Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Delhi.
15 seater internal flight to Kullu.
O/n hotel in Manali.

Day 2
Day to relax and enjoy Manali.
Visit to Hadimba Temple.
O/n hotel in Manali.

Day 3 
Warm-up ride around Naggar.
O/n in Naggar Castle.

Day 4
Cycle to Aut.

Day 5

Cycle over Kundi Pass (8550 ft).

Day 6
Cycle to Bir.

Day 7
Rest, optional tandem paragliding & sightseeing in Bir.

Day 8
Cycle to Palampur.

Day 9
Cycle to Dharamsala.

Day 10 
Rest and relaxation in
Dharamsala.
O/n hotel in Dharamsala.

Day 11
Rest and relaxation in
Dharamshala.

O/n hotel in Dharamsala.

Day 12
Explore Dharamsala.
O/n sleeper train to Delhi.

Day 13
Taj Mahal or shopping and
sightseeing in Delhi.
O/n hotel in Delhi.

Day 14
Return.

When: March -June / Sept - Dec

Level: Moderate

     India has all the ingredients for classic mountain biking travel and staggering mountain scenery. You can simply peddle at your own pace along hidden trails to rarely visited local villages where traditional rural lifestyle remains preserved and the friendly smile leaves lasting memories. Riding through this region affords an intimacy with your surroundings that is hard to beat: directly in contact with sights, sounds and smells of the world's highest mountain range, you will truly feel at one with nature.

     We will visit the amazing Sherabling monastery, with beautiful intricate Thankas and the impressive gold-plated, jewel encrusted 3-story high Buddha.  

     We stop off at the picturesque Tibetan colony of Bir, host to the 1992 world paragliding championship. You have the opportunity of experiencing a bird's eye view of the breath- taking snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas whilst paragliding tandem. Our final destination Dharamsala (6000 ft) has been the centre of a vibrant Tibetan community since the 1950's and is home to the Dalai Lama, who received the 1989 Nobel Peace prize .

     There is time to explore the temples and monasteries of Dharamsala, often called "little Lhasa in India" with a giant prayer wheel in the center of this colourful town and many strings of multicoloured prayer flags fluttering in the wind. The rich cultural heritage, both Buddhist and Hindu with the remants of faded touches of the Raj, add to the memorable images of a visit to the mountains of the Indian Himalayas.

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