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India

I will soon be working with an Indian Travel Company to offer bike tours in this fascinating country.   Tours starting to appear on my home page now.

See sample itinerary below.....

MOTORBIKE SAFARI IN INDIAN HIMALAYAS


TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 – Arrive Delhi
On arrival in Delhi our representative at the airport will meet you and take you to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 – Delhi to Amritsar
Early morning departure transfer to New Delhi Train Station to board Shatabdi Express train to Amritsar. This train leaves at 0720 Hrs. and Arrives in Amritsar at 1305 Hrs. This train does not operate on Mondays. The ride on the train is very interesting as one gets to see colorful countryside of North India.

On arrival in Amritsar transfer to your hotel where you will be introduced to your motorbikes and rest of the afternoon you can practice riding your respective bikes.
In the evening visit the world famous Golden Temple.

Day 03 – Amritsar to Mcloedganj - appox 170 KM
After breakfast ride to Mcloedganj, the place for His Holiness The Dalai Lama. On arrival in Mcloedganj ride to your hotel.

Day 04 – In Mcloedganj
After breakfast visit the Monastery and the Palace of Dalai Lama and explore Mcloedganj town. O/n at the hotel in Mcloedganj.

Day 05 – Mcloedganj to Mandi
After breakfast ride to Mandi. On arrival in Mandi ride to your hotel and later visit the Old part of Mandi town, which is very interesting.

Day 06 – Mandi to Manali
A breathtaking ride today as you will enter the Kullu Valley today and the Valley is famous for it’s pristine beauty and is a fantastic ride for a motorbike rider.
On arrival in Manali ride to your hotel.



Day 07 – In Manali
Explore this beautiful town of Manali and Visit the Hadimba Temple, The Buddhist Monastery and The Mall Road and one can enjoy hot water sulphur springs at Vashisth.
Overnight at the hotel in Manali.

Day 08 – Manali to Jispa: 130 Kms : 7 Hrs by Road
Today is when we really start getting serious! On with the gloves and scarves for a dawn start, immediately climbing steeply up through the clouds - literally. As we reach the snowline the sun will begin to disperse the mists, revealing the most sensational views ever imagined. Endless valleys stretch out in every direction from the 3,978-metre Rohtang Jot, where we enter the remote world of the Lahaul Valley. Your head will be swiveling from side to side in amazement all the way to the tiny village of Jispa, our home for the night.

Day 09 – Jispa to Sarchu: 90 Kms: 5 to 6 Hrs by Road
Every turn into a new valley produces a breathtaking change of colour, texture, and formation. Enormously deep river canyons combine with wind, rain and ice to carve impossible sculptures out of rock and gravel. To paraphrase the English author Douglas Adams, one section resembles the remains of a hundred Gothic cathedrals collapsed on top of one another. Several times today we may find water gushing across the road from glacier melt, causing us to dismount if deep, pushing the bikes through with ignition turned off to prevent shorting out the spark plug. And yes, the water is cold. Our destination for today is a group of a dozen or so tents in a semi-permanent ‘town’ called Sarchu, which marks our entry into the state of J&K (Jammu & Kashmir).

Day 10 – Sarchu to Leh: 250 Kms: 6 to 8 Hrs by Road
Begin riding to Leh up the side of a rocky mountain along a flat, straight, lunar landscape plateau and climb to Taglang La, the second highest road in the world. Continue on to Leh, the Ladakhi capital and a stunning green oasis in this otherwise desolate area. On arrival, transfer and check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 – Leh
After breakfast, enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 – Leh
After breakfast, take a half-day excursion along the Indus Valley to the Thiksey monastery and Shey Palace, housing a huge Buddha and a collection of Tibetan wall hangings. Cross the river and ride back to Leh via Stok, where the Ladakhi royal family now reside. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 – Leh to Khardung La to Leh: 84 Kms: 4 Hrs by Road
Ride to Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world.
Return to Leh for overnight stay.

Day 14 – Leh to Delhi.
Morning departure transfer from your hotel to the Leh airport to board flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to your hotel.

Day 15- In Delhi
Today optional visit to Agra to see Taj Mahal by bus or train.

Day 15 – Leave Delhi
On time departure transfer to the international airport to board flight for onward destination.



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