MTB Himalaya 2012 - A new chapter of Mountain Terrain Biking in Himalayan Ranges : 28th September to 6th October 2012 by HASTPA (Himachal Pradesh, India)

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

 So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new chapter. This is 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.


So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. 

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.   

MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful.

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

 During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. 

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.  

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 2012

1. Open Men Solo
2. Open Women Solo
3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo
4. Teams of two
5. Weekend Rider

More Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012.

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life. 

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -

National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)
International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)
Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)
Supporter INR 16000
Weekend Racer INR 6000
Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000
(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)

MORE INFORMATION -

- Please note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.
- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.
- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.
- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.
- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.
- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.
- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal Pradesh.

So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

More from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog/

Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 -

Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 Km
Day 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 Km
Day 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 Km
Day 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 Km
Day 5     Rest Day        
Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 Km
Day 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 Km
Day 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 Km
           
So called 'India's toughest bicycling challenge', MTB Himalaya is again back with a new shape. This probably 8th MTB event by HASTPA which starts from Shimla and end in same city after 8 days of thrilling experience in Himalayan terrains. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about this event.All these photographs are from 2011 event of MTB Himachal. This time, HASTPA has come up with different name which sounds more interesting. Now onwards, this event will be called as Mountain Terrain Biking Himalaya. This year, it's starting on 29th September from Shimla and will be concluded on 6th October 2012.  MTB Himalaya also offer you to bring your near and dear along with you as supporters. I think, there is some limit on number of supporters and of course some fees for each. In this case supporters are supposed to arrange their own transportation from one stage to another. But of-course, right company can make this whole experience more beautiful. During these 8 days, all riders crossed various downhills, uphills, tar and rough roads etc... Whole journey is mix of experiences. This event is organized by HASTPA and Himachal Tourism  - MTB Himalaya 2012... MTB Himalaya is about riding your bicycle through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, dangerous downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, thick vegetation, jeep tracks and savor real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge.  The adventure commences in Shimla as the race is flagged off on 29th September and registrations/briefings are done the day before, means on 28th September 2012. The next 8 days put riders through obstacles and test their perseverance.    There are five categories in MTB Himalaya 20121. Open Men Solo2. Open Women Solo3. Open Masters (age 40 and above) Solo4. Teams of two5. Weekend RiderMore Information about Participation in MTB Himalaya 2012 -The minimum age of participation in any category is 18 years. and Entries open on 1st March and close on 15th September 2012It's also a place to meet passionate folks from different walks of life.  Here are some details about FEES for MTB Himalaya 2012 -National Racer INR 16000 (Solo) INR 30000 (Team)International Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Sponsored Racer INR 25000 (Solo) INR 50000 (Team)Supporter INR 16000Weekend Racer INR 6000Sponsored Women Riders INR 16000(a company has to sponsoer at least 5 women riders to qualify for this fee)MORE INFORMATION - - Pease note that supports for riders will also follow the same fee structure.- There is a 25% discount for students and bonafide Himachal Pradesh residents.- The organizers reserve the right to award waiver of any kind on the registration fees to anyone.- Only Individual Solo riders and Teams of two (2) participants qualify for participation.- 10% discount to a group of 10 riders.- 10% discount to past MTB Himachal riders.- 10% discount for early bird entries which are received by us till 30th May, 2010.During the year, many Cycling events keep happening in various parts of Himachal Pradesh but this one remains one of the special one. There are many others which cover beautiful regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti etc. MTB Himalaya 2012 will mainly be around various regions of Shimla, Kullu and some part of Mandi, although I am not very sure about the route this time.Above photograph shows last year winner of MTB Himachal 2011. He is from Nepal and they come a group of 8-10 riders. Most of the them are amazing riders on hills and always maintain the lead in this contest. Only riders who compete with them are few form Indian Army. Most of the others compete within a sub-group and feel happy about it. MTB Himalaya is also fun while riding through one of the most beautiful terrains of Himachal PradeshMore from official blog of MTB Himalaya 2012 can be checked at  - http://www.mtbhimalaya.com/blog Details about route of MTB Himaya 2012 - Day 1     Shimla     Matiyana 70 KmDay 2     Matiyana     Rohru  90 KmDay 3     Rohru     Chanshal  51 KmDay 4    Chanshal     Kawar  47 KmDay 5     Rest Day        Day 6     Kawar     Hatkoti  110 KmDay 7    Hatkoti     Narkanda 70 KmDay 8     Narkanda     Shimla 68 K          Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the organization which organizes MTB Himalaya, was initiated by a group of like minded people from varied backgrounds and disciplines in October, 2004. The motivating factor for forming the organization was to promote holistic adventure tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, encompassing pertinent issues of sustainable tourism, such as livelihoods,  environment conservation, community based tourism etc. And PHOTO JOURNEY is biggest supporter of this thought... You will find various eco-tourism related Photo Journeys on this blog...

3 comments:

भीष्म said...

Hi Vijay, you have captured some great moments and your blog is an amazing collection of photographs. Since you seem to be a pro, i need some help from your side. I live in ghaziabad and need to buy canon 550d. what is the lowest that i can get it for? Till now the the least i have got is 30k at the chandni chowk. But i have heard there are dealers that give really good deals. Can you help me with this. ?

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Bheeshm :)

Let's talk about Camera offline, although I may not be able to help much in this regard :)... I am reachable at VJ@travellingcamera.com

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Good...

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