enquire nowHidden Treasure – Kinnaur – Spiti Mountain Biking

About the tour:
Mountain biking amongst the majestic background of the Trans Himalayan ranges is an unforgettable and thrilling experience. Over The Old Hindustan Tibet Road starting from Shimla, a magnificent 16 days tour with 14 days of MTB rides to amazing Kinnaur & Spiti Valley. During the cycling one can see the most exotic sight of Himalayas which will be an unforgettable experience.  From the green valleys, deep forests and fertile meadows of Kinnaur, to the arid and desert plateaus of the Spiti Valley greatest variety of landscapes that the Himalayas have to offer. While peddling away to glory, take time to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Highest elevation in this route is Kunzum Pass (4590 mtrs)

Best Time:
The best time for mountain biking in India is between the months of June to September, when mountain roads are open to traffic. 

Nowadays there are numerous guest houses, small hotels available in this route almost at all places till Kaza. Hence will make the arrangement at these hotels / guesthouses only. Your camping crew will meet you at pin valley or in Kaza and from here onward till Manali arrival accommodation will be provided in trekking style tents only. However a support back up vehicle (utility or pick up vehicle) will be provided throughout your cycling tour starting from Shimla till Manali.     

Total Biking: 865 Kilometre Approx-

Mountain Passes: Kunzum pass (4590 mts) and Rohtang Pass (3980 mt)

Physical Requirement:
There is no special or prescribed physical requirement for a person interested in taking up the sport of mountain biking but expectant mothers and people suffering from high blood pressure and heart problems must stay away from it. Even if you are physically fit for embarking on a mountain biking trail, make sure that you are acclimatized to the local climatic conditions before starting.

Bikers are requested to bring their own, Biking shoes, bike helmet, knee guard, insulated gloves/waterproof gloves, cycling bags to carry essential material or your belongings, insulated sports bottles for keeping beverages cool, first aid kit, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotions.

You can also bring your own mountain bikes or we can provide you on hire from Manali also.

Day wise description

Day 01: Arrival Shimla ex Delhi / Kalka by train
Board morning Shatabdi express train to Kalka. On arrival in Kalka board on connected toy train to Shimla. The Kalka–Shimla Railway was built to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British Raj, with the Indian rail system. Spectacular scenery along the whole route, and the marvels of its construction, keeps the traveler on this line spell bound. On arrival in Shimla transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free to explore The Mall & the Ridge. Overnight at hotel in Shimla

Day 02: In Shimla
Shimla was the summer capital of India under British rule. Presently it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla has seen many historical events such as the famous Shimla Pact between India and Pakistan which was signed here. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples. In the evening join for dinner and overnight stay at hotel. Visit Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Gaiety theatre, Christ Church, Jakhu Temple, The Mall and The Ridge. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Shimla - Narkanda ( 65 kms )
Today is your first day cycling up to Narkanda It’s also a “warm up" for the ride ahead. The road goes through pine forests, with great views across deep valleys terraced with orchards. If the weather allows, there is a tremendous view of snowy Himalayan Mountains on the horizon. There are several small villages on the way. On arrival in Narkanda check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Narkanda - Sarahan ( 90 kms )
Bike along the Sutlej River from Narkanda enroute visiting Sun temple at Nirath and Rampur. it is level road till Rampur, continue onto Sarahan – summer capital of Rampur Busheher. The Bhimakali Temple is a big attraction; you can also get magnificent views of the ShirKhand peaks. This temple is about 1500 years old. Overnight stay in 

Dday 05: Sarahan - Sangla ( 90 kms )
After an early break fast at hotel cycle down to the main road, to ride further on to Sangla, also called the Baspa Valley. It is the most scenic valley of Kinnaur. Check in at camp/ guest house. Dinner and overnight at camp/ guest house 

Day 06: In Sangla
After a leisurely breakfast explore the beautiful & the picturesque village of Chitkul. Ride back to Sangla. Rest of day free to relax or make walks to nearby Batseri village. Overnight at camp/ guest house.

