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Below is a lineup of our major Mountain biking events. December 2014 WTH Biking Challenge was born and since then the pace has never slowed down. Each event swelled up bigger in number, complexity, heights and expectations.


MTB Nainital Challenge Ride | 2oth - 23rd April 2017 | 145kms | 2N3D

Following the unprecedented success of series of MTB events in 2014, 2015 & 2016, it is no surprise that WTH is back for its third year. WTH is thrilled to launch the MTB NAINITAL.
For 2017 the route has been polished up and with the introduction of one of Kumaon’s finest trails, this series will positively quench your thirst for adrenaline.
An exciting brand new venue making its debut on the 2017 calendar. With some of the most varied trails we have ever ridden, this is set to be a one of the best yet!
MTB Nainital, Uttarakhand’s landmark cycling event will see cyclists of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, riding on bikes of all shapes and sizes, in celebration of cycling.

Day 0 – 20th April 2017: Arrival
Day 0 is also known as the registration day.
Riders will have to formally register themselves at the venue by 6 PM. Arrival and check in at the resort in Jim Corbett. Everyone congregates by evening. This is followed by rider briefing, where the riders will be informed about the route and the race structure for the next two days. Riders will also collect their rider numbers on day 0. The day ends with dinner and informal interaction between the riders.

Day 1 – 21st April 2017: Race
Places Enroute: Bhelpadao and Pandeygao

Day 1 of the race the riders will start the day bright and early at 6:00 am with a cup of stiff mountain tea and light breakfast. The race begins from Bhelpadao. You head to Pangot which is 70 kms away from Bhelpadao with approx. 20 kms flat and the rest of the terrain being a mix of major ascent and partial downhill. Enjoy the wilderness in the meandering lanes penetrating through the dense forest with the breath-taking backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas. Check in at the resort and retire for the day.
Nainital has earned the epithet of ‘Lake District’ of India. It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell here and formed the emerald eye-shaped lake. In the evening you could simply pedal in the serene Nainital Lake and watch the cares of the modern world slip away. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 2 – 22nd April 2017: Race
Places Enroute: Pangot, China Peak
The second day of the race will commence post breakfast and briefing for the day, rider’s flag off to Kunjakhadak at an altitude of 2512 M (8242 ft) above sea level. This is the highest point of the race. A total of 65kms off-road ride, amazing single-track with great flow, tons of jumps, and fast terrain. From Kunjakhadak race to Fairlight trails, Nainital.

In the evening, cheer for yourself and the winner in the felicitation ceremony and prize distribution. Let yourself loose and bask in the glory of your accomplishment. Dinner and overnight at the resort in
Nainital.
Day 3: 23rd April 2017
Post breakfast check out from Nainital.
It’s time to wish adios to the royal forest of Deodhar trees, the blissfully undiluted silence, the crisp air laden with the scent of pines, and finally the enthralling ambiance of the Himalayan range and retrace your path back home. Reach Delhi and proceed for your onward destination.


WTH Cycling Trails, Bhutan | 3rd - 11th Oct 2016 | 8N9D

This tour is graded as moderate in terms of biking terrains. Although most of the rides will be done on 100% tarmac roads some of the climbs can be very steep and we will be passing some of the highest passes, where it might be snow covered and the temperatures can drop below 0 degrees centigrade. Some stretches of the roads are rough with gravels and potholes due to the road widening ongoing across Bhutan. We suggest that our guests start mountain biking in their own home country few weeks before this trip. The guests are required to bring rain and wind proof biking attires including suitable biking shoes & gloves. This tour is not recommended for people with altitude sickness or any existing health issues. The type of bike for this trip is a hardtail with front suspension, hydraulic disc brakes and of 8 speed. If guests prefer to ride their own bikes, they are encouraged to bring their own bikes at their own expense. This will not affect the cost of the trip.

