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Baltistan Triathlon 2017

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Skardu

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Be part of the first-ever off-road triathlon in Baltistan, Pakistan while immersing yourself in the local culture, experiencing the raw beauty of the Karakoram mountains, the humble hospitality of the people of Skardu and coming together to take part in a unique challenge.

We're combining a challenging sporting event, a unique location and culture to bring people together to achieve something incredible. We have partnered up with the local community to provide a truly unique experience and cannot wait to have you join us on the adventure of a lifetime.


The off-road triathlon categories include:

Sport: 500m swim, 15km mountain biking, 5km trail run.

Elite: 1500m swim, 30km mountain biking, 11km trail run.

Team: 500m swim, 15km mountain biking, 5km trail run.


What's included:

  • Islamabad to Skardu Return transport

  • Transportation of bicycles and equipment from Islamabad to Skardu and back.

  • All food, transport, and accommodation in Skardu. (please let us know if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements)

  • 3 Night camping at Blind Lake Shigar.

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees for local attractions

  • Local English/Urdu tour guides.

  • Finisher's medal

  • Finisher's T-shirt.


What's not included:

  • Travel to Islamabad

  • Lodging in Islamabad

  • Any incidental charges

  • Any gratuities

  • Tips to guide and drivers not included


Brief Itinerary:

  • 9th August - Arrival in Islamabad
  • 10th August - Departure for Skardu via bus / Night stay at Chilas
  • 11 August - Arrival in Skardu. Departure for athletes village and overnight camping
  • 12 August - Orientation, preparation, and exploration of the route, overnight camping
  • 13th August - Triathlon, overnight camping.
  • 14th August - Travel back to Skardu via Shigar
  • 15th August - Day trip to villages near Upper Kachura and Shangrila
  • 16th August - Day trip to Deosai plains.
  • 17th August - Sightseeing in Skardu and lunch with the local community
  • 18th August - Rest Day
  • 19th August - Departure for Islamabad
  • 20th August - Arrival in Islamabad


A detailed itinerary will be sent to you to get you up to speed with everything you need to take part in this adventure once a deposit has been paid.

The TriPakistan team.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

For safety and security reasons, we require you to be at least 18 years at the time of the event. A copy of your passport or identity card will be required before departure.

What's the refund policy?

Cancellation 2 weeks before departure date - 25% return of total cost of the ticket.
Cancellation 4 weeks before departure date - 50% return of total cost of the ticket


Are bicycles provided?

No. Due to each bicycle being a custom fit and the number of people attending the event, it is unlikely we will be able to provide a bicycle.


Will you transport my bicycles?

Yes, we will ensure the safe delivery and return of your bicycles from Islamabad to Skardu. It will be your responsibility to ensure the transportation of the bike to Islamabad.


Would I need a wetsuit? Will the water be cold?

A wetsuit is not required as the water temperature will be around 20-25 degrees Celsius. We however, encourage the use of one as it does help you in an open water course.


Will my road bike work?

With an off-road cycle track we encourage the use of a bicycle that is suited to the terrain. A cyclocross bike or a mountain bike would be the most suited for the terrain.


Will there be a mechanic at the location?

We will get a local bicycle mechanic to come to the athlete village a day before the event to have the bikes assembled and ready for the event.


Will there be paramedics at the event?

Yes, we are working with the local government and emergency services to provide us with the best rescue and paramedic staff available in Skardu.


I cannot pay through PayPal.

We are accepting payments through PayPal currently, which is safe and secure.
If you are unable to pay through PayPal please get in touch with us directly at hello@tripakistan.com and we'll find the best possible method for you to pay.

For payments in PAK Ruppee. Please get in touch.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can join our facebook group and ask anything, or feel free to email us at hello@tripakistan.com

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