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Mountain Biking on Indo Tibet border

MTB Kinnaur – Spiti -Manali

Mountain Bikking on Indo Tibet Border (**)

Exploration of isolated Kinnaur-Spiti situated on Indo-Tibet border. a spectacular road from Simla an ancient capital of British Raj leads in to the Gorgeous Sutlej valley of scenic Kinnaur dominated by mighty kinner kailash. Where as wider Desert spiti surounded by high mountains, holding tibetan budhist culture and housing several monasteries in its lap.

Climate and culture changes so rapidely as begining from Simla peoples are hindu, Kinnaur adopted both Hindu and budhist culture, Spiti where Tibetan budhism is flourished. During the expedition one can see the most exotic sight of Himalayas which will be an unforgettable experience also in terms of both skill and thrill. Highest point is Kunzum Pass (4700 mtrs).

Day 01: Arrival Dehli,
Day 02: Dehli to Simla (1900m).
Day 03: Visit Simla:
Day 04: Shimla to Narkanda – 64 km s (2708 mtrs) Gradual (MTB)
Day 05: Narkanda to Rampur-(85 km) Flat and down hill road. (MTB)
Day 06: Rampur to Sarahan-1920 mtrs. 60 kms. (uphill and gradual road) (MTB)
Day 07: Sarahan to Sangla-2680 mtrs-90 kms, flat and gradual road (MTB)
Day 08: Chhitkul back to Sangla-26 kms.,Rough road (MTB)
Day 09: Sangla to jangi -59 K Ms flat and gradual road (MTB)
Day 10: Jangi to – Nako- 74 kms-2950 mtrs, Flate and uphill road (MTB)
Day 11: Nako to Tabo or around (3050 m.) 67 kms. (flat road) (MTB)
Day 12: Tabo to Shichling (3100 m.) visit Dhankar-25 kms. flat and Gradual road, (MTB)
Day 13: Shichling to Kaza -29 kms – flate Gradual road (MTB)
Day 14: Kaza to Key and kibber(4200 mtrs.) 23 kms one way, flat and uphill road (MTB)
Day 15: Rangrik to Takscha-53 kms flat gradual road (MTB)
Day 16: Takschey to Chatru-67 ms, Over Kunjum La, Steep, gradual and flat road (MTB)
Day 17: Chhatru to marhi -42 kms Over (Rohtang pass) gradual and uphill road (MTB)
Day 18: Marhi to Manali – 35 kms -(down hill) (MTB)
Day 19: Explore Manali, hotel. (MTB)
Day 20: Manali to Delhi
Day 21: Departure:

Day 01: Arrival Dehli,

Reception in the air port, transfer to the hotel, O/N in the hotel.

Day 02: Dehli to Simla (1900m).

Jeep or minibus for group. 10 hours.

Day 03: Visit Simla:

After breakfast climb to the Jhaku hill to visit the Hanuman temple (the monkey God museum and Advance study hall, back to hotel for lunch, Free afternoon to visit the mall O/N in the hotel

Day 04: Shimla to Narkanda – 64 kms (2708 Mtrs) Gradual (MTB)

steep and flat road.Early after breakfast Leave Simla, road goes through tinny hamlet, dense forest, kufri a winter paradise for skier, Few kms a head reached at Narkandha, hotel.

Day 05: Narkanda to Rampur-(85 km) Flat and down hill road. (MTB)

Long descend Descend to Valley of Sutlej, now flat road till Rampur, erestwhile Himalayan kingdom of Rampur Busheher. It offers a rare insight into customs, relations, art and architecture of its people. It is one of the biggest commercial town in Himachal Pradesh and it is famous for the Levi mela (fair) held in November:traders from Lahoul/Spiti and Kinnaur participate in it. Simple hotel

Day 06: Rampur to Sarahan-1920 mtrs. 60 kms. (uphill and gradual road) (MTB)

Continue to Sarahan the summer capital of the Rampur Busheher. The Bhimakali temple is a big attraction and one gets a magnificent view of the Shir Khand peaks.This temple is about 1500 years old. O/N in camp or hotel.

