Below is a summary of Bikat Saving Principles

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Category Saving Principle Saving %age Pre or Post Remarks/Conditions
Trekking Booking more than 180 days before 25 Pre Use voucher BIKATEARLY180 View Batches
Trekking Booking within 120 & 180 days 15 Pre Use voucher BIKATEARLY120 View Batches
Trekking Group of 5 to 8 participants 10 Pre Use specific vouchers published here
Trekking Group of 9 to 11 15 Pre Use specific vouchers published here
Trekking Group of 12 or More 20 Pre Email us at info@bikatadventures.com for saving voucher
Trekking Carry your own sleeping mattress 5 Post Cashback post successful completion into bank account
Trekking Carry your own sleeping bag 15 Post Cashback post successful completion into bank account
Trekking Plastic waste collection NA Post INR 100 voucher for every 100 gm of waste collected
Universal Membership Inaugural voucher NA Post INR 2000/- Voucher after 1st successful trek/expedition with us
Universal Membership Booking Voucher 10 Pre Cashback on each booking made with us (For Members only )
Universal Referral 10 Post Cashback as voucher for every referred booking completed (For Members only)
Universal Content Sharing NA Post Vouchers for blogposts, pictures, videos, etc. Read more on FAQ page (Content Sharing tab)
Cycling Booking more than 240 days before 20 Pre Use voucher BIKATEARLY240BIKE
Cycling Booking within 150 & 240 days 10 Pre Use voucher BIKATEARLY150BIKE
Cycling Group of 4 to 6 participants 10 Pre Use specific vouchers published here
Cycling Group of 7 or more 15 Pre Use specific vouchers published here
Cycling Double up as Mechanic 15 Post Cashback post successful completion into Bikat account as a voucher
Cycling Carry your own stuff on Carrier 20 Post Cashback post successful completion into Bikat account as a voucher

Here is the Logic Behind Saving Principles

“I am planning to book an expedition for September in January. Would you not give me any discounts?”

“Oh come on. We are 5 people booking together. You don’t have any offer for us?”

“We have been coming with you all our life. Are you telling us that that there are no incentives to book with you again?”

“I have referred 3 people to book with you. Does that give me credit?”

“I am going to contribute in the form of a blog article, Pictures, Video etc. Is there a way by which you will reward me?”

Have you been asking such questions to Adventure operators?  At least we get many calls asking these questions and our Customer Engagement team keeps getting into a conscience questioning mode each time so happens. While we have structured Loyalty, Referral, and Content sharing mechanisms on our portal, the challenge was to formalize Group & Early booking benefits. We tried Early Bird offers, Groups discounts, etc. but they were temporary and continuity of such offers became a parity issue. So we thought of getting done with it and sat down to finally put the saving principles on paper.

There are certain behaviours that we as an organization want to encourage in our participants, so we naturally want to incentivise such behaviours. In that endeavour we have also come up with structured means to do so:

Trekking

Pre-Trek Savings
  1. Early Booking – Planning early is a great habit and if you do that, there is so much to gain – more time to plan, exercise, prepare. So from our side, we have come up with a structured saving mechanism. Book with us early and save extensively:
    • Booking more than 180 days before – Save 25% of the fee by simply using the voucher BIKATEARLY180
    • Booking within 120 & 180 days – Use BIKATEARLY120 to save 15% of trek fee
  2. Group Booking – Planning in groups is not easy. We recognize the effort it takes to combine the energies of 5 people into common dates and plan. So, once you do that difficult job, we also reward you. Use our vouchers published for each trek here. The two slabs are:
    • Group of 5 to 8 participants – 10% of trek fee as saving
    • Group of 9 or more – 15% of trek fee as saving
  3. Member Savings – If you like us and keep coming with us, we naturally are grateful. Our membership vouchers – Inaugural Voucher of INR 2000/- or Booking voucher of 10% with every booking, are already extensively used by the members. Read more on FAQ page (Membership tab) to understand how our members use these vouchers.
 Post-Trek Rewards 
  1. Ecological Awareness – No need to elaborate much on this, our Environment Policy already says a lot. We have already announced the saving that our participants can have by contributing on this front. With the formula of 100 gram of waste = INR 100 voucher, we want you to collect more and save more. The voucher amounts would be signed off by your Trek Leaders and vouchers would be credited within 10 working days of your trek completion.
  2. Self-Sustainable Style – We have always encouraged this but could not quantify the reward before. Now we have tried to do so. To begin with, we are offering 2 mechanisms of saving on this front: 
    • a. Carry your own sleeping mattress – A very simple yet effective beginning for trekkers to move in the alpine trekking direction. So we have also created a small token of appreciation. So we are offering 5% of Expedition Fee*# cashback for trying this out. Again the cashback would be credited within 10 working days after trek completion to participant’s account. Credit would be signed off by the Trek Leader at the end of the trek. One may not bring their own mat, you can carry the one provided by us as well.
    • b. Carry your own sleeping bag– An obvious next level, carrying the sleeping bag. If you bring your own sleeping bag and carry it on the trek, then this would be a big step. You are not just carrying a weight but creating an example which will inspire many. From our side, we will do our bit and offer you a cash back into your account worth 15% of Expedition Fee*#.
    • c. Be the First Aid Responder – If you have a recognized First Aid responder certification (with ability to administer CPR), then you can sign up as a First Aid responder for the Expedition. Just send us a valid proof of your certification and list the skills you are trained upon, in a mail. The mail can be sent on info@bikatadventures.com along with your booking ID. The request should be confirmed at least 15 days prior to the expedition start date. Once your expedition leader signs off your contribution post the expedition, a voucher worth 10% of Expedition Fee*# would be credited to your Bikat account within 10 working days.
  1. Content Sharing – All of you can earn rewards by contributing to our content – photos, videos, blogs, and more. Read more on FAQ page (Content Sharing tab) to understand how you can use this.
  2. Referral – If you are a member and refer us to your friends, you can earn 10% of the fee that they pay to us. Read more on FAQ page (Referral tab) to understand how our members use this feature.