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT PARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Arrive at Paro International Airport. After all the immigration formalities are completed, you will be received by our guide outside the airport and will be driven straight to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. After you have checked into your hotel and settled in comfortably, our guide will give you a brief overview of the tours and activities planned for the days ahead. After lunch we will drive to our bicycle outlet and have a crash course on how to properly use Mountain bike, such as gear shifting & combinations, safe braking techniques followed by a bike fit. We will then go for a short ride to get accustomed with the bike. Depending on the time availability we will go for stroll in Thimphu town. This first night will be spent in a hotel in Thimphu.

DAY 02: THIMPHU DAY TRIP
After early breakfast, we mount on our bikes and head towards Tango and Cheri located approximately 14 Kms from Thimphu. After reaching the base we will then hike towards Tango to visit the Monastery. Tango Monastery is built in the Dzong (fortress), and has a characteristic curved outside wall and prominent main tower with recesses. It covers the caves where originally meditation and miracles were performed by saints from the 12th century onwards.
Behind the series of prayer wheels are engraved slates. Inside the courtyard is a gallery, illustrating leaders of the Drukpa Kagyupa lineage. After lunch at the base of the Monastery we return to Thimphu on our bikes and overnight in Thimphu at the same hotel. The whole trip should take a day.

DAY 03: THIMPHU‐ LOBESA
After breakfast at 07:00 we will drive to our bicycle outlet and from there start biking towards Lobesa, Punakha. The distance to Lobesa is approximately 55 km from out bicycle outlet and the ride should take approximately 4‐5 hours. This ride will commence with uphill climb through alpine valley for approximately 2‐3 hours until we reach Dochula pass which stands at 3,050 meters. After a brief stop at Dochula pass and we will put on our wind breakers and start our downhill descend towards Lobesa. Punakha, the winter capital of Bhutan is approximately
14 km from our hotel in Lobesa. We will have dropped drastically to 1,250 meters from 3,050 meters Dochula pass. After lunch we will go visit Chimmi Lhakang known for blessing couple who are unable to conceive. The walk should take us through a small village and paddy fields. The night will be spent in a hotel in Lobesa.

DAY 04: PUNAKHA DAY TRIP
After breakfast at 07:30, the day will start off with a visit to Punakha Dzong (fortress) on our bikes which is approximately 14 kms from the hotel. After visiting the Dzong, we will further ride towards the direction of Gasa. Gasa is located approximately 72 kms from the Dzong but we will only be riding up until a short suspension bridge which is approximately 10 kms away.
We will return for lunch which will be done next to the river. After lunch we will ride and cross one of the longest existing suspension iron bridge. We will then continue our ride back to our hotel which should take us approximately 2‐3 hours. We overnight at the same hotel. Our next stop is Gangtey which stands at approximately 70 km distance from the hotel. We overnight at the same hotel in Lobesa.

DAY 05: PUNAKHA TO GANGTEY AND PHOBJIKHA
After breakfast at 07:00 we will drive towards Gangtey. The drive should take us about 3 hours. After we have reached and checked into our rooms and having had lunch, we will head towards the land of black‐necked cranes, Phobjikha valley on our bikes. It is believed that there are only around 5000‐6000 of these birds left in the world and of which around 300 dwell in Phobjikha valley especially during winter seasons. These mystical birds are considered as heavenly in Buddhist context, especially their gesture of circling the village temple three times before landing in the marshy open space to feed is considered very holy. The birds start arriving in
between mid‐ November and early December and remain until March through April. The ride should take us about 3‐4 hours. We overnight in a lodge in Gangtey.

DAY 06: GANGTEY ‐ PARO
After early breakfast at 06:00, we will drive straight to Thimphu covering approximately 180 kms. The drive should take us about 5‐6 hours. The lunch will be done in Paro at the hotel where we will overnight. If time permits we will go for an archery match.