Day 07: Sarahan to Sangla-2680 mtrs-90 kms, flat and gradual road (MTB)

Descend to the main road than further ride to Sangla, also called the Baspa Valley. Most beautiful valley of Kinnaur dominated by Kamru fort, visit the fort and village, O/N in camp.

Day 08: Chhitkul back to Sangla-26 kms., Rough road (MTB)

Full Day visit till the last village of valley, On the way visit Rakchham and other villages, evening back to Sangla. O/N in camp or hotel

Day 09: Sangla to jangi -59 K Ms flat and gradual road (MTB)

Leave Baspa valley, same way back till Katchham, again follow the Sutlej valley toward north, Passport and inner line permit will be checked at check post before campsite.

Day 10: jangi to – Nako- 74 kms-2950 mtrs, Flate and uphill road (MTB)

Drive towards Spiti via Khab where the Satlej joins in to the Spiti river. Uphill drive to Nako, the most charming village offers a magnificent view around. To the north of the village is the monastic complex of four large temples belonging to the Drugpa order. O/N in camp

Day 11: Nako to Tabo or around (3050 m.) 67 kms. (flat road) (MTB)

Driving through several villages reached at Tabo, visit the ancient monastery founded in 996 A.D. This monastery has exquisite frescoes and stuco statues and is often called the Ajanta of the Himalayas. In trans Himalayas Buddhism, Tabo sanctity is next only to
Tibet’s Tholing gompa. O/N in camp.

Day 12: Tabo to Shichling (3100 m.) visit Dhankar-25 kms. flat and Gradual road, (MTB)

After one hour reach at Schichling, establish the campsite, later uphill road leads to Dhankar the ancient capital of Spiti, visit scenic Gompa and down hill road for 8 kms till campsite.

Day 13: Shichling to Kaza -29 kms – flate Gradual road (MTB)

Road goes beside spiti river, on arrival at KAza establish the campsite, later visit sub divisional headquarter of Lahoul – Spiti, Explore the tinny town and its monastery, campsite out of the main Kaza, Camp at Shego or Rangrik.

Day 14: Kaza to Key and Kibber (4200 mtrs.) 23 kms one way, flat and uphill road (MTB)

Visit the famous. Kye gompa 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. Evening return to the camp near Kaza.

Day 15: Rangrik to Takscha-53 kms flat gradual road (MTB)

Easy road to Takscha through several villages of Spiti valley, last village of the valley is Lossar, a gompa and village can be visited, visit the village, later short ride to beautiful campsite where herd of yak can be seen grazing around. Camp.

Day 16: Takschey to Chatru-67 ms, Over Kunjum La, Steep, gradual and flat road (MTB)

9 kms. uphill drive till Kunzum pass (4700 m.) which offer extensive view of mountains. A small temple on the pas sis dedicated to the Goddess Kunzum Devi, Down hill ride to Batal and further rough road in Chandra valley leads to Chhatru. Camp.

Day 17: Chhatru to marhi – 42 kms Over (Rohtang pass) gradual and uphill road (MTB)

Again rough road to Gramphu to join the main high way of Manali -Leh, Uphill ride to Rohtang pass (3050 m.) a gateway between Lahoul/ Spiti and Kullu., Entered in lush green valley of God (Kullu/Manali). Descend by snake-curved road through the pasture of wild
flowers to campsite.

Day 18: Marhi to Manali – 35 kms -(down hill) (MTB)

After a while you will enter in tree line, Long descend through forest of silver Oak, Fir, Popular and several waterfalls will gives accompany till Manali. O/N in hotel.

Day 19: Explore Manali, hotel. (MTB)

Visit ancient Hindu temples, Nagar castle and Roerich art gallery, Stroll in Typical Village, by evening back to hotel.

Day 20: Manali to Delhi

Early morning departure to Delhi, 570 kms by jeep or minibus.14 hours.evening reached Delhi and hotel

Day 21: Departure:

Full Day visit in Delhi, evening transfer to international airport, flight to onward destination.

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