Day 07: Sangla - Kalpa ( 51kms )
Morning visit Kamru village and fort. Later continue to Kalpa located in backdrop of Kinner Kailash mountain range. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to explore Kalpa village. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Kalpa - Nako ( 110 kms )
It is a mix of downhill, level and uphill ride along the River Sutlej towards Spiti via Khab, where the Satlej joins in to the Spiti River. Then an uphill ride to Nako – the most charming village offers scenic views all around. Nako village is beautifully located on banks of a small & sacred lake called Tso Pema (Lotus Lake). The monastery complex in the village has four temples in an enclosure built with mud walls. It is also dated to the second coming of Buddhism to the region and is credited to Rinchen Zangpo. An impression of a foot found near the Nako Lake is ascribed to Guru Padmasambhava.
Overnight stay on a camp/ guest house.

Day 09: Nako - Tabo ( 69 kms )
Enter Spiti Valley. After we reached a small hill of 3800m, leads a wonderful downhill through impressive rock formations to the Sumdo Spiti River. The small "hamlet" Tabo at 3050 meters above sea level, which is surrounded by high mountains. The temple complex of Tabo in one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries around the world and home to important art treasures.Tabo Monastery was founded in 996 AD by Tibetan scholar Rinchen Zangpo. It is often called the Ajanta of Himalayas; famous for its murals and statues. In trans Himalayas Buddhism, Tabo sanctity is next only to Tibet's Tholing Gompa. Overnight stay in guest house

Day 10: Tabo - Dhankar - Kungri ( 50 kms )
After breakfast at guest house ride your cycles to Dhankar the old capital of Spiti and visit the Monastery later a 9 kms downhill ride till Attargu bridge the gateway to pin Valley. One of the four local units of Spiti is the Pin valley which lies on either side of the Pin river. Geographically, the Pin valley is shut off from the rest of Spiti by high mountains. The only opening has been provided by the Pin River that forces its way through a deep narrow gorge to join the main river Spiti, at Attargu.
Pin Valley is famous for ibex, snow leopard and old monasteries. Overnight at guest house / tent

Day 11: Kungri - Kaza ( 48 kms )
After an early breakfast visit the Kungri Monastery and ride your cycles to Kaza. It is a level ride till Kaza.  Set up of camp at Rangrik near Kaza. Overnight at tents.

Day 12: In Kaza
After a leisurely breakfast at camp, ride on your mountain bikes to Kibber village (21 kms) 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. Later ride downhill back to Kaza enroute visiting Ki monastery. This centuries – old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors – and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable Thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. dinner and overnight at tents.

Day 13: Kaza - Losar ( 58 kms )
It is almost a level road to Losar as you pass through several beautiful villages of Spiti Valley. The last village of the valley is Lossar, where you can visit the Gompa and village. Later, it will be a short ride to the beautiful campsite. Dinner and overnight stay on camp.

Day 14: Losar - Chattru over the Kunzum Pass 4558 m, ( 62 kms )
From here it is a level raod till the base of Kunzum pass and then a 9 km uphill ride to reach the Kunzum Pass (4590mt) which offers an extensive view of the mountains. A small temple along the pass is dedicated to the Goddess Kunzum Devi. From Kunzum a descending rough road to Batal and further onto the Chandra Valley, to Chhatru. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 15: Chattru - Manali over the Rohtang La ( 3980 m ) ( 81 kms )
It is a dirt road to Gramphu that joins the main highway of Manali – Leh. From Gramphu an uphill ride to the Rohtang Pass (3980 m). Rohtang is the gateway between Lahaul/ Spiti and Kullu. From Rohtang descent by a snake-curved road through pastures of wild flowers to Manali. Arrival Manali by late evening. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Departure Manali  
Day free for relaxation or you have option to explore the surrounding places. Later in afternoon (4:30 pm) transfer to Volvo bus station to board overnight Volvo coach to Delhi. End of the tour and our services. 

Applicable Nett Rates ( per person cost )

For x 09 - 10 person & above: Rs 88000 per person
Single room supplement:
Rs 30950 per single on twin sharing cost
Mountain biking hire:
Rs 10500 per bike ( day 03 to Day 15 only )

Incase you are bringing your own bikes then any cost occur to transfer the bikes to Manali or from Leh to Delhi would be borne by the guest directly.

Hotel / camps included are as:

The above rates include the following as:-

Cost Does Not Include
Any airfare/ train fare, mountain bikes & supporting gears, any other meal than mentioned in itinerary, any personal or travel Insurance, tips, gratuities, portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature, any item not specified under cost inclusions.



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