Sarfa Ranga Cold Desert Jeep Rally
SHIGAR: The first ever Sarfa Ranga Cold Desert Jeep Rally started at Sarfaranga desert Shigar valley. More than 100 off road jeeps and 25 bikes are taking part in this rally. The rally is started on August 18 at Sarfaranga desert, Shigar-Skardu and will conclude on 21 August. The off road riders are required to cover a distance of 30 Km arduous desert terrain, to win 2 Million Rs.
The Sarfa Ranga Cold Desert Jeep rally started from Bab e Shigar at 8 am. A pre-qualification race will be held today on 19th August.
The cold desert jeep rally is being organized by Gilgit Baltistan government in collaboration with PakWheels and Mountain Dew. Sara Ranga is one of the highest cold desert in the world. Sarfa Ranga cold desert is located in Shigar district of Baltistan. Sarfaranga cold desert is surrounded by mighty snow covered peaks of Karakoram and Himalayas. There is also a lake namely Xarba Tso. The desert is also surrounded by Indus and Shigar river.
Gilgit Baltistan government is playing leading role in organizing different events including this jeep rally. According to sources more than 100 off road jeeps and bikes participated in cold desert jeep rally.
Polo tournament is also part of the event. There will be Zakh competition on Indus river, which is a kind of boating. Musical night and cultural activities would also be held. Gemstone, traditional food exhibition and dance competition would also be arranged.
2nd Day Day Activities Sarfa Ranga Cold Desert Jeep Rally
The aim of this event is to introduce adventure sports opportunities and culture of Baltistan to national and international scale.