DAY 07: TAKTSANG HIKE
The day will start off with an excursion to the Taktsang monastery, locally known as the Tiger’s nest. Taktsang is one of the most spectacular monasteries nestled on the rocky mountain and by for the most visited and photographed by the tourists. From the base we will start hiking towards the monastery which should last approximately between 1‐2 hours one way. We will return to our hotel for lunch. After lunch, we will drive to Paro town for some souvenir shopping and stroll. In the evening we will have an hour of Bhutanese cultural program. Dinner and overnight at the same hotel.

DAY 08: CHELELA RIDE
Today we will ride and climb the Chelala pass. Chelela pass is the highest motor‐able pass in Bhutan at an elevation of 3988 meters above sea level. The ride will cover a distance of approximately 36 kms of almost 95% uphill. It should take us about 5 hours to summit. We will have our lunch at the top of Chelela pass. After that we will descend the climb we did and return to our hotel. After dinner, we will have get together for some drink and retire to bed.

DAY 09: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, proceed to the airport to see you off at the Paro International Airport for your onward flight.


WTH Manali to Leh Ride | 27th Aug - 6th Sep 2016 | 450kms | 10N11D

Day 1 : 27th Aug : Manali - Marrhi Nallah- 40 Kms.
Manali, nestled on the foot of the giant Rohtang Jot (Mound Of Skulls) on the bank of the Beas river, is an evergreen area with Pine & Deodar Trees surrounding the town. We will start early and cross the Beas river over Manali town bridge in the middle of the market & proceed to Palchan the Army Check post. The Beas river flows on the left side of the road. Passing through a small Hamlet town we take the first set of hairpin bends on the Serpentine road on the road to Rohtang. Be prepared to a total contrast in weather from the partly sunny Manali. There will be fog and mild rain. Overnight camp stay at Marhhi.

Day 2 : 28th Aug : Marrhi - Rohtang - Koksar - Sissu - Gondla - 70 Kms
The 17 Kms to Rohtang jot is all ascend. After a welcome cup of tea in one of the little Parachute cafes on the Pass ride downhill till Koksar bridge. If the weather is clear there are some scenic views of snow- covered peaks & Glaciers in the far horizon. As we descend there is change in vegetation, the tree line seems to be getting away from us making way for small bushes. We are in the foothills of the Pir Panjal range. After crossing the check post follow the river flow till Tandi. At certain points we will abandon the bank, climbing uphill but we will be moving more or less along the river. In case the sun is out weather can be warm & Humid, but the nights will be cold being on the riverbank & open area. We will encounter some unmetalledstretches of road today after Koksar till Gondla, & cross a few mountain streams flowing over the road. Overnight Camp stay.

Day 3 : 29th Aug : Tandi - Keylong - Gemur - Jispa - Darcha - 45 Kms.
At the confluence point of River Chandra & Bhaga cross the bridge & proceed uphill to Keylong town. Enroute is Gemur as we ascend the serpentine road into a gorge. Ahead lies the Jispahamlet town as we come out of the gorge & descend downhill. The Ibex hotel at Jispa is the last comfortable hotel till we reach Leh town. It's again a green belt for sometime where you will see many shepherds and their sheep scattered on the hillsides. We are almost in the Land of Lamas now. Infact Keylong does support a small Gompa. After crossing Jispa one is definitely in an isolated region & in far horizon you can distinctively see the bareness of the Higher Himalayan ranges. Overnight camping at Darcha.

