Bikat Adventures has always believed in growing as a community of adventure enthusiasts and takes pride in the people who have been on expeditions with us. We believe in establishing a personal connect with all our participants and our secretly famous ‘After trek or expedition parties’ are a testimony to our Endeavour in this area. With Bikat Adventures growing by the day into a larger organization, we feel grateful towards this “Bikat Community” who has been a significant reason behind our success and growth. Here’s launching the Membership and Loyalty program targeted at the Bikat Community…
The purpose of this membership plan is not to lure you into something but just as a gesture of Thanks. Here are the questions that you need answers for:
Who is eligible for the memberships?
When you say days on expedition, Are all your events called expedition or is there any criteria for that?
How would the expedition days be counted? Would the travel time also be included?
How many types of memberships do you have?
What are the various benefits attached to memberships?
What is an Inaugural Voucher?
With every new invitation for membership, we give you a discount voucher worth INR 2000 (Inaugural Voucher) that can be redeemed in any of our expeditions within a period of 6 months from the date of completion of most recent expedition. The idea is to help more and more people in using this voucher without damaging parity between prompt and occasional users. So, the validity shall be extended whenever it expires with a deduction of 10% for another 6 months. Like this, the voucher actually never expires but incentivizes those who are frequent explorers.
The deduction would be 10% for every elapsed period of 6 months from last date of the most recently completed trek. For eg. In case your inaugural voucher worth INR 2000/- is expiring on 4th July 2016 and last time you completed a trek with us was from 1st January till 3rd January 2016, then the voucher would be extended with a deduction of 20% of the present value of the voucher i.e. INR 400/- and a new voucher worth INR 1600, valid till 3rd January 2017.
Please note that this extension policy is valid only for Inaugural vouchers and not for any other voucher whatsoever.
How do I Accumulate Discounts each time I trek?
Basic Member (10%) || Summiter Member (15%) || Leader Member (20%)
Please note that the booking vouchers, as explained above are, are generated on the amount paid by a member for him/herself. In case you are making a group booking from your ID, then you would get the booking voucher only for your own amount and not the others who are part of the booking.
Can I also gift or transfer a voucher to one of my friends?
How do I earn more using Referrals?
Is there any condition for referrals?
When would any voucher become active for me? At the time of booking or after the expedition?
How is longer validity at different levels of Membership a benefit?
I need to know more about Bikat Vouchers. What should I do?
What should I do if I am facing other issues related to membership?
What is the Process to apply for membership?
Although we have foolproof processes to upgrade your membership plans but in case you feel we missed you, do write to us a strong mail at email@example.com with details listed above (Name, email, etc.) along with details of the expeditions that you have done with us. We assure you to reply within 2 working days.
What Purpose do the vouchers solve?
Facilitate your trek plans
“I am student and want to go to Pin Parvati pass but the cost ranges between 20 – 30 grand and I don’t have that kind of money at hand” said Kusum Sharma, a student from IIT Delhi. The problem of lack of cash is not something that only students face. This is a situation faced by many of us on a regular basis when planning for long expeditions. Now either you use a credit card and make EMIs after the expedition is over or you plan for the expedition in advance and accumulate savings. If you want to choose the 2nd way, then these vouchers would suit you best.
Gifting the best of experiences
“Gift me gold, gift me diamond and I can sell them away. Gift me an experience, and its mine forever” By someone like you and us.
Isn’t it so true! Bikat vouchers offer you a unique way to gift your friends, family, and loved ones. Gift them an experience of adventure that they can never forget. we deliver your gifted vouchers by email or courier, whichever way you suggest us. The vouchers would carry a personal message from your side, can be digitally submitted or handwritten, making it that bit more special for your loved one. In fact, why just loved ones! Gift it to anyone, from your bosses to 1st crush to even your enemies! Because any adventure expedition with the Bikats is always refreshing and reflective at the same time, and anyone with the Bikats would vouch for this:)
So why should I buy Bikat Vouchers
How to use the vouchers?
You can use the voucher to book any of our expeditions.
What are general terms related to the vouchers?
