£549 per person (based on a team of three)
For that you get
The Rickshaw Run fee covers a team of up to three adventurists (you don't want more than three - trust us) What then do you get for those hard earned pictures of the queen?
A once state-of-the-art three-wheeled Bajaj auto-rickshaw, with all the paperwork necessary for you to take it on public roads and across state lines.
Two days of test-driving, pimping and mechanical tips, with nightly Q&A session for you to familiarise yourself with your vehicle and what you are about to do.
A ruddy good party, cricket match and launch ceremony befitting of the brave fools about to take on the whole of India in a crap rickshaw.
A rousing welcome when you finish, a podium for the obligatory finish line photos and a bar for you to share your stories with each-other. Topped off with a football match and a party.
A shiny blog where you can shout to the world about what you are about to do, and a tracking map where you can upload your location, messages and photos while you are on the road.
Support from our team of experts to advise you how to get to the start line, the best outfits for the parties and the best biscuits to pair with Darjeeling tea.
3,500km of the best and worst that India can throw at you and all the stories and glory that go with it.
Free Travel Insurance
Your entry fee includes Emergency & Medical travel insurance. This is a bespoke policy for up to 3 people from Campbell Irvine worth £210.
Sleeping - £50 to £1000+
Typically teams spend around £300 between members over the duration of the trip on accommodation.
It's possible to find a place for less than £4 a night, but £15 night will get you a decent place with WiFi and your own shower. Anyone used to wiping their arse with silk towelettes can get something plush starting from £35 a night. If you can rock the hobo-chic look with consummate ease you could use a tent when outside of the towns - it's free and you'll probably get some good stories out of it.
Food - £50 to £300
Street food in India is very cheap - you can pay around £1 for a meal of Dahl and rice with a side order of Cholera. If you prefer to snack on canapés you can get a very good meal for less than £10.
Getting there and away - £400 to £1000
This is obviously free if you are already in the area but if not, planning your flights in advance and being flexible can bring this down as low as £150 each way. If you are travelling from the USA, EU, AUZ or NZ you can expect to pay around £700 in total. If you want to save pennies then stowing away in the landing gear is usually free, but can result in arrest or death.
Visas - £100ish
There is no way around this I am afraid, unless you are lucky enough to be from India, Nepal or Bhutan.
Travel insurance - £80ish
Worth not trying to save too much money here – you will feel like a massive bell end if the shit hits the fan and the only response you can get from your insurance provider is some stifled laughter before they hang up on you.
From the April '15 Run we'll be including free travel insurance in the entry fee.
Meds - £100ish
It's common for travellers to India to get a Polio and Rabies jab among others - but have a look online or better still ask a professional - we don't really want to start telling you what or what not to let a doctor to stick inside you.
Fuel - £250ish per team
Naturally this will be more expensive if you take a longer route or you are morbidly obese, and cheaper if you are a midget.
Refundable Deposit - £1000 per team
We would prefer not take this but every now and again some naughty runner dumps their Rickshaw in a turgid sewage drain or on the steps of some sacred temple and we need a way to finance the rescue operation.
Spares and repairs - £10 to £200 per team
There is little point in trying to prepare for this before the trip as everything you need can be purchased in India cheaper and more easily. Most jobs can be fixed with some pliers and a rock anyway. Repair costs range from 50p for a roadside hammer job to £120 for a complete engine failure.
Chai money - £???
This could cover anything from a crappy little key-ring of the Taj to having wings and a rotor blade attached to your rickshaw - it really is up to you. Think of it as your adventure pot and furnish it appropriately.