Day 4 : 30th Aug : Darcha - Patseo - Baralacha La - Bharatpur - 55 Kms.
Darcha can be considered the gateway to the Higher Himalayas as we cross the bridge & proceed on the hairpin bends uphill. Now it is going to be all ascend till we come to the cantonment area of military garrison of Himmatnagar, Appx - 20 Kms ahead. For next 10 Kms we are into the flat area & then down hairpin bends of Patseo & Zing Zing Bar as we move into the harsh terrain of the arid mountains. The sun suddenly seems hotter than before and the atmospheric pressure make the ride today a bit more challenging. But there are little signs painted in yellow on the rocks - When the going gets tough the Tough get going! - boosting our Spirits as we ascend the heights of the Baralacha Pass - 4892 M & Suraj Tal Lake. The Icy blue water & the origin of the river at the top of the bend that brings us closer to the Pass is a post for the road construction worker toiling hard everyday to maintain the roads as best as they can under the harsh conditions. It is time now for mountain river crossings. Twice we wi ll be in the middle of water. We will descend down to the gorge area of Bharatpur, a small make shift Tent accommodation area & night halt for the Truck drivers on their way with fresh supplies to the higher regions. Overnight Camp.

Day 5 : 31st Aug : Bharatpur - Sarchu - 4253 M - Brandy Nallah - 35 Kms.
The Day starts with an easy ride on a flat road, downhill & then entering a gorge descending to the bridge connecting to the Sarchu Plateau. Cross over the bridge & we move ahead ascending a small uphill road making us move to the plateau area & now ahead lies another vast stretch flat ground with shepherds and their mountain goats. There are a number of features of arid landscapes with some beautiful scenery, a delight for photographers who are looking for high rise mountain ranges, bearing water marks & erosion of soil clearly indicating that the area was under water a few million years ago. The area is sparsely green, the wind is chilly & fast blowing here. We are at the Traffic Check post, which is the entry point into Ladakh. Another 20 Kms ahead on the base of the Gata loops hair pin bends we will camp for the night at Brandy Nallah. The road though metalled is very bumpy with flat stretches of barren land on both sides.

Day 6: 1st Sep : Brandy Nallah - Gata loops - Naki la - Lachungla - Pang - 57 Kms.
After an easy day yesterday we now move to scale the Gata loops, 23 hairpin bends bringing us top of the mountain feature. We ride up hill, over an easy slope only to cross the Naki La pass, descend down into the gorge to an isolated military garrison area & then ascend again to the height of the Lachulung la - 5065 M. After Naki La we are almost on an unmetalled stretch of gravelly road all the way inside the
gorge of Pang. Overnight Camp.

Day 7: 2nd Sep: Pang - More Plains - Tanglangla (Base Camp) - 47 Kms .
Eight Kms uphill from the Bowl-like feature of Pang we come to the plateau area of the More plains. Changpas, the Nomadic people who tend their yaks here and a few wild asses are the only sign of life on this isolated and long road. This belt not only barren but is known for fast blowing winds, sandstorms & extreme temperatures in the early morning and evenings. Fresh stream water can be considered a scarcity in this area though you might find some isolated mountain streams flowing down from the Tanglangla. The ride is easy going being a flat plateau area, but the road, which stretches on ahead, is not as smooth as it looks. There are tiny bumps all along! O/Nt Camp at the base of Tanglang La.

Day 8 : 3rd Sep : Tanglangla - Rumtse - Gya - 50 Kms.
We proceed early to scale the World's second highest motorable pass, Tanglang la - 5,360 M. The ride for the next 17 Kms is a challenge for even the fittest of riders, weather being cold early in the morning, with gravelly stretches of the road consuming extra energy, riding over the altitude of 17,000 Ft will be an acid test for the mind & Body. Reaching the top is a very satisfying experience & then it's all down hill with smooth gradients till the base of the Pass. After crossing a small mountain river it is time to find civilisation again! The Chortens along the road in the villages announce our arrival in the heart of Buddhist culture. The greenery changes the landscape, and the red coloured mountains surrounding us and reflected in the river only add to the beauty as we hit Rumtse and Gya for Overnight Camp.

