The Armed Forces Team would cycle the mountains of North Sikkim and spread the message of ‘Green Sikkim, Clean Sikkim.
A Tri Services Adventure Expedition is being conducted from 17 December 2018 to 05 January 2019. The purpose of this expedition is to enhance the spirit of adventure ingrained in the Indian Armed Forces, demonstrate high standards of physical fitness, competitive spirit, mental robustness and camaraderie amongst the three Services –
The Expedition is being undertaken by a Tri Services team comprising of three Officers, three Warrant Rank Officers and thirteen soldiers from Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.
The expedition is in three phases which includes Cycling cum Trekking, Para Gliding and Sea Diving. The first leg of the expedition comprising of a Cycling cum Trekking Expedition will cover a distance of 200 Kms from Kalimpong to North Sikkim under the aegis of the Striking Lion Division.
The Expedition was flagged off on 17 December 2018 by General Officer Commanding, Striking Lion Division from the Gompa ground of Durpin Monastery at Kalimpong.
The Armed Forces Team would cycle the treacherous and challenging mountains of North Sikkim for the next five days reaching altitudes of 15,000 ft in the Lachen & Lachung valleys. Apart from cycling, the team would also trek through the mountain ranges along the Teesta River. During course of the expedition, the Team will spread the message of ‘Green Sikkim, Clean Sikkim’ !!
The Indian Armed Forces have a rich saga of fostering the spirit of adventure amongst its ranks by undertaking various and varied adventure activities.