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Mountain Biking in Spiti Valley

The 800 km expedition from Manali to Shimla is one of the ultimate challenges even for the experienced mountain bikers.

Lahaul and Spiti is the largest district in Himachal Pradesh with high mountains and narrow valleys bordered by Ladakh to the north, Tibet to the east, Kinnaur to the southeast and Kullu valley to the south.

This pioneering tour takes you through the most beautiful places of northern India - the former Kingdom of Spiti. Most people in Spiti are Buddhists. Colorful gompas dominate the villages and village life.

Its Guru Padmasambhava who arrived here in the beginning of 8th century and introduced and established Mahayana Tantric Buddhism at Gungri monastery by suppressing the evil forces that opposed Buddhism by his Tantric prowess and gained a position even higher than Buddha in Lamaism. Every village has its own monastery and lamas dominate the social and cultural life of the community. Our tour combines with visits to some of these monasteries along the route.

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Tour Details

  • Season:The best season for biking is late June – July through to mid – August.
  • Duration: 15 days/14 nights tour
  • Leadership: Local Leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 6 people
  • Cost: On Request

Tour Grade Strenuous

Tour Itinerary :

  • Day 1Arrival Delhi, Hotel.
  • Day 2Drive Delhi to Chandigargh and to Mandi, Hotel.
  • Day 3Drive Mandi to Manali, 125 km. drive, Hotel.
  • Day 4Bike Manali to Marhi, 35 km. Camp.
  • Day 5Bike Marhi to Dadar Pul, 42 km. Camp.
  • Day 6 Bike Dadar Pul to Takcha, 54 km. Camp.
  • Day 7Bike Takcha to Ki, 68 km. Camp.
  • Day 8Bike Ki to Komik, 35 km. Camp.
  • Day 9Bike Langcha to Tabo Monastery, 45 km. Camp.
  • Day 10Bike Tabo to Nako, 64 km. Camp.
  • Day 11Bike Nako to Jangi, 71 km. Camp.
  • Day 12Bike Jangi to Sangla, 62 km. Camp.
  • Day 13Bike Sangla to Shimla, 25 km. and drive 200 km. Hotel.
  • Day 14Drive Shimla to Delhi (Bus and Train)
  • Day 15Transfer to airport.