Day 9 : 4th Sep : Gya - Upshi - Karu - Leh - 61 Kms
For next 20 Kms we ride on some metalled & unmetalled stretches of roads & cross over the Upshi bridge across the river Indus. The river originates in China & crosses over into India somewhere in the higher regions of these great Himalayan ranges. The road condition improves considerably as we follow more traffic from the cantonment area & local villages going to Leh. Ahead lies the Thiksey Monastery & the Chortens Garden before we finally enter Leh Town. The ride is easy & we can expect to reach Leh by evening. Overnight Hotel Leh

Day 10 : 5th Sep : Day At leisure
A much required day for relaxing & maintenance of the Bicycles. A comfortable bed, hot water and a relaxed day is the only way to be after the tough conditions we have ridden over in the last few days!

Day 11 : 6th Sep : Fly Delhi
Early morning transfer to Leh Airport Fly to Delhi. Arrive & check in the Hotel. Spend the day at leisure and take the International flight back home, or extend your stay to other destinations.


MTB Nainital Challenge | 21st - 23rd Apr 2016 | 125kms | 3N2D

TO BE THE BEST.
IT’S WHY WE RIDE. IT’S WHY WE PRESENT
And it’s why Walk to Himalayas in its third year presented –

The Coveted, The Extreme,
The Most Anticipated events on the Mountain Bike calendar
MTB NAINITAL CHALLENGE 2016

21st – 23rd April 2016 witnessed a grandiose event biking on out of the ordinary trail. It was the benchmark event for atmosphere, innovation and organisation. Please find below the itinerary for MTB Nainital:

Route Itinerary

Day 0: 21st Apr
Day 0 is also known as the registration day. Riders will have to formally register themselves at the venue by 6 PM. Arrival and check in at the resort in Jim Corbett. Everyone congregates by evening. This is followed by rider briefing, where the riders will be informed about the route and the race structure for the next two days. Riders will also collect their rider numbers on day 0. The day ends with dinner and informal interaction between the riders

Day 1: 22nd Apr
Places Enroute: Kotabagh and Vinayak
Day 1 of the race the riders will start the day bright and early at 6:00 am with a cup of stiff mountain tea and light breakfast.
The race begins from Ramnagar/ Bhelpadao. You head to Nainital which is 75 to 80 kms away from Ramnagar with approx. 20 kms flat and the rest of the terrain being a mix of major ascent and partial downhill. Enjoy the wilderness in the meandering lanes penetrating through the dense forest with the breath-taking backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas. Check in at the resort in Nainital and retire for the day.
Day 1 of the race the riders will start the day bright and early at 6:00 am with a cup of stiff mountain tea and light breakfast.
The race begins from Ramnagar/ Bhelpadao. You head to Nainital which is 75 to 80 kms away from Ramnagar with approx. 20 kms flat and the rest of the terrain being a mix of major ascent and partial downhill. Enjoy the wilderness in the meandering lanes penetrating through the dense forest with the breath-taking backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas. Check in at the resort in Nainital and retire for the day.
Nainital has earned the epithet of ‘Lake District’ of India. It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell here and formed the emerald eye-shaped lake. In the evening you could simply pedal in the serene Nainital Lake and watch the cares of the modern world slip away. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 2: 23rd Apr
Places Enroute: Pangot, China Peak
The second day of the race will commence post breakfast and briefing for the day, rider’s flag off to Kunjakhadak China Peak at an altitude of 2512 M (8242 ft) above sea level. This is the highest point of the race. There would be portions when the riders will have to carry their bikes on shoulder at times, 5 kms of single-track off-road. A total of 45kms off-road ride, amazing single-track with great flow, tons of jumps, and fast terrain.
In the evening, cheer for yourself and the winner in the felicitation ceremony and prize distribution. Let yourself loose and bask in the glory of your accomplishment. Dinner and overnight at the resort in Nainital.

Day 3: 24th Apr
Post breakfast check out from Nainital.
It’s time to wish adios to the royal forest of Deodhar trees, the blissfully undiluted silence, the crisp air laden with the scent of pines, and finally the enthralling ambiance of the Himalayan range and retrace your path back home. Reach Delhi and proceed for your onward destination.