Can I use the voucher multiple times?
What is the Validity of these vouchers?
What happens if I use part amount from the voucher?
I used my voucher to make a booking but I had to later cancel the same. Do I retain my voucher?
What should I do if I am facing issues with my vouchers or while redeeming them?
How do I earn vouchers using Referrals?
You can refer friends or anyone for that matter. Use the “Refer a friend” tab on your dashboard to refer for any of our expeditions and get vouchers worth 10% of the Expedition fees.
Is there any condition for referrals?
The only condition is that the friend you are referring should not already be a member of Bikat Adventures community and the expedition that you are referring for should be of minimum 3 days.
Your contributions are welcome! We invite you to submit your stories from anywhere in the world. We welcome everything from short easy adventures of 2- 3 days to long challenging expeditions involving multiple days.
We get a large number of hits everyday so your story will be seen by a large number of audience. Don't worry if you forgot to note down some important information about a trek you just completed or if spelling or grammar isn't your strong point. We will edit your story & help you with the information already available with us. The idea is to provide an interactive way for you to share your stories with a community of fellow adventurers. Having your adventures on a public website is also a great way to share your stories with friends and family.
What all can I share as content?
In our endeavour of creating more and more relevant content, we have an official policy on content sharing. We believe content sharing from the adventurers is a great way to source relevant and practical knowledge from all over the world. Those who are passionate about trekking, cycling, rock climbing, or any other adventure related field, can now submit their blog-posts, photos, videos to Bikat Adventures and contribute to the overall knowledge base related to Adventure travel in India.
I am no professional !! Can I also share?
This policy is not just for professionals who are expert writers or photographers but also for those who go on a trek or any other expedition and want to share some of their experience with the larger audience of adventure community. And don't worry if you forgot to note down some important information about a trek you just completed or if spelling or grammar isn't your strong point. Our experts will help you edit and proofread your story. The idea is to provide an interactive way for you to share your stories with a community of fellow adventure enthusiasts.
Do I also get rewards for sharing?
Yes. For the first time in India, Bikat Adventures has formalized a way to say Thank You! We announce a formal structure of Story points for all the content that you share. Below table simply outlines the rewards that you can earn while you contribute towards the larger good of rich information gathering in the field of adventure in India:
|Content Type||Story Points|
|Article (Upto 800 words with Atleast 5 High Res. Pics)||1200|
|Article ( More than 800 words with Atleast 10 High Res.Pics)||2000|
|Photo Story (Atleast 10 High Res Pics With Relevant Captions)||1200|
|Photo Story (Atleast 20 High Res Pics With Relevant Captions)||2000|
|Video Story/VLog (HD Quality)||2000|
|Photo (High Res only)||50|
*One story point = 1 INR
We are nobody to judge you!
The table above is by no means a judgement or valuation of the heartfelt stories that you share, either through blogs, photos, videos, or any other creative expression for that matters. Well, this is not to create a market out there but just to encourage the people who make that extra effort of clicking, writing, or even thinking creatively :). It is just a gesture from the Bikats. That’s it!
How do I submit?
As another first of its kind initiative from any Indian Adventure company, Bikat Adventures has launched a dedicated portal for uploading your articles. Just click the “Earn Story Points” tab from your Dashboard and start sharing the content on your own Bikat blogging handle. You can use pictures, videos or text paragraphs in your article. The feature is very user friendly. Just try out…
Video Stories / Vlogs should be shared through applications like Google Drive or Dropbox. Share with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How would you publish my content?
The first step is a review by our experts. Only once the content is approved by the experts, it would be published on our website. We may contact you for certain additions like pictures, etc. that can help in communicating the idea better for the readers. Once published, we feature your content on our website and other social / digital media forums on which we are active. The content will be shared along with your name and brief description about you.
How do I redeem these points?
You can redeem the points by converting them into a voucher. Bikat Vouchers can be redeemed on any of our expeditions (min 3 days) using the voucher code.
Do I need to be a member for submitting content?
No. One need not be a member to submit. You just need an account on our website.
What are the other terms & conditions involved?