Introduction to WTH
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Our Journey so far...

Building fun trails is one thing. Building, managing and maintaining a quality mountain bike experience is another. We are positioned to do the latter with solid commitment, expert consultation, and an eye for detail. Our mountain biking trips are a carefully organized symphony of details with that goal in mind; some details are small and barely noticeable while others are in plain sight, right under your tires. Our mountain bike trips are unparalleled, melding the very best singletrack with unique cultural experiences, flavor of local cuisine and accommodation in a well-organized small-group adventure lead by professional guides. We focus our energy towards creating the ultimate ride – whether for road, track, or trail, professional athlete, or weekend warrior. Our riding roots run deep and our passion to innovate and deliver adventure is evident at every turn.

Why Mountain Biking?

Walk to Himalayas Biking Challenge grew out of a passion for the outdoors; mountain biking, climbing, cycling, free riding, trekking, and trail running. These are all silent sports. None requires a motor; none delivers to the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature.Our sheer passion and love for this sport has stimulated us to pedal and chart out many unmapped, unknown routes in Maharashtra where we currently stay and in Uttarakhand where we originally belong.

Mountain Crew

Siddhartha Singh Bhandari

Siddhartha Singh Bhandari

Siddhartha’s passion for exploration and adventure led him to set his focus on the travel industry. His passion for travel revealed itself when he exited his Wealth Management career and took the maverick path. With his lead, the company has grown into a recognized trailblazer in the tourism sector. Driven by his sense of discovery and fearless spirit, he was introduced to Mountain Biking which slowly grew into a monstrous pursuit and culminated to bringing WTH Biking Challenge to reality. That success stems from the pioneering mentality that he first brought to his early travels and then the company he founded, an approach that is deeply embedded in the DNA of Walk to Himalayas. They are the leading company in Mountain Biking in Uttarakhand, and have continued to forge an intrepid path by bringing cyclists from remote parts of India like Arunachal Pradesh and innovating the MTB experience. A sheer go-getter, he is always driven to make his dreams real. ‘Things don’t happen; things are made to happen’ is the mantra of his life. An entrepreneur at heart, impulsive by nature and loves to meet people defines Sid.

Shailendra Shah

Shailendra owner of 2 of the best properties in Nainital is an icon of the WTH Biking Crew. His solid commitment, expert consultation, and an eye for detail sets our events on a different league all together. He is active behind the scenes, ready to man a station or motivate a rider. Be it melding the very best single-track with unique cultural experiences, flavour of local cuisine and earnest hospitality, and his meticulous attention to every detail is evident through the seamless execution of the WTH races. From detailed concept development to extensive time on the ground searching for optimal biking trail has made it possible for WTH to organize rides in some of the unusual and exceptional tracks in India and beyond. His penchant for premium trail has taken WTH to craggy rocky gardens, flowy, single-track routes of Uttarakhand, to arid deserts of Rajasthan to the mystique land of Bhutan to the ultimate Mecca of MTB, Nepal. WTH’s premium trail outcomes is borne out of Shailendra’s passion for fusing benchmark riding experiences with seamless implementation. His effervescent and contagious full of life spirit makes him a people’s person and makes him easily connect with people of any age group and different walks of life.

Shailendra Shah
Dhananjay Talekar

Dhananjay Talekar

Dhananjay, fondly known as DJ, has been a member of the WTH Biking Team since its inception and is a key member of WTH Biking community. He is active behind the scenes, His easy going personality makes him a favourite among the cyclists . A passionate cyclist himself, DJ enjoys outdoors, a variety of sports (football tops the list) and trekking. He can never get enough of traveling and experiencing new places. With his schooling in Military school gives him a unique knowledge and interest in artillery.

Kilan Shetty

Stylish, smooth, suave that’s Kilan for you. He has the drive to get things done. Kilan and his alter ego “Obsessed Perfectionist” are the doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the WTH Biking Team. Seemingly mild mannered, Kilan turns into a fanatical perfectionist when behind the camera or when placed behind the handlebars of his MTB. Kilan heads the WTH videography team and takes care of the complete coverage of WTH Biking events. His high level of aesthetic and technical expertise and passion for mountain biking makes it a lethal blend to get some of the most spectacular biking footage of our rides. Meticulously managing the location-based shoots to production/editing of the videos, Kilan plays a crucial role in photo and video content creation for WTH Biking Challenge. He is into production of commercials, documentaries, films and motion graphics by profession. He’s a foodie and coffee aficionada and savours on exotic pastries and cakes.

Kilan Shetty
Manish

Manish

A destination wedding photographer by profession, Manish has been the man responsible for creating our jaw-dropping mountain bike trail videos. His in-house professional and innovative photographers and film specialists are well-equipped to cover events with high quality footage and stunning array of shots. After being behind the lenses capturing every emotion, sweat, dust and the grit of the various cycling events, he couldn’t keep himself from getting on the saddle. Since then there was no looking back. He went on a crazy pedalling spree of covering almost 4000 kms in 2 months. Since hanging up his boots, Manish’s this new found passion of cycling has taken him to across Manali to Leh, Bhutan, to the Pakistan Borders of Jodhur-Tanot. Popularly known to be a look alike of Alex of Madagascar on a bad hair day, Manish can never get enough of traveling and experiencing new places. He’s a foodie and craft beer aficionada, enjoys rafting, bike riding and hiking. He has incorporated cycling into his love of the outdoors for many years, and is happiest exploring remote areas of this country and abroad with a bike, tent and camera.

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