The Great Himalayan Ride - Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Delhi,
Motorcycle Expeditions receptive (Guide) will meet and greet you at the airport will accompany you to your overnight accommodation in New Delhi overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi to Shimla,(2000 Mtrs: 350 kms/ 8-9 Hrs.) by comfortable train.
Check out early morning at 5 am; depart to impressive railways station of New Delhi. You will have breakfast in the train, afternoon lunch in the train, one can just come out of the train and pick the Indian spicy and hot fast food, on the way; it’s a long drive in the plain of Punjab toward the foothill of Pir-Panjal Himalayan hills. By evening reach Shimla, night in hotel.
Day 3: In and Around Shimla Safari 01,
After breakfast Motor bike will be provided to each individual and a briefing on motorcycle and roads will be given by your guide, we don’t ride in India the way you ride back in Europe. And you will explore the summer capital of British Raj and its surrounding with local guide. Visit Hindu Temples on the top of the hill and the summer palace of Vice Roy. Which is converted into the advance study institute of Shimla, evening free stroll in the market and overnight in the Hotel?
Day 4: Shimla to Sarahan 2500mtrs, (2500 mtrs: 190kms/ 7-8 Hrs.) Safari 2
Shady scenic road goes up to the Narkand (2500 mtrs) through the pine forest. A gentle descend through outer side of villages to join the Main road from Shimla leads to Kinnaur –Spiti. Continue to Sarahan the summer capital of the Rampur Busheher.
Visit 1500 years old temple of goddess Bhimakali and one gets a magnificent view of the ShirKhand peaks. This temple is about. Night in guest house or camp.
Day 5: Sarahan to Sangla – Chhitkul –Sangla (3450 mtrs: 140 kms/ 5-6 Hrs.) Safari 3
The gate way to Kinnaur, Leave for Sangla, also called Baspa Valley. Most beautiful valley of Kinnaur region dominated by ancient Kamru fort, visit the last villages of Baspa valley Rakchham located on Indo-Tibet frontier of Chitkul and Rackchham having typical kinnauri architecture visit the fort and village, night in guest house or camp.
Day 6:Sangla-Nako- Tabo. (3050 mtrs: 180kms/ 7-8Hrs.) Safari 4,
Leave to Recongpeo the distt headquarter, today we are entering in restricted area there for inner line permit and passport will be checked at check post at Jhangi.. Gorgeous route leads via Khab where Sutlej river entre in India and merge in to Spiti river. Uphill and cliffy road high over spiti River till Nako, the most charming village offers a magnificent view around. To the north of the village is the monastic complex belonging to the Drugpa order.
After cliffy road, driving through several villages till Tabo, Monastery has been founded in 996 A.D. often called the Ajanta of Himalayas. In Trans Himalayas Buddhism, Tabo sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholinggompa. Explore the village by foot, evening join the ceremony (Puja) in monastery complex, night in guest house camp.
Day 7: Tabo to Kaza ((3600 mtrs: 58kms/ 1-2 Hrs.) via DhankarLalung and Pin valley Safari 5
Dhankar the ancient capital of Spiti king, the most incredibly situated gompa, perched high on the barren rocky mountain slopes..
Lalung :- The second most interested monastery of Spiti afternoon reached Pin valley known for its national park (house of the snow leopards, and ibex) Kungri gompa is the main centre of Nyingmapa sect in Spiti. Night in Kaza the sub divisional headquarter of Spiti. Night in guest house
Day 8: Kaza (3600 mtrs: 46 kms/1-2 Hrs.) visit Kye and Kibber (4200mtrs) Safari 6
Leave to visit the famous. Kyegompa perched high on a pyramid like mountain belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Kibber one of the highest permanent inhabited village in the world, situated at the elevation of 4200 m located in a semi bowl-shaped narrow valley. Afternoon back to Kaza, evening uphill road till Langza, visit the villages, further to Comic known for one of the highest monastery in the world and for fossil. Night in guest house or camp
Day 9: Kaza to Keylong (2000 mtrs: 176 kms/ 6-7 Hrs.) Safari 7
Road leads through several villages of the Spiti valley, last village of the valley is Lossar Short uphill drive till Kunzum pass (4700 m.) offer extensive view of the snow caped mountains continue by Chandra valley. The terrain condition from Losar village to Gramphu over Kunzumla is an off-road boon for motorcyclists continuous ride to Keylong the tribal dist headquarter of Lahul valley, night in keylong at hotel.
