Cycling in Himalayan Foothills

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  • This program goes over a week and gives and excellent experience of Cycling in the foothills of Himalaya, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. We start from Shimla, go to the interiors of green hills and then circle around to the lower hills.

    This is a full circumference of the lower hills of Himachal Pradesh, giving you the best of its cycling experience. You will be Cycling through some of the of the beaten paths, rough roads, smooth patches, forested roads, villages and some motor roads as well. Most of the Cycling in this trek remains in the foothills from 4000 to 11000 feet above mean sea level. That is why they forest in this region is more rich and dense.

    To be conducted : March – June and October – December
    Highest Altitude Reached : Jalori Pass La 3400 m
    Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days

    1. A Jeep runs parallel to the cyclists.
    2. A Guide / Cum Escort remains with the Group.
    3. We stop after every 15 – 20 kilometers for water break.
    4. A fully equipped first – Aid is a part of the kit.
    5. If you want you can bring your own bicycles and other equipment.
    6. Packed Lunch is provided to the Cyclists and we stop at some appropriate place to sit together and have lunch.



    Day 01

    Arrival Chandigarh and Drive to Shimla.
    Distance : 120 km.
    Driving Time : 4 hours.
    Arrive Chandigarh by Train / Flight. Met on arrival at Chandigarh and drive to Shimla.

    Shimla came into existence after the Gurkha British wars in 1816. From then till 1947 the British used it at a holiday resort and then as their Summer Capital. Completely developed by the British Officers Shimla takes you back to the bygone era as the town is a Victorian and post Victorian architecture. Large number of buildings built by the Imperial government remain scattered and the climate of the town has a clear resemblance to Europe.

    Day 02

    It is necessary to spend one more day here to get acclimatized to the hills. Also we shall have a test ride around the town.

    Shimla is a Walker’s paradise. Many people coming to Shimla regret if they miss it, so we keep here two nights for you so that you can walk through the Heritage Lanes of Shimla with your guide. There are beautiful Churches, A Viceregal Lodge now called Institute of Advanced Study, Army Heritage Museum, Annandale Ground, Gaiety theater and of course The Mall road – a busy street but meant only for the pedestrians.

    Day 03

    Shimla – Chindi
    Distance : 80 km.
    Overnight Stay : Hotel Mamleshwar (A Government Run Hotel)
    Today is the first day of the ride. We descend to Tatta Pani for 40 km, cross the mighty river Satluj and then continue hike up to Churaag. Chindi form Churaag is only 10 km on a flat road. Most of the road of today’s ride is tarred road but with almost no traffic.

    Chindi is a lovely spot surrounded by high rising Cedar forest. Arrive their by lunch time and relax. Afternoon drive to Pangna to visit its age old temple.

    Day 04

    Chindi – Jibhi
    Distance : 150 km.
    Overnight Stay : Fixed Camp / Guest House

    Today’s ride is on a village road. A blend of tarred and untarred bumpy road that tests your muscles. After we leave the main track we are on highway nearly before we entered Tirthan valley.

    Day 05

    Jibhi – Deha
    Distance : 160 km.
    Overnight Stay : Royal Family Home Stay.

    Initially a rough road that brings you to the river base before you start paddling up to the Narkanda pass – 9000 feet. From here it is all down hill till Sainj and then climb to Deha.

    The homestay here was built actually for the British Aristocrats who visited this place on their hunting expeditions. Now a descendant of the Royal family has converted it into a homestay.

    Day 06

    Overnight Stay : Royal Family Home Stay.
    Rest Day .


    Day 07

    Deha – Didag
    Distance : 160 km.
    Overnight Stay : Fixed Camp / Cottages.

    Cycling along the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand, through the dense forested road is a fun in itself. The road is a mix of tarred and dirt. A stopover at Haripudhar temple is a part of the travel.

    Our today’s stay is at a Cottages Resort where nicely built rooms are there with modern attached facilities.

    Day 08

    Didag – Kalka / Chandigarh
    Distance : 90 km / 130 km.
    Driving Time : 3 / 4 hours.
    Morning free to yourself. Afternoon drive to Kalka / Chandigarh to board train / flight to Delhi.

    Tour Ends

    We Provide

    1. Bicycle and Safety Gear.
    2. Camp – Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Mattresses.
    3. All Meals during the Cycling and Camping.
    4. English Speaking Guide.
    5. First-Aid Box
    6. Transport, if required.