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Mountain Biking in Himachal

Old Hindustan: Tibet road is very famous for long in adventure enthusiastic and mountain bikers. This trip is often considered to be the best way of discovering the natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh, one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, Mountain biking in Himachal Pradesh can be a one-day affair or a long adventure holiday.

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All about Mountain Biking in Himachal

Old Hindustan: Tibet road is very famous for long in adventure enthusiastic and mountain bikers. This trip is often considered to be the best way of discovering the natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh, one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, Mountain biking in Himachal Pradesh can be a one-day affair or a long adventure holiday.

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  1. Day 1 Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla (2100 mtrs.)

    Board the morning Shatabdi express train to Chandigarh. Reach Chandigarh at 1100 hrs and Drive to Simla. Overnight stay in Shimla.

  2. Day 2 Shimla - Thanedar (2348 mtrs.) - 85 kms.

    80 kms. from Shimla on the old Hindustan-Tibet road lays Kotgarh, which enjoys a special place in Himachal history. In 1916 Samuel Stokes, a social worker from Philadelphia brought the first apple saplings to Kotgarh, the place he adopted as his home. One can still see the 'Starking Delicious' apple orchard that he planted there. Overnight stay in tent.

  3. Day 3 Thanedar - Sarahan (2165 mtrs.) - 97 kms.

    Ride to Sarahan famous for the Himalayan views it offers and the Bhimakali temple. Overnight stay in hotel. The Gods were generous when they gave Sarahan its settings. Located halfway up a high mountainside, the road to Sarahan winds past flowering pine trees that give way to stately oaks. The fields and orchards that surround the small villages with their slate-roofed houses, compose pictures of pastoral perfection. Above Sarahan, many deodar trees ride the slopes and higher still, encircling the Bashal peak, are trees of smooth birch and a variety of wildflowers and rare medicinal herbs.

  4. Day 4 Sangla (2744 mtrs.) - 92 kms.

    For six months every year, the Himalayan valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti emerge from a thick cloak of snow to reveal a different, secret world to man. Your discovery of the lesser-known Himalayas can begin in the Sangla Valley. Overnight stay in tent.

  5. Day 5 Sangla

    The day is for relaxation and exploring the area. One can walk to villages or ride to Chitkul; the last border village (20 kms. one way).

  6. Day 6 Sangla - Kalpa (2670 mtrs.) - 50 kms.

    Kalpa was known as Chini back in the days when it was the regional capital; Kalpa has changed little in recent years. It is said that as and when Lord Dalhousie wanted to take a break from his hectic schedule in Shimla, he would come here on his horseback.

  7. Day 7 Kalpa - Pooh (3662 mtrs.) - 76 kms.

    In the morning after breakfast cycle to Pooh. Pooh is a small village in Spiti valley with a small cantonment. Overnight in Pooh.

  8. Day 8 Pooh – Nako (3500 mtrs.) - 35 kms.

    We enter Spiti valley today. The terrain will leave you breathless and speechless. From the lush green valley of Kinnaur, we move to rock-hard cold desert mountains, torrential rivers and icy cold winds that account for the sparsely populated villages.

  9. Day 9 Nako- Tabo (3500m) 63km

    At a height of 10,500 ft. this high altitude desert is home to the second most important Buddhist monastery in the entire Himalayan region - the Tabo Gompa. It is now 1000 years old and is rumoured to be the place the Dalai Lama will finally settle in.

  10. Day 10 Tabo - Kaza (3870 mtrs.) - 47 kms.

    Kaza is the capital of Spiti Valley. Rudyard Kipling describes Spiti in "Kim" in these words: "At last they entered a world within a world - a valley of leagues where the high hills were fashioned of the mere rubble and refuse from off the knees of the mountains... Surely the Gods live here.

  11. Day 11 Kaza

    This will be our relaxation day. In the morning after breakfast visit by car to Ki monastery, Kibber and Komik villages. Later drive back to Kaza for an overnight stay.
    Ki Monastery is a Gelugpa sect monastery. Its hilltop position points to a post-thirteenth century construction. The three-storied structure consists largely of storage rooms at the bottom level while the middle floor houses the Dukhang - the assembly hall - and the uppermost floor has another temple and head Lama’s quarters on the one side of an open terrace. The greatest wealth of Ki Gompa lies in its collection of ‘Thangkas’ salvaged with difficulty from the devastating raids of the Dogars and the Sikhs in the 19th century. From here a scenic drive takes you into the pasture country of Kibber. From Kibber, the pastures are spread over hundreds of square kilometers. Kibber is a small village and is the take-off point for the popular trek to Tso Moriri in Ladakh. Further up six kilometers from Kibber, we drive up to a still smaller village of Gete. Consisting of just six houses, it boasts of being the highest village in Asia connected by road.

  12. Day 12 Kaza - Losar (4076m) - 65 kms.

    A long day in the cold desert of Spiti. Overnight camping/Guesthouse in Losar.

  13. Day 13 Losar – Batal (4000m) – 35 kms.

    We enter the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh after crossing the 4500M high Kunzum La. After a steep downhill ride to Batal. Stay in Batal.

  14. Day 14 Batal-Gramphu (3700m) - 40km

    A rough road with amazing scenery of Bara and Shigri glacier will take us to Gramphu where a major road goes further to Leh Ladakh. Overnight in Gramphu.

  15. Day 15 Gramphu - Manali (1926m) - 82 kms.

    Ride over the 3900M Rohtang pass and enter the Kullu district of Himachal. Today we move from the barren landscape of Lahaul to the lush green landscape of Manali. Overnight stay in a hotel.

  16. Day 16 Manali

    A day of leisure and visiting nearby tourist attractions or shopping around. Stay in hotel.

  17. Day 17 Manali-Chandigarh-Delhi

    A long day drives to Chandigarh. Take train/flight to Delhi. Trip Ends

Overall Rating 5/5
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Kim Burgess & Ann Cowling, Australian National University, Australia
Reviewed on 10 April 2006
5/5

Kim Burgess & Ann Cowling, Australian National University, Australia (2006) We sincerely recommend Adventure Trips India to women alone, families as well as mixed groups. Children are not only welcomed but appreciated. Safe adventurous travel is their passion. Risks are not taken. The food was fantastic and more than we would eat. However, we look forward to the future and bringing friends and spouses to India to enjoy trekking with Adventure Trips India.

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Ravi and Sheela Shankar,
(Principal Yoga Teachers at Yoga Nidhi, Chennai)
Reviewed on 20 September 2010
5/5

Having done treks with Adventure Trips India & Kundan, to Tapovan, Kuari Pass and Tungnath we would strongly recommend him to anyone wanting to organize a trek in the Himalayas. He has a great team and is a very good organizer. His knowledge of the areas trekked, his quiet confidence that keeps you reassured and his ability to adjust to the capacity of the group are qualities that make him the person we keep coming back to all our treks...

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