WTH Manali to Leh Ride|460kms|Sep 2015| 10N11D

Manali, nestled on the foot of the giant Rohtang Jot (Mound Of Skulls)& on the bank of the Beas river, is an evergreen area with Pine and Deodar Trees surrounding the town.

Day 1 : Manali - Marrhi Nallah- 40 Kms
We will start early and cross the Beas river over Manali town bridge in the middle of the market & proceed to Palchan the Army Check post. Passing through a small Hamlet town we take the first set of hairpin bends on the Serpentine road on the road to Rohtang. Be prepared to a total contrast in weather from the partly sunny Manali. Overnight Marhhi in Camp.

Day 2 : Marrhi - Rohtang - Koksar - Sissu - Gondla - 70 Kms
The 17 Kms to Rohtang jot is all ascend. After a welcome cup of tea in one of the little Parachute cafes on the Pass ride downhill till Koksar bridge. We are in the foothills of the Pir Panjal range. After crossing the check post follow the river flow till Tandi.
We will encounter some unmetalledstretches of road today after Koksar till Gondla, cross a few mountain streams flowing over the road. Overnight in Camp.

Day 3 : Tandi - Keylong - Gemur - Jispa - Darcha - 45 Kms
At the confluence point of River Chandra & Bhaga cross the bridge ; proceed uphill to Keylong town. We are almost in the Land of Lamas now.
Overnight camping at Darcha.

Day 4 : Darcha - Patseo - Baralacha La - Bharatpur - 55 Kms
Darcha can be considered the gateway to the Higher Himalayas as we cross the bridge & proceed on the hairpin bends uphill. For next 10 Kms we are into the flat area;then down hairpin bends of Patseo;Zing Zing Bar as we move into the harsh terrain of the arid mountains But there are little signs painted in yellow on the rocks - When the going gets tough the Tough get going! - boosting our Spirits as we ascend the heights of the Baralacha Pass - 4892 M & Suraj Tal Lake. Overnight in camp.

Day 5 : Bharatpur - Sarchu - 4253 M - Brandy Nallah - 35 Kms
The Day starts with an easy ride on a flat road, downhill;then entering a gorge descending to the bridge connecting to the Sarchu Plateau. There are a number of features of arid landscapes with some beautiful scenery, a delight for photographers who are looking for high rise mountain ranges, bearing water marks;erosion of soil clearly indicating that the area was under water a few million years ago. We are at the Traffic Check post, which is the entry point into Ladakh. Another 20 Kms ahead on the base of the Gata loops hair pin bends we will camp for the night at Brandy Nallah. The road though metalled is very bumpy with flat stretches of barren land on both sides.

Day 6 : Brandy Nallah - Gata loops - Naki la - Lachungla - Pang - 57 Kms
We now move to scale the Gata loops, 23 hairpin bends bringing us top of the mountain feature. We ride up hill, over an easy slope only to cross the Naki La pass, descend down into the gorge to an isolated military garrison area;then ascend again to the height of the Lachulung la - 5065 M. After Naki La we are almost on an unmetalled stretch of gravelly road all the way inside the gorge of Pang. Overnight in camp.

Day 7 : Pang - More Plains - Tanglangla (Base Camp) - 47 Kms
Eight Kms uphill from the Bowl-like feature of Pang we come to the plateau area of the More plains. The ride is easy going being a flat plateau area, but the road, which stretches on ahead, is not as smooth as it looks. There are tiny bumps all along! Overnight in camp at the base of Tanglang La.

Day 8 : Tanglangla - Rumtse - Gya - 50 Kms
We proceed early to scale the World's second highest motorable pass, Tanglang la - 5,360 M.The greenery changes the landscape, and the red coloured mountains surrounding us and reflected in the river only add to the beauty as we hit Rumtse and Gya for overnight camping.

