WanderOn Achieves ‘India Book Of Records’ For ‘ Maximum Riders Participating In An Expedition To Umling La
Just Imagine: 115 riders, all revving up their bikes and taking off for their journey to create the record for the most number of riders in an expedition to Umling La– The World’s Highest Motorable Pass. Hold your breath, and get ready to get some goosebumps because we’re going to dive into this record-breaking journey at 19,020 feet.
The record-breaking journey started on 9th September in Leh, where the first day was completely dedicated to acclimatisation, briefings, medical checkups and an ice-breaking session. The actual adventure of this Leh trip started the next day with an orientation ride where the 115 riders went on a local sightseeing tour; the Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, the Magnetic Hill and Sangam Point are just a few of the landmarks which were explored.
This is not it; this record-breaking journey also took the riders to Nubra Valley via the Khardung La, which was previously known as the World’s Highest Pass before Umling La took the title. Words fall short when you talk about the Nubra Valley; just imagine yourself riding in the centre with mountains surrounding you and looking at you in all their glory. this scene was actually a reality for our riders.
The day that everyone was waiting for finally came; on 14th September, the journey to Umling La, standing at a majestic height of 19,020 feet, began. Off-road patches, oxygen deficiency, and more did come as a hindrance towards the goal, but nothing could stop the team from achieving the record they had set their eyes on.
While committed to their attempt to achieve the record, the WanderOn team also stayed close to their commitment to providing community and offbeat experiences by having lunches in picnics alongside the Pangong Tso, which also gave the riders an opportunity to get to know each other better. The journey also took the riders through a few challenges, like riding on off-road terrains; though challenging, it is also notable that no injuries happened during the entire journey to Umling La.
No injuries here might sound like a normal thing that everyone tries to achieve in their daily lives, but no injuries in a terrain like Ladakh is a big thing. The credit goes to WanderOn’s team of experienced guides and support staff, who provided riders with the necessary expertise and assistance to conquer this formidable pass and ensured the safety and well-being of the riders.
Commenting on this remarkable accomplishment, Mr. Govind Gaur, Founder and CEO of WanderOn, who himself was a part of this journey, commented, said: “ Reaching to the world’s highest motorable pass in the world requires the world’s highest level of excellence and execution and that is exactly what WanderOn stands for.”
Alongside the CEO, Mr. Chirag Jain, Co-Founder and COO of WanderOn and a rider too in this journey, commented, “ Ladakh is a challenging terrain with plenty of patches that require going off-road. The journey for sure was a challenging one, but the years of experience of all the team members helped in conquering this amazing feat.”
The recognition in the India Book Of Records not only highlights this record-breaking journey but also the company’s dedication to adventure and the potential that Ladakh’s terrain holds for adventure tourism.
WanderOn would also like to express their gratitude to the people of Ladakh who came forward to help in all the ways they could, from providing accommodations to organising lunches for such a large number of people; it is because of their assistance too that this aim of achieving the record could be accomplished.
In the end, WanderOn’s record-breaking achievement at Umling La is a testament to its constant pursuit of adventure and excellence in the travel industry. The company’s dedication to creating unforgettable travel experiences continues to inspire adventure enthusiasts and showcases India’s untapped potential for adventure tourism.
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