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YHA India National Motorbike Expedition, Aug 24, 2009

May 14, 2009

Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) is the Indian member of the International Youth Hostels. Centenary Celebration of Youth Hostelling International & 60th Anniversary of YHA of India – “HEIGHT OF ADVENTURE”

100 Motor Cyclists will undertake about 2500 km journey starting from New Delhi to Chandigarh, Kullu-Manali, Leh & Khardungla Pass covering the most challenging mountain route via Rohtang Pass (13,051 ft / 3978 m), Bara Lacha Pass (16,040 ft / 4890 m), Lachung La Pass (16,600 ft / 5059 m) and Tanglang La Pass (17,582 ft  / 5359 m) and finally to world’s highest Motorable road reaching Khardungla Pass (5602 m / 18380 ft). They will return via Kargil, Drass through Zozila Pass (3528 m / 11575 ft), Srinagar, Jammu & Ludhiana, Delhi.

Delhi-Panipat-Ambala-Chandigarh-Kullu-Manali -Tandi- Sarchu – Upshi- Leh-Khardungla-Leh–Kargil-Drass –Zozila Pass-Srinagar-Jammu-Ludhiana-Karnal-Delhi.

The actual route may change depending upon geographical, social and environmental conditions.

17 days. Participants will report at Base Camp, International Youth Hostel, New Delhi on 24th August 2009. After expedition, they will leave from New Delhi on 09th September 2009.

About Delhi
Delhi, the Capital of India is one of the most populous metropolis in the world and one of the historically significant among towns and cities in India. Delhi is full of ancient historical monument that dates back to the Mughul period along with many highly acclaimed modern buildings, and these can all often be enjoyed whilst whizzing around in the city. Delhi is spread over an area of 1483 sq kms, with population of around 14 million. It happens to be the political hub of India.

About Leh
Leh-Ladakh, a part of Jammu & Kashmir State in north of India consisting of two districts Leh and Kargil. It lies at an altitude of 10,800 ft. above sea level. It is at a distance of 434 kms from Srinagar and 474 kms from Manali. The total population of Leh district is 117,000. Leh has quite a few interested place on offer. The main attraction of this area include the captivating Leh Palace, Buddist Monasteries, Stok Palace Museum etc. and beautiful valleys. It is considered to be coldest desert in winter.

How to reach Base Camp at International Youth Hostel, New Delhi:
International Youth Hostel, New Delhi is 10 km from Domestic Airport & 16 km from International Airport, 11 km from Nizamuddin Railway Station,8 km from New Delhi Railway station & 16 km from Old Delhi Railway station. Nearest Metro station is Central Secretariat (3 km).

International Youth Hostel
Tel. no. +91-11–26116285, 24101246, 26110250, 26871969 Ext.11
E-mail :

Criteria for Selection:
• Preferred Age Group: 20 Years – 50 years
• The participant (male/female) should be in excellent physical and medical fitness.
• They must have a taste for adventure and willing to live life in the rough and tough terrain.
• They should be able to withhold the stress and strain in such high altitude expedition (where oxygen is less) for long duration.
• The participants must have a driving License for Two wheeler valid in India.
• The participant must own a Motor Bike as per specification given below (for foreign national, the bike can be hired by them locally)
• Only single Rider per Motor Bike. No Pillion Rider will be allowed.
Right of selection is reserved with Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI).

Participation Fee:
Rs. 9,500/- per participant (USD 225 for foreign national)
The actual cost of expedition will be much higher. This is highly discounted/subsidized fee as this is a special event to celebrate Centenary Celebration of Youth Hostelling International and 60th Anniversary of YHA of India. The fee is payable immediately on acceptance of application.

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