Day 9 : Gya - Upshi - Karu - Leh - 61 Kms
For next 20 Kms we ride on some metalled & unmetalled stretches of roads; cross over the Upshi bridge across the river Indus. The river originates in China & crosses over into India somewhere in the higher regions of these great Himalayan ranges. Ahead lies the Thiksey Monastery & the Chortens Garden before we finally enter Leh Town. The ride is easy & we can expect to reach Leh by evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.

Day 10 : Day At leisure
A much required day for relaxing;maintenance of the Bicycles. A comfortable bed, hot water and a relaxed day is the only way to be after the tough conditions we have ridden over in the last few days!

Day 11 : Fly Delhi
Early morning transfer to Leh Airport Fly to Delhi. Arrive;check in the Hotel. Spend the day at leisure
and take the flight back home.


Kosi Munsiyari Ride | 205kms | 4th - 9th JUNE 2015

A detailed itinerary of our ride for this June.

The highlight of this trip would be the riding via Kalamuni top (2895m) which is 32 kms away from Birthi and 16 kms beyond Munsiyari. There are 14 hairpin bends to Kalamuni. Kalamuni temple is inhabited by a simple Kalamuni temple consisting of a courtyard, few dwellings for Sadhus and the temple of the presiding deity , Kali whose figure was also embossed on the outer wall . Outside the temple on the right hand side the Lord Himalaya had his own open to sky temple in which the presiding deities were the Panchchuli peaks . You would be awestruck to see these magnificent peaks in their full glory . It is a beautiful journey downwards to Munsiyari ( 2317 m ) while shooting these peaks at every bend.

Day 0 : 4 June
Everyone congregates at Kosi Valley Retreat(at a height of 5500 ft) post lunch.
Debriefing session in the evening to understand the terrain and the route.
Dinner and overnight at Kosi Valley Retreat.

Day 1 :5 June
We start the day bright and early at 6:00 am with a cup of stiff mountain tea and light breakfast.
We head to Chaukori which is about 103 Kms from Kosi Valley Retreat.
Overnight at KMVN,Chaukori.

Day 2 :6 June
We ride from Chaukori to Birthi - 64km. Visit the birthi waterfalls and overnight stay at KMVN,Birthi.

Day 3 :7 June
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 Munsiyari from Birthi which is 32 kms and at an altitude of 7380 feet.
Overnight at Munsiyari.

Day 4 :8 June

Drive back to KVR. You can drain the last bit of energy in the adventure activities like, Burma bridge, spider web, rock climbing and rappelling if you wish to.
Overnight at KVR

Day 5 : 9 June
Wake up at leisure.Check out and drive to Kathgodam for the journey back to madness.


Nainital - Jim Corbett Ride |160 kms|2-5th April 2015

It only keeps getting better, wilder!

It's a trove of unexpectedly stunning landscapes, sky beating Himalayas covered with glazy white snow, pristine Nainital lake, wilderness of Jim Corbett and 120kms of off-road craggy trail. All of this at nearly 7000 feet. Test your steely resolve in WTH Biking Challenge's Second Edition Nainital - Jim Corbett ride.

Highlights of this three day biking tour are 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!

Set against spectacular scenery, your journey also includes plenty of opportunities to soak up the surroundings of Himalayas. 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 April.

Day 1 (2nd April 2015)
Arrive at Nainital (Fairlight Tails). Have your breakfast at 9:00am. Cycle till Khurpatal and Observatory. Lunch on the way. Total cycling about 35 to 40 kms approx. reach Resort back at 4
pm. Evening sightseeing and visit Mall Road and Tibetan market.

Day 2 (3rd April 2015)
Early morning breakfast. Ride to Kunjakhadak which is 45 kms ahead of the property. One would enjoy the ride in dense forest and also love the scenic view. Lunch on the way. While going back take the car drive back to the resort.

