which is priceless!

Cost per person for 4N/5 days will be: 13,500/-

Cost includes:
Stay in tents at Kosi Valley Retreat
All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner, 4 evening snacks)
Back up vans
Doctor on call during the challenge



The Challenge is a great way to get connected to other bike-friendly and bike-curious folks across the country. To join the challenge call us at 09712718822/9819000756 or mail us at gunjan@walktohimalayas.com

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