Cycling in Spiti Valley - Himachal Pradesh

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10 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
500 Km
avg 71 Km
Guided

Tour operator:  Cycling in India

Our Cycling tour to Spiti gives you the high of biking in the Himachal without having to push your body to its limits.

Unlike our tour in Ladakh in which you get to cross some of the highest passes in the world, the Himachal Spiti Cycling tour is physically less demanding, but the landscape is just as otherworldly.

A world within a world’ is how Rudyard Kipling described Spiti valley, and we think the Nobel laureate was right on the money. It’s not until you leave behind the apple orchards and lush green mountains of Kinnaur in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and enter the sparsely vegetated cold desert mountains of Spiti that the heft of Kipling’s words begins to sink in. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call this landscape Martian. The intriguing hues and colors of the mountains can easily kindle the geologist in you. Cyclists have been known to spend endless moments gawping at the lay of the land while crossing a pass or rounding a high hairpin bend.

Starting out at the altitude of 2700 meters above sea level, the route through Spiti Valley takes you as low as 980m and as high as 4079m. On the way, you will come upon ancient trade routes, pass by quaint villages, and visit famous monasteries. Buddhism is the major religion of people in Spiti region and the local culture is a far cry from urban ways.

Our itinerary has been drawn to give you the best cycling experience under the circumstances. There may be some short steep ascents on which you gain more than 800 meters while cycling over a distance of just 15 km, but such challenges are par for the course. No two days of rough and tough cycling are put back to back. Our experienced guides and support staff for Cycling in Spiti Valley in Himachal will always be at hand throughout the tour, should you need any assistance.

Tour Features
500kms of cycling on Himalayan roads
Ancient Buddhist monasteries
Kinnaur and Kalpa
Chandra Tal and Kunzum La
See Spiti at a slow pace

Information

Tour Location

Country:
India
Region:
India North
From:
Shimla
To:
Manali

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Supported, Bike Included
Duration:
10 Day(s)
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Terrain:
Major climbing
Accommodation:
Camping, Double Occupancy, Top Tours
Cost From:
INR 45900
Single Supplement:
Available

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
500 Km
Riding Days:
7
Month(s):
June, July, August, September
Departure:
June 19, July 17, August 7, September 18, 2021

Additional Information

Inclusions

Hotel Based on Twin Sharing
All Meals (Breakfast and dinner at Hotel)
Pack Lunch
Bicycle
Expert Cycle mechanic throughout the tour
Back up AC vehicle for complete tour
Expert Cycling Guide throughout the tour
Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only Cycling Part)
Unlimited Bottle water during cycling (Only Cycling Part)
All road and transport taxes
Entry Fee,if any (Up to the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Camping Charges,if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Separate Camping Vehicle
Services of support team include expedition cook,helper
Oxygen Cylinder
Driver Allowance
Toll and Parking charges

Exclusions

Any Domestic or International flight tickets
Any Kind of Insurance
Emergency evacuation
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Tips and Gratitude
Travel insurance
Any Hard and Soft Drink

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