TWALKITOUT: Adventure tourism doesn’t start with an agent arranging your tickets ensuring safest routes and confirmed round trip tickets. Rather, adventure tourism starts where exploration takes you to the next level. Some take to jumping, swimming long fathoms, or call an agent for an adventure trip. On the other hand, who like to stick to ground and take a route to no roads rather than roads less traveled, take Adventure Tourism and Mountain Biking in Himalayas.
Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA) 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.
How does it Work?
HASTPA adopted the sport of Mountain Biking in Himalayas as its core promotional activity. Himachal Pradesh is a popular destination amongst mountain bikers from around the world. However except for a few regular circuits most interiors of the state have not been visited by tourists. Team HASTPA aims to take tourists to these interiors and pass the benefits to the native communities. On the anvil are to develop trails in the state and in the next five years interconnect the whole state of Himachal Pradesh with these trails.
What is it all about?
So you heard about MTB Himalaya? Yes, HASTPA is the main organizer for MTB Himalaya event in Himachal Pradesh. They also organize training camps specializing in Mountain Biking in Himalayas for newbies and take them to the real grounds. The first aid kit and basic amnesties are available with the team and every care is taken for the safety of the riders. Take a look at this breath taking video to realize the adrenaline push involved!