86 girls cycle to world's highest motorable pass



In a recently concluded National Mountain Biking Expedition, 86 girls from all over India cycled to Khardung La pass, the world’s highest motorable pass. The expedition was flagged off on August 16 from Kullu with 105 girls participated in National Mountain Biking Expedition organised by Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI).

The expedition reached Khardung La on September 3 covering a distance of about 600 Kms cycling through world’s most hazardous and difficult terrain climbing Rohtang Pass (13,051 Ft), Bara Lacha Pass (16,050 Ft), Lachung La Pass (16,600 Ft) and Tanglang La Pass (17, 469 Ft) and finally to world’s highest motorable  Khardung La Pass (18,380 Ft). Participants faced lack of oxygen and high altitude sickness but successfully overcame these challenges with the support of adequate medical equipment, physiotherapy and yoga classes.

The entire Expedition was planned and executed by Harish K Saxena, National Chairman, YHAI and former president, International Youth Hostel Federation, UK.

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