Our ATV Park is based in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. We are 15km from the tourist town of Manali filled with travellers from all over the world looking to explore the Himalayas. Our place offers tourists the experience and thrill of riding adrenaline pumping high powered quad bikes. The average customer spends a couple of hours with us between our track/trail and cafe.
A bit about me, I'm 27 and having recently graduated from B-school at Exeter in 2013 I decided not to be a slave to the corporate world and moved home to India where I set up an ATV park as an adventure tourism activity/project. I live with my family on a farm with apple orchards, cows, and our four dogs. The ATV park is a 15 minute drive away which is where I spend most of my day. We are currently a growing team of 14 consisting of a manager, mechanic, track marshals and cafe staff. Being the first of its kind ATV park there is a lot of excitement and a buzz is picking up. With the onset of the tourist season coming in the Summer we will be needing all the help we can get.
The ATV Park gives its customers 2 options to choose from - our 700m long dirt track or our Network of off road trails. The trails are most popular and we take our customers deep into a river bed exploring 2 trail systems - a river trail and forest trail. Prior bookings are required for a trail ride and we take safety extremely seriously making all first time riders at our park undergo an ATV safety training course.
We currently have a total of 17 ATV's & Buggies
All our ATV's are manufactured by Polaris (USA) and KnK Karts.
Being the only place of its kind with some of the most breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayas, we are sure to have a successful tourist season this year and adding diversity to our workforce can make all the difference.
Prior ATV riding skill is not required but is preferred. If you're passionate about motor sports/ off-roading, you'll fit right in!
All volunteers will be required to work on site 5 hours a day 5 days a week.
1) 23+ years old
2) Very social and good with people
3) Front desk and ushering in the cafe (Be the face of the organisation)
4) Word Press skills - should be familiar with Jupiter theme/ Visual Composer/ WooCommerce
5) Off roading enthusiast and/or good photographer (it helps if you own a go pro 3/4 or even a drone!)
6) Minimum 1 month commitment
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
Volunteers will interact with local Indian tourists and foreign tourists from around the globe. They will get ample opportunities to take in the surrounding culture of the mountain people. I personally will also be showing them around when ever we manage to find the time.
Volunteers should be all rounders. They should be passionate about what we do and should be ready to help out in any way possible. Possible help includes:
1. ATV ride related front office work/guidance to customers
2. Wordpress work for our website
3. Fine tuning our Booking engine on WooCommerce
4. Updating our Facebook and Instagram page
5. Photography of customers and general beauty/landscape for social media
6. Online marketing
7. Helping around the cafe
Basically help in any way you can.
Volunteers should be ready to commit for at least 1 month
Double bedroom cottage with attached bathroom/kitchen and living room . Food will be provided through our cafe but you may feel free to cook if you like. This cottage is located just 5 mins walk from the ATV park in a small himalayan village. The village is very small and has no shops. The nearest shops are 15 mins walk away. If you need a vehicle a small car can be provided as long as you have a valid international driving license. The care-taker and his family who all work on my land also live in a cottage next to the one you'd be staying at.
Please note: The cottage is located in an apple orchard, so there will be bugs all over the place such as grasshoppers, spiders etc. As long as you remember to keep your windows shut the house should stay bug free.
Theres plenty to see around our side of the Himalayas. You may choose to hang out in Manali town which is full of young travellers bustling with cafes and shops or go on occasional trips to explore Leh/Ladakh, Spiti valley, Dharamsala or many or go on treks in and around the valley
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week