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Grab your Mountain bike and head for the Himalayas

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Mountain biking Holiday

Indian Travel Expedition

India, Asia
16 days (12 days of MTB)
€ 850 combadi price

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Holiday Type
Open dates/Private groups
Running Period
Start Date: 05/10/2013

The Combadi Insight:

Mountain Biking with a difference. Surely you would not have thought that such an experience exists. Well we found it, we ’ve tried it & you have to give it a shot. This is one holiday to brag about when you are back home!

Holiday Code: X3

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Go on an epic 16 day Indian biking holiday, riding on one of the highest and most spectacular Himalayan roads! From Manali to Leh, you will be riding your mountain bike for 12 days along mountain passes and dramatically diverse climates, experiencing the many different cultures found in the Himalayas. You'll start in the south, biking through vast green valleys and Hindu communities, and slowly climb to towards the more arid mountain lands where Tibetan Buddhism is prominent.

After your initial arrival in Delhi, you will travel by private automobile to Himachal Pradesh, the mountainous region of Northern India, and the base of the Himalayas. From here your Himalayan mountain bike trip truly begins. The next 12 days will find you traveling between 40 and 90kms a day, while camping out along on the famous Indian Road.

All food and lodging is included in the price of the trip, as is transport to and from the mountain range at the beginning and end of your trip. In addition, all trips include guides and vehicles for extra security and protection.

Truly different travel is becoming increasingly rare in this world, and this mountain bike holiday across the Himalayas is an experience that you won't ever forget!

Day 1

Arrival Delhi, Reception in airport, transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Delhi to Manali, 2000 Mtrs, 570 kms, 16 hours by Mini bus, 14 hours by Jeep. Early morning at 5 am Check out, breakfast on the way. Passing through the most fertile states of North India (Haryana - Punjab). Afternoon lunch stop while entering in Himachal Pradesh,a mountainous state of India. By evening arrive to Manali and to our Hotel.

Day 3

In and Around Manali, Overnight in hotel, (Introduction on Indian Road) Mountain Biking. After breakfast Motor bike will be provided to each individual and you will explore Manali and its surrounding with local guide. Visit Nagar castle, Roerich art gallery, Hindu Temple's and hot spring at Vashisht.

Day 4

Manali to Marhi - 39km & 3,320m. Overnight at camp. Uphill road mountain biking. First day of expedition. Uphill ride via curved road passing through villages and forests.

Day 5

Marhi to Gondla (41 km) & 3,160m, over Rohtang pass 3,950 Uphill and downhill road mountain biking.

13km uphill road till Rohtang pass, having a spectacular view of the snow caped mountains of the Himalayas. Downhill to the Gramphu & easy road to Gondla where we will camp overnight.

Day 6

Gondla to Jispa (Darcha) (50 km) 3,400m, flat and gradual road mountain biking. Along the way, we will visit keylong distt headquarter of tribal distt., most of biking will be on a flat scenic road. We will camp overnight.

Day 7

Jispa to Bharat pur (55 km) 4,400m. Ride over Baralachla with an altitude of 4,800m. The road will be flat and at times turn into uphill Zig-Zag.

Gradual and uphill ride for about 32km till Baralachala, long descent till our beautiful campsite for the night.

Day 8

Bharatpur to Whiskey bridge (65 km) 3,950m. Flat road mountain biking. The road goes through the vast plateau of Sarchu, which borders the two states of Jamu- Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Later, we ride along the Tserap river until we reach our next camp site.

Day 9

Whiskey bridge to Pang over Namkila pass with an altitude of 4,950 m and Lachlangla at 5,090m (ride of 44 km). Gradual uphill and downhill mountain biking. Long climb via a snake-curved road until the first pass, followed by short descent of 3km. Uphill climb again of 3km to Lachulangla and long descent to pang passing by the gorge of Ganglajal. Our campsite will be located beside the stream before the check post.

Day 10

Pang to Baseof Tanglangla (54 km) & altitude of 4,500m. Gradual and flat road mountain biking. Short easy climb for 5 to 7km where you will enjoy the magnificent view of Zara chu stream with canyons erected along both sides in different shapes and mirages on the large Qyangchuthang (wild donkey ground). Rest during the flat ride in Pang plateau until we reach our campsite.

Day 11

Base of Tanglangla to Rumtse (48 km) & altitude of 4,320m over Tanglangla (5,332 m.) Gradual and downhill road mountain biking. 23km of a gradual climb to the top of world, up to the second highest motor-able pass of Tanglangla followed by a long descent down to the Indus valley. We will ride down to Rumtse, the first village of Ladakh. Our campsite will be beside the stream, on the meadow.

Day 12

Rumtse to Leh (90 km) & altitude of 3,400m. Flat road mountain biking. Easy ride through the Ladakhi villages. On the way, we will visit the Shey and Thiksey monasteries. By afternoon we will reach Leh, the capital of Ladakh with an overnight stay in our hotel.

Day 13

Leh - Khardungla (39km) & altitude of 5,540m one way. Back to Leh, via steep hill climbing mountain biking. This is the most exciting day, we will bike on a steep road, half of the stretch is mettled and half is rough. Reaching the top of the highest road of the world is an adventure thrill. We will have an extensive view from the top of the world and will take the same way back to Leh.

Day 14

Get the chance to explore Leh. Overnight in our hotel. This is the end of our mountain biking. Visit Shanti Stupa and the old fort of Leh and its monastery in the town. In the afternoon, we will pack up our mountain bikes & have some leisure and rest time. Overnight stay in our hotel.

Day 15

Leh-Delhi flight, Transfer to the domestic airport where we will take our flight to Delhi. Transfer from the airport to our hotel, afternoon for leisure. Overnight stay in our hotel.

Day 16

Departure. Visit old or new Delhi (Full day of sightseeing). Evening transfer to the airport so that we can all catch our flights to our onward destinations.

  • All ground transport by jeep or minibus for group,
  • Airport transfer (domestic and international ) Back up Jeep / truck ,
  • Twin sharing room on medium class neat and clean hotel ,
  • Delhi on BB basis , Rest full board ,
  • Twin sharing spacious tent, , dining tent, toilet tent kitchen team with all necessary items, camping chair, foam mattress ,
  • Special permit to Khardungla .
  • Separate back up vehicle for group of more than 6 pax . Prices exclude:
  • Flight domestic and International,
  • Monument fee, Visa, airport tax,
  • Insurance, flight for tour leader, sleeping bag,
  • Food in Delhi , Beverages
  • Mountain bike and spare parts .
  • Single Occupancy on additional charge
  • Guide.

Notes

Documents required to obtain inner line permit : copy of passport , Copy of Visa and 4 passport size photos As you will be flying with your mountain bike, please pack only necessary. Mountain bike should be proper packed to avoid any damage while transporting . Spare parts should be brought along with you. Please take travel insurance which will cover damage to the bike in case of an accident, personal medical evacuation, loss of baggage etc. While riding every one should be in full view of each other, starting early will avoid the traffic and we will have good light for Photography. There will be a standard medical kit including oxygen cylinder, apart from that, everyone should carry their own medical supplies, as per health requirements. Heart patients are not allowed to participate in such an adventurous trip. In case of cancellation of domestic flight from Leh to Delhi, we may miss a part of our visit to Delhi, in that this happens, we will do our best to replace the visit of Delhi in Leh in order to give you maximum satisfaction.

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