Day 3 (4th April 2015)
Early morning breakfast. Leave for Jim Corbett approx 80 kms downhill biking.
Check in at Jim Corbett Resort. Gala Dinner at Night.

Day 4 (5th April 2015)
Early morning Safari at Jim Corbett. Lunch at Resort and departure.


WTH Biking Challenge|142kms|5th - 7th December 2014

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 16 kms 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!
Set against spectacular scenery, your journey also includes plenty of opportunities to soak up the surroundings of Himalayas. 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.


WTH Biking Challenge Annual Ride | 10 - 13 Dec 2015 | 3N4D

WTH BIKING CHALLENGE (10 December - 13 December 2015)

WTH Biking Challenge, a 3-day biking tour encompasses 230 kms cycling at 6500 feet above sea level in the breath-taking Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Highlights of this tour are 35 kms 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! For what you’ll find here are mountains, dense jungles, gurgling waterfalls, serene lakes, bubbling rivers, stars, vibrant Himalayan birds, fish, conifer-scented air, the friendly villager, the odd leopard and the larger than life Himalayan Ranges.
Set against spectacular scenery, your journey also includes plenty of opportunities to soak up the surroundings of Himalayas. 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 chilly December.
Day 0: 10 Dec
Arrive at Kosi Valley Retreat (www.kosivalleyretreat.com ). Everyone congregates at Kosi Valley Retreat by evening.
Debriefing session in the evening to understand the terrain and the route.
Dinner and overnight at Kosi Valley Retreat

Day 1: 11 Dec
Places Enroute: Someshwar, Kausani, Darshani
Elevation Gain: 1337 m
No of kms: 36
We start the day bright and early at 6:00 am with a cup of stiff mountain tea and light breakfast.
We head to Baijnath which is about 36kms from Kosi Valley Retreat.
Enjoy the wilderness in the meandering lanes penetrating through the dense forest with the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas.
Lying in the Katyuri valley, 19 kms away from Kausani and 26 kms from Bageshwar, is the small but ancient town of Baijnath. In Kumaun socio cultural region, Baijnath is one among remote antiquity and of historical importance. The remnants of those glorious days lie at the bank of the Gomti River in the form of a group of temples.
Post lunch we cycle back to Kosi Valley Retreat on gentle slopes.
Evening stroll by the river next o Kosi Valley Retreat.
Dinner and everyone retires at Kosi Valley Retreat.

Day 2: 12 Dec
Places Enroute: Gerar temple
Elevation Gain: 3846 m
No of kms: 67 kms
Wake up with the birds in the Kosi valley by 6.00 am and after breakfast prepare for 67km biking to Jageshwar and back. Jageshwar Temple is believed to be the adobe of twelve Jyotirling's. It is situated in a verdant narrow valley surrounded by magnificent Deodar trees. These temples range in the period from 8th century and are estimated to be about 2500 years old.
At about midday, we’ll find a quiet spot, rest our tired limbs and enjoy the local cuisine.
Last rider reaches Jageshwar Resort by 3pm.
Relax and repose for the day. Dinner and stay at the hotel.

Day 3: 13 Dec
Places Enroute: Gerar temple
Elevation Gain: 4964 m
No of kms: 91 kms
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 Bhimtal which is about 91kms ride.
Situated at an altitude of 1370 metres above sea level. It is an idyllic and scenic lakeside destination. Bhimtal lake is named after the second pandava called Bhima of the famous epic Mahabharata. On the way you will get to see amazing views of the beautiful valleys and also the mesmerizing peaks of the Himalayas.
Lunch by the mountain path enroute to Bhimtal around midday.
Riders get to rest for some time before pedalling their way to Bhimtal.
In the evening, cheer for yourself and the winner in the felicitation ceremony and prize distribution. Let yourself loose and bask in the glory of your accomplishment.
Dinner and overnight at Bhimtal.

Day 4: 14 Dec
Wake up at leisure.
Post breakfast
Post lunch check out from Bhimtal.

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