Mountains Biking

Pre Expedition Savings 
  1. Early Booking – Planning early is a great habit and more so for mountain biking because the time to prepare is always long and it is extremely critical. Whatever may be your fitness level, if you are not practicing on the bike on uphill & downhill roads, any expedition would become extremely tough for you. So, from our side, we have come up with a structured saving mechanism. Book with us early and save extensively:
    • Booking more than 240 days before – Save 20% of the Expedition Fee* by simply using the voucher BIKATEARLY240BIKE
    • Booking within 150 & 240 days – Use BIKATEARLY150BIKE to save 10% of Expedition Fee*
  2. Group Booking – Logic of this is the same as that for trekking but since the Maximum batch size in biking is smaller than trekking (12 compared to 15) and finding fellow bikers is even more difficult, the slabs are a bit different for cycling. Use our vouchers published here. The two slabs are:
    • Group of 4 to 6 participants10% of Expedition Fee* as saving
    • Group of 7 or more15% of Expedition Fee* as saving
  3. Member Savings – These benefits are the same across all verticals for Bikat Adventures. Our members are encouraged to explore different things with us and hence the benefits of membership are universal. Inaugural Voucher of INR 2000/- and Booking voucher of 10% with every booking, are already extensively used by the members. Read more on FAQ page (Membership tab) to understand how our members use these vouchers.
Post Expedition Rewards
  1. Self-Sustainable Style – We have always encouraged this but could not quantify the reward before. Now we have tried to do so. To begin with we are offering 2 mechanisms of saving on this front:
    • Double up as a Mechanic – In case you are trained with the skills in maintenance and minor repairs of the MTBs involved. The training can be obtained from authorized MTB service centres of Trek, Giant or Scott in various metros. It is a great contribution towards the group and even greater learning curve for you to move to self-sustainable biking. Just send us a valid proof of your training and list the skills you are trained upon in a mail. The mail can be sent on info@bikatadventures.com along with your booking ID. The request should be confirmed at least 15 days prior to the expedition start date. Once your expedition leader signs off your contribution post the expedition, a voucher worth 15% of the Expedition Fee*# would be credited to your Bikat account within 10 working days.
    • Carry your stuff on your carrier – This is the dream we have! All bikers on their own with a leader & guide, biking as a team through the terrains independently. No support vehicle needed at all. Although, we cannot do away with the support vehicle in a Fixed Departure batch, you can surely try yourself. If you can manage all your luggage on your carrier (personal stuff) to start with, then we would be thrilled and giving a benefit would be a pleasure. Please note that you would not be required to carry common equipment like utensils, ration, kitchen equipment, or even camping equipment. Just your personal bag! The mail can be sent on info@bikatadventures.com along with your booking ID. The request should be confirmed at least 15 days prior to the expedition start date. Once your expedition leader signs off your contribution post the expedition, a voucher worth 20% of the Expedition Fee*# would be credited to your Bikat account within 10 working days.
    • Be the First Aid Responder – If you have a recognized First Aid responder certification (with ability to administer CPR), then you can sign up as a First Aid responder for the Expedition. Just send us a valid proof of your certification and list the skills you are trained upon, in a mail. The mail can be sent on info@bikatadventures.com along with your booking ID. The request should be confirmed at least 15 days prior to the expedition start date. Once your expedition leader signs off your contribution post the expedition, a voucher worth 10% of Expedition Fee*# would be credited to your Bikat account within 10 working days. 
  1. Content Sharing – All of you can earn rewards by contributing to our content – photos, videos, blogs, and more. Read more on FAQ page (Content Sharing tab) to understand how you can use this.
  1. Referral – If you are a member and refer us to your friends, you can earn 10% of the fee that they pay to us. Read more on FAQ page (Referral tab) to understand how our members use this feature.

Please note that all these saving mechanisms are small tokens from Bikat Adventures to encourage certain behaviours and nothing more. We have always kept away from hidden discounts and transparency has been our style of working.

Note

* All these principles are applicable only on the core Expedition Fee for our fixed departure batches, as published on our website. It is not applicable on Taxes, Bike Rent, Transport amount, Additional Transport amount, or any other extra amount paid by you for additional/customised services like customized treks, bag-pack carriage on treks, extra hotel bookings, bike repair charges, etc.

# The definition of Expedition Fee for all post expedition benefits (Cycling/Trekking) would be the amount you paid, after adjusting for all the savings you availed before booking. For eg. Let us say that you have booked Manali Leh Expedition with a group of 5 participants and availed of a benefit of Group Saving @ 10% at the time of booking. In this case, if the per person price of the expedition is INR 29,500/- then post your group benefit, you would have paid INR 26,550/- per person. Let’s say you now choose to carry your stuff on the bike carrier & successfully do the same, then you would be eligible for a 20% voucher at the end with your Leader’s sign off on your contribution. In this case, the amount you would receive as Bikat voucher would be INR 5310/- (i.e. 20% of 26,550).

DISCLAIMER: The rate of savings or principles defined above are the sole prerogative of BIKAT ADVENTURES PVT LTD. The company reserves the right to add/modify/delete them at any point without any prior notice. The principles & rates listed above have been revised on 08th Feb 2017 & will be effective till next notification on this page is issued.

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