Heavenly Hill Stations

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27 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1895 Km
avg 90 Km
Guided

Tour operator:  TDA Global Cycling

Surrounded by pine forests and apple orchards Manali, one of the Indian Himalaya's most pleasant hill stations, marks the start of this delightful section

The riders will pedal back up into the arid Himalayan plateau and follow first the Chenab River before climbing over the Kunzum Pass (4590m) where they will marvel at the otherworldly Kunzum Stupas. The route then descends to the Spiti River and on into easygoing town of Kaza and the section's first rest day.

This area is known for its wildlife-wolves, snow leopards, golden eagles, ibex, marmots and blue sheep-so the riders should keep their eyes open. A short cycling day will take the riders into Tabo and its Gompa, one of the most significant in Tibetan Buddhism. Constructed in 996AD, it is has been mentioned as the place where the current Dali Lama will retire. The route now takes the riders through the scenic Kinnaur region whose old capital, Kapla, is said to be the winter home of the Hindu God, Shiva. Finally, a long, steady climb will take the riders up to Shimla, perhaps the most famous of the Indian hill stations.

Shimla was the summer capital of British India and memories of the Raj can be found everywhere. The riders have 2 rest days here and one thing they should do is to take the famous 'toy train' down to the plains. It covers the 100km in about 5 hours and passes through 102 tunnels and over 845 bridges! The riders will now pedal through some of the Indian Himalaya's most beautiful scenery. Unlike the arid, semi-desert conditions of the first section, this area is blessed with misty pine and oak forests and a wide variety of beautiful rhododendrons. Mussoorie, another colonial hill station marks the start of a long descent into the holy city of Rishikesh and the Ganges River. The section ends here but the riders are free to explore the numerous ashrams that the city is famous for.

Information

Tour Location

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

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Supported, Bring your own bike
Duration:
27 Day(s)
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Terrain:
Some hills
Accommodation:
Double Occupancy
Cost From:
USD 8400

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1895 Km
Riding Days:
21
Month(s):
September, October
Departure:
September 15, 2022

Additional Information

Inclusions

26 Nights in hotels
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Ride any or all sections.

Booking Conditions

A registration fee of $150 USD must first be paid to hold your place

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