What if someone told you that you could have an unimaginable load of fun, make the world a better place, and push your own boundaries at the same time? What if someone told you that you could do your bit to shatter stereotype, change perspectives, and clarify misconceptions while breaking personal records and fostering new relationships? What if someone told you that all this and more can happen in less than two weeks this July?

Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF) is telling you just that.

ABBF is India’s leading adventure sports organization that caters to Persons with Disability as well as able-bodied adventurers. The Foundation works across five verticals including trekking, scuba diving, paragliding, and mountaineering, and facilitates opportunities for people to come together and experience the thrill of adventure independent of disability. Over July and August 2017, the team is all set to push even higher boundaries. Later this year (July 29th to August 10th, and August 12th to August 24th 2017), ABBF will be facilitating India’s first blind-and-sighted tandem cycling expedition in the Himalayas where ten tandem pairs (with one blind cyclist each) will cycle over five hundred kilometres from Manali to Khardung La in less than two weeks.

The opportunities are endless. The roughly two n the Himalayas offers cyclists the chance to push the limits of their physical endurance and mental fortitude. It gives them the platform to forge relationships and build empathy, making the world a better place than when they began. At its core, #M2K2017 is the chance for cyclists to discover new perspectives while simultaneously spreading the message of inclusivity and accessibility. If this isn’t a win-win, what is?

#M2K2017 is for you. It is for solo cyclists who wish to support our cause and join the expedition. It is for sighted allies who would like to act as captains on tandem cycles. It is for blind cyclists who would are up for exploring the adventure of tandem cycling. It is for all those who want to witness and back this life-changing journey as support crew. It is for anyone looking to lend your voice to the cause of inclusivity because there really is no such thing as the Cannot. W
e want You.

This July-August, join ABBF in the adventure of a lifetime – yours, your partner’s, and the entire crew’s! Thirteen days in the mountains are bound to change your life. You can take our word for it.

Check out what #M2K2017 has for you here.

COSTING:

Approximate costing per person  for the expedition = Rs. 50,000

This includes:

  • Cycle maintenance and fixing
  • Food
  • Stay in tents/nomadic stay/hotels for 12 nights
  • First Aid
  • Transport during the expedition (bus and car) (Manali to Leh, Ladakh)
  • Extra oxygen cannisters/cylinders

This does not include:

  • Tandem cycle
  • Personal medications
  • Travel to Manali and from Leh

ITINERARY:

Day Place Altitude (in metres) Distance covered Type of Accomodation
1 Manali 2050 0 km Hotel
2 Manali-Madi 3354 37 km Camping
3 Madi-Sissu 3150 59 km Camping
4 Sissu-Kelong/Jispa 3400 48 km Hotel
5  Kelong/Jispa-Zingzing Bar 4400 37 km Camping
6 Zing zing Bar-Baralacha  pass-Brandy Nallah 4845 65km Camping
7 Brandy Nalah -Whiskey Nalah 4400 39 km Camping
8 Whiskey Nalah-Pang via Lachungla Pass 5350 Lachungla; 4630 Pang 58 km Camping
9 Pang-Debring via Morey Plain 4700 53 km Nomadic Homestay
10 Debring–Lato via Tanglang La Pass 3600 Latt; 5260 Tanglang La 55 km Camping
11 Lato-Upshi-Leh 3462 58 km Hotel
12 Leh-Khardung La 5602 Khardung La 40 km Hotel
13 Depart from Leh

ROUTE MAP:

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