An adventure location is offering MICE travellers options to hold their meetings and team-building activities with a difference. The Grand Dragon, a 100-room property in Ladakh, is 11,300 feet above sea level in the northern-most region of India, Jammu & Kashmir, and offers customised packages and activities like yoga sessions, cycling and soft treks.
Participants can start the trek early in the morning through the Leh Old Village, cross the mountain, have breakfast by the river, experience river rafting or ride on a Royal Enfield motorcycle. The peak season for the corporate events and MICE groups are August and September. The first day is spent acclimatising to the rarefied air with lower oxygen levels than in the plains and clients are educated about climate conditions. It has the capacity to host groups of 200 delegates. Danish Din, director of The Grand Dragon Ladakh, said: “We have hosted international conferences as well as small functions, meetings and conferences. Ladakh is a cultural and adventure destination, with rare, rugged beauty including lakes that are completely frozen in winter, offering a unique range of activities.”
Leh Ladakh has not been seen in the past as a place for MICE events but there are quite a few companies and corporates who like to do soft adventure. Daily flights operate from New Delhi and Srinagar.