Day 10: Keylong to Udaipur , (2500 mtrs: 96 kms/2-3 Hrs.) Safari 8
Scenic drive in Chenab valley is in the hit list for off road riders from all around the world, ride to visit the temple of Trilokinath (Shiva) and 11th century old wooden temple of Mrikula Devi in Udaipur, night in Udaipur, guest house or camp.
Day 11: Udaipur to Killar (2100mtrs: 110 kms /2-3 Hrs.) Safari 9
Follow the narrow Chenab valley till kailar, the breathtaking road offers a magnificent ride full of hairpins, one has to be very careful on the curves, somewhere roads are very narrow, you even won’t find the place to give side for crossing vehicle, thousands meters high mountains and deep gorges makes this day exceptional, night in guest house / Camp.
Day 12: Killar to Tissa over Sach pass 5000trs, (3470 mtrs: 150 kms/5-6 Hrs.) Safari 10
Cross the Chenab and shady cliffy road till Pass , enjoy the view of himalayan valley and mountains,easy descend to the valley, visit some of he typical villages , afternoon reach at Tista , night in camp or rest house.
Day 13: Tissa to Chamba. (996 mtrs: 80 kms/ 2-3 Hrs.) Safari 11
Forest road leads in the valley, spotted by villages till Chamba town located on the Bank of Ravi River. Due to its remoteness the peoples of Chamba valley has been preserved their cultural , social and religion structure.Chamba profusion of temples with the grassy plateau, called Chaugan, situated in The entre festival and fair are used to held here, and Gaddi (Shepherds) with Maidens decked with silver ornaments and the Gujar milk man resembling the Peoples from central Asia can be seen roaming in the streets. The temples of Chamba are noble pecimens of hindu architecture. The temple of Vishnu and Lakshminarayan were built by Shailaverma in A.D. 925, overnight in Hotel or Camp.
Day 14: Chamba to Bharmaur, (2199mtrs: 65 kms/1-2 Hrs.) and back to Chamba. Safari 12
Bharmaur, Known as ShiveBhumi and the heart of Gaddi's country. Situated High over of Bhudalriver on the western slope of the Manimahesh range. Surrounded by snow carpet mountains specially in winter, it gives an Appearance of town as in a saucer. It was the capital of the once sovereign state of Bharmaur (Now Chamba) from seventh to tenth century .It is famous for ancient temples, which are 1300 years old and remint of the Golden age that this place has seen. There are altogether 84 Temples big and Small, which atand on a small plateau in the centre of town called Chaurasi (Means 84) out of only four are big and in a fairly good condition. These are Mani Mahesh ( Harihar ) Ganesha , Lakshna and Narsimhaji temples.
From Bharmaur one can climb to the Manimaheshlake wich is situated on the Altitude of 3950 m. and 35 km far from here. This important pilgrimage place is situated at the foot of the ManimaheshKailash (5575 m); Thousands of piligrims meet every year on the 15 Days following Janmashtamy ( Krishna birthday) which use to held on Aug or Sep, depending on the Hindu calendar. O/N hotel.
Day 15: Chamba to Dharamsala, (1457 mtrs: 116 kms/ 3-4 Hrs.) over Jot pass ( 2250 m.). Safari 13
Drive early in the morning via snake curved road till jot, enjoy he magnificent View of Dhauladhar mountains range and Chamba valley, one can see the villages spotted high over on the pasture, descending toChuwari by cliffy road through Rhododendron and oak forest, bewitching beauty of the paddy fields bewitch the travellers while descending and Dalhousie town can be seen at far distance in the middle of the Jungle, After Chuwari road pass through narrow valley and spread out before joining main high way of Pathankot to Dharamsala . O/N hotel.
Day 16: Visit Dharamsala, (1457 mtrs) Safari 14
A former colonial retreat, Mcleodganj rose to prominance after the large scale Exodus of Tibetan from their homeland in 1959. It is a residence of (OCEAN OF TRANQUILITY) His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the backdrop of the majestic Dhauladhar Mountains. The Tibetan government in exile has been based here for over three and half decades. With traditional architecture designs drawn from Tibet the impressive Namgyal monastery is surrounded by row of prayer wheels and houses large life images of the Budha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. One can visit the Tibetan Handicraft and Medical centre , Tibetan children village and monastery of Nurbulinga and Hindu temple at Kangra . O/N hotel. End of safari, check off the bike with mechanic and hand over to the representative of Motorcycle Expeditions.
Day 17-: Dharamsala – Delhi – Departure. (520 kms/12-13 Hrs.)
Early drive by private vehicle to Delhi, evening reach Delhi, you will have time to get fresh and your fair well dinner, after dinner transfer to international airport for Flight to onward destination.
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